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Old 10-02-2008, 10:45 PM
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Hey, when you guys double stuff your tires, do you need to cut down the foam insert as well? I did mine tonight, and found there was no way to fit the foam in there with the TC insert without chopping a bit off of it.

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Old 10-02-2008, 10:55 PM
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Were do you guys mount your amb transponders??
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:09 PM
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:17 PM
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I only double stuffed Tamiya 60D's. I used a Sorex C firm insert complete against the tyre and then used a Tamiya firm foam insert. It takes a bit of practice to get it to sit right.

There is an article on the http://www.rc-mini.net/ concerning this process.

Dan,

Hate to diappoint you, but you will most probably white wash us all next weekend at the state titles.

Speed secrets be smooth and consistant.

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I have my Transponder mounted on the side of the rear chassis facing out, just behind the battery mount, opposite side to the motor.

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Yup, I've read that article many times over. One interesting thing is that they make mention that you'll have a flatter tire. Mine actually bulged a little more.

Odd.

I'll run it this weekend and see how it goes.

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Originally Posted by danjoy25
Pity you guys won't be running this week. I can't wait to do battle with you guys next weekend to see all your speed secrets, specially you Caltek1

You should come visit on Sunday so you can all see first hand what my speed secrets are when I apply it to Mad Mackern and co.
That sounds like a challenge Dan. Are you going to walk away with concourse as well. Long time since I saw any output from your trusty airbrush.
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Dan,

Are you up to the challenge??? I didn't even know you painted.

Jeff,

Did you get some good practice last night for sunday? I thin Jeff will win the concourse.

Ashley,

I haven't heard of that brand of tyre, so I can't help you. However, I run old style Rides 3030 front and Pits rear on my Mini. I also use Pits front and rear at certain tracks. I am still to try the new Rides.

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I did abit of painting but Jeffs the man now. Im playing mind games with him as Im so jealous of his 416. I want one of them Im so excited to be back racing.
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Dan,

Good to see you back. Good luck tomorrow at TAC.

Sent you a PM.

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Just a head's up to anyone else who might make the same mistake I made with my Mini.

I wanted to get some slop out of the hubs, so I've been using single, very thin, teflon shims on the axles, before they're inserted through the bearings. This has worked very well until now.

I noticed that there was a teeny bit more I could tune out, so I thought that maybe 2 very thing teflon shims would do the trick. It seemed alright at first, but once the car ran, and everything settled into a groove, the front hubs were almost completely jammed up. Bearings got a little messed up, too.

Don't know why, but it happened.

As for the other slop in the suspension. Don't bother trying to tune it out. I did for quite a while, and discovered that it can actually hinder your car's performance. I'm running what I would have thought was a sloppy suspension now, and the car handles very well by comparison.

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And... I've lost count of the amount of times I've told people not to bother doing things like that to 'take out the slop'

Invariably they agree and then go off and do it anyway. Then sheepishly admit 2 weeks later.. "Hey, you were right!"

Let the thing flop about, it doesn't make any difference.
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What other springs besides the Tamiya short spring set are being used with good results on the mini's?

Brands, types and rates would be nice to get a good impression on the possibilities.
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