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Old 09-19-2011, 06:05 PM   #3001
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What servo fit's perfectly in RC125.1?

Futaba? Hope so

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Futaba 9650, perfect fit.
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Futaba 9650, perfect fit.
Thanks this is such a great site

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Says it used with helicopter and airplanes...lol

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Clean R5.1, tire truer, 1S batteries etc for sale

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:52 PM   #3005
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Picking up an R5.1 this weekend, not doing the Li-Po conversion as I will only be racing stock...any build tips? I know there's usually something you won't know about the first time you build a kit...thanks in advance for the help...
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Picking up an R5.1 this weekend, not doing the Li-Po conversion as I will only be racing stock...any build tips? I know there's usually something you won't know about the first time you build a kit...thanks in advance for the help...
Who know's the inline might be faster for stock...lol

But when building a 12th I get some very light sandpaper and slightly sand the edges of the graphite so it's little smother besides that just make sure everything is functioning smoothly

I'm sure you'll do fine

And install stuff so the pod does not hang up on any wires besides that 12th are the simplest in compare to TC

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Old 09-19-2011, 08:15 PM   #3007
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Gratz on the new R5.

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Take your time building the shocks, follow the instructions and don't cross thread the caps.[GVIDEO][/GVIDEO]
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AreCee, didn't you race at UG and Harbor?

yeah I've heard the shocks cross thread easy...I know about polishing the kingpins and reaming the arms where the balls go in (although not too sure how to ream them properly) and I do own a "ball popper" and to set the pod free, set the servo flat for less "twitchy" handling...
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Hey I have a 12r5 and 10r5 and I was wondering if there is a way to do all the tweaking stuff without a tweakboard(camber/caster stuff and all) dont really have the money to spend on it so i was just wondering if there was a cheap way of doing it

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I got my setup board for less than 20 bucks...it's a roll cart topper from the container store.

http://www.containerstore.com/shop/e...000928&N=80348

Then just get a decent camber gauge, usually about 20 bucks...

for rear tweak, squish the suspension a couple of times and let return to neutral on its own. Then, put a quarter flat on top of each front wheel and pick up the very center of the front with the tip of an exact-o knife and see which quarter falls off first, and that will tell you which side spring to adjust...
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Hey I have a 12r5 and 10r5 and I was wondering if there is a way to do all the tweaking stuff without a tweakboard(camber/caster stuff and all) dont really have the money to spend on it so i was just wondering if there was a cheap way of doing it

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Any flat surface will do.
I've seen some of the worlds best drivers set everything up with nothing more than a straight edge for vertical & camber check, and callpers for toe and track measurements.

Caster settings on the R5 are simple, no special tools required.
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Hey I have a 12r5 and 10r5 and I was wondering if there is a way to do all the tweaking stuff without a tweakboard(camber/caster stuff and all) dont really have the money to spend on it so i was just wondering if there was a cheap way of doing it

Thanks for advice in advance
You can check tweek with an Xacto knife and two quarters. Set the car on a flat board put a quarter on top of each front wheel, place the blade in the little hole at the front of the chassis and lift. If both quarters fall at the same time there is no or very little tweek. If one quarter fall first adjust the side spring screw opposite the side the quarter fell off until they both fall off at the same time.
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AreCee, didn't you race at UG and Harbor?

yeah I've heard the shocks cross thread easy...I know about polishing the kingpins and reaming the arms where the balls go in (although not too sure how to ream them properly) and I do own a "ball popper" and to set the pod free, set the servo flat for less "twitchy" handling...
Yep, that was a couple years ago. I race mostly in Danville at Jtec Loft. Great bunch of racers and much better ambiance than UG.

BTW: flat is the only way to install the servo in a RC12R5.x.
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This will be my first season running 12th. Ill also be the only associated running. What spares should i get for my box?
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