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Old 08-03-2004, 09:33 PM   #1561
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Jeff - I like the 2123. It's the 7.2v fet servo. Either that or the new 2343....

John - I increase droop and spring tension slightly on the left rear to generate more pressure on the left rear tire - this compensates for the torque steer....

C Verano - Make sure to keep the set screws turned in just enough to take the slop or rocking motion out of the 2-speed shoes....

striker - It just has an extra hole for adjustment and I believe the holes are a little lower to allow more room to lower the body down for the roof height on carpet....

Kenneth - I use the Turbo 35 GFX. I've never tried the 3 phase charging....

Rob - I check EVERYTHING. Either that or ship it as it makes it much easier - just cardboard boxes but you can put your carrier bag in the box and ship it. I do use my Kyosho and Xray bags to fly but make sure to throw in a Car Action or Xtreme to show the people inspecting what the heck all this stuff is for. I know the airports are really wierd about battery packs so it's a toss up to ship them or take the risk of carrying them on....
Wow. I never thought of that. Why is the system worried about battery packs now?

Oh man, I could just picture your team packs getting taken away. That would be TERRIBLE!

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Old 08-03-2004, 09:37 PM   #1562
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Thanks, Josh. I'm going to take my battery case to the airport this week and show the TSA Agents what I'm trying to take with me, and see what they say. The airline's website (I'm flying on Southwest) says NiMH's and NiCD's are okay, but it's really up to the discretion of the TSA Agents, as they'll be the ones inspecting that stuff anyway.

THe thing I dread most is getting to the Tamiya track and realizing that I'm missing some of my crap because of either a.) someone pocketed somthing out of my bag while inspecting it or b.) they've deemed something "against the rules" and have confiscated it.

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Old 08-04-2004, 02:35 AM   #1563
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losi rob - when i flew to vegas i brought all my rc gear and had problems with batteries cause it was kinda "questionable". what i did was i brought a car action magazine with me and pointed out that those batts were used on rc cars which i would be needing for a race.

one other thing!! i recommend that you handcarry your batts. if you checkin your batts with your luggage they will place it in the baggage compartment of the plane where it gets really cold. i think its cold enough to destroy your batts.

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Old 08-04-2004, 08:18 AM   #1564
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Hey Josh, Do the new ackerman extension pieces effect bump steer ? What do you do to fix it ?
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Old 08-04-2004, 08:43 AM   #1565
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On the plane I usually check in my batteries coz its relatively safer. Usually travelling with batteries, it should have no charge in it for safety precautions.
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Old 08-04-2004, 09:19 AM   #1566
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Let me know how it all works out Rob. Me and Brian are trying to figure out how to get our stuff to the birds.
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:25 AM   #1567
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David- I just flew to the Nats in Portland and had no issues at all. I checked in my Losi Bag and had my batts in my suitcase. Both were checked in and not carry ons...had no problems. My carry on I took my radio, car and bodies. Had the mag with me but was never questioned about it. I had many worries about the flying part...but it was really a non-factor.

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Old 08-04-2004, 10:29 AM   #1568
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I got stopped three times to and from the Snowbirds. Shoes-off, bags emptied-the whole shebang!! I must look like trouble!!! The guy at one stop was explaining to the other guard what the radio was for so hed seen them before it seems.
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:54 PM   #1569
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Dang Ray, your nickname sound be random bag check lol


I hate flying, havn't done it since I was like 15. But that drive would be a killer. I would like to ship my stuff in my Losi bag but it doesn't lock. Who makes a good two zipper bag that I can put one of those little locks on?
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:57 PM   #1570
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I don't think it will do any good. I just went up north and they asked me when I checked my luggage if they were unlocked in case they needed to search it.
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Old 08-04-2004, 08:22 PM   #1571
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jag88 - It effects the bump steer only slightly. I normally use a 2mm shim under the ball stud if I run it in the standard position so for me it's the same...
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Old 08-04-2004, 08:31 PM   #1572
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Josh, what servo do you use for your 190mm car?

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Cool-deal-was gonna ask that question tonight.
I finally took off the extension pieces to see how that feels.


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jag88 - It effects the bump steer only slightly. I normally use a 2mm shim under the ball stud if I run it in the standard position so for me it's the same...
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josh - i have been experimenting with the air gap in tires and i just want to validatge my findings. what diffrences have you noticed when you rin tires that are "full" when compared to tires that have "air gap" in terms of handling, tire lifespan, and tire temp. thanks!!
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Old 08-05-2004, 08:44 AM   #1575
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JCB - KO 2123-Fet servo....

striker - I'm not a rubber tire expert and since the last few years have been hand out I really don't test with tires a lot anymore. If I remember from back then... Full tires usually had more traction and were better for fast laps until they over heated and became undriveable... more air gap was easier to drive and more consistant...
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