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Old 02-08-2012, 06:15 AM
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Hey Mark,

Thanks for the notes from the "Birds". Yeah, I'm finding it difficult to go too far below 100 gf/mm too but I've been mainly racing with Sweep 32 spec tires on newer ozite carpet. Come to think of it I raced once with the Sweep OG tires at Timezone II raceway and going softer helped but the traction there is high so it makes sense. Hmmm..... Too many variables with different carpet, different tires, different traction compound. Yet I am still puzzled with Freddy's very soft settings on medium traction carpet. He beat Ronald with it... so I'm not disagreeing with it !

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The soft setup is the current thing. The faster cars at Snowbirds all seem to drive on their 'nose' a little bit. Guys are chasing after Yokomo springs to get that Volker-esqe setup.

The setup works well for the classes with more power. I thought the deadened front end was too soft for 17.5 class but felt more at home with boosted car.

Like most setups - there are a lot of variables. But the setup is in the ball park. The Snowbird tires were really inconsistent. You could have pulled 5 sets of tires and 2 sets would have felt the same.

It has been sunny here of late. Hopefully we can get started with our outdoor season early. Anxious to get some asphalt time with this car.

Good thing is there are many ways to get quick with this car.

Any car can win on any Sunday. This past weekend Xray was tops of the field. Mike Haynes looked strong in Expert and Stock while Hagberg checked out on the field in Mod.
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The soft setup is the current thing. The faster cars at Snowbirds all seem to drive on their 'nose' a little bit. Guys are chasing after Yokomo springs to get that Volker-esqe setup.

The setup works well for the classes with more power. I thought the deadened front end was too soft for 17.5 class but felt more at home with boosted car.

Like most setups - there are a lot of variables. But the setup is in the ball park. The Snowbird tires were really inconsistent. You could have pulled 5 sets of tires and 2 sets would have felt the same.

It has been sunny here of late. Hopefully we can get started with our outdoor season early. Anxious to get some asphalt time with this car.

Good thing is there are many ways to get quick with this car.

Any car can win on any Sunday. This past weekend Xray was tops of the field. Mike Haynes looked strong in Expert and Stock while Hagberg checked out on the field in Mod.
Do u know what happened to Naoto?
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Do u know what happened to Naoto?
He Blew out in every class he ran

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Do u know what happened to Naoto?
The missed it when it happened. He got shufffled out early in the first corner and then dropped out. The video is on the Snowbirdsnationals.com website. I think it is Video4.

It has been a while since I have seen someone check out like that in the mod main. Hagberg had the total package.
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The missed it when it happened. He got shufffled out early in the first corner and then dropped out. The video is on the Snowbirdsnationals.com website. I think it is Video4.

It has been a while since I have seen someone check out like that in the mod main. Hagberg had the total package.
He led the first 3 laps and coming down the straight away he was too wide, tapped the outside board and it looked like he jerked the wheel to straighten the car up and rolled it off the sweeper...I caught his car. That dropped him to third. About 5 laps later he drove her in to deep and ripped the left side of his car off in the sweeper. I caught that one too as I was marshaling there

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He led the first 3 laps and coming down the straight away he was too wide, tapped the outside board and it looked like he jerked the wheel to straighten the car up and rolled it off the sweeper...I caught his car. That dropped him to third. About 5 laps later he drove her in to deep and ripped the left side of his car off in the sweeper. I caught that one too as I was marshaling there

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Good job protecting the crowd!

Did most of your guys run the same setups?
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Good job protecting the crowd!

Did most of your guys run the same setups?
Most were similar. Haynes ran a completely off the wall setup on his car and I applied part of it to my car for the main and deff was better for me. He had super stiff front springs versus all the rest of us running super soft. It deff worked for him though! Hagberg had a little different setup as well with a super narrow rear and really soft all around. Paul is always different than anyone else. Dave Johnson was really close to stock setup with his car other than some shock angles.

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Most were similar. Haynes ran a completely off the wall setup on his car and I applied part of it to my car for the main and deff was better for me. He had super stiff front springs versus all the rest of us running super soft. It deff worked for him though! Hagberg had a little different setup as well with a super narrow rear and really soft all around. Paul is always different than anyone else. Dave Johnson was really close to stock setup with his car other than some shock angles.

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Best example of how you can go fast different ways. I looked at Haynes car and was surprised how stiff the car was. It did work. Front was stiff and back was bit softer with a loose top deck. I think arguably he is one of the top carpet guys in the US and a great setup guy. There are a lot 'wheels' in RC but Haynes manages to prove that half of the execution is the setup. Will have to use some of that thinking in the A700. We need a better flow of that type of thinking with this car state-side or it is going to be short run.

Good run btw. Your stuff looked strong the entire week.
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Best example of how you can go fast different ways. I looked at Haynes car and was surprised how stiff the car was. It did work. Front was stiff and back was bit softer with a loose top deck. I think arguably he is one of the top carpet guys in the US and a great setup guy. There are a lot 'wheels' in RC but Haynes manages to prove that half of the execution is the setup. Will have to use some of that thinking in the A700. We need a better flow of that type of thinking with this car state-side or it is going to be short run.

Good run btw. Your stuff looked strong the entire week.
Yes I agree that Haynes is not only a great driver but also awesome with setup stuff. This is the 3rd different car he has won a race with in 3 years (Losi, HB and now Xray). He is deff good with setup stuff!

Maybe as Awesomatix grows they will see the need for drivers in other places and it will find its place here. I watched most of your qualifiers and it looked like you were getting the car better every run. The rip the car has is insane!

Thanks! Just found something that worked a little to late.

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Dawson and EA...you guys are soo nice
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Dawson and EA...you guys are soo nice
But you stink at TQ'ing your drive to the office!
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But you stink at TQ'ing your drive to the office!
LOL.

Dawson...You got a ticket for Poland yet? Poznan is where you fly into (POZ code).

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Hi guys!

My order is on its way! Great news!

I have some small questions for you...

I'm going to run my first race on A700 in some weeks... We race on a non-permanent track that's mounted for the race. The key point is that the grip is very very low...

Could please you indicate me some key elements I have to work on to get grip with the A700 (full setup will be ideal, but I can't find any low-grip setup anywhere)?

For comparison, I used to run a TCX with Exotek Flex-chassis, with 1.5mm rollcenter, 45WT suspension, HPI pink and blue springs and ball-diff last race, but the grip was not terrible... Very hard to put my card where I want, in the direction I want... Problem mainly coming from the Absolute 32 tires with red Muchmore sauce...

Maybe Freddy, you could help me on this?

By the way thank you very much for any informations you will be able to give...
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LOL.

Dawson...You got a ticket for Poland yet? Poznan is where you fly into (POZ code).

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Seriously, I got a green light from my wife. Just need to make sure I don't have other commitments in April. Won't know that for another two weeks.

I have a couple bing searches going for plane tickets.
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Seriously, I got a green light from my wife. Just need to make sure I don't have other commitments in April. Won't know that for another two weeks.

I have a couple bing searches going for plane tickets.
You have my number, i'd like to be part of Dawson shuttle services for the weekend, you buy, i fly
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