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Old 12-19-2003, 10:54 AM   #166
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HAven't seen it. Got a link?
Just looked but they must have discontinued it- not on their site any more
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Old 12-19-2003, 04:55 PM   #167
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LOL! got the car built and the quality looks good. Except for the motor mount which is flimpsy and after a few screw and unscrews, I'm sure it'll strip easily.

The only problem I'm facing right now it the servo horn. Funny how the instruction manual shows an actual size of the servo which I believe is the Hitec 81MG but they did no include any servo horns for the hitec. Just the KO and Futaba ones.

Also, what servo are you guys using? I'm using the Hitec 81MG and was planning to mod it with the HPI servo saver but accidentally snapped and broke off the one and only servo horn. I'm also having a hard time with the Hitec 81MG centering.

Can someone post a pick of your servo and mod? a closeup would be nice. Thanks.

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Old 12-19-2003, 05:47 PM   #168
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according to Tech support at Hitec the HS-81MG is not intended for, nor is it recommended for RC cars, even micros.

In the tech's words, the servo gear rests directly on the potentiometer, which is not strong enough to handle the vibration and imparct of RC car use.

They recommend the HS-85MG which is about the same size, slightly slower, but has a ball bearing and a heavy duty potentiometer.

I was going to order an HS-85MG for my Xray...but I may end up just going with a Futaba 3101...I really am leaning towards metal gears since there is no servo saver, but the only servo I've seen that is the right size and has metal gears is the Hitec...

With Christmas upon us, mail order will take forever, so I don't know just when I'll have my Xray out for its maiden voyage
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Old 12-19-2003, 06:31 PM   #169
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Funny how the instruction manual shows an actual size of the servo which I believe is the Hitec 81MG but they did no include any servo horns for the hitec. Just the KO and Futaba ones.
Dan try fighting the Futaba one on and see if it works. I don't plan on running a swervo saver hehe.
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Old 12-19-2003, 08:05 PM   #170
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LOL! got the car built and the quality looks good. Except for the motor mount which is flimpsy and after a few screw and unscrews, I'm sure it'll strip easily.

The only problem I'm facing right now it the servo horn. Funny how the instruction manual shows an actual size of the servo which I believe is the Hitec 81MG but they did no include any servo horns for the hitec. Just the KO and Futaba ones.

Also, what servo are you guys using? I'm using the Hitec 81MG and was planning to mod it with the HPI servo saver but accidentally snapped and broke off the one and only servo horn. I'm also having a hard time with the Hitec 81MG centering.

Can someone post a pick of your servo and mod? a closeup would be nice. Thanks.

Dan
Dan, you need to hook us up with some kicking Fukuyama 2/3A cells.
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Old 12-20-2003, 06:13 AM   #171
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Dan, you need to hook us up with some kicking Fukuyama 2/3A cells.
Hey whats ups man! Its J Smith from yourmicro.com forums. Arn't you the guy the painted my dodge stratus body? Remember it had that hara pro 3 design? Where you been man? Still painting?
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Old 12-21-2003, 07:12 PM   #172
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How do you guys like the M18 so far? What would you guys improve upon the car as it is?
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Old 12-21-2003, 07:24 PM   #173
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Hey whats ups man! Its J Smith from yourmicro.com forums. Arn't you the guy the painted my dodge stratus body? Remember it had that hara pro 3 design? Where you been man? Still painting?
That's me. I've been painting off and on (more off). Sold off my Micro's to get back into 1/10th scale touring again.

I'm still painting my F360 body for the M18 and waiting on a servo and cells. Just haven't gotten to the shop to get them.

First thing I'm going to replace is that cheezy flexible chassis. That was the only let down on the car so far.

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Old 12-21-2003, 07:52 PM   #174
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whats up guys I just ordered an xray m18 on the net. what electronics should I put in it? I want a digital servo, receiver (novak xxl? is this ok?), esc, motor and I want to assemble my own battery pack. Any suggestions on brand and something thats not too pricey. Also whats the most popular body would you suggest? many thnx
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whats up guys I just ordered an xray m18 on the net. what electronics should I put in it? I want a digital servo, receiver (novak xxl? is this ok?), esc, motor and I want to assemble my own battery pack. Any suggestions on brand and something thats not too pricey. Also whats the most popular body would you suggest? many thnx
I am running mine on:

5 cells
Elite motor
Hitec servo
Orion Micro ESC

The car is fast enough only but not much fun. You should run it with 6 cells, I saw one and it olvertook me like I was standing still. I think with 6 cells you can really feel that you can experience the handling of the car as you can take it to the edge.
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Old 12-22-2003, 03:02 AM   #176
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The M18 is gonna be the next craze I am sure.

The only problem with the car is that the rear of the car wobbles when its slowing down to a very slow pace. I thought it was the way I contructed the car or the gluing of the tires. I saw another car with the same problem and the owner is a real stickler for detail. Anyone else noticed this?

Another problem is that the car does not track straight on a smooth surface, it tends to stray badly, as if it were glitching. That is eveident at times on the track ... I tried to rebuild the car but the problem persists. Any one with any comment? Thanks!!!
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Old 12-22-2003, 03:04 AM   #177
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LOL! got the car built and the quality looks good. Except for the motor mount which is flimpsy and after a few screw and unscrews, I'm sure it'll strip easily.

The only problem I'm facing right now it the servo horn. Funny how the instruction manual shows an actual size of the servo which I believe is the Hitec 81MG but they did no include any servo horns for the hitec. Just the KO and Futaba ones.

Also, what servo are you guys using? I'm using the Hitec 81MG and was planning to mod it with the HPI servo saver but accidentally snapped and broke off the one and only servo horn. I'm also having a hard time with the Hitec 81MG centering.

Can someone post a pick of your servo and mod? a closeup would be nice. Thanks.

Dan
Sorry dude but I am running on the 81MG and the horn fits properly! Sheeeesh ... I better go check my car, maybe it does not fit and I pushed it in tight!!!

Sigh ... only now do I find out that the 81MG is not suitable. Oh well ...
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Yeah, the HS81 is the turd of all Hitec servos. I've never had a good Hitec servo of any variety but the 81 is the worst. I've heard people trying the 85 with some luck but here's what I'm going to try.

JRPSDS368 - http://horizon.hobbyshopnow.com/prod...Prod=JRPSDS368

I haven't ordered it yet but I'll get it to work somehow.

I'd like to try the Futaba 9650
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDTB4&P=0

I think I could mount it with the horizontal mounting ears. I'm going to get my local shop to order both and see which works better.
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The M18 is gonna be the next craze I am sure.

The only problem with the car is that the rear of the car wobbles when its slowing down to a very slow pace. I thought it was the way I contructed the car or the gluing of the tires. I saw another car with the same problem and the owner is a real stickler for detail. Anyone else noticed this?

Another problem is that the car does not track straight on a smooth surface, it tends to stray badly, as if it were glitching. That is eveident at times on the track ... I tried to rebuild the car but the problem persists. Any one with any comment? Thanks!!!
That's because there is too much toe-in in the rear. I think the stock setup is 4 degrees out of the box.
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That's because there is too much toe-in in the rear. I think the stock setup is 4 degrees out of the box.
We suspected that as the problem but was not sure, I mean why have 4 degrees for something this small? Oh well ... I hope they will get the options out soon!
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