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Old 08-28-2009, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by dfiantii
Its an upgrade for me since right now I have 3 cars with a transmitter that can only control two. I will hold out though. I will wait and see if I want the R or the S. Right now I am ok swapping between the three cars.


yeah then in your case it is an upgrade....

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Old 08-29-2009, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by hound_dogs_01
no DSM has a shorter antenna than a DSM2 reciever.... that is NOT a DSM2 reciever dfiantii


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the receiver shown in the ebay link is a dsm receiver which has an extra short antenna, like 4" or so. i copied a setup from the BMI db10 instructions, run the antenna thru some heat shrink tubing over a piece a lexan servotaped to the receiver (hockey stick shaped)

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Old 08-31-2009, 02:04 PM
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rccartips, that's just the one, very tight indeed
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:41 PM
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I've been following this thread for awhile, and finally get a pic to put up. I don't have any crimpers to shorten the wires so I just tuck them away as neat as possible.

Heres my Leading Edge Hangman, gonna be a 13.5/single cell car, but for now its running 7 sec. breakout class. I still gotta mount in the battery and change the tamiya plug to Deans.

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Old 09-02-2009, 08:41 AM
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A few pages back there was an S400 with aluminum body posts. They were silver and I happen to like them. I want to know if anyone knows who makes them and if they will fit work on a Cyclone my main concern is the rear ones. Thanks
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:29 PM
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Yes, those are original batch RP30s. Have a couple sets left, but won't use them till my club has another points series.
I didn't quite get the blue as close as I would like, but its good enough.
The car IS balanced left to right with the PPD plates. Currently I'm about 10grams under depending on body/paint used.
BTW there is a personal transponder in there....but its hidden in the bumper.



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Old 09-02-2009, 07:27 PM
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ok tell it..I did alot of work on my 5 and it doesnt look like that..spill it..whats the 411?
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:40 PM
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Servo wire is between servo post and huge 3pks RX. I dremeled a slot in the servo post for the wire to get past. Transponder is in the bumper. You can't see it, even from the bottom. The transponder wire is secured by shrink tubing CA'd to the chassis, same with the RX wire. The rest is just shortening the wires as necessary.

I didn't use any servo crimps. All wires are soldered to the servo connector pins, then flattened with frustration.

...And yes I am anal enough to remove the Novak orange ring. It's 4 grams on the heavy side!!! ;-)
Changing to the BLS551 from the BLS451 saved 12 grams.

I do feel there's too much weight in the back when I drive, therefore I will be going bigger on the spur and pinion to move the motor forward next time out.

All carbon fiber is sanded via the CRC method, with the added step of using electric blue faskolor paint before CA'ing. Didn't color the top deck, I thought it was too much.

My soldering to the motor can be cleaner, but I need a bigger chisel tip (which I have) but the gun doesn't fit it....ugh.

The bumper DOES NOT RUB...until I crash. I have a touch more removal to do. It is the Parma hard cut-to-fit bumper. Its cut to fill all the area of the MazdaSpeed6 that is now mounted. The body does not fold under high speed, and takes less damage when tagged by the so-called-experts at my club. Orrin (Shopkeeper, 10th at the Reedy Race due to peeps hacking him) showed me that trick.

Losi ballcups are used, but wear fast. This helps with ballstud removal. TOP steel spool is used which is 6 grams heavier, but only $4 more, and lasts MUCH longer.

Trinity (IP) bullet connectors are used, as it is a solid piece, unlike most others which are 2 piece. Less resistance woot!
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:30 AM
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What belt is that when i owned a tc5 i tought the belt was black
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Originally Posted by sudhar93
What belt is that when i owned a tc5 i tought the belt was black
many use the Team Bomber belt ( which is white) for the yokomo BD, it is actuall a hair longer too which frees up the drive train a little .
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is that white belt still on the market ? what website or sites sell it?
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Originally Posted by rezenclowd3
Yes, those are original batch RP30s. Have a couple sets left, but won't use them till my club has another points series.
I didn't quite get the blue as close as I would like, but its good enough.
The car IS balanced left to right with the PPD plates. Currently I'm about 10grams under depending on body/paint used.
BTW there is a personal transponder in there....but its hidden in the bumper.
NICE job! The blue highlights on the chassis are very original!

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rezenclowd3
Yes, those are original batch RP30s. Have a couple sets left, but won't use them till my club has another points series.
I didn't quite get the blue as close as I would like, but its good enough.
The car IS balanced left to right with the PPD plates. Currently I'm about 10grams under depending on body/paint used.
BTW there is a personal transponder in there....but its hidden in the bumper.
Man, that's beautiful, great work.

On the Novak, they make a black center ring if you decide the weight is worth it. Also, you can probably take a sharpie/paint pen to the orange under the solder tabs to make it blend in better. If someone questions it for tech, just pull the back off and you can plainly see it was the orange ring.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:12 AM
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Nice work, Gordie. That is fantastic.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:36 AM
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