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Old 01-29-2007, 10:16 AM   #17311
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:23 AM   #17312
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Chaz , I didnt crash all weekend!
Barriers jumped out at me and idiots drove me into them!
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:53 PM   #17313
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Many many thanks for all your help today at Carpetwars...I am truely grateful for the time you spent today helping me set up the 415. Now I just have to improve my driving - not such an easy task I think!!!!

Hopefully I will have completed the 'to-do' list by the next time we meet!!!

Cheers guys and thanks again

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No worries mate always a pleasure. I'm gonna have a bit more work next week end, I'm taking care of Ian's (race director) car. Should make up for the extra time between heats so i won't get too bored!
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:06 PM   #17314
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hi ed and fab

how did the weekends racing go?

what size spur gears do you both run on the msx mre etc
and what pitch
ive got some 48dp pinions here sizes 22/23/25/27/30

or do you recommend going 64dp?

and what spur gears are of the best quailty that fit?


also which batteries should i go for gp3700.ib4200.gp4300.lipo??????
thanks again chaps
Qualified 3rd (3rd time in a row !) and finished 2nd. Should put me up to 4th in the championship now

I use 64p. The main reason is that going up/down one tooth isn't as much of a difference, so better to find the sweet spot. Before the MRE with the higher centre shaft, I had a set of 100 --> 106 spurs, and pinions from 27 to 45. Now with the MRE height I can go up to 112T so I have 110, 111 and 112T spurs. I prefer the bigger spurs for the same reason I prefer 64dp over 48dp...

cells, if you're only going club racing and your club allows lipo, then i'd buy the 3800 Lipo from Orion/Peak. It fits the car a lot better than the 4200 and you can buy just one and top it up between races, rather than buying 3+ packs of NiMH...

However these won't be allowed at any official meeting (indoors series or BRCA/BTCC/STCC/TORC), so if you plan on racing outside your club, then you'll have to go for NiMH. Then there's the choice of cells. If you want a good preforming cell that is also very strong and will take abuse, then the GP3700 is the cell to go for. Forget the GP4300 no one uses it.

For the best performance the IB4200 is the cell of choice, BUT it's very sensitive to maintenance and won't last as long. It's not unusual to have a cell dying in a pack after a few runs, I just had one going burst after sitting unused for 4 weeks while I was away at X-Mas.

In the end it depends on what you want, but my suggestion is that unless you will be able to race a perfect line all the time, without crashing, then there is no point in going for the IBs. As soon as you crashed, you lost all the advantage the IB gave you...
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:08 PM   #17315
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Out of all the TRF415 variants, which one do you guys like the most?
Asphalt MSX
Carpet STD 415 (or my MSX with short LW susp, HPI hubs, 4mm chassis, tech racing top deck, etc...)
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:31 PM   #17316
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hi fab
sounds like your putting your car to good use!!
well driven!!

thanks for the tips on the batteries and spurs.thinking of going with the lipo orion 3200,not to sure though if my novak millenium pro will charge them.and ive lost the manual? if not what chargers should i be looking at?
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:58 PM   #17317
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sounds like your putting your car to good use!!
well driven!!

thanks for the tips on the batteries and spurs.thinking of going with the lipo orion 3200,not to sure though if my novak millenium pro will charge them.and ive lost the manual? if not what chargers should i be looking at?
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Nope you need a new charger for Lipo. I'd recommend the Avionics from Orion, quite cheap and good quality.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:03 PM   #17318
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Hi Guy's
Does anyone know what servo saver Mark reinhard user's. Also does anyone please have a setup sheet of marks car that he won the title with , that the MRE model was inspired off. My friend has a MRE and want's to set it up for carpet the same set up as Mark Reinhards car to put on the shelf as a display car.
Any help would be great.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:46 PM   #17319
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Does anyone know what servo saver Mark reinhard user's. Also does anyone please have a setup sheet of marks car that he won the title with , that the MRE model was inspired off. My friend has a MRE and want's to set it up for carpet the same set up as Mark Reinhards car to put on the shelf as a display car.
Any help would be great.
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no servo saver...

And he doesn't use the MRE for carpet. Also he didn't win a title with the MRE, only the MS.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:53 PM   #17320
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no servo saver...

And he doesn't use the MRE for carpet. Also he didn't win a title with the MRE, only the MS.

I think he did use the MRE on carpet for the ICC in Vegas 2005 & 2006?

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Old 01-29-2007, 09:15 PM   #17321
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Well Done Fab,Great driving.
Also I say on behalf of every one here that we are all really greatful for all the help that you Ed,Stien, Fabien,Troy and all you other GREAT guy's out there that help other's with the Question's.
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I think he did use the MRE on carpet for the ICC in Vegas 2005 & 2006?

http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/ln...Marc%20IIC.pdf
I'm pretty sure he used an original 415 (3mm chassis plate, std suspension) in the rubber class, and an MSX with a 4mm chassis plate @ the 2005 IIC.

Not sure what he ran this year, but at the recent DHI Cup (Rubber/Carpet), it looks like he ran an original 415 again... had the std suspension on the car.

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Old 01-30-2007, 03:56 AM   #17323
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hi ed how did you get on with the evo5??

will this be ok up front with the evo arms 53928

Tamiya 42mm Lightweight Rear Swing Shafts #53502

i know they are rear ones but they are of course light weight

yes they will bend but they arent exspensive

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To be honest.. I'm just getting depressed with racing at the moment. Driving like a numpty, and can't seem to get any luck when I do drive ok. Been like it for a few events now, and it's just bloody hard to get any motivation. Simply just not enjoying it.

Evo5 was fine though, first time I've hardly touched it all day. Just a small changes to the front roll centre (which I actually changed back later in the day) was all I did. It was bloody fast down the straight too. Ended up spending most of my time between rounds sorting out a XXX I recently brought.

I haven't got a clue what class or car I'm going to run this weekend at the two day... and I really can't be bothered to think about it the moment, which says something.

Anyway, in answer to your question, yup thoose swing shafts will be fine... your right, you'll probably have to be careful if they bend, but they should suit a narrowed down front end with the short arms best.

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Old 01-30-2007, 05:17 AM   #17325
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ed its hard sometimes when your running against the grain.
but stick at it im sure lady luck will popup and shine on you again

on a good note myside ive found a track that only 20mins away instead of the 1 hr 20 mins i used to travel and the track is much bigger.i cant wait to get going but im still needing servo,esc.lipo.and avionics charger.
servo futaba s9550 or ko 2413ics
team orion lipo 3200 carbon(will it fit ok) the 4800 is huge!!! overkill on 19t???
esc ???? still looking at my options.waiting on the lrp tc just in case brushless taskes of here in the 19t



is there any of the uk lads offering a magnet zapping service???
ive got a can that could do with a zap!
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