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Old 12-10-2005, 09:33 PM   #11686
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Hi guys, I have a brand new Protoform Alfa body pre-cut and mounted for the TRF415 on eBay now. It's custom painted by Frank with fantastic details:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=6021827387

Sorry to post here but I want to let you all know as it has mounting holes for the 415. If you have any questions, please post them here:

http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=93424

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Old 12-10-2005, 11:21 PM   #11687
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hey guys just bought a 415 and need to know a few things about them.
Any parts prone to breakage?
How often do I have to replace belts?
Is it safe to run brushless in stock form and how quick do you think it will go with a Novak ss+ 8.5?
What type of gearing everyone is running?
Do they make a plastic bit to go over the top of the battery to hold it in place rather than Velcro?
Any hopups recommended?

And just give me your opinion on the chassis

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Old 12-11-2005, 03:41 AM   #11688
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If anyone's after the limited edition stick pack conversion set (49341) for the 415, PM me and make me a reasonable offer - I have one boxed and brand new which I've never used.
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Old 12-11-2005, 09:47 AM   #11689
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for those of us living in japan....TAMTAM has them in stock. just arrived yesterday. check the sticker price, then devide by the daily yen rate for proper US dollar price. todays rate is 120¥per 1$

for those of you in the US wanting a kit, let me know...im not looking to make any profit
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Old 12-11-2005, 09:49 AM   #11690
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just want to show you a pic of my special part for the batteries. Sorry for my bad english...

the second pic shows how I cool my motors before a race The motor cools down to -2 degree Celsius and it has realy good power - not only for 3-4 minutes
that cooler looks like it would work well around a can of beer!
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:31 AM   #11691
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for those of us living in japan....TAMTAM has them in stock. just arrived yesterday. check the sticker price, then devide by the daily yen rate for proper US dollar price. todays rate is 120¥per 1$

for those of you in the US wanting a kit, let me know...im not looking to make any profit
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Old 12-11-2005, 01:03 PM   #11692
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Guys I should be getting my MSX today or tomorrow and was just wondering if there is a standard base-line setup for the shocks that everyone runs...

ie: what piston and oil does everyone use MOST of the time...

(EDIT: forgot... running rubber tyres on ashpalt tracks)

I'm assuming that the car doesn't come with shock oil or it's that crappy yellow stuff?

Besides from sealing the carbon fibre bits, any other building tips from those of you who already have theirs?

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Old 12-11-2005, 03:04 PM   #11693
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Here is a suggestion:

try 40wt with 3 holes all round
Yellow springs and yellow Roll bars front and rear

It s quite a decent setup.

good luck
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Thanks!

My MSX arrived today. Currently about half built.

I have to say that I am mega-impressed with the quality and fit of the parts. My previous tourer was an Mi2 and it doesn't come remotely close to matching the MSX.

It took me an hour before I could put down all the wonderful blue bits and actually start building it

Better get back to it.....
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:22 AM   #11695
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that cooler looks like it would work well around a can of beer!
you are right I built one for my beer, too. The problem was: The beer was too cold!
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anybody know where I can download a copy of the MS manual I tried searching but came up with nothing.
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anybody know where I can download a copy of the MS manual I tried searching but came up with nothing.
here you go, from tamiya USA website
http://www.tamiyausa.com/pdf/manuals/49349ml.pdf
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Does the MSX come with a center oneway or direct pulley?
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It comes with the centre one-way.
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:43 AM   #11700
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It would appear that the 4mm chassis is only going to be avalible for US racers as it's only sold via Tamiya USA web shop and this was the reply from them

> This item is only available exclusively for sale at TAMIYAUSA.COM
> Tamiya America, Inc. is chartered to assist customer's in the US only and
> unfortunately can not sell or ship outside the U.S. For a list of the
> Tamiya

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