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Old 04-22-2009, 09:54 PM   #436
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:53 AM   #437
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roborat:

there was the discussion of how many screws you have to remove / how long it will take to change spurgear

the center layshaft can be taken out in maybe 30 seconds ... so not to much work really

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will do testing with 3 teammembers in both stock (9.5/5cell) and modified (xT/5cell)
one did one run yesterday on his hometrack and he said he never had a car feel this good in the very first run

so I'm pretty confident it'll be good
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:05 AM   #438
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Martin, we need to teach you how to use the close up mode on your camera to get clearer photos.
Question, what effect does moving the steering links to the outer holes on the steering hub result in (just lazy to test)?
And when you measure droop, are you measuring from bench level to the centre - top - bottom of the outer pin?

Yokomo are having a closer look at photos of my car, and I believe the main problem lies in the top deck drilling, I have ordered a new one to check it out further.
After another test run on a large out door track, I am very impressed with the cars performance. So much so, I have to wonder how we made the older BD go so well.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:10 AM   #439
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ok here is what I do:

after the run clean the car (don't want it to look ugly *g*)

then put it on a glas plate (I do use a glas pitboard)
make sure it's totally flat

then put it on hudy blocks (as I use the fine hudy gauges with the 2/10 steps)
then I measure droop with the gauge (usually 6.0front / 5.2 rear)

then I put on the tires I am going to use in the next run, check rideheight (5.0/5.2 usually)
measure the spring collars to make sure they are equal left and right

then lift the car up in the center
first front, then rear
check if the front/rear tires lift off at exactly the same time
if so, the tire-load is equal on the opposite side of the car

if not, I make sure the shocktowers are straight

then I check camber with a cheap rpm gauge (note: setup systems are not correct!)
rotate the tire by 1/3 of a turn and measure 3 times per tire to make sure camber is correct

then measure front toe-out with a calliper
I usually use 0.2 - 0.3 mm depending on how aggressive I want the car to be

if you done that

you are ready to hit the track again with a perfectly set car
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:15 AM   #440
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what I forgot

the wishbones are 7mm thick where the outer hingepin is

which means the center of the hingepin is 3.5mm above the droop value I set

6.0 droop -> 9.5mm pinheight

5.2 droop -> 8.7 pinheight

BTW I had to use my iPhone for taking the pictures as my digicam is broken atm

so no better pics possible *g*

hope you at least can see the most important stuff
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Martin: oh, i see ... thought it used special spur gears or somthing since there was also talk about using other brands. anyway, thats good to hear. all the info is great, even on how you set your car. trying to get as much info as i can while figuring out how to get my hands on one of these. not available yet locally unfortunately.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:49 AM   #442
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I use regular Xenon spurs as they are easiest to get for me

then I use a body reamer to drill 2 holes into the spur
I will do a "how-to" when I arrive at my teammate's

Will leave home in about 45 minutes and am just to get ready ...

pics will follow this afternoon

got to help him and another friend/teammate to build their Bd5s

then we will go to a very good track "nearby" (which means 260km from my home *lol*) and practice sat/sun

I will keep you all updated
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:00 AM   #443
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Here you go

The track was rather flowing with 2 tight hairpins, so cornerspeed and steering was the key thing for quick laptimes.

The car felt very good, tires wore very little even in hot conditions (40+C tracktemp, 27C airtemp)

more info later on my blog
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:23 AM   #444
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Hey all: Doen't know if this has been asked already or not,but some have said that the new yokomo BD-5 is a tamiya trf 416 clone. Can someone clear this up and what the differances are? Finally does yokomo have any usa team drivers? Thanks
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what makes the car drive aka the suspension is totally different ...

it may looksimilar but definately is not
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Hello martin,

What is CDF tyre additive
Did you try the LTC-R?

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Old 04-28-2009, 12:48 PM   #448
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CFD is a addative I mixed my own.
I already used it at the german outdoor nats last year. It seems to work pretty well in the heat.

I have not tried the LTC-R and I am not sure if I will anytime soon ...
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upper deck not fit some BL Motor .
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I don't really know which motor would not fit ...
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