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Old 02-22-2013, 12:29 AM   #1966
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Hi Jilles,
I got a 417 the chassis broke at the rear screw sus mount. then i got a 417x chasis 2.5mm. agin my 417x chassis broke at the same place ......
do you advice i should just get the v5 lower deck USD85 n Servo mount USD30. or stick to the x chassis.

If get the v5 chassis should i also go up grade with upper deck USD20, Front damper USD13.20 Rear damper stay USD15.40....would it be worth it?
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:39 AM   #1967
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sir what esc and motor you are using for open modified class? or what do you recomend?
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:12 AM   #1968
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Hi Jilles,
May i have some photos of your car in TITC 2013?
It looks like a special 417......
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:07 PM   #1969
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Thanks Jilles for a great thread.
I love hearing your insight into RC racing.

Now I've heard that that Orion program box is a re-labeled Hobbywing box.
If this is true can I use a HB program box to program an Orion R10 Pro esc.

If anyone can answer this it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:32 PM   #1970
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Hi Jilles

Finally I bought a R10 pro to use i my modified TC. Have been looking on the setups on Orion homepage , and for modified I have noticed that you use the stock firmware , but what one of the 2 stock firmware? Have been looking back many pages , but cant find it mentioned anywhere. Have just switched from LRP flow to the R10 pro , big difference , much smoother speedo.

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:40 AM   #1971
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Finally I bought a R10 pro to use i my modified TC. Have been looking on the setups on Orion homepage , and for modified I have noticed that you use the stock firmware , but what one of the 2 stock firmware? Have been looking back many pages , but cant find it mentioned anywhere. Have just switched from LRP flow to the R10 pro , big difference , much smoother speedo.

Thanks for your time to answer my question.

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Old 03-29-2013, 04:26 AM   #1972
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Hi Guys,

Please help!

I have just bought a new 417V5 my dad has also just bought one, the new Double Cardan shafts which are supplied with the kit, see pretty awful to be frank the clips that are designed to hold the pins in, are too weak and ping off far too easily. The older design of the drive shafs without the double joint, were much better as the clips were thicker metal and stayed in place.

So my question is what do you people do with these drive shafts as they are fairly unusable the way they are?

Thank you very much Chris
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:26 AM   #1973
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Hi Guys,

Please help!

I have just bought a new 417V5 my dad has also just bought one, the new Double Cardan shafts which are supplied with the kit, see pretty awful to be frank the clips that are designed to hold the pins in, are too weak and ping off far too easily. The older design of the drive shafs without the double joint, were much better as the clips were thicker metal and stayed in place.

So my question is what do you people do with these drive shafts as they are fairly unusable the way they are?

Thank you very much Chris
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:33 AM   #1974
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Honestly I do not have any problems with the double cardan clips at all. I'm confused why you are having problems with them. I even have the same Tamiya DCJs on the front of both of my 417x cars and neither of them give me any problems racing each week.

Are the clips rubbing inside the steering knuckles popping them off?
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Hi All,

I have a 13.5T VST Pro. There are 9 timing marks, but what amount of timing is each mark and where is zero?

Where should I start my timing?

Hope someone can help.
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Jilles,

Do you ever run a center or front one way? I personally run on compound soaked carpet and I am running the smokem chassis on a 417x.

What reccomendation do you sugguest on a very high traction medium sized track?
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:46 AM   #1978
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The best way for me so far:
- Take the big gear and sand it down till 3.57mm, standard is 3.65mm
- sand down the small gear just till they are smooth
- Use 0.1mm shim on both sides on the outside between the outdrive and gearbox
- use 0.3mm shim under the big gear.

This should give a smooth gear with long life!


Hi JG

Looks like I may well have a new TRF V5 by next Wednesday , my order has just arrived!

I was wondering on how to go about the diff build. I have been reading this forum thread and build guides on petitrc by kentech. Is the V5 diff the same internally as the 417x and if so should i follow your instructions above? If not, what do you recommend for building a strong, reliable and long-lasting diff?

The other question in my mind is regarding the suspension mount setups for the front and rear. The kit comes with separate front and 1 piece rear. I will be starting off running indoor medium-high grip tracks. Will this be okay as I have heard some say to use 1 piece front and separate back for more flex?

Many thanks for any help you can provide on this.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:15 PM   #1979
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Jilles Groskamp,

I just want to say THANK YOU for sharing your experience and the wealth of knowledge that you have given us all. Anyone who has been in this hobby for a time knows that understanding the basic concept of these little cars can really bring out the aesthetic appreciation and the meaning to the enjoyment of this hobby.

A great THANK YOU again for taking your important time to educate us. I hope that you continue to be with us and give us guidance.

May the Creator of the Heavens and Earth bless you and keep you and may he shine His countenance upon you.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:50 AM   #1980
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hello jilles
do you use the new orion 8000mah lipo
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