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Old 04-05-2010, 02:20 AM   #961
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Attached another picture of my M05.
I cut a lot of plastic to get the speedo flat to the chassis and 40gr weight on the other side for the balance.

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I dont own that many dremel bits

I had a good look at the Mini before racing started and it was a piece of art. Pity we cant do it here in Australia
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:21 AM   #962
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Talking Pistol or Stick? (not in a life-or-death situation)

Hi Jilles (and everyone else). If Im not mistaken you do use stick radios, right? What model do you use? For a while Ive bee thinking to change radios,
from my current (3PKS), to 3VCS. The reason is that I think that I can be more accurate with the steering and throttle if I use stick radios. What are your opinions? Ive heard that a lot of rc`ers in Europe use stick radios. Ive also have thoughts about changing to the new Eurus, because the angled steering wheel, new throttle finger and better menu access compared to its predecessor, the Helios. Any opinions are much appreciated. Thanks a lot
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:50 AM   #963
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Set-up M05 of TITC
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:15 AM   #964
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Set-up of TITC 416X
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:32 AM   #965
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Jilles,

It was great meeting up with you at TITC but every1 seems to be too bz and it's ashamed that we didn't get the chance to have some beers.

Perhaps till next year's TITC then.

Congrats on the podium spot at LRP Masters and all the best at the Worlds!
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:54 AM   #966
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Hi jilles,

Saw you at RC Addict on Saturday afternoon, great to see your practice runs.Shame my friend was using the same frequency

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Old 04-05-2010, 07:29 AM   #967
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Craig,

My TC at TITC was not much modified. In practise I tested a new lipo chassis but the chassis was 2.0mm and just too soft. For saterday and sunday I went back to my regular 6cell chassis (2.25) and pretty much standard set-up.
To be honest I don't have a picture of my TITC TC car.
Maybe someone saw me testing with saddle pack configuration prior to the race, this was not so bad but Lipo on one side is still the best!

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The new 2.0mm lipo chassis.. Was it a Exotek?

I hear Marc R is testing that one also.
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:36 AM   #968
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Hi Jilles
I noticed that you run 40wt oil on your mini. May I know if you happen to measure the shock length on the mini as I believe 40wt shock oil without any shock limiters will send the car rolling at every corner.

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Old 04-05-2010, 03:07 PM   #969
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Hi Jilles,

A user told me to change servo saver in order to solve my steering problem but....

I decided to just put some anti wear grease on the inside of the outside spring of the tamiya servo saver and it seemed to solve the slop at least when i turn the steering with the TX and lock the wheel a bit it seemed a lot better!

Now I just need to test it!

What do You think Jilles!? How do You guys do it?

Thanks for the all the support!

All the best!

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Old 04-05-2010, 08:48 PM   #970
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Craig,
Yes, I did make the camberlink longer, it needs a little bit more fine tune.
On the end I ran standard long position.

Greg,
Thanks, I think I could have done it more nicely but then it takes a lot of time!
I did it with one dremel bit, it only cost me a few fingers!

tb214,
I use a KoPropo stick radio, Espritt 3 model. I started with a stick radio many years ago, so I don't know better to use a stick radio. I think it's your personal preference either you use stick or wheel. Rheinard and Hara use wheel, Masami and Spashett use stick, they all have more then one world title!

Jonest,
Sorry not to hang out with you guys at the TITC. For me the race was really intense and I had some issue to solve during the race. On the end I was also really dissapointed not being on the podium in TC! For sure next year I take it a little more relax and will make time for you guys. LRP masters was actually really good result, we had 5 Tamiya cars in the final and the gap with Ronald was small enough to challenge him. Also considering I didn't do any european carpet race this winter season.

Steve,
Thanks for your message! It's good to see newcomers to the sport. Next time if you need any help with setup, please feel free to ask.

Chris,
It was a prototype chassis made by Tamiya.
Some guys tested the exotek chassis at the LRP race but all went back to the standard 416X chassis.

Kelvin,
I ran 2mm shock limiter in the shock. But with this the car still have some uptravel. I tested thicker oil but then the car tends to roll even more fast.
The biggest "trick" at TITC was to use old tyres in the front and fresh in the rear. With new tyres all around my car traction rolled every corner.
The Subaru also helps to avoid tractionroll.

Luis,
Good idea. I never thought about that. I normally replace the rings ones every month, depends on how much you run ofcourse.

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Hi Jilles,

Thanks for taking the time to reply, I may need your advice on set up!
Will you be at RC Addict this weekend?
Hopefully see you there.

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Jilles,

Do you ever run so much droop that the springs come slightly unseated, or do your suspension always have some amount of preload on the springs?

Thanks: -Sean
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Thanks Jilles.

I think Ill try stick radios for a change and a challenge. It'll be like Day One TQS. mybe Ill see ya next year's TITC.
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Hi Jiles,
I read you and team tried out the Exotek option chassis without luck.
Can I recommend you guys trying the Smokem chassis instead. It's very similar in thickness and flex to kit but along with a simple clean but clever design, the resulting performance (I think) is brilliant. The left/right balance is spot on meaning overall increase in grip. My car has never been better and some others seem to have had good results too.
If you give it a try please tell us all what you find.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:58 AM   #975
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Hi Jilles,

How are you ?

What do you have to change on the setup on your car when the track is wet ?

Droop, camber, etc...

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