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Old 05-09-2010, 02:49 AM   #1081
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Jilles,

Having pit with Tamiya guys like Marc & Viktor, how do you feel Team Orion motors fare against Speed Passion motors.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:21 AM   #1082
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Dag Gilles.

Do U run a F104? If so, tell us aaaaaall about it! Pics, tricks, ect,...
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:44 PM   #1083
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Jilles,
I want to thank you for all the help you have given to us on this thread. You have made my experience racing my 416we alot of fun.
Thank You.
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Wayne - I think they have some Thailand Electric Championship somewhere in July. They also organise sometimes wednesday night clubracing at Addict.

Tjello - I never use oil or grease in the bearing. Normally it has enough oil by itself when it's new.

SpidarX - When I travel with my equipment I always take my car and radio in my hand luggage. I never bring Lipo in my hand luggage just in the normal baggage. Most of the time I bring a magazine about RC so the people of the airport now what kind of equipment it is.

M3dreamin2008 - I always run swaybars but also because I normally run at tracks with good traction. I know if you take out the front rollbar you will get some more steering on tight small tracks but on highspeed tracks it normally takes away cornerspeed. Just give it a try.

Gerd - I haven't tested at the MACH track yet with the Xenon tyres.
But Worlds 2008 set-up always works!

Ronaldo-1234 - Normally I use Tamiya springs on carpet and HB springs on asphalt. HB spring are little more aggressive, therefor better for asphalt and Tamiya springs are more smooth, therefor better for carpet.

CraigM - I recommend to try wider front. Use 1mm wheelspacer, 4mm ackermann shim will help.

SW20 - At TITC I used 700W without rebound and without any other shims or foams.

Ronaldo - 1234 - Honestly there is not much differents between motors. I like the Orion because it's extreem short and the feeling is very smooth. As power and runtime is no issue anymore you can make your car as fast as you want. The speedo makes the differents. I'm really happy with my Nosram, because it's very small and light so I can make my car perfect balanced.

Barry - I did some F104 racing at the time I was in Thailand. I did made some small modifications. I put 70 gr weight on the rear diffuser to get more traction. I liked the standard kit t-bar. I also made my car a little wider just to make it a little more stable. But at TITC I didn't compete with F1 but I must say some guys from Japan were very fast with the F1.

Joey - Thanks!

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Hey Jilles,

I have run a lot of foam tire, but not a lot of rubber, and was wondering why would you use a harder or softer tire insert. Is it more for feel, or for track temp, or something else? Or is it just a fine tuning adjustment?
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hey Jilles,

im using a speed passion v3.0 4 turn with a lrp sxx tc spec esc and lately the C wire some how un-solders itself from the plug that sits in the motor causing a complete loss of power, my soldering is fine but it seems to only happen to the same wire, the motor runs at 60-70degrees so i am puzzled at why this is happening, another driver believes its a faulty esc, just wanna know what you think before i buy anything....

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AZ416,
You need to replace the diff ring ones in a while. You can't keep them sanding all the time. I recommend using ceramic ball, this is a small investment but you can use them almost forever!

Andrew,
If I make a big crash I normally first untight the topdeck and tight it again and check the tweak of the chassis. If the car still feels not the same as before you should check things like bulkheads and most of the time a suspension block is bend. I normally have two cars but I practise only with one car. Before a race starts I normally check all parts, rebuild my car, make one or two runs and keep the car till the race starts.

Kevin,
We have tried the double joint axles before during the worlds practise in 2008.
We actually didn't like it at that track as the car didn't slowdown to much in the corner and caused more understeer then regular axles.
They are also a lot weaker and can brake more easily.
I'm sure for some tracks or conditions it might be better.
Not sure if Tamiya will make these axles as the result is minimum.

Andy63,
Good question. Yes, I play a lot with TH/Curve and ST/Curve.
Mostly ST/Curve, this makes the car a lot less nervous when going to -20 for example. With modified I use - on the TH/Curve, mostly -10 or -15.
In stock you can use + TH/Curve to gain a little more punch.
This is very important to test for yourself the different in feeling.
It even can help you car from making donuts to actually going around the track smooth and easy.

Colt1402,
At the TITC I used a geardiff with cleaning gum inside the diff. This makes almost a spool effect. If you seal the diff good enough with some glue, you can use the diff for a very long time without rebuilding it.

Enrico,
I don't have the exact serial numbers of the springs. But I quess if you look for HPI springs you will find them easily.

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hi jilles, i want to try the gear diff in my mo5. can you tell me where i can get the cleaning gum you mentioned. thanx for all the help
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hi jilles, i want to try the gear diff in my mo5. can you tell me where i can get the cleaning gum you mentioned. thanx for all the help
Serpent used to sell it, but now being sold by Xceed. Most online shops will have it.
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Hi jilles

I'm looking for a set up for low traction outdoor track could you post a set up that would be a good starting point for the 416x.thanks
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Wayne - I think they have some Thailand Electric Championship somewhere in July. They also organise sometimes wednesday night clubracing at Addict.

Tjello - I never use oil or grease in the bearing. Normally it has enough oil by itself when it's new.

SpidarX - When I travel with my equipment I always take my car and radio in my hand luggage. I never bring Lipo in my hand luggage just in the normal baggage. Most of the time I bring a magazine about RC so the people of the airport now what kind of equipment it is.

M3dreamin2008 - I always run swaybars but also because I normally run at tracks with good traction. I know if you take out the front rollbar you will get some more steering on tight small tracks but on highspeed tracks it normally takes away cornerspeed. Just give it a try.

Gerd - I haven't tested at the MACH track yet with the Xenon tyres.
But Worlds 2008 set-up always works!

Ronaldo-1234 - Normally I use Tamiya springs on carpet and HB springs on asphalt. HB spring are little more aggressive, therefor better for asphalt and Tamiya springs are more smooth, therefor better for carpet.

CraigM - I recommend to try wider front. Use 1mm wheelspacer, 4mm ackermann shim will help.

SW20 - At TITC I used 700W without rebound and without any other shims or foams.

Ronaldo - 1234 - Honestly there is not much differents between motors. I like the Orion because it's extreem short and the feeling is very smooth. As power and runtime is no issue anymore you can make your car as fast as you want. The speedo makes the differents. I'm really happy with my Nosram, because it's very small and light so I can make my car perfect balanced.

Barry - I did some F104 racing at the time I was in Thailand. I did made some small modifications. I put 70 gr weight on the rear diffuser to get more traction. I liked the standard kit t-bar. I also made my car a little wider just to make it a little more stable. But at TITC I didn't compete with F1 but I must say some guys from Japan were very fast with the F1.

Joey - Thanks!

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Thanks for the response Jilles. i will try them at my next race.
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Hi Folks,

I've just acquired a s/h 416WE and I'm having real trouble setting it up. The car has loads of steering and oversteers everywhere!

Could somebody please give me a basic setup to start with which reduces the steering and oversteer? Or give me some tips on how to calm the car down?

If I can't work this out I may have to give up and buy an Xray!

Please help!

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Hi Folks,

I've just acquired a s/h 416WE and I'm having real trouble setting it up. The car has loads of steering and oversteers everywhere!

Could somebody please give me a basic setup to start with which reduces the steering and oversteer? Or give me some tips on how to calm the car down?

If I can't work this out I may have to give up and buy an Xray!

Please help!

Thanks, Frank
Well, no car is going to magically set itself up.

It'd help to know your current set up.
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Hi Folks,

I've just acquired a s/h 416WE and I'm having real trouble setting it up. The car has loads of steering and oversteers everywhere!

Could somebody please give me a basic setup to start with which reduces the steering and oversteer? Or give me some tips on how to calm the car down?

If I can't work this out I may have to give up and buy an Xray!

Please help!

Thanks, Frank
Hey Frankgw,
You Can start with Jilles basic rubber set up it is very easy to drive and that setup and a few other setups for different track conditions can be found on this thread or on the tamiya trf website. This car is better than the xray and parts are cheaper. I sudjest jusy like the other guy said we can help if you tell us how you have the car setup allready including tires, body, and track conditions.
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Looks like Jilles has a bit of work to do at ETS. From the sound of it he is more than on the pace through the infield but suffering a lack of straight line pace on account of the SP/GM runners using turbo style stock software - pretty crazy considering they are running 4-5 turn motors! Good luck Jilles, cant wait to see the setup
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