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Old 10-23-2009, 10:42 AM
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
I have a few questions:
  • When I change to a red shock spring, what gear ratio should I use? That would depend on if you are running a red shock with the red spring, if so, start with a 200mm rollout
  • If I run with a lighter weight shock oil, do I have to add lead weight to make up the difference?Actually you should look into the Hop Up option helium reservoir that piggybacks the shock, ive heard its worth 3 tenths a lap at Aliso
  • When I turn my steering wheel to the left, my car goes forward. When I turn it to the right, it does nothing. I'm trying go 170mph so any help would be appreciated. Try changing the alarm buzzer setting on your radio, this should correct the problem. To go 170, you will need the Limited Edition Dave Jun TRF " Night Rider" conversion kit with turbo boost, testing has shown it to be good for 200mph
  • I painted a body from the inside and put stickers on it but the finish is still dull. How do you get yours to be so shiny? A nice even coat of " I cant believe its not butter" will bring the finish up to better than concourse condition
  • If I use velcro to hold my battery in, what gear ratio should I use? velcro can work, but a nice worn out shoelace is about a half a second faster, make sure you do a nice cross lace pattern and u will get extra style points for leaving it untied.
    Hope this is helpful !!!

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Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
I have a few questions:
  • When I change to a red shock spring, what gear ratio should I use?
  • If I run with a lighter weight shock oil, do I have to add lead weight to make up the difference?
  • When I turn my steering wheel to the left, my car goes forward. When I turn it to the right, it does nothing. I'm trying go 170mph so any help would be appreciated.
  • I painted a body from the inside and put stickers on it but the finish is still dull. How do you get yours to be so shiny?
  • If I use velcro to hold my battery in, what gear ratio should I use?

Thanks in advance.
Shock spring makes no diffference to gear ratio

No you do not add lead weight, you find the shock oil that suits the way you drive on the track you are driving.

You have your speed controller receiver wire in the steering slot

Did you remove the proctective film from the outside of the shell?

How you hold in a battery make no difference to the gear ratio
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by NiMo View Post
Shock spring makes no diffference to gear ratio
No you do not add lead weight, you find the shock oil that suits the way you drive on the track you are driving.
You have your speed controller receiver wire in the steering slot
Did you remove the proctective film from the outside of the shell?
How you hold in a battery make no difference to the gear ratio
Therein lies the difference between American and British sarcasm.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe View Post
Therein lies the difference between American and British sarcasm.
I could have been sarcastic, but being a race director and a racer I am often trying to help out new racers.

And why the Ferrari Red shock spring? Surely the Brawn White spring is the winner?
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:51 AM
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I cannot beleive someone answered that
he has 2400+ posts since 2002...before answering...you would think he would have picked up some info along the way....he got ya good.Good one
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:53 AM
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as far as expo goes...I started high and changed in increments of 5% until i could drive it like my touring car push it hard but smooth
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:02 PM
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Can someone recommend the closest polycarbonate paint color for a Red Bull livery? (This is not a sarcastic question, but a real request BTW).
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:20 PM
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Can someone recommend the closest polycarbonate paint color for a Red Bull livery? (This is not a sarcastic question, but a real request BTW).
If you use the Tamiya Blue (PS) and get a nice even coat, then back it with black, it will probably get you real close to the color of the RB.
You could also try mixing Faskolor paints to try and get the right shade.
Add Fasblack to Fasblue in small increments until you get the right color
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
If you use the Tamiya Blue (PS) and get a nice even coat, then back it with black, it will probably get you real close to the color of the RB.
You could also try mixing Faskolor paints to try and get the right shade.
Add Fasblack to Fasblue in small increments until you get the right color
Thanks Shadow! Will give Tamiya Blue a try. I probably will leave the paint mixing to pros (such as yourself). If I don't like my results, I might commission you to do a Red Bull for me! You got the time?
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:28 PM
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Thanks Shadow! Will give Tamiya Blue a try. I probably will leave the paint mixing to pros (such as yourself). If I don't like my results, I might commission you to do a Red Bull for me! You got the time?
I have a few jobs in the que, but I will never turn anyone away. I have a virgin 104 bodyset still in the wrapper and a RedBull decal sheet. Just say the word.
I also have a number of decal sheets from DDrive
and I also have 3 2008 McLaren/Ferrari sheets on the way from DDrive
PM me if anyone is interested in anything
One of the McLaren sheets is already dedicated to a job so I have 2 available
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Can someone recommend the closest polycarbonate paint color for a Red Bull livery? (This is not a sarcastic question, but a real request BTW).
I use Tamiya's PS-39 Translucent Light Blue on all my Redbull cars. I literally use an entire can (sprayed in light coats of course ) and back it with bright silver. The blue isn't an exact redbull match...but it's pretty. I've seen deeper metallic blues and wonder how people get that? Maybe PS-38?
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Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
I use Tamiya's PS-39 Translucent Light Blue on all my Redbull cars. I literally use an entire can (sprayed in light coats of course ) and back it with bright silver. The blue isn't an exact redbull match...but it's pretty. I've seen deeper metallic blues and wonder how people get that? Maybe PS-38?
I use a few coats of Metallic blue, and then I back with black to get the dark metallic blue look... been working for me for a LONG time on my 5Zigen replica cars...

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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
I have a few jobs in the que, but I will never turn anyone away. I have a virgin 104 bodyset still in the wrapper and a RedBull decal sheet. Just say the word.
I also have a number of decal sheets from DDrive
and I also have 3 2008 McLaren/Ferrari sheets on the way from DDrive
PM me if anyone is interested in anything
One of the McLaren sheets is already dedicated to a job so I have 2 available
How much do you charge? ship oversea? PM mi back,

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Sweet, after all that, lets race!!!!!
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