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Old 02-13-2010, 10:35 PM   #211
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But why would I want my spool to slip?
Less damage in an "EPIC FAIL" type situation
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:34 AM   #212
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Less damage in an "EPIC FAIL" type situation
I would think that for it to offer any real protection it would have to be too loose to really work effectively as a spool
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:45 AM   #213
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no, the slipper spool really works. of course, if too tight it never slips and too loose it slips while running, but you can find a compromise.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:49 AM   #214
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This sure is a nice looking design. I would consider this chassis , when my current one is a bit too tired.
My concern would be durability of the plastics, as my club track is tight and indoors.
Most people run Xray for their inherent strength and resilience .
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:15 PM   #215
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This sure is a nice looking design. I would consider this chassis , when my current one is a bit too tired.
My concern would be durability of the plastics, as my club track is tight and indoors.
Most people run Xray for their inherent strength and resilience .
I've had no problems with the plastic. In nasty collisions with immovable objects the "traxxas" ball joints distort. Those ball joints are inexpensive, readily available, and easy to replace.
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I've had no problems with the plastic. In nasty collisions with immovable objects the "traxxas" ball joints distort. Those ball joints are inexpensive, readily available, and easy to replace.
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I would think that for it to offer any real protection it would have to be too loose to really work effectively as a spool
The TC5 slipper spool does give on big crashes. Compared to a solid spool, you break more stuff with the solid spool. The slipper still has the thrust bearings and diff balls in there so it can move, but only in a bad situation.
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The TC5 slipper spool does give on big crashes. Compared to a solid spool, you break more stuff with the solid spool. The slipper still has the thrust bearings and diff balls in there so it can move, but only in a bad situation.
Mmmm guess I haven't hit anything that hard yet
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So how many 'moths are out there racing now ?

Where are you racing and in which class?? How it the car performing ?
Comments, ideas, tips ?
Considering this as my next chassis......
Laydown or upright shocks ?
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:10 AM   #220
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So how many 'moths are out there racing now ?

Where are you racing and in which class?? How it the car performing ?
Comments, ideas, tips ?
Considering this as my next chassis......
Laydown or upright shocks ?
There's a least 2 here in Australia...

Its a VERY good performing car... it requires very little fiddling once built and setup to get on the pace... that's my experience so far...I was racing pretty regularly up until feb this year but dropped off a bit due to commitments... I've raced it in both 17.5 and 10.5 and its been simply brilliant in both, showing up Mi4's and XRay's at my "local" club...

Its not quite as straightforward to setup as most mainstream cars... but once setup its very fast and stable... it can take fairly decent knocks and still hold its setup very well... is a very well built tough car

Tips - there are a few... My main ones are don't rely on the kit thread-lock, use Tamyia TRF shocks (as they don't come supplied with shocks), you'll need a very small servo saver to fit and buy a spool kit straight up.

Go for the laydown IMO... its a bit more fiddly with setup but just seems to work..

Get in contact with Steve @ www.budgetrcracer.com.au... He is the Australian Importer and his prices and support are excellent
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I'm so close to shelling out for this car,rolling the dice,so to speak.
It's really down to this and an Asian chassis for me now. Both are fairly unproven over here.
The other make, was even more expensive again.
If I dont sell my current Xray, i'll just use its shocks ,as they are the adjustable type.

I'm really torn on this decision,with people telling me to buy something else instead.
One part of me want s to believe the hype and advertising paraphernalia ,
the other part is urging me to go off the beaten track .

Anyone else ?
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:48 PM   #222
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Hi guys, I want to thank all of our customers and followers for your support! Just a few notes on whats new; we are now carrying the small servo savers that work well in the LCG sedan and all our kits come with shocks. Another change in our manufacturing; we are now doing in house injection molding allowing us to do direct quality controll and immediate design updates. We initially had a couple complaints about our early cast resins but have heard nothing but compliments on our injection molding. We have offered this before with no takers but we are still offering a free upgrade on some of the plastics to our customers. The list of updated parts includes: center and diff pulleys, center shaft mounts, rear hubs & body mounts. If you are running one of the early cars and would like to upgrade just shoot us an email. We are comitted to the continued satisfaction of our customers. Thanks.

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Its good to hear you guys are still 100% behind this car... I totally love mine and intend to keep racing it...

I will say that on the bumpier tracks I am encountering here in Australia I've decided to run the upper deck all the time... and your Australian distributor is awesome to deal with
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I'm thinking about gettin' a Tigermoth. Does anybody know how the laydown shock car handles with rubber tires? The club I race at runs 17.5 with rubber tires. Any input would be greatly appreciated.




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I'm thinking about gettin' a Tigermoth. Does anybody know how the laydown shock car handles with rubber tires? The club I race at runs 17.5 with rubber tires. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I run one with 17.5 and rubber tires with lay-down shocks and it handles very well... its easily as fast as anything currently on the market... the out of the box setup works very well but needs a little tweaking if running on a bumpy track... I also run the spool option as it makes a good difference to the handling
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