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Old 03-11-2005, 08:12 PM
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So Todd you stood up the boss, shame, shame
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:56 PM
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Default Losi Team-Spektrum

I asked this question in the Spektrum forum,,,but I figured I ask the Team guy himself..

Why do alot of the Losi Team JRXS pics show the cars with LRP or regular receivers installed in them...I noticed pics of Kinwalds car in a magazine with an antenna sticking out and a antenna raised on his M8,,,and then the recently posted pics of Matts car in the JRXS forum with a LRP receiver.

After reading all of the praises from the worlds about them and seeing them in action at the ROAR region 12's, as a consumer,,this doesn't lend alot of confidence...Is there a problem with them that has caused the Losi Team not to run them?
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:50 PM
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Scott-yea...he has to go the dirty work once in a while

blownaway-Some of us experienced some problems with a lag issue with the Spektrum. However this problem has been fixed and many of the team is using the Spektrum now. I know Amezcua, Robbers and Truhe to name a few.
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:59 PM
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Hey todd whats up where is my JRXS
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Old 03-12-2005, 01:29 AM
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Thanks for your reply,,it's much appreciated.

Good Luck at the race
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:33 AM
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The dirty work?

He was wheel'n the car pretty damn good for a guy that claims he is rusty. Looks as if the new design on the upper deck made the car that much better.
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Old 03-14-2005, 02:58 PM
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Hi,
If you use internal spacers to limit the shock length for droop adjustment and screw the ball link for fine adjustment how and where do you hold the shaft to do this? Or can this be only done when the shock is being built/apart?
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Hold the shock shaft with a side cutters at the top of the threads. Try not to scratch the smooth part of the shaft or you will have oil leaks and can tear the o-rings.
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:51 PM
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Is there a prefered way to wire and ESC with three posts.
Posts are labeled Battery neg -
Motor neg -
B/M pos -

The first two are obvious but the third one, I was thinking I do not necessarily want to solder two wires on that so do I use some kind of Y.

I use Deans for my Batterys and Motors(I know I am supposed to solder direct)
Assume I do not want to put a Schottkey diode on each motor, where is the best place to put it in the circuit.

Believe it or not the ESC did not come with a detailed wiring diagram.
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Originally posted by imjonah
Is there a prefered way to wire and ESC with three posts.
Posts are labeled Battery neg -
Motor neg -
B/M pos -

The first two are obvious but the third one, I was thinking I do not necessarily want to solder two wires on that so do I use some kind of Y.

I use Deans for my Batterys and Motors(I know I am supposed to solder direct)
Assume I do not want to put a Schottkey diode on each motor, where is the best place to put it in the circuit.

Believe it or not the ESC did not come with a detailed wiring diagram.
imjonah,

The "B/M pos" designation stands for Battery pos and Motor pos. You can make a "y" connection anywhere that makes sense to minimize wire length from the post to those two locations on the car. On certain car configurations, the use of two wires from that post can be a fairly clean wiring setup.

There are "y" connections and "t" connections. I prefer using "y" connections where the two wires are side-by-side as oppose to being in a "t". It is easy to point the wires of a "y" connection in the right directions to the three connections and then cover with shrinkwrap.

I believe I read elsewhere that the the Schottkey diode is supposed to be soldered as close to the motor as possible.

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Old 03-15-2005, 07:36 PM
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Thanks, pretty much what I guessed.
I have gotten so much better at soldering, I still hate it with a passion.

I hate using heat around fragile electronics. I have never seen a solder connection that I really trust no matter who did it and how clean it looks. You can lift the car up by a wire, swing it around your head to prove how strong it is and still there is no guarantee that in the last two laps of your most important race it will not mysteiously come loose.
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Originally posted by imjonah
I have gotten so much better at soldering, I still hate it with a passion.
What kind of soldering iron or gun are you using?
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Yeah but when you use connectors they are soldered and use plastic to hold the 2 soldered parts together. Wouldnt you want to cut out the middle man and just straight solder
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Old 03-20-2005, 05:35 PM
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Default deans vs direct

According to Deans the difference betwen plugs and direct is like
is tiny tiny.

I am tempted to buy a dozen dean connectors and wire them in series and then measure difference between that and straight wire.

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I saw a neat little wiring trick for these 3 post ESC.
Instead of making a Y or a T wire connection, the removed a bit of insulation in the middle of the wire and soldered that to the post then they ran on end to motor and one to battery.
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Default deans vs direct

According to Deans the difference betwen plugs and direct is like
is tiny tiny.

I am tempted to buy a dozen dean connectors and wire them in series and then measure difference between that and straight wire.

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I saw a neat little wiring trick for these 3 post ESC.
Instead of making a Y or a T wire connection, the removed a bit of insulation in the middle of the wire and soldered that to the post then they ran on end to motor and one to battery.
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