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Old 07-22-2004, 05:42 AM   #901
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Todd- On the XXX-S with the steering bell-cranks theres so much slop. Is there a way to take that slop out? I've heard that getting the aluminum bell-cranks will take the slop out. Is that true? My local hobby shop has the Matt Francis R/C red aluminum bell-cranks will those work just as good as the speedtech r/c aluminun bell-cranks?
What parts would you recomend from Matt Francis R/C?

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Old 07-22-2004, 08:33 AM   #902
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TlRacer-Just replace the steel bushings and the bellcranks...that should tighten everything up. I never used the aluminum ones. I only run the MF front and rear pivots on my car.
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i replaced the the bushings with bearings. I also replaced the bell-cranks too.
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:50 AM   #904
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Does the Graphite Conversion Kit come with the current parts (G+ chassis, newer shock towers, off-set rear arms etc.)?

If so, dou you have the part#?

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Old 07-22-2004, 07:57 PM   #905
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stumper1-Sorry I past up your post. All current graphite conversion kits are packaged with the new chassis. So if you LHS has to order it then it will come with the new chassis, new shock tower and arms. All those parts were running changes in our molds.

TL-I am also talking about the shouldered bushings that the screws go through.
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I replaced all the bushing with ball bearings. every bearing u can put in the bellcranks instead of the bushings i put them in.
Well u already answered my question anyways.
thx.

What aluminum part would u recomend for the XXX-S. Should i get the low roll center aluminum pivot blocks? should i get the titanium turnbuckles what would you recomend to get. Between aluminum parts and titanium turnbuckles.

Thanks for all your help. and I'll see you at the Worlds in Florida.
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Todd,

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Old 07-26-2004, 10:54 AM   #908
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Default Brakes and the novice driver

When you are learning how to drive, should you just ignore using the trigger to engage brakes. I simply let off the throttle to make the car slow down to negotiate turns. Baiscally going through the twisty part of the track it is less throttle before the corner more throttle after the turn, up and down never going all the way off or going past zero on the trigger and engaging brakes.

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I find that either I have the throttle pulled all the way(on the straight aways or I move it back and forth in between 1/4 and 1/2 its full range. My controller has an exponetial function. Would it make sence to adjust that function to lower the actual amount of throttle I actually get for every moVe of the trigger, around the 0 point.

Do you have any advice in general about the seting up your transmitter, when you are just learning to drive. I have an Airtronics MX-3, and I have everything at the default/sero adjust point with the exception of Endpoint steering adjustment. I did limit how far the servo will move with wheel full over to right or left.
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Todd,

I've read through and see now what the change in the front hinge pin angles does. But what does changing the rear hinge pin angles do and why are they angled the opposite of the front. Thanks.

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Todd,

When do you fly into Toronto ? I'm guessing Jeff is picking you guys up. See you guys on the weekend.
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TL Racer-Ti turnbuckles should be your first investment.

imjonah-I would definitely try using brakes as you are learning to drive.

Brian-The are angled that way so we have rear traction.

Chris-I get there tomorrow night...cya on Saturday.
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Hi Todd
Hope you can help a fellow R/C racer i saw a while ago were you had talked about a differant type of thrust bearing you were using
can you please give me the name of the company and do they have the size for a TC3, or can someone tell me the size for the TC3
thanks for any and all help
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big o....mcmaster.com.... i dont have the size off hand, it is back a few pages on this thread though.....
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Hi Todd, a couple of questions when you have a chance. When is Losi going to start selling the shortened sedan version of the new white ball cups?

Also, I noticed in one of the mags that you were running the Mazda 6 at the Reedy race. How does it compare to the Alfa? Which one have you settled on now that you've used both?

Thanks again. As always, I really appreciate all the help.
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Todd (or Anyone):

Do you know the part number for the stub axle (CVD) alone for the XXX-S. I cannot seem to find it on any of the exploded diagrams without buying the main axle part as well.

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