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Old 09-14-2009, 11:26 AM   #31
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Frank or anyone else:

whats the smallest spur you can run on the Gen X in 48 pitch size as well as 64 pitch?

Anyone here running 48 pitch pinions? If so, what spur and pinion sizes are you using for 17.5 running on 4 cell Nimh or 1S Lipo equivalent?
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Does the pod look weak or is it me ?

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it's not you. even with the older open-X pod (which is slightly more robust than the latest edition), if you hit someting hard enough, the inertia of the motor's weight will twist the right side aluminum pod plate. That piece of aluminum has tough solo duty carrying the whole weight of the motor without much help or support from the rest of the pod assembly. In a really hard impact, something's gotta give and it's the motor side pod plate. On a 4bolt type design, the motor plate get's supported by the other pod members. So it's more up to the task of absorbing heavy impacts without distortion. With this new super light and super access pod, it's a tradeoff.....minimum weight and maximum motor access vs ultimate durability. Thankfully the motor side pod plates are cheap and really easy to change. I suggest carrying a spare. So long as you don't slam anybody really hard, the new pod is a great one. But if you do have a really hard hit....it's a good idea to sight the back of the motor vs the axle and the bottom of the motor vs the bottom graphite. If either margin is visibly not parallel, then the crash twisted the motor plate and you'll need a new one. Having said all that, I absolutely love my GenX which has been upgraded to GenXL specs.
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Nice looking car. I may start racing 12th scale again this winter. So I'm looking at different cars right now. What's the clearance behind the servo to the antenna? Basically, what's the max footprint of an esc that will fit behind the servo? I'm asking because I will not be running Tekin or SPX (but I know those fit). Thanks for any input.
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it's not you. even with the older open-X pod (which is slightly more robust than the latest edition), if you hit someting hard enough, the inertia of the motor's weight will twist the right side aluminum pod plate. That piece of aluminum has tough solo duty carrying the whole weight of the motor without much help or support from the rest of the pod assembly. In a really hard impact, something's gotta give and it's the motor side pod plate. On a 4bolt type design, the motor plate get's supported by the other pod members. So it's more up to the task of absorbing heavy impacts without distortion. With this new super light and super access pod, it's a tradeoff.....minimum weight and maximum motor access vs ultimate durability. Thankfully the motor side pod plates are cheap and really easy to change. I suggest carrying a spare. So long as you don't slam anybody really hard, the new pod is a great one. But if you do have a really hard hit....it's a good idea to sight the back of the motor vs the axle and the bottom of the motor vs the bottom graphite. If either margin is visibly not parallel, then the crash twisted the motor plate and you'll need a new one. Having said all that, I absolutely love my GenX which has been upgraded to GenXL specs.
Lets not get too carried away here. The Open-X pod is by far "weak". Compared to the old style full pods, yes, I suppose it is weaker. But I can say without hesitation, that the Open-X pod can take a beating without needing replaced. When I crash, I crash hard, and I have never bent a pod plate on my GenX and it is the same one that came new with the car the day CRC released the first GenX cars....

Now, with that said, I am sure someone can bend the pod plate, just like someone can break the chassis, or break/bend a rear axle...
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Lets not get too carried away here. The Open-X pod is by far "weak". Compared to the old style full pods, yes, I suppose it is weaker. But I can say without hesitation, that the Open-X pod can take a beating without needing replaced. When I crash, I crash hard, and I have never bent a pod plate on my GenX and it is the same one that came new with the car the day CRC released the first GenX cars....

Now, with that said, I am sure someone can bend the pod plate, just like someone can break the chassis, or break/bend a rear axle...
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will the new kit include the new steering arms shown in the pictures?
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:36 PM   #37
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For those looking for the conversion kit, we have a few left over from the IIC that Frank was kind enough to provide us with. For those who followed the race, I think you'll agree that the car was very successful! Here it is: http://www.ampdraw.com/product/13133...Conversion-Set

Horizon shows that they will be in stock tomorrow -- not sure how accurate that is -- but I'd expect them to begin showing up elsewhere very soon.
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The kit will include the standard upper arms that were included in the Gen X kit. The upper arms I believe you are thinking of are part #3348, our dual upper arms. They allow you to run "long" arm and the standard "short arm" with the same parts. Those arms have been available for quite some time.

This new car is the real deal, I think we proved it in Vegas.....
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Good job in Vegas............wish I was on THAT team!
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Thanks dude.

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1-2 in 17.5, 1-4 in 13.5, 1 in mod.

to bad the 1/10 team is holding them back.

what's up dude, long time no see.
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Not 2 much, been 1/8 scale fuel on-road racing...........starting to get the hang of it! Getting ready for electric though. Trying to get the hang of that too.............
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good to hear. didn't mean to hijack the thread, but nice to see you are still alive.
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Frank or anyone else:

whats the smallest spur you can run on the Gen X in 48 pitch size as well as 64 pitch?

Anyone here running 48 pitch pinions? If so, what spur and pinion sizes are you using for 17.5 running on 4 cell Nimh or 1S Lipo equivalent?
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