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Old 10-03-2004, 09:52 AM   #9316
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Hi! Has anyone tried running the FK with the batteries just on one side (bats on a side by side configuration) I know its done in Oval Races but anybody tried it in Touring?
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i heard the weight distribution is just horrible when all the batts are on one side.

You could try it and let us know.

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Old 10-03-2004, 09:56 AM   #9318
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Hi! Has anyone tried running the FK with the batteries just on one side (bats on a side by side configuration) I know its done in Oval Races but anybody tried it in Touring?
Thanks---Lem
Hi,

In touring this gives a very bad handling.
This due the fact that the engine is in the centre of the car.
The weight of your receiver, servo and speedo can't compensate the weight of the batts.

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Old 10-03-2004, 10:22 AM   #9319
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this probably has been discused, but which part of the ceramic bearing is made of ceramic? the casing? the balls? or all of it.
The balls inside the racings.
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Old 10-03-2004, 10:25 AM   #9320
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Hi,

In touring this gives a very bad handling.
This due the fact that the engine is in the centre of the car.
The weight of your receiver, servo and speedo can't compensate the weight of the batts.

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I agree, I use to do the one sided thing but discovered that the car turns better one way and not the other. Trying to navigate chicanes is one hell of a mess. In other words, don't do it unless you run oval.
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Old 10-03-2004, 10:51 AM   #9321
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Neil and Thomas: Appreciate your inputs!

One last thing, If I break my bats to saddle pack configuration to fit the FK, can I still use it in my othe kits, TC3 and CGM?

I was thinking to just use bullet connectors to connect the saddle pack so I can shorten the wire if I use my bats in side by side configuration in my other kits?


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Yes you can use your saddled packs in a tc3 just put that foam piece in between the 2 (3 cells).
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Old 10-03-2004, 03:36 PM   #9323
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Neil and Thomas: Appreciate your inputs!

One last thing, If I break my bats to saddle pack configuration to fit the FK, can I still use it in my othe kits, TC3 and CGM?

I was thinking to just use bullet connectors to connect the saddle pack so I can shorten the wire if I use my bats in side by side configuration in my other kits?


Thanks!!
The length of the center connector wire is the same as a battery bar. When not in saddle pack, simply reposition the batts to fit into the TC3.
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Old 10-03-2004, 08:21 PM   #9324
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Hey guys...had a FK front diff get real notchy and since my spare is on loan, I had to rebuild. I bought a new thrust bearing, carbide balls and new rings. I assembled it like the instructions said (I think) and it is acting funny. Quick question....are the instructions correct? It says to put the smaller of the two washers into the long diff side..then the thrust bearing, and then the larger washer. It does not make sense to me...I would think the larg washer would go in first?
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I see you are from San Antonio, what tracks are competitive there?
Hey Neil,
Both Russel (ae4ever) and I are from San Antonio. This is Mike Patterson, I spoke with you at the nats, I was running the 415. Pretty much the only comp. on-road track is the Hobby Town USA track, that is where we all race. If you want off-road, the only one in town is at Toys 4 Big Boys, where I work.
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Old 10-03-2004, 08:59 PM   #9326
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hey guys,

all that are looking. THere is a guys at our track that is selling a factory kit. I had a look at it this weekend and it is in excellent shape. Don's know his email, but go to http://www.mikeshobbyshop.com and go to hobbytalk. in the for sale section, you will find a listing for jdean. it says evo2, but is a factory kit.

good luck to those that are looking
I know Jerry Dean personally, and even though I have never seen his FK in person, I can vouch for him, he keeps his stuff in awesome condition.
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Nuke,
You got any pictures of the on-road track.
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Nuke,
You got any pictures of the on-road track.
Hi...who ever you are? ,
I looked, and I don't have any on this computer. If I remember, I'll go out there tomorrow after school, and snap a few, its only about 5 minutes from my house. They installed new boards(although the track isn't wood...), and are going to be seal coating it on Tuesday for the regionals coming up this weekend.
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You got any pictures of the on-road track.
here are a couple of pictures, the first one is without the barriers and the track has changed from this pic. We have a fence around the track and the drivers stand is place between the grass and the track..........This pic was taken when it was almost completed a few years ago. Mike will get you some better pics tomorrow.

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Here is how the barriers look now. This pic is right after our sweeper......again Mike will get you some better pics.
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