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Old 11-10-2009, 06:48 PM   #61
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Jeez...I forgot about the Kyosho. Never owned one or even saw one in person. I wonder if Lipos would work in that chassis.
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Whoops, I forgot about the KX-One, a friend of mine has one in his collection and sometimes brings it out to let us drool over it...

I love it, the belt runs above AND below the battery pack, and the carbon plates are very stiff, yet allow it to twist just enough to generate grip. Its not quick to take a diff out of it though.
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I have a KX1. A lipo "should" fit. I really don't know why they (Kyosho) abandoned it. The battery opening is 138x48x25. Don
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I have a KX1. A lipo "should" fit. I really don't know why they (Kyosho) abandoned it. The battery opening is 138x48x25. Don
I wanted one too but the kit itself and the parts were so expensive @ the time and it never caught on.
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Default Does anyone have a side view picutre of the motor mount

on the prototype XXX-S. I'm trying to get an idea of what it looks like?
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:22 PM   #66
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Default Ok Im looking into building my own single belt...

XXX-S. I plan to use parts off of other cars, to part it together. I've had several TCs and some have stronger arms, knuckles and toe blocks. Any recommendations as what are the best? I thought the HPI had strong lightweight arms, but I'm open to suggestions. It begins.

So far my parts list ideas.

It's a hard decision because I really like Xray Cvds, but I think I'll use HPI arms, knuckles and steering blocks. I like the larger wheel bearings.

Diffs from the XXX-S with two piece bulk head. I'm considering redesigning them because they don't need integrated belt adjustment since it's done by other means. So the question is can I come up with a slick way to do a sort of quick release diff holder that's light and strong.

Shocks, I love Xray clicker shocks, but I think I'll use the Losi JRX-S ones. They are hard coated supper smooth and last forever between rebuilds.

Since I'm using the Pro 4 arms, I'm also considering using a modified version of their toe blocks along with 416X tie rod adjustment system.

Motor mount, I'm considering using a modified version of the 416X. It's looks strong and keeps the holes vertical.

The single belt system is so simple and because the bulkheads can be close together chassis flex should be easy. I plan to use a common upper deck design to allow chassis flex. Getting the right flex will be challenging. The upper deck and bulkheads will be interesting the issue may be making it stiff.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:06 AM   #67
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Just a note...I always wondered if the Kawada Sigma was, as many people thought, a metric version of the xxx-s or , at the very least, the xxxs served as a template for the Sigma. I recently bought 2 sigma's and started playing with parts fitment using the xxxs arms, hubs, etc. Low and behold, you'd be amazed how similar they are. The arms and hubs from the xxxs are almost identical in critical dimensions( length and width ). The big difference is in the metric parts. Diff halves and associated bearing sizes, although the driveshafts and cvd lengths are almost identical, the metric units use different bearings and the diff cup end of the driveshaft is much larger on the losi. Overall, it appears the Sigma is very close to the xxx-s. It's a shame the folks at Kawada seem to have no interest in the American market. Overall, it would be much easier to design and build a plate chassis for the XXXs rather than try to use the Sigma chassis and adapt xxxs parts to it. It was fun to try though. Anybody looking for a couple of Kawada Sigmas and a buttload of parts??
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