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Old 06-18-2002, 12:45 PM
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This is one HUGE thread. Has anyone considered restarting it?
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Old 06-18-2002, 01:49 PM
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This is one HUGE thread. Has anyone considered restarting it?
Oh heck no! Everything you need to know about the XXX-S is somewhere in this thread.
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Old 06-18-2002, 03:05 PM
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are the TC3 front hub carriers the same as the XXXS carriers? reason I ask is I saw some aluminum ones on Ebay that I can swear look like my XXXS ones.

Got a pretty good Deal on a TC3 on ebay, all graphite with a lot of extras. Anyone want it
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Also, how have you mounted your TC2 Cyclone on your XXXS? I picked up a TC3 for the speedo but I am trying to figure out the best way to mount it with that big power capacitor and all. Let me know!
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the tc3 parts are not exactly the same, but with some modification they will work...
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Old 06-18-2002, 03:36 PM
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is there some special way to use the set screw to secure the hinge pins??
of the 4 pins on the car only one set screw actually hold the hing pin in place.........
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Old 06-18-2002, 03:43 PM
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Usually that happens because the first time the set screws were screwed in, the plastic/graphite got stripped.

When I put them in on the Losi, I screw the set screw in a little bit at the time with the hinge pin out, and clear excess material from the hinge pin hole as I go. This lets the screw "tap" the inside of the carrier without having the extra resistance on it, which could cause stripping.

Then, once the hinge pin goes in, the set screw should be able to better grip against it.
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Either do that or do what I do......attach e-clips to each end of the hingepin. With one gold washer on the backside of the pin you'll never have to worry about them sliding around.
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thanks for the tips~~
i guess they are stripped now

which sized's eclips should i get for the hinge pins??
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I am going to be running stick packs in my XXXS (race rules) and I want to better secure the pack as when looking at it and checking it the battery seems to be able to fly out really easy. Racers where i race at have mounted the battery strap post on the side so it holds the pack in, but I would like to try something else so I don't have to modify my chassis. I am thinking of using velcro and strapping the battery to the hold down brace.

Anyone else running into this issue?
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Old 06-18-2002, 08:36 PM
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cain: im using side-by-side packs and theyre also a bit loose on the battery brace. i inserted a strip of foam tire insert in between the battery and the brace to prevent the pack from sliding off. ive been through heavy crashes already but the battery stays put.

fire: i used a tamiya 2mm e-clips part no. 50588 for the outer hinge pins. just put a small washer behind them so they wont slide.
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Cain - I used ShoeGoo to attach the capacitor both to the backside of the ESC, and to the edge of the chassis. I used a healthy amount of ShoeGoo, and it has never come off.

Old Image, but you should get the point: http://www.shearracing.com/tsr6/xxxs/losichassis1.jpg

( and no, the rear suspension arm is nowhere near the capacitor, It has plenty of clearance, the picture is decieving from where it was taken. )
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Old 06-18-2002, 11:28 PM
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i used to have that problem of the batterys sliding around in the losi brace. i had a pack fan out in the brace because of a hit from another car. i shoe gooed a few packs with success then i tryed to use tc3 foam batteryspacer that worked until i lost it. but the insert trick seems like a good idea also. another problem with the battery holding system. the battery post stretch from trying to hold the batterys in place. has any one heard of the alum. battery posts? has any one bought them?who makes them? thanks guys
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Old 06-18-2002, 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by Cain
Also, how have you mounted your TC2 Cyclone on your XXXS? I picked up a TC3 for the speedo but I am trying to figure out the best way to mount it with that big power capacitor and all. Let me know!
Here's my method. I guess you could say my car has a higher center of gravity but there's no way in hell my cap is falling off and since I race outdoors there's no hole in my gear cover to let them little diff/spur/pinion eatin' rocks in
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Old 06-19-2002, 05:30 AM
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I have never had my side x side packs fly out, even in brutal crashs where everything stayed where it was supposed to be. As for the foam tire thing on the side that seems interesting but I think it may still over power out the side. I have a TC3 coming in so I am going to gut it for the TC2 Cylcone and probably the hexes and foam spacer. Has anyone tried the velcro around the strap method? Who sells the cheapest aluminum hold down strap?

as for the capacitor, I may just mount it with some servo tape to the spur gear cover right before the button hold down screws. Or, that mounting to the wires looks pretty trick.
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