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Old 02-04-2004, 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by pro3racer
i want to instal a little computer fan allong side my motor, wondering what two wires do i tap into to get the fan going, and is it worth it in stock racing, the fan is the one out of a old mega peak.
If it's a 7v fan, I'd say go straight off the motor. If it's a 5v fan, you'll probably have to go to the RX.

I fried a 5v fan running it off the motor.
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:27 PM
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i think its a 7v fan, it's big, so fitting it in the chassis will be tough, it's on my charger right now(custom mounted on a new charger.) so taking it off helps my car, but hurts my charger. I really do want to do the capacitor thing though. The black and red wires on the tc2 cap. are already striped, so all i have to do i take the metal and solder them on.
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:41 PM
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About the forward flipped question... flipping the bell cranks decreases steering throw. Anyone having trouble with thier foams rubbing the lower shock pivot screw should try this as high bite surface doesn't need that much steering throw any way. That plus some AE hexes and you shouldn't rub w/ 100% dual rate. When you flip your bell cranks you will have to run them in the forward position (position meaning where the pivots for the bell cranks are located) or the drag link that connects them won't clear the rear bulkhead of the steering tunnel. If you have the older style graphite chassis (w/ TL milled in where the speedo gets mounted) this could be confusing since you only have one positon (pivot location) you can mount your bell cranks in.
If you have the new style (I believe it's only available in the G+ kit) you have two.
As far as the toe in problem... check the arm spacing! If one arm is forward of the other (even slightly) it will make a set up jigs toe gage read inaccurately. Also check for a bent hinge pin. I drove myself nuts trying to fix this optical illusion before I found those two problems. Good luck and happy racing.
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:51 PM
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True also on the toe poppa ray, trinity and peak teflon motor shims are great shims for shimming arms and setting droop with shocks.
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:00 PM
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anybody know anything on the capacitor, i'm in the mood for electronic work, thats why im in a hurry.
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I use a 5v fan over the end bell. I used an assoc. front body post and mounted it on the chassis near the endbell. I had to drill and countersink the flat head screw for the post. I then took the diameter down so it would fit the mounting holes on the fan.

I use hitec dcx 3 channel receivers so I plug my personal transponder into the third channel and the fan into the battery slot and let the rec. power the fan.

I will post pictures tomorrow.
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:04 PM
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Originally posted by pro3racer
i think its a 7v fan, it's big, so fitting it in the chassis will be tough, it's on my charger right now(custom mounted on a new charger.) so taking it off helps my car, but hurts my charger. I really do want to do the capacitor thing though. The black and red wires on the tc2 cap. are already striped, so all i have to do i take the metal and solder them on.
a fan like this?
http://kkkwan.no-ip.info/gallery/album08/DSC06356

on my losi, I think is quite good in summer
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Old 02-05-2004, 10:10 AM
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If the goal is to keep the motor cool then it is the quality of the the heat sink that matters, the movement of the car will provide more than enough air circulation.
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Old 02-06-2004, 03:46 AM
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Anyone know when the new belt and spur will be realesed?
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The new belt is for sale at the trinity booth for $22. We got some early from the Losi camp and we saw our stock times dip .1-.2 seconds per lap. The amount in frees up the drivetrain is amazing. I think they said they are shipping to the distrubutors as we speak. Another hot mod a LOT of the team guys are using is to ream out holes in the kevlar spurs to lighten them up....a few of the guys also are using aftermarket spurs with some type of gear adapter, might be the trinity one, but its black.


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Old 02-06-2004, 11:23 AM
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Hi Eddieo
Good to hear that the losi are getting more hop up for the XXX-s
Far as reaming the spur gear,I did my last year and I used the drill bit to do the job
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Originally posted by EddieO
The new belt is for sale at the trinity booth for $22. We got some early from the Losi camp and we saw our stock times dip .1-.2 seconds per lap. The amount in frees up the drivetrain is amazing. I think they said they are shipping to the distrubutors as we speak. Another hot mod a LOT of the team guys are using is to ream out holes in the kevlar spurs to lighten them up....a few of the guys also are using aftermarket spurs with some type of gear adapter, might be the trinity one, but its black.


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Eddie - I thought it was a prototype composite spur adaptor?
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Old 02-06-2004, 12:44 PM
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Eddie I think that one might be molded. I molested Kinwald's car for a bit and it didn't look like an adapter.

But yea, they are indeed selling production versions of the drivetrain upgrade here.
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Where can I buy it, link?
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Old 02-06-2004, 12:49 PM
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You can't buy it anywhere that I am aware of yet, other than right here at this race.
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