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Old 07-03-2004, 04:51 AM   #106
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Congrats on the race/test! Chassis set up looks good! I hope things keep moving forward for your chassis!
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Old 07-03-2004, 08:08 AM   #107
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hi guys,
another sucessful outing last night, learned a lot about a few things. set FTD , but with limited drivers, seemed very quiet

nearly converted another driver to actually buy one, rather than just helping with testing.
Might have a tootle around after the Junior natinals tommorrow, depends on weather.

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Old 07-04-2004, 06:23 PM   #108
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slide the batteries more forward
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Old 07-05-2004, 03:40 AM   #109
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no kidding sherlock
cannot divulge that info, need only basis.
might be ran on wednesday, if not definatly on friday, will get some ''action'' shots hopefully.

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Keep to yourself mate ...........don't understand wots the BIG secret is all about. Its no secret that your motor mount is CGM's...and the spur holder too.........
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:03 AM   #110
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hi guys,
tornado: only winding you up! dont think you guys get british wit.
like i said, off the shelf parts, makes finding spares easier, dont want to break it and it to be the only one in the world. Also have you tried to find a machine shop close to where i live! would machine parts for it myself but dont have the facilities.

R/C ann.: why move the batteries forward? the balance seems good, and has more initial steering than a standard tc3, due to more weight being at the front than normal. also not that much space available, maybe could move it one mil .

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Old 07-05-2004, 09:04 PM   #111
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tornado: only winding you up! dont think you guys get british wit.
like i said, off the shelf parts, makes finding spares easier, dont want to break it and it to be the only one in the world. Also have you tried to find a machine shop close to where i live! would machine parts for it myself but dont have the facilities.

I'm twisted already.....
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the car ran last night at a local carpet track. ran it with a friend who is helping to develop the car. He took FTD with it. not a bad start. seems well balanced .
heres a pic with the electronics in. enjoy!
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Great!!! it seams a great project or prototype of TC3.. So did you use a 3mm thick carbon fibre chassis or same as the existing?.

Another one what body shell did you use?. stratus/mazda?.
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:09 AM   #113
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Hi Guys,
using 3mm chassis with 2mm top deck at the moment.
Will try a few different size top decks and designs if i have time.
Nope used a Vectra!
will be recieving some new parts tommorrow hopefully, and have started to fine tune the car to make it more to my liking in mechanical terms.

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Old 07-06-2004, 04:18 PM   #114
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ok.. Hope to see this prototype in action and the finish product as well... tnx...
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Old 07-06-2004, 07:53 PM   #115
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i would definately try 3mm c/f.3mm seems to have more memory and helps eliminate tweak.use the width of the upper deck to adjust how much flex you need in your chassis if any.try cutting a thin one and a wider one and see which you like better.looks very nice though.good luck with it
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from the pics there is plenty of room to move the batts forward a fair amount, forward = better
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Old 07-07-2004, 10:20 AM   #117
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Hi guys,
thanks for the comments.

pballkid21587: can you please elaborate?

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forward transfers more weight to the front giving even more stearing. Also there is not a problem with rear traction so the more stearing you can get the better. Also with more stearing it alows you to explore more on the setup side.
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Old 07-07-2004, 10:40 AM   #119
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thank you pballkid21587.
Remember there is more weight at the front than normal anyway. and there is more than enough ballast to move around.
thanks for the comment, i will look futher into it if i start having problems.


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thanks for the comment, i was going to make a few top decks, i already have some in the works. I mainly run on tarmac so have gone for a 2mm for the first one.
If i run carpet then 3mm would be better- but as we dont run foams over here very often 3mm is not essential.
I have done done a flexy top deck for my warpspeed, and so will copy the main idea from that for the flexy one.
More than anything i just wantd it running

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Old 07-07-2004, 11:06 AM   #120
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looks very nice!!... are both the front and rear shafts the same length? and what are they made of?
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