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Old 03-22-2006, 08:50 PM   #6571
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Whats the difference between the xhard arms, and the new arms comming out? i have the us carpet spec one, and it says xhard arms, but whats the difference?
New arms will be different front and rear. The shock mounting holes will be different as well and beefed up overall.

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Old 03-22-2006, 08:58 PM   #6572
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New arms will be different front and rear. The shock mounting holes will be different as well and beefed up overall.

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do you know when the arms will be out? i am dying to get them. when you get them, can you pm me?

thanks for the help
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Default Aluminum arms

There were two carpet racers from the Midwest (corrected below) at the Stockton Carpet Nats that had the aluminum arms on their RDXs. Both said that it completely cured their previous issues with breakage.

Certainly not on Ray Darroch's car that I teched a few times during the weekend.

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Old 03-22-2006, 09:12 PM   #6574
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do you know when the arms will be out? i am dying to get them. when you get them, can you pm me?

thanks for the help
The new arms are not in. I do not have a release date.

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Old 03-22-2006, 09:54 PM   #6575
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Hey there RDX Bill... Thanks for the hard work this last week at the Nat's. We are the two guy, but not from the Midwest. Were up here in Washington State... Yeah this is our first year on carpet and needless to say we have beaten the living S#@t out of our RDX's and NEVER HAD A DNF due to arms, or steering knuckles. We may be a little heavy on the scales, and have replaced some hinge pins, but it's been worth it to us. Will try the new plastic arms next season when we have a little more stick time on carpet....
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:05 PM   #6576
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Hey there RDX Bill... Thanks for the hard work this last week at the Nat's. We are the two guy, but not from the Midwest....
MAD,

Yep! Now I remember...Hope I don't forget where I am from...LOL.

Thanks for showing me your 'bullet proof' cars. Just checked with Jeff who says that the Duraluminum arms are out of stock. Dang!
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:15 PM   #6577
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I may actually be the only guy in the Midwest with an RDX. :-D Around here, it's all XRay, since that's what the fast guys at our track run.

I'm about ready to try Virtual R/C during the week to see if it helps me get any faster. I can only practice once a week, and that's taking forever to improve.
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can someone post pics of how they mount a novak GTX on this car? thanks
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:22 PM   #6579
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congrats to Team Corally for the 2 wins at the nats!! way to go!!

by the way i want to know if the stock driver are using the new motors mount bulkhead or they still use the stock one??

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I may actually be the only guy in the Midwest with an RDX. :-D Around here, it's all XRay, since that's what the fast guys at our track run.

I'm about ready to try Virtual R/C during the week to see if it helps me get any faster. I can only practice once a week, and that's taking forever to improve.
At least the RDX results at the Carpet Nats show that you are in good company.

Have not tried Virtual R/C myself because I usually race/practice twice a week. Heard only praise for it; so, it sounds like a viable alternative to real track time.

Don't worry about taking forever though...Enjoy the ride...

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congrats to Team Corally for the 2 wins at the nats!! way to go!!

by the way i want to know if the stock driver are using the new motors mount bulkhead or they still use the stock one??

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Aaron Young had one on his rDX car and he is "quite the shoe" around NorCal.

Several of us looked around for the new motor bulkhead with no luck. No stock.

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At least the RDX results at the Carpet Nats show that you are in good company.

Have not tried Virtual R/C myself because I usually race/practice twice a week. Heard only praise for it; so, it sounds like a viable alternative to real track time.

Don't worry about taking forever though...Enjoy the ride...

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Oh, I'm definitely enjoying it. I've improved tremendously in the year I've been back in R/C, but at nearly anything else, a year would have been more than enough time to join the elite. I used to compete in national fighting game tournaments (Street Fighter, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat...), and I won frequently, so getting beat regularly, even after a year is frustrating. It's just a matter of practice, which is problematic since the track is far away and practicing is time consuming. I know nitro is different, but maybe some wheel time in VRC is better than playing Super Sprint from Arcade Classics on the XBox. :-)

When I started racing around here, a few guys had RDX's, which was encouraging. Turns out, they were mostly the kind of guys that change cars every month or so (sorry dudes, it's true though) so they went on to something new pretty quick. I stuck it out, through some frustration with broken parts and such, and it's been great. Oddly enough, the better I get, the less I crash, the less I break. I haven't broken a front arm in nearly two months, and broke my first rear arm recently during a freak accident. The shovel helps a lot.

Anyway, I'm back to being the lone local RDX guy. I hear there's a few in Omaha and St. Louis, but I haven't traveled to race just yet. Once I get better, I'll come to Vegas or something and give it a shot. Hopefully they've got a 4300 class by then, I really don't want to put a nasty old brushed motor in my car again. :-)

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VRC actually does help with wheeltime. On the included track, shoot for 14.0 as a good laptime. My personal best is 13.5, but that's hard. I wanna get that transmitter adapter...a keyboard can only get you so fast. It's helped me a lot over the last 6-7 months, as I'm now in college and can't race nearly as much as I used to.

But, as well all know, nothing replaces the real thing.

Don't worry Adam, now that we (Corally/Toso/Jarrod) won the nats...you'll probably see more RDX's in your area
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I may actually be the only guy in the Midwest with an RDX. :-D Around here, it's all XRay, since that's what the fast guys at our track run.

I'm about ready to try Virtual R/C during the week to see if it helps me get any faster. I can only practice once a week, and that's taking forever to improve.
I practice with VRC at least 15 minutes a day it has helped me tremendously. I can't get to the track except on race day. Try it out you will be surprised.
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We'll see, man. R/C in this town is weird. It's like 90% off-road and 10% on-road. Lately, a lot of the on-road guys have been doing 1/12th scale exclusively. There's been some new folks racing rubber tire (our version of the novice class), so hopefully they'll stick around when it warms up. I don't mind the lack of company that much, I guess. This thread is nearly as good as being part of the team, since you guys don't hesitate to share things, and generally speak very candidly about RDX stuff. Other teams seem to think that knowledge shared is power lost.

By the way Brian, thanks for the tip on Parma tires. I tried them out for the first time this week and they worked well. My only gripe is that much like Jaco, they seem to come unglued from the rim easily along the edges, which leads to chunking. I know they're looked down on, but the GQ's I've been using are the best glued tires I've ever seen. Honestly, the quality control on them appears to be the best.
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