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Old 10-14-2005, 11:50 AM   #1411
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Old 10-14-2005, 01:21 PM   #1412
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Is the latest version of the VFS-1 actually available officially in the UK? I've looked at the sites of all the big suppliers and I haven't seen a single carbon-cased KO-brand speedo.

All I've seen are old-model Hara Twisters and the Yokomo Masami and Rayspeed models (these are carbon case, right?).

Would I HAVE to grey import to get a Pro Comp with Setting Adaptor??? Big shame if I would...
Not totally sure. I understand there has been a VERY limited quantity of Hara 2.1's. Not sure about the KO version. Last time i asked they weren't available - but that was about a month ago. I may know more over the weekend.
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Old 10-15-2005, 07:56 PM   #1413
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Got the VFS-1 J this week... nice piece of equipment!! One question though: why bother offering a pre-soldered version if you still need to solder on the capacitor?
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Old 10-15-2005, 09:24 PM   #1414
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Is this really a good ESC? I just soldered the wires onto a VFS-1 Competition for my friend today and it's kind of tricky. The Power Capacitor is kind of hard to solder on. Can you guys tell me if this is a very good ESC because I like the size of it, it's so small! Is it durable?
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Old 10-15-2005, 09:31 PM   #1415
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I have the Twister 2 version of it and it survived a season of offroad 4wd mod and the short season of onroad so far.
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Old 10-16-2005, 12:00 AM   #1416
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Is this really a good ESC? I just soldered the wires onto a VFS-1 Competition for my friend today and it's kind of tricky. The Power Capacitor is kind of hard to solder on. Can you guys tell me if this is a very good ESC because I like the size of it, it's so small! Is it durable?
i got a Masami version of the VFS. So far for me its been a great performer and is still alive ever since i bought it.
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Old 10-16-2005, 12:01 AM   #1417
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When is it a good time to change the wires on the VFS-1? i got a feeling mine might need a change
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Old 10-16-2005, 06:33 AM   #1418
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TAMIYA VOLAC (KOPropo), I lost the capacitor somewhere! Would there be a problem if I don't run the esc without it?
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Old 10-16-2005, 01:10 PM   #1419
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Both my diodes are dead i think. My double broke when i thermal'd the speedo running modified, and i got a hit today in my final which damaged the diode, the car just stopped and the speedo lights up but makes an audible whine and cannot power the motor. Yet remove the diode and it works fine. Visually my double diode is fine, my single is trashed, full hit has bent it in half and cracked some of the shielding off. Why does this happen though, the diode stops the motor from working, yet the speedo does work without it fine....
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Old 10-16-2005, 01:26 PM   #1420
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Does the Twister 2.1 come with a single or double diode?
How do you tell?
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Old 10-16-2005, 01:27 PM   #1421
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Im pretty sure its a single.
The single has silver writing and is fairly thin, the double is thicker and has gold writing.
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Old 10-16-2005, 01:54 PM   #1422
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@ berger

You should solder the diode on the contacts of the speedo. So it can't be hit by an impact.

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Old 10-16-2005, 02:06 PM   #1423
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I would do, but i have the capacitor ontop of the speedo so there isnt a lot of room! Ill see about getting a new cap and diode from Helgar i guess in the UK and resolder it all.
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Old 10-16-2005, 02:30 PM   #1424
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You should solder the diode on the contacts of the speedo. So it can't be hit by an impact.

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I thought the diode was recommended by KO to be soldered on the Motor?
What is the difference if it is on the speedo or the motor and why does KO prefer the motor?
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:48 PM   #1425
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Yeah, since I saw that pic awhile ago I've always wanted to know about that too...
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