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Old 02-06-2007, 07:57 PM   #1126
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So is the new front end available at the 'birds?
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:25 AM   #1127
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Johnny,

I talked to Bruce last week and he was working on a revised prototype version of the front end that he was planning on testing this week at Snowbirds. It is not available yet, but hopefully testing will go well and it will be available soon.

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Old 02-07-2007, 08:44 AM   #1128
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thanks Chris..
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:50 AM   #1129
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Anyone get any pics of the new front end?
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:06 AM   #1130
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Bruce, you got mail....
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:22 AM   #1131
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Has anyone put a Novak GTB and BL motor in their Rev 4.5? I'm trying to install one and the solder tabs on motor are interefering with the rear pod top plate. It looks like I need to notch it, and I realy would hate to do it. So if someone out there has done the install on a 4.5 please post some pics.
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:41 PM   #1132
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hi guys...

got few question about the rev.4 .

1) The old school front end, is it the same as the crc old school front end?
2) The link turn buckle, what is the length if i want to get the ti version? a bit shorter to the stock steel one or longer?
3) What is the must have spare part i need to carry with me?

Thanks for the help,

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Old 02-17-2007, 10:06 PM   #1133
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hi guys...

got few question about the rev.4 .

1) The old school front end, is it the same as the crc old school front end?
2) The link turn buckle, what is the length if i want to get the ti version? a bit shorter to the stock steel one or longer?
3) What is the must have spare part i need to carry with me?

Thanks for the help,

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3) nothing really breaks much, the only thing I have ever broken is a damper tube.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:40 PM   #1134
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I'd keep a set of Damper tubes, arms, and I have a problem with the side link ball ends.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:10 PM   #1135
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thanks for answering guys..

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Old 02-20-2007, 08:00 AM   #1136
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I have to say I'm having great success racing my rev 4.5. The simplicity of 1/12th scale versus TC has made indoor racing so much more enjoyable. I really like the old school front end, although I agree we need something new. The molds are old and inaccurate.

Questions. Up front, I'm using steel screws to hold the font end in place. (the ones which Bruce sells...I forget the part number) When I use a header card to get the right amount of neg camber, the screws no longer sit flat in the counter sunk holes and a small portion of the head hangs below the chassis...

Does anyone else have this problem? Has anyone tried sanding the screws heads so they sit flush with the bottem of the chassis?
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I've done that to the aluminum ones to make sure that I pass tech. I have yet to go with the steel ones. I also ground the other screws heads flush with the bottom of the chassis, too. Only thing you have to be aware of, now the socket is shallower, so be careful when tightening and removing the hardware.
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I've done that to the aluminum ones to make sure that I pass tech. I have yet to go with the steel ones. I also ground the other screws heads flush with the bottom of the chassis, too. Only thing you have to be aware of, now the socket is shallower, so be careful when tightening and removing the hardware.
Thanks for the response...I've done the same with the alum screws...I've not tried it with the steel screws....but planning to
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I did it with the Stainless steel screws from RC Screwz and it worked fine.
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Finally got my GTB & 13.5 installed in my Rev 4.5. I ended up cutting the motor tabs down for clearance, thanks Odpurple. It sure is one tight fit.




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