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Old 08-04-2003, 01:47 PM   #3466
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OMG Dave, get anymore cuda's and your sig will take up a whole page

Back from club night, after a quick servo change today. Will need to get a new gear set for the old one, the spindle it messed up so I can't get a screw in it. I put a spare servo in, during practise the trim seemed to be altering itself, DOH I put the faulty servo in I'd had my other servo's out at home and hadn't packed them so I scrounged an old el cheapo thing and fitted it in time for my first run. After a few laps my car stopped after a slight nudge from another car, the stupid corraly tube had come off my cells The car was ok, a little understeery going into corners and it seemed to oversteer a bit when I got on the throttle hard out of corners, it seemed like there was some tweak in the chassis. I think it was actually the cheap servo, failing to center properly with a little on power over steer not helping, but you have to expect the oversteer a bit when your 19turn is giving out such power
Second run I put in a decent time which got me 4th in the A final. I was still strugling in one or two of the tight corners to get onto the power. Final qualifier was a bit messy and we had a computer failure mid race where a few cars stopped recording times, me included so I didn't improve.
Final was a good race, a clean start left me in fourth and all of the top four were chasing each other. Second place made a couple mistakes and dropped back and I was getting very close to the guy ahead of me. I would catch him then make a small mistake and loose a little ground again, we were both now fighting for 2nd. I strugled to pass him because of the one way meaning I couldn't out brake him into a corner and I'd come in behind him with more speed meaning I had to run a little wide to avoid hitting the rear of the car. Then the guy I was chasing slowed with a sticky brush and quickly after that the guy who'd been leading all the way had a spin and the marshal took a while to get to him, so I was leading for the last five laps with a clear margin. I had a spin on my second last lap but quickly turned it around and went on to win, the nerves didn't half strike for those last five laps though
After some tricky qualifying it was great to have some close racing, there was 5 cars all on a similar pace, one had an edge but one mistake cost him dearly in the final. So my Cuda has it's first win and so do I
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Old 08-04-2003, 05:13 PM   #3468
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Old 08-04-2003, 07:45 PM   #3470
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Green or Gold..with a Web chassis and drive system

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Old 08-04-2003, 08:09 PM   #3472
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A quick question since I'm used to the XRAY fitting perfectly. When install the front steering knuckles, did you guys have to sand it down alot? or am I suppose let it stay tight and break it in?

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I did a very light sanding with 400 to 600 grit since this would leave it very smooth after a tad was taking off of it.

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A quick question since I'm used to the XRAY fitting perfectly. When install the front steering knuckles, did you guys have to sand it down alot? or am I suppose let it stay tight and break it in?

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I often find the knuckles tricky to get in but once in place there is no binding. You may have a little flash material around the holes in the c-hubs, pushing the metal collars out of the holes a little, making the knuckle a tighter fit. The knuckles themselfs I've found fine once you get the two metal collars pushed into place and keep them square whilst you try get the knuckle in, my Barracuda still has amazingly smooth steering with no hint of binding.
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Old 08-04-2003, 09:09 PM   #3475
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Thanks guys.

I sand it down and it seemed smoother. One thing though, what idiot engineer would use countersink screws to secure the c-hubs? shouldn't it be button head or hex kingpins? kinda weird how that is done since the countersink head is not flush with the rest of the c-hub. I'm going to use a buttonhead instead.. LOL

not bashing the fish btw..

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Thanks guys.

I sand it down and it seemed smoother. One thing though, what idiot engineer would use countersink screws to secure the c-hubs? shouldn't it be button head or hex kingpins? kinda weird how that is done since the countersink head is not flush with the rest of the c-hub. I'm going to use a buttonhead instead.. LOL

not bashing the fish btw..

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I think the flathead screws are there so that they dont make any contact with the castor block and cause binding..
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