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Old 01-18-2012, 09:12 AM
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I have a set of the 4 d compound, they work decent. Cars alot looser
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:35 PM
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can ride tire fit the hpi rim?

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Old 01-18-2012, 10:42 PM
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can ride tire fit the hpi rim?

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The Rides tires fit the HPI or FGX rims. The package I had even says something about Formula 10 on it.
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Anyone out there got a solution to the flimsey front wheel bearings ?

Love the car except them damm 8x5mm flappers..........

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The bearings are the only things on the front that I haven't broke. Maybe I should take a look
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The bearings are the only things on the front that I haven't broke. Maybe I should take a look
I destroyed a pair , whilst running alloy knuckles . The bearings were the new weak link.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:16 PM
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Anyone out there got a solution to the flimsey front wheel bearings ?

Love the car except them damm 8x5mm flappers..........

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Its not the bearings its the plastic hexes. They wear out very quick and press into the bearing instead of the pin. Had this problem on the fgx and the zero s. Get some aluminium hexes and you will quit blowing bearings.
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I just got some hexes for my zero. Tried to swap to the FGX but didn't seem to fit. I have the aluminium steering blocks, guess I'll stock up on bearings.
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I'm using Corally hexes with alloy knuckles. The bearings flap around just as badly as the plastic because it's the axle that's 3 thou smaller than the ID of bearing !! Still pissy bearings of that size. I went thru a period of massive traction rolls that managed to pull the axle right thru the inside bearing turning my car into a tripod. Not so very good.

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does anyone else find some movement of the rear arms on the hinge pin?
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I just got some hexes for my zero. Tried to swap to the FGX but didn't seem to fit. I have the aluminium steering blocks, guess I'll stock up on bearings.
I had to take down the lip on the aluminum ones with a bevel bit to fit the fronts. The rears hubs worked just fine.
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I'm using Corally hexes with alloy knuckles. The bearings flap around just as badly as the plastic because it's the axle that's 3 thou smaller than the ID of bearing !! Still pissy bearings of that size. I went thru a period of massive traction rolls that managed to pull the axle right thru the inside bearing turning my car into a tripod. Not so very good.

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Wow. I haven't had that type of problem. I did blow a bearing out but it was because of the plastic hex. I converted to the rabbit so now I'm using f104 bearings. I know, not much help.

Would it be possible to coat the axle in something? 3 thou is not much to take up but its also too small to wrap. I'm thinking of maybe a zinc or chrome plating on the axle. Check at your hobby shop and see if someone they know may have a home plating kit. You could even paint the axle just to try the theory out. The paint may not last but it should give you an idea if the plating would work or not. Again maybe not the easiest solution but it might work if someone else doesn't have a better idea. Sorry if if sounds crazy but its late here and I'm tired. its the best I've got right now.
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does anyone else find some movement of the rear arms on the hinge pin?
I havent noticed any excessive movement but I don't have a lot of track time on the arms either. Saturday will be another long test and race day. I will be sure to keep an eye on them to see if they are wearing.
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I already posted this in the G-Top thread, but it belongs here and I've added some detail for this crowd:

Fine, I'll say what I'd like to see with this kind of update. I want the bottom plate, but I want the option to get one that is just for the FGX without the extra F104 front piece. I want the F104 battery plate/upper deck (the "u" shaped piece) to remain the same. Then I want the battery retainer plate (the 5 point piece) to have the mounting holes added for the FGX rear suspension and lengthened in the front to reach the steering rack screw hole. Then just cut the current upper deck right at the point where it now breaks (or add a carbon piece to replace that front section and add the nose cone and camber plate mount). Then I have the best of both worlds, a top loaded battery including better retention with the stiffness of carbon fiber and the proper scale appearance of a modern F1 car.

To take it a step farther. Make it so a shorty can be mounted 90* from normal, it will fit under the widest part of the body easily. I think all it would take is to the make the two upper deck support holes be spaced at the width of the battery (current standard is between 47.5 to 46.5 mm roughly). Add some battery taping fins, like the F103 upper deck, to an optional upper deck to secure the battery. Then I can mount the ESC and Receiver in the back. Then put the Servo down the center, with the saver turned 180* with shorter linkage or even a direct steering option without linkage.


Now its your turn, make some noise! Maybe 3Racing, Rabbit, G-Top and Tamiya will listen.


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