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Old 08-08-2008, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by cyclone speed View Post
5 cell modified racing with vector 5.5
small size track ?
because used 5.5T motor .
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by RC MARKET View Post
small size track ?
because used 5.5T motor .
the track is like this :

http://www.wlrc.co.uk/
as you can see the straight of the track is curved but normaly its straight not curved only the picture is showing it curved
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:15 AM
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Starting setup for West London

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Originally Posted by cyclone speed View Post
the track is like this :

http://www.wlrc.co.uk/
as you can see the straight of the track is curved but normaly its straight not curved only the picture is showing it curved
How many sec per lap ?
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by RC MARKET View Post
How many sec per lap ?
Around 15.5 in modified.
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Originally Posted by Stew Noble View Post
Around 15.5 in modified.
U same at this track to play ?

But if 15.5s per lap , Mr.Cyclone Speed need change to 3.5T motor first.
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This is what happens when you're not happy with the last time you raced.....LOL New plastic everywhere It will be ready for electronic installation tomorrow if I don't get it all done today. My son's football practice zapps all the energy out of me I must be getting old!!! Scotty and I have some work to do against some of the guys that are Tamiya loyal on Sunday. Should be a great fun day......Well back to car rebuilding.

Pics are the front end on the left side of set up board, rear on the right, and chassis in the middle.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Korey Harbke View Post
Check to make sure your chassis is perfectly straight. Remove the shocks from the car, and loosen all the top deck and rear deck screws. I usually take droop blocks on a hard, perfectly flat surface (glass, hudy setup board, or anything similar). Then I set the car on the droop blocks and make sure they aren't sitting directly under any screws, press down on the shock towers. While the shock towers are being pressed down, tighten the screws in a X pattern.

Also, sometimes tires with really large airgaps, or poor mounting jobs can make for a weird shaped tire that will throw the tweak off.

If that still has you in a tweaky situation, make sure your bulkheads are straight by taking them off the car and testing them on a peice of glass. Just lightly tap long the bulkhead while it's laying down on the glass to see if it rocks around or anything. I do periodically to my car to keep things in check.

The suspension blocks are suspect to being a little out of whack sometimes. They can twist the chassis if they are REALLY bad, but check and make sure they are flat anyway.

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After you do all that, you can do one more thing. With everything back together and wheels off, put the car on a tweak board and take some callipers and measure the axles to the flat surface at rest. They should be the same from left to right and this ensures there isn't variations in hubs, steering knuckles, caster blocks, etc. Its just one final check to ensure something else isn't affecting the equation. They should be the same at rest. Also check that all bottom screws on chassis are countersunk correctly or it could mess up your car when checking the flatness and screw heads could hit gauges when measuring ride height and droop.
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FRONT END IS TOGETHER.......TIME FOR LUNCH!!!!! THIS THING ISN'T GOING TO GET FINISHED UNTIL TOMORROW IF I DON'T FINISH BEFORE FOOTBALL PRACTICE.
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Skip Lunch! I'm secretly rooting for you STLNLST...time to put a dent in the Tamiya Crew's egos There are more Tamiyas at Marin than anything usually. I run Associated but we both believe in Novak so it gives us some common ground.
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Skip Lunch! I'm secretly rooting for you STLNLST...time to put a dent in the Tamiya Crew's egos There are more Tamiyas at Marin than anything usually. I run Associated but we both believe in Novak so it gives us some common ground.

The Novak is in a box airtight with lasers just in front of the entry door.....LOL It will stay there until the car is ready for it to be installed. I can't wait to break up the Tamiya group. You know I ran the TCS warm up race they had at norcal and TQ'ed and won with a field of Tamiya's....LOL I plan on making lighting strike twice come this Sunday......LOL
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TheCoolCanFanMan- Shock length is 64.0mm front and rear. The smaller shims under the suspension blocks smooth it out and provide more traction mid corner. 5mm ride height is what I always run for the most part. The losi droop guage should be fine. I personally use the hudy droop guage and blocks. Gap on the roll bar mount is just the stock setting. I'm using the newer swaybar mounts so the gap is just to adjust/compensate for tweak in the swaybar. Losi shock oil is a tiny bit thinner than associated if I remember right, but like 2.5-5.0 wt thinner.

Timmay- I have the TC kit, and I noticed the front suspension pivots are actually machined so they have clearance for the steering linkage to move around. Hara used to actually just take a dremel and grind the suspension pivot untill it had enough room.

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The Novak is in a box airtight with lasers just in front of the entry door.....LOL It will stay there until the car is ready for it to be installed. I can't wait to break up the Tamiya group. You know I ran the TCS warm up race they had at norcal and TQ'ed and won with a field of Tamiya's....LOL I plan on making lighting strike twice come this Sunday......LOL
As long as HB's wins, then im good!

Now HURRY!!! FINISH IT!

Also, the speed must have broke free, I see it in the 2nd pic You need better security!
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As long as HB's wins, then im good!

Now HURRY!!! FINISH IT!

Also, the speed must have broke free, I see it in the 2nd pic You need better security!
there are two new one's waiting to go into something. One for on raod and the other off road. That one pictured is one that Scotty and I are gonna test with first thing Sunday morning. We have a few ideas from the Speedworld cup that we have been waiting to try my next time out.
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Originally Posted by STLNLST View Post
there are two new one's waiting to go into something. One for on raod and the other off road. That one pictured is one that Scotty and I are gonna test with first thing Sunday morning. We have a few ideas from the Speedworld cup that we have been waiting to try my next time out.
i know your trying to catch up to Marcos J's post count, but you'll never finish that car if you keep posting.
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