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Old 12-24-2008, 05:48 PM   #14851
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hey munrath are you running the cyclone at Mimi's? If so how do you like it so far? I'm about to buy one just to see how i like it versus my losi type R
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:16 AM   #14852
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Kwickvdub - Thanks! They are out of stock.. LOL

Shadow102 - Thanks, but I'm not a fan of the 3Racing products.

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the purple ones are in stock when i tried it...
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Long time ago HB Cyclone TC Suspension arm
Next week back in stock
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hey all

just wondering wat do people use to strap in the batteries with on the cyclone tc?i wudve thought that it wud come with a strap of somesort....

and does anyone know some gud setups for using on asphalt grounde for racing thankz
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Most people use battery strapping tape. Hudy and Xenon make some of the best tape. Battery tape provides a lightweight and tweak free method of securing your batteries to the chassis.

Now, if this seems too much work for you, you can always try retrofitting a battery strap from another car onto the Cyclone. I've seen some people use battery straps fromt he Xray T2 series and just drilled holes for it. You have to make sure the holes are absolutly perfect though. Otherwise, it will actually tweak the chassis. Having it sit to tight on the cells will also cause some chassis tweak as well.

Andy Moore's Worlds setup that is posted on Hot Bodies main website is a pretty good starti8ng point for a lot of outdoor asphalt tracks in my opinion.

Hopefully that helps you out some!

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Old 12-26-2008, 05:23 AM   #14856
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Hey guy's, have just finished building the TC and found that the rear toe is out quiet a bit (like 2 & 1/4) left to right should i buy a few sets of rear hubs, measure & mark them or is this a weird one off.
And yes I have checked all the other possabilities
Other than this issue it went together nicely & looking forward to hitting the BLACK RIBBON..
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:30 AM   #14857
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yeah bud mine aswell as soon as i get some new tires im gonna give my car to a guy at my club he does wheel alignments, all the cars hes done have worked out great

and i need some help with gearing my tc i need my fdr to be arround 6 or below it a little bit. but the pinion and spur have to be gud for alot of corners and 1 long straight at my local track any ideas?
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Hey guy's, have just finished building the TC and found that the rear toe is out quiet a bit (like 2 & 1/4) left to right should i buy a few sets of rear hubs, measure & mark them or is this a weird one off.
And yes I have checked all the other possabilities
Other than this issue it went together nicely & looking forward to hitting the BLACK RIBBON..
The toe being out is normal the older hubs had the hinge pin holes drilled incorrectly. Hpi/hb fixed this problem a couple months back and issued new hub...but without creating a new part number it will be hard to tell if you got a new or old set. I know rcmarket has the new revised ones. The only other way is to go with alloy rear hubs
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hey munrath are you running the cyclone at Mimi's? If so how do you like it so far? I'm about to buy one just to see how i like it versus my losi type R

Yes, I'm running the car at Mimi's. I like the car a lot. My only issue has been the front steering knuckles. I think some of the problem was me as I like to run the servo saver really tight for more of a direct feel, but I think there is simply to much graphite in the steering knuckles and not enough plastic so they had a tendency to snap. I've switched to the aluminum steering knuckles and haven't had a problem. I also backed out the servo saver a little as well and this has helped as well.

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VooDooPH - Thanks. Purple is on order.

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Hey guy's, have just finished building the TC and found that the rear toe is out quiet a bit (like 2 & 1/4) left to right should i buy a few sets of rear hubs, measure & mark them or is this a weird one off.
And yes I have checked all the other possabilities
Other than this issue it went together nicely & looking forward to hitting the BLACK RIBBON..
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:55 PM   #14862
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and i need some help with gearing my tc i need my fdr to be arround 6 or below it a little bit. but the pinion and spur have to be gud for alot of corners and 1 long straight at my local track any ideas?
check out http://http://www.gearchart.com/inde...n=chart.create
And click on cyclone but change the trasmission ratio to 2.166 as the tc has a different transmition ratio (internal ratio)to the other cyclones i think

Smaller Gear Ratio
(bigger number means smaller ratio) More punch and accelleration.
More runtime.
Lower top speed.
Bigger Gear Ratio
(smaller number means bigger ratio) Less punch, but more top speed.
Less runtime.
Smaller Pinion Gear Smaller gear ratio
Bigger pinion Gear Bigger gear ratio
Smaller Spur Gear Bigger gear ratio
Bigger Spur Gear Smaller gear ratio

hope this helps
ask other people at your track what ratio they use as well
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:38 PM   #14863
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how many people are running legal r.o.a.r weight in there cars and how are you getting them there using lipo
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check out http://http://www.gearchart.com/inde...n=chart.create
And click on cyclone but change the trasmission ratio to 2.166 as the tc has a different transmition ratio (internal ratio)to the other cyclones i think

Smaller Gear Ratio
(bigger number means smaller ratio) More punch and accelleration.
More runtime.
Lower top speed.
Bigger Gear Ratio
(smaller number means bigger ratio) Less punch, but more top speed.
Less runtime.
Smaller Pinion Gear Smaller gear ratio
Bigger pinion Gear Bigger gear ratio
Smaller Spur Gear Bigger gear ratio
Bigger Spur Gear Smaller gear ratio

hope this helps
ask other people at your track what ratio they use as well

ok thankz mate shall do
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:02 PM   #14865
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how many people are running legal r.o.a.r weight in there cars and how are you getting them there using lipo
At our track, we are mostly running minimum weight rules(1500g) and everything else in the cars, even ride height. We are also now considering teching body height and wing dimesions also...
As for adding the weight, it was also to balance the car as much as possible. Without the weights the car would transfer weight erraticallly as if it was tweaked. Although it would show good tweak on the setup station and tweak stations.

The layout the hotbodies drivers have are, approx 77 grams on the side of the battery.. (11 squares, if 7 grams each) then about 15 grams configured just in front of the battery and 15 grams in the rear of the battery.. All in all, my car was weighed in at 1503grams....

hope this helps.. although adding weights to the top of the battery, may be considered, you can still feel the car tweaked.. so thats why i lowered alll the weights to the chassis instead..i did have the front and rear weights on top of the batteries, i removed them and the car was definately smoother..
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