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Old 11-01-2013, 11:12 AM
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Stock my front end had a lot of chatter at full lock, personally I think the double joint front axles are a great upgrade, smooth as butter now lock to lock.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:47 PM
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Done!

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Old 11-01-2013, 09:19 PM
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Stock my front end had a lot of chatter at full lock, personally I think the double joint front axles are a great upgrade, smooth as butter now lock to lock.
I've seen that chatter first hand on a guy's R1 last week. Compared to my double-jointed axles, his were having a seizure at full turn. I'm so glad I upgraded.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:06 AM
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Done!
Build by the book, but modified for shorties, as that is what I have got at the moment.
Just waiting for a body...
Looks good....Best of Luck!

If you are going to be racing on a track with hard track boards I would suggest you get one of these. Its saved me lots of money on broken parts.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...rd-Foam-Bumper
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Thanks!
that might be a good idea
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:29 AM
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whats the quality like on the spec r double jointed shafts? the price is right for sure. curious if they make one that will fit a serpent too as $80 for those ones is a little rediculous. might sell that serpent and just get two prospecs though i guess its always cheaper to just run what you have.....
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Originally Posted by valk View Post
whats the quality like on the spec r double jointed shafts? the price is right for sure. curious if they make one that will fit a serpent too as $80 for those ones is a little rediculous. might sell that serpent and just get two prospecs though i guess its always cheaper to just run what you have.....
My double-jointed shafts are holding up nicely so far. I did break one a long time ago, but that was from a pretty damn hard hit. Been fine this year and smooth as butter.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:43 AM
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I remember reading a few pages back (or maybe more) that there was a company doing cheaper bodies. Anyone know which one it is? I think they were retailing for around $7.

Also I would be interested in finding out what TX/RX combo everyone is using. I will go first, just upgraded to a FS GT3-C. Haven't tested it yet but looks good so far.
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I remember reading a few pages back (or maybe more) that there was a company doing cheaper bodies. Anyone know which one it is? I think they were retailing for around $7.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by mrjudd77 View Post
I remember reading a few pages back (or maybe more) that there was a company doing cheaper bodies. Anyone know which one it is? I think they were retailing for around $7.

Also I would be interested in finding out what TX/RX combo everyone is using. I will go first, just upgraded to a FS GT3-C. Haven't tested it yet but looks good so far.
if you get into serious racing ditch the flysky. I had the gt3c for a few months and while I never had a single issue with it the latency will become noticeable on the track. I switched to the futaba 4pls and what a difference it's made, it really gives you a better sense of connection with the car, the latency was so much better the car actually felt twitchy to me and I had to slow the servo speed down then slowly turn it back up as I got used to it
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:37 PM
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The FlySky should be an upgrade from the standard TX/RX that I was using from the HPI Sprint Flux 2 RTR though. I have only been racing for a few months so I doubt that I will notice the latency for a while yet. But thanks for the advice
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:48 PM
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Is anyone using the xray chubs on their Spec R ? I was wondering if these Xray composite medium chubs would fit...
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:25 AM
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Is anyone using the xray chubs on their Spec R ? I was wondering if these Xray composite medium chubs would fit...
You will have to drill the A arm to fit the hinge pin. The Spec R plastic for arms and hubs is almost as stiff if not the same as the Xray medium. Unless looking for 6 deg caster I would not use them.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:51 PM
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Had my first night on the track Friday. Aside from a few teething problems, a few loose screws and popped the steering turnbuckle off then stripped it and I also stripped the top ball stud from the right hand c-hub causing some weird handling issues). The car ran really well. Ran in the local SSF (10.5T geared 32,75 48p). It was fast but was washing off too much speed in the turns. I think I need to replace the spool front with a geared diff to fix this. The car is at least a full second quicker than my old Sprint 2 after limited track time and I can see this one being alot faster.

On a side note has anyone else noticed that the price of the S-1 has dropped on RC Mart? It is down to $85

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Old 11-10-2013, 07:00 PM
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Mornin Guys...

I purchased R1 about a year ago.. i think it was the second batch... and i have been using it for TITC as well as for my local race with 13,5 motor...

To be honest I was very happy with their design, etc...but the quality of the part is poor...

my question is....with the new R1 Pro Spec....is the quality of the part much more better or still the same as the R1?

Appreciate all the comment on my question...

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