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Old 06-27-2013, 04:08 AM   #301
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Quick one guys, do you need to cut the lugs off the servo to fit it? or is it ok with the lugs on?
It depends on which way round you are mounting the servo. Mount the servo vertically like Tamiya does and the lower lug will need cutting off to fit, and usually the upper one as well to clear the body. Mount a low profile servo horizontally and it can fit complete with lugs.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:33 AM   #302
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:55 AM   #303
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edhchoe: What all did you have to do to get to 4.4mm?
I added 1.5mm shim below the front knuckles. That pushes down the chassis 1.5mm relative to the wheel axle.
But the springs above the knuckles get compressed if you don't raise the upper arms by 1.5mm. Therefore I added 1.5mm washers between the upper arm and the center and and also at the two back screwing points on the servo mount. And I just left 1.5mm space at the side screws (where the droop setting screws are for f104).

After mounting all my electronics and battery, the car sits at 3.4mm front, middle, and back.
I might just run it like that. I have thin shims I can use instead of the 1.5 mm spacers so I can raise it to 4mm if I wanted.

Addendum: on top of upper arm, the center screw was running out of length so I replaced the stock washer with a thinner one.

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:11 AM   #304
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Does anyone recognize the esc and motor in this photo?
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:18 AM   #305
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Does anyone recognize the esc and motor in this photo?
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That is a Futaba ESC maybe the 850, and the Tamiya Motor I believe the "CR Tuned" Version. The ESC is similar to the KO VFS series.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:39 AM   #306
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\and it's fitted with the Tamiya TGU-01 gyro.
You may as well forget anything he says if you don't run a gyro.
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You guys can probably put touring car hex spacers under the lower arms on the 4mm screws and get at least 1mm if not 1.5 out of the front end right away. The tabs will still lock into the chassis slightly. I was doing this for Pardus tires since they are pretty big. You may need to space the servo mount screws as well.
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It came with the f104 arms as well. Interesting.

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I guess it was cheaper to keep the mold and waste plastic.

I also had a leftover bearing.
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It came with the f104 arms as well. Interesting.

That's awesome you got it already! Can't wait to see it in person.
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You guys can probably put touring car hex spacers under the lower arms on the 4mm screws and get at least 1mm if not 1.5 out of the front end right away. The tabs will still lock into the chassis slightly. I was doing this for Pardus tires since they are pretty big. You may need to space the servo mount screws as well.

Yep, shimming the front end along with the servo mounts works the same as shimming the upper arm, it just takes a little more work.
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That's awesome you got it already! Can't wait to see it in person.
Yeah. I need you to build it to be like JBorn's car.
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It's the same parts tree.

As for the gyro, I know what it does, but what purpose would it serve on our F1's?
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Helps keep the rear end from spinning around by countersteering for you.
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