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Old 08-04-2014, 09:57 PM
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Were you using the samix conversion on indoor carpet? I was curious to try this conversion but wasn't sure if there was any benefit to using it for 17.5 blinky on indoor carpet.
I was using at the on road nationals which is an asphalt race. I haven't ran the car on carpet this season yet at all. But from what i hear the kit chassis is dialed on catpet. Can't say from my experiences though
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:58 PM
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For anyone wanting my setup from nationals this weekend it has been uploaded on petit rc.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by xrayaustin View Post
For anyone wanting my setup from nationals this weekend it has been uploaded on petit rc.
Might want to check your rear blocks. You running positive toe in the rear? Hehe
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:11 AM
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Might want to check your rear blocks. You running positive toe in the rear? Hehe
No a rear E block with a front B block is 1.5 degrees toe in. Im running it with B to the inside and XB to the outside

edit. Just realized I do have them backwards on the sheet. Hopefully people realize that. I dont think most people even own a front e block lol. Everyone make sure u don't run toe out in the rear haha
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by xrayaustin View Post
For anyone wanting my setup from nationals this weekend it has been uploaded on petit rc.
Very hot their on the weekend Austin (according to the track temp on your setup sheet), haha
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:52 PM
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Very hot their on the weekend Austin (according to the track temp on your setup sheet), haha
Absolutely scoring hot. It was about 92 to 95 degrees everyday and track Temps upward of 140 with 157 the hottest I saw all week. I set a waterbottle next to me turn marshaling and the track started steaming from the cold bottle. It was extremely hot. Anybody that was there will vouch for that as well lol
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:13 PM
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Hot beyond belief.... as in steam rising up like some kind of small cloud as the rain first came down. Lots of good racing though, hot or not.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by nf_ekt View Post
Hot beyond belief.... as in steam rising up like some kind of small cloud as the rain first came down. Lots of good racing though, hot or not.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:35 PM
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Anyone know why Tower has it listed as Discontinued?
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDXHK&P=7
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Originally Posted by H0LESH0T View Post
Anyone know why Tower has it listed as Discontinued?
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDXHK&P=7
They must have sold their last batch. Nearing the end of the year too so the 418X is around the corner. We'll see what they bring out for the worlds.
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by xrayaustin View Post
Absolutely scoring hot. It was about 92 to 95 degrees everyday and track Temps upward of 140 with 157 the hottest I saw all week. I set a waterbottle next to me turn marshaling and the track started steaming from the cold bottle. It was extremely hot. Anybody that was there will vouch for that as well lol
Understood, but I was just teasing you cos you posted 140 degrees on the Setup sheet which is in Celsius (= 284 degrees Fahrenheit), which is damn HOT, hahaha (140 deg F = 60 deg C)

I guess you can blame Jimmy Carter for not continuing to convert you guys over to the metric system, eh!
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 2-Bad View Post
Understood, but I was just teasing you cos you posted 140 degrees on the Setup sheet which is in Celsius (= 284 degrees Fahrenheit), which is damn HOT, hahaha (140 deg F = 60 deg C)

I guess you can blame Jimmy Carter for not continuing to convert you guys over to the metric system, eh!
Oh I thought I wrote an F behind it lol. Either way it was pretty steamy haha
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:32 PM
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About to finish my build of the TRF418.

Just started in on road, this is my first on road kit build. I come from 1/8 electric bugggy and have made several kits.

The manuals to the 1/8 buggy kits always showed using loctite whenever a screw was going into aluminium. In fact, the kit would not stay together if you did not use loctite.

I was surprised to see that the TRF418 manual did not mention the use of loctite.

Do you really not use loctite?
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No bumps or jumps to worry about. But no, I don't use any on my car. If you insist on it to make you feel better, maybe you can put just a hair on the screws that hold the steering rack together. I really don't see a need for it other than that. Tighten the parts down and you won't have to worry about it.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by JimmyMac View Post
No bumps or jumps to worry about. But no, I don't use any on my car. If you insist on it to make you feel better, maybe you can put just a hair on the screws that hold the steering rack together. I really don't see a need for it other than that. Tighten the parts down and you won't have to worry about it.
Thanks for the answer.

I will not use loctite if I don't have to. If I get a screw or two that keeps coming loose, maybe a little dap of loctite could be used.

Well, just glad to leave the loctite in the box
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