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Old 03-31-2014, 07:08 AM
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Start with 5,0 or higher at small tracks and 4,5 and higher at big tracks.

The Motor should be turn out, to get all the power from.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by NickGroves View Post
What are people running for fdr for blinky 17.5 on carpet? Ive read people running around 3.6 but it was from a couple years back.

Motor is speed passion comp 3.0 in blinky 17.5
How big is your track? I'm not going to speak for everyone else but only from experience. I've run your motor before with and without higher timing board. Our carpet track locally I believe is somewhere around 90x60 and I usually gear 3.8-4.0 with the sp motor. Gear for infield speeds and 3/4 of straightaway to find a happy medium. I see some really tall gearing suggestions here on rctech but I'm only speculating that these may be larger tracks.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:47 PM
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My 418 arrived today

But my aluminium screws are still in transit. Boo. Have to wait to start I guess
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:33 PM
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Why is the 418 so damn much and i can't find on for sale under 700.00..wtf
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by cplus View Post
My 418 arrived today

But my aluminium screws are still in transit. Boo. Have to wait to start I guess
Could always build the shocks and diff
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:55 PM
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Could always build the shocks and diff
And sand, glue, and polish the carbon edges... haha
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:46 PM
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I'm going to start with the body. Will lessen the chance of me rushing at the end and doing a crap job.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:19 AM
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Tower has dropped their price on the 418. It's now $596 and if your a tower club member, it comes to $521.00 shipped!

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDXHK&P=7
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:10 PM
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IFMAR TC Worlds Warm Up in Florida

Marc posted some Information on his Facebook page, Thanks.

No information on the net about the warm-up race in Florida.
Interested probably no one only rcracingtv.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Raman View Post
Tower has dropped their price on the 418. It's now $596 and if your a tower club member, it comes to $521.00 shipped!

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDXHK&P=7
How so? I don't see a special offer for members?
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:21 AM
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How so? I don't see a special offer for members?
Discount coupon codes

And in many cases, free shipping as well

Codes only apply if you are enrolled in the Tower Super Saver club
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:01 PM
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Who is using the 6 deg c hubs on the 418 ? Or do the 4 deg work better?
Is it ok to use the 417 uprights on the 418? Or stick with the single hole 418 style?
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Atechbh View Post
Who is using the 6 deg c hubs on the 418 ? Or do the 4 deg work better?
Is it ok to use the 417 uprights on the 418? Or stick with the single hole 418 style?
I tried the 6 degree hubs on medium traction carpet for a couple of runs. Didn't like them, worse steering feel and less steering on power (more or less the opposite of what I expected). Put 4 deg back on and the car was more positive. I also don't like the fact that they have a slightly different distance between the jaws and need custom shimming to fit well.

417 uprights have a different geometry so bear that in mind if you make the change.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:30 AM
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I'm using the 6 front C-hubs on my TRF418, for me they are great.
I've been running them on 4 races and won 3 of them, to me they make the car more consistent.
Perhaps it's all about the preferences from the pilot, what works best for him.
This is just my opinion.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by sosidge View Post
I tried the 6 degree hubs on medium traction carpet for a couple of runs. Didn't like them, worse steering feel and less steering on power (more or less the opposite of what I expected). Put 4 deg back on and the car was more positive. I also don't like the fact that they have a slightly different distance between the jaws and need custom shimming to fit well.

417 uprights have a different geometry so bear that in mind if you make the change.
That sounds strange or I missed something. Less caster=more steering, right?

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