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Old 11-16-2002, 01:48 PM
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Default The rest were knives too.

You Knives will have a Yok to abuse soon. I won't get to race till week from Sun. Do you ever run oval Kracer?
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I have never run oval. I would try if I had a car...
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Old 11-17-2002, 09:31 PM
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I didn't see it in the above thread...I use the purple rear side springs, and try the Corally Hard syrup in the dampners....it works good. Mine is the same except for 50wt Assoc shock oil.
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Old 11-17-2002, 09:43 PM
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John bought another l3o, he said he got it so if there wasnt very many show up he would have one more car for someone to run I bet he would let you ran it if you came on a thur.
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Just an FYI,

I changed from white springs to red springs on the side and it made the car much more agile. I like it much better....

Just a note to those running the CK!!!

Down to the 12L!!!
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Default Re: Gearing?

Originally posted by che
Any suggestions on where to start gearing my CK3.1 using a 19t spec (Chameleon) on a smaller tight, technical track?
Also, what size should I true down a brand new set of tires?
4 cell, 8 minutes using standard kit 64 pitch spur gear...
I am running a 100/27 with a rollout of 42.85. Seems good for a 19 turn....

I had 95 sec on my 3000's after my 8 min run, might try to gear up one more. But I did change the springs on the motor to blue and green, there softer...

Hope this helps!!!
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Old 11-18-2002, 09:01 PM
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Default RED SPRIGS

I have had good luck with the red springs also.
You are correct the CK feel very responsive with these springs.

TQ,d and won the A main in Sundays club race--about 12 cars,
The knife felt good and gave me my first A mainin a long time.

Seems some of the young drivers don't think much of a 50 something old man lapping them.

I have paid my dues and am enjoying having a car that is so
responsive and yet forgining.
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Default Re: RED SPRIGS

Originally posted by SrRC
I have had good luck with the red springs also.
You are correct the CK feel very responsive with these springs.

TQ,d and won the A main in Sundays club race--about 12 cars,
The knife felt good and gave me my first A mainin a long time.

Seems some of the young drivers don't think much of a 50 something old man lapping them.

I have paid my dues and am enjoying having a car that is so
responsive and yet forgining.
Are you running stock or mod?
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Old 11-20-2002, 07:59 PM
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Stock--At fifty something it is difficult too keep up with a mod--
however I am thinking about trying a mod again since the car is
working so well.
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Old 11-20-2002, 08:45 PM
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Default stock or mod

Hey Kracer,
maybe you should try the stock motor.

signed

The Yok.











just kidding but I had to give you a little slack.
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Old 01-28-2003, 10:47 AM
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Is the 6-pack t-bar or the 4 cell spring car better for smooth ozite carpet? Why?

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On high smooth carpet the Y-Bar cars seem to "snap" back much faster making for quicker transitions.......
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Default Thread returned from the dead...

I know it's an old thread, but considering the carpet season is in full force, and I just got a new CK3.1, I figured it would be worthwhile to bump this bad boy to the top of the forums...

I also have been assembling everything to race in a few weeks (hopefully) and one of the things I always have for my own personal use is a setup sheet to keep really strict notes on. Whether it is a R/C race car or a real race car, keeping detialed notes of what you do on any given day and track is one of the biggest things that will help you get faster and better.

I looked for any setup sheets for the CK or any other 12th scale car and I didn't find any that covered everything I wanted, and that includes the CRC factory sheet. So I did what any proactive racer/graphic designer would do and I made my own. It is very detailed and probably more than most guys would care to keep track of, but anyone who wants it is welcome to use it. If there is anything missing or something that you think would make it better, let me know.

I can also provide the base Quark file and fonts if anyone on a Mac has the ability to manipulate files for their own needs.


Hope this helps some of you guys out...

Carpet Knife Setup Sheet


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wow!!!!!!! thanks its great nice job man
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:04 PM
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Default CK vs. Corally

I raced 1/12th 10 years ago.. and am just getting back into it now we have a new carpet track in the Dallas area.

I bought a Carpet Knife this past week and raced it yesterday. I ended up with two firsts, a second and a third; but not easily.

I found a number of issues with the car and wanted to ask you guys if you have tips. My car is a Bloody Knife 3.1

1) In 3 "minor" crashes (no tumbling) I broke three of the balls that hold the "rear pod bars". The little fixed ball link shafts that keep the rear pod from pivoting left / right. The balls themselves snapped off at the neck - revealing they have less than .5 mm of actual metal as they are drilled all the way into the ball so there is only an outter lip. I ended up having to dremel myself some ball inks on steel shafts and used EVO2 steel balls in place. Never had a problem with them since.

2) Screws keep loosening up/falling out! I know.. CA on the metal/plastic screws, Threadlock on metal/metal. I'm going to go through the car again fixing every screw.

3) Hi-speed wandering. I was running a 10 single with 98 spur/24 pinion - the track we have is huge (100 foot long straight) and I was hauling major a$$ at the end of it...
The car felt GREAT in the corners.. if anything I had a bit too much traction but on the straight it seemed to "wander" a bit. Didn't always track the same. Anyone have any suggestions on how to make it track better at speed or what I may have adjusted wrong?

Also wondering if anyone CK owners out there also own Corallys?

I have 2 12Ls, 2 Corallys and the Carpet Knife. I find that the Corallys have been (last time I ran them years ago) VERY low maintenance with no tweak or anything to worry about. I'm sure the design comes at some sort of a penalty in peformance - anyone know how they feel back to back? (I'm fixing to find out next week as I'll race the CK in mod and the new Corally in stock).
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