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Old 12-26-2002, 09:21 AM   #76
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There are 6 stand offs (including the optional 2). 4 screws on each side of the motor mount and 4 screws going into the F/R bulkheads (2 ea). It makes for a Very stiff car!
those stand offs make your car tweak easily !!
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Old 12-26-2002, 09:23 AM   #77
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those stand offs make your car tweak easily !!
You of all people should know to stress relief the upper deck after each run!!

There are a total of 102 screws through out the car.....at least Kawada is consistent...all their cars have too many screws!
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The car runs heavy...without bodyshell it comes to 1430g...with shell this is bring it up to 1550g. This is with Ti screws but with GP3300...which probably offsets the savings in the screw dept!
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at the weight you claimed, what tire combo are you using, and what electronics? that seems pretty heavy. i've been on a kick with my rclab this last week or so trying to lighten it via milling, omision, and replacement of various parts.
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hehe all kawada cars are heavy i guess .... my sv10 II weights around 1600-1700 fully equiepted
and it has lots of screws
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kawada cars are heavy i guess ... my SV10 II weights 1600-1700 fully equiepted ... and yes it has a LOT of screws ......and looks super bulky
and its one HECK of a car .... stabilityand handling wise my recent 414m is nothing near
chasis is very stiff because of VOLT upper deck frame design

very unforgiving on bumpy surface
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The car runs heavy...without bodyshell it comes to 1430g...with shell this is bring it up to 1550g. This is with Ti screws but with GP3300...which probably offsets the savings in the screw dept!
Damn Yours is Heavy!! Mine only comes in at 1400 without the body?? But then again I have used some Ti screws that are smaller and My servo is pretty light too Futaba 9550

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BTW I have already crunched one set of C-Hubs only on a light smack on a wall
these look like they are the weak link so far

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Old 12-26-2002, 11:31 PM   #83
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Damn Yours is Heavy!! Mine only comes in at 1400 without the body?? But then again I have used some Ti screws that are smaller and My servo is pretty light too Futaba 9550

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BTW I have already crunched one set of C-Hubs only on a light smack on a wall
these look like they are the weak link so far

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Are you running GP3300? I'm using a KO 2143 servo and GT7 ESC....batteries are so damn heavy now a days it makes all the difference....
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That makes sense as a pack of 6-cell GP3300 is weight 2x-30g more than a SMH or HV 3000 cells ....
That explain why DTM's machine is 1430g w/o body .... right ?
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Are you running GP3300? I'm using a KO 2143 servo and GT7 ESC....batteries are so damn heavy now a days it makes all the difference....
Nope I'm using the new sanyo 3300's and using a KO ProPo VFS 2000J limited..

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the car looks good! any test report?
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Old 12-27-2002, 05:29 AM   #87
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Nope I'm using the new sanyo 3300's and using a KO ProPo VFS 2000J limited..

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Ah.....you still have at least 18g less than me with Sanyo 3300s......must remember to use less solder next time!!
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They are diaphragm type shocks. I'm using both sponge and O-ring to achieve a quick rebound. Even Yokomo are moving away from the air/mixture type...too much of a pain!

Also they can run a single or dual O-ring. Because the original O-rings are the soft clear type I am using sinlge O-ring. If I get some harder Kose O-rings I may change to dual O-rings.
oH! I don't know Yokomo is moving to diaphragm dampers... I just knew they have new two-ways dampers...
I can still remember the most difficult part of running the Barracuda is setting their dampers... But I think I can now handle them well...

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dtm:
how much does the sigma cost???...
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I think the list price is around HK$21xx-22xx...of course, this was not the price I paid!

Tried the car yesterday, very eager to turn in. I had a problem with the car not returning straight coming out of the corner with power. Added rear kick up and it got better....then I left it to a friend to sort out the setting while I switch to 4 cell 1/12!!

My friend carried on with changing the setting with more kick up front and rear. Ran rear shocks more flat, he managed to get rid of the "not returning straight" problem.......the car has potential...only problem is I have too many new toys to play with so TC is not on the top of the list at the moment!!.....maybe in a few more weeks!!
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