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Old 09-30-2008, 11:59 AM   #2146
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Must be nice... Our season (Northeast) is all but done. Have fun


Pass you soon...
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:53 PM   #2147
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Must be nice... Our season (Northeast) is all but done. Have fun


Pass you soon...

Think about coming to the Paris race in November, or the Airtronics race in January. Paris will be good and early november you will probably wear a sweatshirt in the morning, then just a T-shirt and jeans. Race Vegas!!
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Sorry to bring this up as I think this post has been lost with all the replys..

Question:

How do i make the bodyshell to have higher downforce but yet comply with the rules for 200mm?

I only know the easy way out by having a bigger wing, but that would contravene the rules right?
The wing has to be inline with the roof, so you can drop the rear down on the mounts and run a higher wing, though the easiest way to increase downforce is to use a different body. The active SPL is very good, as is the kawahara is250.

Beyond taht it starts getting a bit funky. I read a great article on rc car bodies but I cant seem to find it again, the two tips I remember are these

Ground effects: by bending the lower part of the body behind the rear wheel out, a vortex will be created on each side of the car that will suck it to the ground - if you look on the is250 body it has these moulded in

Wing holes: Some bodies (protoform mazda 6 190mm for example) have pre marked oval shaped slits running across the wing on the horizontal part before it bends upright. I can't remember the scientific explanation for the effect they create but net result is more downforce.

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More importantly, the clutch bell not touching the 2nd gear housing (i found mine was touching)
Interestingly, my first clutch bell touched but the ones I've ordered since haven't. I dunno if I'm doing something different when meshing (doubt it) or perhaps mugen reduced the clutch bell diameter slightly without telling anyone
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:58 PM   #2149
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Think about coming to the Paris race in November, or the Airtronics race in January. Paris will be good and early november you will probably wear a sweatshirt in the morning, then just a T-shirt and jeans. Race Vegas!!
In November I'll be pulling maintenance on the snowblower. January I'll be knee deep in snow. You guys have it made.


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The wing has to be inline with the roof, so you can drop the rear down on the mounts and run a higher wing, though the easiest way to increase downforce is to use a different body. The active SPL is very good, as is the kawahara is250.

Beyond taht it starts getting a bit funky. I read a great article on rc car bodies but I cant seem to find it again, the two tips I remember are these

Ground effects: by bending the lower part of the body behind the rear wheel out, a vortex will be created on each side of the car that will suck it to the ground - if you look on the is250 body it has these moulded in

Wing holes: Some bodies (protoform mazda 6 190mm for example) have pre marked oval shaped slits running across the wing on the horizontal part before it bends upright. I can't remember the scientific explanation for the effect they create but net result is more downforce.


Interestingly, my first clutch bell touched but the ones I've ordered since haven't. I dunno if I'm doing something different when meshing (doubt it) or perhaps mugen reduced the clutch bell diameter slightly without telling anyone

Who stocks the is250? Thinking of trying one of these next year
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In November I'll be pulling maintenance on the snowblower. January I'll be knee deep in snow. You guys have it made.


Take care

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I know.. I tease Chicky about it every winter. I have trekked to the GLC for the past 4 years... Come out and race Vegas.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:19 PM   #2152
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I know.. I tease Chicky about it every winter. I have trekked to the GLC for the past 4 years... Come out and race Vegas.
If I come out to Vegas I'm pretty sure; I won't come back home!!!! I am planning on coming in the near future.

Save me a pitspot... In the shade
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Who stocks the is250? Thinking of trying one of these next year
I get mine off the aussie kawahara importer
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:12 PM   #2154
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It is official now!
Robert Pietsch, the designer of the Shepherd Velox 1/8th scale car is returning to Mugen as designer and driver.

http://www.redrc.net/2008/10/robert-...s-mugen-seiki/
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:04 PM   #2155
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Who stocks the is250? Thinking of trying one of these next year
mugen racing usa carries some kawahara parts including the LS250, have your dealer order from them! i've got my kawahara steel brake cam from mugen racing here are some parts imported to the us by mugen racing

K860 ZAC Front Body Mount: MTX4
K762 ZAC Light Weight 2 Speed Bell: MTX4
K852B ZAC Alum Upper Arm Bracket (B): MTX4
K853 ZAC Radio Plate Post: MTX4
K859 ZAC Graphite Rear Upper Arm Bracket: MTX4
K861 ZAC Rear Sus. Shaft Mount: MTX4
K863 ZAC Belt Pulley (25T): MTX4
K869 ZAC Stainless Steel Brake Shaft: MTX4
K871 ZAC Roll Bar Set: MTX4
K879H ZAC Rear Adjustment Stabilizer Bar: MTX4
K883 ZAC Front Oneway Set: MTX4
KT003 ZAC 1/10 IS250 Body
KT102 ZAC Touring Car Wing (A)
KT103 ZAC Touring Car Wing (B)
KT104 ZAC Touring Car Wing ( C)
KZ1519 ZAC Kawahara T-Shirt Black (XL)
KZ1520 ZAC Kawahara T-Shirt Black (XXL)
KZT001 ZAC 1/8 Lola Body
KZT021 ZAC 1/10 Lola C Body
KZW001 ZAC GPR Full Set: MTX4
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It is official now!
Robert Pietsch, the designer of the Shepherd Velox 1/8th scale car is returning to Mugen as designer and driver.

http://www.redrc.net/2008/10/robert-...s-mugen-seiki/
Will we see the V-brake system on the Mugens??
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It is official now!
Robert Pietsch, the designer of the Shepherd Velox 1/8th scale car is returning to Mugen as designer and driver.

http://www.redrc.net/2008/10/robert-...s-mugen-seiki/

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Who stocks the is250? Thinking of trying one of these next year
try Cwhits in MD, i have had a few from there
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Hey all. With the end of my local track's season coming up, going into the off-season I am looking into a new mill for my MTX. I have been running a rebuilt OS TZ12 I bought from a guy at our track. I was thinking about getting the OS Speed 12TZ Spec 2 motor since I have had good luck with O.S. thus far. I am also considering a Novarossi motor. Do any of you have any experience or knowledge of the OS Speed 12TZ Spec 2 motor or any opinions? Also any recommendations of Novarossi motors? Thank you in advance for any information any of you can offer.
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I run the spec II, good motor with tons of top end. It seems best for big tracks and can be thirsty with the wrong pipe.
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