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Old 12-17-2007, 07:06 AM   #361
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For anyone planning on attending the Airtronics Race in Vegas, please do contact me for specific setup and assembly info. Since there is only 1 day of practice, and the sun sets early that time of year, it's a good idea to show up prepared and have a good baseline setup already on the car.
My original Vegas setup is good, it makes the car very easy to drive, with a slight push. My GLARCRC setup will make the car more agressive and if you can handle it, produce faster lap times. The only major thing I would change is the shore of the tires (37F/37R, or 37F/40R, both X-tyres) and the size/split of the tires (65F/73R). The ride height will be slightly lower too, only due to the smaller tires.
I will mess around with front and rear widths (going to try 249mm front and 259mm rear), rear shock position (both the stand up and lay down positions), and if I have time caster and ackerman positions.

hi Garen......

to make the front end as narrow as this do you have to cut the upper king pins???
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:05 AM   #362
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Darren, the new bulkheads have ears to mount the new tower. Whether or not you can attach the existing graphite connecting piece, I don't know.

Salvadosi- I run the car with a 250mm front end. I have not tried going narrower, and so far I have not needed to cut anything.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:42 PM   #363
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:11 AM   #364
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Darren, the new bulkheads have ears to mount the new tower. Whether or not you can attach the existing graphite connecting piece, I don't know.

Salvadosi- I run the car with a 250mm front end. I have not tried going narrower, and so far I have not needed to cut anything.
Cool bro. Yeah not 100% sure myself. I just assumed that it would have the original due to the fact the length of the Y and X brace. But I do suppose you could put a spacer of some sort between the Ergal pieces and the new graphite piece if needed. It all depends on how far aft the new graphite piece is. I guess all I am seeing is that the shocks and the Ergal braces are on different planes if observed from the top. I don't see enough room for the top of the shocks to move any further aft then they currently are due to geometry and the swing shaft. Oh well, we'll find out soon enough.

I'm curious to see what the steering characteristics will be like with the new chassis being a bit more flexible. More traction, but where? HMMMMM? I would think it would help give more steering, but this is just my tired brain trying to overthink right now. Sorry guys, I know I babble a bunch sometimes....ok, most of the time. Just wait till you read my reports after a race, whether it's local or travel. I'll practice on short hand so not to bore the heck out of you all. Later all! Thanks Garen bro!!!!
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:40 PM   #365
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Darren, I think your enthusiasm is refresing and I like to read your long stories. As far as your weekend race stories like setups you used or want to try thats the way to be. Better to experment or ask question then to do nothing. Alot of these setups the pro's use mean nothing to joe average because the stuff they use more then likely will not work for anyone but few select people because they drive at such a high level. So keep it up I know you make me want to drive car and try stuff. So keep up the great detail reports the world need's way more postive people like you.
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:23 PM   #367
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I vote Darren posts something entertaining when the thread starts to fall. I would but all I have are stupid questions and zero experience.

The car will be on the road soon enough, but for now its just a shelf ornament. I was thinking of taking a picture of it out in the snow for y'all.

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I vote Darren posts something entertaining when the tread starts to fall. I would but all I have are stupid questions and zero experience.

The car will be on the road soon enough, but for now its just a shelf ornament. I was thinking of taking a picture of it out in the snow for y'all.
i would love to see a picture of your car in the snow....!
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That's just a depressing thought!

Rain has melted most of our snow for now. What's left is ice - not a friendly environmet for an 1/8 scale.
No chance of running our cars 'til spring.
So.......................................VEGAS BABY!!!!!!!!

We're looking forward to the Airtronics race!!!
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Here it is melting into a good foot of snow. Luckily I have air here to dry it off!
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Here it is melting into a good foot of snow. Luckily I have air here to dry it off!
hahaha...i love it...beautiful car...
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I wish our snow was melting way to cold to melt. Car looks really cool.
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Park a 70 degree Motonica on top of it and it will melt for a minute or two.

Ours isn't melting either. Its about 20 degrees right now. 10 days left until we hit the road for FL!!
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OK, here's some info on the new parts:


1- Can you use the new tank and upper plate with old chassis/car?

Yes



2- Can you use new bulkheads and tower on old chassis/car?

Yes, you can use the new front bulkheads on old chassis, but you need also the use the new front shock tower 05-073



3- What are the handling characteristics of the new chassis? More steering, less, etc.?

Actually the steering does not change, the only advantage is that you can house bigger batteries.



4- Does the new radio tray hold AAA batteries still or can it accept AA?

It is not a matter of radio tray. It is the new chassis (together with the new tank shape) that allows to house AAA or 2/3A batteries
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