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Old 08-27-2008, 02:27 PM   #886
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If you are interested in a Motonica, please send an email to [email protected] and I'll help you out.
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:31 PM   #887
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alright just emailed you, sooo i guss there isnt any distributors in sweden??
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I small update in my blog.
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:27 AM   #889
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daaaaam that monotonica is lookin very fine, to fine to miss out on m m m mmmm hehehe, . just makes it that much harder to choose hmm this or that one oorrr the 3rd on the list...
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Very NIIIIIICIE
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:12 AM   #891
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Whichever one you choose you will be happy as all the major brands produce good cars. With the Motonica you will have a very easy to drive car and top notch support with anything you might need help with. Here in the US our results are improving from the start of the year as we have placed at least 1 car in the final at nearly every major race, and won the last few we have been to.
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alright yea well you dont see enough brands in the field here from what i see its serpent,mugen and some other euro co.s who dont really match the performance and quality... will be mad fun when i do get one soon will have the first installment going towards one this month or start of next month at latest.
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nice site like the real racing too good luck with the new car
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:53 PM   #894
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After 4 rounds of quals at the ROAR nats, Josh Cyrul has set the fastest qualifying time so far with his P8.0R 08. Bad weather is in the forecast tomorrow, but let's hope the forecasters are wrong. I spoke with him earlier today, he said his car was dialed and super easy to drive.
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Our nationals are over now, and I'm the new champion for the year 2008 with my Motonica. The car is very stable and easy to drive. I will write some more about my car later.
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Congrats on your win and title. Do you have any links to the race results and photos?
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:40 PM   #897
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Just want to bump up the thread. I miss reading all the info on this awesome looking car.
Please anyone update. I have been reading from page 1... imagine that.

Ok, I start with a question... if i have the option of getting the old Motonica and the new 08 version.. which one should I take?

The old one will come with the new 08 version at special prize. The new 08 version kit will come as... as new 08 version thats all.

If take the old one, I have extra deck and tank for that specific version...hmmm so confusing...

anyway want to shed some senses to this new 1/8th tester

thanks.
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Hi to all Motonica users;

I'm a little bit late, but here is the info that i want to share with all of you.
I'm using Motonica for about one and half year. I started with a brand new P8.0R and then upgraded it to 2008 spec. First of all, I'm very happy with my car. It's a very consistent car with good durability and good performance. I tested various bodies during the session and various tires. The first problem is the fuel tank. It has a very low c.g. but after hard cornering, especially when the fuel level is low, the engine can not pick up fuel. This problem is solved with the new fuel tank, which is included in 2008 upgrade kit. I used this new tank for about 2 or 3 races, it works, but it does not look good for me. Because it has a a higher c.g compared to old tank. So I modified the old tank a little and start using it again. I placed a small lexan plate over the separators near the stone filter and hold it there with a small zip-tie. It works very good, fuel starving problem is solved with this mod. (here is the link for this mod: http://www.rctek.com/serpent/vteq_mo...fuel_tank.html)
But using the old fuel tank causes another problem, where to mount the transponder? So I drilled two holes to the upper carbon plate, and mount it there.
Generally, I need more turn-in with this car. When I reduce the front track width, it helps a lot, but the car loose stability too. And cause I'm not a very good driver, it will be problematic for me during long mains. So I don't reduce the front track width but installed the rear side braces. It helped a lot, good turn-in, without loosing to much stability. (But when you install the side braces, the plastic handles mounting angle changes and you must alter the body cut-outs according this new handle position.)

During session, I must use various tires. I think the best combination between cost, traction, toughness and life span is the X-Tires. (or any ATS made tire) I try some Jaco's, but I don't like the traction. Grp is way too expensive and does not provide more grip, beside of this the rim is not tough enough I think. Kawahara is good but the life span is short. One of my friend say, "don't use this tires without a conical wheel shim", and I installed serpents conical wheel shims. But using this shims is not a easy task, because I can not find the new conical shims from serpent with smaller outer diameter. Instead of this, I make the older bigger outer diameter shims smaller with a dremel. With this conical shims, the rims stay very true on wheel axles. You can see the details on the attached photos. ( they are unfortunately low quality...sorry)
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Hi to all Motonica users;

I'm a little bit late, but here is the info that i want to share with all of you.
I'm using Motonica for about one and half year. I started with a brand new P8.0R and then upgraded it to 2008 spec. First of all, I'm very happy with my car. It's a very consistent car with good durability and good performance. I tested various bodies during the session and various tires. The first problem is the fuel tank. It has a very low c.g. but after hard cornering, especially when the fuel level is low, the engine can not pick up fuel. This problem is solved with the new fuel tank, which is included in 2008 upgrade kit. I used this new tank for about 2 or 3 races, it works, but it does not look good for me. Because it has a a higher c.g compared to old tank. So I modified the old tank a little and start using it again. I placed a small lexan plate over the separators near the stone filter and hold it there with a small zip-tie. It works very good, fuel starving problem is solved with this mod. (here is the link for this mod: http://www.rctek.com/serpent/vteq_mo...fuel_tank.html)
But using the old fuel tank causes another problem, where to mount the transponder? So I drilled two holes to the upper carbon plate, and mount it there.
Generally, I need more turn-in with this car. When I reduce the front track width, it helps a lot, but the car loose stability too. And cause I'm not a very good driver, it will be problematic for me during long mains. So I don't reduce the front track width but installed the rear side braces. It helped a lot, good turn-in, without loosing to much stability. (But when you install the side braces, the plastic handles mounting angle changes and you must alter the body cut-outs according this new handle position.)

During session, I must use various tires. I think the best combination between cost, traction, toughness and life span is the X-Tires. (or any ATS made tire) I try some Jaco's, but I don't like the traction. Grp is way too expensive and does not provide more grip, beside of this the rim is not tough enough I think. Kawahara is good but the life span is short. One of my friend say, "don't use this tires without a conical wheel shim", and I installed serpents conical wheel shims. But using this shims is not a easy task, because I can not find the new conical shims from serpent with smaller outer diameter. Instead of this, I make the older bigger outer diameter shims smaller with a dremel. With this conical shims, the rims stay very true on wheel axles. You can see the details on the attached photos. ( they are unfortunately low quality...sorry)
thanks for the info friend. I will probably use the new tank though. The mod kind of "expert" to me
The way you mount the transponder closer to the tank.. well.. definitely will be poured with fuel during the pit... accidentally of coz.

I cannot see from the pics you posted.. a bit blur. I interested in the conical shims you mentioned. Maybe you or others can share some more info on this. I noticed my friends not using it any conical shims and they been putting laps after laps with nothing fault visible to the tires or related to it.

I wanna know more. I will be installing or building this kit tonight. It's in and it is so damn nice!
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Here are some pics of my new Zytec body for tomorrows race.



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