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Old 03-05-2009, 03:09 PM   #1051
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http://www.redrc.net/2009/03/josh-cy...aves-motonica/

WHAT HAPPENED???? Why did Josh leave?
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:51 PM   #1052
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Yes it's true and this is very bad news for Motonica. Personally I am very saddened to lose Josh, but I am happy for the opportunity he is about to take on. He is a great driver and a really good person. I wish him the best of luck with his new endeavours. Life is full of ups and downs and so it goes.

The P81 is coming and I am looking forward to the challenge of finding setups and improving on my lap times and results. With all the changes going on right now with drivers and importers, I hope that Motonica will be able to secure some good drivers who can promote the brand and provide setup and support for all Motonica drivers. I think 2009 is going to be a very good year.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:02 PM   #1055
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Yes it's true and this is very bad news for Motonica. Personally I am very saddened to lose Josh, but I am happy for the opportunity he is about to take on. He is a great driver and a really good person. I wish him the best of luck with his new endeavours. Life is full of ups and downs and so it goes.

The P81 is coming and I am looking forward to the challenge of finding setups and improving on my lap times and results. With all the changes going on right now with drivers and importers, I hope that Motonica will be able to secure some good drivers who can promote the brand and provide setup and support for all Motonica drivers. I think 2009 is going to be a very good year.
What opportunity? What happened? I thought he was happy with Motonica. I was happy with him being with Motonica. I even have a picture with him as I held his 10th scale pan car beauty in my hands and spoke at length with him.

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He was quite happy with the Motonica car and with Motonica. I won't say where he is headed and what he will be doing as it's best to allow him to do it when the time is right. He did prove that the P8.0R 08 is a great car and it was a pleasure to have him as a teammate. Who knows, one day things might work out again.
I see there is another thread on this subject...have fun with it, and let's get this thread back on track.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:54 AM   #1057
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He was quite happy with the Motonica car and with Motonica. I won't say where he is headed and what he will be doing as it's best to allow him to do it when the time is right. He did prove that the P8.0R 08 is a great car and it was a pleasure to have him as a teammate. Who knows, one day things might work out again.
I see there is another thread on this subject...have fun with it, and let's get this thread back on track.
Well, this thread is called "1/8 Scale Motonica" so it has a very general ground it can cover when it comes to this subject. I guess we should narrow the title down a bit to avoid getting caught up with other news.

But back on topic, I have a question about shocks being used on the P81 (provided you have enough information). How do these shocks work (I remember the SMP Slide having inverted shocks versus the normal standup shocks)? Have there been any new improvements over the P8.0R? Do these shocks work better with thicker oil and softer springs or softer oil with stiffer springs?

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Old 03-06-2009, 07:23 AM   #1058
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This is the P8.0R 2008



This is the coming P81 2009


These shocks act like others too. What seems to be awkward here???
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:24 AM   #1059
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I believe other than one of the plastic pieces, the shocks on the old and new cars are identical.
The SMP Slide design was neat, but I am not sure if there was any advantage to it.
With the P8.0R 08 we had a good shock setup, and I am sure we will have it again for the P81. On the P8.0R we ran the stock bladder, stock pistons front and rear, almost always the stock 500cps oil (comes with the car), and depending on the track, anything from the stock soft white springs up to the super stiff gold springs. 90% of the time I ran the 2nd to stiffest silver springs front and rear.
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We are just about 2 weeks away:







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Wow, it looks like a simple build!! I like that very much.

The SMP Slide's inverted shock system did not provide any advantage. It was just different and provided better dampening. But it proved no better than anyone else's.

As far as the springs you used, Garen, are they Motonica springs or did you use Serpent/Mugen/Kyosho springs? If they are Motonica springs, do you have weights of the springs that we could use and compare to other brands springs? Motonica is not well known in my area and getting Motonica specific springs will take some time since I would have to order them. Plus while working setups, I like to have the means necessary to dial the car in while at the track instead of pulling it and waiting until more items come in.
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Wow, it looks like a simple build!! I like that very much.

The SMP Slide's inverted shock system did not provide any advantage. It was just different and provided better dampening. But it proved no better than anyone else's.

As far as the springs you used, Garen, are they Motonica springs or did you use Serpent/Mugen/Kyosho springs? If they are Motonica springs, do you have weights of the springs that we could use and compare to other brands springs? Motonica is not well known in my area and getting Motonica specific springs will take some time since I would have to order them. Plus while working setups, I like to have the means necessary to dial the car in while at the track instead of pulling it and waiting until more items come in.
Hi Harry N, I race for motonica and the springs he is talking about are the moto gold and silver we use most of the time. I have raced at alot of US tracks and this seems to be the standard. I have found that the car likes to be sprung very firm or at least that how it feels good to me most the time. Look at the motonica USA website setup for some ideas we use....
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We are just about 2 weeks away:
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We still waiting too. Our Motonica distributor here is also the Serpent distributor.. so I understand, ... have to wait for its turn.

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Hi Harry N, I race for motonica and the springs he is talking about are the moto gold and silver we use most of the time. I have raced at alot of US tracks and this seems to be the standard. I have found that the car likes to be sprung very firm or at least that how it feels good to me most the time. Look at the motonica USA website setup for some ideas we use....
Hello Scott!

Thank you for your reply. Are the gold and silver springs included in the P81 kit? Also, are you using the stock oil that comes with the kit?

The track I will be racing at is very high bite. So I am trying to make sure that I have enough chassis roll and flex so I can push through corners harder.
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Hello Scott!

Thank you for your reply. Are the gold and silver springs included in the P81 kit? Also, are you using the stock oil that comes with the kit?

The track I will be racing at is very high bite. So I am trying to make sure that I have enough chassis roll and flex so I can push through corners harder.
Hey again, I think only the black springs come wth the kits stock. I would forsure get some silver and gold moto springs from motonica USA if your running on high bite.I use 600wt oil in the front and 700 in the rear most of the time.
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