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Old 03-13-2008, 01:38 PM   #301
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Finally had a chance to do pure assembly work on the M3 and just like numerous others have mentioned partially pre-tapping the bulkheads looks like the hot tip (especially the 4mm screw right near the brake cam- pretty much tapped this all the way to prevent a potential bind issue), everything seems to fit well, looking forward to turning a wheel at the end of the month.I realize I'm not adding any earth shaking information - just thought I'd get our M3 thread off page 3!!
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:27 PM   #302
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Your going to like the car Rick, did you order a V-one app brake pad set?
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Guys,

When using a Lipo rx pack... Is a voltage regulator REALLY neccessary?
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When using a Lipo rx pack... Is a voltage regulator REALLY neccessary?
Only if you don't want to risk damaging your electronics.
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Your going to like the car Rick, did you order a V-one app brake pad set?
Ordered a couple from reading about your experience, also have some high metal content car material glued up along with another experiment that I've had in the back of my mind for a while.
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Ordered a couple from reading about your experience, also have some high metal content car material glued up along with another experiment that I've had in the back of my mind for a while.
I am sure the skunkworks lab at empire has been busy since the annoucement of the new car.
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I am sure the skunkworks lab at empire has been busy since the annoucement of the new car.
Scott and Jim have already tested the new front hangers and sway bar mounts and they will be ready to ship soon.
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Aaron, what's the part number on the V-One app brake pad set?
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Only if you don't want to risk damaging your electronics.
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APP02-2 V-One App Brakepads (out of stock)

APP02 V-One App Brakeset (includes rotor but is in stock, when I checked at the begininng of the week)

When you install these they are thinner so you have to tighten the screws that support the pads down more, I took a few coils off the springs too, (that may not be necessary)
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Only if you don't want to risk damaging your electronics.
Thanks Scott,

Im told it may work well for a while but would eventually fry the reciever or servos or both. Regulator it is!
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APP02-2 V-One App Brakepads (out of stock)

APP02 V-One App Brakeset (includes rotor but is in stock, when I checked at the begininng of the week)

When you install these they are thinner so you have to tighten the screws that support the pads down more, I took a few coils off the springs too, (that may not be necessary)

I think it definitely helps cutting the springs with the APP brakes. The brake lever was a little notchy without cutting them.
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Wierd, did you tap the screws in the bulkhead? If not and you use the long screws (from the chassis to the bulkhead) per the instructions, you probably need to ream the brake cylinder hole. The first one I did, I did not tap the screw holes and I used the long screw there and had the notchiness you describe, which was actually the cylinder binding in the bulkhead IMO. I used a short screw only on the hole nearest the cylinder. What made this problem difficult was the notchiness was intermittant, it would do it... and then not do it. Until we redid it all, and/or reamed that hole, nothing made it go away. I didn't think the tension had anything to do with it, I actually thought more tension would have been better. I know Toso had some green springs on his pads, I have no idea where the Sirio guys got them when they build his car, I will try to find out and let everyone know.


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I think it definitely helps cutting the springs with the APP brakes. The brake lever was a little notchy without cutting them.
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:38 PM   #314
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WOW!!!

Jim, Aarron and Rick, followed your advice and putting the M3 together has been a pleasure. The build is super easy and the new platform is the usual kyosho super high quality! No binding anywhere.

Now I just need someone to do my wiring!!!
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Wierd, did you tap the screws in the bulkhead? If not and you use the long screws (from the chassis to the bulkhead) per the instructions, you probably need to ream the brake cylinder hole. The first one I did, I did not tap the screw holes and I used the long screw there and had the notchiness you describe, which was actually the cylinder binding in the bulkhead IMO. I used a short screw only on the hole nearest the cylinder. What made this problem difficult was the notchiness was intermittant, it would do it... and then not do it. Until we redid it all, and/or reamed that hole, nothing made it go away. I didn't think the tension had anything to do with it, I actually thought more tension would have been better. I know Toso had some green springs on his pads, I have no idea where the Sirio guys got them when they build his car, I will try to find out and let everyone know.
Aaron I think the springs there using are 12th scale front springs I think
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