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Old 04-29-2010, 08:50 AM   #2041
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Supposedly the composite gears are good for a day or two, I wouldn't trust them in a longer main but I am sure there are some out there that have had them for 5 years already and no problems. they don't weigh as much as the fluid..
The Capricorn gears last a lot longer as the 2 days you are saying.
I've had them in my car for 1200 laps now and not a single sign of wear.
I'm really impressed by the quality, thumbs up to Capricorn.
Other companies (Shepherd, Serpent) are testing them as well but they are experiencing a lot of failures.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:13 AM   #2042
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Are the Tatanium pivot balls worth getting? I would assume that they are heavier than stock. I wouldn't doubt they are stronger.
They aren't necessarily stronger but lighter...
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Are the Tatanium pivot balls worth getting? I would assume that they are heavier than stock. I wouldn't doubt they are stronger.
You save between 16 and 20 grams over the stock steel pillow balls.

Not sure about the stronger part.
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You save between 16 and 20 grams over the stock steel pillow balls.

Not sure about the stronger part.
Lighter Is Better

I replaced the stock steel bb's with the acer ceramics and love the smoothness.. Kyosho Rocks.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:50 PM   #2045
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The Capricorn gears last a lot longer as the 2 days you are saying.
I've had them in my car for 1200 laps now and not a single sign of wear.
I'm really impressed by the quality, thumbs up to Capricorn.
Other companies (Shepherd, Serpent) are testing them as well but they are experiencing a lot of failures.
To date I have just lumped all plastic gears in the same category, apparently your month of testing them is positive.

now, any idea if they fit the huge kyosho diffs? capricorn and redrc seem to indicate the nt1 specifically and only.

capricorn does have some cool ultralite dogbones for the rear, thats probably worth more than these gears alone.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:09 PM   #2046
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To date I have just lumped all plastic gears in the same category, apparently your month of testing them is positive.

now, any idea if they fit the huge kyosho diffs? capricorn and redrc seem to indicate the nt1 specifically and only.

capricorn does have some cool ultralite dogbones for the rear, thats probably worth more than these gears alone.
Don't have a clue if the gears will fit, you don't want to put small gears in a big diff housing because then you will need a lot thicker oil's to create any diff action at all.

The ultralite dogbones do break.
I snapped one last year when I was leading the race, so no more aluminum driveshafts for me.

But the diff gears will make a bigger contribution, you save about the same amount of weight but the momentum created by the diffs is much higher as that of the driveshafts. You can really notice it on braking, at my home track you need to brake very hard at the end of the straight, almost to a standstill while the car is going 105 KM/H, and now with the capricorn diffs and brakepad's I'm able to out brake pretty much everyone by a couple of car lengths, even the Shepherd car which is amazing under braking.
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To date I have just lumped all plastic gears in the same category, apparently your month of testing them is positive.

now, any idea if they fit the huge kyosho diffs? capricorn and redrc seem to indicate the nt1 specifically and only.

capricorn does have some cool ultralite dogbones for the rear, thats probably worth more than these gears alone.
I have some for sale in my shop and they are too small for the Kyosho diffs. I am working on something with Flying Fox for the Kyosho though ;-D. May be a minute but i'm working on it!
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the capricorn drive cups looks good aswell..

wonder how much lighter they weigh?
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Interesting..

..but seriously, if you are in one tenths of seconds in each lap, I would start wondering about hip-hop parts.. otherwise just drive

I also noticed that with standard servos, nimh pack and untrued tires my car weights 1700 grams which is the minimum weight over here.. so a lipo pack and high voltage servos are really not a necessity...

Ti screws, Ti pillow balls, Evo 2 parts and a front spool will get you there..
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Interesting..

..but seriously, if you are in one tenths of seconds in each lap, I would start wondering about hip-hop parts.. otherwise just drive

I also noticed that with standard servos, nimh pack and untrued tires my car weights 1700 grams which is the minimum weight over here.. so a lipo pack and high voltage servos are really not a necessity...

Ti screws, Ti pillow balls, Evo 2 parts and a front spool will get you there..
yeah thats about right, i run a 58g battery tray and nimh but small servos to balance the car since it is light on the pipe side. still get into the 1670 range so I use a lot of weight to get to 1725.
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That's a good tip re the brass battery tray and lightweight servo's.. thanks.
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is the shimo clutch a swing weight clutch like the sirio
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is the shimo clutch a swing weight clutch like the sirio
Yep... works pretty well.
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what shoe comes with it and is it good with the three d i always used the grey with no issues
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whats the part number and also are the new shocks a notable difference
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