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Old 02-08-2004, 04:16 AM   #1591
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AMG: I'm a little curious. What equipment are you running on your R40. I noticed the weights that you mentioned earlier for your R40. "1907" stock and "1876" with modifications.

I saw that you were using a XXL, which amazes me that your still up that high in weight. What else are you using in equipment? If you don't mind me asking...

I'm running this:
-KO 2173 steering servo
-Airtronics 94102 throttle servo
-Futaba R113F receiver
-Sirio .12TRP
-Trinity 1100mah reciever pack

The only mods I have on the car right now are the bearing steering set. The full covering of chassis protector I have on the car probably adds a few ounces as well. So as you see, I'm not really running anything lightweight.....yet.

With this setup, my car comes in at 1825g. Which works out to be about 4 pounds. Still a little hefty, but not to bad.
My weight is ready to run. Ie. everything including tires and body only minus fuel.

I am running 2 x 9550 servos and the XXL receiver and a crappy old JP RS12. If you minus my body it runs to 1766g. Let me recheck my weights.....................

Yep 1899g now with brand new 65mm foams on it and body clipped into place.
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Old 02-08-2004, 07:57 AM   #1592
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My weight is ready to run. Ie. everything including tires and body only minus fuel.

I am running 2 x 9550 servos and the XXL receiver and a crappy old JP RS12. If you minus my body it runs to 1766g. Let me recheck my weights.....................

Yep 1899g now with brand new 65mm foams on it and body clipped into place.
Okay, I got you. Its the body then. I was weighing mine with everything including the full height tires, but minus the body.

Now it makes sense....thanks.
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Old 02-08-2004, 01:56 PM   #1593
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how do you guys like your R40's? I am thinking about getting back into onroad and the R40 seemed like a good car. I was pretty set on the MTX-3 but the price of the R40 is alot cheaper and parts for HPI are more available. Is this car competitive against high end cars such as Mugen and Serpent?
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Go back a few pages...we answered this exact question.

Or I'm sure you'll get plenty of responses soon.

Heres a hint...

Start making plans to buy one!
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how do you guys like your R40's? I am thinking about getting back into onroad and the R40 seemed like a good car. I was pretty set on the MTX-3 but the price of the R40 is alot cheaper and parts for HPI are more available. Is this car competitive against high end cars such as Mugen and Serpent?
I am not a sponsored driver nor my pockets are deep. I have been in the hobby, racing extensively (though my skills are still on the novice side) for 2 years now, I can only say one thing to you my friend........Go for it and you will know and realize that HPI can also be classified as a high end car with a lower price. No offense to others, Im just sharing my .02
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Old 02-09-2004, 04:47 PM   #1596
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how do you guys like your R40's? I am thinking about getting back into onroad and the R40 seemed like a good car. I was pretty set on the MTX-3 but the price of the R40 is alot cheaper and parts for HPI are more available. Is this car competitive against high end cars such as Mugen and Serpent?
Car handles great and parts are cheap. It is too heavy from the box but weight can be shed. Instructions are poor for radio installation and my linkages are still not totally right.

If you like the look of the car get one you will like it.
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Old 02-09-2004, 05:06 PM   #1597
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Still having a little trouble with the throttle linkage. It does not like to return to the idle position immediately. I suspect since my slide is not running parallel to my linkage the return spring does not have enough tension to immediately push the slide back into position.
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Old 02-09-2004, 05:33 PM   #1598
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Has anybody tried removing the active caster from the front of the car? Does anybody know of a tuning guide from HPI regarding the R40?
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Hey Amg i had a few problem with my linkage, carb woulden't slide right couldn't get it to not hit the gas tank when it did work but after playing with it i got, as for not returning enough is the servo weak, the handling i haven't got to run mine much during one of my runs i MELTED the front dif to the bulk head i was a littled mad that weekend.
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Hey Amg i had a few problem with my linkage, carb woulden't slide right couldn't get it to not hit the gas tank when it did work but after playing with it i got, as for not returning enough is the servo weak, the handling i haven't got to run mine much during one of my runs i MELTED the front dif to the bulk head i was a littled mad that weekend.
It is a pretty high torque 9550 servo. I am quite sure the slide is binding when the spring is attempting to return it.
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amg try resetting the tension on your linkage and make sure that the rods are sliding thru the collars real smooth.
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when you get it working you'll be like that was easy and it's probably somthing dumb that's not working
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forgot this does any one have the l/w 2 speed shaft and middle shaft how's it work
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Back to the weight issue: mine's 1844g with 61 mm foams, oneway, digital servos, 5 aaa pack, hollow shafts, aluminum midbraces, and aluminum rear deck spacers. That isn't bad.
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Just had a tinker with the linkages and got them working fine now. You really need to line the motion of the slide up with the linkage itself to get it working nicely.

Has anybody else had a problem with the 2nd gear housing rubbing against the back of the 1st gear spur and oneway holder? Mine rubs a fair bit, was thinking some shims in this area may help.
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