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Old 04-30-2004, 10:43 AM   #2656
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Hey Frag, you gonna race on Sunday at Cambrian? Ill be there to watch probably.

Also, do you go to Ultimate Hobbies? Do they carry Sidewinder fuel?

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Not yet! The car is up and ready but my little baby motor is not broken-in yet.

I wanted to go with my thrusty racer-2, but I uninstalled the electronics to put it on the R40.

So I'll have to pass this weekend. But you can make sure that I'll race all other ones this season. But I might go with RAMS instead of RCCAR this year.

And where the heck is Ultimate Hobbies? Never heard of that place... But I really want to know since your are talking about it.
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since the r40 is what you call "heavy", does anybody know the actual weights of the competitive cars ( r40, mtx3, tc3, 710/05). i want to know actually how much heavier the r40 acutally is?

also what kind of mods have you done to the r40 to make it lighter, with out adding new parts.... like shaving down things, or putting the dremel to the car.??
The others are right there; take the G4 for instance it's 1725g with the light battery and one-way. ROAR minimum this year is 1725g; the R40 comes in around 1750 with the diff and heavy battery. Those numbers were taken from 'RC driver' both cars reviewed in the same issue. they may have forgotten the body, but I think the weight is not too far off. My personal r40 with 2 oz servos, body, big tires, front diff, hollow shafts, light battery, carbon front tower was around 65 oz or 1843g. I plan on putting in 1.6 oz servos (fut 9550), light 2-speed, carbon rear tower, and possibly remove the top battery cover b/c routing the wires through it is more pain than gain and it weighs .5 oz on its own. After that it should be right about where I want it (slightly over minimum weight)
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The others are right there; take the G4 for instance it's 1725g with the light battery and one-way. ROAR minimum this year is 1725g; the R40 comes in around 1750 with the diff and heavy battery. Those numbers were taken from 'RC driver' both cars reviewed in the same issue. they may have forgotten the body, but I think the weight is not too far off. My personal r40 with 2 oz servos, body, big tires, front diff, hollow shafts, light battery, carbon front tower was around 65 oz or 1843g. I plan on putting in 1.6 oz servos (fut 9550), light 2-speed, carbon rear tower, and possibly remove the top battery cover b/c routing the wires through it is more pain than gain and it weighs .5 oz on its own. After that it should be right about where I want it (slightly over minimum weight)
About the battery cover. I saw once a guy who remove completely the battery box. He was using just a carbon fiber under cover with the battery glued to it. He had a second spare kit with the same cover and battery for the long racing day. I am pretty sure he saved a lot of weight.
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:54 PM   #2659
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Post HELP! on part with +2

anyone of you guys tried the rear mount with +2? im talking about where the rear steel shaft or hinge pin is connected. the kit came with 2 kinds of mount "0" and "+2". thats where the whole rear part is mounted/screwed, the one in between the chassis and the whole rear part. what would be the difference if i put the one with +2? on performance? on handling? please shed some light on this thanks!

i do believe that if i use the +2 mount i also have to install the one in the front where the upperlink is connected the extra rubber thing where the hinge pin is connected, its the rubber secured on the shock tower. Also the spacer that will be installed in between the upperdeck and front bulk.
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is grpahite lighter than plastic???
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

your kidding right?
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Old 04-30-2004, 04:31 PM   #2662
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Not yet! The car is up and ready but my little baby motor is not broken-in yet.

I wanted to go with my thrusty racer-2, but I uninstalled the electronics to put it on the R40.

So I'll have to pass this weekend. But you can make sure that I'll race all other ones this season. But I might go with RAMS instead of RCCAR this year.

And where the heck is Ultimate Hobbies? Never heard of that place... But I really want to know since your are talking about it.
Ultimate Hobbies is in that same mall, Cambrian Park Plaza, near the end of the mall(not near the bank).
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just answer the question.. re graphite and plastic
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just answer the question.. re graphite and plastic
Yes graphite is lighter than plastic by far. However, plastic is more durable than graphite.
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Old 04-30-2004, 06:43 PM   #2665
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Ultimate Hobbies is in that same mall, Cambrian Park Plaza, near the end of the mall(not near the bank).
Ho ok,

yes I know that place. I go all the time. It's because it has been renamed recently, it used to be "Castle Hobbies".

I'll check for the fuel next time I'll go and let you guys know.
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Exclamation Houston we have a problem...

Houston we have a problem.... serious problem.


I am surely not the first one to get that one!!! I can't believe it.

While setting up up my servos link on the R40, I saw that my slide carburator (RB Concept X12 Rody Modified) hit the base of the fuel tank (near the back pin that hold the tank) and cannot be wide opened

I cannot turn the carb much more...

It's a novarossi based carb, so someone surely had the same problem. I can provide pictures if you have no clues of what I am talking about.

For this one ...I am clueless!!!
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I had the same problem.

Take the engine out of the car. On the carb base, there is a nut. Take it out so you could take out the carb and arrange the carb. Mine is at quite an angle and hits the crankcase. About 50 degrees. Ill post pics in a second.

Edit: It will be hard to adjust idle screw. Make sure you use a long thin screwdriver.

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