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Old 02-28-2005, 08:11 AM   #4591
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I just did some weighing and my r-40 without gas weighs 1960 grams. I still need to get the chassis and the LW 2 speed tranny.

I don't know how light is my car suposed to be? any ideas???
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:30 AM   #4592
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I just did some weighing and my r-40 without gas weighs 1960 grams. I still need to get the chassis and the LW 2 speed tranny.

I don't know how light is my car suposed to be? any ideas???
I hope this scale is right. Well I'm weighing mine on my office's UPS scale (without gas, lid) and it reads 3.90 pounds, which is roughly 1456 grams (if my conversion is right). This is an R40 with the:

lightweight 2 speed
graphite side belt brace
HPI lightweight chassis
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:38 AM   #4593
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mmm your's seems way lighter than mine and there is not much that I can do to lighten mine, maybe shave off 60 grams more, but not 400 grams to get like you... I have a 350 body and it weighs aroun 120 grams, so if I take it off my car weighs around 1840 grams... There must be a mistake because it' supposed to be weighing aroung 1800 grams to 2000 grams.
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:45 AM   #4594
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I hope this scale is right. Well I'm weighing mine on my office's UPS scale (without gas, lid) and it reads 3.90 pounds, which is roughly 1456 grams (if my conversion is right). This is an R40 with the:

lightweight 2 speed
graphite side belt brace
HPI lightweight chassis
lightweight layshafts
KO Propo receiver
Conversion is 2.2 pounds = 1 kg = 1000 g

So your R40 should be 1,773g
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:48 AM   #4595
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purplepro3: thanx for the conversion man...
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:54 AM   #4596
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It's weird this scale was reading 4.15 pounds on this R40 consistently (weighed it a couple of times last week). I placed a box and zeroed out the scale to better balance the R40. Here's a pic (don't have much to do right now at work...hehe)

In hindsight, I would go with the 4.15 pounds.

Hey, this scale measures in kilograms! So currently it's 1.78 kg, so it's 1780 grams. I should find something to do here at work.
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:58 AM   #4597
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is it an electric scale (battery powered i mean) sometimes they read erroneous information because the batteries are almost dead, but then again your problem was the convertion... so I guess you have a pretty light car. What engine are you using?
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Well it's electric scale, but it's got an AC adapter to it. I lease it from United Parcel Service.

My engine is a STS D5R modified with a RB pipe. It's 5 port, out at the track I go to (SV Speedway in Sun Valley, CA) the track is made for 5th scale. So the 5 port feels at home there. I'm planning on getting a 3 port to race, but I have to make time to race (I work 6 days out of the week).
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Old 02-28-2005, 11:24 AM   #4599
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awesome!!! I race on sundays, but we do it in a huge parking lot. We used to have a track, but the owners are into soccer fields, so they say they are going to destroy it to make a soccer field... Too bad for us... but in the mean time we race there jeje
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I like that truck body, where can I buy one???
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It's a Yokomo Euro Truck Body (200mm). Can't find much these days. But I bought this one from www.speedtechrc.com

It's easy to figure out the holes on the front, I was a little messy with the holes on the back. Also placing a wing on the back helps a great deal. This car with the euro truck lid has the tendency for the rear to spin out once you start turning the wheel while on the throttle.
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thanks I'll check them out later... still that body is awesome
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Old 02-28-2005, 06:28 PM   #4604
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Did some testing of my brand new 2004 kit today. Got some interesting results.

1. I have had 3 HPI flywheels now and every one of them has had a pin come loose. You should always give each pin a bash before using it.

2. I forgot that I changed to the Mugen clutchnut on my old clutch. When using the HPI one the clutch nut self adjusts, not a good thing. Either change to a mugen one or put some loctite on the HPI one. Mine adjusted itself twice, so much so that it undid the clutch nut.

Seems like I had the same problem a few others have had. After doing the above mine is fine now.
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Funny. My clutch nut never seems to move and I don't use any threadlock.
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