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Old 06-24-2005, 03:12 PM   #7546
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well put...

These are the main places to save weight:

- lightweight battery pack
- lightweight 2 speed shaft
- lightweight mid shaft
- carbon front and rear shock towers
- carbon rear brace
- super chassis
- lightweight 2 speed
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Yea most deff I'm getting the battery pack. I had one in my other r40 and it made a big difference in weight. I now just need the chassis and shock towers.
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Old 06-24-2005, 06:21 PM   #7548
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If anything pick up the CG arms vs shaving the stock plastic. Also what about the titanium screw kit. You can also get lightweight servos.

Run one-way in the front (lighter) , cf hinge pin braces , cf steering brace and a few other items will help also cut a good few extra grams off.
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Old 06-24-2005, 06:46 PM   #7549
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I'm feelin kind of silly tonite....this is ready to rock....

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I may try a low profile servo for throttle. I would get the screw set but I'm not really feeling taking out all of those screws to replace them. Maybe If the kit wasn't already built. I'm definatly getting the one way and the spool to test out. I tried locking my diff up with the stuff I used to seal motors with but the car quickly turned that into mess. Now I've gotta take that out and throw some oil in there.
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AI I was thinking about getting the carbon arms but I wouldn't be able to get any replacements if I broke one.
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I was wondering what servos you guys have used in your R40's and whether you are satisfied with them?
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http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/co...r_video2b.html

Watch these 4 vids its to funny .

Anyway I use a standard airtornics for throttle and a hitec for steering. Its the same hitec that people use on thier monster trucks I don't know the exact number but it cost aroun 40 dollars from tower.
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AI I was thinking about getting the carbon arms but I wouldn't be able to get any replacements if I broke one.

if you get the carbon arms,why not get the replacements at the same time?...look at me,I own 6 sets...
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I was wondering what servos you guys have used in your R40's and whether you are satisfied with them?
throttle and brakes... futaba s3003
steering.... futaba mg s3305

never had a problem with this combo.....
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I was wondering what servos you guys have used in your R40's and whether you are satisfied with them?
I'm using a 9550 on steering...and a 3010 on throttle......both futaba...great pair of servo's...

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDTB3&P=7

lots of tourque for brakes...with a .16 transit time....AND real lite weight,.....

the 9550
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXXJ36&P=ML

is great for steering..and half size....
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True... Maybe when I come back from hawaii ill get a lot of extras for the car. Hopefully by then the conversion kit will be out.
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I'm using a 9550 on steering...and a 3010 on throttle......both futaba...great pair of servo's...

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDTB3&P=7

lots of tourque for brakes...with a .16 transit time....AND real lite weight,.....

the 9550
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXXJ36&P=ML

is great for steering..and half size....
Yeah the 3010 is my new fav along with the 9550. I just got my 3010 today. $23 bucks. I also just found I have a s9404 that I didnt know about. .10 @ 100 and coreless, decisions decisions.
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Hey guys I came across an interesting thought. I went to energizer.com to check out their rechargables. Basically looking into the AAA pack.

I then went to their lithium batteries. They say they weigh 1/3 less than standard alkalines. So im guessing this would be the ultra lightweight battery pack.

It doesnt say you can recharge them but I wonder if you could with an appropriate charger. I have no clue what that would be, li-poly charger?

I know your not supposed to charge alkalines but people still do that.

Also the power output says they last 7X longer than regular alkaline. So im sure their also much better than the rechargables.

If anything I wonder how much runtime one could expect it might be worth buying a set or two and running that for the season. I figure if you get 1 run times or something with rechargables then it should be 7 hours for the lithiums?

Which is a good amount of runtime , at least for me. Im going to look into this further, cause this might be the way to go and you dont risk running out of juice during long mains.
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If you are looking for a charger that charges LI-PO batteries.... Tower has a good one to get....


http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCJG7&P=ML

But the only problem I seew with LI-PO batteries... is they are 7.4V while the standard AAA battery is 6.0V. What would the difference be between running the standard AAA versus the LI-PO batteries?


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