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Old 11-17-2003, 09:35 AM   #811
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Hey,

I just ordered a R40 Pro, What's the best servo's to use for it?

I have a Futaba 3PK, i'm new to Nitro !

Thanks for your time guys
K.O.Propo 2173 is an excellent servo. Its not digital, but its just as strong, fast, and centers as well as digital servos, except its about $20-30 cheaper! Can't beat that. I've used one for about 2 1/2 seasons and it still centers perfectly and works perfectly...but, what else would you expect from a K.O. Propo!

Heres the specs-

speed-.08sec/60deg
torque-116oz/in
servo weigth-54.5g
price=$89.00

Now if your looking to get the most out of that 3PK of yours, then you might want to look only at digital servos.
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Old 11-17-2003, 10:06 AM   #812
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Well first! I've never owned a TC3! Waaaaayyyy too mainstream for me! I was running a Academy STR-4pro, then I did go ahead and get the Yok SD. I ran well with it all season, and I'm going to keep it for this up coming season, so that shows how happy I am with it. I don't keep cars for long...even when I like them....so I must really like this one!

I don't visit the Yok SD thread much anymore, because all those guys talk about over there now is adding Associated shocks, adding whole chassis kits to the car and modifying this or altering that to make it "better". I don't think that stuff ever makes a car better, so I don't have much to talk about over there anymore.
LoL, my mistake. but glad to hear you have success with the SD.

i agree with you that the SD doesnt need modifying, but i'll admit i'm the first one to find the options page for a car i'm interested in . like the R40, i can think of a lot of things i'd like for options whether it needs it or not . are you thinking of getting an R40 or do you already have one?

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No, I don't have an R40 yet, but I will before next racing season. I ran a Trinity ReflexNT all last season and it was an excellent handling car. It responded better to tuning input than ANY car (electric or nitro) than I have ever seen! Buuuuttttt, like I said, I don't keep cars for long. So I'm trying the R40 for next year.

Don't get me wrong, I like hop ups as much as the next guy. I just like to actually have some of the original car left when I'm done! Some of those guys over there will only have the stock gear cases and suspension arms left when they get done adding and modifying stuff!

I ran my Reflex pretty stock(except for a spring tuning kit), so I willl probably do the same with the R40. I don't really mind the plastic shocks. I ran Corally cars for a couple years with them. They're lighter and as long as they're made well, they'll work just as well as aluminum. And I don't think I'm quite ready to run nitro with a one-way! So the car seems pretty well stocked out of the box for my needs.
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hehe, that was my V One RR when i was done modifying it with kawahara stuff .

the R40 is nice in stock form (i like the overall design) but i'd like to get rid of some of those stamped aluminum pieces in favor of either graphite or machined aluminum. i dont think i've ever had a car with plastic shocks. it always feels like aluminum units are smoother than plastic ones (aside from serpent shocks).

i'm hoping hpi usa will bring some of those option parts over from japan soon. cuz i have a good list of what i want from HPI's option page alone . (i wish they'd make some more woven graphite stuff options: rear side brace, front hingepin mounts, new upper bumper brace ).

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Old 11-17-2003, 01:18 PM   #815
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Well the plastic shocks on my Corally's were Serpent units. So I guess that explains why I liked them so much and they worked so well.

I've heard the people here talking about all the hopups for the R40 over in Japan, but I've only seen a few of them.(graphite shock tower, hollow shafts, aluminum shocks).

I just wish I could see some of these other parts, but I don't know where to go looking. Maybe I'd find a hopup or two that I'd like to have!
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(i wish they'd make some more woven graphite stuff options: rear side brace, front hingepin mounts, new upper bumper brace ).

Well I some of the stuff you mentioned that you wish they would make.

Check it out here on Kawahara's page...

http://www.kawahara-racing.co.jp/
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Theres some really cool stuff over there. I assume these are the parts that I've been hearing people talk about.

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hehe, yeah, i saw the kawahara stuff. but i'm also picky about my finish. kawahara has a matte finish on their cg stuff while everyone else has shiny . i wouldnt mind using their stuff for my car again if they'd make a top deck so everything matched.
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matte finish.......shiny............man, I remember when graphite was graphite..........

.....ah, the good ole' days!
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This looks like a pretty good part to me...

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So what are some of the other parts that are out there that I haven't seen yet?
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kawahara

cg front bumper brace
cg front and rear shock towers
cg side rear brace
new dogbones for universals

hpi racing (tons of stuff)

cg front and rear shock tower
cg upper deck (with cutouts)
super chassis
light wt engine mounts
new universal set (dunno whats better about this than stock)
hollow shafts (midshaft and main shaft)
aluminum threaded shocks
aluminum hex (clamp type)
light weight rx pack
steering bearing
and various tuning options (springs, sway bars, pinions)

there are also options from jet, integy, and shooter. some note worthy option is aluminum front sway bar mount, al. mid mount for top plate and aluminum tranny brace.
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if you think the finishes are confusing, think about the different color graphites now. black, silver, and i heard masami is using a new "gold" surface graphite on the MR4 . personally i like the matte finish .
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Jeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzz........

Where can I get a good look at those HPI parts? I heard they were on the HPI Japan site, but when I went there, I didn't find them. Of course I don't read Japanese, but I clicked quite a few links and didn't run accross them.
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