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Old 12-08-2003, 03:16 PM   #1096
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Thanks for the answers about the knuckles guys. I like how wide the lower plastic bumper is on the R40. It has to help save a few parts here and there!
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Old 12-08-2003, 03:26 PM   #1097
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I see HPI's USA site is now showing the 'super' chassis. That can only mean that it will not be long before we will see it become availible here in the states.
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:06 PM   #1098
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I am going to have my R40 in about 3 hours, can't wait. I am also going to do a step by step picture build for some friends.
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:40 PM   #1099
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Looks like tower should have the light weight chassis in a few weeks, so hobby stores should be able to get them soon as well

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=++&search3=Go
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:47 PM   #1100
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Anyone have any build tips that might help? What oil is everyone running, and what oil does the kit include?
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:27 PM   #1101
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When building the 2 speed be sure that you have everything in the correct facing direction.

Also, make sure thers only a SLIVER of light able to be seen through the upper and lower 2 speed clutch shoes.
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:30 PM   #1102
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There's one tip I can think of.

Step 17 has you building the CVDs and installing them. After you are done, go ahead and put the wheel hex nut on before going on to step 18. This is because the pin holding the axle and dogbone together is captured by the bearing; there's no set screw holding it in place. The problem is, the pin can come out if the axle slides too far out of the bearing during the rest of the build.
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:36 PM   #1103
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Oh yeah watch that centax...

The thrust bearing in the centax clutch can be installed backwards. I know, I did it. It won't break anything and actually will still work backwards, but if you're like me, you want everything right.

In my kit, the thrust bearing and its' two washers were tied together with a thin wire. So when installing the thrust bearing, make sure the washer with the biggest hole goes in first (toward the engine).
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:43 PM   #1104
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So when installing the thrust bearing, make sure the washer with the biggest hole goes in first (toward the engine).
That's correct. Else you get a blown thrust bearing no matter how you grease it as the thrust bearing will spin at the same amount of revolution as the engine !
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Old 12-08-2003, 11:42 PM   #1105
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Muwahahah. I got it and I am on step 3 hehe. I am having a little bit of trouble finding the ballcups that thread into the arms. anyone know where they are? I've been to spoiled by associated, now I can't find stuff...
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Muwahahah. I got it and I am on step 3 hehe. I am having a little bit of trouble finding the ballcups that thread into the arms. anyone know where they are? I've been to spoiled by associated, now I can't find stuff...
If we told you it would spoil all the fun of playing "find the right screws" wouldn't it??

Some guy in the factory probably has a big laugh each day about that.
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yay, I found them. Now I'm on step 4
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Just in case anyone wants to know, the 3mm chassis by 3-racing is made out of 7075 Alum.
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Yeah, HPI could have done a better job of bagging the stuff. It was pretty hit or miss trying to find stuff. But the "put everything into seperate bowls" method does help a little. But after building kits from many other manufacturers, I have come to expect the "one bag...one step" type of organization.

Thrust bearing

-I haven't installed my engine yet, so I hadn't messed with the thrust bearing yet. I noticed the thin wire on the thrust bearing, I assumed it was just there to keep everything together in the package. It is supposed to come off when I install the thrust bearing right? Atleast I would think so...

-I didn't even notice that the two washers had two different sized holes. I'll have to go back and take a look at it and see what you guys are talking about.

-Whats best for lubing the thrust bearing? I was going to use Associated 'black grease'........alot of it!
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no wire..

The thrust bearing's are different(though you might need caliper to get it right)

black grease is fine..
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