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Old 09-04-2003, 09:41 AM   #76
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Thanks Manti, I'll try that.
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Oh, btw, how would you compare your Ofna to your Mugen?
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Old 09-04-2003, 09:48 AM   #78
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Oh, btw, how would you compare your Ofna to your Mugen?
i cannot throw in a 16/19 conversion to my LD3 !!

i havent done much test run to my LD3 so it is not fair to comment at this moment but the LD3 is very smooth on corners.
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Old 09-04-2003, 05:10 PM   #79
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I always thought you should have the thicker in front?

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I'm at 70 wt front and 80 wt rear now.
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I tended to stick with those 'rules" in the past as well, but since I got more daring with setups I got much faster.

I do not have one car that is not setup softer in the front than in the rear.

I have to say that I love cars with a lot of steering.
It's easier to steer less on the wheel than to make a pushing car fast.
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Old 09-04-2003, 08:09 PM   #81
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Good to see you are daring in the set-ups then, with positive results...
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Old 09-09-2003, 08:50 PM   #82
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stefan, how's your LD3 ? I didnt have a chance to furthe test on my LD3 because of rain !!
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Old 09-14-2003, 07:31 PM   #83
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My local track is holding their first gas regional race on the 28th. So I'm trying to get my car ready. I ordered up the AE starter box (at $65, you can't beat it) and will cut the pin off the crank to convert it to a bumpstart. I ordered a Futaba servo (can't remember which one, but it has 120+oz Torque) as well. I woll probably get the aluminum rack to take the play out of the steering. Any other suggestions? If any of you have a shot of how to put the sway bars on, could you post it? I ordered mine but don't have a clue how to install them.
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I posted pics in the LD3 forum I think it was.. someone else never got instructions either..
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OK, now that I recovered from the horror of this week and my starter box (don't ask, just check the radiocontrolzone forum...) I'm ready to go with my LD3. The aluminum servo saver went on nice and smooth. One question though: What does the aluminum bar with the setscrews do? I souldn't figure ir out so I left it off for now
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OK, now that I recovered from the horror of this week and my starter box (don't ask, just check the radiocontrolzone forum...) I'm ready to go with my LD3. The aluminum servo saver went on nice and smooth. One question though: What does the aluminum bar with the setscrews do? I souldn't figure ir out so I left it off for now
i spent a couple of minute to figure out what it was and I was scratching my head on this.

It replaced the 3mm lock nut that used for retaining the rack on the chassis.
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I hope to get the aluminium servo saver next will be good
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Manti, DTM,

is it just me or is the LD3 way overgeared?

With roughly the same internal ratio than the MTX3 it's 3 teeth short on both spur gears.

I tried 40/44 with 15/19 and the car never winds out on the backstretch with 57mm tires.
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First off, thanks you guys for the link to some good setup sheets. With a bit of tweaking, my LD3 RTR was dialed for my club's East coast champ race. I'll put up the final setup I used later this week. In a field filled with TC3s, 705s and MTX3s with Novas, Mugen and Sirios, I was the lone Ofna and OS (CV-R!) offering. I one the B main to bump to the A main, only to have engine problems (on an OS? Whoever heard of it?) and a wreck on the backstraight take me out the A. But, when I was out there, I gave them hell!

As far as being overgeared, you may be right. The track I ran on had a 250+ backstraight. I was running a 16/21 clutch bell with a 42/37 spur. I seemed to give up a bit in the corners, but once the car hit second and wound out a bit, if I was already in front, they weren't catching me unless they had a seriously modded motor. The funny thing is, while I could hear their motors winding up to the high RPM's, my OS seemed to stay in the low to mids, only hitting the high range at the end of the straight, where it was still picking up speed.

As far as tires go, I found that Speedmind tires have a rack of grip! In fact, on the asphalt track I was running on, 37 shore caused serious traction roll, so I had to revert back to my 40 shore Nitro Shoes. And the Pro style arms were a help too. I had to switch to those once I broke my upper and lower arm on two seperate qualifiers.
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I hope to get the aluminium servo saver next will be good
Make sure you get the new version...not the old version. The old version is an alloy copy of the plastic stock ones. The new ones look like this!
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