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Old 09-27-2002, 08:03 PM   #1531
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This is no bashing.
I have been racing R/C cars since 1985 on a pretty high level but I have never had as much trouble to get a car running decently as with the NTC3.

I'm so glad I got rid of it, just like 90% of the guys at my track.

BTW, Mugen rules the world, and once the MTX 3 is out, nobody will talk about the NTC3 anymore.
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Old 09-27-2002, 09:45 PM   #1532
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This is no bashing.
I have never had as much trouble to get a car running decently as with the NTC3.
well thanks to their bodgy parts, screws and tools i havent even got to get it on a track its still in the bloody box it came in

ill be happy when i get it cranking
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Old 09-27-2002, 10:04 PM   #1533
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This is no bashing.
I have been racing R/C cars since 1985 on a pretty high level but I have never had as much trouble to get a car running decently as with the NTC3.

I'm so glad I got rid of it, just like 90% of the guys at my track.

BTW, Mugen rules the world, and once the MTX 3 is out, nobody will talk about the NTC3 anymore.
I was glad you got rid of it too; so we didn't have to listen to your whining.
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Old 09-27-2002, 10:13 PM   #1534
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I think they are simply fixing all the problems they don't officially have with the car.

It's a shame that only the factory guys had those parts for the worlds and John Doe was running a really good chance to strip his stock gears.

This is the first time that AE has released an unfinished car.
This was usually Losi's domain.
Wasn't Mugen running special gears at Nationals? It's called R&D, that's part of the factory drivers' job. In my experience the Associated team has shared any parts their owners have needed. They're working the problem and when it's fixed, the car will be unbeatable. So how long is it going to take Mugen to get gearing available for Cincy??
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Old 09-27-2002, 11:05 PM   #1535
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Did Mugen have any drivers at the worlds?
Remember all cars are going to have some problems that aren't forseen at the design stage.Hell look at Microsoft,very talented people and everything that they produce has a little flaw.The NTC3 is a good car.I havent had any problems other then driver flaws.
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Old 09-27-2002, 11:06 PM   #1536
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Stefan, How much trouble could you have had in 2 weeks? That's about how long you owned the car, wasn't it?
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Old 09-27-2002, 11:08 PM   #1537
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Yes, Mugen did have drivers at the Worlds, and they also had new gearing (pulleys).
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Old 09-27-2002, 11:09 PM   #1538
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I can't wait for the Mugen to come out.That way they won't have the excuse that they got beat by a newer car..
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NTC3NUT-Did they ask you not to show the new gears?
Also how are the pictures you took coming? Did you find a place to host them?
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Old 09-27-2002, 11:17 PM   #1540
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I honestly think the Mugen will be a good car. I just won't give away all my NTC3 gear to try it. I have only been in the hobby for a year or so, but I have had no major problems with my NTC3. My first season with it already netted me a trophy (2nd "B" main in Race Ohio, Toledo), and I couldn't be happier. And I do agree that Associated shares their advancements with their customers.
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Old 09-27-2002, 11:21 PM   #1541
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My car has been great since the first time it hit the track.The MT-12 has awesome power,but I still havent figured out how to get the clutch perfect.A centex might be the answer but its just too pricey and too much maintence for me.
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Old 09-28-2002, 12:04 AM   #1542
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Craig, No, they didn't ask me not to show the gears. I don't think they expected anyone to pick-up on them though. I was checking out everything I could. They where very forward with me when I asked about them. The only thing the drivers couldn't answer were questions reguarding the material, they honestly didn't know. They speculated it was nylon, or delrin. It definetly looked machined vs. molded. I may be able to help you with the stock clutch. I had my 3-shoe working great before I switched to the centax. I'm at work now, when I get home in the morning I'll check it out and give you my mods to try. It's basically heavy springs, and drilling 2 holes in each shoe. I think one is 3/32", and the other is 1/8". I'll take a picture of it too.
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Old 09-28-2002, 12:17 AM   #1543
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i have the three shoe with the copper springs,but I haven't drilled any holes yet.Thanks for the picture when you get time.
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Old 09-28-2002, 03:09 AM   #1544
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Help me out guys I'm trying to mount a Collari in my NTC3 but it just won't work out. The collet that came with the motor is longer than the kit collet and seems to have a broader taper making it impossible to get the flywheel to butt up against the crankcase when it's tightened down. I realize that I need to use the collet that came with the motor because of the crank size. How did you guys do it
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Old 09-28-2002, 07:22 AM   #1545
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Has anyone contacted Golden Horizons?

www.ghhobby.com
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