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Old 02-06-2003, 07:10 PM   #2341
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A couple of things - this SITE won't be like an HPI site, but this THREAD is definitely Pro-AE. . .duh, it's CALLED RC10NTC3. . . there's a thread that's pro GT4, pro MTX3, etc. . . That's what threads are for. . .

BB - team drivers always have things that are not available. . .go to electric and try to get cells and motors like they have. . .you can't. Serpent drivers have things that haven't been released yet, Yok drivers (I know Barry did when he drove for them, I saw his stuff at SoCal), etc. Shoot, HPI drivers have all SORTS of neato stuff that nobody else has. . . So don't expect AE drivers to be driving stock cars. . . Shoot, do I expect Richard Burns to drive a stock Peugeot?

Defending the NTC3 is not necessary any more than defending the MTX3 is. . .although it is interesting that the other cars slam US more than we slam them. . .funny that!

Well,when you're at the top of the heap,thats to be expected...
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Old 02-06-2003, 07:23 PM   #2342
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Is anyone using any aftermarket outdrives. Also is anyone using the shinny cvds. I keep wearing out the alu cvds. I know there is a weight difference. I try to keep any rotating mass as light as possible. I am looking to upgrade my engine and I can forsee a problem here.
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Old 02-06-2003, 07:36 PM   #2343
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Very true statement Boomer.

While I wont hide the fact I'm not a NTC3 lover I do acknowledge they have their advantages. I dont hate the cars and I'm not slamming the car in general. I just have a thing against shaft drive

But in saying that the works drivers will always have parts that the public wont but then again I have stuff on my Yokomo that the works drivers will never have. It can work both ways.

On a more friendly topic. A colleague of mine from Cali (Steve Muller) has produced a really trick looking lightened chassis for the NTC3. If anyone is wanting one he is doing them for $15. IMHO, they look really nice.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...&postid=246796
How much does that weaken the chassis? That's something I worry a bit about - it's not real thick and it relies on the kickups on the sides for stiffness. . .you know?

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Old 02-06-2003, 07:40 PM   #2344
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Man guys we are all a little edgy..

I run the car because

1.easy maintainence,easy to clean
2.no messy diff lube.Diff lube is bs
3.easy to setup
Try to adjust the diff in a belt car,how long will that take u? Five minutes for NTC3.
How fast is the Mugen? Lets see 40 something NTC3 pushs 60.No brainer there.
Why is everyone also picking on the NTC3? Jealous cause they cant drive or set it up? I have yet to figure rc racers out.They always complaining about something.

I am done now.(getting off soap box)
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Old 02-06-2003, 07:43 PM   #2345
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I'll tell you, FastHarry, out here on the West Coast we only run rubber for Hobby People Novice classes. . .everyone else seems to run foams. . .

I run 45/40 and love it
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Old 02-06-2003, 08:04 PM   #2346
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I'll tell you, FastHarry, out here on the West Coast we only run rubber for Hobby People Novice classes. . .everyone else seems to run foams. . .

I run 45/40 and love it
Sir Boomer,
Can I ask your expertise, I'd like to change to foam tires, will the 26mm front and 30mm rear fit on the ntc3? thank you sir.
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Old 02-06-2003, 08:04 PM   #2347
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How much does that weaken the chassis? That's something I worry a bit about - it's not real thick and it relies on the kickups on the sides for stiffness. . .you know?
I am not sure about stiffness yet. But knowing Steve, it will be strong enough. He has sold a few already and still hasnt had any complaints. His stuff is really good. Thats why he is doing all my alloy and plastic Yokomo stuff.
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The prototype 705 which MS was running had a fuel tank problem. Fuel leaked out and was spilling on the rear tires. Evidence of that is that the tank that comes in the kit available to the public has c clips at the side of the fuel cap hinge. If you look at the pictures of the 705 at mytsn.com, you'll see that there weren't any c clips at the hinge of the tank cap as originally intended.

The Impulse PRO that Ralph Burch was running had a blown out bearing on the rear bulkhead on the 2 speed shaft. I don't know if you want to call that transmission problem. I call that bad luck.

Boomer;

I think the Serpent parts used by Team Serpent are available to all unlike custom trick parts that modellor might make for his Yokomo. Just that it may seem "new" or may look like some trick part because they are not available officially for the 200 mm Impulse PRO. They use parts available from the bigger Impact and Vector cars. Before the 705, that is what we use to hop up the Impulse PRO. The 705 includes these hop ups from the bigger cars as standard and then some.

Craig;

How fast a car like Mugen or NTC3 would go would depend heavily on the gearing. A car can be made as fast if not faster than a NTC3 with the right gearing.

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2.no messy diff lube.Diff lube is bs
Heheh, what do you call stealth lube then?
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thats basically true...and when I talked to ralph,he confirmed that......he also said that teh same held true for the tc3's....that unlike a few other companys there,the associated cars were pretty close to stock also...and yes,he meant it in a complimentary way....

BTW,I also own a tricked out Impulse...and like that car also
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Old 02-06-2003, 09:07 PM   #2351
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AMG racer,a mate of yours from Brisbane,stated in the HPI R40 thread,that the tc3,although OK in pullstart class and rubber tires is not used in Foam classes(that being dominated by Mugens and Kyoshos's)..

can I get your thoughts?....
Slight misquote They are used in foam classes, but not many and the ones that are do not do that well. Last state championships none in the top 16.
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Old 02-06-2003, 09:14 PM   #2352
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i'm her in socal where racing even for club racing is competative
the tc3 does alright. i don't think i'm biased since i own both
the tc3 and mtx3. there is hardly a week end where the tc3
is not in the top 3.
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Old 02-06-2003, 11:33 PM   #2353
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BRETT...how popular,and how well does the Tc3 do in the Foam tire classes over(under ) there?....

AMG racer,a mate of yours from Brisbane,stated in the HPI R40 thread,that the tc3,although OK in pullstart class and rubber tires is not used in Foam classes(that being dominated by Mugens and Kyoshos's)..

can I get your thoughts?....
we dont have a tyer class here

we can run what we want aslong as its no bigger than 32mm wide

i run the rubber on our small tight concrete tracks and the foam on our bigger asphalt tracks

and at both tracks the ntc3 with a cx12ps has beaten all the pro class running mtx3's with jps3's, v1rr's with s3's and so on

mind u wining on both foam and rubber

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Old 02-06-2003, 11:37 PM   #2354
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I can assemble the diffs without touching the grease.So yes its not messy

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Old 02-06-2003, 11:40 PM   #2355
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to true to true

if ya wanna get picky about getting ya hands luby just hold it buy the out drives
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