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Old 07-08-2005, 01:53 PM   #8221
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Just got my radio and I am THIS close to getting my car finished and ready to be broken in. One item I still need to buy is a receiver pack. I'm not all that excited about the moutning mechanism in the car, but I'm also wondering what receiver packs you guys prefer to use in these cars.

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Futaba 3PK with digital servos and odds on adding Spektrum when the bugs are all ironged out for good.
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Anything higher the 1100mah would be nice to have..........1 good charge should be more then enough for a full day of racing including 30 minutes main.
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Old 07-08-2005, 05:15 PM   #8223
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Just got my radio and I am THIS close to getting my car finished and ready to be broken in. One item I still need to buy is a receiver pack. I'm not all that excited about the moutning mechanism in the car, but I'm also wondering what receiver packs you guys prefer to use in these cars.

Any suggestions?

Futaba 3PK with digital servos and odds on adding Spektrum when the bugs are all ironged out for good.

Just like Solara said, try the 1100mAh, 2/3rd A size, 5-cell, side-by-side, receiver pack. In my car, it will last about 1.5+ hours with Airtronice 94758 digital servo, Airtronics 94102 standard servo, Personal Transponder, and JR Synthesized receiver. The pack in my car is weighted 104g. Now I'm trying to install the Lipo pack, the ThunderPower 1320mAh, which is only 54g. It will save me almost 50g...
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Old 07-08-2005, 08:36 PM   #8224
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I don't think they'd be releasing the NTC4 yet for a while now. they can hardnly keep the stores stocked with NTC3s because the demand is stillpretty good. I was lucky enough to get mine in march because I was told by 5 places that they wouldn't be getting any until late april/may and TowerHobbies listed the same thing. of course a lot could have changed in just a couple of months
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Old 07-09-2005, 06:59 AM   #8225
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Thanks for the battery tips, guys. That is exactly what I had intended to purchase. I'll post pics of the car when it is completed.


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something new is out , but i wont tell you what it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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something new is out , but i wont tell you what it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ok guys finally back from the states last weekend. Car was on a rail but had major engine problems with all my mods. Weather was very hot and humid could get the car to run on the mods. They either ran good for a few minute then at about the 2 min mark they would over heat and loose major power. Traction was very good and the car never ripped diffs but ate cvds!! 3 MIPs 3 ready to runs, finally switched to TC4's and they stayed in the car with now problem. They are much larger diameter. IN the main we qualified 6th had to use a stock Nova NS-!, I just ran 2 tanks of fuel through it on the bench and put it on the track and leaned the shit out of it!. In the main the throttle barrel would stick at half throttle but would opemn all the way up, which made the turns very hard to manuever at half throttle, got side ways about 11 mins into the main and got T boned in the side and the trottlle came free, manage to work our way back through the field and salavaged a 4th place finish in the states. Not bad for all the problems, I wrench on the car from daylight to dark!!
The GT we races was TQ but wreck in the first few mins, put us down to laps and when I got it fixed, we managed to make up the laps and get second place loosing by about 1ft!
Not bad for all the bad luck we had! Bob
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lol..seemed like quite an experience..u held it together and that takes experience..kudos to bbntc3..
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:01 PM   #8230
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So I just went and insepected the two different Associated clutch nuts I have. The threaded version nut with the built-in pilot shaft is a 5mm thread for the threaded standard crank engines. The SG crank nut is a 1/4-28 thread for some reason. Go figure.

It's nice to know that the engine manufacturers can't even decide on English standard or metric, let alone a consistent thread size for crankshafts. I wonder what the reasons are for that.

Now if I could find a threaded version clutch nut with the 1/4-28, I'd be all set.
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:24 PM   #8231
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I just got my RD Logics RRE (R3) .12 engine and the specs classify the crank as an "SG Turbo" is that different than SG? will I have to cut the crank short to leave only the threads and them thread on the shaft extension peice that came in my kit? doesn't seem to want to fit right leaving it stock

EDIT: nevermind I figured it out.. i'm supposed to use the collet that came with the AE kit and not the RD Logics one (feeling dumb)

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Old 07-12-2005, 04:33 AM   #8232
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I'm happy to inform that last Sunday (July 10th) the NTC3 won the Brazilian National Championship with driver Fabian Kaloustian! Well done Fabian!!!

Final Results:

Pos. Car Driver's Name Total Laps Total Time Fastest Lap On Lap Avg. Speed Status
1 2 Fabian Kaloustian (Associated NTC3) 140 00:45:12.154 00:18.382 15 42.741 Done!
2 10 Eduardo Dulac (Serpent 710) 138 00:45:05.857 00:18.025 23 42.228 Done!
3 55 Clebs Spessoto (Mugen MTX3) 130 00:45:14.116 00:18.883 15 39.659 Done!
4 12 Gabriel Brito (Serpent 710) 130 00:45:18.145 00:18.224 26 39.601 Done!
5 61 Renato Paiva (Serpent 710) 125 00:45:14.125 00:18.311 94 38.134 Done!
6 22 Chung Min Hsu (Serpent 710) 124 00:45:03.890 00:18.131 77 37.972 Done!
7 45 Marcos Penna (Serpent 710) 105 00:34:29.414 00:18.462 90 42.012 DNF
8 33 Dennis Pichtall (Kyosho V-OneRRR) 66 00:45:04.412 00:18.253 34 20.207 Done!
9 41 Leandro Campos (Serpent 710) 17 00:06:36.369 00:18.924 7 35.512 DNF
10 17 Thiago Podolsky (Serpent 710) 1 00:45:08.851 45:08.851 1 0.306 DSQ
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I'm happy to inform that last Sunday (July 10th) the NTC3 won the Brazilian National Championship with driver Fabian Kaloustian! Well done Fabian!!!

Final Results:

Pos. Car Driver's Name Total Laps Total Time Fastest Lap On Lap Avg. Speed Status
1 2 Fabian Kaloustian (Associated NTC3) 140 00:45:12.154 00:18.382 15 42.741 Done!
2 10 Eduardo Dulac (Serpent 710) 138 00:45:05.857 00:18.025 23 42.228 Done!
3 55 Clebs Spessoto (Mugen MTX3) 130 00:45:14.116 00:18.883 15 39.659 Done!
4 12 Gabriel Brito (Serpent 710) 130 00:45:18.145 00:18.224 26 39.601 Done!
5 61 Renato Paiva (Serpent 710) 125 00:45:14.125 00:18.311 94 38.134 Done!
6 22 Chung Min Hsu (Serpent 710) 124 00:45:03.890 00:18.131 77 37.972 Done!
7 45 Marcos Penna (Serpent 710) 105 00:34:29.414 00:18.462 90 42.012 DNF
8 33 Dennis Pichtall (Kyosho V-OneRRR) 66 00:45:04.412 00:18.253 34 20.207 Done!
9 41 Leandro Campos (Serpent 710) 17 00:06:36.369 00:18.924 7 35.512 DNF
10 17 Thiago Podolsky (Serpent 710) 1 00:45:08.851 45:08.851 1 0.306 DSQ
Awesome news! Do you know what engine and pipe he was using?
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Engine: Max Power
Pipe: Associated FT (shortened)
Tires: Jaco Nitro Shoes
Radio: Airtronics M8
Body: Protoform Mazda6
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Default centax clutch??? should I get one????

I have been racing mt ntc3 with a sirio 15 for almost 2 yaers now, and was wondering if is should change out my MIP clutch to a centax???? If so what brand and why???? I have any problems with the MIP but was wondering if the centax would work better on my tiny 60-70foot straightaway track????
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