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Old 10-05-2004, 01:18 AM   #16906
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Oh? I thought it was a Cessna plane taking off from one of Heathrow Airport's main runway!


Well it is a serpent..very easy to amke that mistake sow
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*ahem* wet track *ahem*
D, it wasn't wet ... it's my Jedi mind tricks that makes him think it was wet.
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Well it is a serpent..very easy to amke that mistake sow
You bet
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Speaking of the new diff ring i put that on and it runs slightly But it is no big deal
What do you mean "it runs slightly"?

Perhaps Mark and Onkel Sow can answer. I would not know as I don't have it yet.
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D, it wasn't wet ... it's my Jedi mind tricks that makes him think it was wet.
Woow, powerful you have been, Onkel Sow.
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Old 10-05-2004, 01:23 AM   #16912
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What do you mean "it runs slightly"?

Perhaps Mark and Onkel Sow can answer. I would not know as I don't have it yet.

Look Mark, he's determined to rub it in that he doesn't have the RING!


Ooohh my preccciiiooouuuussssss!
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Old 10-05-2004, 01:25 AM   #16913
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I would suggest that yes you do use the new ackerman arm. But I would not measure the linkage as it can be different for each servo. Instead I would make sure that your servo is centered (no trim) and then change the length of the arm until the ackerman arm is pointing straight ahead.
What you say is correct. But that would sometimes require taking in and out installing it a few times. Also, Roy mentioned that he was using a Futaba 9402 servo. I think that measurement will suite it very nicely for the Futaba servo .
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What do you mean "it runs slightly"?

Perhaps Mark and Onkel Sow can answer. I would not know as I don't have it yet.
Sorry rubs on the rear diff
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Old 10-05-2004, 01:28 AM   #16915
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What you say is correct. But that would sometimes require taking in and out installing it a few times. Also, Roy mentioned that he was using a Futaba 9402 servo. I think that measurement will suite it very nicely for the Futaba servo .


And also B4 when I installed it you cannot have the servo arm centered or the throw will be off still,no matter what you set the steering link to, you have to have the arm forward of centre.
Of course I do have a futaba S9451
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Speak for yourself Mark.
True, true - you did have the ring, so you just looked like an old goat
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*ahem* wet track *ahem*
Ok, sorry... Clearly I do not have the RING with me at the moment. Need to go and shop for one.

Here's his rubber setup for dry qualifying and wet finals at the Halifax track.
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True, true - you did have the ring, so you just looked like an old goat
Yeah, this I forgot to mention. When you're too old, then you've past the point of no return. As what they say, it's beyond hope what the RING can do already.

I know it not mentioned in the Idiot's Guide to the RING but it's in the advance blackbook intended for the serious user of the RING.
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After the race was rained out, a couple of guys decided to entertain us with their drifting styles - Ian the 710 drifter had already entertained us in his heats with his perfect drifting techniques.

Sow had his video cam to record the fun. Unfortunately for Ian, water got into his radio which made his 710 take off at full speed across the circuit. I was trying to catch the car and almost had it at one point as it started to spin on the spot (just like that 1/8th on Ray Wood's vid). Unfortunately, the car took off once more at full speed along the length of the circuit and embedded itself in the very solid fence at the end of the main straight.

Upon inspecting the car, and fearing the worst, due to it being a glass car we saw the car wasn't damaged!!!! Unfortunately Sow (slow) wasn't quick enough to record the full horror of the crash, but did get a good shot of Ian inspecting the car afterwards.

I think a copy will be sent to serpent with a request to make the car more glass like
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Ok, sorry... Clearly I do not have the RING with me at the moment. Need to go and shop for one.

Here's his rubber setup for dry qualifying and wet finals at the Halifax track.
That's them, that's the tyres that Sow was using
My setup was pretty similar actually - in desperation in searching for grip, I threw away both anti-roll bars and softened the suspension right down. It did calm things down a bit and sliced three seconds off my lap times, but with the slicks I could only put partial throttle on before the car would just spin out. If I had had softer tyres it would have been better - those rain tyres which worked well were 20 hardness, wereas my not-working-so-well slicks were 27s

Still it was fun and very demanding to keep the car on the track and I was reasonably pleased with my result - doing my best to emulate other known "nutters" who always used slicks in the rain, like Jean Alesi and Gilles Villeneuve It was all about crowd entertainment
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