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Old 02-08-2004, 05:49 PM   #4096
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Thumbs up T1-R tower

I'm going too try the X-Ray T1-R tower.
With little modification, it fit's nicely and seems too be stronger.

It also is only $5.00 compared too $20.00 for the carbon tower.

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Old 02-08-2004, 07:37 PM   #4097
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nice option parts from 3 racing.



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Old 02-08-2004, 07:44 PM   #4098
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nice option parts from 3 racing.

kitracer, has any of these options shown up in HK? Any idea what's the difference between woven and SSG graphite?
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Old 02-08-2004, 08:26 PM   #4099
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nice option parts from 3 racing.

finally, someone think of a better idea.. I think serpent should let go on 3rd party option parts in order to grow bigger on market share
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Old 02-08-2004, 08:27 PM   #4100
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for those guys who don't burn their thrust bearing for the centax..
share your maintenance techniques.
what grease do you use?
what kind of maintenance do you do?
Make sure the orientation is correct and use thick auto grease on it. Also, the clutch bell gap should not be too large because everytime the centax engages you will be putting an enormous "bang" on the system hence the same too on the thrust bearing!
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Old 02-08-2004, 08:34 PM   #4101
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kitracer, has any of these options shown up in HK? Any idea what's the difference between woven and SSG graphite?
D! I didn't see you at the race at TT yesterday!
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Old 02-08-2004, 08:35 PM   #4102
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Make sure the orientation is correct and use thick auto grease on it.
You use normal auto grease? I would have thought you would use some aerospace kinda grease !

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Also, the clutch bell gap should not be too large because everytime the centax engages you will be putting an enormous "bang" on the system hence the same too on the thrust bearing!
Well, Julius mentioned to me that having a larger gap in between the clutchbell and shoes is OK so long as you make the end play very minimal by shimming the bearings in step 8.7 on page 28 of the 710 manual.

Hey, I hear that you already got hold of the front ball diff? Have you tried it yet?
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D! I didn't see you at the race at TT yesterday!
Been busy at work lately. Had to be outstation on Sunday for work ! Was only back about 3 in the afternoon to drop by at Atria...

So how did the race go? How did you fare?
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Old 02-08-2004, 08:44 PM   #4104
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no shock towers broken by anyone today at winternats.

none issue saw plenty of cars upside down and smashed by 1/8 scales wide open..

front shock shafts.. problem, mount the front shock on the back side of the tower this took care of that issue, totally solved the problem.. none broken after that.

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current setup 3 deg rear toe, red spring all around, 2nd hole front tower, 2nd hole rear tower, 40 shore all around, 3 deg camber, 5mm ride ht, with 61.5mm tire dia,

front droop 1 front, rear 8
front sway 45 deg.

track very loose still hope for a better track tommorrow.
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This is the two broken shock towers.

David,
You’re not the first person that I've heard that the rear shock tower is prone to breakage. Doug Darby mentioned on RCfiles that he has gone through 2 as well!! I'm guessing it's that S.A. on-road track that yall are running on! LOL

Anyway, I think the mod you did on the X-ray shock tower would be a very good replacement.




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front shock shafts.. problem, mount the front shock on the back side of the tower this took care of that issue, totally solved the problem.. none broken after that.
Mounting the front shock at the backside of the tower needs the tower to be pushed forward or use some spacers / long grub screw to space the lower arm shock mounting forward, right?

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track very loose still hope for a better track tommorrow.
Have you tried playing around with the rear / front roll centers and the rear upper arms? I suggest you try it out. Very good and easy way to tune the car to the track.
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You use normal auto grease? I would have thought you would use some aerospace kinda grease !
I was looking for some but the NASA on-line shop was closed yesterday!

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Well, Julius mentioned to me that having a larger gap in between the clutchbell and shoes is OK so long as you make the end play very minimal by shimming the bearings in step 8.7 on page 28 of the 710 manual.
Actually that's what I meant ... end-play.

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Hey, I hear that you already got hold of the front ball diff? Have you tried it yet?
Yes, its somehow a lot smoother once built ... even without the aerospace kinda grease. Not tried it yet as I just built it the night before the race. Besides, all three of us were using solids and posting good enough times for the A. I was going to use the one-way for the final but it rained
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Been busy at work lately. Had to be outstation on Sunday for work ! Was only back about 3 in the afternoon to drop by at Atria...
That's a shame ... it was one of the best races I've been to in terms of driving quality. Despite using the unfamiliar full size track, no one "planted" their car on the far fence!

Most racers were even going in full-throttle (they were after all RCAC's top 40 drivers) but since I did not have enough practise, I was playing safe. Besides we were only given 2 heats so after messing up the first heat I did not want to take chances.

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So how did the race go? How did you fare?
Not bad ... qualified A-7 and as I mentioned earlier I was looking forward to doing the finals with the one-way. You can do that when you're in A or B because the drivers are not only better but they understand race etiquette so if you're faster no-one is going to block you and mess up your race. Pity it rained. I was confident with the set-up enough to use the one-way and could maybe climb up one or two spots if I got a lucky start!

Incidentally, all three 710 drivers qualified in A.
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Anyway, I think the mod you did on the X-ray shock tower would be a very good replacement.


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Or alternatively, what I did was to glue 2 of them together. Now it no longer stiff ... its really stiff!
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Incidentally, all three 710 drivers qualified in A.
Not bad ! Good showing of the 710. Let the good times roll.
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