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Old 04-28-2010, 05:00 AM   #181
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hey bigbelly,
normaly you should use thread lock for the screws. What i do is to apply some thread lock the first time i assemble the car. After that i normally do not use more thread lock.
But of course there are some screws you can finaly "glue" because you will not have to remove these parts. Kind of rear upper wishbone brackets, bulkheads for the gearbox shaft or something like that.

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Old 04-28-2010, 06:11 AM   #182
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What is your opinion on the IDM .21 evo engine and the OS XZ engine? I have both and its like choosing between a Lambo or a Ferrari. My Velox is basically running stock except for titanium turnbuckles and misc titanium hardware.
Cat, The IDM is great regarding to performance, I dont know the OS engine... Be aware that the EVO4 engine is the best. There is only one backdraw, if you can call it that. All Picco based engines do not have a ballanced crankshaft, this generates a lot of vibrations.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:33 AM   #183
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Cat, The IDM is great regarding to performance, I dont know the OS engine... Be aware that the EVO4 engine is the best. There is only one backdraw, if you can call it that. All Picco based engines do not have a ballanced crankshaft, this generates a lot of vibrations.
I'm not so sure which version of the IDM engine i got, though it has a black head. I think it could be an evo 3 but still is in the box not ready for break in. How accurate is the VRC simulation of the picco engine in the shepherd car?
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:15 PM   #184
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Default Midwest Series @ LHR

LHR in Joliet is having a club race this Sunday. I plan to attend and will be working on my setup for the Midwest Series. If you are planning to attend also, please stop by and we can help together to maxumize our Shepherd team effort.

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Old 05-23-2010, 07:03 PM   #185
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Default velox V-8

I was at leisure hours today,got alot of help from Mark Sweeny and Dan louis,both Shepherd drivers.I am very happy with my V-8 and I can't wait till next weekend to race the midwest series
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:09 PM   #186
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We had a good test at Leisure Hours last Sunday. The temperature was very high (90F+) for this time of year, this week will be cooler in the upper 70's. The grip was on the lower side, but I expect it to be higher this weekend for the MWS race. Attached is a setup that should be a good baseline to start with for this weekends MWS race.

I tried a few lite weight components (carbon hinge pins) that proved too lite. This weekend, I want to try the new soft internal shock spring, tall rear body mount and aluminum axles.

If you have any questions, please stop by and ask

See you at thre track this weekend,
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:23 AM   #187
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I tried a few lite weight components (carbon hinge pins) that proved too lite. This weekend, I want to try the new soft internal shock spring, tall rear body mount and aluminum axles.

If you have any questions, please stop by and ask

See you at thre track this weekend,
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I tried the aluminum axles a few weeks ago. They seem to give the car more grip and they didn't wear out at all! I think you will like them!!!
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I tried the aluminum axles a few weeks ago. They seem to give the car more grip and they didn't wear out at all! I think you will like them!!!
I have them on the MRX5
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:48 PM   #189
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I have them on the MRX5
They do fit.
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I have them on the MRX5
MRX5??? That one does not exist yet... and if so for test, they bought a pair from Shepherd
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Anyone looking for a good deal on a Shepherd V8?
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...-velox-v8.html

These are sold pending payment.

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Old 06-01-2010, 09:24 PM   #192
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Default Midwest Series at Leisure Hours Raceway

Team Sheperd had a good perforamce at the Midwest Series at Leisure Hours Raceway having three drivers in the eight car A Main.

I was challenging for the runner-up position when I over-drove the slippery pit lane exit. Full results can be found at this link: http://www.leisurehoursraceway.com/

Attached is my setup, if you have any question, please feel free to ask.

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Hello everyone,
I will be having my first Nationals in my country. It has been close to two years that the 1/8 on road cars had not been racing and I will enter my Velox V8 with the IDM engine. I'm assuming the race will be held in a medium sized open parking lot with low traction.
I was thinking if the standard setup will be adequate for this race. I'm equipped with IDM tyres running F37/R37
I havent decided which body to use, but I have the protoform 909 and the standard Lola style body

any suggestions?
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Hello everyone,
I will be having my first Nationals in my country. It has been close to two years that the 1/8 on road cars had not been racing and I will enter my Velox V8 with the IDM engine. I'm assuming the race will be held in a medium sized open parking lot with low traction.
I was thinking if the standard setup will be adequate for this race. I'm equipped with IDM tyres running F37/R37
I havent decided which body to use, but I have the protoform 909 and the standard Lola style body

any suggestions?
What country will you be racing in?

What type of traction compound will be used on track?

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What country will you be racing in?

What type of traction compound will be used on track?

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The 1/8 class in Brunei Darussalam mostly consists of 'older' RC drivers. We just had our FEMCA 1/10 EP Touring race here.
There isnt any traction compound available here, i've tried Paragon (back in the 90s) but it wore off the foams.
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