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Old 10-12-2009, 05:56 PM   #61
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"Johnny Socko, do you know that nitro fumes can make you grow a third eye?? I hope you and Mr. Tornado Fuel aren't dumb enough to be racing toy nitro powered cars around in an enclosed area!! If you are, cool!! Can I come play too!! Yours Truely Strong Bad"

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Old 10-13-2009, 08:34 AM   #62
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I am currently using a 4PK and I would prefer to stick with Futaba servos. I've narrow down my choice to the following:
a) BLS-551 0.10sec, 128oz/in (6V)
b) BLS-351 0.13sec, 217oz/in (6V)
c) BLS-451 0.10sec, 147oz/in (6V)
What would you recommend for steering and throttle. I'm leaning towards the BLS351 because of the extra torque but I'm not sure if it is quick enough for steering.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:38 AM   #63
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Forgot to mention. The servos are intended to be used in the Velox V8.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:52 AM   #64
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Thumbs up congrats bt

Congrats to Brian Thomas on his win at the Region 12 Championship..Great job coming back after a tough time in qualifying.
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I am currently using a 4PK and I would prefer to stick with Futaba servos. I've narrow down my choice to the following:
a) BLS-551 0.10sec, 128oz/in (6V)
b) BLS-351 0.13sec, 217oz/in (6V)
c) BLS-451 0.10sec, 147oz/in (6V)
What would you recommend for steering and throttle. I'm leaning towards the BLS351 because of the extra torque but I'm not sure if it is quick enough for steering.
Use the 351 for steering and the 451 for throttle. This is similar to the non BL setup I have run in my car. The steering speed is more than fast enough.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:34 AM   #66
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All three of those servos will do either job, though I like fast throttle servos so go with speed there.

P.S. I can't seem to e_mail strong bad. Is his server only compatible with Tandy 400's?
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:10 PM   #67
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Anyone know what the chassis is made out of, I.E what type of material

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Old 10-18-2009, 09:07 AM   #68
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Has anyone had an issue with not being able to tension the side belt on the car enough?

If you run the '09 pulley set with the longer front belt, it seems that the middle shaft needs to be moved back in the car more to get the right front belt tension - and it makes it difficult to tension the side belt enough.

If this happened to anyone, how have you solved it?

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Old 10-18-2009, 05:13 PM   #69
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Anyone know what the chassis is made out of, I.E what type of material

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I think the chassis is an aluminium alloy, but I'm not sure what type. Some other manufacturer's are 7075 aluminium.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:52 PM   #70
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Hi guys how does this compare to a Mugen MRX4X, I am getting one and keen to hear what your experiences are?
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Hi guys how does this compare to a Mugen MRX4X, I am getting one and keen to hear what your experiences are?
I have been running the car for about a year and a half now and I am very happy with the car. The car works very well out of the box and is not hard to make the set-up changes needed to suit your style of driving. Plastic is as strong as anything out there and haven't any issues with bending any of the aluminum. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:17 AM   #72
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I sure will give it a bash, is the clutch the same set up as the X? Or are they different. I believe the handling is superb on the car. What are your front and rear shock fluid values.
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Hi guys, does anyone know if there is a 21t rear pulley available?

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Well, I was going to save my new Shepherd for the Winternats but Sunday was the last club race of the year and the weather forecast was beautiful so I slapped my gear in it and went racing.

First impression, WOW this thing is GOOD. On power handling was superb for such a slick, bumpy track. It did have a high speed push but I'm pretty sure this was just aero. A new body properly mounted should cure that.

Unfortunately there was some confusion about the start of the second heat. While I'm going wide open down the back stretch to clear the motor out before going under the bridge to start my clock, a couple other cars had realized the start had been delayed and stopped. I plowed right into the back of one and pretty well destroyed the car. This very well may be a new kit situation. I'm sure there is nothing left on the front of the car that isn't bent. Note: not knocking durability, this is a tough car. It was just one of those hits that bends things you would never think could bend.

So, I'm very happy with the car. Now I just need the dough for another one
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Can someone tell me what pulleys the 900010 Pulley Set comes with? What other parts are included w/900010. Any other information on 900010 would be greatly appreciated!
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