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Old 04-14-2012, 01:37 PM   #1546
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Well its very nice ..... I bet he gets busy with requests doesn't he?
I'm not sure, Ryan is an Australian electric champion, who is also racing 8th scale gas. The paint job was organised by our team boss Peter Jovanovic in Melbourne, in a deal that we made with some supplies. We only told him roughly the colours we wanted; and he organised it with Ryan for our New South Wales Titles, and I don't even know how much it cost. Ryan offered to paint a body for us again, so we might take him up on that offer with a body for the Australian Nats later this year. Our body won the 10th scale concourse, and Ryan's own car took the 8th scale concourse award at the event.

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:13 AM   #1547
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Well ... congrats on that Lars. To the both of you.
I am waiting for my Capricorn stuff to come ...... its ended up being a birthday present. My wife is so good to me!
Your son must be very good. I have been out of it for a while .... so no doubt I will be well out of practice.

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #1548
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Hey all,

I'm still awaiting on the car....
I wanted to ask......
Does the Nt1 brass battery tray fit the Capricorn sedan?
At 65g I may need the weight for the Byrons race in June

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:18 PM   #1549
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Hey all,

I'm still awaiting on the car....
I wanted to ask......
Does the Nt1 brass battery tray fit the Capricorn sedan?
At 65g I may need the weight for the Byrons race in June

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A lot of NT1 parts will interchange however, the Battery Plate isn't one of them.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:40 AM   #1550
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Dear all, even though i tired a lot of fine tuning to get more steering i was never happy with the end result as i was not having the steering i needed and for such a small improvment i was loosing to traction at the rear especially in the sweeper.

Last Sunday a very good friend of mine/my pitman asked me to try his C01 in order to check if the car is handling fine. This car was the same one i started this year's championship and felt much better than mine which made me think a lot, especially that myself did all the setup for this car BUT only difference was RED springs instead of the BLACK so immediately went down to the pits took his spring fitted them to my C02 and vuola car had much more sttering and easier to drive in the technical section with more rear grip aswell.

I was quite surprised and next weekend i will try the white springs and see what happens.

Whats your thought on this?
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:11 AM   #1551
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Dear all, even though i tired a lot of fine tuning to get more steering i was never happy with the end result as i was not having the steering i needed and for such a small improvment i was loosing to traction at the rear especially in the sweeper.

Last Sunday a very good friend of mine/my pitman asked me to try his C01 in order to check if the car is handling fine. This car was the same one i started this year's championship and felt much better than mine which made me think a lot, especially that myself did all the setup for this car BUT only difference was RED springs instead of the BLACK so immediately went down to the pits took his spring fitted them to my C02 and vuola car had much more sttering and easier to drive in the technical section with more rear grip aswell.

I was quite surprised and next weekend i will try the white springs and see what happens.

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I have used the white springs to test. I liked them on bumpy tracks. It does make the car a little more lazy. The car does has more overall traction also.

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:21 AM   #1552
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A lot of NT1 parts will interchange however, the Battery Plate isn't one of them.
Ok. Thanks for the feedback .......
i was aware that some Nt1 parts fit, didn't know about the tray.
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Dear all, even though i tired a lot of fine tuning to get more steering i was never happy with the end result as i was not having the steering i needed and for such a small improvment i was loosing to traction at the rear especially in the sweeper.

Last Sunday a very good friend of mine/my pitman asked me to try his C01 in order to check if the car is handling fine. This car was the same one i started this year's championship and felt much better than mine which made me think a lot, especially that myself did all the setup for this car BUT only difference was RED springs instead of the BLACK so immediately went down to the pits took his spring fitted them to my C02 and vuola car had much more sttering and easier to drive in the technical section with more rear grip aswell.

I was quite surprised and next weekend i will try the white springs and see what happens.

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Thats good to know Speed6 ............. I do have one question. Was the track you were on relatively bumpy?

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:34 AM   #1554
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I have used the white springs to test. I liked them on bumpy tracks. It does make the car a little more lazy. The car does has more overall traction also.

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Hey DJ .......
Good info'on the white springs. I read the whole C-01 and 02 threads and I noticed you really do not like a lazy car do you? ... lol.

Good luck this year with the car and thanks for all the helpful info' you share on here. Soooo helps new owners like myself get up to speed with a new car.

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Hey DJ .......
Good info'on the white springs. I read the whole C-01 and 02 threads and I noticed you really do not like a lazy car do you? ... lol.

Good luck this year with the car and thanks for all the helpful info' you share on here. Soooo helps new owners like myself get up to speed with a new car.

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Anytime BM,

I used to love a car that pushed really bad compared to most other racers and a little lazy. As I started driving 1/8 it made me change my driving for sedan. Now I like a car with good steering, but very balanced. What I like about the Capricorn it is very balanced and easy to drive even when making it carry a lot of corner speed. For me I always work on my car to carry as much corner speed as possible. It is great to go fast on the straights, but there are a lot more turns than straights. LOL

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DJ, what is a good starting point to mount the SRS body? How far forward do you mount it on the C02?

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Thats good to know Speed6 ............. I do have one question. Was the track you were on relatively bumpy?

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Yes bumby, the grain of the asphalt is very big and in between there is quite some gap, not mentioneing that 80% of the turns are very tight chicanes.
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Anytime BM,

I used to love a car that pushed really bad compared to most other racers and a little lazy. As I started driving 1/8 it made me change my driving for sedan. Now I like a car with good steering, but very balanced. What I like about the Capricorn it is very balanced and easy to drive even when making it carry a lot of corner speed. For me I always work on my car to carry as much corner speed as possible. It is great to go fast on the straights, but there are a lot more turns than straights. LOL

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Hey guys what exactly do you mean by lazy, actually with the Red spring it kind of got more aggresive and as soon as you point it *PAM* the car goes where its pointed and not understeers a tad bit before hooking, could be that its bumby and lately very dirty.
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Hey guys what exactly do you mean by lazy, actually with the Red spring it kind of got more aggresive and as soon as you point it *PAM* the car goes where its pointed and not understeers a tad bit before hooking, could be that its bumby and lately very dirty.
Hey Speed6,
A lazy car .... less responsive. Slow reacting......
the opposite would be a very responsive,some would say, "Darty" car.
Especially in left-right-left type combination corners.

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DJ, what is a good starting point to mount the SRS body? How far forward do you mount it on the C02?

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From what I've seen it looks like its centered with the front wheel well
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