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Old 10-14-2004, 09:34 PM   #91
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Alan happy birthday! thanks for the advice, workin on my evo now.
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Old 10-14-2004, 09:49 PM   #92
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You're not going to celebrate it with the family, are you?
Just bring a couple of six pack to the track and we'll sing you "happy birthday".
I'll have a 6 pack for ya... and maybe some more

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Old 10-14-2004, 10:20 PM   #93
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Bocal,

Got the owners of the shop I deal with to get an account set up with you.

he runs the G4 as well when I told about you guys stocking the gear, he prinited out the info right then and there! Looking forward to being able to walk in and get what I need.

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Rc_alan, I just missed you at the track. Oh well.. BoCal, your motor is ssssmmmmookkin!! I can't run the car until I get the new clutch spring. No worries, I'm ordering it through rcnutshobbies. Your going to the Vegas race right?
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Old 10-15-2004, 05:21 AM   #95
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Hello,
I would like to get my LHS to try to get G4 parts, how do i go about doing this? WHo do i need to tell them to contact? The hobby shop is hobbytown usa in strongsville ohio. They are all over the world and i don't think they will start carrying parts just for me but who knows. Any information on how to get them to carry the parts would be awesome.

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Bocal,

Got the owners of the shop I deal with to get an account set up with you.

he runs the G4 as well when I told about you guys stocking the gear, he prinited out the info right then and there! Looking forward to being able to walk in and get what I need.

Bryan
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Old 10-16-2004, 06:26 PM   #96
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BoCal, sorry haven't been paying attention. Is RD now selling parts for the G4? I need some stock parts for the one I'm selling. I just don't feel like driving to you know where.
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Old 10-18-2004, 06:50 AM   #97
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I would like to get my LHS to try to get G4 parts, how do i go about doing this? WHo do i need to tell them to contact? The hobby shop is hobbytown usa in strongsville ohio. They are all over the world and i don't think they will start carrying parts just for me but who knows. Any information on how to get them to carry the parts would be awesome.

Thanks,
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From what I've heard, a few Hobbytown USA are carrying RD Logics stuff, so it wouldn't be impossible for the franchise in your area to carry RD Logics too. The shipment came in last week, so it wouldn't be long before you see G4 Kits and parts at your LHS. You can help by advising you LHS to contact David or Gary at www. RDLogics.com
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Old 10-18-2004, 04:16 PM   #98
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Theres been alot of talk about the new steering system and knuckles of late. Having just layed my hands on one of our kits and in talking to leo heres what I see so far. On the steering system: Until a better solution surfaces I believe I know what you can do to get rid of some slop and add some on center feel. First off the servo saver spring needs to go completly. put some ca on the arm and use a shorter screw and bolt it down solid. with todays metal gear servos the servo can survive easily without it. the balls will pop off first. I believe most of the centering issue is right at that joint and after a few hard whacks that joint gets deformed and wont center equally no matter what you do. I also believe this is what is killing the belts is the arm is rising in a (hard whack: I was wrong) over travel condition and killing the belt. Also remove all the screws and add a small amount of red locktite to the screw holes in the plastic and reassemble the system. be carefull to get it just into the threads. over doing it will get it into the bearings and cause problems. I have had no fit issues with the system just remember to remove the origional rail posts from the bulkheads when installing it and screw it back to the bulkheads when you get it back into the car. I will be running the car the next two weekends and will let you know what we find and or recommend

Until something better comes along this is where the cars steering is at. Personally I would like to see a belcrank arrangement like serpent or mugen as there is plenty of room for it to fit and its a relativly simple rework. You can bet I will be working on this.

as far as knuckle quality goes mine are perfect but leo has had 2 that had issues so it must be a mold cavity issue. Nick at TM has been told of the issue and he said he would check it out. Although I have not talked with him yet.
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Old 10-19-2004, 12:31 PM   #99
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I will be running the car the next two weekends and will let you know what we find and or recommend



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Old 10-19-2004, 05:45 PM   #100
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after some aditional thought on the steering the light came on. Front belts are being destroyed because people are overtraveling the steering causing the servo saver arm to rise off its mount thus destroying the belt. (if the system is set up correctly the system will not hit the belt in normal use there is plenty of room: read on) this also causing the centering issue as the servo saver never returns to exactly the same place and gets worse with wear. The wear is caused by overtravel trying to get more steering than the system allows as the mechanism uses the bulkheads for its end stops. (its suppose to be that way) If it traveled any more than that the tires would hit the lower shock ball cups anyway so grinding the bulkheads to get more sweep is useless. My G4 steers as much as my serpent 710

so you need more steering: what to do? first stiffen the front shocks by supergluing one shock hole shut and use the 60 wt oil. (this will cause more push or less roll, but less chance of traction roll) then go to a softer front tire such(this will bring the steering back up) as a 40 rear 37 front combo or 42 rear 40 combo. softening the front tires is the answer to more steering or standing the rear shocks up and stiffening the rear bar.

If you look at the really fast guys cars run they dont use much front steering as they generally use as soft a tire as possible on front without traction rolling. To much push from to hard a front tire or a poor setup causes you to over travel the front steering causing the servo saver to make the belt go tits up. you probably dont even know its getting you if your max travel on your steering allows this and your dialing it up beyond the swing racks max travel limit during the race to get more steering.
try using a softer front tire and a stiffer damped front end. and set your max right and left travel to the limit of the swing arm travel and no more while trying to set up the linkage and radio so you could never dial more than that into the car in the first place. life will get way better.

all that said I still recommend scrapping the servo saver spring so it just cant happen.

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Old 10-19-2004, 07:18 PM   #101
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This means I can't change my steering during the race even though I know it's already at its max? I may have to have someone smack me if they notice me fiddling with my controller! Glad to see you guys working on this car, I appreciate the advice. So are the new RD parts going to be completely compatible with the G4 trinity kits? any chance Towerhobbies might start carying parts?
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The steering system used to travel that far before. This new steering system just sucks ass. They need to just drop this car and re design it.
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Old 10-19-2004, 07:22 PM   #103
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tower will never carry parts cause they know the support for this car is terrible. They only carry the kit to try to make a profit. Which they probably haven't sold one kit yet since their price is outrageous.

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So are the new RD parts going to be completely compatible with the G4 trinity kits
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steers as much as a serpent or mugen see pictures for yourself at the bottom. I own every one see clearance picture also it is adequate and actually tighter unter the steering rack than on the top. I'm not saying its perfect but its not as big a deal as you say it is. Heck if everyone I know that has smoked countless spur gears, bumpers, rear shock towers and broken upper decks at the reciever mount on their serpents they'd all be in the hopper already. The V1RRR will suffer the same issue as the serpent on the rear tower as it is almost exactly the same. better stock up on those. they all have something that bugs the owner

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not from us as they just add another middle man to empty your wallet. RD is getting all the part numbers uploaded to the web and replacement parts are on the way. kits are in.
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