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Old 12-18-2012, 01:06 PM   #301
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Anyone compare the 747 clutch against the black shoe/alu clutchbell combo?

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #302
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The black shoe and allum bell is a nice clutch setup; but has very high clutchbell wear. I like the feel,smoothness and longevity of the yellow shoe and steel bell. The black shoe works better with a heavier shoe pressure. Next season I'm going to experiment with the black shoe allum bell and weighted shoes.


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Old 12-22-2012, 10:52 AM   #303
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How much of a difference do the rear carbon brackets make that allow the rear shocks to be mounted further out?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #304
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hi...there is a slight engine movement each time the throttle servo pulls the carb. even when the carb is open halfway it still moves.is this normal for the 747..tq. i've double check the throttle linkage and mounting screws..looks secure. tq
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How much of a difference do the rear carbon brackets make that allow the rear shocks to be mounted further out?
When I used them I would say it made a subtle difference.

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hi...there is a slight engine movement each time the throttle servo pulls the carb. even when the carb is open halfway it still moves.is this normal for the 747..tq. i've double check the throttle linkage and mounting screws..looks secure. tq
No the engine should not move when opening the throttle. Do you have a Carb fail safe installed?

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No the engine should not move when opening the throttle. Do you have a Carb fail safe installed?

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yes that is what i was thinking, engine should not be moving unless you overdone the throttle servo travel.

carb fail safeare you refering to the use of 'rubberband'....anyway not using any "fail safe" for the carby.
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yes that is what i was thinking, engine should not be moving unless you overdone the throttle servo travel.

carb fail safeare you refering to the use of 'rubberband'....anyway not using any "fail safe" for the carby.
Yes, a rubber band. Open the carb by hand and see what happens. Make sure your engine is fully seat into the engine mount.
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Yes, a rubber band. Open the carb by hand and see what happens. Make sure your engine is fully seat into the engine mount.
ok thanks.. i'll reinstall the engine onto the mounting and chasis, and see if there is still movement..
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Hello everyone I'm from Manila Philippines and I just got a 747 I'm so excited.i also got the nova flash,m12 Sanwa, savor brushless servos, and set up tools.

Wen I get back to Manila,I'm gonna start the build next week.im so excited!

FYI I read this thread from top to bottom so if I understand it correctly, the things I got to figure out are the following:
1 wer to put the switch and transponder
2 make sure the manifold does not touch the belt
3 use the same brand of shock and diff oils forever to avoid confusion
4 make sure the bell is 100percent on the spur or 95percent at least at first gear?the shims will be tricky I reckon...
5 I'm still not sure about the front bumper adjustment mod...I think if it keeps scraping the ground,I won't have a choice but to make the modification but can't I just bend the bumper upwards so that it doesn't scrape the ground?
6 exceed are the tires my hobbyshop has but is contact brand good too? What shore is the safe way to go at let's say medium bite track?

I'm sure this is going to be days and nights of testing,I just want to make as many shortcuts as I can to minimize the impending "agony" hehehehe.but I think il be fine given the reviews so far.

These 6points I just made are the ones that seems to me,the is no one sure answer,is there?

Anyway, happy new year guys and thanks so much for sharing these tips with the world.
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Hello everyone I'm from Manila Philippines and I just got a 747 I'm so excited.i also got the nova flash,m12 Sanwa, savor brushless servos, and set up tools.

Wen I get back to Manila,I'm gonna start the build next week.im so excited!

FYI I read this thread from top to bottom so if I understand it correctly, the things I got to figure out are the following:
1 wer to put the switch and transponder
2 make sure the manifold does not touch the belt
3 use the same brand of shock and diff oils forever to avoid confusion
4 make sure the bell is 100percent on the spur or 95percent at least at first gear?the shims will be tricky I reckon...
5 I'm still not sure about the front bumper adjustment mod...I think if it keeps scraping the ground,I won't have a choice but to make the modification but can't I just bend the bumper upwards so that it doesn't scrape the ground?
6 exceed are the tires my hobbyshop has but is contact brand good too? What shore is the safe way to go at let's say medium bite track?

I'm sure this is going to be days and nights of testing,I just want to make as many shortcuts as I can to minimize the impending "agony" hehehehe.but I think il be fine given the reviews so far.

These 6points I just made are the ones that seems to me,the is no one sure answer,is there?

Anyway, happy new year guys and thanks so much for sharing these tips with the world.
Joseph Evaristo
Here is my radio tray setup. Plenty room for any size transponder.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:25 PM   #312
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Thanks nitrobeast! I see u have the shorter steering servo so u have space for the transponder under it.my servo is standard size.

But I don't know,I think I can squeeze it in the same position.
Il follow the wires position for sure. Tnx bro!
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I have my transponder mounted on top of the radio tray. Using the steering servo mount screw to the outside.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:26 PM   #314
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Thanks Dan,will definitely consider that position too.all I'm concerned about is for the wires not to be near any moving parts like the steering system and belts.

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