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Old 12-09-2002, 10:06 PM   #481
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Hows goin joe, there is always a bit of resistance there however it shouldnt be hard as such to make it roll. First thing to check is usually the position of the brake lever, make sure it isnt applying pressure to the brake pads. If it isnt, make sure you havent mixed up an 18 and 19 tooth pulley, its easy to do and will also cause unwanted resistance
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Old 12-09-2002, 10:21 PM   #482
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Hows goin joe, there is always a bit of resistance there however it shouldnt be hard as such to make it roll. First thing to check is usually the position of the brake lever, make sure it isnt applying pressure to the brake pads. If it isnt, make sure you havent mixed up an 18 and 19 tooth pulley, its easy to do and will also cause unwanted resistance
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Thanks. Also on page 27, where is said installation of optionsla part # 1903. I couldn't find it in TowerHobbies. thanks again.
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Old 12-09-2002, 10:51 PM   #483
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opt part 1903 are just ballraces(4x8x3mm),they shouldnt change the overall rolling resistance of the car.
PS dont buy the Kyosho ones they will slug you a fortune for them and they are no better than any generic one you would find at your local hobby shop.

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Old 12-10-2002, 12:33 AM   #484
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2 - 2 1/2
damn i run mine at 1 and a half
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wats everyones opinion on this radio?
its the JR XR3
i want a FM radio and my radio is about 8 years old and it has been thrashed
go here
http://www.modelflight.com.au/radio/jr_surface/XR3.htm
its the website with all the info on it
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Old 12-10-2002, 12:38 AM   #486
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depends on the car and the pipe and glowplug etc, if it goes and theres heaps of smoke.....cool

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Old 12-10-2002, 02:24 AM   #487
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Sounds like its overfuelling to me, go back to basic settings
Low end screw @0.5mm out from flush
High end screw @ 2-2 1/2 out from fully in.
This should make an immediate difference.
Fine tuning will be required from there though.
Its ok when its not on the ground cos theres no load to stop it revving, but when its on the ground the resistance holds it up just long enough to let it over fuel.
Dont let your mate near the car again

Thanks for the advice.... at the risk at asking the bleeding obvious can I confirm...
Is the low end screw the one labelled 'idle' in my manual?

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no thats your idle screw

your low end screw is the screw that is on the side of the carburetor or to be more specific the screw that is in the middle of the arm that connects to the throttle
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no thats your idle screw

your low end screw is the screw that is on the side of the carburetor or to be more specific the screw that is in the middle of the arm that connects to the throttle
Ah.... got you... glad that I asked now!
Yeah I think my 'mate' (soon to be deceased) played around with everything I'll have a look at that too and try to get everything back to a known start point.

I really appreciate this input, you'll have guessed that I haven't got much of a clue but I'm keen to learn. I haven't found any clubs near me although another mate also has a V-One-S so we're trying to learn together.

The prices you guys quote for parts and engines etc... are way lower than what we can get stuff for. Do you know if any of your suppliers would ship to the UK? Or would that make the price even worse for us?

as ever thanks!
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Dont be confused by exchange rates my good friend! and remember anything you import to the UK is subject to import duty, freight,customs clearance charges etc.
RCRacer magazine used to have clubs listing in it which can help point you in the direction of your nearest club.

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i think HPI has a track directory
it might have some tracks in the uk

if you really want to race grab some chalk and draw a track up
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Old 12-10-2002, 07:55 PM   #492
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r2d691,

Check out the online shops below from HK, they are the cheapest that I am aware of. Not sure what the shipping/customs tax does to the price - I just physically go to HK to buy stuff during my business trips.


http://controlcentre.rctech.net/

http://shopping.rcmodel.com.hk/eshopping/default.htm


These are in Singapore

http://rotor.com.sg/car/

http://www.modeloneracing.com
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2 - 2 1/2
damn i run mine at 1 and a half
Dont worry sausage, i run mine at 1 1/4, those settings are for breaking the engine in and to run it in any conditions, but it is rich.



And iwould of said that the car that was tuned off the ground was lean, as you cant see how the engine is with no load on it, and don't let your mate touch it again, as revving it WOT can kill an engine while its off the ground, due to (correct if rong):
How quickly it picks up speed and wants to rip out of the motor, it tends to want to snap the grudgon pin,(to do with gravity and inertia)
and there is one other reason but i cant think of it.
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Cheers for all the replies guys, I've got mates in AU and HK so if I think it's worth the price difference I'll ask them to buy the bits and get them too me on one of their furlough trips back to the UK.

My mate is still maintaining that what he did can't cause any problems but I think it's more injured pride than any level of intelligence talking.

My other mate with a car and I have been racing round a local shopping mall car park, not ideal as you can get some nasty damage from stones etc and there are one or two kerbs that we've incorporated into our 'track' that have taken their toll when we've misjudged a corner.

I still haven't had a chance to try the car after the initial advice but I'm hoping to get out before the weekend. It's dark here by 16:00 and I don't get back until 17:30.... it's also only 34 deg F at the moment.... not sure if that's a good thing while running the car.

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Old 12-11-2002, 02:47 AM   #495
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It jut comes down to maintainance and how the engine is tuned, just run a little bit more fuel.
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