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Old 06-09-2003, 07:18 AM   #4966
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YESSIR, I will do that!!

I think I have a bad bearing in the car somewhere (probably in the clutch) that caused the glitches.
If you use a two piece pipe, pay attention to the vibration and the two pieces touching, they cause glitching too.

BTW: Are you using personal transponders? If yes, this could be probably your problem. Got some annoying glitches, covered mine radio gear with some tape and problems went to south.

BTW: Want to try the RD Logics turbo pipe? Any feedback about and where I can get at a good price (Europe, preferably)?
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i think its 363mm belt
yeah, its 363
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Old 06-09-2003, 07:28 AM   #4968
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stefan

I dont think it is the bearing issue. there are many metal parts touching each other while the car is running. such as brake plate Vs brake pin, brake cam Vs brake plate, dog bones Vs outdrives,

I have no idea about personal transponder, may be Corse-R is right and you might want to check on that.

If you use a self assemble battery pack, I strongely advise you to double check on the soldering points of the pack as there might be some faulty points that act funny while the car was running.
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If you use a two piece pipe, pay attention to the vibration and the two pieces touching, they cause glitching too.

BTW: Are you using personal transponders? If yes, this could be probably your problem. Got some annoying glitches, covered mine radio gear with some tape and problems went to south.

BTW: Want to try the RD Logics turbo pipe? Any feedback about and where I can get at a good price (Europe, preferably)?
go to www.microtechracing.co.uk and tell kevin i have sent you there. he is the uk rdlogics distributer
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Thanks for the hints guys.

I already planned to strip the car down this week and check everything.
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Old 06-09-2003, 07:44 AM   #4971
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I also ran Speedmind foams yesterday. They fit fine, they do on a little easier if you ream the center hole out a little bit, otherwise they are a little sticky coming off.

I shimmed my 0* offset speedmind tires 1mm using some lexan, to give me the offset, and had no troubles at all.

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Troy,
I run the 1 mm aluminum washers from the MTX2 prospec.

Do you also feel that the Seedmind front and rear tires are wearing more equal than the GRP's?

I only had to cut my front tires once before the main and after a 30 minute final I only had 1 mm difference between front and rear.

With GRP's I usually have 3-4mm difference
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Troy,
I run the 1 mm aluminum washers from the MTX2 prospec.

I only had to cut my front tires once before the main and after a 30 minute final I only had 1 mm difference between front and rear.

With GRP's I usually have 3-4mm difference
i am having the 0mm offset rear CVDs. after adding a 1mm washers to the outdrives, the nylon nuts seem not tightened enough though. wonder if this would free the the nuts when running a longer main?

once saw the speedmind foams in LHS but didnt tried as those are dish rims that will look ugly on my mugen.. now gotta try it
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how can i loose wieght my mtx3 is 1890 grams (rubber tyres and futaba s9494 sevo's
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how can i loose wieght my mtx3 is 1890 grams (rubber tyres and futaba s9494 sevo's
what do you have?
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Old 06-09-2003, 08:49 AM   #4975
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how can i loose wieght my mtx3 is 1890 grams (rubber tyres and futaba s9494 sevo's
whoa..something is not right
mine is 1720 gr.
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what's yours manti?
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how can i loose wieght my mtx3 is 1890 grams (rubber tyres and futaba s9494 sevo's
Thats one phat MTX3!!!
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whoa..something is not right
mine is 1720 gr.
can you post a pic? of yours?


Mine but has a front diff!




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how can i loose wieght my mtx3 is 1890 grams (rubber tyres and futaba s9494 sevo's
I think a lot of that might be the rubber tires. They are heavier than foams. Mine, box stock with Hitec digital servos and Novak XXtra, was 1725 grams with the body. I found that at the end of long mains, my car was actually under weight due to the tire wear. I've lightened certain areas of the car (drivetrain), but added weight in others (chassis) and right now it's 1760 grams. It's a little heavier than some cars, but atleast I don't have to worry about being under weight!!
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:31 AM   #4980
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how can i loose wieght my mtx3 is 1890 grams (rubber tyres and futaba s9494 sevo's
Ugh! more than 180 grams of difference.... Your problem is focused on two very precise points of your car: Rubber tyres and front differential (no pun intended, but this is your main weight problem).

Let's see how can overcome this weight difference:

- Square hollow main and center shaft.
- 3Racing lightweight pulley adaptors.
- Square titanium screw set (>30 grams less only with this).
- Lightweight 1st and 2nd gear housings.
- Mugen titanium Pillowballs (lighter but softer, some break, not bend on crashes).
- Kawahara delring knuckle (comes with delrin screws if you're freaky with suspended weight).
- Titanium turnbuckles (I'm using some Yokomo that had lying on mine toolbox).

If not remember bad you installed some kind of plastic box for your receiver instead of the cover that came from stock. Bag your receiver in a rubber ballon (tamiya have some nifty ones) and put a little bag of silicagel with your receiver to absorb moisture than can be trapped (in rainy situations, put a second rubber ballon, but between first and second put some WD40). Don't know Futaba 9494 servos, so I assume that are of the same size as 9402/9450/9550 type (standard size servos).

You can shave some grams putting different servos, something like the 9250 model (rubbers don't put the same havoc to the servo as foams), so much probably will be happy with them (5Kg but shave about 15 grams only on one servo).

Forget anything form of aluminium that substitutes plastic (weights more and in some cases are harmful - pulleys that self sharpen and cut belts).

You can shave some grams too on the servo horns. Aluminium ones are nifty, but weight a lot. I use some from Du-bro (tough as hell, haven't broke one in years) if aren't available, you can source some good quality servo horns from Serpent.

Other forms of shaving weight in a cheap form is to eliminate battery switch and connect and disconnect with a battery connector like the old Multiplex ones.

Last but not least.... what kind of tyres/inserts/rims you use? choose some like the Team Sorex ones (very light and real stiff). This is one place where you can shave grams that roll (and this counts twice). But the best is to switch to foam series.... Just read my signature.

BTW: How was the weekend?
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