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Old 05-29-2007, 09:32 PM   #6796
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You can get decent bearing kits on ebay for a decent price. The most common bearings to go are the wheel bearings in the hubs and the clutch bearings, those are the high stress areas. I just buy the full bearing kits off ebay and I buy them 4-5 kits at a time. I always make sure I have lots of the high wear parts in my box. Also improperly serviced or ignored bearings are a major cause of performance loss. Stay on top of the car and make sure everything moves smoothly.
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:34 PM   #6797
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And actually I have converted to using strictly ceramic bearings in my clutch as they seem to stand up very well to the heat from both the clutch and the motor. Since changing to the ceramics in the clutch I hardly replace my clutch bearings anymore, although I still check them in between each heat.
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:54 PM   #6798
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:08 PM   #6799
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:11 PM   #6800
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:08 PM   #6801
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can anyone list all the bearing sizes the TM uses?

like the most important oones in the bearings and possibly the others, i don't think I would lose the car ones as much as the cltch ones.

also anyone know where I can prob get a cheap full bearing set.

when I say cheap i mean in price not quality, but i also don't want ceramic bearings or something that will be expensive.

deff rubber sealed tho
I started buying bearings from Avid Bearings a couple of years ago and have always been happy. David Joor sells great bearings at a great price. Most of the standard bearing sizes are $1 each. Check them out. He also has a money back guarrantee.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:15 AM   #6802
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hi, anyone heard the g4+'s price????????? shall i get g4s or wait for g4+?
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:26 AM   #6803
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Gansei great to hear you back home safely
Guess you had a good time at Femca.
We all looking forward to your stories.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:26 AM   #6804
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hi!! G4S Dude!!

i participatited 2007 FEMCA in Jakarta.

this is my first oversea international race.

so i was very shaked!!


i arrived in jakarta at 5/18 night.

i took a sightseeing JITC circuit in 5/19 saturday.



and i had trouble engine Flame out problem in 5/20,5/21

My NT1 Korean Friends also had same problem.

i changed fuel tank, fuel tube, caburator.. But Flame out problem was not solved.

so i could not practice run in 2 days by flame out problem.

i got into a temper for that problem.

KEN FURUKAWA also had same problem.

so we had doubt about Mecamo 16% fuel.

the fuel smell, color is differnt what i used Mecamo 16% in korea

so we protested BAD fuel to JITC Local Hobby Shop.

But they did not accept our fuel problem.

they said that "we used this fuel well in Pre-Femca"

so. we had request to see the Mecamo 16% fuel they used.

when we see their Mecamo Fuel.. we could know the color,smell and fuel cap write is different.

my Mecamo Fuel cap writed "CAR" and color is yellow, and smell like diff joint grease.

But their Mecamo Fuel Cap writed "ON ROAD" and color is transparency and smell like alcohol.

so they changed my megamo fuel... and we solved flame out problem.

if we did not find the fuel problem.. the 2007 FEMCA 1/10 Class will be the worst flame out event. --;;


My TZ main engine suffered from Bad Fuel...

so TZ engine's conrod was broken in 5/22. crankcase also damaged.

so i changed TZ conrod and crank case.

and i had spur gear wear out problem.

maybe i changed about 7-8 2nd spur gear in practice days.


my G4S go well in practice days.

Ken was rather faster than me.


i used front diff, and Ken used Front Spool...

But Ken changed to front one-way system in last practice day.

But i persisted front diff system until the last FEMCA event day.


the raining was come in first Heat in 5/27(friday) dawn.

and the grip was very low traction.

so i had very suffering for car driving.

But i did not change my car setup waiting for high traction grip.


i finished 16 lap in Heat 1. (GROUP 4)

my g4s was fliped twice by my mistake in Heat 1

i finished 17 lap / 5:10.921 ranking 6th in heat 2.

i finished 17 lap / 5:01.139 ranking 2nd in heat 3.

i take a ranking 1st in 3 heat most of all the time.

But for my mistaking in last 1-2 run, i ranked 2nd in HEAT 3.


i worried about my car setup after first Heat day (5/27).

i could not feel good car activity like practice day.


so i changed my car setup to very soft suspension setup for last Heat.

i used front spring 1.6 mugen(purple), rear spring 1.7 mugen(sky blue).

and diff,toe setup,shock oil was some changed.


i run last Heat 4. car activity was very dull.

my car was very falter!!


But i could maintain good line. But Throttle was not bold.

i can maintain 1st position last 4 HEAT.

But.. suddenly.. my g4s flamed out...

for engine low idle setup.. my engine was flamed out --;;;


so i finished 6th rank 16 lap/ 5:04.

But i was the fastest in Group 1,2,3,4 in low traction condition.

my flame out lap time was 38 seconds.

if i did not flamed out.. i could finished 18 lap/5 minute



so i finished all Heat and Ranking was 16th.

i assigned B-Main EVEN Group position 6th.


i worried again about my car setup in B-Main.

last Heat setup (soft) or Practice Setup (Hard) ?

But i could not expect high traction in B-main.

So i choosed soft setup.

But it was my setup mistake.

my G4S was more dull than last Heat 4.

maybe the grip was gone to rather high grip.

my G4S suffered from over grip.


i had effort to pass the precede car in B-main about 2-3 runs.

But then.. precede car and my g4s crashed.

so my g4s go out to grass field.. and then my engine flamed out. --;;

so i had loss 2 laps.


and my g4s suddenly stopped about after 11 minute B-main final.

so i checked my G4S. But steering, Throttle was stopped... all stopped.

i checked my battery... battery was out!!!

certainly.. i full charged my receiver battery.

i tested my battery in later.. it can be charged only 300mA.

my receiver battery was sanyo 800mA eneloop battery. it is also new product, prepared for FEMCA.

But i charged the battery twice temperature cut charge

after temperature cut charge.. battery was out of order...


so i finished 8th position in B-main.

My Total ranking was 21th.



i suffered from my inappropriate setup, fuel problem, battery problem, spur gear problem.

i missed 2007 FEMCA... But i had a good experience.

and thanks asw7576, yung-yung for their favor..

my korean fellow appreciated me.. about B-main in first oversea internationl race.

But i missed very very this race.

and i feel lack of My RC career.. and my RC ability was also not high-level.

i suddenly thought wise saying "i was A big fish in a little pond"

But i will do best for high-level driver. ^^

thanks for every body reading my FEMCA 2007 report!!


Gunsoo, Kim.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:31 AM   #6805
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Good job Asil on going from C main to A-main. That is an achievment in itself. I can just imagine racing in the A main for 1 hour with the big dogs. Must have been nerve wracking. Anyway, how did you place?
Thanks.. Last night I've learnt I was 8th !! One of top drivers disqualified and I jumped to 8th position.. that means 1 point for championship

I raced my own race and did not have any problems with my car.. Only thing was lack of experience...

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Old 05-30-2007, 12:43 AM   #6806
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Bearing sizes:

6x 12x18x4
6x 6x12x4
6x 10x15x4
6x 5x10x4
2x 5x10 flanged
2x 4x7x2.5
2x 4x7x2.5 flanged
2x 5x8

Think that about covers all excluding the thrust bearing.
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:54 AM   #6807
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Gansei put FEMCA down to a experience you can learn from.
Still for you to finish in teh Bmain is a good result.
Next event you will be better prepared
Can just imagine what a good atmosphere there was.
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I always use new glow plugs in any main races. Is this good? In 4 races i got 1st in God's care. There will be a race event and a serpent driver will join us on June 17th! 5 of us will drive G4E/S.. i hope we can get inside the winners circle.
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I always use new glow plugs in any main races. Is this good? In 4 races i got 1st in God's care. There will be a race event and a serpent driver will join us on June 17th! 5 of us will drive G4E/S.. i hope we can get inside the winners circle.
What group and how many people join the race during the last 4 ?

Don't get mad. I don't want to show off IF I won C1 or B1 knowing that only 18 people were attending the race.
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I know a lot of prominent drivers change there plugs before a main.But i use 1 for teh day unless it gets cooller or hotter during the day.
If the car ran hot in a heat then its safe to change the plug.
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