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Old 06-23-2007, 05:04 PM   #7321
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Hey I don't want to sound lost but what is a Knack Solid Shock?

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Old 06-23-2007, 09:44 PM   #7322
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If a high torque engine is used on a track with many tight cornerings, is the stock gearing ratio of TM G4S appropriate? If not, what should the gearing be like? By the way, according to the manual, the receiver battery is rechargeable. Can i use a regular charger(AC) meant for 7.2v racing pack? If so, how do i go about with the plug connector?
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id suggest running the car with the stock gearing and see how it runs.
setting the clutch is important though so take your time.
If needing more bottom acceleration you can change to 18t 1st gear pinion or/and a 1st gear 52 spur gear.
But before anything setp and practice so you can gauge what changes are beneficial.

With the charger question , no you cant use a 7.2v ac charger ,you would need a 6v charger and preferably a peak detection one.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:39 AM   #7324
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If a high torque engine is used on a track with many tight cornerings, is the stock gearing ratio of TM G4S appropriate? If not, what should the gearing be like? By the way, according to the manual, the receiver battery is rechargeable. Can i use a regular charger(AC) meant for 7.2v racing pack? If so, how do i go about with the plug connector?
I would go with exactly what Razzor has said. Set up your car and run it. Then you'll have a reference guide for the changes you'll make.

Do take special care setting the clutch. Get use to making the measurements needed for cltch gap, clutch spring tension and endplay.
You best to have a set of vernier guages to do this accurately.

With a high torque motor it will depend on the grip you have at the track as to how far you can "tune-up" your clutch. But for now, go with the stock, manual settings. Then you can go from there and play with settings.

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Old 06-24-2007, 08:50 AM   #7325
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Razzor and British Menace thank you for your suggestion. I will go with the basic setup and see how things go. Good luck and happy racing.
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:31 PM   #7326
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Tried the Spool setup today that Muppet suggested.
Very interesting setup that ran very well.
Only hassle i had was i started with 35w GS shock oil and have to go a little thicker to 40w or 45w due to the track being a little bit bumpy in sections.
The spool was actually very niced to drive with even with our track having 3 hairpin corners.
I ran with softer shocks other than that everything was setup as per the setup sheet.Car was very stabil and reacted well.The steering was more than ample.
I also was rather happy in that the morning session i had the car reasonably good on 42 shore tyres but after lunch the guys decided to sugar the track again and i had to go down to 40 shore all round although 40f/38r i think would have been perfect.
Track has been a bit difficult to find the right tyre combo since we resurfaced it a month back.
Possibly the extra sugar put on today has glased it and i hope for a little rain before Wednesday as the nats start on Thursday with open practice.

Id suggest guys keeping this setup as a base setup when running the spool.It realy is a good setup.
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Hi everyone, I just purchased a G4S RTR and I have to say I am impressed with the craftsmanship that went into this car. I am still waiting for my starter box to come in before I can begin the break-in. There is one thing that I am not sure of about this car, is the battery that it came with a NICD or NIMH battery. I am using a Piranha Digital Peak Charger. I have checked the manual and all the it says about the battery is that it is a 6V 650 Mah and there was no charger included.
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Just fyi... I've completed the 2nd pass of the forum for the KB. I've updated the FAQ/Tips, setups and links sections. I'm done with the site for now. I'm only going to update it every so often. If you have anything you would like to see added or corrected, please send me a PM.

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Old 06-24-2007, 04:15 PM   #7329
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Just fyi... I've completed the 2nd pass of the forum for the KB. I've updated the FAQ/Tips, setups and links sections. I'm done with the site for now. I'm only going to update it every so often. If you have anything you would like to see added or corrected, please send me a PM.

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Congrats. Thats a good piece of work ! Very helpful to all of us.

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Hi everyone, I just purchased a G4S RTR and I have to say I am impressed with the craftsmanship that went into this car. I am still waiting for my starter box to come in before I can begin the break-in. There is one thing that I am not sure of about this car, is the battery that it came with a NICD or NIMH battery. I am using a Piranha Digital Peak Charger. I have checked the manual and all the it says about the battery is that it is a 6V 650 Mah and there was no charger included.
Hey tp,

Good to hear your one of a growing family. Welcome.

The battery that comes with the kit is a 800mAh re-chargable NiMh.
They do seam to take 4 or 5 cycles before they get to full capacity. So becareful in the early days.

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Sorry.....I meant 650 mAh battery.
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Tried the Spool setup today that Muppet suggested.
Very interesting setup that ran very well.
Only hassle i had was i started with 35w GS shock oil and have to go a little thicker to 40w or 45w due to the track being a little bit bumpy in sections.
The spool was actually very niced to drive with even with our track having 3 hairpin corners.
I ran with softer shocks other than that everything was setup as per the setup sheet.Car was very stabil and reacted well.The steering was more than ample.
I also was rather happy in that the morning session i had the car reasonably good on 42 shore tyres but after lunch the guys decided to sugar the track again and i had to go down to 40 shore all round although 40f/38r i think would have been perfect.
Track has been a bit difficult to find the right tyre combo since we resurfaced it a month back.
Possibly the extra sugar put on today has glased it and i hope for a little rain before Wednesday as the nats start on Thursday with open practice.

Id suggest guys keeping this setup as a base setup when running the spool.It realy is a good setup.
Good Info' Razzor. Good to note. Thanks. Best of luck in the Nats.
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:13 PM   #7333
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guys, happen to see the new UFO 2. http://www.kfactoryracing.com/produc...e=G4&id=K14137
hmm, i think the only different is with the UFO centrifugal shoe mount and clutch shoe only. i guess better to wait for these parts to change. haha.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:08 AM   #7334
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Darren Johnson's set up tips2007/06/20 Browser : 118

Home made tricks from Darren Johnson give racers very good suggestions in setting up the car.
Really hope that all of you enjoy racing!
Source: Darren Johnson, Tecrotec
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what difference shortening front wishbone and rear wishbone?

i did front/rear all 2mm shorten.
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Darren's article only spoke about shortening the front of the rear wishbone.

But if you do shorten the wheelbase, the following is true:

Move the rear wheels forward will place more static weight on the front wheels.
Moving the front wheels rearward will place more static weight on the rear wheels.

So in effect, you could counterbalance the weight change from the back to the front by shortening the rear of the front wishbones but all this would do is make the car shorter. This is a different effect to putting more weight on the front for more steering.

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