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Old 04-24-2006, 08:19 AM   #976
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just an expression used
Is it positiv or negartiv????
when negativ i must look for an other Forum

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Old 04-24-2006, 08:31 AM   #977
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Is it positiv or negartiv????
when negativ i must look for an other Forum

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marc, i think nimo used nuts in the sentence as slang to say his friend loves to shop at aldi
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:20 AM   #978
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Actually I used the term "nuts" and Nimo was trying to clarify my words. Yes, my friend LOVES Aldi, she tells me about the great products every time we talk; Last night she was raving about the spiral sliced ham she had for Easter.

I guess I'll have to keep a quarter in my pocket so I can get a cart!
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:11 AM   #979
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puhhh.
Ok,so i can stay here for a long time ago
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:52 AM   #980
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I'm cross posting this here since my problem is with a JR XS3 in a G4s.

I took my new TM G4s out to 301 Raceway for the first time yesterday. I still needed to run a few tanks of fuel through the engine to complete break-in. When it came to the time to "gas" it a little, the car would not run, the engine stuttered all the way down the backstretch.

I asked a tuner to take it a few laps to see what might be wrong. He drove it about 50 feet and turned around, picked up the car and opened the throttle. He shut the engine down and said the receiver battery was dead; the throttle would jitter when held wide open. I had only run 4 or 5 tanks on what was a freshly charged battery (the day before), but when I put it on my charger it did take 15-20 minutes to peak. I had "cycled" the battery 5 times by charging and leaving the receiver on over night.

Now it was time for the first heat. The car still stuttered whenever it was more than 80 feet away from me and the steering was inconsistent. (Out of control is more like it.) With the size of 301, that is the first 2 lanes on the infield section directly in front of the driver's stand. The car broke itself when it glanced off a 2x4 that was placed upside down, breaking the left side front suspension off the car.

I repeaked the receiver pack before the next 2 races, and I changed out my rechargeable transmitter pack for a friend's dry cell pack for the main with no change in the range.

My installation;
The G4s requires the antenna wire to pass through a carbon fiber radio plate; I enlarged the hole and installed a rubber grommet at that hole. I have "thick" rubbery servo tape holding the receiver to the radio box with the dials facing downward. I ran the antenna wire through the tube and slid snug-fitting heat shrink over the tube to prevent the excess (5"-6") wire from flying in the wind (and possibly getting ripped off). I have a Dynamite micro fail safe wedged in a space just outside the radio box.

Someone at the track suggested changing the transmitter antenna for one from an air radio. I will check if either of my 2 air antennae are compatible... and longer. I am open to your suggestions before I send the radio back for a tune-up.
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:02 PM   #981
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did it get any fuel on the reciever??. we have gone to putting the recievers in a balloon and servo taping the balloon to protect them. this is almost a must do because of where the reciever sets.
take the upper reciever shield and sho goo it to the top deck. then put the reciever in a balloon and servo tape the baloon and reciever to the top shield then install the bottom tray. you may need to trim one side of the tray so all the wires and balloon have enough clerance to pass by. I run all my wires through the stock hole in the deck and have had no problems. Fuel contamination was the only issue we have had and a ballon fixed that in short order. If that does not fix it change the reciever and crystal.
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:13 AM   #982
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Hi Dennis

As you know, down here we only raced rubber tire class, but this season they will open the foam class and i wan't to know what offset wheels does the G4 need (O or 2)

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Old 04-25-2006, 08:51 AM   #983
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Hi Dennis

As you know, down here we only raced rubber tire class, but this season they will open the foam class and i wan't to know what offset wheels does the G4 need (O or 2)

Thanks for the answer

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the g4 uses the zero offset rims
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Old 04-25-2006, 10:50 AM   #984
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the g4 uses the zero offset rims
yea, I use Serpent Ellegi tyre, which has some build-in offset, I have hard time nerrow down the front track width
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:13 AM   #985
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Wall done to Darren J (MuppetRacing) for another win with the G4s in the british touring class against some top class drivers ( i.e Mark Green,Steve Brown,Ben Kellsall and many others) He started 8th on the grid and drove outstandingly to take the win. The event was held at Halifax (where the euros where last year) and the weather held up all weekend. This is really generating some interest in the car over here with some of the other top drivers questioning there own choice of car . have a look on 3hobby for his setup which is now posted.

I managed a 3rd in the C final which doesnt really do the car justice but it was faultless all weekend.It was so easy to drive i didnt put it on the grass once all day.A bit more stearing would have been nice but i was going for a safe car and it was a pleasure every time i picked up the sticks.

Bring on the next round
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:13 PM   #986
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did it get any fuel on the reciever??
I didn't have the receiver wrapped, but I was very careful not to spill any fuel while I was breaking in the engine. I had trouble right away when the car went on the track. There was a tiny bit of rubbery oily mess on the side of the receiver next to the engine after 2 heats and a main, but the bottom of the receiver (top actually, I mounted it upside down so I could get to the pots to change the freq.) was completely dry.

I don't want any more trouble, I'm replacing the XS3 with a Spektrum DX3.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:47 PM   #987
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Spectrum works great in my cars. but absolutly use a balloon to protect it as they are super sensitive to fuel. (been there done that) Also if your using digital servos use the capacitor and wire it into the lead to the reciever or into the transponder lead.
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way to go Darren
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thanks Roki, Motorman

the car was really good in the final, just needed a little more low speed steering (with one way), still running 196mm up front which i like, and the rear is 2.5mm shorter wheelbase.

in the final my average lap was the same as the winner of the euro's at halifax last year (we only run for 30 mins against their 45mins though), so the car really does have pace.

clutch and engine (N12LL3) were fantastic too !
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Spectrum works great in my cars. but absolutly use a balloon to protect it as they are super sensitive to fuel. (been there done that) Also if your using digital servos use the capacitor and wire it into the lead to the reciever or into the transponder lead.
gday motorman, i,m hopless when it comes to the wireing, can i have a little more info on how to fit the capacitor to the wireing, or even a diagram if its not too much bother?
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