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Old 10-29-2008, 07:09 AM   #10201
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I weighed my RS and it came in at 1720 so 1800 is a tad on the heavy side, also there is a weight limit if you are going to run state and national evernts I think its 1700 correct me if I am wrong?

also is there any one running the RS that has issues with the wear out rate of the 2 speed clutch, howfar done have people gone with the screws that expand the shoes, how much of a gap are you getting at the joins on each half?does it not matter how far apart you go as long as you get the right fit into the housing?
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your a tad on the light side Aussies. the legal limit is 1725g. weighed with transponder, tyres, no fuel. hint when to weigh, put some small tyres on. after a 20-30 min main, they will weigh the cars after the finish. so try to copy how you think the car will be. empty tank, and small tyres. if your around 1720, you should add weight where you think you need it. try to get it around 1730-35 incase some weight falls off possibly due to an accident. so to add 10 grams, use 2 5gram stick on weight.
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I weighed my RS and it came in at 1720 so 1800 is a tad on the heavy side, also there is a weight limit if you are going to run state and national evernts I think its 1700 correct me if I am wrong?

also is there any one running the RS that has issues with the wear out rate of the 2 speed clutch, howfar done have people gone with the screws that expand the shoes, how much of a gap are you getting at the joins on each half?does it not matter how far apart you go as long as you get the right fit into the housing?
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yup, 1.8kg is heavy!
my RS weighs about 1730g.

regarding the 2speed clutch shoe; even after i expand the shoes by using the screws; it'll close up again after a few runs.

what i do is to use a small shim/washer inbetween the shoes each side (through the engagement adjustment screw) to space out the to the limit i wanted.
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I weighed my RS and it came in at 1720 so 1800 is a tad on the heavy side, also there is a weight limit if you are going to run state and national evernts I think its 1700 correct me if I am wrong?

also is there any one running the RS that has issues with the wear out rate of the 2 speed clutch, howfar done have people gone with the screws that expand the shoes, how much of a gap are you getting at the joins on each half?does it not matter how far apart you go as long as you get the right fit into the housing?
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They say not to let the shoes seperate when tightening the grub screw. Not sure why but it probably has something to do with the timming of when the shoes actually engage the hub.........maybe

How could i shave some weight off?? Everything is carbon, plastic or light weight alluminium, i even bought the light weight foam bumper as i thought it was going to be heavy when i was building it. The only thing i can think of is to loose the 4mm chassis for a 3mm and then hopefully i should be spot on.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:17 AM   #10204
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They say not to let the shoes seperate when tightening the grub screw. Not sure why but it probably has something to do with the timming of when the shoes actually engage the hub.........maybe

How could i shave some weight off?? Everything is carbon, plastic or light weight alluminium, i even bought the light weight foam bumper as i thought it was going to be heavy when i was building it. The only thing i can think of is to loose the 4mm chassis for a 3mm and then hopefully i should be spot on.
here are some jenny craig tips.
if you run a spool, get the lightweight K factory spool. this can shave 15 grams and lighter rotation. titanium screws, go lipo, a chassis change i think was only a 20 gram difference. you will get mor from the spool and the lipo. you can shave 15 grams a servo by using low profile ones. you can trim the rear diff pulley a bit from the edge, there are also lightweight out drives from kfactory, but do be aware, they arent as strong. all this and it would be possible to get them under 1700G. then it is possible to add the weight where needed. use a tweak station with a level on it. once centered, then add weight to get both front and rear perfectly balanced left to right. if you inderstand that. these are the advantages of getting the car as light as possible.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:17 AM   #10205
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Hi guys,
My car weight 1744grs, with medium size tires. I know Im on the edge of a clift with one leg on the air and the other on a bannana peel.

I have Futaba 9451 on steering and mini 9650 on throttle. NO problem with the mini servo working, you can even use the 9551 low profile servo on the steering to save some more weight.

Im using the original TM barrety pack and also have the 8 titanium pillow balls.

I have check the weight of the bodies, Central Civic and Protoform Stratus, and the Central is 12 grs more.


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Old 10-29-2008, 10:11 AM   #10206
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hey about the weight limit isnt it 1725 grams with transponder, tyres, no fuel, body and body clips on??
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:24 AM   #10207
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hey about the weight limit isnt it 1725 grams with transponder, tyres, no fuel, body and body clips on??
YES, after racing with NO fuel.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:47 PM   #10208
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Maybe i shouldn't have put so many coats of paint on my body
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i remember weighing the RS chassis to be about 15-20g lighter than a 3mm S chassis.

so if u got the 4mm G4+ chassis; it might be 25-30g heavier than the RS chassis.

low profile servos and lipo are great ways to reduce weight.
try to have minimum coats of paint and stickers too!
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They say not to let the shoes seperate when tightening the grub screw. Not sure why but it probably has something to do with the timming of when the shoes actually engage the hub.........maybe
i've been 'spacing' out the shoes with shim with no issue encountered.
shifting is still as what i wanted.
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I don't think i will be going to go li-po any time soon as the cost involved to get new chargers, balancers, regulators etc. is just to much for me at the moment

Pattojnr, what's this weight saving mod with the rear brake pulley. Would it really save me that much?

How much roughly have you guys spent on your low profile servo's?? Once again the cost will be the major factor for me so i hope they aren't to expensive.
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How much roughly have you guys spent on your low profile servo's?? Once again the cost will be the major factor for me so i hope they aren't to expensive.
i would recommand futaba's 9551 low profile servos...
about 45g. price? not sure on yr side.
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I don't think i will be going to go li-po any time soon as the cost involved to get new chargers, balancers, regulators etc. is just to much for me at the moment

Pattojnr, what's this weight saving mod with the rear brake pulley. Would it really save me that much?

How much roughly have you guys spent on your low profile servo's?? Once again the cost will be the major factor for me so i hope they aren't to expensive.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRWS8&P=ML

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I don't think i will be going to go li-po any time soon as the cost involved to get new chargers, balancers, regulators etc. is just to much for me at the moment

Pattojnr, what's this weight saving mod with the rear brake pulley. Would it really save me that much?

How much roughly have you guys spent on your low profile servo's?? Once again the cost will be the major factor for me so i hope they aren't to expensive.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/21633

this is on the budget mind
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New kid on the block.... Check it out

http://www.teammagic.com.tw/en/profr...2089&pageNum=1

A combination of the G4+ RS and parts of the WC upgrade

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