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Old 09-20-2014, 05:02 PM   #11731
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Thank you for all your thoughts, nice to see so many people still passionate about G4.

Mr freestyles are you still running a G4 too? I haven't weighted my G4JS, but I think it is around 1730g from what I have read.

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Old 09-20-2014, 06:44 PM   #11732
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Thank you for all your thoughts, nice to see so many people still passionate about G4.

Mr freestyles are you still running a G4 too? I haven't weighted my G4JS, but I think it is around 1730g from what I have read.

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So there's 4 of us....

If I could find a set of modern small diffs and reduce the rolling mass of the transmission then the G4 car would be a lot better and worth a run.

The 09 or G4II was designed for longer arms, my hypothesis was that you could make arms behave shorted but not longer. The other chassis were already on the path to narrow chassis and longer arms.

I stand strong in the fact that the materials TM used are top quality, their desire to be innovative designers became more difficult to achieve in the 1:10 scale and as we've noticed, most manufacturers all seemed to head toward similar designs. Not because they copied, but because it was the natural path to take.

So TM had to take a step back and watch the market and see which direction it was headed in. If there was a error of judgement and that was holding onto the Kfactory hop up mindset and they should have made the 09 FULL Race Spec from the get go, there would have been stronger support.

Our error was to reduce weight by using lockers on the front of the G4 and that resulted in a tail heavy rear.
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Old 09-21-2014, 01:45 AM   #11733
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motor looks nice!!

in my previous experience with the G4 flying arms is they are very fragile, you may not crash into barriers like i do but i would suggest to stock up on them if you already havn't.

what does the car weigh in full running gear?
On mine are already mounted the HD flying wings
weight race ready...
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:50 AM   #11734
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So there's 4 of us....

If I could find a set of modern small diffs and reduce the rolling mass of the transmission then the G4 car would be a lot better and worth a run.

The 09 or G4II was designed for longer arms, my hypothesis was that you could make arms behave shorted but not longer. The other chassis were already on the path to narrow chassis and longer arms.

I stand strong in the fact that the materials TM used are top quality, their desire to be innovative designers became more difficult to achieve in the 1:10 scale and as we've noticed, most manufacturers all seemed to head toward similar designs. Not because they copied, but because it was the natural path to take.

So TM had to take a step back and watch the market and see which direction it was headed in. If there was a error of judgement and that was holding onto the Kfactory hop up mindset and they should have made the 09 FULL Race Spec from the get go, there would have been stronger support.

Our error was to reduce weight by using lockers on the front of the G4 and that resulted in a tail heavy rear.
Harry:

What are your thoughts from the original arms on G4S compared to the flying wings on the LE G4+?

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Old 09-21-2014, 06:07 AM   #11735
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Nothing wrong with Flying wings, the pillow balls were too long for them and getting track width under 200 was difficult.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:39 AM   #11736
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I no longer have the G4Jr but never had problems with parts breaking but I do recall the issue we had running 196mm in the front (which was the G4S hot setup). Other issue I had was setup consistency (one day it would have great traction, next day and no traction)and flimsy servo holders, transmission was great though.
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:41 PM   #11737
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Do anyone still run these kits and where can I get parts from? I'm in the U.S.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:31 AM   #11738
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Do anyone still run these kits and where can I get parts from? I'm in the U.S.
The sources I used in the past were Wolf Hobbies and RCshopping.com However, I see they're no longer in business.

FWIW, I have been picking up a few parts off Ebay lately. Just be sure you know which version the parts are for. The differences are subtle but enough to cause serious fitments issues. Also keep in mind that some old Kyosho parts also fit the G4.

If you can specify what you are looking for, others on this thread may be able to help.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:24 AM   #11739
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Hi all ....

It is so good to hear people still have and still run, occasionally(?), the G4!

I bought the first G4 when they originally came out. I think I had #7 off the line actually. I ran these cars getting the updates all the way through.
I was even a sponsored driver for TM when I first moved to the states and worked for Team Magic America for a while.

I do still have a G4 09 kit ready to build in my "RC room/ workshop.
One of these days I will build it!!

Anyway. I did manage to get the weight down on one of the models, I think it was the "S", with some work, to 1600g
They are a naturally heavy car though. I made aluminum two speed shafts and brake holder/ mount. Cut down Ti' pivot balls (to get the smaller front track width), and other weight reduction stuff. I loved that car and have many fond memories of running it.

Congrats to those who own and run these cars.
One day I will build and run the 09 I have stashed away!

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Old 03-17-2015, 06:45 AM   #11740
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Oooh, we're having a muster!! All I have left now is the G4+LE and the original E4, it's now a R34 Nissan GTR Drift car! They are kept aside for the museum...
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:57 AM   #11741
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In which conditions you were running the rear arms short or long?
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:04 PM   #11742
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Where can I get a g4S manual from?
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:54 AM   #11743
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:05 PM   #11744
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This has been dead for a while. I just took out my g4 evo from storage. I'm going through it and bringing it back to life. I also found tons of spare parts in case anyone can use some who's stuck without any.

I'll post pics when the forum let's me.
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Old 08-24-2016, 02:12 PM   #11745
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I have been tempted to do the same thing. I will always have a soft spot for that car
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