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Old 06-14-2013, 04:15 PM
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I am curious whether Seattle RC club is planning to upgrade the lap counting system to RC4 any time soon. I have mrt transponders and I am wondering how long I will be able to use them.
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Hi Ed,

Our decoder is upgraded to RC4. MRT ptx's will not work on our system come the Fall.
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Thanks. Old amb's still work, right?
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Yes, old amb's will work. Our rack of house transponders will still be on hand for those who need them.
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ok so I went through that hole list that was posted,

1) the servo (without steering linkages attached and no power) with just the servo horn attached did not feel gritty moving back and forth and never got jammed up \

2) once powering on the car to check if the servo came back to place EVERYTIME after releasing the wheel. the servo horn came back everytime I tried it and I tried it about 20-30 times

3) after wiggling the servo horn there is know slop around the center of the horn it was as you said tight when the power was on

4) I reconnected all the links for steering and to the servo but before I did pull the steering block out and tightened the blue thumbnut as much as I could I can see a tiny bit of the inner spring now

5) the screw going through the top deck into the steering block I made sure it was fully torqued down using needle nose pliers like you recommended

6) there wasn't much slop in the steering when the car was on and I was playing with it. but I am going to go through every a arms taking the shocks off and making sure the a arms flow freely with ALL the links attached (camber,toe)

7) im using a regular stock (plastic) servo horn

8) my hinge pin blocks have not rotated from plan sight( that I can see)


im using stock springs and sway bars that came with the tc6.1 kit im sticking with a 5mm ride height im using the flat with no dot hinge pins and I do not know what my droop is set to

9) the balance on my car is pretty even I used the hole in the shock towers to check
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Hello everyone. How long do tires usually last?

I plan on racing every week.

Right now on asphalt
In sept on carpet

Just trying to get an idea how long would it expect my tires to last?
I got a tc6.1 w/ d compounds.

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Mine seemed to last forever on carpet. One day on asphalt, and the treads were 1/2 gone.
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D compounds on carpet have a really long life, and actually get better as they wear
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Originally Posted by jaredstandiford
ok so I went through that hole list that was posted,

1) the servo (without steering linkages attached and no power) with just the servo horn attached did not feel gritty moving back and forth and never got jammed up \

2) once powering on the car to check if the servo came back to place EVERYTIME after releasing the wheel. the servo horn came back everytime I tried it and I tried it about 20-30 times

3) after wiggling the servo horn there is know slop around the center of the horn it was as you said tight when the power was on

4) I reconnected all the links for steering and to the servo but before I did pull the steering block out and tightened the blue thumbnut as much as I could I can see a tiny bit of the inner spring now

5) the screw going through the top deck into the steering block I made sure it was fully torqued down using needle nose pliers like you recommended

6) there wasn't much slop in the steering when the car was on and I was playing with it. but I am going to go through every a arms taking the shocks off and making sure the a arms flow freely with ALL the links attached (camber,toe)

7) im using a regular stock (plastic) servo horn

8) my hinge pin blocks have not rotated from plan sight( that I can see)


im using stock springs and sway bars that came with the tc6.1 kit im sticking with a 5mm ride height im using the flat with no dot hinge pins and I do not know what my droop is set to

9) the balance on my car is pretty even I used the hole in the shock towers to check
after you tightened everything, I'm gonna assume that you checked it for binding by moving it back and forth before hooking up the servo arm??
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yes I checked everything steering with and without tires on and the block itself
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What's your issue your having?
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Originally Posted by jaredstandiford
but I am going to go through every a arms taking the shocks off and making sure the a arms flow freely with ALL the links attached (camber,toe)

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8) my hinge pin blocks have not rotated from plan sight( that I can see)
This is definitely the next step. When you check that the suspension falls freely, check to see if the arm moves forwards and backwards on the hinge pin. A very small amount of slop (<0.5mm) is fine, but if there's more than that, just loosen up the hinge pin holders and push them closer together. Definitely re-check that the suspension falls freely after doing that, though.

While you're doing that, also lift up one side and watch how much the other side lifts up. Then lift the other side and see how much the first side lifts. If they're pretty close to the same, you should be fine, but if there's a big difference, then the anti-roll bar could be tweaked.

im using stock springs and sway bars that came with the tc6.1 kit im sticking with a 5mm ride height im using the flat with no dot hinge pins
Silver/Silver is probably fine for asphalt, but might be a bit harder to drive on the carpet. It might be worth picking up a pair of either blue or green springs. If you pick up blue, try blue in the front and silver in the rear. If you get green, try silver in front and green in the rear.

I do not know what my droop is set to
Don't under-estimate the importance of this. If droop is un-even, it can definitely make the car pull strangely, especially if you have very little or no droop. Having a lot of droop, especially on carpet, can make the car roll a lot, make the front tires dig in really hard, and make the car handle funny and be hard to drive.

Anyway, it sounds like your radio gear is probably functioning just fine, and your steering centering issues are probably either now fixed (from tightening the servo saver), or stem from a bad setup and/or hitting the boards too much.

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Old 06-17-2013, 03:55 PM
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ha all right ill check the blocks and last hanger season I ran two races with the green in the back and silver in the front
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Default 2013/2014 Magnuson Race Schedule

Here is the race schedule for this coming indoor season.

Schedule:

September
11/H30
21/CC
25/H30

October
5/CC
9/H30
19/CC
23/H30

November
13/H30
16/CC
30/CC

December
11/H30
14/CC
28/CC

January
8/H30
11/CC
22/H30
25/CC

February
8/CC
12/H30
22/CC
26/H30

March
8/CC
12/H30
22/CC
26/H30

April
5/CC Emerald City Classic
9/H30
19/CC
23/H30
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Looks good Todd! I'm determined to get a car or two out there this season.
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