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Old 05-04-2010, 11:47 AM
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Do you find that the track is too smooth to be grippy?
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Yellowtaro
Do you find that the track is too smooth to be grippy?
are you asking me? if you are.. i think grip has suffered lately because of all the rain we've had.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
are you asking me? if you are.. i think grip has suffered lately because of all the rain we've had.
I agree but I think it may be more than the rain that is washing the grip away. Hopefully, decent amount of traction can be maintained for the track. The traction deteriorated quite a bit from when it was first paved.
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
are you asking me? if you are.. i think grip has suffered lately because of all the rain we've had.
Any chance of some traction spray on the track for May 16? It may not be too big of a deal for 4WD or mini, but F1 could use a little help just to get around the track.

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Old 05-04-2010, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
max, yup.. ill be at the track this sat. see you then.



(not esc related).... but you what i noticed about the new track surface.... wear isnt as bad. in fact... ive put on about 20 runs on my B3s. there's still dropoff (granted).. but the old surface was MORE brutal on tires.
yeah, i noticed too.. but dont get the 3-6 solid runs out of tires like we did at slower speeds. back to 2 again..
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Yellowtaro
I agree but I think it may be more than the rain that is washing the grip away. Hopefully, decent amount of traction can be maintained for the track. The traction deteriorated quite a bit from when it was first paved.

it always does.. enjoy it while it lasts.. once the gaps in the surface fill with crud. done!
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 240Z
Any chance of some traction spray on the track for May 16? It may not be too big of a deal for 4WD or mini, but F1 could use a little help just to get around the track.
unfortunately, im not in charge of that. im sure tamiya will be busy the next two saturdays.. plenty of traction will build up.
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Questions?? Can someone help me with this?

any suggestions?

http://www.rctech.net/forum/7359146-post10827.html
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Originally Posted by OSherman
heat them up
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Originally Posted by OSherman
nope.. i ended up going back and using the carbon reinforced steering arms...
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Originally Posted by robk
heat them up
tried that.. maybe i need to 'put em in the oven' heat em p.. lol
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Originally Posted by OSherman
tried that.. maybe i need to 'put em in the oven' heat em p.. lol
No. If the bearing race is inside the aluminum, then you want to freeze the whole assembly. The steel bearing race will contract faster than the aluminum.

If this doesn't work, then cheapest solution is to destroy the bearing from the inside out.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:21 PM
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Step one: heat entire assembly in oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes

Step two: spray ONLY BEARING with Freeze-it or upside-down can of keyboard cleaner.

Step three: tap gently, bearing will fall out.
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Step one: heat entire assembly in oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes

Step two: spray ONLY BEARING with Freeze-it or upside-down can of keyboard cleaner.

Step three: tap gently, bearing will fall out.
This is a slightly better solution. Thanks Doc.
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