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09-26-2011, 04:25 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

Hi Halayli, I am not an expert here and...

Hi Halayli,

I am not an expert here and haven't built a trf417 before (i have built a 3 tamiya cars before though), anyways here are my suggestions (please correct me if i am wrong other more...
09-11-2011, 02:57 AM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

Hi Lcvwing, I have not had any experience...

Hi Lcvwing,

I have not had any experience with F104.
I have been running a TB EVO V with 19T brushed motor.
Still running old Eastpower 4600mah packs.

If there is a Lipo cutoff that can be...
09-10-2011, 04:10 AM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

I am still running a VFS-1 also. I am glad I am...

I am still running a VFS-1 also. I am glad I am not the only one! :tire:

It is still a very good esc for brushed motors.
07-29-2011, 08:44 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

my answer is: practice

my answer is: practice
05-17-2011, 06:50 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

RIP Mr. Reedy. I personally have never had the...

RIP Mr. Reedy. I personally have never had the chance to meet him, but his influence extends to even the parking lot bashers such as myself. Indeed the RC community has lost one of its founding...
04-03-2011, 04:52 AM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

+1 to previous comment. Car looks beautiful!...

+1 to previous comment.

Car looks beautiful! But I am curious about the steering linkage and knuckles being mounted a bit forward... crashing could mean bending parts... which could be trouble if...
03-05-2011, 06:33 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

The only explanation I can think of, is to...

The only explanation I can think of, is to actually reduce traction. :weird:The track condition is a high grip one, and excessive traction could cause a traction roll (i am not sure if i know what i...
02-18-2011, 08:49 AM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

+1 for wd40 on tires. cleans well, works great....

+1 for wd40 on tires. cleans well, works great. only down side is you have to wait for them to dry, and they do make your car smell funny, but then again... just about everything in the pit smells...
01-19-2011, 05:08 AM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

I try to get things i can locally, but when the...

I try to get things i can locally, but when the price difference becomes too much, then i get things online. Tamiya also doesn't do a good job supplying Canada... so getting spare parts are too...
Forum: Rookie Zone
01-07-2011, 04:38 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

Welcome to rctech --- Sorry about your wallet!

Welcome to rctech --- Sorry about your wallet!
12-26-2010, 03:22 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

I agree, get a Hudy tool set. I have been playing...

I agree, get a Hudy tool set. I have been playing for nearly 6 years now... same Hudy tool set. One of the best investments I have ever made in RC. :tire:
12-15-2010, 04:17 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

Anyone tried that gear diff?

Anyone tried that gear diff?
12-13-2010, 02:19 AM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

Wow, these work areas are fantastic. Does...

Wow, these work areas are fantastic.

Does anyone mind posting how much they spent on reno/their income (ball park)?

I am a guy... in my early 30s, working in China.... $700/month to stay...
12-04-2010, 06:07 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

Where do the white ball cups come from? They look...

Where do the white ball cups come from? They look pretty rad!
11-14-2010, 03:00 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

Mine is 3 years old and still running strong. It...

Mine is 3 years old and still running strong. It is not the fastest, but certainly for just the regular joes like myself, its definitely got bang for buck. Though the TRF417 is looking attractive...
08-05-2010, 07:27 AM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

Thanks for the tip. (I think after I installed...

Thanks for the tip. (I think after I installed 7zip it moved some of the options around)... and i have to go into the 7zip menu (after right clicking) to make a zip file...
08-04-2010, 01:23 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

Just a nice gearing spreadsheet I got from here a...

Just a nice gearing spreadsheet I got from here a while back. I if the EVO V MS runs the same gears as the EVO V, then this may come in handy.

NOTE: rename .zip to .xls to read the file. (I do not...
07-20-2010, 08:37 AM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

That is a frickin' rad post! I have never though...

That is a frickin' rad post! I have never though of mixing oils to get different weights of oils... ! :tire:
03-29-2010, 02:29 AM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

I am not an expert at building cars, but I don't...

I am not an expert at building cars, but I don't think CA your edges will cause your chassis to tweak. All CA the edges on all my cars.

If you don't CA your edges, the edges could flake or break,...
12-23-2009, 03:49 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

Can we purchase it online from japan?

Can we purchase it online from japan?
11-23-2009, 03:33 PM
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Posted By rcnewb2004

mikecatts, I would simply dispose of the...

mikecatts,

I would simply dispose of the lipos you have and buy new ones. Why risk your house/car/loved ones going up in flames?

Maybe I am a bit extreme, but how does one "be careful while...
10-31-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By rcnewb2004

5A is right for RC.... If you are charging a...

5A is right for RC.... If you are charging a 5000mAh battery, this means it will take an hour to charge it, which is pretty standard. It is probably not going to get too hot (I haven't ran lipos yet,...
10-31-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By rcnewb2004

If you use 2A vs 10A, it would take 5 times as...

If you use 2A vs 10A, it would take 5 times as long (in theory) to charge your batteries.

But since your charger is rated at 5A then you are only charging your batteries at 40% of the speed your...
10-22-2009, 04:31 PM
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Views: 138,354
Posted By rcnewb2004

I still have it, because it is even not worth my...

I still have it, because it is even not worth my time to throw it out.

To think... I actually bought one of the first out in HK back in the day...

Thanks Erik for leaving us hanging... I use...
10-18-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By rcnewb2004

Don't quote me on this, but the one side battery...

Don't quote me on this, but the one side battery configuration is perhaps better than the saddle for front to back weight distribution. The other reason is because of maintainability. I recall seeing...
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