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Old 03-20-2010, 03:41 PM
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After many, many hours of preparing my 416X, I finally got it on the track today for some practice. I went with the out of the box setup.

Initially, I was having problems with the car intermittently pushing, then snap traction rolling. I found that I had to drive it very carefully. So careful in fact that my practice lap times were off by 3 - 4 seconds.

After making a few adjustments to the radio's steering travel, droop and most importantly my tires (I was testing with Tamiya B3), my car was running great. The B3's were way to sticky. I switched to Jaco Blues and the car became magic. I only had 3.5 minutes remaining to test (racing was about to begin), but my lap times fell dramatically. I was within .5 second of the average lap times of the fastest 17.5 drivers.

I found the car very easy to drive and truly confidence inspiring. Best of all, I didn't break anything.

I'm very pleased with this chassis. I feel that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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