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03.26.2009, 11:05 AM

This is it. Couple pictures of the production model.







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03.26.2009, 11:07 AM

Thanks for posting the pics, Jeff - I was about to do the same. :)
   
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03.26.2009, 11:10 AM

Woa I just creamed my pants. Thats awesome, very compact design.. Any test runs done yet? How it runs?
   
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And now an additional pic of the G3 mountings and I'm the happiest man in the whole wide world!
   
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03.26.2009, 11:22 AM

Its been tested and tuned for over a year. They will be available in the store this weekend - I will let the product speak for itself in terms of performance. :)
   
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03.26.2009, 11:23 AM

G3 mounting wil be tricky - the smallest spur size is the 46t shown(and included). a 44t spur BARELY fits between the chassis braces on a G3(or tmaxx/emaxx). None the less, I will work on various startegies to allow this item to install in various vehicles. :)
   
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Its been tested and tuned for over a year. They will be available in the store this weekend - I will let the product speak for itself in terms of performance. :)
Fair enough. Have to get one for testing someday People will buy these like crazy im sure
   
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03.26.2009, 12:06 PM

looks great. one more step forward for electric 8th scale. Will order one of these as soon as I get another 8th scale.


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03.26.2009, 12:18 PM

Any chance of a weight comparison between this and a std center diff with either a plastic or steel spur?

Looks good Mike, bet you are glad to finally get it in the store...
   
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03.26.2009, 03:50 PM

I don't want people to think i hate center diffs, its just that i will probably need a transmission for racing. If the time comes i need a balls out unlimited revo, I'll be calling. good luck on the center diffs guys


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03.26.2009, 07:59 PM

So you can access diff gears etc without altering your clutch settings?


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03.26.2009, 08:17 PM

Correct. The diff cup has 2 end caps - one for the "slipper" side, which is built first. The diff is built from the other side, so diff maintenance/fluid changes can be made without touching the slipper settings.
The aluminum rod sticking out of the adjustment nut is used to adjust the slipper setting while it is installed in the car(threads into the nut for adjustment).
   
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03.26.2009, 08:22 PM

Very Nice addition Mike!

I have a question though, What Is the main purpose of the slipperential. Is it just to releive stress on the motor/driveline?

I may be wrong, but the way I see it is that it limits power to the wheels(clutch slipping). But, (lets say your racing) Shouldnt you be able to use a smooth trigger finger/esc settings to accomplish the same thing. What am I missing?


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03.26.2009, 08:36 PM

Well, there is no substitute for a smooth trigger finger, but a smooth trigger finger is also no substitute for a slipper. When you land a big jump on all 4 wheels, for example - the shock is transmitted through the entire drive train(even if your "smoothly" picking your nose with the trigger finger). The slipper will absorb this shock. When accelerating through a particularly rough area, there is also considerable shock. Once the shock force exceeds the slipper tension, some slippage will occur and absorb this shock - again, the trigger position has nothing to do with it.
Regarding traction control - well, you can't "feel" the track from the driver's stand, so your smooth trigger action, while helpful, is also somewhat reactive(and hopefully proactive on the 2nd lap). And unless your have motor skills equivilent to Rainman's math skills, you won't be exactly the same every time, either. The slipper setting will be consistant. On a slippery track, you can dial in slip and make it much easier to control traction. On a firm track, a stiffer setting will be transparent(won't know its there), but hard landings or other high shock loads will be absorbed by the slipper.

So yes - it can limit power transfer to the wheels like you mentioned - in fact that is the whole point. It limits "power" or "shock" both ways(from the truck to the track or from the track to the truck). :)
   
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will it work with a Losi 8T?
   
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