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PN Racing 4D Trigger -- Setting it Up

Posted 09-22-2012 at 10:20 PM by color0
Updated 09-22-2012 at 10:30 PM by color0
Hey everyone,

Sorry it took me so long to get this article out, but it is here finally.

The PN Racing 4D Trigger is a pretty clever bit, essentially it puts all the contact surfaces (forward/reverse) of the trigger on relocatable pivots so you can very carefully control how the trigger feels in your index finger. This allows you to have a true no-play, no-lag trigger, and you can have full confidence in modulating the brake and throttle input as this trigger (when...
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Body Modifications for Perfect Stance

Posted 08-26-2012 at 05:21 AM by color0
One of the great things about the Mini-Z's styrene plastic body is that it is a lot more modification-friendly than the polycarbonate bodies used in other scales. You can cut, sand, polish, weld, melt, etc. allowing you to push the envelope on your creation, whether that is reducing weight for racing, adding lights for show, or, as we'll be covering here, achieving the perfect lowered stance while keeping the car driveable.

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Consistency Wins: Using TH. SPEED to Tune Gear Diffs

Posted 02-19-2012 at 09:59 PM by color0
Updated 07-29-2012 at 05:09 PM by color0
One of the curiosities I've encountered after making the switch in my car from ball diff to gear diff is how the instantaneous power delivery causes a lot of problems with my setups -- setups that have been honed very carefully for the smoother power delivery of a ball diff. What happens? Well, in my case, I get a bunch of spin-outs on power:

[Wall] <-- [My car]

Since my setups tend to emphasize turn-in oversteer and powering out of the corner before the apex, I...
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1 More Point! Box Stock Mini-Z Tuning

Posted 02-19-2012 at 08:45 PM by color0
Updated 07-29-2012 at 05:09 PM by color0
In response to the last article, mugler writes:

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I think there is one more thing that can be played with which is screwing or unscrewing the rear shock shaft to its bottom post mount and changing rear droop. If you can comment on the effect, that'll be great!
Of course, he is referring to the stock top shock that comes with MR-02 and MR-03 chassis kits:



The way this shock is assembled...
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Box Stock Mini-Z Tuning

Posted 01-31-2012 at 06:42 PM by color0
Box Stock is a Mini-Z racing class getting popular nowadays because of its low entry cost for serious racing action -- anyone can go out and buy an MR-02EX for $180, put in some AAA's and off you go! It also appeals to veteran racers because of the potential for even-performance racing: in theory, no one racer will have the advantage of the part-of-the-day cutting-edge upgrade, everyone will gravitate to the same gear ratio, same motor, same everything.

But of course, this is my technical...
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