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sylvestor2005
2006.09.17, 05:23 PM
I did not get a manual for my firelap radio. Can someone tell me if there are on-line instructions on how to use this radio ? If not, can someone tell me how to trim the steering on the radio ?

thanks.

bnwhtlw
2006.09.17, 06:31 PM
I did not get a manual for my firelap radio. Can someone tell me if there are on-line instructions on how to use this radio ? If not, can someone tell me how to trim the steering on the radio ?

thanks.
http://www.minizracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20907

The Futaba 2PL Radio Manual will give you a good place to start. I still dont know what the SW2 lever does. Anyway. Ill run it down.

DT1 - Steering Trim
DT2 - Throttle Nuetral Position
DT3 - DR Steering Trim
DT4 - Max Throttle

Select - advanced functions.
Channel - Switches between throttle and steering channels for the revers adjustment and the "EPA" adjustments.

I believe that any changes you make to a preset are automatically saved to that.

As a 1/28th noob, I am happy to report that this is my first helpful post.

Spoon
2006.09.17, 07:29 PM
As a 1/28th noob, I am happy to report that this is my first helpful post.

I'm impressed, nice work! Only 15 posts in and he's contributing to the community...

sylvestor2005
2006.09.17, 09:08 PM
thanks bnwhtlw.

This manual is very informative.

I also have a second problem. When I accelerate too fast, my car spins around. Is there any settings or adjustments you would recommend to ensure my car goes straight when I pull the trigger ?

thanks.

bnwhtlw
2006.09.17, 11:13 PM
No clue, my only guess would be lint on the axle or the diff isnt working properly

Or are your front tires more grippy than the back?

sylvestor2005
2006.09.18, 07:19 AM
My car is pretty new. The tires are all stock tires. My friend has a kyosho and he has the same problem (when he pulls the trigger fast, the car will spin around. (ie: burnout))

How do I check if my differential is working properly ? I know if I spin the wheel which is connected to the motor, the other back wheel spins in the opposite direction.

arch2b
2006.09.18, 08:12 AM
your problem is tires. your getting no rear traction thus doing donuts everywhere. tires are the key to any good setup.

try softer, lower degree tires for the rear. you may end up having to do the same for the front as well. depends on what your driving on.

Spoon
2006.09.18, 08:46 AM
Spin outs are going to be a combination of tires (already mentioned) and throttle control. It's pretty difficult to run a Z full throttle without spinning out or crashing into something and your problem is most likely tires but a little bit of subtle throttle control can go a long way...Just thought I would mention that.

Here's a little bit of general information on tires. (http://128racing.blogspot.com/2006/09/gaftn-tires.html)

sylvestor2005
2006.09.18, 08:34 PM
Thanks Guys !!

I'll try to find some softer tires.

sylvestor2005
2006.09.19, 07:19 AM
are the stock firelap tires 40 grade ? I'm not sure if I need 20 or 30 grade ? Please advise.

Spoon
2006.09.19, 08:19 AM
It depends on your surface. What are you driving on?

sylvestor2005
2006.09.19, 08:50 PM
I'll be driving mostly on carpet or on a tile type of floor.

sylvestor2005
2006.09.20, 07:42 AM
I'll be driving mostly on carpet or on a tile type of floor.

I'm purchasing the 20 and 30 degree tires from to yeast. It's only $2.50 for a set (+ shipping)

DogbreathRacing
2006.09.20, 07:44 AM
You can also trim down your throttle response so that the car doesn't hit full throttle till later in the trigger pull, it will make it smoother from a take off or in lower speed turns, but still have full speed on the long straights and sweeper turns.