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bemoore
2007.05.03, 03:28 PM
Anyone use a setup board for their Mini-Z? PN makes this (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=17587&cat=0&page=7) one and Atomic makes this (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=17076&cat=299&page=1) one. Are they worth it? Do they provide any meaningful information? If so, which is better and is there a guide somewhere on how to use one? I discovered a problem with my chassis last race. The rear end was tweaked in a couple of different directions, and I'd like to have a way to identify these type problems before they cause me to scratch my head for an entire race day.

PaulBoth
2007.05.03, 03:57 PM
Anyone use a setup board for their Mini-Z? PN makes this (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=17587&cat=0&page=7) one and Atomic makes this (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=17076&cat=299&page=1) one. Are they worth it? Do they provide any meaningful information? If so, which is better and is there a guide somewhere on how to use one? I discovered a problem with my chassis last race. The rear end was tweaked in a couple of different directions, and I'd like to have a way to identify these type problems before they cause me to scratch my head for an entire race day.

I have the atomic one, and personally have only ever used it a couple of times, It otherwise stays in my pit box. I bought it cause it was cheap and made me look somewhat professional... ;)

I think if used in conjunction with AW-003 would make for a decent setup - that and a nice sharp exacto. Should be able to fix just about any setup issues with those parts.

PB

PB

bemoore
2007.05.03, 04:29 PM
I think if used in conjunction with AW-003 would make for a decent setup - that and a nice sharp exacto. Should be able to fix just about any setup issues with those parts.

OK. I'll bite. What's an AW-003?

pinoyboy
2007.05.03, 06:42 PM
Billy, thats the ID for the new setup board. It comes with some pieces to measure drop and height.

http://www.rcatomic.com/main/modules/news/article.php?storyid=228

bemoore
2007.05.04, 08:12 AM
Billy, thats the ID for the new setup board. It comes with some pieces to measure drop and height.

http://www.rcatomic.com/main/modules/news/article.php?storyid=228
Thanks for the link. It looks like just a flat board with the measurement pieces. The PN unit looks like it would be better for my needs, as it allows the car to be positioned more precisely with pins that attach to specific points on the chassis.

Hood
2007.05.04, 09:25 AM
I use the PN board quite often.. and so do others at the track..

The one thing that I use the board for is to ensure that the rear track is equal in both directions.. Every aluminum motor pod that I have checked has needed to be shimmed to get equal track width on both sides.. The board has pegs to hold the chassis perfectly centered and measurement lines on both sides so you can easily see the difference..

Hood