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Old Nov 29, 2012, 03:27 PM
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That's mad...
The chase camera is awsome... And a typically dis-gruntled car driver p!ssed at the bike for cuttin through traffic, and just gives him a little "love tap" to send him hurtling off into the scenery at the end there...
Love it...

Now to think how it's done... Looks like it leans from gravity, but returns to centre very solidly... Hmmm... Anyone know how it's been done..?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:46 AM
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Having had the bike for 2 days, I was wondering if it's normal for the rear wheel to keep spinning slowly in the air, at startup, with gyro spinning inside?
I m not sure if the first preprod bike I had several months ago did that... I *think* the rear wheel was not moving, even with gyro spinning, when the bike was stopped...
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:25 AM
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Hi Steliosh,
Yes it is normal. Mine does it to.
At one time though it got worse and the rear wheel picked up speed through
the gyro's rotation. After dis assembling the rear wheel it was the small bearing that was
broke. Keep an eye out for that as they are very expensive.
I'm playing with the optional steering links right now....

Still looking for the right setup for rcp.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:06 AM
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thanks, m3nd3s!
I will have this in mind.

I definitely need a couple more batteries!
I had the bike today with me, at my LHS, www.fanatix.gr, where I wet primarily to discuss the TC setup with the Greek Champion, there, since we may have a damp or wet race on Sunday.
so, he saw the bike, wanted a drive... ended up running 3 consecutive charges!
And I couldnt pry the radio off his hands, when I had to leave!!!
Truth is he got the hang of the small bike on the shop floor, and during the first battery he started drifting on the brakes, on the throttle, you know someone who "has got it" when you see them! He also started asking about oil viscosities front and rear... I said, forget it, enjoy it as is! haha!
Despite a few bangs around in the shop, the bike is still brand new looking, no scratches at all!
I promised the champ a drive with the 1/5 SB-5 in SBK trim (he can handle a 5.5T motor easily, I think) as soon as I make it ready with a pistol grip (I race everything -except the mini-z bike- with sticks).

Back to the mini-z bike, then, I surely need to call Kyosho.gr to see if the got any spare batteries!!!
Life is good, despite the heavy and continuous rain, two days now...
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Finally I have some anwers to the reoccuring question about batteries compatibility.
The parkflyer batteries have the same connector as the bike. The black plastic "collar" is too big for the bike slot, it needs to be removed. It's only heat-glued to the end of the battery to orient the connector against the slot-in fit in the parkfyers. Just carve it off gently and heat the glueblob that's left with a hairdryer to bend the connector gently to the side for extra room lengthwise. Remove the glue completely if you like (a little messy). There IS room for a longer battery (at least 5 mm)
I did try a 160mAh nanotech battery, holding the bike in hand, scince that size was too thick to go in the bike.
The gyro spun up like never before! The throttle respose was clearly hotter and top rev higher.
Clearly, nanotech is the way to go. Better capacity, better speed, at a fraction of the original part price.
If you take care and measure the exact dimensions of the compartment there's room for some serious performance improvement, watch out for the weight to one side though.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Thanks, for sharing Z-dad! These are VERY interesting findings!!!!!!!!!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:27 PM
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just ordered the ducati ~ could not resist
http://2wheelhobbies.com/product_inf...oducts_id=1650
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Anyone knows how to convert the transmitter for a southpaw, a lefthanded person.
My friend is an idiotic lefty, his right hand can only do the simplest tasks, like digging in the garden and give wobbly handshakes.
He is however, the owner of a moto racer.
I know there's no chance to move the wheel of the tranny but over the years my friend has developed a techniqe to drive pistol backwards if the radio doesn't support wheelswapping. Only thing needed is to reverse the steering channel. So, is there a way to reverse the steering somehow? We tried to resolder the pistol of a silverlit but didn't really complete the task so I'm not really comfortable to start digging in the more pricy Perfex.
Advice, anyone?
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 06:46 AM
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Finally I have some anwers to the reoccuring question about batteries compatibility.
The parkflyer batteries have the same connector as the bike. The black plastic "collar" is too big for the bike slot, it needs to be removed. It's only heat-glued to the end of the battery to orient the connector against the slot-in fit in the parkfyers. Just carve it off gently and heat the glueblob that's left with a hairdryer to bend the connector gently to the side for extra room lengthwise. Remove the glue completely if you like (a little messy). There IS room for a longer battery (at least 5 mm)
I did try a 160mAh nanotech battery, holding the bike in hand, scince that size was too thick to go in the bike.
The gyro spun up like never before! The throttle respose was clearly hotter and top rev higher.
Clearly, nanotech is the way to go. Better capacity, better speed, at a fraction of the original part price.
If you take care and measure the exact dimensions of the compartment there's room for some serious performance improvement, watch out for the weight to one side though.
Thanks for the info Z, Lots of batteries now!
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 02:50 PM
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I got my cells through today thanks Bruce given my bike a new lease of life ! just one other thing while I am here my bike has always suffered with wheel wobble head shake, anyone found a cure for this or is it just my bike?
Thanks
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Dimensions of the original battery

I took out my calipers to measaure the original battery today.
You might as well all be informed of my findings, so you have clear numbers to relate to when searching for substitutes for the bikes.

The dimensions for parkflyer batteries often relate to the standardized slot-in collar mounted to the end of the cell, so the registered width and length are not necessary the true size of the cell(!) .

Original Length-30mm Height-5mm Width- 15mm

You're welcome.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 02:20 AM
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Good morning and thanks, Dad!!!!
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 05:23 AM
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My pleasure, son.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Clearly, nanotech is the way to go. Better capacity, better speed, at a fraction of the original part price.
Great ! Do you have the exact reference/link to hobbyking ?

Is this the right one ?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11893

MaX.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 10:31 AM
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Great ! Do you have the exact reference/link to hobbyking ?

Is this the right one ?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11893

MaX.
This is the one that didn't fit.
I'm about to order the 130mAh http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...zone_Etc_.html battery for testing. No idea if it fits, Data says 7mm thick and 39 long but I assume it's with the mounted collar.
Anyway, ordering is a few weeks in the future, it's on backorder too.
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