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Old May 15, 2012, 04:19 AM
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I went direct steer to be able to do fast consistent laps around a track as i found the stock steering to be too slow when you increase the speed of the bike & it's direct steer with the leaning rider it works well.

I would say any motor you can fit in there will work.

Cheers.
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Old May 15, 2012, 06:24 AM
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Most of us have all gone brushless Losi set up and 2.4 on these little bikes, its a very easy set up to fit, you can look back through the thread and find loads of stuff on how to do it, GWS esc has a very poor brake and brushed motors dont last long, as to the steering no matter how much lead you put in the rider the faster you go the bike will not turn. The set up is not the same as the Kyosho Hor as this has swinging forks as well as a hang on rider, the Silverlite has just the leaning rider.
Good luck
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Old May 15, 2012, 03:16 PM
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I have moded my ducati to direct steering with the original electronics, I have only tried it in my livingroom with slippery flor with no sucsess butt i will try it outside ASAP.

I can fit the rider, and maybe the direct sterring together with the leaning rider will work nice?
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Old May 19, 2012, 10:01 PM
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I have moded my ducati to direct steering with the original electronics, I have only tried it in my livingroom with slippery flor with no sucsess butt i will try it outside ASAP.

I can fit the rider, and maybe the direct sterring together with the leaning rider will work nice?
Any pics on how you mod it?
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 07:41 AM
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Any pics on how you mod it?
I will take pics as son as I am home from work!
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 12:39 AM
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Hey guys, I've finally had an opportunity to pick one of these gorgeous bikes up, and just received it today. Got the battery charged up, everything prepared, and turned it on. Perfect so far, with decent tx/rx response, and no wheel locking. However, every time I put it down to run it goes about 4 feet and falls over. I've tried launching in different ways and different speeds, but no dice. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Something to note, nothing on the bike seems unbalanced (visibly), but the HOR seems to have more "spring" on one side compared to the other. Potential symptom or root of problem?
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 02:58 AM
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Have you tried just resting it on one crash bar and going round and round in little circles to pick up speed, then throwing the steering to the other side to make it stand up?
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 06:23 AM
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It must be shutting the power off to fall over it sounds like the range on the tx rx is not good the stock radio gear on them can be pretty dodgy.
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Have you tried just resting it on one crash bar and going round and round in little circles to pick up speed, then throwing the steering to the other side to make it stand up?

I did a lot of that, actually. The signal holds and throttle responds, however, even with the rider leaning completely in the counter-direction it just doesnt lift.

I can see the antenna was sheared off by the previous owner, however, i tested signal strength with trottle wide open, while on the bike stand. The rider reacted to steering input and the throttle held for an easy 20 feet.
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 07:25 PM
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I shall try to make this thing Wifi !!!
Using my phone, though it will just be upping the Voltage to 7.4 using the stock motors. Anything i have to watch out for ? Using a 20A esc that i hope will fit.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 02:27 AM
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I shall try to make this thing Wifi !!!
Using my phone, though it will just be upping the Voltage to 7.4 using the stock motors. Anything i have to watch out for ? Using a 20A esc that i hope will fit.
20Amp ESC ???

I think you don't need even 6Amp esc

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Old Jul 10, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Well the 20A was cheaper than the 5A O.o at the same size.
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 12:33 AM
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Wifi eh? Sounds awesome. Post lots of pics and tips on how to do it incase some of us wanna give it a go! By the way I just tuned back into this thread so I'll have to do some back reading to see if you have already but if not we would appreciate it. Good luck! Def interested in seeing how this works out. Have you seen the wifi helis you can buy at radiosmack and they have an iPhone app to control it? See where I'm going with this?
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 03:42 AM
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I shall try to make this thing Wifi !!!
Using my phone, though it will just be upping the Voltage to 7.4 using the stock motors. Anything i have to watch out for ? Using a 20A esc that i hope will fit.
If you want to prolong the life of the motors, you could put some 6A silicon rectifier diodes between the ESC and the motor. Each one in series will drop upto about 1V under load (minimum 0.6V). If you want to make sure of the current handling, add another set in parallel with the first set. You should be able to get them for around $1 each, maybe less.
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 04:44 AM
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Hi Guys !
What are the best tyres to use with brushless , direct steering on these ?
I think I read somewhere that some from 1 /12 model kits were used , but what brand ?
Cheers .
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