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Old 02-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Just thought id start a topic on my 5ive and how it progresses through this years national series.

Well picked it up last Friday from Horizon ready for the weekend Challenge cup race.


Here it is fresh out the box

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Added a few bits just before my first race.

Oddie 26cc Redtop
TG front and rear chassis braces
And my Go-pro.

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Fitted a Bartolone pipe but was too loud to meet the regs so re-fitted the stock can.
Then put it through a weekend of this.

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So given it a clean today and i must say there very easy to work on
Got to this stage in about 20 mins

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So planned for the next upgrade is a Samba pipe on its way.
Carbon brake disks. in my box just got to fit them.
Need to sort the clutch out as my 4 shoe lauterbacher dosen't fit
And got a set of the soft option tyres for racing on astro.

All in all very pleased with it, It handles like a dream out the box so wont need much tinkering track side.

Heres an On board vid i did at the race.



Is it faster than the V4 ? Depends who's driving. And only time will tell if its more reliable.
Do i like it better than my V4 ? I would have to say yes, Handles like a dream out of the box and is so easy to work
on, Much better for track side issues. And the drive train is smoother than a very smooth thing.

So ill update this thread with any mods and how i do in the nationals.
Must say a big thanks to Nige at Freeprawn racing for sorting me out for this years nationals with the car and parts.

Dave..

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Old 02-25-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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I wish I could of made it to the challenge cup but I couldnt afford it and we had to too my grandparents for the weekend. How did the 5ives do on the track Ive watched your video and the track looked like it was realy tuff on the cars. I hope I will be at the 1st rnd of the national series. Oh and what tires will you be using for astro?

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Old 02-25-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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ok indoor 5th scale racing? thats it im moving!
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:58 AM   #4
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Small update.

Gone over the 5ive top to bottom and all ive changed is the front hub bearings. Im well pleased with how its held up

after some very hard racing on what turned into a very bumpy track.

checked the 3 diffs and there all spot on, no leaks and feel very smooth.

Shocks are leak free and spot on.

So first upgrade was to add a Samba pipe as the bart pipe i have is too loud to use at the nationals

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Then added some Xtreme racing carbon brake disks

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And a losi alloy servo saver arm

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And now im ready for some astro set up time at Nene Valley next weekend

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All in all im very pleased with the Losi, its a damn side easyer to work on than the V4

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:04 AM   #5
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Hi Dave,

What a nice build there!! :) how will u compare the performance of the Bart and the sampa pipe? My Bart pipe make a great power pipe for my stock 26 but somehow the noise sometime got me and others drivers pain in the ear.

How does the sambo mount it? As I can see there is this oring mount round on top of the pipe? Do they really so much more quieter?
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:26 AM   #6
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Hi Dave,

What a nice build there!! :) how will u compare the performance of the Bart and the sampa pipe? My Bart pipe make a great power pipe for my stock 26 but somehow the noise sometime got me and others drivers pain in the ear.

How does the sambo mount it? As I can see there is this oring mount round on top of the pipe? Do they really so much more quieter?

Well i never ran the bart pipe but from what ive read give a very good boost in the power. Just a shame there so loud.
Make a great bashers pipe though, mine will be up for sale soon.

The samba mounts via a bracket you screw to the chassis brace.

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And via two springs to the manifold

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Ive always ran samba pipes as they make a great race pipe with super smooth power
throughout the rpm range.

Not ran it yet but there one of the quieter pipes around
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:14 PM   #7
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Do you have any oil coming out from the head pipe where the silicon is?

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Old 03-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #8
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Not now ive put some zip ties round..
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #9
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ok, so i'm not alone with this issue...not easy with the screws

Do you have some pics
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #10
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Another quick update.......

Well ive done 3 full races with the 5ive and as yet nothing as broke.

So im stripping and cleaning ready for the next national.

Just wanted to show you the diffs.

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Theres still like new , not a mark on them.

Also working on my own fix for the steering servo issues even though venting the case and adding fans help loads.

Did the 30 min final at notts and the steering only faded towards the end.

So mocked up a radio/servo tray from plasticard just to see how things will fit.

All thats white will be alloy and ill cut the batt and reciever box off the standard tray and re-fit to my alloy tray.

Theres no way this steering servo will fade. In standard form they have 96kg of pull

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Alloy is on its way so ill update as and when.

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That is one beefy servo. Thanks for the update look forward to your finished product.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:12 AM   #12
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Another quick update.......

Well ive done 3 full races with the 5ive and as yet nothing as broke.

So im stripping and cleaning ready for the next national.

Just wanted to show you the diffs.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Theres still like new , not a mark on them.

Also working on my own fix for the steering servo issues even though venting the case and adding fans help loads.

Did the 30 min final at notts and the steering only faded towards the end.

So mocked up a radio/servo tray from plasticard just to see how things will fit.

All thats white will be alloy and ill cut the batt and reciever box off the standard tray and re-fit to my alloy tray.

Theres no way this steering servo will fade. In standard form they have 96kg of pull

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Alloy is on its way so ill update as and when.

Thanks
I have one of those NIB I had not thought of trying it in my Losi, thanks for the insight, I now know what tomorrows project is, glad for that as I have fitted all I have received in my LOSI goody bag and was short on things to do, apart from rebuilding my Traxxas Monster Gas Buggy, and still trying to locate some of the parts as Traxxas has nothing in stock itsept for generic parts. I was hoping to do a full restoration but too many parts beyond re-using, so just a sensitive rebuild using compatible parts from other manufacturers, not as I hoped, you just do not see any about, and I love the old school look body, I converted to an oval racer when I first got it it really looked the part with the oversized roof wing.
I would like to find another one here in the UK to make one good out of the two, oh well back to the Losi, or my HPI 5T as the diff is growling at me at full throttle was going to wait until it let go and start again with a new diff and casing saver as it has had a hard life lol.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:15 AM   #13
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Quick update.

Well had a bit of time yesterday to start on my fix for the steering servo.
Now its taken a bit of time as i only have hand tools to use (Need lottery win to
fund fully equipped work shop lol )

So its a full alloy radio tray with the battery and recevier box cut off the standard tray.

Seems to work well but ill let you know after a full race test.

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Also as a plus seems to fix the brake servo moving issue.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:39 AM   #14
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I'm liking this more and more.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:04 PM   #15
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Where do I get one of those huge ass servos!

Over 1200oz/In is insane.
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Quick update.

Well had a bit of time yesterday to start on my fix for the steering servo.
Now its taken a bit of time as i only have hand tools to use (Need lottery win to
fund fully equipped work shop lol )

So its a full alloy radio tray with the battery and recevier box cut off the standard tray.

Seems to work well but ill let you know after a full race test.

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Also as a plus seems to fix the brake servo moving issue.
Well I will give you a full 10/10, very tidy, have you had any fouling of the receiver box and steering servo on the roll cage, I have and cant seem to get the steering servo at a reasonable angle for correct travel and clearance.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #17
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Its close but no probs, Ive asked Oddie to make me a slightly long servo horn so ive got a bit more steering lock to play with
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:31 PM   #18
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All done, just need some dry weather for a full test session

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Looks good! So does the samba pipe!


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Did you have any issues with the Samba pipe fitting under the roll cage? I could have sworn on someone else's post they had to do a mod on the left side of the cage towards the rear so the Samba pipe would fit. By the way, your rig looks awesome!!! Nice job!! Thanks for sharing.
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