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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby PainTrain » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:44 pm

I've been asked to post up where you can get the Sakura D3 Cs state side in this thread so here it is.
http://blackstarhobbies.com/index.php?m ... cts_id=768 $159.99 with Free shipping in the US.

This is the chassis I will be using and learning on so I hope to contribute my successes and failures alike with the rest of you.
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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby eunique » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:14 pm

I've bought plenty from tqrcracing and have been extremely happy with them....good prices and fast shipping here in the states...based down south in LA area...I live in northern California.
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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby TakeshiSkunk » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:36 pm

eunique wrote:Don't forget to disassemble then reassemble the CVDs...grind a small flat spot in the middle of the pin where the set screw goes into so the set screw has something to grab and use s small amount of thread lock on the set screw otherwise the CVDs have tendency to come apart


I feel a bit dumb asking, but I'm still not sure what exactly the CVD is. I don't see any pre-built subassemblies at a glance.

Edit:

Well, I'm off to a horrible start. I got all the lower suspension arm assemblies done without any issues at all but when trying to attach the front assembly to the pan I ended up with 2 or 3 stripped heads. Don't really have any way to do anything about that so that's just fantastic. I'd been using silicon lubricant for every screw but apparently that wasn't enough.

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby eunique » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:44 pm

The CVDs are otherwise known as universal shafts...they connect the pulley shafts/axles to the wheel hubs.

The stripped threads are caused due to friction which heats up the plastic causing the screw to bind. Prethread the holes with a tap or I used a drop of light oil on the screw before threading it in.
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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby TakeshiSkunk » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:58 pm

Can you recommend a good brand of hobby tools so I can get some better hex and screwdrivers? Just good value for the cost and all that, I have a hobby shop I can maybe check about 40 minutes out but might just try to do this online. Same with taps, or is a set I find at home depot or harbor freight going to work fine?

Unless this kit came with extra hardware I probably need to order more M3x8 screws now as well :/

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby eunique » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:04 am

here's what the CVDs (universal shaft/universals) look like...they are the middle bottom RED packages in the pic
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harbor freight tools would be your best bang for your buck...and fuller set...both for the tap and die and for the Hex drivers..although I have bought a couple of different sets of hex drivers from hobby shops and one online...but as long as they are hardened..should be fine.

if you are going to order more M3x8 screws..you might as well order the titanium screws...a little more money but better.
I'm running 98% titanium screws in my fully hopped up D3 right now.

http://forum.driftmission.com/Thread-eu ... SCO4OhyevE
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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby TakeshiSkunk » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:10 pm

Well I made it to the hobby shop today. I picked up some identical screws they had there, I probably overpaid but I just really prefer to get stuff in person where possible and never feel bad about supporting an LHS. The guy I talked with was really friendly and helpful. I had brought in my kit and tools and all that and he thought the craftsman drivers I have should be totally fine if I tap the holes first. Also helped hook me up with the right paint for my body.

I'm debating between going for the 15 dollar tap kit at Harbor Freight and spending a bit more at Home Depot or Lowes, just want to make sure I don't screw myself over with an inferior product.

I really appreciate the help eunique, I know how it can be dealing with all the beginner questions from my experience on helicopter forums :lol:

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby eunique » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:19 pm

No need to spend more at Lowes....harbor freight ones are good. I use a lot of their stuff.
I do like to support my LHS too whenever I can, that is where I practice all the time after all..and I bought my tap and die from them.

You are welcome...I try to help when I can. I'm not a pro or anything.
But, I ran into those same stripped screws problem when building my Sakura Zero S and got help from the forums....so from my experience with the Zero S, my build for the D3CS Drift went way smoother.
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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby Emerpus » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:19 am

Any stealth mounts for this chassis? or ways to stealth mount..i kinda dont want to drill holes in my body especially since i have to eye it.

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby eunique » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:37 am

I just ordered a set of stealth mounts from Broadtech...I believe they are eagle racing mounts
But I haven't installed them yet
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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby Emerpus » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:22 am

eunique wrote:I just ordered a set of stealth mounts from Broadtech...I believe they are eagle racing mounts
But I haven't installed them yet


http://www.broadtech.hk/eagleshop/shop/ ... =BM-01-LBL

are they those ones?

or

http://www.broadtech.hk/eagleshop/shop/ ... d=BM-02-BK

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby chiefy707 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:32 am

A 3mm wide ring of heatshrink around the CVD over the holes is works great in the event that somehow your threadlocked grubscrew still comes loose. Hey it happens, to me at least :wtf:
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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby eunique » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:14 am

Emerpus wrote:
eunique wrote:I just ordered a set of stealth mounts from Broadtech...I believe they are eagle racing mounts
But I haven't installed them yet



http://www.broadtech.hk/eagleshop/shop/ ... d=BM-02-BK



Yup, these are the ones I got...BM-02-BK
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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby Emerpus » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:42 pm

eunique wrote:
Emerpus wrote:
eunique wrote:I just ordered a set of stealth mounts from Broadtech...I believe they are eagle racing mounts
But I haven't installed them yet



http://www.broadtech.hk/eagleshop/shop/ ... d=BM-02-BK



Yup, these are the ones I got...BM-02-BK


well let me know how they fit.. if its just right i will get me a set too. thanks

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby forzanoob » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:25 pm

does anyone know where i can get a belt tensioner for this car i can not find one anywhere? and also how do you guys get those hpi bodies to fit, my chassis is to long?

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby eunique » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:38 pm

Emerpus wrote:
well let me know how they fit.. if its just right i will get me a set too. thanks


Will do...Ill try to install it tomorrow and keep you updated
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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby eunique » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:43 pm

forzanoob wrote:does anyone know where i can get a belt tensioner for this car i can not find one anywhere? and also how do you guys get those hpi bodies to fit, my chassis is to long?


U can use the Zero S belt tensioner...rcmart, tqrcracing, 3racing has them
Also, if you are planning on upgrading to carbon chassis...u wont need a belt tensioner

Hpi bodies will fit. Dont use the rear diffuser...for the front, I wouldnt get a body that has a raked-in front air dam since the D3 is front motor, plus the front bumper...so you need bodies that have clearance for those
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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby forzanoob » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:25 pm

well my jzx100 dont fit and i would think it would be great but thanks

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby Emerpus » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:26 pm

forzanoob wrote:well my jzx100 dont fit and i would think it would be great but thanks


maybe fit it with the foam bumper off? I decided to not put mine on because my GT86 body won't fit unless the bumper is off or if I cut the foam up a little and i'd rather not.

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby CH121SW20 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:41 pm

TQRC is this shiit!

i asked them to stock the 3racing aluminum pulley gears. he stocked what he could get his hands on. 3racing is still out of stock on most.
but the fact that he listened. Awesome.

anyways i finally feel i got my chassis setup for this local drift track. Feels great now that i got it down. took a couple months trying all sorts of adjustments to get me satisfied.. i actually bumped up the cs to 2.2 with a 23 pulley in the rear. Ill post a video of some drift action when i go next time.

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby tokeyo83 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:31 pm

CH121SW20 wrote:TQRC is this shiit!

i asked them to stock the 3racing aluminum pulley gears. he stocked what he could get his hands on. 3racing is still out of stock on most.
but the fact that he listened. Awesome.

anyways i finally feel i got my chassis setup for this local drift track. Feels great now that i got it down. took a couple months trying all sorts of adjustments to get me satisfied.. i actually bumped up the cs to 2.2 with a 23 pulley in the rear. Ill post a video of some drift action when i go next time.


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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby forzanoob » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:55 pm

I know there has to be a way so how would i make a camber gauge? I dont know how to setup my chassis either. Whats a good setup?

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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby eunique » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:01 am

There is probably a way to make them...but you can just buy them cheaply. I also ordered a yeah racing setup system which allows you to set up camber, toe...these settings if done correctly have a big impact on how the car drives and handles. And every little change you make to one component can affect the dynamics of the chassis
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Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

Postby Emerpus » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:26 pm

eunique wrote:
Emerpus wrote:
well let me know how they fit.. if its just right i will get me a set too. thanks


Will do...Ill try to install it tomorrow and keep you updated


any updates on the stealth mounts?


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