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ok, i'm a recent convert to the ubar form a pivoting leg setup and was wondering, i'm having troubles with a few things right now.

I'm using jevries knot technique and have figured out how much slack to use in the string so it won't knot up too much.

Now i'm havin the issues of the car not going down without help, and the bars sway forward and backwards. I need some assistance on how to stop this. i have braces setup and everything but once the bar is at full extension it wants to swing a little bit. I'm thinking this is what is stopping it from going down all by itself. Is there something i'm missing??
 

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I HAD THE SAME PROBLEMS B4. WHEN THE CAR WAS LOCKED UP AND IN THE AIR THE U-BAR WOULD LIKE DROP. ALL I DID WAS PUT SUMTING IN FRONT AND IN BACK OF THE BAR.
 

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Originally posted by 1ofaknd@Sep 4 2006, 10:36 AM~6100899
your guides aren't set up right. Post a picture if you can
car isn't at my house right now, i'll probably post one tomorrow.


P.S. RIP Croc Hunter, forever that dude of all dudes.
 

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Originally posted by 1ofaknd@Sep 4 2006, 10:36 AM~6100899
your guides aren't set up right. Post a picture if you can
here they go guys

the front is crooked a little bit but it should effect the operation of the front wheels. i don' think it should anyway.


<img src = "http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h43/oobxlr8r/model%20cars/IMG_0832.jpg">

<img src = "http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h43/oobxlr8r/model%20cars/IMG_0833.jpg">

<img src = "http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h43/oobxlr8r/model%20cars/IMG_0834.jpg">

<img src = "http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h43/oobxlr8r/model%20cars/IMG_0838.jpg">
 

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Originally posted by oobxlr8r@Sep 5 2006, 12:23 PM~6108851
here they go guys

the front is crooked a little bit but it should effect the operation of the front wheels. i don' think it should anyway. 
<img src = 'http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h43/oobxlr8r/model%20cars/IMG_0832.jpg'>

<img src = 'http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h43/oobxlr8r/model%20cars/IMG_0833.jpg'>

<img src = 'http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h43/oobxlr8r/model%20cars/IMG_0834.jpg'>

<img src = 'http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h43/oobxlr8r/model%20cars/IMG_0838.jpg'>
 

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Originally posted by oobxlr8r@Sep 5 2006, 01:23 PM~6108851
here they go guys

the front is crooked a little bit but it should effect the operation of the front wheels. i don' think it should anyway. 







 

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:biggrin: I could be wrong, but isnt the knot method only used to lock up the rear with your swithes wired to spin both ways(lift/lower).I usually run the front motor to wind around the motors shaft for hopping.
 

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It depends on what you want...if you only want a car that dances than the setup in the pics looks good...if you want to hop the car and still be able to make it dance than you go for the method you describe.
I use 3 HO motors and one hopper motor and a switch so I can choose between hopping or lifting/ locking the front.
Here's a pic:


You can see the extra HO motor to lift the front...when you lift the car halfways it will make the car pivot perfeclty while going side2side.
The car is a lined controlled car I build a long time ago. ;)

Here it is finished with interior and all...although just not enough space for the rear seats:

 

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Originally posted by jevries@Sep 6 2006, 02:00 AM~6114062
It depends on what you want...if you only want a car that dances than the setup in the pics looks good...if you want to hop the car and still be able to make it dance than you go for the method you describe.
I use 3 HO motors and one hopper motor and a switch so I can choose between hopping or lifting/ locking the front.
Here's a pic:


You can see the extra HO motor to lift the front...when you lift the car halfways it will make the car pivot perfeclty while going side2side.
The car is a lined controlled car I build a long time ago. ;)

Here it is finished with interior and all...although just not enough space for the rear seats:



YOUR THE MAN!! :cool:
 

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It does everything inc. 3 wheel and rolling at the same time...no steering tho. On the '70 RC Impala I made a steering setup so you could put the wheels in an angle manualy. ;)

By the way I totally digg seeing someone using 130's for the knot technique! :thumbsup: Tell me how it works OK? I think it's way easier for people to find 130's than HO's and since the trunk is already for stuffing the motors it doesn't matter if they are a bit bigger as long as fits and most of all works! ;)
 

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hey jev what kind of glue do you use to mount your motors
 
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