R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Like Tree36Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2013, 06:30 PM   #1921
Tech Adept
 
caguilar4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 138
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Odin544 View Post
I would prefer to get it a little closer but 110 grams? Thats a lot of lead.
I have the same for esc and motor, just running full size servo and a spektrum receiver. Im 84 grams heavier on the motor side...
__________________
RB6 | XB4 | SC10.2 | MBX6 | RC8.2e
caguilar4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 03:37 AM   #1922
Tech Elite
 
Odin544's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Kennewick, Washington
Posts: 3,166
Trader Rating: 93 (100%+)
Default

The servo was the first thing I thought of for weight. I have a Futaba BLS451 but it's only 6 grams heavier than the shorty because the KO has an aluminum case. So that doesn't account for much.

I've been doing that with the antennas for a while now. Got the idea when I was trying to keep the antenna inside my F1 car. I just don't like the look of antennas sticking out and prefer not to bundle them up. I just heat up the antenna tube with a lighter and bend it to whatever position I want it.
__________________
Xray - ORCA - Avid RC - MaxFX Paint
TriCitiesRC.com
Odin544 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 11:59 PM   #1923
Tech Elite
 
B00t13g's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,041
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Are there any locally available o rings available to use in place of the x ray ones that no one has yet? Any other fixes to leaky shock caps? Would 12x1.5 o rings work as well?
__________________
Mackenzie Meyercord
Rc America, Xray, MOTIV, Avid, Team EAM, Apex Rc Pro Shop, Pro Spec USA, Sanwa, RSD
B00t13g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 12:49 AM   #1924
Tech Master
 
markt311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nashville Tennessee
Posts: 1,368
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default Big win for XB4!

Eric Anderson took the big win at Psycho Nitro Blast VI in GA Saturday with his XB4!
__________________
PR Racing Bellgate Distributors
Caster Racing Parts
311 RC Graphics
markt311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 05:20 AM   #1925
Tech Master
 
silvalis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 1,545
Trader Rating: 29 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by caguilar4 View Post
I have the same for esc and motor, just running full size servo and a spektrum receiver. Im 84 grams heavier on the motor side...
Mine's 55g to the motor (9551, vtx10r, ko KR411, lrp x20 motor)
__________________
2013 QLD Champion Potato Sack Racer
silvalis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 07:08 AM   #1926
Tech Elite
 
jlfx car audio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: jackson,tn
Posts: 3,322
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by markt311 View Post
Eric Anderson took the big win at Psycho Nitro Blast VI in GA Saturday with his XB4!
Lol that car must feel like a Turing car then cause he has only raced off road 5 times. Wonder if he was still running the boosted 10.5?!
Great job Eric!!
__________________
Justin & Matt Lyons
Awesomatix USA, EA motorsports, Sanwa, Protoform, Avid, Gravity Rc , TSR!
a800s sanwa m12s
jlfx car audio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 08:08 AM   #1927
Tech Addict
 
RShockley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 529
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by B00t13g View Post
Are there any locally available o rings available to use in place of the x ray ones that no one has yet? Any other fixes to leaky shock caps? Would 12x1.5 o rings work as well?
I started putting green slime on the threads and haven't had a leak issue since.
__________________
Richard Shockley
Kyosho RB6 / Kyosho RT5
Mike's Hobby Shop......Carrollton, TX
Kalgard / Epic Cameras / SMX Optics / Heavenly Hobbies
RShockley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #1928
Tech Elite
 
asc6000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Meridian Idaho
Posts: 3,386
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RShockley View Post
I started putting green slime on the threads and haven't had a leak issue since.
If you ever buy an old car look underneath the motor/tranny/rear end and if you see gobs of white grease under there it's to stop the leaks. White Lithium Grease. Smells nasty.
So what are all of you doing with the chassis flex screws ? Anyone with some test reports on how much effect they have would be great. I'm running the four corners and #2 and 6 down the middle since new and pretty happy with it. We just got a track rebuild and it's a speed track, not super fast but only one tight corner and a lot of speed carried around a sweeper. Should I go stiffer ? flexier ? what relation is the chassis flex to the shock package ? thoughts on the subject welcome.
HERE is a screen cap I just took , 329 racers battling it out at the Tekin Spring Indoor Showdown.
__________________
"you reach the limit, you touch the limit, then you pass the limit, now there is a new limit"
Ayrton Senna

Last edited by asc6000; 03-24-2013 at 08:35 AM. Reason: added pic
asc6000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 09:43 AM   #1929
Tech Adept
 
oliv996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: France
Posts: 153
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Just finished wiring my brand new XB4









__________________
www.mid44.com
oliv996 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 11:01 AM   #1930
Tech Addict
 
RShockley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 529
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oliv996 View Post
Just finished wiring my brand new XB4









Really like the carbon holding down the wires. Did you make that yourself or is there somewhere to get that?
__________________
Richard Shockley
Kyosho RB6 / Kyosho RT5
Mike's Hobby Shop......Carrollton, TX
Kalgard / Epic Cameras / SMX Optics / Heavenly Hobbies
RShockley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 11:59 AM   #1931
Tech Adept
 
oliv996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: France
Posts: 153
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RShockley View Post
Really like the carbon holding down the wires. Did you make that yourself or is there somewhere to get that?
Simply a small sheet of lexan covered with carbon like vinyl

Oliv'
__________________
www.mid44.com
oliv996 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 07:57 PM   #1932
Tech Master
 
frito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,969
Trader Rating: 59 (100%+)
Default

Wrapped up the tn offroad points series last night at action hobbies .
Have to say thanks to rcamerica/X-ray/Hudy for the support
__________________
rc8b3e
b44.3
bfmce
t5m
radioactive raceway
frito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #1933
Tech Elite
 
Odin544's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Kennewick, Washington
Posts: 3,166
Trader Rating: 93 (100%+)
Default

Finally got to drive my XB4 for the first time today. It's also the first time I've ever driven a 4 mod. This thing is ridiculously fast. Didnt break anything, but I did manage to completely destroy the rear wing. I guess I'll have to stock up on those haha. I have a lot of practice to do getting used to offroad again. I'd say these things are pretty dang durable.
__________________
Xray - ORCA - Avid RC - MaxFX Paint
TriCitiesRC.com
Odin544 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 02:50 AM   #1934
Tech Adept
 
Peakki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Finland
Posts: 154
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by asc6000 View Post
Really that much ? mines only 5 or so left to right but i have a big esc and servo. You do have a big motor on the right and a small esc and a lopro servo on the left but 110 grams is a ton. Cool job on the antennae tube and the wiring, thats some nice work.
Have you moved the servo more to the rear to balance the weight distribution front to rear?

Drilled new holes for the servo?
__________________
Destiny&V-Dezign 1:12- Sanwa M12s - Xray XB4 2016 - Xray XB2 DE - HW XR10Pro & Team Orion R10.1 Pro & Sanwa Super Vortex Zero Gen2- Team Orion Vortex & Muchmore & Reedy BL motors - Sanwa & Highest & Sav÷x servos
Peakki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 07:49 AM   #1935
Tech Elite
 
asc6000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Meridian Idaho
Posts: 3,386
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peakki View Post
Have you moved the servo more to the rear to balance the weight distribution front to rear?

Drilled new holes for the servo?
yes, yes.
__________________
"you reach the limit, you touch the limit, then you pass the limit, now there is a new limit"
Ayrton Senna
asc6000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EP buggies thread sim600 Malaysian R/C Racers 3586 03-30-2016 11:53 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:39 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net