R/C Tech Forums

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

Like Tree42Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-30-2014, 09:45 PM   #5671
Tech Elite
 
tom2tone's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,839
Trader Rating: 98 (100%+)
Default

So I've been thinking of picking up the D413 and have heard several people mention the slop. Is there a fix for it?
__________________
TEKNO EB48.3 / ET48 / EB410
AE T5M / B6
Tekin / AKA / Hitec / SMC / Futaba
Trains and Lanes Racing http://tandlracing.com/
Dunn Raceway Park http://drprc.com
tom2tone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2014, 09:48 PM   #5672
Tech Addict
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 714
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tom2tone View Post
So I've been thinking of picking up the D413 and have heard several people mention the slop. Is there a fix for it?
I know there was guys saying they didnt like the slop in the ackerman bar. Rcshox just released a ackerman bar thats suppose to eliminate slop.
Beaker151 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2014, 09:52 PM   #5673
Tech Elite
 
tom2tone's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,839
Trader Rating: 98 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beaker151 View Post
I know there was guys saying they didnt like the slop in the ackerman bar. Rcshox just released a ackerman bar thats suppose to eliminate slop.
Ok thanks for the quick reply! I think I just need to order one already
__________________
TEKNO EB48.3 / ET48 / EB410
AE T5M / B6
Tekin / AKA / Hitec / SMC / Futaba
Trains and Lanes Racing http://tandlracing.com/
Dunn Raceway Park http://drprc.com
tom2tone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2014, 09:53 PM   #5674
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 1,190
Trader Rating: 29 (100%+)
Default

According to Torrence, it was designed and built with more "slop" than most other top brand cars, intentionally. The reason being that as you get the chassis broken in the car stays consistent. But... if it is built with slop to begin with then I would imagine this eliminates this chassis break in period? Either way, this car is well designed and drives like no other 4 wheel. It's as aggressive as you want and easily mellowed out. Excellent choice for someone looking to get into 4 wheel buggy.
__________________
Takin the lil guy racin...
Skeeter36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2014, 09:54 PM   #5675
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 1,190
Trader Rating: 29 (100%+)
Default

That BANANA drives me NUTS!!!! LOL
__________________
Takin the lil guy racin...
Skeeter36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 06:24 AM   #5676
Tech Elite
 
rider313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 4,434
Trader Rating: 94 (100%+)
Default

Wow, Amain has 33 D413 kits in stock. Lets see how long they last
__________________
Dan Williams
MNRC Chairman
---Xray, RC America, Pro-Line Racing, FX Royal, Hudy, KO Propo, 92zero Designs, Vision Racing Products, RW-Mods, Team Loosenuts, forddesigns.net--- Big Thanks to: Wheel Brokers Track and Shop, Pine City MN~ "Stompy"
rider313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 06:37 AM   #5677
Tech Champion
 
MantisWorx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 5,914
Trader Rating: 28 (97%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skeeter36 View Post
According to Torrence, it was designed and built with more "slop" than most other top brand cars, intentionally. The reason being that as you get the chassis broken in the car stays consistent. But... if it is built with slop to begin with then I would imagine this eliminates this chassis break in period? Either way, this car is well designed and drives like no other 4 wheel. It's as aggressive as you want and easily mellowed out. Excellent choice for someone looking to get into 4 wheel buggy.
I agree with this somewhat but not in the steering department, that linkage needs to be slop free for sure. I tend to not use AL hubs or any "bling" and leave a little slop on my rides especially at the arms. anything that mounts to the chassis i tighten all the way and then back off a 1/4 turn.
MantisWorx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 07:15 AM   #5678
Tech Master
 
RC Juice's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 1,727
Trader Rating: 140 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skeeter36 View Post
According to Torrence, it was designed and built with more "slop" than most other top brand cars, intentionally. The reason being that as you get the chassis broken in the car stays consistent. But... if it is built with slop to begin with then I would imagine this eliminates this chassis break in period? Either way, this car is well designed and drives like no other 4 wheel. It's as aggressive as you want and easily mellowed out. Excellent choice for someone looking to get into 4 wheel buggy.
Any suggestions for "mellowing" it out? This is my first 4wd buggy and I'm getting better and better but it still seems do twitchy to me and I feel like I am constantly over-steering it and chasing it back and forth.
RC Juice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 07:16 AM   #5679
Tech Master
 
trick25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,289
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

what tires are you running. especially front.
__________________
17.5 2wd-XB2 17 CE , 2wd mod truck-xt2
4wd SC-SCT410,13.5 4wd -D413
trick25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 07:19 AM   #5680
Tech Master
 
RC Juice's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 1,727
Trader Rating: 140 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trick25 View Post
what tires are you running. especially front.
I had Rebars and tried some Holeshots on it last night. I run on an outdoor clay track that does get watered and becomes very tacky but does also get dry and loose.
RC Juice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 07:30 AM   #5681
Tech Prophet
 
Wildcat1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 16,985
Trader Rating: 81 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RC Juice View Post
Any suggestions for "mellowing" it out? This is my first 4wd buggy and I'm getting better and better but it still seems do twitchy to me and I feel like I am constantly over-steering it and chasing it back and forth.
try a stiffer front spring and maybe go up in oils.
__________________
Support: Team Associated | Reedy Motors & ESC's | Sanwa Radios | Avid | Proline Tires
Wildcat1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 07:40 AM   #5682
Tech Master
 
RC Juice's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 1,727
Trader Rating: 140 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildcat1971 View Post
try a stiffer front spring and maybe go up in oils.
My current setup is AE red fronts with 37.5 and 2x1.6, and AE white rears with 32.5 and 2x1.7. When I first got the car, I got is used and ran it as it was to get a baseline. The thing drove like a washboard and was al lover the place, when I got it home I took it apart and found that he had modded some stock pistons by plugging off 2 holes in each and was essentially running 2x1.2 fronts and 2x1.4 rears. The changes I made helped smooth out the car a lot, our track is very bumpy.
Should I stiffen up both the front springs and oil you think?
RC Juice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 08:45 AM   #5683
Tech Prophet
 
Wildcat1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 16,985
Trader Rating: 81 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RC Juice View Post
My current setup is AE red fronts with 37.5 and 2x1.6, and AE white rears with 32.5 and 2x1.7. When I first got the car, I got is used and ran it as it was to get a baseline. The thing drove like a washboard and was al lover the place, when I got it home I took it apart and found that he had modded some stock pistons by plugging off 2 holes in each and was essentially running 2x1.2 fronts and 2x1.4 rears. The changes I made helped smooth out the car a lot, our track is very bumpy.
Should I stiffen up both the front springs and oil you think?
when you said all over the place, I figured you meant twitchy. Not bouncing all over. I run indoor on a pretty bumpy track. I also use AE red/white springs, but I am running 1.3x4 pistons front and rear. My car is pretty planted over the bumps. otherwise,m my setup was pretty much box stock. I just slapped on Ty's reedy setup, but with 1.3x4 pistons with 42.5/37.5 oils. Since i dont have 2 hole pistons yet.
__________________
Support: Team Associated | Reedy Motors & ESC's | Sanwa Radios | Avid | Proline Tires
Wildcat1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 10:13 AM   #5684
Tech Master
 
snwchris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,463
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

If you can post up a video of you driving it, curious if its setup or driver skill with learning 4w buggy. Also have one of the local fast guys in 4w buggy try it out and see what they think, that can help a lot as well.

I put a 7.5 motor in mine just so I wouldn't get in over my head. So far its been perfect and fast enough to keep up with the fast guys as well.
snwchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2014, 10:36 AM   #5685
Tech Master
 
snwchris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,463
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lovell View Post
I wish I could post a picture. I have been running the serpent caps for two race weekends with zero issues. The fronts screwed right on while the rear caps showed resistance. It may seem that they don't work , but there was coating in the threads that needed cleaned out. Once the threads were cleaned out,, the caps screwed on with ease. I used the emulsion seal in the cap and have zero leaking issues.
Proof of Serpent Cap on the D413, thanks lovell for the pics.
Attached Thumbnails
Hot Bodies D413 1/10 4WD Buggy-serpent-cap-1.jpg   Hot Bodies D413 1/10 4WD Buggy-serpent-cap-2.jpg  
snwchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 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 05:15 AM.


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