Originally Posted by Dragonfire
Rather interesting reading... I used to run my scythe full plastic. It had no idea of the meaning of "loose" back then and was quick. But I decided to go the carpet flex chassis so the diffs are easier to get to. The car has lost some of its driveability for sure.. but you can remove the two screws on top of the motor bulkhead and it is just as good. The stiffer version has much more mid corner speed...
and since then I have added the hard arms to improve it further and run slightly lighter oil in the rear shocks to retain the driveability. Also I have removed the ackerman plate and run the bellcrank in the forward position to improve high speed steering and to provide more consistent balance from high to low speed turn in.
Do you run on carped or tarmac?
I run on tarmac.
I have the ackerman plate placed back so the car reacts faster.
I can send you my setup.
I had also placed my ackerman in the frond. also the steering servo i placed to the frond. I had it ful allu.
I didn't had anny problems with a loose back.
I had to manny grip in the back when i was running full plastic.
Now i changed my rolcenter at the back. I use the yellow springs from xray arround.
I want to buy a second car and also the carpet flex chassis.
Can i put an other topdek and chassis plate under it?
Because i want to use it for rubber indoor. else i keep it with the allu set that i already have.
I think that i buy an extra ackerman plate. There i wil dril an extra hole in so my ackerman comes more to the front on the plate.
Than i have more steer and a better reaction on the steering. (I hope)