R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-27-2009, 07:44 AM   #976
Tech Addict
 
ZEe_NYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queens, NYC
Posts: 549
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

basically, by the time you finish upgrading this car with the 'essentials', you're awfully close to the spec racer.

might as well buy a used cyclone TC for $250
ZEe_NYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 08:51 AM   #977
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9
Default

TC4racer, I have been racing the cyclone s for a year now, and with a little set up time, it a very good racer. I currently enjoy the novice sportsman class,
running 13.5 brushless, and can beat all others in my class (tc5,tc4,xray and
one corally. I'm not real big on aluminum parts, but the carbon upgrade C-hubs are the single best upgrade i made so far. I'm waiting on my spool to arrive though. this is a very good parking lot racer, not tryed carpet yet
hope this helps.
Oh, btw all the info here is great and i cant believe the are over 900 posts just for this one car. and i will say that this has helped me out a lot
thanks to all...
okiedoak20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 12:00 PM   #978
Tech Addict
 
ZEe_NYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queens, NYC
Posts: 549
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Unfortunately, a lot of cars can do good in parking lot racing.
ZEe_NYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 03:54 PM   #979
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 477
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZEe_NYC View Post
Unfortunately, a lot of cars can do good in parking lot racing.
If a car can handle a parking lot, it should be even better on a prepped race surface. The Cyclone S can be competitive right out of the box. There is no need to run out and slap a bunch on aluminum parts on the car to try and make it faster. Good driving beats shinny aluminum every time.
MonkeyFist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 05:20 PM   #980
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 546
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonkeyFist View Post
If a car can handle a parking lot, it should be even better on a prepped race surface. The Cyclone S can be competitive right out of the box. There is no need to run out and slap a bunch on aluminum parts on the car to try and make it faster. Good driving beats shinny aluminum every time.
wow your really against aluminum parts aren't you? lol. no offense. I beleive a both really good driving, and the right parts will make you fast
__________________
Dan Fowler
Getting out of the hobby... Check out my for sale thread.
TC4Racer123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 06:00 PM   #981
Tech Addict
 
ZEe_NYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queens, NYC
Posts: 549
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Monkey: nobody is denying that driving effort is far more important than equiptment.

If you want to upgrade to a front spool on the tub 's', you not only need to buy the spool, but upgrade belts, pulleys, etc. By te time you're done, you're close to $100.

Get my point?
ZEe_NYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 09:44 PM   #982
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 476
Trader Rating: 40 (100%+)
Default

I've never bought a touring car new, I've been looking at the cyclone s for a few weeks now as it's getting close to retire the t2. I've read quite a few pages on here about it and really haven't seen any opinions about this car as a carpet racer. It'd be used in a stock sedan 17.5/27t class with rubber tires. I'm still new to on road so I wouldn't really be e pecting to much out of it anyways. One question too, on the first pageof this thread it says it doesn't come with spur or pinion, is that correct? I'm basically wantng a car my 64p pinions will work with and all I need to do is move my esc, motor and servo over and go race. Is this true? Do I still need to get a spur gear for this car??
AndysD8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 09:57 PM   #983
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 477
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

According to the manual it comes with a 96 Tooth 64p spur.
MonkeyFist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 10:01 PM   #984
Tech Adept
 
JSeay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 151
Send a message via Yahoo to JSeay
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonkeyFist View Post
If a car can handle a parking lot, it should be even better on a prepped race surface. The Cyclone S can be competitive right out of the box. There is no need to run out and slap a bunch on aluminum parts on the car to try and make it faster. Good driving beats shinny aluminum every time.
I don't know that this is exactly true. The flex that you get from the tub chassis and arms lends itself to lower traction situations where on a prepped surface (generally higher traction) that may be overkill. Like anything it is a fine line that must be walked with regards to chassis setup and driving.

I think the conversation regarding aluminum is interesting. The real problem that I can see with aluminum is that if it bends where a plastic or carbon reinforced part would break you could have a ill handling car and not even realize that is what is wrong. I can see both sides of the argument regarding it. I personally would rather break the part than bend it and have a tweaked car.

I think the car is a great car. Not many cars have a upgrade path like this one does. It is versatile and when setup well can keep up with any other car on the market. That is important to me as I don't have to invest a large amount of money to have fun and run with others who want the carbon fiber and aluminum hopups.
__________________
†Tracks: SDAR San Diego Asphalt Racing/Discount Hobby Warehouse†
†Team HOLY Rollers† †www.socal-rc.com - Southern California R/C Forums†
†My Blog: http://majicmanracing.wordpress.com/†
JSeay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2009, 12:53 PM   #985
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 476
Trader Rating: 40 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZEe_NYC View Post
basically, by the time you finish upgrading this car with the 'essentials', you're awfully close to the spec racer.

might as well buy a used cyclone TC for $250
Do you really think these upgrades are absolutely necessary? I'm still on the fence about the cyclone s and would hate to not be competitive with the car without the upgrades. If that's the case, i'd rather just save for another month and a half and get the tc instead. I'm still a beginner so I don't know if these upgrades would be that necessary for me but I'd rather hear from someone that owns the car.
AndysD8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2009, 12:59 PM   #986
Super Moderator
 
charlie_b's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Anaheim
Posts: 9,796
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to charlie_b Send a message via MSN to charlie_b Send a message via Yahoo to charlie_b
Default

Won with my Cyclone S again at the Mazdacup 2009 this weekend for 17.5 A-Main against a couple of team drivers. With stock Diffs front and back, dogbones, and stock silver springs.

Car is definitely competitive in any level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JCtN6JD-KU
__________________
''Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.''-- Thomas Alva Edison
CAL RACEWAY:CAL RACEWAY
GT10 SERIES:GT10 SERIES
CFX Paintworks:="https://www.facebook.com/CFXPaintworks?fref=ts
TEAM ASSOCIATED|REEDY|HITEC|PARMA|PROTEKRC|SWEEP|IWATA| RPM|AMAIN|CREATEX/WICKED/AUTOAIR PAINTS|CFX|CAL RACEWAY
charlie_b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2009, 01:14 PM   #987
Tech Addict
 
ZEe_NYC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queens, NYC
Posts: 549
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Andy, i'm in the fence, as well. i'm not saying tat upgrades are essential; but after a while... you're gonna want certain things. like, let's say, CVD's instead of plain dogbones. you're looking at $25 per set. if you want to run LiPo's (correctly, not hacked), the HPI/HB upgrade is $50 for a piece of carbon and a piece of aluminum.


Charlie... you're the man. =)
ZEe_NYC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2009, 01:28 PM   #988
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 476
Trader Rating: 40 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie_b View Post
Won with my Cyclone S again at the Mazdacup 2009 this weekend for 17.5 A-Main against a couple of team drivers. With stock Diffs front and back, dogbones, and stock silver springs.

Car is definitely competitive in any level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JCtN6JD-KU
Seems like the car performs great on the asphalt, but what about carpet? There's no asphalt racing around here, it's all carpet.
AndysD8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2009, 01:57 PM   #989
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 546
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie_b View Post
Won with my Cyclone S again at the Mazdacup 2009 this weekend for 17.5 A-Main against a couple of team drivers. With stock Diffs front and back, dogbones, and stock silver springs.

Car is definitely competitive in any level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JCtN6JD-KU
Verrrry nice. What kind of hop ups/ electrics are in that thing?
__________________
Dan Fowler
Getting out of the hobby... Check out my for sale thread.
TC4Racer123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2009, 02:01 PM   #990
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 476
Trader Rating: 40 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZEe_NYC View Post
Andy, i'm in the fence, as well. i'm not saying tat upgrades are essential; but after a while... you're gonna want certain things. like, let's say, CVD's instead of plain dogbones. you're looking at $25 per set. if you want to run LiPo's (correctly, not hacked), the HPI/HB upgrade is $50 for a piece of carbon and a piece of aluminum.


Charlie... you're the man. =)
Well, I think you might have just made my mind up for me. I didn't realize to run lipo you have to hack the car up. I've already done that once and would prefer not to do that again! I didn't realize that a lipo wouldn't fit without cutting the car up or buying a $50 part. That puts you at 210-220 right there alone. Realistically with towers coupon it'd only be around $100 more for the tc so I might just wait. Are there any hard case lipos that will fit withut hacking the car up or buying additional parts? I know the orions are not that tall nor are the smc 24c packs.
AndysD8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HotBodies Cyclone WCE MooreSpeed Andy Moore Cyclone SammyZ R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 20 07-08-2010 11:17 AM
Taking Time Off Sale: Cyclone,VTA Cyclone,M03 Mini Coopers,F201,12L,T3, LOTS of MISC bmr R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 82 03-09-2009 10:13 AM
2 x HB Cyclone WCE, cyclone parts & other electric items NickM Australia For Sale/Trade 8 04-19-2008 06:28 PM
Cyclone/Cyclone S front and rear belts vazzo Australia For Sale/Trade 0 02-28-2008 06:26 PM
FS: 3Racing Sway bar sets for Cyclone/Cyclone S vazzo Australia For Sale/Trade 1 02-07-2008 02:54 AM



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 11:19 PM.


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