R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-22-2008, 09:43 PM   #8716
Tech Elite
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 3,892
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

Where is Andrew Gray now?
MDawson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 04:03 AM   #8717
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 182
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcos.J View Post
Todd's Reedy setup is a very good base setup to start with , Ive been running that set up with minor changes and its great!
Thanks for this. It does look very similar to the stock setup though, in any case I'll give it a try!
J A M I N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 09:46 AM   #8718
Tech Elite
 
metalracer2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 2,548
Trader Rating: 20 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to metalracer2
Default

i using this set up and the car is real good in the infield.
but in the high speed sweeper the rear end wants to step out on me.
Attached Thumbnails
Team Losi JRXS Type-R-schreff-jackson.jpg  
__________________
First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down.
Team BOOZE CRUISEN!
Rides....
AE B4.1W AE T4.1
metalracer2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 10:03 AM   #8719
Tech Elite
 
a_main_attendee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Colorado, USA, The land of the free and the home of the brave!
Posts: 2,880
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by metalracer2 View Post
i using this set up and the car is real good in the infield.
but in the high speed sweeper the rear end wants to step out on me.
Maybe loosen the sway bar (goto 0.04) and perhaps stiffen up the rears. Another 0.5-1mm in rear drop may not hurt either.

you could also go back to the stock 3 mm rear toe, as well as perhaps lengthening the rear camber link.
__________________
Support your local tracks!--|--e-teamhobbyplex.com--|--corrc.org--|

NNFaN Paints - Add some pride to YOUR ride.
a_main_attendee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 10:37 AM   #8720
Tech Master
 
VenturaDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ventura, SoCal
Posts: 1,131
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by metalracer2 View Post
i using this set up and the car is real good in the infield.
but in the high speed sweeper the rear end wants to step out on me.
That setup is very close to what i run at BCR and Camarillo but i have 3degrees toe in the rear and no anti/pro squat, i run it level. and i have .030 kickup and no sway bars when im at bending Corners
__________________
Dustin Colt45 Aguirre
Kyosho RB6--Futaba--HW--Shuurspeed 17.5
Kyosho SCR--Hitec--Lrp--Yeah 13.5
Durango Dex210--Futaba--Trakpower--Tacon 8.5
VenturaDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 08:00 AM   #8721
Tech Addict
 
StewartFan20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Grrrrr!!!!
Posts: 692
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Looking at Metalracer2's setup a few posts up, what changes would people make to get the car to work on dusty carpet with very low traction?
__________________
Devil Dog Racing | HobbyTown USA (Kansas City,North) | Fastlane Raceway | Matrix Tires

Someday, I hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.
StewartFan20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 08:26 AM   #8722
Tech Champion
 
MikeXray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 5,747
Trader Rating: 72 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StewartFan20 View Post
Looking at Metalracer2's setup a few posts up, what changes would people make to get the car to work on dusty carpet with very low traction?
3 dg rear toe, 2 dg camber all around, .040 rear sway bar, 2 dg caster blocks if you need steering. How is your carpet dusty? do you run traction compound on the tires?
__________________
Mike L. Awesomatixusa.com | TQWire.com | Islandraceway.com |JacksonRCracing.com | Horsham RC | Sweepracingusa.com
MikeXray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 11:13 AM   #8723
Tech Addict
 
StewartFan20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Grrrrr!!!!
Posts: 692
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

There is both a dirt track and a carpet track in the same building. There is a wall between the dirt and carpet, but the track is still dusty after an off-road race. After some cars get on the track, they dust gets moved out of the grove, but it is still low traction.

So, you would not go softer on the springs/oil?

I use paragon.

Thanks
__________________
Devil Dog Racing | HobbyTown USA (Kansas City,North) | Fastlane Raceway | Matrix Tires

Someday, I hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.
StewartFan20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 11:31 AM   #8724
Tech Champion
 
MikeXray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 5,747
Trader Rating: 72 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StewartFan20 View Post
There is both a dirt track and a carpet track in the same building. There is a wall between the dirt and carpet, but the track is still dusty after an off-road race. After some cars get on the track, they dust gets moved out of the grove, but it is still low traction.

So, you would not go softer on the springs/oil?

I use paragon.

Thanks
that's gotta be a unique track. It might take some out of the norm setups for you to get what you need. Lighter springs and oils are going to allow more roll, but it can be too much, unless your car feels like it's on ice skates, I would tune things slowly and one change at a time.

How does car feel with what you have on the car now, how is it compared to other brand cars?
__________________
Mike L. Awesomatixusa.com | TQWire.com | Islandraceway.com |JacksonRCracing.com | Horsham RC | Sweepracingusa.com
MikeXray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 12:32 PM   #8725
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: All 48 states...
Posts: 2,053
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Alright r gurus running the 225 hex on the front vs the stock hex how does that affect the car?
__________________
Schuurspeed / Aero-model / Gear One / LG1
www.OHRCR.com
Gitsum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 07:46 AM   #8726
Tech Addict
 
StewartFan20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Grrrrr!!!!
Posts: 692
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeXray View Post
that's gotta be a unique track. It might take some out of the norm setups for you to get what you need. Lighter springs and oils are going to allow more roll, but it can be too much, unless your car feels like it's on ice skates, I would tune things slowly and one change at a time.

How does car feel with what you have on the car now, how is it compared to other brand cars?


My car is loose in and loose out. Seems to be ok through the center, maybe a little tight. Right now I have Losi 30 with 17.5 springs in front and Losi 20 with 10.5 springs in rear. No sway bars. Maybe I have the car rolling too much?

I did drive someone elses car the other night. It is a Phi and it was stuck. I could not get it to break loose and I was a half second faster with it.
__________________
Devil Dog Racing | HobbyTown USA (Kansas City,North) | Fastlane Raceway | Matrix Tires

Someday, I hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.
StewartFan20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 08:44 AM   #8727
Tech Regular
 
baf1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: fredrick.MD
Posts: 303
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default ..

change your rear springs to 15,your oil within 5lbs front to rear ..56/57pistons...
__________________
1983.TC3,XXXS,MI3,JRXS,DB12R,TC5R,JRXSR,PRO4,CYCLONE,SC8,SC10,009,HPI BLITZ,LOSI 8,b4.1,b44,serpent impluse,serpent impact 2wd,serpent impact m2 4wd.HotBodiesD8.RC 8.2 .SC 10#2.sc10 4x4.b4 2wd buggy.scte4x4 losi.techno dno8 conversion.Techno Rc8.2. Amsoil.Vp.TeamManager Fuel throttle motor sports.G's . JUICE RACING LLC.COM AND ON FACEBOOK. THE JUICE RACING.
baf1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 10:05 AM   #8728
Tech Addict
 
StewartFan20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Grrrrr!!!!
Posts: 692
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by baf1 View Post
change your rear springs to 15,your oil within 5lbs front to rear ..56/57pistons...

I'll try that at our next club race on Sunday. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
__________________
Devil Dog Racing | HobbyTown USA (Kansas City,North) | Fastlane Raceway | Matrix Tires

Someday, I hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.
StewartFan20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 06:53 PM   #8729
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 96
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

got a question about roll center??? does a high roll center provide you with more traction or less, or does a low roll center provide you with more grip??? losi manuals say that a high roll center gets more grip, but seen some other reliable manufactures say the opposite, that a low roll center gives you more grip??? just want a clarification, i know it probably depends on setup, but just in general.

thanks for the help
jon
jon Perkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 06:56 PM   #8730
Tech Elite
 
RCSteve93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,603
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jon Perkins View Post
got a question about roll center??? does a high roll center provide you with more traction or less, or does a low roll center provide you with more grip??? losi manuals say that a high roll center gets more grip, but seen some other reliable manufactures say the opposite, that a low roll center gives you more grip??? just want a clarification, i know it probably depends on setup, but just in general.

thanks for the help
jon
Think about what the car is doing... A higher roll center puts more weight on the tire. A lower roll center put less weight on a tire.
__________________
rm -rf /windows
RCSteve93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[FS] Team Losi JRXS-Type R squarehead R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 9 07-21-2012 12:59 AM
Team Losi JRXS Type R gtxpro2 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 18 09-11-2008 08:45 PM
WTB: Team Losi JRXS Type R shifter R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 1 07-03-2008 03:30 PM
Team Losi JRXS TYPE-R John Q R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 1 10-03-2007 06:55 PM
Team Losi JRXS Type R New In Box Canyon R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 06-20-2007 04:50 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 04:17 PM.


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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0