Greetings from the land of reindeers and looooong summer nights!
I received my DEMON a few weeks ago and have spent a few days at the track with it now.
First I would like to say that I think it’s a beautiful chassis! It has a more “solid” feel to it than the old chassis and I feel that it reacts more (or more consistent) to setup changes.
I added a Hitec digital servo and a one way while doing the DEMON conversion, so it takes some practice to get used to the car again. ...But I’m getting there!
Just to give you an idea of where I race:
My local track is 204m (670 ft) with a variety of high-speed sections and technical sections. Surface is asphalt that has become a bit bumpy (only small bumps) a few places. Track records are 16,2sec (I think it was) in 27T stock and 14,2sec in 12T modified. Have a look: Lorenskog modellbil klubb
click at "bilder" to look at some pictures, there are pictures from various races there also, just follow the links.
I have only been racing in the stock class so far but I’m thinking about ”graduating” to modified. I had a few runs with a modified last time I was at the track and with the DEMON, the car was planted!!! The setup felt damn near perfect!
I am really looking forward to the next race, the Norwegian National Cup, August 3. I’ve never raced at that particular track before but I think it’s designed for 1:8 scale.
I have a couple of questions about the DEMON that I would appreciate your input on:
1. Do you use a screw with a spring like on the standard TC3 to tighten the motor clamp with, or just the screw that came with the DEMON kit? I am afraid that I will break the clamp if I don’t use the spring. (Especially since it’s not like you can just to the LHS to buy another clamp if you break it...)
2. I have to force the motor past the top deck when removing or installing a motor, have you guys done anything to cope with this (e.g. dremeling/ sanding)?
3. I have heard/ read that the aluminium battery brace that the Factory Team (and DEMON) comes with will actually revert heat to the batteries once it’s “saturated” with heat. I can’t see the logic in that but I have noticed that guys like Barry Baker uses the composite one, and there is probably a reason...
4. Have you guys filed or “dremeled” the battery slots to make the batteries sit lower in the chassis? I think the batteries were actually a tad closer to the ground with the standard chassis.
I am not putting the DEMON down here, I am merely addressing details to get my “brand new car” as perfect as possible.
All your inputs and/ ideas are welcome!!