R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-14-2008, 08:46 AM   #3646
Tech Prophet
 
Randy Caster's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 16,670
Trader Rating: 46 (100%+)
Default

I went out to the Tamiya USA track for some practice yesterday. I put Hupo's Reedy Race setup on my car and it was dialed. Easy to drive but with plenty of steering and grip, definately worth a shot for anyone on a fairly large medium grip asphalt track.

The only difference from the setup is I threw on a set of the Much More premounted 36 tires. And since the setup doesn't list a body I used a Mazda 6.
Randy Caster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 09:04 AM   #3647
Tech Master
 
ali_g's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,153
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam? View Post
I've been struggling a bit (13.5, rubber tire, carpet) with a spool and one-way being too aggressive (for different reasons) and a diff being too soft out of the turns. I decided to try a spool with a center one-way, and it felt really good. Kind of like a very mild one-way... or a very mild spool. Hard to explain really.

So, is this configuration unheard of? I never really quite understood the point of a center one-way to begin with, but figured I'd pick one up to see how it felt with a diff. I was surprised it felt any different than a regular one-way (when combined with a spool) to be honest, but it definitely did.
Adam, i heard of this config b4 but yet to try it, from what i heard its a much stable oneway.
ali_g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 09:06 AM   #3648
Tech Master
 
ali_g's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,153
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

hi guys, anyone did a comparison between the 416 and 416WE before?
ali_g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 09:33 AM   #3649
Tech Regular
 
Low_E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Flanders, Belgium
Posts: 356
Send a message via MSN to Low_E
Default

any link to this Hupo Reedy setup?
__________________
thou shall think twice or trice before hitting thee SEND-button
Low_E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 11:13 AM   #3650
Tech Adept
 
Jimmy Jacobson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Vallejo, CA
Posts: 130
Default

Hupos Reedy setup is somewhere on this thread sometime in June or July Pretty much all the Tamiya drivers ran the same setup
Jimmy Jacobson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 11:17 AM   #3651
Tech Prophet
 
Randy Caster's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 16,670
Trader Rating: 46 (100%+)
Default

TryHard's website has a ton of setup sheets listed, thats where I found it.
Randy Caster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 11:39 AM   #3652
Tech Champion
 
danjoy25's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,149
Trader Rating: 37 (100%+)
Default

How do you guys measure droop? Im thinking of trying the different setup in Ed's site as well. In Hupo's set up, his running #6mm front and #5mm rear droop. Just want to make sure Im measuring the same as per setup sheet. Everything else I can follow except this. Thanks in advance.
__________________
Awesomatix A800 & A800X/ Mugen MTX-5 / 3 Racing F113 / Kyosho RB5 / Kyosho Mini-Z
danjoy25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 12:04 PM   #3653
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: MI
Posts: 1,544
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to John St.Amant Send a message via MSN to John St.Amant Send a message via Yahoo to John St.Amant
Default

Picking a spot under the arm is crutial. making it easy to read and fit the guage under whatever happens to be sticking from under the car . Typically I believe the simplest way to measure it is under the outer hinge pin an front of the lower control arm. Some ppl do it by lifting the car and looking at the amount you life before the tires.. (sorry, tyres) w come off the surface. Thats most likely good for foam but not I think accurate enough for rubber. I set mine as previously stated and 6/4 f/r is what i like on the carpet.. so far .
John St.Amant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 12:10 PM   #3654
Tech Champion
 
danjoy25's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,149
Trader Rating: 37 (100%+)
Default

Thats the bit that is confusing. I hope the setup sheet includes which spot the droop was measured.
__________________
Awesomatix A800 & A800X/ Mugen MTX-5 / 3 Racing F113 / Kyosho RB5 / Kyosho Mini-Z
danjoy25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 12:50 PM   #3655
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: MI
Posts: 1,544
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to John St.Amant Send a message via MSN to John St.Amant Send a message via Yahoo to John St.Amant
Default

Usually under the outer hinge pin, at the bottom of the A-arm.
John St.Amant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 01:31 PM   #3656
Tech Addict
 
Adam?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: ohhh, that guy...
Posts: 639
Default

Corey Whiteman,

Mind sharing your setup from the GrandSlam race?
Adam? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 01:50 PM   #3657
Tech Champion
 
danjoy25's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,149
Trader Rating: 37 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John St.Amant View Post
Usually under the outer hinge pin, at the bottom of the A-arm.
So is the pic below correct if the set up sheet says 5mm rear droop.
__________________
Awesomatix A800 & A800X/ Mugen MTX-5 / 3 Racing F113 / Kyosho RB5 / Kyosho Mini-Z
danjoy25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 02:33 PM   #3658
Tech Champion
 
TryHard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 5,251
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

yup, spot on Most setups quote ir like you say, with 5mm and 4mm... whats slightly confusing is that a smaller number actually equates to more droop...

The most accurate way of measuring droop is actually to remove the wheels and tyres, then place the car on a flat plate and measure up to the axles. This way you can keep it consistent from tyre to tyre (they all have slightly different diameters)... and is good for Foam.

David Junn explains the method in more detail here http://www.thard.co.uk/415/tips/DavidJundroopmethod.doc

HiH
Ed
__________________
| THard.co.uk | Xray | Hobbywing |
TryHard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 03:26 PM   #3659
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 86
Default re

Hey Adam,

here is my setup fresh from the Grandslam race at fastcats.
Attached Thumbnails
Tamiya TRF416 / TRF416WE / TRF416X-416-grandslam-race-2.jpg  
__________________
Corey "Whitey" Whiteman

TAMIYA- www.tamiya.ca
LRP- www.lrp-electronic.de
Reedy batteries
Protoform- www.pro-lineracing.com
Parma- www.parmapse.com
APS racing- www.aps-racing.net
www.muchhobby.com
TRFwhitey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 03:27 PM   #3660
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: MI
Posts: 1,544
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to John St.Amant Send a message via MSN to John St.Amant Send a message via Yahoo to John St.Amant
Default

I found measuring droop at the axels difficult . But if all you have is a caliper with a depth guage I suppose that works. But more ideal would be with the droop guage and support blocks. and w/o sway bars ...
John St.Amant is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TRF416 sim600 Malaysian R/C Racers 15 01-09-2010 11:08 AM
TRF416 speedart Electric On-Road 26 06-27-2007 04:28 AM
new joke cyber3d Chat Lounge 5 08-02-2006 02:52 PM
another joke, OH no! corvettecrazy Chat Lounge 0 01-10-2004 09:11 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 07:52 PM.


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