Had my first run with the 416 in modified this past weekend... in fact my first time ever running 5cell brushless... nothing like jumping in at the deep-end, but boy did I enjoy it
Started out pretty much with Jilles' setup from the DHI, although was running higher roll centres and less rear toe-in to start with. During the meeting, was basically trying to find more steering a lot of the time. Did get too one point where it made the rear of the car too snappy, but managed to solve that by dropping the rear RC a little. The track really didn't have any big braking areas (yes, even with a mod), so steering was pretty key to getting a good lap time.
I do have a full setup sheet, just haven't had time to put it up yet. Didn't end up too far off my stock setup from a few pages ago... only differences over that setup and the one i ended up on this weekend were;
45wt front oil (from 50),
0.5mm less under all the suspension blocks (so 0.5mm F and 1mm rear, instead of 1mm and 1.5),
2mm under the outer rear ball joint (instead of 3mm)
X/E rear blocks instead of B/E,
Spool instead of a one-way,
Have sat down and though about the setup for a little while, I think one way of getting some more initial steering would be to run slightly narrower front blocks, or even a little front arm sweep.... So I might try C/C or D/C in future. I've actually got a 3.0 block from the Serpent S400 on the way to try this, as if ircc, the 3.0 from that car closely matches a 1C from the tamiyas, plus it can be easily flipped, like the 416 blocks
As for embarasing myself... didn't really happen
Managed to Q 28th, so happily in the C. In the finals, realled off 5, 6, 5 for finishing positions... but slightly annoyingly ended up 8th overall with 10 points, whereas three drivers in front of me all had 9... bugger.
Good thing was, no big breakages, only slight issue is when I got home I noticed a slight bit of delamination on the chassis plate under the motor. Was only about 10mm long, so borrowed some epoxy resin from work, and patched it up last night. I love working in a composites company...
Still good weekend, and in all honesty the car was really good. Biggest thing holding me back was the lack of mod driving, I was just taking way too much speed into some corners, and wildly missing the apex. I'm putting that down simply to not having driven a mod before, and needing to get used to the speed.
I'll post the sheet up later