i know the car well from scrutinizing pictures from all the times i came close to buying one. including integy's tempting ebay deal. finally, robk offered me his type t and his v3 at an unbeatable price. so here i am. believe it or not...i've never run it. i got it a few weeks back and it's in pieces.
the stuff i said applies to all cars. for your track, it sounds like you'll want to run as little toe in or out as possible to get the most out of the straights and high speed sweepers. and on tracks like that (and all tracks) cornerspeed is critical. if you gear high you'll not want to scrub valuable speed in the infield by driving a car that pushes. i'll be rebuilding the type t soon. i just finished up a corally c4.1 with some custom mods. infact, one of them was a steering mod that will give the car more parallel steering! i hope to run the type t in two weeks on our ozite track. my rclab is pretty dialed, so i'm now venturing into other vehicles. the plan was to run that atlas outdoors this summer, but seems like all the competition goes nitro outdoors.
some things that i've noticed about the type t.
- one complete steel diff weighs more than both of my rclab diffs.
get those delrin outdrives now!!! hehe just ca the rings to them and you'll not have a problem melting them. look for other manufactures though...integy is raping us at $25 a pop. i'll post any other compatabilities if and when i find them.
- layshaft/pullies are heavy as well.
i'm a big fan of plastic in the drivetrain. rotational weight is twice the problem that translational weight is. i don't have a solution here yet.
- too much aluminum
i will bore out the rear bulkhead/motor mount with a drill press before i assemble it. there's a ton of material that doesn't need to be there. maybe lose some of the standoffs that tie both sides together as well. take a look at a corally or xray rear. it's like a web of minimal material. true beauty.
most of my issues are wieght related. that's been my thing lately. here for carpet our minimum is 50oz or 1420g. almost nobody gets that low. but that won't stop me from trying. and rotational weight is the essence of accelleration.
well, i guess i've said my peace. sorry i won't have any comments on the setup until i assemble mine and put it to the test. heck, even then i won't know what to do.