At my local racing track, any factory kit TC with 3.5T brushless and high-end match pack (4200) battery; the top speed close to 5 port 1/10th gas car. Only when the 2nd gear engaged gas car little bit faster…may be less than 5% faster. No way, the current TC can come close to 1/8 ….but pancar with 3.5T brushless show she can do it if not faster.
If TC too fast its looks unreal….but with LeMans body shield it’s design for it…
I feel that TC now closing to their physical limit with current tech for further improves. We can find that TC layout more became similar. High grade material was used. But when come to pancar or rear wheel drive rc …that different story. Current pancar is more designed for carpet track…there are some limitation for asphalt…only prepared track are worthy.
I believe the current pancar or 2wd as long as RWD…only about at 40% of their potential (just my thinking). Another 60% still can be explore to further improve.
One of the factors is weight distribution. From my finding (reading)…overall the best weight distribution (WD) for F1 is F/R: 35/65. This can be applied to RWD rc. I did some testing WD with my car…proven.
Area can be improves…fully adjustable independent suspension, front braking, anti roll, bar (F/R), lowered suspension, adjustable for front & rear, (toe in, camber, body roll, damping rate, etc), right, drop stop etc. Actually all these thing already available for high-end TC, but the different for RWD is the design approach, everything should be lowered especially the shock absorber position…in simple word everything must be lower than the wheel…with the current ESC and brushless motor rear traction control just at our finger tip…. That the advantages of EP
With all adjustability, the total weight close to TC but with involvement of manufacturer the weight should be 20% to 30% less TC.
Anyway this is for Posterity. Maybe one day a manufacturer will try it.
No blowovers at track speeds on a bumpy straight.
10% more speed and traction through a bumpy straight.
5% better lap times than standard designs. 1 second is a lot on a 20 second lap.
much fewer spinouts due to better rear traction.
Faster corner exit from generous antisquat.
I feel the similar advantage with my car only I don’t have lap counter to check the time.
With RWD, its just feel and looks like real racing car….when I watching racing in the TV such as F1 or Indy or Japan GT or LeMans or A1 or Porsche race or any similar racing car….I feel like driving my RWD rc….coz the characteristic very similar to RWD rc in term of racing line and car behavior…with great rear traction and very aggressive acceleration higher top speed…the racing line similar to motoGP or any RWD racing car…if it’s the car nervous during entry or exit corner…the rc car react similar to them…wow….
Thats what I looking for in rc car…for me the level of satisfaction is higher than TC
The simplicity of RWD or pancar just a bonus…at the end…cost getting higher when we want to be very competitive with our car….
For sure I will buy this kind of RWD rc car even after retirement…
I will post my car pic soon