Nerf Wing Install Continued
Here is my World GT Petite Le Mans car (3800 Orion 2s LiPo, Novak 10.5 spec class). It is a Gen X 10 with stock suspension. We run on a large outdoor track. The first race is in two weeks. This will be the form of the car I will race. Should give the youngsters some trouble. Note the following.
I run a diffuser so a full size bumper will not fit. It will obscure the function of the diffuser. I have installed a Kydex 1/12 scale bumper from CRC.
I have installed the newly released Nerf wings from PRC
. I have moved the electronics far back but still low with the aid of the nerf wings.
The body post position is much more rigid and is moved farther back and farther outboard.
I have drilled a new hole to make my RC 18T rear single shock exit the center at right angles to the car. I have Dremmeled away extra side plate from the stock short side plates.
The receiver is mounted forward because of a short lead from the Tekin Speed Control. There will be some lead ballast needed to meet our 42 ounce minimum weight. This is the weight where the car works well on asphalt. It penetrates the dust better. I have regulated it in to our spec class.
My top plate was cracked. I will be replacing it with the new CRC double thick 4 mm top plate.
The back end is brutally strong now. I should be able to Nerf those young puppies into the boards
with no breakage.
The front end is stock except for the new brass pivot balls and is holding up very well.
I like these GFR body posts a lot once they have been converted to body pins. Lefthander-RC.com
This Tekin speed control is nice in that it is small and low. You can use the 12 gauge wires with no problems for spec class. I suggest a larger capacitor even for a 10.5 as it reduced temperature markedly for me when running a 3.5 in a touring car. The 4700 micro Farad capacitors from Novak or Spektrum should be ideal.
How do those Nerfwings look. Well to me it looks like they came in the kit. Very nice. I'll note a wide chassis of the same shape would not provide sufficient roll clearance and would have to be run excessively tall ride height. The Nerf wing is a good option to have.
Current Setup for a large outdoor track with brand new asphalt
Purple front springs
white rear springs
Blue Associated 17.5 lb center spring
40 weight oil with small bevels on front of the shock piston holes.
Spec rear tires
Purple fronts (this is an exception (any front tire) for our large asphalt track), -1.5 degree camber
1/10 pan GT class wing 2 inch spoiler chord (why fight that puny wing on a big track). This is an exception for our Petite Le Mans class.
Sophia body at present.
No toe in.
4 degrees caster
0 reactive caster blocks
Pod droop 2 mm
Front wheel droop 1 mm. No preload.
Ride Height 6 mm front middle and back.
This setup is absolutely hooked up on Mikes-hobbyshop.com new asphalt.