Two weeks ago I got myself an Awesomatix, I'm really liking it a lot. The quality of the parts and the design are simply unrivaled.
Since it's my first electric touring car (I'm an experienced nitro driver) it's a steep learning curve, but thus far I'm really pleased with the way the car handles.
I've got two questions though:
-Has anyone tried to run the car without the main shaft support, the two ball bearings which support the shaft?. Since I'm only running 13,5 blinky I thought about leaving it out to create a bit more space for the electronics.
-Last week I had my first race with the car, and this was also the first time I ran new tires. I scrubbed them in to get rid of the molding line (Ride 32 tires) and prepared them for the first qualifier. For some reason the car was slower on the new tires compared to older tires which had been run for around 400 laps.
They started to get better after 3 runs, but still the car wasn't as good as on the old tires. It felt very nervous, unstable and the rear was breaking loose at the apex of several corners.
Does anyone know how this can happen?. The rubber tires are new to me so I guess it has something to do with tire preparation or car setup.
I will post my setup tomorrow since I don't have my car with me right now.
On old tires the setup is very close to what it should be, slight hint of understeer at corner entry but very stable and easy to drive.