R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-15-2003, 08:37 PM   #4426
Tech Master
 
TigeRyan's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Southern New Jersey
Posts: 1,389
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to TigeRyan
Default

How about posting your Caster, Camber and Toe-In....also what camber link positions are you using???
TigeRyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2003, 08:49 PM   #4427
Tech Adept
 
teamsherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: eastern suburbs, SYDNEY
Posts: 236
Default check my setup, its been edited

my setup has been edited
teamsherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2003, 08:52 PM   #4428
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Newville,Pa
Posts: 2,152
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

team--- start by matching your springs.... very rarely will you ever use softer springs in the front. Try silver/silver

here are a few other general suggestions.

reduce front droop
reduce front toe ( toe-in steers more coming out of turns and less going in) no more than 1deg. toe-in
stand your front shocks up
lay your rear shocks down
tighten your servo saver
reduce rear-toe
shorter chamber links in the front
__________________
G's RC Raceway- Best off-road track on the east coast...period!!!

Pitman for Team Dallas Austin...
IMPACTPLAYR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2003, 08:56 PM   #4429
Tech Adept
 
teamsherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: eastern suburbs, SYDNEY
Posts: 236
Default rear toe

Can i reduce the rear toe without having to purchase any new parts????
teamsherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2003, 09:06 PM   #4430
Tech Elite
 
DaveW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 2,960
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Spaz... nice work man! Driftmaster... im way impressed with the spool... how do i get one?!
- Dave
__________________
...you better run like im booger flickin...
DaveW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2003, 09:39 PM   #4431
Registered User
 
OB42TC3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 417
Default Re: Push

Quote:
Originally posted by teamsherman
G'day, i have just recently bought a TC3, and was just wondering how i can stop the car from pushing wide out of corners??

Any advice would be great.
Cheers.
You might want to try a One-way or spool they really help coming out of corners.

Last edited by OB42TC3; 03-15-2003 at 09:46 PM.
OB42TC3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2003, 09:41 PM   #4432
Tech Adept
 
teamsherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: eastern suburbs, SYDNEY
Posts: 236
Default Diff

Just the normal diff that comes in the team kit.
teamsherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2003, 11:28 PM   #4433
Tech Adept
 
driftmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Little Rock,AR
Posts: 233
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by DaveW
Spaz... nice work man! Driftmaster... im way impressed with the spool... how do i get one?!
- Dave

Thanx dude, the props really go to Spooler he's a friend of
mine and also a member here on R/C tech. Just PM him for the details. If you cant find him, PM me.
driftmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2003, 02:15 AM   #4434
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,249
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by DaveW
Spaz... nice work man! Driftmaster... im way impressed with the spool... how do i get one?!
- Dave
Dave- thanks. this has kind of been my test chassis for me to figure out what i like and dont like. so i know what i want when i get a nice machined chassis done for next year.
__________________
www.rikter-designs.com

jarrod@rikter-designs.com
Jarrod Langlois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2003, 07:48 AM   #4435
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 105
Send a message via Yahoo to LaxRacer
Default Considering a New TC3

Hi all
I am considering buying a TC3 as my next chassis. I know that people say go with the FT version, but honestly I can't afford it. So what I am wondering is what are the nessecary performance options that come in FT kit, things like the Heat sinks for the motor, and threaded shocks I think of as most haves. are there any others ?

So if the most haes are great I will save up to get the FT version. But I really must know what those are.

And this will be a new in the box factory sealed purchase, I don't believe in used cars so I won't be looking on EBay for a tricked out one, so please don't suggest that.

Last I am also wondering which options aren't included in FT kit. Specifically, I am wondering about drive train parts, diff upgrades, one ways, drive shafts, bearings. Or must have aftermarket parts made by others. Though I would prefer to stay with AE for parts on the kit.

Thanks for your help

C
LaxRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2003, 08:07 AM   #4436
Tech Adept
 
Dingus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 235
Default

If it's either/or, go for the FT or the Racer depending on your use of the car.

For racing, FT is better suited. Bashing or street play with racing in the future sometime, Racer all the way.

The team kit does not come with enough to justify the price.

FT has all the blue stuff plus all graphite parts. I don't think the heatsink is really worth much, but the al cvd's, threaded shock bodies, ti rods, are nice.

If the FT will tap your budget, then it might not be the best choice b/c you'll still need tires (for any kit, really) and a body and spares and other tuning options (spool, oneway, motors, brushes etc.)

FT is worth the $$, but not if it means you have to skimp in other areas.
Dingus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2003, 08:19 AM   #4437
Tech Master
 
Scrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Plover, WI
Posts: 1,510
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

You will be plenty fast with just a racer kit. I bought a racer about a year and a half ago. I didn't know if I would like touring so I didn't spend as much. I've won a few races and always finish in the A main with my racer. If you don't have the money get a racer and then get a spool and tuning options. The stuff that comes with the FT is nice, but not needed. I'd suggest going cheaper on the kit and then getting better electronics and practice driving.
Scrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2003, 09:00 AM   #4438
Tech Elite
 
OSherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: o0O In the FishBowl O0o
Posts: 3,209
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally posted by Scrad
You will be plenty fast with just a racer kit....
you said it bro'

only thing from FT kit i would consider 'needing' is the threaded shocks....but then again, i prefer the shims...

been doing good with my racer too..
__________________
•KO Propo America
•EXOTEK
OSherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2003, 09:09 AM   #4439
Tech Addict
 
D_Ames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 617
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to D_Ames
Default Re: Spool

Quote:
Originally posted by driftmaster
New spool is on top and the old spool is on bottom. Cut it
down more in the center and cut away some on the gear
mount. Trick huh? Not sure on the weight, but its lite.
Rotating mass, what mass!

Drift,
The problem with that is the gear will flex and strip under power. We already tried that design and had to go back to a full faced gear mount. I lightened it by drilling holes.

Last edited by D_Ames; 03-17-2003 at 09:28 AM.
D_Ames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2003, 11:25 AM   #4440
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 105
Send a message via Yahoo to LaxRacer
Default

Let me put it this way ... I am a racer so things like tires, bodies, and electronics are non issues since I already have them.

I have been running my Pro2 forever, I have run an Xray before, and I just want to try something different.

So if you guys could be a little more specific with your parts you are describing that would be great. Since I know nothing about the TC3. Like this spool thing thats being described and shown recently in this thread, where is that located. What does that replace ?

how long are the TC3 shocks ??? I could always put off getting the threaded shocks.

I am really wondering about the bearings, whats the major difference between the teams bearings and the FT bearings ?

The racer isn't for me needs the Team would be better. Though I am not a fan of eye candy that little price difference is worth it.

last question. Which parts are graphite, and which do the replace ? I know the FT has the new Arms, but what else.

thanks again

C
LaxRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to the forum mig rod Electric Off-Road 1 01-05-2008 04:23 PM
hi i need help and im new to the forum racer4 Rookie Zone 4 01-21-2007 01:37 PM
Why is this forum listed under the On Road Forum? sport10 Onroad Nitro Engine Zone 0 01-11-2007 07:06 AM
Forum Changes... futureal Wisconsin & Illinois Racing 3 10-28-2002 08:26 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:55 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net