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Old 09-13-2014, 05:44 AM   #1771
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Hey All,
Slightly off topic but locally Pro10/WGT aren't raced and therefor tyres aren't easy to chase down. This lead me down the path of thinking what is well stocked being Mugen cars and Contact tyres and my thoughts then went off to dream land of converting a 1/8 to a 2wd pan car and using a short course 550 motor and 2-3S rather than 4wd and 1/8 motor on 4S.
My question is has anyone looked at or done this?

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Old 09-13-2014, 06:27 AM   #1772
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Hey All,
Slightly off topic but locally Pro10/WGT aren't raced and therefor tyres aren't easy to chase down. This lead me down the path of thinking what is well stocked being Mugen cars and Contact tyres and my thoughts then went off to dream land of converting a 1/8 to a 2wd pan car and using a short course 550 motor and 2-3S rather than 4wd and 1/8 motor on 4S.
My question is has anyone looked at or done this?

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There's lots of info here:
Will there ever be a 1/8th scale Electric onroad car
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:47 AM   #1773
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Hey All,
Slightly off topic but locally Pro10/WGT aren't raced and therefor tyres aren't easy to chase down. This lead me down the path of thinking what is well stocked being Mugen cars and Contact tyres and my thoughts then went off to dream land of converting a 1/8 to a 2wd pan car and using a short course 550 motor and 2-3S rather than 4wd and 1/8 motor on 4S.
My question is has anyone looked at or done this?

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Check this one out.
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:31 AM   #1774
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Slightly off topic but locally Pro10/WGT aren't raced and therefor tyres aren't easy to chase down. This lead me down the path of thinking what is well stocked being Mugen cars and Contact tyres and my thoughts then went off to dream land of converting a 1/8 to a 2wd pan car and using a short course 550 motor and 2-3S rather than 4wd and 1/8 motor on 4S.
My question is has anyone looked at or done this?

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Got the corner weights a little better, on the rear anyway.

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Coming along! Can you take a couple side shots of the rear suspension with the wheels off? I'm curious what you have going on back there. What are you doing to set tweak considering the front dampers?
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Old 09-14-2014, 03:16 PM   #1777
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Coming along! Can you take a couple side shots of the rear suspension with the wheels off? I'm curious what you have going on back there. What are you doing to set tweak considering the front dampers?
Currently I don't have any droop adjustment on the chassis, it's something I will be working on shortly, so I'm just using the shock collars front and back to set tweak, works fine.
I don't have the car with me currently, but I have a couple more shots showing the rear end in more detail.
Close up showing panhard and bottom links, top plate on the chassis is missing but you can see lower shock mount plate on the pod


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I have updated the aluminium bulkheads since these pics and added some carbon plates to stiffen the rear end up a bit
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:27 PM   #1778
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@ fathead: Thanks for the pics I can see how its set up now. That's a nice design. Hows it work so far? What do you do to adjust for traction front and rear? I'm always curious!
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@ fathead: Thanks for the pics I can see how its set up now. That's a nice design. Hows it work so far? What do you do to adjust for traction front and rear? I'm always curious!
Seems to working good so far, was as fast as my friends regular xray on asphalt with 4 batterys through it, couple weird little things to sort but nothing major so far.
Very similar to a TC, springs/oil, rollcentres, swaybars, caster at the front, springs/oil and lower link angle on the rear, raise or lower the front of the link to change antisquat
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Are you running regular TC shocks? why not M-chassie short dampers or F1 dampers?
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RC18 dampers currently
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:19 PM   #1782
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Time to find some actual rules before the class hits the skids prior to ever getting back off the ground.
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Time to find some actual rules before the class hits the skids prior to ever getting back off the ground.
Rules?! We don't need no stinking rules! Thought we were basically at 235mm wide, 1150g min weight, any 2S, any 10.5T, open everything else. Should we go mod? Whats on your mind for rules?
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Rules?! We don't need no stinking rules! Thought we were basically at 235mm wide, 1150g min weight, any 2S, any 10.5T, open everything else. Should we go mod? Whats on your mind for rules?
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Just so everyone knows, we have a very creative racer at our track. He has attached 2 individual outrunner motors, one to each rear wheel. Both attached to independent, but synchronized ESCs. The car recently had no rear suspension and was mounted to 3/8" plywood: The Woodchuck. If he switches it to an IRS setup, it would no longer be a solid fixed axle pan car. He did have a full CRC front end on the car.
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Polishing the driving skills. The 235 is a handful, but only because I'm not used to the speed. Last night I finally began to notice how relaxed I'm becoming with the car. Lap times on average were faster and I can see where I'm losing time in the infield now. Before I tried this class, I couldn't relax on the stand. Too much full throttle everywhere was normal in most spec classes. Someone needs to tell everyone "you don't have to drive it as fast as it will go, you only need to drive it as fast as you can handle." Motor size is irrelevant. You could strap in a 3.5 brushless and drive to your ability and still be crawling around the track. I'm not being mean spirited, but I understand that there are people who can't drive no matter how slow of a motor you put in a car. For them it is physically impossible. This is not their class. I'm very lucky to still have the hand/eye coordination I do. And, even I am surprised.
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