04-13-2010, 08:46 AM
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Houston, Texas
The main difference is in the suspension. I developed this suspension to address issues that I had with the standard suspension like on CRCs and others wide pan.
Blowovers at about 50 mph if there are any bumps. A dampened dual A-arm front end raises this speed considerably. My pan is hitting 65 mph at our track. A front diffuser raises this even more for top speed events or long track use.
Poor performance through bumps. Radar test on the old surface of our track showed the 3-link rear end to be 4 mph faster at the end of the straight than a T-plate pan car. 3 mph faster than a center pivot pan car like the CRC. The typical pan suspension just skips over the top of the bumps without developing much forward traction.
Peformance. The dual arm front end and 3-link rear end improve lap times by 1.4 seconds over a standard pan on our track. The body no longer rattles around the track. The car is fully dampened on all four corners.
The overloaded center shock is eliminated. Its function is replaced by two smaller vertical shocks.
Those are the major improvements.
There are other features found in the bulleted list just above your first post.
This car was actually developed here on the pages of RC-tech on the Pantoura thread. Development continues on my CRC thread.