R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-19-2011, 10:13 AM   #1231
Gravity RC
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wi
Posts: 1,147
Default

Im off to the Gas Nats this week so i will be back around early next week to catch up with any questions.

Thanks
Paul L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 11:13 PM   #1232
Tech Master
 
Owen RaCing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mountain Valley
Posts: 1,940
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default



What Speed Control is that Paul?
__________________
powered by anti-anxieties, sarcasm and chipotle
Owen RaCing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 11:28 PM   #1233
Tech Elite
 
Fred Hubbard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Inglewood, CA
Posts: 2,711
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Owen RaCing View Post


What Speed Control is that Paul?
Since Paul is incommunicado at the moment I'll chime in for him. One of the great traits of TPRC is that they don't "rest on their laurels." With that being said, it's a proto speedo
__________________
Goodwine Racing - RC America - XRAY - HUDY - Sanwa - Motiv - GravityRC - BN Racing
Fred Hubbard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 11:57 PM   #1234
Tech Master
 
Owen RaCing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mountain Valley
Posts: 1,940
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Awesome, Thanks Fred.
__________________
powered by anti-anxieties, sarcasm and chipotle
Owen RaCing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 06:14 AM   #1235
Tech Fanatic
 
UrabusDenis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Croatia
Posts: 772
Default

Hello Paul !

I'm looking to buy the 2012 Xray when it comes out . Since all my cars are Xrays ( 1/10 touring with a T1 , 1/10 T1R"ally" , M18 ) I'd rather keep using these splendid machines but the problem is that these cars are a very rare sight these days at my track , since everybody else is running mostly AE cars . This means that the closest I can get to parts is in a neighbouring country . My question is , which parts do you reccomend buying with the kit , just to be safe ? Also , what can I expect from the 2012 kit ?

Denis
UrabusDenis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 02:16 PM   #1236
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,186
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Shouldn't the capacitor be glued to the chassis ???
bertrandsv87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 02:20 PM   #1237
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,186
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

If Tp could come with a speedy capable of running 2.5t motors with some timing, that would be great ! Right now, Novak , lrp, and speedpassion are the only real choice for mod motors faster than 4.5t ....
bertrandsv87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 09:57 AM   #1238
Tech Addict
 
StarrRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Youngstown, OH
Posts: 678
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default Asphalt 2 Carpet

Paul,

I hear guys talk about switching their chassis over from Summer Asphalt to Winter Carpet.

Question #1: What kind of changes should I be looking at to make the change from Asphalt to Carpet.?.?.?

Question #2: I am building an XRay T3 2010 and am just getting ready to build the shocks. Can you give me any helpful hints on how to build my XRay shocks? I have heard they can be tricky to build.
__________________
Jeff Starr
U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
Traxxas 4x4 (x2), Associated SC10,
XRay T3 '009 (VTA), XRay T3 '10 (USGT), Tamiya M05 (Mini),
Tekin, Spektrum.

Last edited by StarrRacing; 09-22-2011 at 06:00 AM.
StarrRacing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2011, 08:22 AM   #1239
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 289
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul L View Post
Hi.
For carpet saucing i normally just use the sauce for everything. at big races we almost always have a spec sauce, so i will simply clean the tires with sauce then sauce after. i could definitely see your wd40 then sauce working very well also.
Paul - I was doing a search on the forum for Jaco blue tires on carpet and how to prep. I found you answered someone with that information.

Could I also ask if you do anything to the jaco blue tires before this step(file them etc) and I have heard these tires take quite a few runs to get to optimum. Do you find this to be the case?

I am heading to IIC and heard JACO will be the handout tire. I never used this brand before so I thought I would get your experienced input. Just need to know if one set of tires will be enough or should I plan to practice with a set and race with a few sets...

Thanks for your time.
__________________
Michael Zufelt

It's not how you stand next to your car, it's how you race your car.

http://www.dynamichobbies.com
TheZoof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 07:01 AM   #1240
Gravity RC
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wi
Posts: 1,147
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UrabusDenis View Post
Hello Paul !

I'm looking to buy the 2012 Xray when it comes out . Since all my cars are Xrays ( 1/10 touring with a T1 , 1/10 T1R"ally" , M18 ) I'd rather keep using these splendid machines but the problem is that these cars are a very rare sight these days at my track , since everybody else is running mostly AE cars . This means that the closest I can get to parts is in a neighbouring country . My question is , which parts do you reccomend buying with the kit , just to be safe ? Also , what can I expect from the 2012 kit ?

Denis
Hi Dennis. The Most common thing to break on the Xrays are the steering knuckls so i would go ahead and get 2 or three spairs of those, i would carry a spair set of hinge pins, suspension arms and rear uprights also. it is very rare to break a suspension arm or upright but it could happen. on the secondary parts I would carry spur gears (obvious) and a pair of shock bodys, after that you should be pretty good.

Im not sure what the new car will bring us yet but i do know now that it is in the works.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bertrandsv87 View Post
If Tp could come with a speedy capable of running 2.5t motors with some timing, that would be great ! Right now, Novak , lrp, and speedpassion are the only real choice for mod motors faster than 4.5t ....
The speed control in my car is really just a skeleton for testing software. I have more production hardware to test now along with new software so we will see. I truley think that their is no need for a 2.5,3.0 or 3.5 in racing or anything at that, I always use a 4.0 and with the right speedo have never lacked for power or top speed on even the largest tracks. a speedo that would handle a 2.5 turn in all situations would be Very hard to make and manufactures dont have a huge need to focus on such a task BC of the 4.0, 4.5 being so fast already.

Thanks
Paul L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 07:21 AM   #1241
Gravity RC
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wi
Posts: 1,147
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StarrRacing View Post
Paul,

I hear guys talk about switching their chassis over from Summer Asphalt to Winter Carpet.

Question #1: What kind of changes should I be looking at to make the change from Asphalt to Carpet.?.?.?

Hi. normally on carpet i run a car that is a little more front heavy, i run a car that has a little more scrub in the front (wider front hexs), I would consitter running the rear end more narrow, and possibly a bit of outboard toe instead of inboard toe. any of those changes to make the car roll more over the rear. Those arent nessissary changes at all but examples of what i have done in the past

Question #2: I am building an XRay T3 2010 and am just getting ready to build the shocks. Can you give me any helpful hints on how to build my XRay shocks? I have heard they can be tricky to build.
I find the shocks to be pretty easy to build, here is what i do.

fill the shock. pump the piston and return the piston to the bottom, (air comes up from under the piston.), re fill the shock to the very top. Put bladder in, push down on the center of the bladder with a tool to extend the bladder in the oil (oil bleeding out the side of bladder.) Screw on cap.
Then i flip the shock upside down and let it sit for a minute or two, (any air will now come to the bottom of the shock.) With the shock still upside down i now remove the bottom cap and push the piston slowly down all the way, when the piston is all the way down i then turn on the bottom cap on.

99% of the time when bleeding it this way the air will bleed out as you push the piston in and it will result in a fairly dead shock with no air.

Thanks.
Paul L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 07:30 AM   #1242
Gravity RC
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wi
Posts: 1,147
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheZoof View Post
Paul - I was doing a search on the forum for Jaco blue tires on carpet and how to prep. I found you answered someone with that information.

Could I also ask if you do anything to the jaco blue tires before this step(file them etc) and I have heard these tires take quite a few runs to get to optimum. Do you find this to be the case?

I am heading to IIC and heard JACO will be the handout tire. I never used this brand before so I thought I would get your experienced input. Just need to know if one set of tires will be enough or should I plan to practice with a set and race with a few sets...

Thanks for your time.

At handout races it can be tricky, at a club level i find that Jacos can be faster the older they get. In Vegas for instance Old tires will be best at the begining of practice for sure, as the track gets grooved in the newer tires will begin to perform better. Every year seemd to be different also.

I would for sure prep the tire, New tires i would clean with motor spray then sauce for atleast 1hr before running. on re run tires i would clean them with sauce then sauce 30min before you run.

All in all i think that you will definately want more than one set. To be safe i would run two sets in practice, one set just run once then put them away, continue to run the other set. from their i would ask around and moniter the situation to see if in the end of qualifing you want to use those scuffs that you saved or not.

see you in vegas..
Paul L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 11:50 AM   #1243
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 289
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul L View Post
one set just run once then put them away, continue to run the other set. from their i would ask around and monitor the situation to see if in the end of qualifying you want to use those scuffs that you saved or not.
Thanks for the information. That's a great idea. One follow up question... I will be running a couple of sedan classes. Do you think it would be a good idea to run one set of tires on both cars during practice. That would mean I have one really worn set that potentially could perform better and a few one runs, if needed.

I have never seen a tire that reacted that way. I am used to the 2nd run being the fastest and after that performance going down...

Yup... see you at Vegas! should be fun...
__________________
Michael Zufelt

It's not how you stand next to your car, it's how you race your car.

http://www.dynamichobbies.com
TheZoof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 02:14 PM   #1244
Tech Champion
 
Kevin K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: In a land of mini-mighty mental giants
Posts: 8,828
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Kevin K Send a message via Yahoo to Kevin K
Default

Thanks Paul....

2011/12 Hurricane Midwest All-Star Carpet Series
__________________
2013 USVTA World Champion of the World
MOTIV RC presents the Midwest All-Star Carpet Series....15th year running 2017/18!!!
USVTA National Championship....check it out!!!
Im only responsible for what I say NOT what you understand.
Kevin K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 04:38 PM   #1245
Tech Addict
 
jake95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: sydney
Posts: 669
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

hi,
paul i was wondering if you knew what the new T3"12 will be like when it comes out some people are saying it will be like the 2011 with updated parts was just wondering.also do you use some sort of shock slime to built shocks.also for the gear diff do you use and sort of grease on the outdrives.
thanks
jake
__________________
XRAY✯NOSRAM✯SANWA
jake95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Around The Table With Paul Lemieux(RC-America/Thunderpower) Paul L Electric On-Road 1384 12-18-2009 08:06 AM



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 08:21 PM.


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