R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-02-2011, 04:19 PM   #2791
Tech Master
 
Big Features's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Currituck, North Carolina
Posts: 1,858
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

I have not had any problems with the arm mounts moving excessivley. I re check them after every couple of runs, but I'm using the 12R5.1 arm shims as well.
__________________
Mike Kling
Team Associated REEDY Powered
JConcepts TXD Skin Graphix
Big Features is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 04:51 PM   #2792
Tech Elite
 
CristianTabush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,693
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

It depends on what suspension block you are using. The longer ones do it worse. So long as they move just a little bit, then they are moving, and this can cause problems in handling.
__________________
REFLEX RACING/ RSD/ GIZMO RACING USA/ HOBBYWING/ AXON/ QTEQ/ TEAM PRIME
CristianTabush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 08:00 PM   #2793
Tech Master
 
Big Features's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Currituck, North Carolina
Posts: 1,858
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CristianTabush View Post
It depends on what suspension block you are using. The longer ones do it worse. So long as they move just a little bit, then they are moving, and this can cause problems in handling.
I usually run the "1" dot blocks in the top hole. No issues here.
__________________
Mike Kling
Team Associated REEDY Powered
JConcepts TXD Skin Graphix
Big Features is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 08:39 PM   #2794
Tech Master
 
burgboyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Da 'Burg
Posts: 1,247
Trader Rating: 70 (100%+)
Default

On carpet, the "0" and "1"s move a bunch! Noticeable handling difference in a 6 minute run. I thought it was just my rusty driving technique at first and wrote it off for a couple of months. Then frustration crept in with the nagging movement issue.

For a test I rolled around the track at 1/2 throttle for 15 laps and checked them and they were loose!!!

I'm sold on the Dial-a-Grip!!
__________________
Got Droop???
Speed Passion....Speed Power....Serpent America/Desoto Racing.
burgboyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 10:20 PM   #2795
Tech Master
 
Verndog's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PPDBillet.com USA
Posts: 1,845
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by burgboyz View Post
On carpet, the "0" and "1"s move a bunch! Noticeable handling difference in a 6 minute run. I thought it was just my rusty driving technique at first and wrote it off for a couple of months. Then frustration crept in with the nagging movement issue.

For a test I rolled around the track at 1/2 throttle for 15 laps and checked them and they were loose!!!

I'm sold on the Dial-a-Grip!!
That exact frustration is what drove me to say ENOUGH! Running 2 cars and 1 being mod and tearing up belts on my 008 then having to check and tighten the TC6 and corner about drove me to drink again....and that wouldn't be pretty. 1 major part of the problem as others noted is the new 0 block being longer then TC5 blocks, plus changing the screw head side puts less tension on the actual block. IF someone says a slick carbon flat shim would solve this I'd like to see that because it makes no sense at all that making it a slicker friction condition would help. It needs to be trapped to be reliable like Christians shims or far superior then OEM blocks like ours. Either way there is now help.
__________________
--->Dial-a-Grip for TC6
Kevin -- PPDBillet---TC6---Exoray 008
---Team Hoarders---
Verndog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 02:03 AM   #2796
Tech Fanatic
 
daleburr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Posts: 790
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Verndog View Post
That exact frustration is what drove me to say ENOUGH! Running 2 cars and 1 being mod and tearing up belts on my 008 then having to check and tighten the TC6 and corner about drove me to drink again....and that wouldn't be pretty. 1 major part of the problem as others noted is the new 0 block being longer then TC5 blocks, plus changing the screw head side puts less tension on the actual block. IF someone says a slick carbon flat shim would solve this I'd like to see that because it makes no sense at all that making it a slicker friction condition would help. It needs to be trapped to be reliable like Christians shims or far superior then OEM blocks like ours. Either way there is now help.
Forgot to say; I roughened up each side of my carbon shims with 60 grit sandpaper. I also roughened up the arm mounts and bulkheads. This gives zero movement in normal conditions.

I never tested shiny unsanded carbon, as I agree that I don't think it would offer much friction
__________________
Team Xray
RC-Timing Software - http://www.rc-timing.com
Mercedes AMG F1 - http://www.mercedes-amg-f1.com/
daleburr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 08:29 AM   #2797
Tech Master
 
mickrcarver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Marietta Ohio
Posts: 1,458
Trader Rating: 98 (100%+)
Default

I just zip tie around both blocks,ugly but it works great
__________________
www.ovrccc.com
www.speedybillsrc.com
mickrcarver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 12:04 PM   #2798
Tech Regular
 
JRXS_chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 386
Default

Just received my dial-a-grips from Kevin at PPD (Verndog).

First set in the UK???

Anyway, I plan to get them installed and tested this weekend. I'm going to post a review on http://www.10thelectric.co.uk.

First impressions are great. The machining is sweet
JRXS_chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 12:23 PM   #2799
Tech Master
 
Verndog's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PPDBillet.com USA
Posts: 1,845
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRXS_chris View Post
Just received my dial-a-grips from Kevin at PPD (Verndog).

First set in the UK???

Anyway, I plan to get them installed and tested this weekend. I'm going to post a review on http://www.10thelectric.co.uk.

First impressions are great. The machining is sweet
That is correct Chris...you are the only one in an entire nation with these (for now)! A couple to Canada and 20 sets going to Australia Monday.
__________________
--->Dial-a-Grip for TC6
Kevin -- PPDBillet---TC6---Exoray 008
---Team Hoarders---
Verndog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 04:32 AM   #2800
Tech Regular
 
decibels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: in a house
Posts: 431
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Smile

hey guys i noticed the ackerman setting i like i have not seen anybody run but i find very balanced from high to low speed. I run 2c 7b. only problem is to run this with full steering i have to dremel chassis to give full movement for servo horn. So i did it both sides just for even flex. I notice it provides ackerman in the late stages of the lock but only a little bit. If your a keen tuner give a go.
__________________
Team Wave Speedies
Thunder power lipo's
flying fox rc
!!And an idiot with a controller!!
decibels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 09:40 AM   #2801
Tech Apprentice
 
Bobert Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Boston, Ma
Posts: 98
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Verndog View Post
That is correct Chris...you are the only one in an entire nation with these (for now)! A couple to Canada and 20 sets going to Australia Monday.
I just ordered a set..cant wait to give these a go! I just got this car and lost a block in the 2nd qual on the first day of using it..the block flew into the pit area.
__________________
ROAR# 1-121732
Bobert Ross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 10:42 AM   #2802
Tech Elite
 
Warren Weaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NASCAR COUNTRY
Posts: 2,408
Trader Rating: 43 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobert Ross View Post
I just ordered a set..cant wait to give these a go! I just got this car and lost a block in the 2nd qual on the first day of using it..the block flew into the pit area.
just ordered both sets cant wait to test them out
__________________
R1 WURKS-AWESOMATIX USA-LRP-TQ WIRE-PROTOTYPE RACING-MCFACTORY MOTORSPORTS-SWEEP RACING-TXDSKINGRAPHIX-HOBMAX-THE RUG-TEAM EZDUZIT
R.I.P. MY FRIEND JDUB MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN
Warren Weaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 11:14 AM   #2803
Tech Master
 
Verndog's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PPDBillet.com USA
Posts: 1,845
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobert Ross View Post
I just ordered a set..cant wait to give these a go! I just got this car and lost a block in the 2nd qual on the first day of using it..the block flew into the pit area.
Bobert--please check your email on the 0 block question. I will be shipping today and would like to get yours included with those.

Kevin--PPD
__________________
--->Dial-a-Grip for TC6
Kevin -- PPDBillet---TC6---Exoray 008
---Team Hoarders---
Verndog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 08:41 PM   #2804
Tech Elite
 
Jochim_18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: CALI
Posts: 2,364
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Verndog,

I received the #2 suspension blocks today they look sweet too bad I can't race my car today our race is cancelled due to damn rain.
__________________
Localrcracing.com - Your premiere source of Radio controlled Racing in central California.

Visaliahobbies.com * SkyRC * casterracingparts.com
Jochim_18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 08:51 PM   #2805
Tech Master
 
Verndog's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PPDBillet.com USA
Posts: 1,845
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jochim_18 View Post
Verndog,

I received the #2 suspension blocks today they look sweet too bad I can't race my car today our race is cancelled due to damn rain.
On one hand I'm sorry to hear that, on the other the reason you have rain is the front headed your way and we have sunny and 80 all weekend! Hopefully next weekend we both get sun.
__________________
--->Dial-a-Grip for TC6
Kevin -- PPDBillet---TC6---Exoray 008
---Team Hoarders---
Verndog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Team Associated TC5 RCknight Electric On-Road 13249 01-14-2017 07:34 AM
THE TRACK RACEWAY Apex Mid Atlantic RC Racing 28937 01-14-2017 07:26 AM
Team Associated TC6 KostaG Electric On-Road 8 07-04-2010 12:42 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 03:05 AM.


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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0