well, my first day of racing didnt go well at all...
i was barely able to finish the car about 1 hr before the racing started. i am using this for my motor/esc. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=42712
i bought the trackstar programming card to setup the esc but the freaking card would not work with this esc!!
with no programming card and no instructions on how to setup esc, i was stuck. the car would drive but i had no brakes.
after getting all worked up about racing, i decided to go ahead and try to run anyway.
i entered the novice class
and started some practice laps. more
i tried to use the stock tires on asphalt. what a joke. ive never had a drift car before but that is exactly what i was doing on the course and that was with traction compound too. there was no way i could race with those. since im not completely inept, i had purchased some 36r slicks beforehand and put those on. what a huge difference.. now at least i could let off the throttle and coast thru a turn without wiping out.
1st q race i came in fourth of seven. the second q race, i nailed the wall along the back straight and broke the right knuclearm. i bought some extras from tq racing and was able to make the main. i started in last and that is where i finished. last place in a class of novices.
oh well, at least i can justify it is pretty hard to keep up even with rookies when your car has no brakes...
now i have to try to fix my esc problem. anyone know how to program a turnity trackstart 80A esc without card? i am going to check the specs of an old esc i have and see if i can use it for my car. i have a programming card for the old esc but of course it wont work with the trackstar esc.
sometimes purchasing from hobbyking isnt worth the savings though for the most part, i have had pretty good luck with the items i have bought from them.
long winded post. time to cut the cord