Originally Posted by bertrandsv87
Dave, did you ever weigh these tc3's ???? They look to be 1200grams!!!! Although I did not like the battery tape ! The brace is preferable, specially when you need to add weight to the battery side! Is that a carbon fiber shaft I see ????? Any podium finishes with that car????
I think it was right at 1405 and needed no weight to balance... only to meet tech. Between the battery side mod and the spur choice the car was balanced and easy to drive. The car didnt drive as well under 1400. Anything over 1470 it would feel lazy. Yep thats a carbon shaft. I have several of them... and they were the only ones that wouldnt fly out of the car.
The car always did very well, even against the newer generation belt cars. I was almost always in the A with it (there are a few BQ's or DNF's in there on bad days) and TQ'd or won many a race with it over the years. Keep in mind ive had a Tc3 or a Tc4 since its release... so thats a lot of wheel time with one.
As far as podium finishes (Tc3) the only one i would consider worthy to mention was 7th in the B main 19t foam/carpet at Snowbirds. I was fighting a glitch all week. I never had a single qualifier that was a clean run. The car was so good and turned fast consistent laps. Id get a glitch and *PoW* right into the wall. All it takes is one hit and youre out of the A... i had several each run. I was so frustrated i didnt even run the main... i packed and went home.
After that i never ran another big race. Only local events.
Originally Posted by olly986
That set up is very interesting, easier to work on changing wishbones setup.
Is this a 10.5t X12 in there too, I see an 81 spur but what is your pinion and FDR (if a 10.5t, which is what I run in mine)
Nah this was ran on American tracks (medium to small) so we ran 17.5 boosted for stock and in mod i ran a 13.5 boosted that did fairly well.
If i could go back and change anything, it would be to never run another R9R body. I wasted too much track time trying to get that body to work. I liked the steering it offered, but i was always changing setup trying to find a compromise in the handling that was created by the body. I slowed the car down trying to negate the effects of the added downforce. Hindsight is 20/20.
Originally Posted by SHOEADDICT
question!? this sat a a friend of mine gave me some wheels he could not use. i have been running hard with them since i got them. everyday after work i run threw a battery pack. i noticed that the tires are wearing weird. the front ones are wearing almost shiny bald in the middle of the tread but the out side is fine. and the rear ones are wearing normally. is the front end to light?
Check to be sure you dont have a rear drive problem. If for some reason your rear plastic diff is slipping then all of your power will be going through the front tires as a front wheel drive car. You cant just pick up the car and hit the throttle to check, you have to load up the rear driveline to see if its slipping.
Plastic diffs are known to create issues with a lot of power. You really have to keep your eye on them. This car was designed with a less powerful generation of batteries and motors in mind... so if youre gonna strap in some decent brushless power... you gotta beef up the parts.