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Old 08-18-2014, 03:38 AM   #256
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qualified 5th in the C main13.5 boosted, last position is 7th. in the final put on new rides 32 and this solved most of the problems but car still tended to slide the rear end after 2 minutes. I managed to pick up one position to get 4th place in the final. I over took a car in front of me which I think is a bd-7.
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My car handled great at night, which is when I do most of my impromptu racing with my friends. In Malaysia the track temps during the day is about 38C ambient but the asphalt could go up to 70 C. I did get a few practice runs the week before but the temps at the time weren't any where near as hot as race day yesterday. So the biggest mistake is using the same stiff settings I used for night time to race in the other extreme of temperature. These caused the tyres to over heat and I lost traction. There were countless of times that I had to countersteer. I learnt my lesson and changed setup to cater for the hotter track temps.
I changed to 2 hole pistons with big holes, and 30wt oil all round, from 80wt and 3 hole pistons all around. I also swapped the middle of the chart yokomo yellow springs to my front shocks, and the second softest white yokomo springs to my rear shocks. This should give me more grip all around and more body roll. Droop I kept at 4mm rear and 3mm front.

since the rear springs are also way softer I compensated the shock angle so that I could get faster response.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:18 AM   #257
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The big question is which one can you get spares for? I love my Barracuda, but parts are scarce.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:43 PM   #258
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30wt oil will be very thin in 38C(100F) air temps. Thin oil makes for an aggressive car that will not be kind to tires.

Thicker oil/softer springs work well in hot conditions to keep from cooking your tires during a run. Running your shocks laid down more helps make the car more progressive and smoother to drive. Which also helps with overheating tires. Overdriving is a common reason why a car goes away during a run. Especially on asphalt in hot conditions.

If Ride 32's are the spec tire you HAVE to run, I understand. But if you can go to a harder tire (36's) it will help.

Best of luck to you.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:51 PM   #259
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30wt oil will be very thin in 38C(100F) air temps. Thin oil makes for an aggressive car that will not be kind to tires.

Thicker oil/softer springs work well in hot conditions to keep from cooking your tires during a run. Running your shocks laid down more helps make the car more progressive and smoother to drive. Which also helps with overheating tires. Overdriving is a common reason why a car goes away during a run. Especially on asphalt in hot conditions.

If Ride 32's are the spec tire you HAVE to run, I understand. But if you can go to a harder tire (36's) it will help.

Best of luck to you.
Thanks man, I will keep all of what you said in mind. I will test this 30wt first since my next run will be a night run. Yes the rides are a spec tyre.
I will try 50wt when I plan to test the car in blazing hot temps.
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The big question is which one can you get spares for? I love my Barracuda, but parts are scarce.
I have only seen the Alex once, but I have been keeping a Serpent S400 going using Tamiya arms, c-hubs, and steering blocks. I don't know if any currently produced parts will support the Barracuda, but if you love it that much then it's worth doing the math. Even if the car you end up with is a Frankenride of sorts.
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:06 AM   #261
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Today I took a detour home and managed to come across what I thought was an abandoned hobby shop. When I walked up to the door there was someone sitting watching tv. I opened the door and everything I saw was a blast from the past. There was so many old and vintage kits and parts from various rc manufactures. The weirdest thing I came across was a credit card sized thing which when you place it on an asphalt track it will tell you the track surface temperature. I think it was by Take Off.

Anyway I kept looking around and stumbled upon these two kits.

HPI Pro and HPI Sport. NIB
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:08 AM   #262
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Outside of the HPI Pro
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Inside - I wonder how old that oil is
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Inside - I wonder how old that oil is
About 65 million years, give or take a few.
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Today I took a detour home and managed to come across what I thought was an abandoned hobby shop. When I walked up to the door there was someone sitting watching tv. I opened the door and everything I saw was a blast from the past. There was so many old and vintage kits and parts from various rc manufactures. The weirdest thing I came across was a credit card sized thing which when you place it on an asphalt track it will tell you the track surface temperature. I think it was by Take Off.

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HPI Pro and HPI Sport. NIB
Yeah but did you buy them? That RS4 Pro is still a competitor in the right hands.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:13 PM   #268
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Well I decided to bid on this and hopefully it will go through.

http://page12.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/j...ion/p422845611
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How about that. First podium I ever made at a big race.
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How about that. First podium I ever made at a big race.
Very nice....Losi all the way !!!

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