I got a chance to run the the car at RCCAR yesterday. Here are some observations:
SETUP: Instruction book stock.
Tires: Front = CS27 Rear = CS22 (I had a brand new set in my electric pit box so I used them
Additional: Front swaybar .??
Motor: 19T Redline Geared: 128/40
PARTS BROKEN DURING RACEDAY:
1. Front A-arm (Factory defect, air bubble in graphite)
2. Servo horn (Wrong horn called out in instructions KO should be 23).
3. Rear hubs - Felt tweaked on track (Toe -3 on the left and -1 on the right) Changed to spare hubs, car felt even.
Due to us being short staffed I had to run the races so I only had time to run a couple of packs through it for practice, no qualifiers and put myself at the end of the B main in 19T.
GENERAL FEEL AND RESPONSE:
Car felt like it got upto speed quickly and maitained stability into the sweeper.
I don't think the Skoda2 gave me an areo push but I did have to lift alot in order to make the right hander at the end of the sweeper. Also had a few issues turning- in in some of the slower speed corners.
Simple, more throttle, more push ("Maybe I should re-think this basic setup"). (NEEDS A FRONT ONE WAY!)
Very smooth and predictable, but it did not launch off of the corner. ("Could be that 128/40 grearing, but that motor needs it on a big track").
The car seems like it has a lot more in it. Whats that word.... potenial. There are a couple of things to clean up, but I had a conversation with one of the Team Losi drivers and I expect this car to get real competitive real fast.
7 out of 10