R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #766
Tech Elite
 
nikos2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: any where I can race!
Posts: 4,563
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to nikos2002
Default

Josh-n-ya -- PM me (for some reason I cant get to the PM button on my new laptop).

Besercoe - thanks for adding the info, yes we were told it was really positive feedback from one of the world's best - who was driven everything. And the parts quality is really, really good.

Thanks for all the feedback - its interesting to see comments like "more marketing, advertising" and also "don't read magazine's" - that's what makes being the "new" guy so hard -- how to get the word out. You can spend money on marketing and advertising -- but who sees it? Just have to keep working at it!!!

skypilot - I will ask to see if I can get a spring chart converted to pounds.
__________________
Hobby Authority Distributions Marketing Director
** www.hobbyauthority-dist.com
Sponsored By: Maclan Racing, XRay/RC America, J Concepts, Xpert R/C, G Force USA, X Factory, Boom Graphics, Hobby Authority
nikos2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #767
Tech Elite
 
jeff jenkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Snohomish, WA
Posts: 3,920
Trader Rating: 74 (100%+)
Default

according to the spring chart I saw when you do the conversion it comes out to this.

red spring: .36 kfg/mm = 20.1 lbs/in
white spring: .33 kfg/mm= 18.4 lbs/in
yellow spring: .30 kfg/mm=16.7 lbs/in
green spring: .28 kfg/mm= 15.6 lbs/in
blue spring: .26 kfg/mm=14.5 lbs/in

to convert kfg/mm to lbs/in divide by .0179
jeff jenkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2013, 02:47 PM   #768
Tech Champion
 
skypilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,514
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

Thanks Jeff...
__________________
#49, #25a, #91, #7, #12 the ones to watch.... UPDATE. #12 is your new AMA GNC #1

A Northwest Team of Positive actions
skypilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2013, 05:28 PM   #769
Tech Elite
 
nikos2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: any where I can race!
Posts: 4,563
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to nikos2002
Default

Check out the Team ARC USA Facebook page, some cool holiday news on there
__________________
Hobby Authority Distributions Marketing Director
** www.hobbyauthority-dist.com
Sponsored By: Maclan Racing, XRay/RC America, J Concepts, Xpert R/C, G Force USA, X Factory, Boom Graphics, Hobby Authority
nikos2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #770
Tech Elite
 
haywood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,780
Trader Rating: 48 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikos2002 View Post
Curious why you guys think we are not getting more "traction" with ARC here in the US?

- People its not proven == been driving by probably the best r/c driver on the planet and given thumbs up on performance

- Reliable == some people are buying the parts to put on more popular cars for improvements

- Hard to get parts == National distribution available to all hobby shops, biggest on line retailer in the country and direct order available from Viper R/C

- Support == dedicated social media with set ups, advice and information, live customer support, forum support

- Team drivers == we just did a team driver search, open to adding more (PM me if you want more information)

Options open......
The car looks good however it's has gotten zero traction locally. I do not care for your #1 Team Driver to be honest with you.
__________________
Hobbywing / Team Scream / Progressive Rc / Ko Propo / MotivRc / Dri-Fit Mafia /
haywood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2013, 10:12 PM   #771
Tech Initiate
 
Joe_Cathey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Kennewick,WA, USA
Posts: 48
Default

I got a good day of practice and a race day today. The carpet track is what I would consider medium/medium low grip. We run Sweep 28 Real Green or 32 True Blue tires as a choice for spec tires. I qualified 2nd in mod touring and finished 2nd. I kept tuning the car to the track, and sometimes going the wrong way, but that is how you learn what works and what doesn't. It was nice to run touring again after a long break from on road. I need to find a consistent .1-.2 secondsto be more competitive with the local top driver. Driver probably needs improving instead....

I had a lot of guys come look at my car, and asking "What is it?" Lots of interest in the car.

Last edited by Joe_Cathey; 12-21-2013 at 10:14 PM. Reason: spelling
Joe_Cathey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #772
Tech Elite
 
Josh-n-ya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 2,020
Trader Rating: 72 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by haywood View Post
The car looks good however it's has gotten zero traction locally. I do not care for your #1 Team Driver to be honest with you.
Wow! Getting plenty of traction on used tires, 40 degree track temp and on asphalt. Also running mod! Another guy is doing just fine in stock class as well. This car can hang with the best of them!
Josh-n-ya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2013, 10:24 PM   #773
Tech Elite
 
Josh-n-ya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 2,020
Trader Rating: 72 (100%+)
Default

Last week in our Toys for Tot race I TQ in sportsman mod and got first. I almost got first in VTA but got second! First time running both classes. Tied for fourth in second day running mod today. I was told at last race to go to regular mod class! Lol! I TQ and first place in VTA with second ARC! Hara's mod setup for asphalt posted in the ARC facebook page is amazing to start with. I changed a droop setting that's it. VTA setup is mine!

Last edited by Josh-n-ya; 12-21-2013 at 11:54 PM.
Josh-n-ya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2013, 10:51 PM   #774
Tech Elite
 
haywood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,780
Trader Rating: 48 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh-n-ya View Post
Wow! Getting plenty of traction on used tires, 40 degree track temp and on asphalt. Also running mod! Another guy is doing just fine in stock class as well. This car can hang with the best of them!
Sorry... I meant no one runs it locally. Not that the car makes zero traction!
__________________
Hobbywing / Team Scream / Progressive Rc / Ko Propo / MotivRc / Dri-Fit Mafia /
haywood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 06:05 AM   #775
Tech Elite
 
nikos2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: any where I can race!
Posts: 4,563
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to nikos2002
Default

Joe- good job, let us know what changes are working better than others.

Haywood- so you should try one!! If you have had an issue with one of our drivers please PM me I would be willing I discuss an find out what happen.
__________________
Hobby Authority Distributions Marketing Director
** www.hobbyauthority-dist.com
Sponsored By: Maclan Racing, XRay/RC America, J Concepts, Xpert R/C, G Force USA, X Factory, Boom Graphics, Hobby Authority
nikos2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 10:50 AM   #776
Tech Initiate
 
Joe_Cathey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Kennewick,WA, USA
Posts: 48
Default

I started off with a set up posted on the FB page for carpet, which didn't work well with the lower grip at my track. Getting the droop set right for the lower grip (adding some) and running a softer spring helped. Funny how at the end I was very much close to the kit setting on most things. Go figure....

Not a gripe, but I didn't really like the droop screws on the car. They use a small wrench and are tight, even when I used lube to help them move easier. I was kinda worried I was going to break off my wrench in them! Haha I ended up drilling the holes out to use larger droop screws that take a 2mm wrench.
Joe_Cathey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 03:18 PM   #777
Tech Elite
 
Josh-n-ya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 2,020
Trader Rating: 72 (100%+)
Default

On new arms I put a drop of oil on the arm and the droop screws. I run the screw through a couple of times then its all good. I did that with whatever car I had. Wish I had a carpet track to work on some setups for that but no luck here. I would also be running some 12th scale too.
Josh-n-ya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #778
Tech Elite
 
jeff jenkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Snohomish, WA
Posts: 3,920
Trader Rating: 74 (100%+)
Default

Why not just tap the holes of the arms then the droop screws will go in nicely
jeff jenkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 08:17 PM   #779
Tech Regular
 
damage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Weinerpig
Posts: 282
Default Shock springs with 2013 kit

Which big bore springs are included with the new kit? Someone told me the car comes with a full set of springs, didn't think that was correct.

Thanks.
__________________
http://tinyurl.com/Wiocr

Tamiya Hornet, Airtronics XL2P, Novak 4, 1200 SC Stage III batteries,
Navcom 10 peak, 12 volt lead acid power source
damage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2013, 08:54 PM   #780
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Mongville
Posts: 6,973
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by damage View Post
Which big bore springs are included with the new kit? Someone told me the car comes with a full set of springs, didn't think that was correct.

Thanks.
Kit springs are Yellow and Green.
The full spring set is sold seperately.
__________________
12th Scale - The premier class (if you can make runtime)
Besercoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
arc r10, rc-world, team titan


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 04:14 PM.


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