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Old 03-20-2010, 08:45 PM   #18811
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Korey or Hiro,

Can you post a mod setup for outdoor asphalt? I'm going to shake down my TC tomorrow and am looking for a starting setup.

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Hi James,

I know it is already very known setup but i still think this would be the best one to start with. I'm glad that you drive a cyclone tc now.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:48 AM   #18812
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Hi, I have a Cyclone brushless motor mount set which I don'nt use. Its in as new condition.

I am looking to swap for TC rear upper bulkheads/ Alloy shock mounts(ball stud)/ 1 or 1.5 degree toe block. I've also got 2.5 degree and 3 degree toe blocks as well which I would swap of include

Open to any offers before I end up putting them on e-bay.

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Old 03-21-2010, 01:22 PM   #18813
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RCS, I have never been there. But it is in Thailand... And a lot of the changes I see on Hara's car are to tone it down so he doesn't overheat the tires. That's why he's running such thick shock oil, and the shocks are layed way down, and other changes. His TITC setup is better suited for a high grip track, in extremely hot weather, with a pretty flowing layout.

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Hi Korey,

(1) The topic about "cooking" the tires came up at the weekend practice day.
I realised I did not fully understand the logic behind this.
If the shocks are laid way down:
-- The wheel rate is reduced ("softer"), but on the other hand,
-- The shock is not working as much

(2) So, why does laying the shocks down (a lot) reduce tire heating (at a TITC like track) ??

Thanks in advance
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:03 PM   #18814
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Does anyone have a good setup for running foam tires on medium grip/bumpy asphalt?

If not, then if I take a setup for medium grip asphalt on rubber tires, what changes should I make due to running foams? Stiffer springs?
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:05 PM   #18815
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Hi James,


I know it is already very known setup but i still think this would be the best one to start with. I'm glad that you drive a cyclone tc now.
In Hara's setup... With the shims that have been used on the front and rear hinge pin and rear wheels.. what affect does this have.. its like the wheels have been moved back and there is less play in the front hinge and there is more play in the rear of the car..

Anyone know what this does to the car??

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Old 03-21-2010, 08:51 PM   #18816
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korey how is the exotek chassis?
what are the differences between the stock tc chassis and exotek?
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:45 PM   #18817
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had a blast with the tc today at hobbytown. thanks hiro and mark for helping me set it up
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:22 AM   #18818
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Hi Korey,

(1) The topic about "cooking" the tires came up at the weekend practice day.
I realised I did not fully understand the logic behind this.
If the shocks are laid way down:
-- The wheel rate is reduced ("softer"), but on the other hand,
-- The shock is not working as much

(2) So, why does laying the shocks down (a lot) reduce tire heating (at a TITC like track) ??

Thanks in advance
Generally the tire is loaded and unloaded really fast and aggressively with stood up shocks. Shocks that are more laid down make the the car transfer weight slower side to side. So it helps not load the tire so abruptly. Thats how I feel it keeps tire temperatures a little cooler... to a point. You still need to make sure the car isn't sliding around. I feel shock oil has a greater effect on tire temperature. If you are overheating your tires, thicker oil helps a lot.

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Old 03-22-2010, 02:24 AM   #18819
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korey how is the exotek chassis?
what are the differences between the stock tc chassis and exotek?
Its really good. It's helped my car out a lot in lower traction conditions, and makes the car very easy to drive. Felt like it had more grip overall, most likely due to the added flex. Plus balancing out the chassis is super easy.

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Old 03-22-2010, 03:18 AM   #18820
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Generally the tire is loaded and unloaded really fast and aggressively with stood up shocks. Shocks that are more laid down make the the car transfer weight slower side to side. So it helps not load the tire so abruptly. Thats how I feel it keeps tire temperatures a little cooler... to a point. You still need to make sure the car isn't sliding around. I feel shock oil has a greater effect on tire temperature. If you are overheating your tires, thicker oil helps a lot.

-Korey
I will be able to pass this info onto others as well.
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HI,

I raced yesterday with my Cyclone on indoor carpet with a 17.5 Novak motor/GTB ESC. I was able to complete a qualif of 8 minutes normally but I found the motor was a little hot. First time racing 8 minutes so I thought it should be okay for the main and I could check the gearing later. But in the main (still 8 minutes) I was able to only race for 5 minutes before the motor got cut off by ESC because it was wayyy too hot.

I'm running the following gearing and would like suggestion for next race.
Spur = 100 64P
Pinion = 50 64P
Pulley = 18T
FDR = 4.33
Tire = Sorex 28

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Old 03-22-2010, 04:26 PM   #18822
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is it true there will be a new cyclone soon
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Just picked up a cyclone TC, new to this on road world. I was wondering what type of servo should i go with?

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ko 2413ics servo is the best


and cyclone x yes there is a new car coming
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:53 PM   #18825
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Just picked up a cyclone TC, new to this on road world. I was wondering what type of servo should i go with?

Thanks in advance
I purchased one of the servos recommended to me on this forum.
Its the Futaba BLS 551, brushless, low profile.

Very nice
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