Originally posted by imjonah
If I understand you then, a lot of these other so called hop ups really do not help that much.
Are there any mods you do directly to the car, i.e. not parts by cutting sanding dremeling, etc.
I assume matching tire to surface is important.
In Belgium, what size tracks do the race on. Are the championships on RCP or carpet? What classes do they run?
Any driving or setup tips for us?
We ran all 6 races on carpet wich looked like Ozite. Seeing that the rules stated that we were only alowed to use Kyosho parts and upgrades, we used Kysho tires. I used the same tires for all 6 races, 40° front slick, 30° rear slick. Medium or soft H-bar (changed this to soft when it got colder)
3 classes were run, F1, MR01 & MR02. I ran all 6 in MR01 en the 2 last in MR02 aswell. For all 6 races the MR01 were faster then the MR02!? Even when i ran both classes i was still faster with the MR01. I think this is due to the fact that the MR01 is a bit more agile. The tracks were all very technical with lots of short corners. The size differed from 12x6 meters to 8x5 meters. Width of the tracks were set at 60cm (2ft).
Setup wise all i did was polish the kingpins to have the front suspension move more freely.
For the first 5 races we ran heats of 20 minutes wich all counted on a set raceday to get the raceresult. For the last race we had heats of 45 minutes. It was a fun season were we (elektric guys) got to race people (gas guys) we never raced before. It was a bit of "best of both worlds". Having long heats like nitro races without the noise and stench of nitro racing.
Driving tips; Don't overdrive the car or it'll tractionroll. Just run smooth and stay calm.