R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-24-2013, 01:05 PM   #2911
Tech Master
 
mikeygar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,175
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

question regarding the shocks:

how often do you change your shock pistons and o-rings (single blue ones)? Do you normally change pistons once a season and the o-rings around twice or thrice in that season?
__________________
Manila On-Road RC on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ManilaRC
mikeygar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 04:25 PM   #2912
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 35
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

[QUOTE=jonston;12659851]has anyone on here tried roche dvs shock system on here yet? any comment? I know I shouldnt fix something that's not broken but would like to know if it makes some sort of difference.


Hi there,

I have just had these on the car for there first run and they certainly are yielding more lateral grip. I run in low traction outdoor asphelt. At this point it hasn't felt as reactive as the normal shocks. The shock itself feels really good, it's going to be getting the right spring combination. Early days at the moment but some positive first signs.
Simon Noton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2013, 10:21 PM   #2913
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 508
Default

hello
I would like to know how the rs ver box stock work on med grip carpet?
Havnt found many reviews at all
17.5 binky stock
any info / help would be great
TeamThibault is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 06:00 AM   #2914
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 264
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TeamThibault View Post
hello
I would like to know how the rs ver box stock work on med grip carpet?
Havnt found many reviews at all
17.5 binky stock
any info / help would be great
17.5t blinky stock on med grip carpet is fine, in fact i feel the whole RS ver of the car was designed for 17.5t in mind, however be prepared to swap the front spool out if you crash as it is VERY brittle.

overall im very happy with the car but has been an ongoing experiment of sorts to see what alloy parts are required to make it capable of running in boosted classes.

so far i have changed out the wheel hex's, spool, pullies, shock springs, spur gear to a 96t.
PurcyP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 10:17 AM   #2915
Tech Elite
 
CristianTabush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,674
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Hty guys, just wanted to drop in on the Yokomo thread and sharpe my recent experience.

Well, my Dad hooked me up with a BD7 last week for my birthday.

I don't usually throw statements out like this because they are so subjective and opinion based. But hands down, this is the fastest car I have ever driven on our carpet track. The difference is about 0.15 seconds on our current layout on hot lap, plus it is much more consistent.

I know I have heard about issues with the shocks before, however, we found some of our parts work with the shocks very nicely. No leaking, with a single o-ring. We will probably release a kit for them through the site, however, it was quite simple.

I used a m3x5x0.3mm shim in between our silicone o ring and the cartridge. I topped off the shock with our 10mm bladders and drilled the shock cap and had a perfect, consistent zero rebound shock.

I don't think we are diving into a full assortment of BD7 options in the future, but we'd like to adapt a few of our upgrades to be able to use on the car. Stay tuned.
__________________
REFLEX RACING/ RSD/ GIZMO RACING USA/ HOBBYWING/ AXON/ QTEQ/ TEAM PRIME
CristianTabush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #2916
Tech Champion
 
RedBullFiXX's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Intergalactic Planetary
Posts: 6,539
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CristianTabush View Post
Hty guys, just wanted to drop in on the Yokomo thread and sharpe my recent experience.

Well, my Dad hooked me up with a BD7 last week for my birthday.

I don't usually throw statements out like this because they are so subjective and opinion based. But hands down, this is the fastest car I have ever driven on our carpet track. The difference is about 0.15 seconds on our current layout on hot lap, plus it is much more consistent.

I know I have heard about issues with the shocks before, however, we found some of our parts work with the shocks very nicely. No leaking, with a single o-ring. We will probably release a kit for them through the site, however, it was quite simple.

I used a m3x5x0.3mm shim in between our silicone o ring and the cartridge. I topped off the shock with our 10mm bladders and drilled the shock cap and had a perfect, consistent zero rebound shock.

I don't think we are diving into a full assortment of BD7 options in the future, but we'd like to adapt a few of our upgrades to be able to use on the car. Stay tuned.
That's interesting news, coming from someone who does a lot of testing on other brands
Perhaps you just nailed the setup perfectly the first time out ?

I don't know if one car is faster than another at our track, the BD7 just has a very intelligent, durable design imo, and it's at least as fast as anything out there
__________________
--> 12th scale Information Source <--

"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing."
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
RedBullFiXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 12:19 PM   #2917
Tech Addict
 
marshallsbbq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Long Beach, Ca
Posts: 559
Trader Rating: 39 (100%+)
Default

Looking for Yokomo LCG Parts SD if anyone has any for sale let me know
marshallsbbq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 02:52 PM   #2918
Tech Master
 
evochick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sydney AU
Posts: 1,467
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Thanks for confirming your bladders fit Cristian. I have a bd7 arriving Monday to build and was going to see what spare reflex parts I have were going to fit. It will be interesting to see if your Tc6.1 drive shafts fit as well.

Beth.
__________________
UnRetired
evochick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #2919
OVA
Tech Champion
 
OVA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: WASHINGTON
Posts: 8,498
Trader Rating: 66 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marshallsbbq View Post
Looking for Yokomo LCG Parts SD if anyone has any for sale let me know
which part are you looking for?
OVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 07:10 PM   #2920
Tech Elite
 
JimmyMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: NC
Posts: 4,343
Default

What springs does the RS come with?
__________________
M.J. McIntyre

R1Wurks
Yokomo YRX12
Ho-B Max
JimmyMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #2921
gom
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 147
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimmyMac View Post
What springs does the RS come with?
4 black springs of equal rate. but they have no labels, so i don't know what they are.

i just finished building my RS and i swapped those springs out right away.

i would be interested to know at least what spring rates they are.
__________________
Yokomo BD5 - Yokomo BD7 - Futaba - Hobbywing - Reedy - Savox
gom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 08:52 PM   #2922
Tech Elite
 
JimmyMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: NC
Posts: 4,343
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gom View Post
4 black springs of equal rate. but they have no labels, so i don't know what they are.

i just finished building my RS and i swapped those springs out right away.

i would be interested to know at least what spring rates they are.
Thanks, just what I feared. If my friend gets this car, I'll have him pick up a set of pinks and 2 sets of blues.
__________________
M.J. McIntyre

R1Wurks
Yokomo YRX12
Ho-B Max
JimmyMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 10:39 PM   #2923
Tech Master
 
hanzo3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Anaheim Hills, CA
Posts: 1,293
Trader Rating: 55 (100%+)
Default

Red bull my setup is peter chus roar setup. I just switched to all graphite parts besides the c hub. I notice you setup uses plastic rear hubs?
__________________
Chris TRF419 TA05V2
TQ RC Racing Powered by teeth
hanzo3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 01:13 AM   #2924
Tech Elite
 
Racing4Evo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,118
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Racing4Evo
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hanzo3 View Post
Red bull my setup is peter chus roar setup. I just switched to all graphite parts besides the c hub. I notice you setup uses plastic rear hubs?
Chris that is for mod on sweep tires with A LOT of traction. Change your droop to 7mm Front 6mm Rear.
Racing4Evo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 01:20 AM   #2925
Tech Elite
 
CristianTabush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,674
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
That's interesting news, coming from someone who does a lot of testing on other brands
Perhaps you just nailed the setup perfectly the first time out ?

I don't know if one car is faster than another at our track, the BD7 just has a very intelligent, durable design imo, and it's at least as fast as anything out there
Please, take my comments with a grain of salt. I don't think my word is the final authority by any means, but my findings were almost too good to be true. Speculation is exactly why I qualify my statements.

This past week I tested the BD7 in less than "perfect" carpet conditions. Grip was at about 85% and my lap times were consistently 2 tenths faster than with my RX4. The RX4 was by far the best set-up car I had driven on our track until this week. I have been fine tuning the set up for several months and on the particular layout all of last week I worked on a vast array of conditions to get the car really good. My fast lap was a 9.55 or so. I could hit 9.7's pretty regularly. This was on fresh rubber and with tons of track time. Track conditions were pretty good as well. I also must add, I only run mod.

The Yokomo I received Monday night and I hit the track on Tuesday evening. Ran 2 packs through it with mostly standard parts. I hit consecutive 9.6's for the first time with the layout and I had never had a perfect lap. On Wednesday, I focused on adjusting 1 thing at a time to learn about the car. I also installed some optional parts and carbon arms. Some adjustments made me go in the wrong direction, some made me get better. As I slowly started heading in the right direction I started noticing how much quicker the car got around the twisties. The car carried more corner speed and was easier to drive fast around the track. By the end of the night I was starting to hit tons of 9.6's, but the car was still not perfect. On Thursday I just made a few geometry changes and started going backwards. So I reverted a bit back and went to thicker diff oil. The car went from being a 9.6 car to a consistent 9.5 and a few 9.4's A bad lap was now a 9.6. All this was also on old tires, which made it more impressive as the Sorex 28's we run are much faster on the first 2 runs. The BD7 is easier on tires I think. With Sorex 28's, you get a lot of overheating and squealing on carpet, the more you squeal, the harder the car is to drive. The XRAY tends to squeal slightly more, which is why it probably needs new tires, with a hard sidewall to go faster.

The car for me generates better forward thrust than the T4. It gets from point a to point b better. This might not be as noticeable in stock, but in mod, it's huge. The car is also faster in smaller radius sweeping corners, where it digs into the track better. The XRAY requires a bit more finesse in this type of corner.

It is important to say that the BD7 probably requires sharper reflexes than the XRAY. It is more responsive, which probably is a better fit for me.

Both cars are fantastic, and in the right hands, both can be winners. However, racing mod, the BD7 is far more at home and it is more effective in achieving consistent fast laps at our track, with the tires we use. We do keep developing our T4 everyday. Now we have a higher benchmark in house with the yokomo to chase after.
__________________
REFLEX RACING/ RSD/ GIZMO RACING USA/ HOBBYWING/ AXON/ QTEQ/ TEAM PRIME
CristianTabush is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"TITC" THAILAND INTERNATIONAL TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 2006 John Doucakis Electric On-Road 233 03-20-2016 03:30 PM
Revolution Touring Car Championship 2005 (RTCC) SuPerDraGon Singapore R/C Racers 639 10-01-2005 04:25 AM
LRP Touring Car Masters 2005 V12 Electric On-Road 337 09-02-2005 01:43 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
vasekg
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 06:41 AM.


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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0