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Old 06-03-2015, 03:07 AM   #1381
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I would have thought battery back would give more steering.?
Closer to the pivot and would allow more weight transfer off power?
This is usually how pan cars work but
I tried both forward and back and it made little difference.
I also added 50g of weight to the nose of the car which helped a little but not a lot.

I am drawing a chassis to have manufactured with transverse battery layout across the back.....right by the pivot.

I am also looking at new centre shock mount to allow a longer shock nearer the front for more steering.

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Old 06-03-2015, 03:22 AM   #1382
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Rob King has changed ball end of shock to long tamiya and mounted to forward hole in top deck. He wrote in blog that makes more grip to rear.
My question is: You looking for more traction in front, perhaps You have too much grip in rear makes understeer?
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:30 AM   #1383
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I would think this will give more rear grip on power....but more steering off power.
The weight transfer off power will be more front biased and give more steering.
A steeper centre shock angle will do the same.
The car has very good rear traction....but no steering.

This may be too much rear grip....or not enough front. Hard to tell.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:37 AM   #1384
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I would think this will give more rear grip on power....but more steering off power.
The weight transfer off power will be more front biased and give more steering.
A steeper centre shock angle will do the same.
The car has very good rear traction....but no steering.

This may be too much rear grip....or not enough front. Hard to tell.
If your looking for On-power steering... lower the rear shock mount. Recently I went from 4mm to 2mm, and that gave a very very noticeable difference in how much on-power steering the car had. Flatening the shock is like standing one up on a TC, gives a more linear response.

Back when I had to run Ride fronts (with a 104) I always found weight forward to help with the steering, although that was coupled with ESC behind the battery.

I would suggest it is more to do with lack of front, rather than too much rear. R1 fronts are very very hard.

Other suggestions are go soft soft soft on front springs, raise the upper links in the front, soft side springs, and go soft on side shock greese.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:05 AM   #1385
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It was off power where I was really struggling, in the slow hairpins and slow speed chicanes. I could just about hold my own in the 2 high speed on power corners but was having to break to get the back to 'step out' just to get around the tighter corners. This made consistent lap times very challenging.

I tried going to 10k in the side damper and the softest front springs I could find. I didn't try raising the upper front links, or raising the side links.

I did run the softest side springs I could find, and tried battery forward and back, weight in the front etc...

As has been mentioned, I think a lot was down to the tyres and their lack of bite. They are very hard.!

We were also on control additive (Hudy carpet) for an asphalt track which made it more interesting!
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It was off power where I was really struggling, in the slow hairpins and slow speed chicanes. I could just about hold my own in the 2 high speed on power corners but was having to break to get the back to 'step out' just to get around the tighter corners. This made consistent lap times very challenging.

I tried going to 10k in the side damper and the softest front springs I could find. I didn't try raising the upper front links, or raising the side links.

I did run the softest side springs I could find, and tried battery forward and back, weight in the front etc...

As has been mentioned, I think a lot was down to the tyres and their lack of bite. They are very hard.!

We were also on control additive (Hudy carpet) for an asphalt track which made it more interesting!
And that's the art... use the brake to your advantage. I would always (and too some extent still do) use a fair bit of brake with my F1, probably a bit more than most. Given the R1 fronts are so hard, adaptating driving style to suit helps a lot....they'll never bite as well as say 571 or 573 pit fronts.

Turn the brake down on the transmitter until you can get it to a consistent level, then use it to help turn-in in the tight stuff. I'm down at 50% on the radio. You want it too slow the car down, without locking up... harder said than done, but it works.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:39 AM   #1387
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I have reduced the brakes to about 80%, and will continue to reduce them. It seemed though that the VBC, Xray and Serpent cars would bite better into the corner and they were able to 'throw' the car at a corner at a much higher speed than my post braking amble.

They have found something with the tyres, setup, weight distribution that I am missing.!

I will continue to play around and see what I can figure out.

I have the Tamiya F104 front end to fit, not saying this will resolve the problems, or even make the car any better but it does appear much easier to work on and make changes!

The Speed passion front end is arguably the most authentic looking but also probably the most over complicated with the intermediate plate and mounting system.
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:18 PM   #1389
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What bodies will fit on this car? Ex: Tamiya F104- F103, Protoform?
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Protoform 13,14 and Tamiya F104 bodies, F60, MP24
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Protoform 13,14 and Tamiya F104 bodies, F60, MP24
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I'm happy to have just joined your club and am so far VERY impressed by the chassis.
Thank you to all who have contributed, it has made my re-entry into 1/10 so easy.

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Old 08-08-2015, 05:07 AM   #1393
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Try a 1mm shim under all the balls for the rear links
only rear ball 2 piece? or all balls 4 pieces? only my english
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:29 AM   #1394
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Hey there guys, I'm having trouble getting on to Solaras' site Iget a generic no connect screen.
shop.speedpowerrc.com seems to be down.
I get this.
Wanted some tires and a new Motor/ESC set for 17.5t.
Anyone heard from Solara or know what's going on?
Thaanks
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Hey there guys, I'm having trouble getting on to Solaras' site Iget a generic no connect screen.
shop.speedpowerrc.com seems to be down.
I get this.
Wanted some tires and a new Motor/ESC set for 17.5t.
Anyone heard from Solara or know what's going on?
Thaanks
website is back up.
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