R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Boston
Posts: 464
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default Speedmerchant Rev 8

Hey all,

Its about time that we start a new thread for the new Speedmerchant Rev 8. The car has been under development for the last race season, and I'll let Bruce and Joel speak to the release date of the car and the new front end.

I ran the car for the first time at http://bushriverraceway.com/ today. We have the same layout down and I can compare laptimes with my Rev 7. I ran the old school front end on the car with same tires, rollout, batteries, and the same front springs, side springs, center shock set-up as the Rev 7. The new car is amazingly easy to drive. It has a tone of rear and front grip due to the long links, different pivot location, and front chassis cut-outs. The car was instantly 3 tenths faster than the Rev 7. At the end of the day, it ended up 5 tenths faster than the Rev 7. The biggest difference I noticed was the ability to drive the car hard in every corner, to include the sweeper.

This car has a ton of development in it, and when you can get your hands on it, you will not be disappointed.
Attached Thumbnails
Speedmerchant Rev 8-photo.jpg  
__________________
Steve Boice
Sponsored by: Speedmerchant, Trinity/Revtech, Destiny, Protoform, Hobbywing USA, KO Propo, Ulti, Xenon, TQ Wire

Hyperform racing--In memory of Lino
Bigdaddyswank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 08:53 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 2,147
Trader Rating: 49 (100%+)
Default

hoping there is a conversion kit from one to the other.
__________________
SpeedMerchant Rev7
oceanhighz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 10:42 PM   #3
Tech Master
 
Xpress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Dirt sucks!
Posts: 1,585
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigdaddyswank View Post
Hey all,

Its about time that we start a new thread for the new Speedmerchant Rev 8. The car has been under development for the last race season, and I'll let Bruce and Joel speak to the release date of the car and the new front end.

I ran the car for the first time at http://bushriverraceway.com/ today. We have the same layout down and I can compare laptimes with my Rev 7. I ran the old school front end on the car with same tires, rollout, batteries, and the same front springs, side springs, center shock set-up as the Rev 7. The new car is amazingly easy to drive. It has a tone of rear and front grip due to the long links, different pivot location, and front chassis cut-outs. The car was instantly 3 tenths faster than the Rev 7. At the end of the day, it ended up 5 tenths faster than the Rev 7. The biggest difference I noticed was the ability to drive the car hard in every corner, to include the sweeper.

This car has a ton of development in it, and when you can get your hands on it, you will not be disappointed.
Definitely the best 1/12th scale car I drove all day.
__________________
"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of laying it down - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek to beat ass."

-Espo
Xpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 07:58 AM   #4
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Boston
Posts: 464
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Here is the set-up I started with yesterday:

Front:
Tires- Jaco Blacks
Springs- Speedmerchant .21
Caster- 4 degrees
Camber- -1
Green tube spooge on the king pins

Center Spring: Silver
Shock Oil: 30 associated
No pod droop, pod was flat

Rear:
Tires Jaco Yellow
Damper Lube: Green Tube Spooge
Side Springs: 20's with the spring just touching the pod

Protoform AMR-12 body

Some things I'm going to try for next weekend:
- Different rear tires. i'm going to run Jaco Orange rears just because of the fuzzing at my local track.

Relocate the Orca Speedo sideways to allow for battery placement changes.

- Play with the pod droop, probably start at -1 degree.

- Red Tube Spooge in the dampers
Attached Thumbnails
Speedmerchant Rev 8-speedmerchant-1.jpg   Speedmerchant Rev 8-speedmerchant-2.jpg  
__________________
Steve Boice
Sponsored by: Speedmerchant, Trinity/Revtech, Destiny, Protoform, Hobbywing USA, KO Propo, Ulti, Xenon, TQ Wire

Hyperform racing--In memory of Lino
Bigdaddyswank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 09:33 AM   #5
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 734
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

There will be conversions from older cars with old pod plates. Rev 5/6 cars will just need to order a 3mm offset hub along with the conversion kit. Rev 7 cars will just need the new carbon pieces.

I'm trying to work on some renderings to show in a bit more detail the new car but have been busy.
JoelV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
mike ivy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Comin at ya from a distant galaxy
Posts: 2,784
Trader Rating: 50 (100%+)
Default

Wow!!! Nice work!!! Like to give Props to Team Speedmerchant, Bruce and Joel on the new car Looks great!!
__________________
[-eXpress motorsports-] [-TQ Wire-]

1/12th Fo' Life!!! R.I.P Mike Reedy, R.I.P John Williams

[-Horsham RC-] [-Jackson RC-] [-RC Car World-] [ Black Out Free 2015 ]
mike ivy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #7
Tech Regular
 
gazza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 348
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Can't wait to get my hands on one and tear up the rug at Horsham!!! Granted my Rev. 7 is no slouch there either......
__________________
Kyle Majikas E-Town posse, Pro One R/C, TQ wire, SpeedMerchant, MC˛ Racing
gazza is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #8
Tech Adept
 
Steve Rossi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: goin South
Posts: 237
Default Rev 8

Quote:
Originally Posted by gazza View Post
Can't wait to get my hands on one and tear up the rug at Horsham!!! Granted my Rev. 7 is no slouch there either......
Igot so excited reading this I couldn't wait to make the call to speed merchant by the way the best customer service I have had in a while for sure, so what I like about this company is the older I get the better they make the cars and easier they are to drive so really I don't look as bad as a driver the older I get ! Love the car , cannot wait to get it and Mowe some carpet at dirlas track
__________________
We will give away a $10 off coupon on purchases over $50 once we reach 800 likes.
https://www.facebook.com/srossimotorsports

SROSSIMOTORSPORTS.COM - OS SPEED - PROTO-FORM - PROLINE - MURNAN MODIFIED -KO PROPO- JUN RC JAPAN - RC AMERICA - SPEEDMERCHANT - EAM MOTORSPORTS
Steve Rossi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 01:44 PM   #9
Tech Addict
 
tim fry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kent UK
Posts: 524
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

It does look really good. The long links make it different to everything else. I'm looking forward to getting one of these for the winter season.
tim fry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 06:03 PM   #10
Tech Champion
 
RedBullFiXX's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Intergalactic Planetary
Posts: 6,539
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Cool rev 8

New toy to play with this weekend



Thanks Bruce
__________________
--> 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 08-31-2013, 10:01 AM   #11
Tech Elite
 
The Teacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 4,657
Trader Rating: 44 (100%+)
Default

So is the Rev8 in stores yet? What is the best way to go about getting one? Where I run most guys run CRC or Top 1/12 be nice to see the SpeedMerchant car in the mix.
The Teacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 03:54 PM   #12
Tech Elite
 
mike ivy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Comin at ya from a distant galaxy
Posts: 2,784
Trader Rating: 50 (100%+)
Default

Car Looks Good Dave!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
New toy to play with this weekend



Thanks Bruce
__________________
[-eXpress motorsports-] [-TQ Wire-]

1/12th Fo' Life!!! R.I.P Mike Reedy, R.I.P John Williams

[-Horsham RC-] [-Jackson RC-] [-RC Car World-] [ Black Out Free 2015 ]
mike ivy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 06:06 PM   #13
Tech Master
 
Chaz955i's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,005
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
New toy to play with this weekend



Thanks Bruce
Nice build. I've noticed you and more than a few others run some angle in the steering links. Can you tell me what this does vs running them straight?

Thanks
Chaz955i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 08:59 AM   #14
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 Chaz955i View Post
Nice build. I've noticed you and more than a few others run some angle in the steering links. Can you tell me what this does vs running them straight?

Thanks
Ackerman, Bruce explains it here in the rev7 thread

http://www.rctech.net/forum/9973150-post141.html
__________________
--> 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 09-01-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
Tech Master
 
Chaz955i's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,005
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
Ackerman, Bruce explains it here in the rev7 thread

http://www.rctech.net/forum/9973150-post141.html
Perfect! Thanks for the link.
Chaz955i is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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 12:49 PM.


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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0