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Old 08-10-2014, 06:16 AM   #2101
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Actually, leaving the body loose on the vertical axis is also a good idea. This way, the body can touch a corner marker and move without taking the car with it. It really works. I will never run my body "pinched" ever again.

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You mean I've been doing it wrong this whole time!
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You mean I've been doing it wrong this whole time!
Figures.
To be fair, I've been doing it wrong too until it was explained to me by this year's ROAR mod sedan champion
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:34 PM   #2104
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Well the worst kept secret in UK R/C with Olly Jefferies going to Xray has now been announced on RedRC http://www.redrc.net/2013/12/jefferi...am-associated/ so I guess that makes it official LOL.
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2014 BRCA champion in TC is my bet.

I had a TC6/6.1 myself, not a bad car, but miles behind the Xray in every area (build quality, steering, corner speed). Sure Olly will make a step forwards and kick ass next year.
So my prediction came true, Xray winning both BRCA championships this weekend
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:41 AM   #2105
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got a second hand T4-14 and wow it is a great looking car, mine was built and used in two competitions indoor on carpet so in like new condition.

I have now run it outside, it goes fast and exacty to where I point it very predictable and well behaved.
In the car a 4,5T motor so it is pretty fast too.

Now, when looking at the chassi after driving it i can see that it is dragging the left and right chassie edges on the ground, i guess in corners. more in the back than in the front.

What can I do to stop the chassi from beeing dragged?

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Old 08-13-2014, 04:03 AM   #2106
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got a second hand T4-14 and wow it is a great looking car, mine was built and used in two competitions indoor on carpet so in like new condition.

I have now run it outside, it goes fast and exacty to where I point it very predictable and well behaved.
In the car a 4,5T motor so it is pretty fast too.

Now, when looking at the chassi after driving it i can see that it is dragging the left and right chassie edges on the ground, i guess in corners. more in the back than in the front.

What can I do to stop the chassi from beeing dragged?

/Johnny
Take the body and wheels off and leave it on the bench.

Apart from that there's nothing you can do, it happens outside. I just put some Hudy battery tape on the chassis in the high-wear areas (left side under the motor, and the very rear).
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:53 AM   #2107
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So my prediction came true, Xray winning both BRCA championships this weekend
i cant find my post where i said the same,glad to see ollie on top again,lets see if he can retain it next year
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got a second hand T4-14 and wow it is a great looking car, mine was built and used in two competitions indoor on carpet so in like new condition.

I have now run it outside, it goes fast and exacty to where I point it very predictable and well behaved.
In the car a 4,5T motor so it is pretty fast too.

Now, when looking at the chassis after driving it i can see that it is dragging the left and right chassis edges on the ground, i guess in corners. more in the back than in the front.

What can I do to stop the chassi from beeing dragged?

/Johnny
raise the ride height,or shoe goo a thin strip of lexan to the chassis where it rubs,i use lexan from the excess on a lightweight shell,i can always find a bit thats 0.4/0.5 mm so not much thicker than the tape but lasts allot longer,i place a strip under the motor
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:52 AM   #2109
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So my prediction came true, Xray winning both BRCA championships this weekend
www.teamxray.com T4'14 Wins BRCA National Series
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got a second hand T4-14 and wow it is a great looking car, mine was built and used in two competitions indoor on carpet so in like new condition.

I have now run it outside, it goes fast and exacty to where I point it very predictable and well behaved.
In the car a 4,5T motor so it is pretty fast too.

Now, when looking at the chassi after driving it i can see that it is dragging the left and right chassie edges on the ground, i guess in corners. more in the back than in the front.

What can I do to stop the chassi from beeing dragged?

/Johnny
Just live with it, bin it when it's worn out, it never really wears as fast as you think it is, and it does not really effect anything, chassis is a wear component, it's not made to last forever.

I'm not a fan of putting anything on the chassis either, most anything else will generate more friction than the carbon fibre, so anything you stick on etc will just generate more drag when it does touch down.
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Just live with it, bin it when it's worn out, it never really wears as fast as you think it is, and it does not really effect anything, chassis is a wear component, it's not made to last forever.

I'm not a fan of putting anything on the chassis either, most anything else will generate more friction than the carbon fibre, so anything you stick on etc will just generate more drag when it does touch down.
Don't agree. There are some chassis protective materials that have much less friction (not sure, may be something similar to teflon, feels like it, anyway). Downside is they'll have you change your ride height a smidge to clear scrutineering. The foil wears down too, and you'll have to change it at some point.

If you can be bothered that is.

If you really want something that'll make your chassis last forever grab some double edged razor blades and stick bits in critical spots with contact adhesive.
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If you really want something that'll make your chassis last forever grab some double edged razor blades and stick bits in critical spots with contact adhesive.
Ok, yeah, I'm never corner marshalling your car
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You blunt it first with sand paper, dope!
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Blunt or not, I'm not touching a car on track that has hardened metal anything glued to it, nor should any marshal.
Odds are any race director would tell you not to even put it on the track if they saw something like that on your car.
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Take the body and wheels off and leave it on the bench.

Apart from that there's nothing you can do, it happens outside. I just put some Hudy battery tape on the chassis in the high-wear areas (left side under the motor, and the very rear).
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raise the ride height,or shoe goo a thin strip of lexan to the chassis where it rubs,i use lexan from the excess on a lightweight shell,i can always find a bit thats 0.4/0.5 mm so not much thicker than the tape but lasts allot longer,i place a strip under the motor
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Just live with it, bin it when it's worn out, it never really wears as fast as you think it is, and it does not really effect anything, chassis is a wear component, it's not made to last forever.

I'm not a fan of putting anything on the chassis either, most anything else will generate more friction than the carbon fibre, so anything you stick on etc will just generate more drag when it does touch down.

Thanks all!
I was expecting that the setup of the car was way off and I would have to change all settings...

I'll leave it as it is...
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