R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-11-2015, 09:52 PM   #136
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Centurion RSA
Posts: 60
Default MTS FF Pro

Nothing happening here? A well then news from R.S.A. The MTS was the winner in SARDA FWD class for 2015. I ended up 4th in the championship with my MTS basically still stock out of the box, havent found the need to change the setup alot as the car is so sorted, just my driving that sucks
benTC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 09:01 PM   #137
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Centurion RSA
Posts: 60
Default Setup

Has anyone run the car in Short wheelbase configuration? The reason fot this is that I want to run a Montech Renault body and the rear wheel cutouts is too far forward to my liking.What effect will this have on handling?
benTC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 09:19 PM   #138
Tech Master
 
patorz31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Edmonton Ab
Posts: 1,390
Default

Never tried it myself. Mine works awesome with the hpi celica body.
__________________
Northern Alberta Scale Car Auto Racers Pres. and Promotions
TEAM POWERS, RACE-OPT, SCHUMACHER RACING,R-Factor, Bezerk RC
patorz31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2016, 07:06 AM   #139
Tech Adept
 
Heathen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nanaimo
Posts: 191
Default

Has anyone changed the front hubs, knuckles and cvd to Xray? I am wondering how you like it and how much tougher is it?
__________________
Addicted since 1995!!
VBC D07, VBC D08, MTS FF Pro, Calandra 1/12 XTi, SCMT Warpath, AE RC8B3e
Heathen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2016, 10:39 AM   #140
Tech Master
 
mac853's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dirty place
Posts: 1,766
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heathen View Post
Has anyone changed the front hubs, knuckles and cvd to Xray? I am wondering how you like it and how much tougher is it?
I just changed, arms(t4 2013) out and inside(t4 2013) pins, pivot balls and ball joints.
1.0, 1.1, 1.3, 1.5 roll bar too, rear use old version, front can use old and new, but new bars is better to added 2 aluminium stoppers, i use small ones of hpi.

About metal gear diff and gear diff cover not sure.

I suggest not change diff outdrive, knuckle, rear hub, c hub, cvd for keeping car design.

Shock , i use yokomo short ones, front use full shorts, rear use short body but normal shaft
mac853 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2016, 11:20 AM   #141
Tech Adept
 
Heathen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nanaimo
Posts: 191
Default

I keep breaking c hubs and knuckles, so I want to change them to Xray. I have already swapped the arms and pins to Xray.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mac853 View Post
I just changed, arms(t4 2013) out and inside(t4 2013) pins, pivot balls and ball joints.
1.0, 1.1, 1.3, 1.5 roll bar too, rear use old version, front can use old and new, but new bars is better to added 2 aluminium stoppers, i use small ones of hpi.

About metal gear diff and gear diff cover not sure.

I suggest not change diff outdrive, knuckle, rear hub, c hub, cvd for keeping car design.

Shock , i use yokomo short ones, front use full shorts, rear use short body but normal shaft
__________________
Addicted since 1995!!
VBC D07, VBC D08, MTS FF Pro, Calandra 1/12 XTi, SCMT Warpath, AE RC8B3e
Heathen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2016, 02:51 PM   #142
Tech Master
 
mac853's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dirty place
Posts: 1,766
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heathen View Post
I keep breaking c hubs and knuckles, so I want to change them to Xray. I have already swapped the arms and pins to Xray.
Breaking?
I could tell you i just broke 1 knuckle in 17.5 blinky race.
Sincerely i saw many people around me, even whenever i was in Japan, people keep majority the car with original parts, even don't change diff oil.

You can try change chub and knuckle since you are using xray arm.
But not sure how the car handling would be affected.
But, possibly you need to use entire xray diff, but not sure if can swap xray diff outdrives on MTS diff, since you need to remember of MTS axle drive shaft run thinner pin.

Last edited by mac853; 01-24-2016 at 11:02 AM.
mac853 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2016, 10:56 AM   #143
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4
Talking

My post appears to have gotten eaten... Anyway, out of curiosity, how well would the MTS FF fair with a modified motor?

Now that I'm living back in Hong Kong (was in UK for +15 years)... and an RC hiatus of ~20 years(! ... had an Associated RC10 Team and Schumacher Nitro Truggy), didn't realise TC are so big over here, not to mention there are 3 tracks within 30 minutes of where I live... would be pretty cool to support a "local" manufacturer (they are probably actually manufactured across the Chinese border in Shenzhen... like everything else!).

I've always preferred the simplicity of 2WD, and with 2WD buggies mostly going mid-motor (lookin' at you, RC10B5M), guess 2WD-TC should indeed be front-motored. The stock motor classes look super planted and the idler pulley options for 18t or 20t, should be able to get a final drive ratio low enough for 5.5t or hotter motors... gotta go fast!

Will probably have a stock 13.5t and run it blinky if I ever bother to go racing with it.
StanleyJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2016, 03:38 AM   #144
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Centurion RSA
Posts: 60
Default

Run the stock 13.5 motor(no boost!) and gear the car to 4.3FDR. Mine is pretty fast and controlable. This is the max gearing allowed in South Africa so the competition is pretty tight.
benTC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 07:59 AM   #145
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4
Default

Looks like I'll have to be a guinea pig then...
StanleyJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2016, 12:22 AM   #146
Tech Regular
 
Nuno Gancho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 336
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Any update on new car release date
Nuno Gancho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 06:50 AM   #147
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuno Gancho View Post
Any update on new car release date
I emailed Race Opt as the "current" FF is out of stock everywhere in Hong Kong... apparently the new FF will be ready middle of April... so just 6 weeks.
StanleyJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 10:02 PM   #148
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Centurion RSA
Posts: 60
Default

Pics on Race-opt website for the new FF pro..... not much different.
benTC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 06:54 AM   #149
Tech Master
 
mac853's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dirty place
Posts: 1,766
Default

This new car is not for carpet run, due the battery cannot put in front rear position, and best to run high traction should use entire upper deck.
mac853 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 11:00 PM   #150
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Centurion RSA
Posts: 60
Default

So I have decided to try a longitudinal layout of the battery making new CF clips, and utilising excisting holes drilled in the chassis.[IMG]<a href="http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/Bentc5/media/MTS/IMG_20160326_152632_zpsqmz5h2ug.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j342/Bentc5/MTS/IMG_20160326_152632_zpsqmz5h2ug.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_20160326_152632_zpsqmz5h2ug.jpg"/></a>[/IMG]

I had to remove a couple of posts and raised the top deck by 0.8 mm.
The car felt much better on the track and I could actually "ride" the kerbs better than in the standard layout. Through switching corners the car is planted like never before.Thought I`d share this.
benTC5 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 12:29 PM.


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