R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-17-2007, 12:55 AM   #31
Boz
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 961
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drew Jensen View Post
All I know is this is not right.

Yes, the pins are in the lightened area. They started out in the slot and ended up here. On one of the cups you can see where it broke. Stress Fracture?
Drew, your fellow M1B drivers think your silly and they can't read either.

Yes, Drew locates the the pins in the slot first and while he's racing they make their way into the lightened area. Is this correct Drew?

Come back to Mugen.
Boz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2007, 08:42 AM   #32
Tech Apprentice
 
Drew Jensen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 57
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lycan View Post
Drew, if you compress the front suspension of the car completely, does one end of the UJ pin hang out of the drive cup?

Also, the diffs leak because of the grub screw used to "tension" the diff. Locktite it into position and diffs will stop leaking.

What do you mean by "longer adjusters for front upper arms"??

Andrew
A1: Yes, the UJ pin hangs out of the drive cup. A2: Thanks for the info on the grub screws, that makes sense I will give it a go. A3: What I mean by the longer adjuster is from the basic setup on the outside hole the adjuster stipped out of the A-arm. I assumed that if it had a longer adjustable rod I would be able to adjust it more. This was at a -2 deg. camber.
Drew Jensen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2007, 08:46 AM   #33
Tech Apprentice
 
Drew Jensen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 57
Questions?? K-factory

Has anyone tried the shorter k-factory arms? And what do you think of them?
Drew Jensen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2007, 11:21 AM   #34
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 358
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Thats odd, I've got 2 deg camber on the front of my M1 and the end of UJ's don't hang out of the cups when the suspension is fully compressed.

Are you able to take a photo of the front of the car without the wheels on and post it here?

If you take a look at the photo I posted on page 1, you can see how much of the turnbuckle is exposed. Thats also with using the outside hole on the front upright (as per setup in the manual).
Lycan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2007, 02:56 PM   #35
Tech Elite
 
British Menace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 2,297
Default

Great to see this thread started.
I hope "Turbo" owners continue to post improvements to their cars on here as I think this car has the potential to be very good !

British Menace
__________________
So enjoying building cars I sometimes forget to save some "man-time" to race them!?
British Menace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 05:33 PM   #36
Tech Elite
 
British Menace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 2,297
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drew Jensen View Post
Has anyone tried the shorter k-factory arms? And what do you think of them?
I like the thought of the shorter K Factory arms. I think I will be trying them out.
How is everything else on the buggy going? Broken anything yet?

British Menace
__________________
So enjoying building cars I sometimes forget to save some "man-time" to race them!?
British Menace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 06:02 PM   #37
Tech Addict
 
TMizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 644
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

i tried the short arms and personally like the stock turbo arms better.
Just an overall more stable car in stock turbo form. IMO

Im going through my M1 getting it ready for the Pysco Nitro Challenge in Atlanta, GA
__________________
Chassis:
Team Magic B8rs - USA Team

Sponsors:
GO TECH ENGINES (Factory Team) | VP Pro (Factory Team) | EB MODS (Factory Team) | RICHES BREW FUEL | COMPETITION PRODUCTS
TMizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 06:23 PM   #38
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 569
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

tmizzle, your not racing the rc8 at the psycho challenge?
nik77356 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 07:39 PM   #39
Tech Addict
 
TMizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 644
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I feel like the M1 is as fast or faster on certain surfaces.
__________________
Chassis:
Team Magic B8rs - USA Team

Sponsors:
GO TECH ENGINES (Factory Team) | VP Pro (Factory Team) | EB MODS (Factory Team) | RICHES BREW FUEL | COMPETITION PRODUCTS
TMizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2008, 06:27 AM   #40
Tech Regular
 
Jerseyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SA BuggyRacer
Posts: 361
Default

I finally had a chance to test my turbo on the track.
Well all I can say its a handfull. Very loose rear end. I ran the box setup and wasnt very impressed. Powering out of corners was loose. Seems to like off power steering more.

I ran 40wt front and rear shocks.
This is just too soft. I think its part of the reason the car seems to fishtail and loose.

I went 60wt front and rear. Also used 3hole piston in rear and 2 hole shock piston up front.
My theory is 3 hole on 60wt will be softer. The car feels better on the bench and the little testing in the backyard had the rear a lot better and the stiffer setup seems better.
I'll test it on the track over weekend and post my findings.
My diffs are 7-7-2.
__________________
Jammin X1 FTE
Upgraded to Warp Drive
KO Mars Ex-1 Spectrum Telemetry
Jammin JPX 21/OS Speed
Jammin X1 CRT
Go tech 21 5p
Upraded to Stelar Galactic
Jammin X1 CRT.5
Power by SH12
Either your Jammin or losing"Catch me if you can"
Team Dramatic
Jerseyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2008, 06:41 AM   #41
Tech Regular
 
Jerseyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SA BuggyRacer
Posts: 361
Default

I finally had a chance to test my turbo on the track.
Well all I can say its a handfull. Very loose rear end. I ran the box setup and wasnt very impressed. Powering out of corners was loose. Seems to like off power steering more.

I ran 40wt front and rear shocks.
This is just too soft. I think its part of the reason the car seems to fishtail and loose.

I went 60wt front and rear. Also used 3hole piston in rear and 2 hole shock piston up front.
My theory is 3 hole on 60wt will be softer. The car feels better on the bench and the little testing in the backyard had the rear a lot better and the stiffer setup seems better.
I'll test it on the track over weekend and post my findings.
My diffs are 7-7-2.
__________________
Jammin X1 FTE
Upgraded to Warp Drive
KO Mars Ex-1 Spectrum Telemetry
Jammin JPX 21/OS Speed
Jammin X1 CRT
Go tech 21 5p
Upraded to Stelar Galactic
Jammin X1 CRT.5
Power by SH12
Either your Jammin or losing"Catch me if you can"
Team Dramatic
Jerseyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2008, 07:31 AM   #42
Tech Addict
 
TMizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 644
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

if its still loose, try 5K in the center, maybe 3K in the rear
I also added a little weight to the rear as well.
__________________
Chassis:
Team Magic B8rs - USA Team

Sponsors:
GO TECH ENGINES (Factory Team) | VP Pro (Factory Team) | EB MODS (Factory Team) | RICHES BREW FUEL | COMPETITION PRODUCTS
TMizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2008, 11:15 PM   #43
Tech Regular
 
Jerseyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SA BuggyRacer
Posts: 361
Default

Here is a video clip of the first test run. Please dont beat the car its early days and lots of potential.

http://dramatic.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?p=610#610
__________________
Jammin X1 FTE
Upgraded to Warp Drive
KO Mars Ex-1 Spectrum Telemetry
Jammin JPX 21/OS Speed
Jammin X1 CRT
Go tech 21 5p
Upraded to Stelar Galactic
Jammin X1 CRT.5
Power by SH12
Either your Jammin or losing"Catch me if you can"
Team Dramatic
Jerseyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2008, 09:58 AM   #44
Tech Addict
 
Crim3Wav3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MasshoL3
Posts: 715
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

definitely loose in the rear....

can you lower the rear link on the tower?

can you reduce rear kickup?
Crim3Wav3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2008, 10:32 AM   #45
Tech Addict
 
TMizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 644
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

was any car hooked up that day???
track was CRAZY dusty and loose!!
__________________
Chassis:
Team Magic B8rs - USA Team

Sponsors:
GO TECH ENGINES (Factory Team) | VP Pro (Factory Team) | EB MODS (Factory Team) | RICHES BREW FUEL | COMPETITION PRODUCTS
TMizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Technical Assistance aauyang Georgia Racing 4 09-03-2007 12:57 PM
Technical Assistance aauyang Electric On-Road 2 08-29-2007 08:18 AM
Technical Track? RC1q2w3e4r Singapore R/C Racers 2 06-25-2003 07:30 PM
Technical Goods redsand Indonesia Racing 0 05-30-2002 08:10 PM
?? Technical Questions ?? muugen Australian Racing 14 05-10-2002 09:32 PM



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 08:23 AM.


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