R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-04-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Snohomish, WA
Posts: 70
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default help me

so i have a losi eight buggy on its way and i really need some help with the whole set up on it and the track is a compact track very little traction and need help
__________________
Famous people walk on red carpets cause they are famous. I walk on toilet paper cause i am the shizz


Losi 22 buggy (stock and mod) and Losi eight 2.0 gas buggy
theyounggun12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2008, 09:28 PM   #2
Tech Lord
 
Jaz240's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dwindle city
Posts: 12,492
Trader Rating: 52 (100%+)
Default

Not trying to sound like a jerk, but ask the fast guys at your track for help. they will give you set-up tips, tires choices, pipe/engine combo's and help you make it fast for your track specific.
__________________
nothing to see here................................
Jaz240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 12:48 AM   #3
K_B
Tech Master
 
K_B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 1,434
Trader Rating: 69 (100%+)
Default

Are you familiar with setup sheets? The manual that comes with the kit will have a setup sheet already filled out with suggested settings for EVERYTHING. Set your buggy up according to those settings as a baseline.

Then go to the track and see how it does. Or let one of the experienced guys drive it and get their input. You'll get WAY more accomplished in a few minutes with them then you will asking complete strangers on a forum who have no idea what kind of track you run on.

You can also download setup sheets from the Losi website and set your junk up with the same settings the pros like Drake and Truhe use:

http://www.losi.com/Products/Support...rodID=LOSK0800

One thing to ask is what the tire of choice is for that track. Tires have more influence on performance than just about anything else. But the stock kit tires might not be too bad, so give them a shot first.
K_B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 08:35 AM   #4
Tech Adept
 
n10cities's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Fort Smith, AR
Posts: 149
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theyounggun12 View Post
so i have a losi eight buggy on its way and i really need some help with the whole set up on it and the track is a compact track very little traction and need help

+1 on asking the fast guys at the track. They will know the setup better than anyone. Without being physically at the track, it is almost impossible for anyone to help you via this board....
__________________
Your arrogance blinds you.....

Losi - Spektrum - Byron's Fuel - Airtronics
Robbie
GSHobby.com
n10cities is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 05:49 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
easyryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tucson,AZ
Posts: 2,543
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Strap in a .21 and drive that sucker Set-ups make you faster, practice makes you badder

my best advise
__________________
XRAY XB9. Rubber tires with foam inside and super glue to keep them on. Cheap, but fast radio, high dollar servos, savox, mostly.
Cheap .21 engine. Modern starter box, finally!
easyryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 06:09 PM   #6
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 850
Trader Rating: 42 (100%+)
Default

Tires are 80-90% of your setup. Be sure you are running a very similar tire to what they run. Some vehicles work better on some tires than others, but you at least want something that is similar to what the fast guys are running. If they are running a "holeshot" you should run those or a similar tire. Make sure to get the same compounds too. Like the others have said, talk to the other guys. Race with them, not against them - for now.
__________________
On-point/ EA horsey power/XFactory / Hudy / Tekin / Trinity / KO Propo / Reino's Ragu
mracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 06:26 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
easyryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tucson,AZ
Posts: 2,543
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Good point study, study, dont leave out any variabies, Keep rippin
__________________
XRAY XB9. Rubber tires with foam inside and super glue to keep them on. Cheap, but fast radio, high dollar servos, savox, mostly.
Cheap .21 engine. Modern starter box, finally!
easyryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 11:54 AM   #8
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Snohomish, WA
Posts: 70
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

okay so i should at least add that i am one of the faster guys with my gas truck so i dont think i will have a hard time driving it i just need some tips on what i should do to make my buggy last some time
__________________
Famous people walk on red carpets cause they are famous. I walk on toilet paper cause i am the shizz


Losi 22 buggy (stock and mod) and Losi eight 2.0 gas buggy
theyounggun12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 11:57 AM   #9
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: SOMEWHERE LUVIN ME SOME RC
Posts: 2,905
Trader Rating: 61 (100%+)
Default

after you get your base line and can tell what you need the car to do different try this file ...it has helped me very nuch in set ups ...until now i just know what to do
Attached Files
File Type: pdf handling explained.pdf (35.9 KB, 89 views)
__________________
LATER COOKIE

TEAM REDS RACING ENGINES USA
TEAM PROLINE-RACING
TEAM RC AMERICA/XRAY/HUDY
zixxer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 12:17 PM   #10
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Snohomish, WA
Posts: 70
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

thank you
__________________
Famous people walk on red carpets cause they are famous. I walk on toilet paper cause i am the shizz


Losi 22 buggy (stock and mod) and Losi eight 2.0 gas buggy
theyounggun12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 12:56 PM   #11
Tech Elite
 
porkchop's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: o-h-i-o
Posts: 2,830
Send a message via AIM to porkchop Send a message via Yahoo to porkchop
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zixxer View Post
after you get your base line and can tell what you need the car to do different try this file ...it has helped me very nuch in set ups ...until now i just know what to do
that the xray book right there some stuff bacwords in it!
__________________
charles garten
serpent / novarossi / Desoto Racing / Absolute Hobbyz / ko propo / first turn racing usa / KustomRcGraphics / O'donnell racing fuel / Houstons Engine Service / sweep racing tires
porkchop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 02:05 PM   #12
Tech Regular
 
bigsquidracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: redding
Posts: 445
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by easyryder View Post
Strap in a .21 and drive that sucker Set-ups make you faster, practice makes you badder

my best advise
+1 thats how i learned. i did all my self some things i learned the hard way and some i didnt. but also asking the fast guys at the track, most of the time they like helping out new people with setup and anything else.
__________________
What goes around comes around
bigsquidracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tamiya TRF415 JDM_DOHC_SiR Electric On-Road 21094 03-10-2016 11:02 AM
1/10th pan car Taz_S Oval, Larger Scales and More 16138 09-25-2014 09:03 AM
T/E Maxx Thread Modena AL Monster Trucks 619 05-19-2014 12:30 PM
DHW Raceway, Parking lot racing - San Diego, CA JoelNavarro California Racing 1499 11-11-2011 09:23 AM
Ask Aaron Waldron Aaron Waldron Nitro Off-Road 4285 11-03-2011 12:23 PM
Help with orion advantage raving-monkey Electric On-Road 14 08-06-2007 09:00 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 12:08 AM.


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