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Old 04-09-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
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Hey guys what Rear wings works best that you have tryed. I have the JConcepts down force wing is that one the best or this also depends on what track one is in???


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Old 04-09-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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I like the JConcepts wings because they're tough. The Ofna wings look to be pretty close in design and toughness.

As for performance, I can't tell a difference between any of them. If there's a difference in handling and jumping, then I'm too dumb/novice to notice it.
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Actually i'll oneup this question...

Who has the most durable wings? Even though I hate to admit it, the Kyosho wings are not very tough.

As far as looks go, I love the RC8 wing, love that curved look...are they any more durable than the next wing?
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After some testing, and some back and forth with dad, we think that the flat wings are the only way to go. None of the high down force stuff works for me. It takes away steering. But worse of all it throws the rear end into bumps, instead of letting it glide or float over them.

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Standard PL Wing.
Mugen MBX6 Wing.
Kyosho MP9 Wing.

So any wing without downforce multipliers of any sort. I have my wing mount modded to have zero angle and let it be flat as possible.

Hope that helps some
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:28 PM   #5
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The Losi wing is very durable, I ran the same wing all last summer and it's still good. I have a Proline high down force wing and it looks durable as well but I haven't ran it very much. The X-ray wings, similar design as the kyosho, bend next to the mount after a couple crashes. The only other wing I have tried is the Himoto, it only lasted 2 races...
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Are you guys crashing this wing against cement walls or something. I have the same wing since last year and my buggy has done cart wheels and crashes..
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this is from the HUDY Truggy Setup Guide:

EFFECTS OF REAR WING ADJUSTMENT
WING POSITION/ANGLE CHARACTERISTICS

Higher Increases stability at higher speeds
Lower Increases stability at lower speeds
Forward Decreases rear traction
Rearward Increases rear traction
Flatter angle Level jumping or nose-diving
Steeper angle Increases traction at higher speeds
Less nose-diving
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If you're running in temperatures under 75 F, I'd recommend to boil your wing to reduce how brittle it is. 15 minutes in a big pot and you're good to go. After, you'll notice that it's much more flexible... which saves not only your wing, but the flex also transfers less stress to your wing mount and shock tower.
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