R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-12-2006, 11:18 AM   #2866
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

Oh dear.

mugen, you can edit a post to add anything else you may have forgotten!

The argument can be made that the CX12R2N is one of Novarossi's best and most gas-truck-friendly .12's ever made. With that said, the MT12 has held a strong standing in the racing world for a long time. Racers have learned tricks over the years, like gearing up (to a 19 tooth clutch bell), turning their EPA down, running the engine rich, using carb restrictors, etc. I've always been a fan of the philosophy that it's better to have the power and not use it, than to need it and not have it. Use that engine as a training tool for your throttle finger, and learn to control the power you have on tap. It will make you a better driver for every car and engine combination you ever pick up.
__________________
Aaron Waldron - LiveRC
www.liverc.com
Aaron Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2006, 03:37 PM   #2867
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Richland, WA
Posts: 1,675
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Hey Aaron, on my AD1, the ballstud broke in the rear center hole for the turnbuckle attachment. Which would be a better location to mount the new studs in, inside or Middle? I am getting a new rear shock tower, but doubt it will be here before the race this coming weekend. I put them on the inside and then set the camber at -1 for practicing, but was wondering which would be abetter location, the track is going to be dirt, with some jumps if it makes any difference, run damp, I believe.
Thanks,
Rod
gatermaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2006, 05:06 PM   #2868
saw
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 150
Default

hey dude come see me at the mapston
i probably have one that you can have

jim mann
saw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2006, 07:18 PM   #2869
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

If I had to choose between the two I'd probably say the outside hole...but the best choice would be a new shock tower.

Your local hardware store might have some reverse drill bits that are used in situations like that. It's worth a shot.
__________________
Aaron Waldron - LiveRC
www.liverc.com
Aaron Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 12:02 PM   #2870
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

To the top!
__________________
Aaron Waldron - LiveRC
www.liverc.com
Aaron Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2006, 04:50 PM   #2871
Tech Addict
 
slammin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Benton AR
Posts: 639
Trader Rating: 88 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to slammin
Default

Hay Aaron just wonder if you have driven xxxcr yet, and if you think it is a better car than the bk2? I read some were that a xxxtcr was being tested, any idea what changes are going to made on the new truck?
__________________
RC Addicts AR
Agama A8t
Agama A215e
Agama A215
Agama A215T
slammin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2006, 08:09 AM   #2872
Company Representative
 
BanzaiScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Banzai,USA
Posts: 1,113
Default

Hey Aaron, how ya' doin'? I thought I'd just stop by and say hi. Are you and your Dad coming to the Reedy Truck Race?

Scott

P.S. I sent you a PM. I need help with the forum.
__________________
Continually in business for 15 years

BanzaiScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2006, 12:45 PM   #2873
Tech Champion
 
Davidka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,846
Trader Rating: 75 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gatermaxx
Hey Aaron, on my AD1, the ballstud broke in the rear center hole for the turnbuckle attachment. Which would be a better location to mount the new studs in, inside or Middle? I am getting a new rear shock tower, but doubt it will be here before the race this coming weekend. I put them on the inside and then set the camber at -1 for practicing, but was wondering which would be abetter location, the track is going to be dirt, with some jumps if it makes any difference, run damp, I believe.
Thanks,
Rod
You can save that shock tower by using a dremel cutting wheel to cut a slot into the part of the ball stud still in the tower. It is best to cut horizontal, the remaining slot in the shock tower (you will have to cut into the tower to get to the stud) won't weaken it much and you can convert to a captured ball end like a Dubro that allows you to use a screw to attach the ball end for more strength.
__________________
"I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's a bunny with a pancake on it's head."

In mind and body, we're all heading towards old age. It is slower to go by bike.
Davidka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2006, 04:15 PM   #2874
Tech Elite
 
BillyCaldwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: OKC, Oklahoma
Posts: 4,005
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to BillyCaldwell
Default

To use the quick change wheels on a mf2, do you need different front axles?

I believe ive got everything for the rear.
__________________
Maclin | VP-Pro USA
BillyCaldwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2006, 02:25 AM   #2875
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

slammin - They're just both different cars. The BK2 was a really good car and I think it's awesome for loamy and rougher tracks. The CR is easier to drive fast on smoother tracks, like what most electric races are held on, and it really doesn't give anything up to the BK2 on any track condition.

Scott - We should be there Wednesday morning. I answered your PM. See you this week!

lawton - Losi sells adapter kits to use on the rear. To use those wheels on the front, you just need the AD2 front axles.
__________________
Aaron Waldron - LiveRC
www.liverc.com
Aaron Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2006, 12:55 PM   #2876
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 302
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

aaron - is there any way to adjust the caster on an i8ght? i can get into the corner, but i seem to have a problem staying in, the car wants to push.
any help?
jlo8864 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2006, 02:51 PM   #2877
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

Try thicker rear diff oil. Caster is a funny, conditional adjustment and can really throw off the balance of a car.
__________________
Aaron Waldron - LiveRC
www.liverc.com
Aaron Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2006, 10:50 AM   #2878
Tech Elite
 
Aaron Waldron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 3,720
Default

Fresh off a top ten finish at the Reedy Truck Race of Champions...and all fired up to go race some 1/8th scale

To the top!
__________________
Aaron Waldron - LiveRC
www.liverc.com
Aaron Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2006, 03:09 PM   #2879
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 12
Default losi 8ight

Aaron - The paint scheme of the car on the 8ight box looks fairly similar to Jukka’s very own paint scheme. Was Jukka involved into the 8ight project?
I know Jukka and Gil Jr. travelled to Europe back in ’04 to race the European 1/8 off-road championship with a Mugen or a Kyosho. The 8ight project probably goes back as far as ’04, may be earlier.
Some of the old-school boys on this thread may remember back in the late ‘80s the Losi family imported kits of an European 1/8 off-road buggy called siccom. This car had its engine at the center of the chassis and an offset drive train
pikto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2006, 03:22 PM   #2880
Tech Prophet
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Orange, Ca
Posts: 17,664
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Jukka is the Senior Manager of Engineering at Losi. I am sure he had his hand in the design. The influence of the XX4 in the geometry I am sure is part of his doing as well. He always liked the XX4 but then again 2 WC titles with the car you would think he might like the design it a little.
__________________
TLR/Losi Team Driver
TLR/Losi | Tekin | DE Racing | Spektrum | Exotek | JBRL | Kolor Koncepts | OC/RC |Sticky Kicks | Imagine It Graphics | Casper-RC.com
TLR 22 3.0, TLR 22SCT 2.0, TLR 22-4 2.0, TLR Ten-SCTE 3.0, Spektrum DX6R

WWW.CASPER-RC.COM TLR and Tekin setups
Casper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loaded Serpent 710. Aaron Burans Previous Car! NitroMaxx3.3 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 05-03-2008 05:42 AM
Aaron Bomia is an Excellent Seller! Luckyman4 Buyer/Seller dispute and Feedback discussion forum 0 06-25-2004 09:23 AM
AARON BOMIA = Great Trader Mart42 Buyer/Seller dispute and Feedback discussion forum 1 02-05-2004 08:15 AM



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 04:44 PM.


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