Today we had our first rollout with one of our drivers and the Capricorn LAB-C01 using our high traction indoor track.
Just two older bad quality vids (with RRR) to show you the track:
We used a touring body for that first 3 tanks of rollout (normally we're driving LOLA bodies during winter).
Standard 120000/70000 diffs were quite good from the start of...as we expected close to the Kyosho feeling we had with 100000/30000.
Brake works...did you expect anything else :-)
Using 15/20 stock gearing and 57.5 and 59 tires the car kicks out of corners very nice and this is not only a matter of the engine (Orion .12 ABI)...also the gearbox shifts with a nice gap between both gears. Sunday we'll go with 14/19 and see what happens then...
Dampers seem to be to hard using the stock 60 oil with small tires, 5mm ride height and temperatures around 0°C ...Sunday we'll change to 450 all around.
3 tanks is much too early to tell something about the cars behavior on track...but maybe due to its stiff construction setup changes are easy to see and feel. We just adjusted toe, front sway bar and tweak to allow a few constant first laps and that was very easy as the car even reacts to minor changes. I liked that... :-)
Please double check the adjustment of your servo saver as we had to stop the rollout due to a teethless servo arm (one that I'm using in 1/8 for two years now). Or maybe the driver just crashed as it was 10p.m.
No other parts broke...
Bearings free up fast...we did no clean or oil to them in advance.
So far everything is looking more than promising and I cannot wait for Sunday to test way more intense and bring the car up to the limit...
And by the way...if you have ever seen or touched a better looking car then this one...this for sure was a dream ;-)
For anybody coming from Germany and Poland etc. needing information, tips, parts ect. for the car and all other Capricorn products feel free to contact me here or at email@example.com
--- Martin ---
Part of the German Capricorn Distibution Team...