Big Jeff BBQ
Thanks for your post and sorry for taking you time ...
I race mostly 1/8 buggy but because i am studying in London when i go back to Cyprus in the summer they do not do races for 1/8 buggy in jluy and august because the temperatures reach 40 degrees.. I personally do not mind but there are people that can not race in such weather condtions.
So there are more 1/10 gp 200mm races.
When i was 11-12 i did some races with a thunder tiger ts4n pro. In my town then i was the only one racing with a belt driven car and i managed to win some races. Then i got sponsored by Hpi in Cyprus and the distributor gave me an hpi r40 to run for free and then that guy lost the Hpi from another guy who was richer i guess. Then for a long time there were no races and after they begun again i bought my self a serpent 720 07. Since i bought that car i seriously never managed to make it handle like i wanted. I still have it but i can not drive it.. I bought 250 dollar option part for it , i did some mods that i found on this forum but again i cannot drive it. I then bought from ebay the kyosho rrr and seriously i dont know why but it is much much better than the 720.
Imagine that i bought it from ebay already build i took it to cyprus i did the campers toes everything in the track with no setup station , i changed the spring to blue ones i put a very stiff one to the front and a very soft one to the rear, i went into the race without even practise it..I remmber i managed to do three rounds only on the track with it and i started qualyfing. I managed to finish 4 out of the 20 but i was pushing it to the maxximum and i could not catch the fast guys. they were 2 seconds infront of me i was doing 21 and there were doing 19 seconds.
the v one rr was the best on road car i have ever driven in my life..
compared to the r40 and the 720 it was by far better at least for my driving..
then i came for studies but everytime i go back i want to race with it again but i am afraid because everything on it is stock and it seems that i it luck some very important parts. for example the braking system worn out..there is a hub on the brake disk instead of pins. the setup changed on its own..
now it is not stable as it used to be when i first run it..
the front and rear axles are dog bones, the engine mounts are the stock ones, the upper deck is the old one, the bulkheads i think they have changed..
there a lot of things that have changed and i can not get an order of what i have to change and what are the important things that i must take care of..