So I tested the car on the weekend and man is it sweet! I built this thing last year November and have never managed to get to the sweet spot in terms of handling ...getting there has been well worth the past frustrations
. It's as Scott said ...make sure sure the car is in good mechanical condition and then make adjustments at the track.
Anyway, I started out with the Josh Cyril setup and found the rear was still a little too loose on power. I then gave the car more front droop (from 0 to -1), That helped a little, but not too much, so I tried to soften the rear by changing the shock oil from 60 to 40 and progressively started laying in the rear shocks (finally stopping at 1). By then the smile on my face while on the drivers stand said it all
! Turn in was awesome and if you went in with too much speed and consequently started washing out, you could bring the car back in line with quick blips of the throttle ...it was mind boggling
! Down the sweeper I would let of slightly as I turned into it, then I would go to half throttle before ramming it at the exit ...I never washed out once ...it was by far the best RC driving experience I have ever had ...I am still picturing it in my mind!
Next weekend I'll be racing at my club again. Before then, I'd like to try just two more things that I did not have at hand on Saturday: Softer springs for the rear (though the fishtailing is all but gone ..there are still some traces of it going out of slow corners) and softer tyres all around. On Saturday I used 45 shore in front and 40 at the rear ...that might be a little too hard
. I am thinking 40\38 or even 40\40. Anyway ..this forum is great and the help I have gotten here has been awesome. Though I will still take it a little easy during the race meet next week, I definately do not think there will be a 3 second lap gap between me and the top guys anymore. Considering this will be my second race ever, my goal is to take at least a second and half out of that ...the rest I'll make up during the year as my knowledge of the car and it's handling potential improves. I am so happy with the car now, that this week I'll be picking up new one (WCE) and this time with the Sirio .12 in the picture above ...that engine is MASSIVE
. My current stock RRR with the N12LL3 will be my spare car ...hmmmmmm