R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2013, 09:39 AM   #256
Tech Elite
 
British Menace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 2,231
Default

Thanks. It will be interesting to hear what you think DJ ....

Did you happen to measure what the new bore and stroke is of the new shocks? .... just interested.

BM
__________________
So enjoying building cars I sometimes forget to save some "man-time" to race them!?
British Menace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 10:40 AM   #257
Tech Elite
 
dj apolaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Miami, Fl.
Posts: 2,371
Default

Sorry, did not bother.

DJ Apolaro

Quote:
Originally Posted by British Menace View Post
Thanks. It will be interesting to hear what you think DJ ....

Did you happen to measure what the new bore and stroke is of the new shocks? .... just interested.

BM
__________________
Capricorn RC, Capricorn Tires, Novarossi World, Spektrum, Horizon Hobby, PROTOform, RCTarget, IGT8.
dj apolaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #258
Tech Elite
 
YBSLOW's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: ARIZONA
Posts: 2,268
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default Gears

Anybody have the part #'s for the metal diif gear set for the C02?
__________________
YBSLOW Racing
Wallace Motorsports-Team Toso-WRC
HOTRACE Tyres, Tru Source
POWER MASTER Fuel, Hobby People
Protoform Bodies, Avid Bearings
YBSLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 10:24 AM   #259
Tech Elite
 
YBSLOW's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: ARIZONA
Posts: 2,268
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dj apolaro View Post
Okay,

So I built the shock this weekend just trying to be prepared for next week. In terms of travel they have plenty so there should be no worries with a track that is bumpy versus flat. Performance we will have to see. I would think that on bumpy track they will be as good if not better based on how my shock felt. The hole in the piston is larger than the standard one, which I like. Instead of 50-55 wt I built them with 60 for the larger hole piston. I also used 1 hole front and 2 rear, as that is what I always run as a standard (better response left to right). I only got 2 spring rates to start with. They seem soft, I think they compare to the blue as the soft and slightly softer than the blacks as the harder ones. I think I will start with the harder strings all around for my first test. The old springs will not fit.

I am very picky with how my shocks feel, so these did take me a little more time to build, especially since I am not used to the shock body's. Be patient on your first time with the bladder and the body. After I got them build they feel pretty good. I do feel like the shock action without the spring is smoother on these shocks. I will try to do some good testing at the KO race, but with running 2 classes and preparing for the Nationals, sometimes the time just fly's by.

One thing for sure, they are a lot lower than before.........

DJ.
How did testing of the new shocks go?
__________________
YBSLOW Racing
Wallace Motorsports-Team Toso-WRC
HOTRACE Tyres, Tru Source
POWER MASTER Fuel, Hobby People
Protoform Bodies, Avid Bearings
YBSLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 10:52 AM   #260
Tech Elite
 
1evo RRR Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,252
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to 1evo RRR Driver
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YBSLOW View Post
Anybody have the part #'s for the metal diif gear set for the C02?
I don't think cap has a metal set, (I could b wrong). But my crew all use Xray gears
__________________
"He's CHEATIN! cause Im CHEATIN! and He beat ME!" :) "D815 PILOT" /FUSION X3LCFM / M2c / ko propo RSX / M11x / Novarossi
1evo RRR Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 11:12 AM   #261
Tech Elite
 
YBSLOW's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: ARIZONA
Posts: 2,268
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1evo RRR Driver View Post
I don't think cap has a metal set, (I could b wrong). But my crew all use Xray gears
Thanks, thats what I was afraid of. Kind of like putting a honda part on my Ducati......J/k. don't need to hear from the haters.
__________________
YBSLOW Racing
Wallace Motorsports-Team Toso-WRC
HOTRACE Tyres, Tru Source
POWER MASTER Fuel, Hobby People
Protoform Bodies, Avid Bearings
YBSLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 12:12 PM   #262
Tech Initiate
 
prtmotorsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 22
Default

i had my first test with my lab co2 wc, and all i have to say is the car is amazing.very fast and very stable ,forgiving .... i am very pleased finally.
i have a question why do you change from plastic to metal gears for reliability?
how often should you change the oil if you use the plastic?
__________________
Capricon Lab CO2-picco edo mod
prtmotorsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 12:17 PM   #263
Tech Regular
 
nikoskar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Greece
Posts: 493
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prtmotorsport View Post
i had my first test with my lab co2 wc, and
i have a question why do you change from plastic to metal gears for reliability?
There is no need to change to metal gears. Fill your diffs correct and you aren't having any problems.

Quote:
Originally Posted by prtmotorsport View Post
i had my first test with my lab co2 wc,
how often should you change the oil if you use the plastic?
There aren't plastics. Are carbon made. Open your case and check the oils.
__________________
www.rc-world.gr
nikoskar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 12:26 PM   #264
Tech Elite
 
1evo RRR Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,252
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to 1evo RRR Driver
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prtmotorsport View Post
i had my first test with my lab co2 wc, and all i have to say is the car is amazing.very fast and very stable ,forgiving .... i am very pleased finally.
i have a question why do you change from plastic to metal gears for reliability?
how often should you change the oil if you use the plastic?
From experience, plastic is great if u don't run on 2x4 wood tracks, or even if u do you just can't contact the boards much!! If ur over seas with grass runoffs plastic will prob last for a couple seasons!! Not sure how often to change oil, if its not leaking it stays a long time, but I would say after every 2races or so!
__________________
"He's CHEATIN! cause Im CHEATIN! and He beat ME!" :) "D815 PILOT" /FUSION X3LCFM / M2c / ko propo RSX / M11x / Novarossi
1evo RRR Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 01:06 PM   #265
Tech Elite
 
YBSLOW's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: ARIZONA
Posts: 2,268
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default gears

I have only been racing 8th scale recently and decided to put a sedan together. I have seen a lot of blown plastic diff gears on brand x cars and have heard they usually run metal gears in longer main events? Just something I thought I would put in my bag.
__________________
YBSLOW Racing
Wallace Motorsports-Team Toso-WRC
HOTRACE Tyres, Tru Source
POWER MASTER Fuel, Hobby People
Protoform Bodies, Avid Bearings
YBSLOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 01:21 PM   #266
Tech Elite
 
dj apolaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Miami, Fl.
Posts: 2,371
Default

For longer mains or to play it safe you can use a rear Xray diff with their metal gears. That is probably your only real option.

As for the new shocks. I was only able to run 1 test and I think since the pistons have larger holes I need to go even stiffer than I did. The ones I built where not what I was looking for and I went back to what I normally run. Since I was racing 2 classes and helping pit, I just did not have the time to rebuild more shocks and keep testing. I think I will try them again with 70 wt oil next time. The track has a lot of direction changes and you need a car that changes direction very quick.

DJ Apolaro
__________________
Capricorn RC, Capricorn Tires, Novarossi World, Spektrum, Horizon Hobby, PROTOform, RCTarget, IGT8.
dj apolaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 01:59 PM   #267
Tech Initiate
 
prtmotorsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 22
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikoskar View Post
There is no need to change to metal gears. Fill your diffs correct and you aren't having any problems.


There aren't plastics. Are carbon made. Open your case and check the oils.
i know nikos they are carbon made thank uou for the tip. And i am from greece

so i should change the oil especially on the back every two races or every race and posibly for a long final?
__________________
Capricon Lab CO2-picco edo mod
prtmotorsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #268
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 51
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dj apolaro View Post
For longer mains or to play it safe you can use a rear Xray diff with their metal gears. That is probably your only real option.

As for the new shocks. I was only able to run 1 test and I think since the pistons have larger holes I need to go even stiffer than I did. The ones I built where not what I was looking for and I went back to what I normally run. Since I was racing 2 classes and helping pit, I just did not have the time to rebuild more shocks and keep testing. I think I will try them again with 70 wt oil next time. The track has a lot of direction changes and you need a car that changes direction very quick.

DJ Apolaro
Congrats DJ for the winning event!!!

Hey Guys..I have a very slippery conditions...a lot of dust in suspension...so the chasis is very stiff and the car just drift...
What do you recommend for this situation... the track is very smooth...not bumpy, its very fast layout but it has a technical section...like "W" shape in which I have to slow down the car a lot to make the turn...

Thanks!
TomasRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 04:07 PM   #269
Tech Regular
 
nikoskar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Greece
Posts: 493
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prtmotorsport View Post
i know nikos they are carbon made thank uou for the tip. And i am from greece

so i should change the oil especially on the back every two races or every race and posibly for a long final?
You can check them after each race. If isn't any leak and the oil is clear you don't need to change it.

Mine i change them every 2 races but before each final i check them.

PS: If you follow manufacturer build instructions you won't have any problems.
__________________
www.rc-world.gr
nikoskar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 01:05 AM   #270
Tech Initiate
 
prtmotorsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 22
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikoskar View Post
You can check them after each race. If isn't any leak and the oil is clear you don't need to change it.

Mine i change them every 2 races but before each final i check them.

PS: If you follow manufacturer build instructions you won't have any problems.
thank you nikos!
__________________
Capricon Lab CO2-picco edo mod
prtmotorsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bartolina pambihira Singapore R/C Racers 21950 01-14-2017 01:29 AM
Capricorn LAB-C01 Korey Harbke Nitro On-Road 2059 07-16-2013 10:12 AM
How many RC's do you own???? Telengard Electric On-Road 127 02-22-2011 01:52 PM
High Performance Nitro MassiveMods Australian Racing 1318 03-12-2009 04:52 PM



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 11:28 PM.


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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0