Originally Posted by ma racer
On most of our tracks, its fairly safe to say 32f-35r for qualifiers and mains could be anything, depending on timed length of the main.
I try to run 32-35 for all quals, but it just depends on the gritty-ness of the track.
I ran it some at the club race yesterday. I've got an exhaust prob I could fix onsite (tube melting the exhaust line, and I forgot shield) but what I could run of it.....wow.
I'm used to old school, which is get out of the corner, hammer on the gas, get to the next corner, and so forth. With this thing I had to feather the gas because it's so quick, there just isn't time to get it up to full speed...frankly, don't need much of a motor to get this thing around a track fast.
The S&H 21 I have on it is incredible. Plenty of punch and no lack of top end. Just to satisfy my curiosity, I ran the factory setup out of the box on both the car AND the motor. I can already tell I'll need more laptime because right now the car exceeds my ability (pushing the envelope) but the car is so easy to drive that I think anyone could do very well with it.
I let a friend of mine try a few laps at it...he's pretty much a newbie...and he wrecked it twice, both hard impacts, side and front, and flipped the car. No damage whatsoever, hardly a scratch. I had some doubts because I've seen other cars (mugen, serpent, kyosho) take hits and come apart like crash test dummies, and frankly the edam is basically the same car, but maybe edam is using some better quality stuff or something because I fully expected either of those hits to break something in a huge way and was pleasantly disappointed.
I really don't have the words to express how happy I am with this car so far. I had high hopes, but low expectations, because it is a small company trying to get a foothold in the market. I was willing to settle for average performance and consider it a fair trade off for cost. I think I've bought the equal of any car on the track for a lot less, I'm looking forward to driving this thing a lot in the future.