R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Track Locator Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-10-2007, 09:08 PM   #1351
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Altoona, Pa
Posts: 678
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Ed That is a good idea, it looks like you added 6 oz. to the ride, how much did you add? Roar limit is 60 oz. With 6 cells my T4 weighted 67.8 oz. With the lipo it will weight 63. something. I might try no added weight with some suspension changes or go with the weight and keep the same set-up. Did you try no weight at all? I think McGhee has no weight in his T4.

Do the touring cars handle different on rubber? Do they 'drift' more than foam?

C.R.
lovell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 09:15 PM   #1352
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Altoona, Pa
Posts: 678
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Ed, I took 3.5 oz. and poured it into the tunnel in a liquid form, the biggest problem was it cooled to quickly, not to mention it took a almost new carbon T4 chassis and made it into a flex chassis for a while. The chassis has a 'little' tweak to it now. I didn't care if it got destroyed.
lovell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 10:10 PM   #1353
Tech Master
 
Ed237's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dudley PA
Posts: 1,431
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

I got lazy and decided to just add the weight so I could use regular setups and compete head to head with everyone else still using NiMhs. It ended up being 5 oz total. I figured it would take me a month of trial and error before I would find something that works without the weight. I hope AE saves me the time and posts some team lipo set up sheets for this spring.

The touring cars are working very well on the carpet with rubber tires. The only time they tend to drift if the tires are cold or if they get glazed up with compound. If you keep the tires cleaned off and up to temperature, they don't drift much at all.
Ed237 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 10:37 PM   #1354
Tech Adept
 
iCeNuTz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 224
Default

Did anyone notice a Tamiya connector with 2 Banana plugs on the other end laying around at the track? It goes with my charger and I can not find it anywhere!



iCeNuTz
__________________
I like chili
iCeNuTz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 04:43 AM   #1355
Tech Initiate
 
MacTheKnife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 20
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iCeNuTz View Post
Did anyone notice a Tamiya connector with 2 Banana plugs on the other end laying around at the track? It goes with my charger and I can not find it anywhere!



iCeNuTz
I didnt notice it but I will check today. What kind of charger is it.
MacTheKnife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 04:52 AM   #1356
Tech Initiate
 
MacTheKnife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 20
Default

I ran the new Losi last night and have to say it works good. Much better than the old losi. My plans for Friday are, hit Ma Myers kitchen, drink some coldies, wipe up the floor with Gixxxxers touring car and then bounce my empty beer cans off his Big Head.
MacTheKnife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 06:13 AM   #1357
Tech Elite
 
d4man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,634
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ed237 View Post
I hope AE saves me the time and posts some team lipo set up sheets for this spring.
I hear that the AE guys are using lighter springs and adjusting their setups rather than adding weight.

I am all for Lipo, but like I have said in the past, I am waiting for the battery that looks and weighs like a nimh
__________________
The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist...
I always thought I had a pretty good imagination, but it turned out to be just my imagination.
------
NOT a member of Team Terribles!
d4man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 06:28 AM   #1358
Tech Master
 
Ed237's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dudley PA
Posts: 1,431
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

I'm not sure that battery will ever exist. There's simply no room to add weight to the higher capacity (5000 mah) lipos. As CR already mentioned, stadium trucks with Lipos are still over the ROAR legal weight. If I had a track in my back yard, I'd definately work up a Lipo set up without adding weight!

If there's anyone out there that wants to get in on a 13.5 GTB but couldnt afford it, Novak is offering remanufactured esc's at $120 and motors at $60.

http://www.shopatron.com/index/135.0.7521.0.0.0.0

The esc doesnt have lipo cutoff protection but everything I've read is that if your carefull to stop driving once you feel the pack start to drop off, there is no danger of damaging the lipo. Thats a great deal.
Ed237 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 06:45 AM   #1359
Tech Elite
 
d4man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,634
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Yeah it is! I am sure you're right Ed. I know the second that I invest in all this new technology that by the graces of God, some new technology will come out, making all my new stuff old.

I am awaiting for the Tekin Brushless ESC's to come out. They have a small footprint, work in brushed and brushless and have LIPO cutoff.
__________________
The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist...
I always thought I had a pretty good imagination, but it turned out to be just my imagination.
------
NOT a member of Team Terribles!
d4man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 06:59 AM   #1360
Tech Initiate
 
MacTheKnife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 20
Post

Ed, R U going to the track tonight. I will be there @ 4:30 till 7ish.

On the LiPo debate I think tuning your car to run @ less weight would be better and a LiPO will never look like a standard type battery. Mabe incased in what looks like a nimh battery.
I will say I almost feel guilty running LiPo's due to the lack of maintaince after running the car. No discharging, smart traying, com cutting, brush & spring swaps.
MacTheKnife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 07:02 AM   #1361
Tech Initiate
 
MacTheKnife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 20
Default

D4man,
Mghee tried a Tekin speeder. It burnt up during the first race
MacTheKnife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 07:13 AM   #1362
Tech Elite
 
d4man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,634
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MacTheKnife View Post
D4man,
Mghee tried a Tekin speeder. It burnt up during the first race
Not good. A guy at our track is sponsored by Tekin, and I am sure he'll try it first. If it sucks, I'll just go with Novak. I'm sure they will have something new out by the time I am ready to convert.
__________________
The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist...
I always thought I had a pretty good imagination, but it turned out to be just my imagination.
------
NOT a member of Team Terribles!
d4man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 08:03 AM   #1363
Tech Master
 
Ed237's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dudley PA
Posts: 1,431
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Mac - I cant make it tonight.

The first thing I notice about the Tekin Brushless ESC is that they apparently don't need a fan or even a heat sink. If they work that should create a lot of interest because its getting more and more difficult to find room for electronics in buggies and touring cars.

LRP thought the same thing but now their escs made for touring cars include both a fan and a heat sink.

Very interesting indeed.
Ed237 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 08:49 AM   #1364
Tech Adept
 
iCeNuTz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 224
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MacTheKnife View Post
I didnt notice it but I will check today. What kind of charger is it.
It is not the charger just a wire with a tamya connector on one end and 2 banana plugs on the other.

Mac, if I make it tonight will you tune my motors?

iCeNuTz
__________________
I like chili
iCeNuTz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2007, 09:21 AM   #1365
Tech Addict
 
NeverATiteLine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Gallitzin, PA
Posts: 580
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to NeverATiteLine Send a message via Yahoo to NeverATiteLine
Default

Mac ill be over around 445ish listen for me so u can set up the ramp for me please

Greg I can cut your motors if you make it....if thats what u mean by tuning
__________________
MBX6-ECO
The 4 most famous words in motor sports: SECURITY TO THE PITS!!!
NeverATiteLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ALTOONA RACEWAY 1/10 SCALE ELECTRIC TROPHY RACE gixxerman Racing Forum 2 08-13-2008 03:17 PM
R/C Pilots Welsome at the Altoona Raceway - Altoona, PA Reznor88 RC Flight 0 01-14-2008 06:11 PM
SPECIAL EVENTS COMING AT THE ALTOONA RACEWAY - ALTOONA, PA Reznor88 Racing Forum 1 01-14-2008 06:10 PM
SPECIAL EVENTS COMING AT THE ALTOONA RACEWAY - ALTOONA, PA Reznor88 Electric On-Road 0 01-06-2008 05:27 PM
altoona raceway morris Racing Forum 0 05-26-2007 09:13 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 12:42 AM.


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