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Old 05-14-2014, 07:03 AM
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Sounds like a descent return. You are WAY OFF on your gearing. The sensor wire being off won't cause a problem. Are you coming out Saturday? I can help you get your gearing right and you'll see a big difference in speed.
Won't be there until after 7PM, working late this Saturday. Every other Saturday I can be there about 5PM. I will look for you and see what my options are.

Thinking of going with a 23 tooth pinion to see how a 3.78 gear ratio works out, over the 3.95 I ran, otherwise I'll have to change gears (to the 64 pitch(?)) to get a ratio in the 3.80s range.

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Looks like you are calculating the gearing wrong. My numbers tell me your current gearing is a 7.91.
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Looks like you are calculating the gearing wrong. My numbers tell me your current gearing is a 7.91.
I have a stock 87 tooth spur and a 22 tooth pinion, I simply divided 87 by 22 and got 3.95......what am I missing? This was the way we figured our ratios when we ran 1/12 scale, is there a new way to calculate the gearing?

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You have to factor in the internal ratio of 2.0 on the tc6.2. Your 12th scale were all 1:1 ratios, everything else that's not direct drive has an internal gear ratio. Now divide you spur gear by your pinion and then multiply that by your internal ratio. So if you had a 100 spur and 50 tooth pinion you would multiply 2 by the internal ratio of 2.0, giving you a 4.00 final drive. I would suggest you starting around a 4.0 and go from there. Come out Friday we are having an oval setup class.
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You have to factor in the internal ratio of 2.0 on the tc6.2. Your 12th scale were all 1:1 ratios, everything else that's not direct drive has an internal gear ratio. Now divide you spur gear by your pinion and then multiply that by your internal ratio. So if you had a 100 spur and 50 tooth pinion you would multiply 2 by the internal ratio of 2.0, giving you a 4.00 final drive. I would suggest you starting around a 4.0 and go from there. Come out Friday we are having an oval setup class.
I work until at least 5PM, when are you starting?

Oval racing is my LEAST favorite (to do) I'd like to set my 6.2 up for the road course, my incoming Vintage Trans Am VBC Wildfire may see some oval, but I much prefer road racing to ovals.

As an example: I'd change the spur and the Pinion to get to a 4.0 by going with a 50 Spur and 25 Pinion, or something like 100/50, or something like that?

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I work until at least 5PM, when are you starting?

Oval racing is my LEAST favorite (to do) I'd like to set my 6.2 up for the road course, my incoming Vintage Trans Am VBC Wildfire may see some oval, but I much prefer road racing to ovals.

As an example: I'd change the spur and the Pinion to get to a 4.0 by going with a 50 Spur and 25 Pinion, or something like 100/50, or something like that?

Todd usually setups these clinics up around 5ish and it go's until everyone packs up. He is not suggesting that you stop by to setup for oval just that you can get some help with your gearing from himself or Todd.
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Yeah Chris, I kinda figured that they'd be willing to help no matter which type of track I preferred.....and I know gearing may vary from the road course set ups to the ovals so I'll figure it all out now that I have the formula.

My big thing now is deciding whether to go with the 64 pitch gears or try to make the stock 48 pitch work. After talking with others it seems that most are running the 64 pitch gearing.
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Considering a tire sauce and was wondering which one (or more) brands and color identifier are people using on the road course.....and do you use something different for oval racing?

Seeing many brands and levels of stickiness and it's all too confusing since I have no baseline to measure results from.

Are there any home brews that are working.....like Simple Green....etc.

Last question: DO THEY STOCK VARIOUS BRANDS AT HOBBYTOWN GILBERT?
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Considering a tire sauce and was wondering which one (or more) brands and color identifier are people using on the road course.....and do you use something different for oval racing?

Seeing many brands and levels of stickiness and it's all too confusing since I have no baseline to measure results from.

Are there any home brews that are working.....like Simple Green....etc.

Last question: DO THEY STOCK VARIOUS BRANDS AT HOBBYTOWN GILBERT?
Paragon....
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Ditto, either paragon works great.
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I can't find my Castle programming card.
Will anyone who will be out at HT Gilbert tomorrow night let me borrow theirs for a few mins? Need to update the firmware and tweak my curve a little.
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So many hobbytown racers....so little action on the forums.

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So many hobbytown racers....so little action on the forums.

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I think the HobbyTown crew uses AZ-RC.com more than RC Tech
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:19 AM
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So I dont live far from the Gilbert HT. I would love to race more than I am currently getting. SRS and W3 are great, but far away. What type of parking lot racing do you guys do? Oval? Road Course? What classes? 4wd touring car, pan car, foam tires, rubber tires...etc. I am not sure parking lot racing is for me, but I thought I would ask.
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So I dont live far from the Gilbert HT. I would love to race more than I am currently getting. SRS and W3 are great, but far away. What type of parking lot racing do you guys do? Oval? Road Course? What classes? 4wd touring car, pan car, foam tires, rubber tires...etc. I am not sure parking lot racing is for me, but I thought I would ask.
Yes, they race everything you mentioned. Best to just head out there and check it out.
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