R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-03-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
Tech Apprentice
 
Morgan Johns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 74
Default 2wd Buggy Tires for Carpet/Astro Turf ???????Help!!!

Hey All,

Wondering what the general concensus is or reccomendations for Offroad carpet / astro turf tracks

We have to use Spiked tiers!!

Thanks for all your help

FastCats going Offroad!!!!!!!! WWW.FASTCATS.CA

Last edited by Morgan Johns; 10-03-2007 at 09:32 PM. Reason: its a question
Morgan Johns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 04:32 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
schmelme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,294
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Is it a combination of astro turf and carpet?
schmelme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 04:34 PM   #3
Tech Apprentice
 
Morgan Johns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 74
Default

No Just Carpet but not Ozite more burly/dense/industrial carpet trying to best simulate dirt.

Not the soft carpet in your house
Morgan Johns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 06:22 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
WheelNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Edmonton, Ab
Posts: 3,210
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to WheelNut
Default

Could you mabye post a pic of it? I think the carpet at our tack here is similar by the sounds of it. We use M3 holeshots exclusively, with hard foams.
__________________
•Brad Comis
WheelNut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 07:09 PM   #5
Tech Apprentice
 
Morgan Johns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 74
Default

Best I can do

http://www.fastcats.ca/sneak_pics.htm
Morgan Johns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 09:28 PM   #6
Tech Master
 
theanimaleide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St Louis Park MN
Posts: 1,138
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

maybe a Team Losi X2000 or X3000
__________________
Aaron Eide

Wells Fargo Home Team
theanimaleide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 11:24 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
chewiefttc4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: algonac, mi
Posts: 1,552
Trader Rating: 26 (96%+)
Send a message via AIM to chewiefttc4 Send a message via Yahoo to chewiefttc4
Default

taper pins or switches id suggest
its a reallly short pin.

hell if your on carpet. just run switches with the outsides ground down to almost slicks. less wear and tear on the carpet

p.s that timing system is TRICK
chewiefttc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 11:43 PM   #8
Tech Apprentice
 
Morgan Johns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 74
Default

Thanks for everyones input...

Im new to Offroad...Mainly concentrate in 1/10th Nitro touring so bare with me but what are switches...LOL

And yeah John Catricala and Co. who built fastcats come up with some amazing ideas, look around the site we even have a giant projection screen that posts live laptiming and scoring its pretty sick, 4 Linked XBOXs, outdoor paved track, and the touch screen personal fastlaps kiosk is a great way to egg on ur fellow racers, I would just leave my times up on the screen after a practice run ..hehehehehhe
Morgan Johns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 11:45 PM   #9
Tech Master
 
chewiefttc4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: algonac, mi
Posts: 1,552
Trader Rating: 26 (96%+)
Send a message via AIM to chewiefttc4 Send a message via Yahoo to chewiefttc4
Default

umm.. panther switches..

google them.

or red taper pins

either of them shaved down on the outside.

i know what type of carpet your using . my father was a carpet layer and we have done several jobs with that type of carpet..

ever thought about running foams???
chewiefttc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 11:48 PM   #10
Tech Apprentice
 
Morgan Johns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 74
Default

We thought about it but dont want tires to ruin it, as we saw at some other tracks trying or using carpet for indoor offroad it became a money game, I would love the foam tires I got tons a sets of rm goo GQ the one and only.

But Anyways the track has decided that all offroad classes will have to run offroad tires.

Thanks Ill look those up
__________________
Serpent 720 | MEGA ZX | MAX POWER | GQ TIRES | ZZHobby
Kyosho RB5 | Mini Rally M03RR TRF Prototype
UseMyBank.com | rCom Graphics & Design |
Team Grumpy Reject| Special Thanks to FastCats Fam & Crew!
Morgan Johns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 11:53 PM   #11
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,208
Trader Rating: 44 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Morgan Johns View Post
that's a very nice track

i hope to be able to race offroad in an upcoming ozite carpet local track. will be able to provide some feedback in 2 months' time!
__________________
YOKObori MOkei
wyl03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 11:56 PM   #12
Tech Elite
 
WheelNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Edmonton, Ab
Posts: 3,210
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to WheelNut
Default

That carpet looks like the same stuff to me, only our's is green. I don't have any good pictures of the surface, but I've attached one none the less. I've tried quite a few different tires on this carpet and M3 holeshots are by far the best. I would normally see around 50-60 minutes of runtime on them before the lap time would really start to drop off hard. Most mid level guys were getting over 2 hours run time on the rears. Front tires would usually last about 2.5 months. Traction compound never made them any faster. You do need the Pro-line 6196-00 hard inserts, or Trinity TK1522 hard inserts though or you will not have any grip at all. I never liked the micro pin tires on this type of carpet, just to much wear. You need something to dig into the carpet a bit anyways. Thats all on my T4 though, I was finding that with 1/10th buggy tire wear is a lot higher, but holeshots are still dialed.
We didn't run jumps last year so my setup from last year wouldn't help guys a ton, but I'll attach it anyways. We are gonig to be running jumps this year though so I would be interested in seeing some setups from you guys! Although our track here is very tight.
Attached Thumbnails
2wd Buggy Tires for Carpet/Astro Turf-10th-scale-8.jpg   2wd Buggy Tires for Carpet/Astro Turf-t4-setup-jan-24-2007.jpg  
__________________
•Brad Comis
WheelNut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 12:23 AM   #13
Tech Champion
 
BuggyKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca
Posts: 7,919
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

I take it u guys run this up un Canada.
__________________
Our government is a #$%$ joke, from the head jester on down
RIP Mike M
BuggyKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 12:27 AM   #14
Tech Master
 
chris c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: So Cal Westminster
Posts: 1,155
Trader Rating: 60 (100%+)
Default

Ever think of running panther slicks?????
chris c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 05:14 AM   #15
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Denmark
Posts: 355
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to Jan Larsen
Default

Try Schumacher Stagger Rib for the front and Mini Pin for the rear, thats what people use on carpet/astro turf.
Jan Larsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turf City 1/8 off road buggy race, 20th JUly 2008 leng Singapore R/C Racers 48 07-21-2008 03:56 AM
Turf City 1/8 Off Road Buggy Race, 15th June 2008. leng Singapore R/C Racers 30 06-18-2008 03:59 AM
Turf City 1/8 Off Road Buggy Race, 18th May 2008. leng Singapore R/C Racers 45 05-16-2008 09:59 PM
Turf City 1/8 Off Road Buggy Race, 20th Apr 2008. leng Singapore R/C Racers 66 04-23-2008 10:22 AM
**Astro Flight Astro Power Supply 13.5V 12.5Amps** Brian John R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 12 03-19-2008 06:21 AM



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 03:24 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net