R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2008, 12:42 AM   #1
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PHOENIX AZ
Posts: 689
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default body folding help

hey all i have a problem that i know i have read on in the past, i am running a couple hpi bodys and if i get rear ended which happens a lot at my track lol it folds under and jams the tires up,

i know they have thicker bodys but how do i know which are which

i am running a tc4 factory team car and dont really care about weight so any and all input is appreciated
jslider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 06:01 AM   #2
Tech Champion
 
tc3team's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 6,151
Default

I have seen it happen too frequently because there is not enough clearance between the wheel arch of the shell and the tyre. If you can get away with it, allow 3 to 5mm between the tyre edge and the shell, ideally... dont crash (ok ok we all do it!)
__________________
Fusion Hobbies / www.horshamrc.org

The wife stops me being sane and the r/c stops me from going insane....
tc3team is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 08:33 AM   #3
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 5,360
Trader Rating: 38 (100%+)
Default

I saw a suggestion somewhere that said run your rear body post taller and put the clip in at the top of it. That way the wheel will lift the body and untuck itself. Ive never tried it myself but it seems like it might work.
or8ital is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 08:37 AM   #4
Suspended
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 421
Default

If it seems to be an inherant problem, and since you're only club racing and not worried so much about weight, why don't you look into getting (or making) some sort of rear bumper?

could solve your problem
RocketRob40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 08:45 AM   #5
Tech Adept
 
Zagar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: ...In A Vapor Trail
Posts: 160
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I don't know if this would work, but I don't see why it wouldn't.

After the body is painted of course, you could try lining the rear of the body and curves with something like an epoxy/fiberglass mesh that would make the rear of the body much more rigid.

I haven't tried this, so I have no idea if it would affect the paint or not. I know epoxy gets hot when it cures....
Zagar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 08:55 AM   #6
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 2,305
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Alot of the X-Ray drivers run a couple body mounts straight back off the rear shock tower along the rear deck to the back of the body, almost like a pitch fork sticking back from the tower under the body. They work pretty good to keep you from tucking the wheel well.
chensleyrc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 09:02 AM   #7
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: St Louis
Posts: 7,868
Trader Rating: 198 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chensleyrc1 View Post
Alot of the X-Ray drivers run a couple body mounts straight back off the rear shock tower along the rear deck to the back of the body, almost like a pitch fork sticking back from the tower under the body. They work pretty good to keep you from tucking the wheel well.
Hey it just isn't the Xray drivers. Us Losi drivers use xray body post.
__________________
Please become an organ donor.
www.donatelife.net
Custom decals and Sno-Tee'z, T-Shirts by Sno Camel
dodgeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 09:44 AM   #8
Tech Elite
 
ALBERTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
Posts: 2,986
Trader Rating: 23 (96%+)
Send a message via AIM to ALBERTO Send a message via Yahoo to ALBERTO
Default

anyone got any pics
ALBERTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 10:28 AM   #9
Tech Master
 
JamesArluck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,233
Trader Rating: 52 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to JamesArluck
Default

http://www.rc50.com/modules.php?name...bum=49&pos=246
JamesArluck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 11:32 AM   #10
Tech Elite
 
ALBERTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
Posts: 2,986
Trader Rating: 23 (96%+)
Send a message via AIM to ALBERTO Send a message via Yahoo to ALBERTO
Default

thanks
ALBERTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 11:37 AM   #11
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 34
Default

does anyone have more info on how this is fixed to the losi or how i can do this on my losi jrxs type r .... many thanks
B-Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 11:51 AM   #12
Tech Fanatic
 
trailranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 946
Default

Also on the front of the car if your sidewalls are cracked and the body rubs the tires or tucks from the cracked body, use a body post on the center of the front shock tower.

My Xray already had the holes drilled for a body post, but if yours didn't you can drill two holes for a center post.

If you have a TC3, just screw in a 1/2" 4-40 grub screw or a 12mm 3mm grub screw in the spare hole on the diff case. Then screw a body post on the scew and trim it to just be under the body.
trailranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 11:51 PM   #13
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PHOENIX AZ
Posts: 689
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

wow great amount of input and thanks for it i will try that and see what happens i just thought that i was using to thin of bodys
jslider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 12:02 AM   #14
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: St Louis
Posts: 7,868
Trader Rating: 198 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by B-Master View Post
does anyone have more info on how this is fixed to the losi or how i can do this on my losi jrxs type r .... many thanks
Just get a couple long body post. The stock Losi were to short so I used Xray mounts. And use one of the free holes in the rear tower, very simple really.
__________________
Please become an organ donor.
www.donatelife.net
Custom decals and Sno-Tee'z, T-Shirts by Sno Camel
dodgeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 03:19 PM   #15
Tech Adept
 
zenithrr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: sunny california, walnut
Posts: 150
Default

try this one, it's a very thick shell, weights 180g tough. 200mm they say I cheated because I pass by bumping them away. it feels like a tank


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHAK2&P=ML
__________________
TA05MS, F201, F103GT, RS4 Mini, TopForce (original), Mini Inferno, **Tamiya BMT 931 K4** "I am a new soul, welcome to the new world, so proud to joint the TEAM MORON. lalalala" We love Onions products, so touching. COL - cry out loud
zenithrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
folding pit lights SRBMOJO Electric On-Road 6 08-28-2007 08:17 PM
Hobao GPX4 Pro Rolling car with Mazda 6 body and Ford Truck body $500 murf37 Australia For Sale/Trade 0 08-20-2006 05:04 AM
Folding Pit Light??? jrxsracer Electric On-Road 22 03-15-2006 12:55 AM
WTB Folding Pit Light kennywiz R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 11 01-10-2006 10:10 AM
wanted: fluoresent folding pit lamp KenSmith R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 4 02-25-2003 06:40 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 04:18 PM.


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