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World GT Club Racing - To spec or not to spec is the question????

Old 03-23-2012, 11:52 AM
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Check out this YouTube video of the World GT A1 Main Race that happened last Sunday during the 2012 ROAR Carpet Nationals in Dallas, Texas.
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************** WORLD GT RACE SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT **************
Mike's Hobby Shop is hosting a series of 6 monthly indoor carpet races starting on April 29. Points will be awarded based on finishing order, attendance, and TQ of the day.

Read more about it by going here -->http://www.rctech.net/forum/texas-ra...obby-shop.html

This will be a great series for all World GT drivers.

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Old 03-28-2012, 01:04 PM
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Hi guys, we run both 1c/10.5 cars with 2c/17.5 cars here in the UK. I have now run both combo's and my thoughts are that the 1c cars are quicker through the corners, whilst the 2c cars are faster down the straight! Here is a video from the Ardent GT10 winter series, which the latest round was held on Sunday (my car is the white and green car qual'd in 3rd place):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=uKuE7gN_ONM
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I just picked up an old Speedmerchant WGT and I'm looking for a setup for it. I've noticed that the newer WGT cars all have the inline battery moved forward. The car I have is the first WGT version with the battery crosswise in the rear of the chassis.

Is there a significant advantage with the battery weight moved forward? If so, can it be compensated by shifting the elecyronics as forward as possible on my chassis?

One more thing, the car has the Speedmerchant multi-link front end. Can someone tell me how to check caster on it without having to use a setup station?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:19 AM
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The new edition of the World GT does have the battery forward. The idea with the new cars is to have weight shifted forward, but at the same time as close to the center as possible. One trick Speedmerchant is doing is to mount the servo facing the back of the car in-line with the front arms, but that would be an option if you wanted to use the old-skool or new associated front-end.

To measure caster, just take the tires off and put on a flat board. Get a regular old camber guage and measure the angle of the hinge pin. Good place to start is 4 degrees castor, 1 degree camber and .20 front springs.

Pod droop is very important with the older car to get weight transfer to the front. Start with 2 degrees of pod droop and a red center spring.

The car should be very good.
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Originally Posted by Bigdaddyswank View Post
The new edition of the World GT does have the battery forward. The idea with the new cars is to have weight shifted forward, but at the same time as close to the center as possible. One trick Speedmerchant is doing is to mount the servo facing the back of the car in-line with the front arms, but that would be an option if you wanted to use the old-skool or new associated front-end.

To measure caster, just take the tires off and put on a flat board. Get a regular old camber guage and measure the angle of the hinge pin. Good place to start is 4 degrees castor, 1 degree camber and .20 front springs.

Pod droop is very important with the older car to get weight transfer to the front. Start with 2 degrees of pod droop and a red center spring.

The car should be very good.
Thanks. I'll try it stock first with the pod droop as you mentioned. If that doesn't work out I'll try the old-skool front end with the reversed servo.
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With the old school front end, .18 front springs worked the best. Also, 1.5 degrees of camber.
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Bigdaddyswank - Thanks for your help with my specific chassis.

What tire diameter do I start with? Also what is the basic roll out to start with?
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I am putting together a WGT car for some club racing. This is the first 1-cell setup I have ever put together. All that's left for me to do is pick an ESC to use. The motor I am using is a 13.5T Speed Passion Competition 3.0 1-Cell Version similar to the one in the pic below (only 13.5T instead of 3.5T).


I have a choice of 3 ESCs to install. They are (1) Castle Creations Mamba Max Pro 1-cell, (2) Tekin RS, and (3) Hobbywing Xerun 120A 1-Cell.




Of the 3 ESCs above, which one would you install in your WGT? Is one better than the others?
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Both the Mamba and the Tekin will either need an rx pack or booster because neither has BEC for 1s on board. Only the Hobbywing has a 1s BEC.
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2.1 fronts and 2.2 rears to start.

With blinky WGT at the Snowbirds, I ran 36/96 with a 2.0 rear. This is with a Tekin and a Revtech 13.5 with the timing turned upto almost the last notch.
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Would this body be legal for World GT? It is 200mm wide and would fit a World GT chassis like CRC or Speed Merchants well.
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My choice would be the Tekin. The latest software is truly excellent. You will need a pack or booster with it.

The Hobbywing sounds like a really good one too and doesn't need a pack or booster.

Never had or run against a mamba so can't help there.
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Originally Posted by Ed Delgado View Post
Would this body be legal for World GT? It is 200mm wide and would fit a World GT chassis like CRC or Speed Merchants well.
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Ed, I believe WGT only uses bodies that are front engined like the
Protoform Sofia or Aston Martin DB9 or Corvette. Regards
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Originally Posted by Ed Delgado View Post
Would this body be legal for World GT? It is 200mm wide and would fit a World GT chassis like CRC or Speed Merchants well.
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I have that exact body. Its made more for 1/10 200mm TC than for WGT. Its big and sits high. WGT bodies like the Parma DB9 and the Protoform Sofia are much lower in profile.
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