R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-09-2007, 01:45 PM   #18061
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 454
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRFwhitey
hey guys, just came off a sucessful race weekend. With the combination of the new akerman change and new parma 53mm rim tires i was able to give bakker a run for his money at our canadian challenge race. I thought i would include sum pics here so people can give it a shot. This is the single most effective change i have made since ive started running this car. Its worth the grinding!

First pic shows steering links swept back to reduce akerman

Second pic shows upclose the flipped steering rack and bulkhead material removed for clearence.

Third pic shows how we use a 414m belt instead of the narrower 415 belt to keep it from slipping during foam MOD.

If anyone is interested in my setup from this race lemme know.
Is that a homemade carbon damper stay? It looks thicker than the normal ones.
trf_racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 02:08 PM   #18062
Tech Master
 
Leester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wrong Planet
Posts: 1,026
Trader Rating: 21 (96%+)
Default

Never mind. I fixed it.It was a shock ball post spacer problem
Leester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 02:13 PM   #18063
Tech Master
 
linger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Retired
Posts: 1,132
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRFwhitey
hey guys, just came off a sucessful race weekend. With the combination of the new akerman change and new parma 53mm rim tires i was able to give bakker a run for his money at our canadian challenge race. I thought i would include sum pics here so people can give it a shot. This is the single most effective change i have made since ive started running this car. Its worth the grinding!

First pic shows steering links swept back to reduce akerman

Second pic shows upclose the flipped steering rack and bulkhead material removed for clearence.

Third pic shows how we use a 414m belt instead of the narrower 415 belt to keep it from slipping during foam MOD.

If anyone is interested in my setup from this race lemme know.
Hi Corey,
does that mod work well on asphalt too? or just carpet?
-ling
__________________
I used to be a spitter, now I'm a swallower. I graduated.
linger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 06:04 PM   #18064
Tech Fanatic
 
xtrememadness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: new jersey
Posts: 954
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to xtrememadness
Default

corey,
is that the 4mm chassis as well? also i noticed the top deck is countersunk. is that a thicker top deck also and if so how thick? thanxs i always seem to struggle on carpet with my msx and i am eager to try your setup.
__________________
CRAIG SANTRY / TAMIYA / TEAM ASSOCIATED / BROWNIES PRO AND SPORT HOBBIES / STATEN ISLAND SPEED TEAM / FUTABA / LRP / TEKIN / PROTOFORM / JACKSON RC / HORSHAM RC / EXOTEK RACING / REEDY
xtrememadness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 06:12 PM   #18065
Tech Master
 
sohlman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Outside NYC
Posts: 1,739
Trader Rating: 89 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRRobiso
Thanks. Post the pics when able. Later.
Here's a top view of my MRE's electronics. I hope it helps. I still need to shorten some wires.
Attached Thumbnails
Tamiya TRF415-mre_top.jpg  
__________________
Steve Sohl
sohlman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 06:37 PM   #18066
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 454
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xtrememadness
corey,
is that the 4mm chassis as well? also i noticed the top deck is countersunk. is that a thicker top deck also and if so how thick? thanxs i always seem to struggle on carpet with my msx and i am eager to try your setup.
Yes, that's a thicker upper deck, Corey custom made it for carpet racing. I think it is 3mm but I might be wrong.
trf_racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 06:53 PM   #18067
Tech Master
 
over gear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,096
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRFwhitey
hey guys, just came off a sucessful race weekend. With the combination of the new akerman change and new parma 53mm rim tires i was able to give bakker a run for his money at our canadian challenge race. I thought i would include sum pics here so people can give it a shot. This is the single most effective change i have made since ive started running this car. Its worth the grinding!

First pic shows steering links swept back to reduce akerman

Second pic shows upclose the flipped steering rack and bulkhead material removed for clearence.

Third pic shows how we use a 414m belt instead of the narrower 415 belt to keep it from slipping during foam MOD.

If anyone is interested in my setup from this race lemme know.
what does this mod do?
over gear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 06:56 PM   #18068
Tech Fanatic
 
xtrememadness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: new jersey
Posts: 954
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to xtrememadness
Default

thanx trfracer. i will have to get a hold of some carbon fiber
__________________
CRAIG SANTRY / TAMIYA / TEAM ASSOCIATED / BROWNIES PRO AND SPORT HOBBIES / STATEN ISLAND SPEED TEAM / FUTABA / LRP / TEKIN / PROTOFORM / JACKSON RC / HORSHAM RC / EXOTEK RACING / REEDY
xtrememadness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 06:57 PM   #18069
Tech Champion
 
nexxus's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 8,097
Trader Rating: 302 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leester
Hello everyone.

I am putting a DJ Pro Module Suspension on my 415 and the left rear blue hub is bound up and is not swiviling smoothly as the right rear. The right rear pin screws in smoothly with no effort the the left is really hard to screw in.

Any suggestions?

-Lee
Try replacing the axle that the hub swivils on, it could be bent, and that'd cause it to not move freely
__________________
A800 / A800X Awesomatix

Don't worry about what I'm doing.
Worry about why you're worried about what I'm doing.

"Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity."

nexxus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 08:10 PM   #18070
Tech Elite
 
Racing4Evo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,118
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Racing4Evo
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRF415boy
I don't know why you'd want to buy this though if you got a MSXX since it already comes with it in the kit.
Are you sure? It didn't come with my car. And if it did, it would also have to come with the MRE direct pulley or the aluminum one which weren't included in my kit either.
Racing4Evo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 08:39 PM   #18071
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 454
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Racing4Evo
Are you sure? It didn't come with my car. And if it did, it would also have to come with the MRE direct pulley or the aluminum one which weren't included in my kit either.
Your TRF415MSXX comes with center one-way, therefore, you will not have the MRE direct pulley and direct shaft. You have the front one-way for sure.
trf_racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 09:48 PM   #18072
Tech Addict
 
JRRobiso's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 659
Send a message via Yahoo to JRRobiso
Arrow

Quote:
Originally Posted by sohlman
Here's a top view of my MRE's electronics. I hope it helps. I still need to shorten some wires.
Thanks Sohlman for posting your GTB layout on your MRE. Would definitely help & give me ideas on how to wire my GTB 13.5R/MRE. When done, will post a pic of my setup also.

Again, thanks.
__________________
TAOB Racing Team (2004) | Team Driver #101
TRF415MSX | TRF415MRE | TRF801X/XT | K V1 RRR Evo WCE | K IGT2 Audi A4 DTM | AE SC10 4X4
AKA | Airtronics M11 | Spektrum Pro | Speed Passion BL | OS Engines | Sidewinder Fuel | Ko Propo/JR HV/Savox Servos | MuchMore Racing | Xenon Racing | Speedmind | Sorex Tires | Twister Tires
JRRobiso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 07:13 PM   #18073
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 41
Default set up help

can anybody help me with setup for my msx for the tcs race at memphis it on aspahlt any help please new to this
jeremiahdenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 09:00 PM   #18074
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 86
Default re

Yes i did run a custom 3mm upperdeck, it was made by a good friend from muchmore racing. You can get the same feel with using two of the stock decks glued/screwed together. As for the damper stay, its the stock piece that came with the car.

The mod i made to the car reduces akerman, which takes the "inside tire scrubbing" effect away mid corner making it smoother and easier to drive. For asphalt more akerman is better but for foam you must decrease it or the car will be very inconsistent. The difference is night and day...trust me

I will be postin my exact setup form the weekend very shortly.

if anyone is interested heres a video sumone shot of the modified A-main at fastcats..

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krsMRdhWPXs

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMmKEDpwjEs
__________________
Corey "Whitey" Whiteman

TAMIYA- www.tamiya.ca
LRP- www.lrp-electronic.de
Reedy batteries
Protoform- www.pro-lineracing.com
Parma- www.parmapse.com
APS racing- www.aps-racing.net
www.muchhobby.com
TRFwhitey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 09:33 PM   #18075
Tech Master
 
maxepower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Posts: 1,633
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Talking RE: set-up

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremiahdenton
can anybody help me with setup for my msx for the tcs race at memphis it on aspahlt any help please new to this
With B3 tires use Tamiya green inserts or any medium insert that gives you good airgap. Use the NSX or the Skyline body. Use composite wing! If you need more steering go with the Ferrari body. Use Josh Newman or Rhinhart set-up posted on the website for a good start point. If the traction is good run less droop if the traction is bad run more droop. Always run more in the front. I run 5mm front and 4 mm rear.
Good luck in Memphis!
__________________
Tamiya Track Local. 10,000 Watts of power! ($5 donations for gas appreciated)
Proud Father of GT-1 Past Champion!"Hey, I got to go to Japan too!
FF03,TA-05V2 ,EVO-6,TA-07,TRF419W,EXOTEK-6
"Tamiya Racer to Infinity and Beyond!"
maxepower is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TAMIYA TRF415 Xray XB8 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 32 04-04-2008 08:50 PM
Tamiya TRF415 Crashmaster R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 19 12-13-2006 04:48 PM
Tamiya TRF415 MS NIB koabich R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 8 11-11-2005 07:28 AM
F/S Tamiya TRF415 rraden R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 20 06-10-2005 09:02 PM
Tamiya Evo IV or TRF415 TheDevil Electric On-Road 23 10-15-2004 07:27 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 05:58 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