R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-20-2006, 11:18 PM   #13441
Tech Elite
 
Turbonium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,302
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to Turbonium
Default

looks like they use it as a ball nut with a droop screw in the center... thats what i have been using on stress areas, instead of the alum... lots stronger. plus, you can make it as long as needed.

id guess that by the hole drilled in the ballcup, to access the screw without popping it off.
__________________
Wes

Team Novak
Turbonium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 01:30 AM   #13442
Tech Champion
 
asw7576's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,792
Default

Do you think tamiya ball cups are hard enough ? Not too easy to pop off ?

I'm thinking to beef up my msx against dnf situation.
__________________
On Road : Xray NT1 , RX8 , T4 || Mugen Seiki MRX4-R , MTX4 , MTX3 prospec || Tamiya M03 , M04 || Top Racing Sabre FD2
Off Road : Xray XT8 || Hobao Hyper 8
Radio : Futaba 3PKS || KO propo EX-10 eurus
asw7576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 01:37 AM   #13443
Tech Master
 
maxepower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Posts: 1,633
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Talking SPOOL For APRIL FOOLS! (Oops Reedy is in May)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tcmerf
I finally got around to putting the spool in my car. Hopefully i will get in to the Reedy race so i figure i might as wel start now. I have never run anything but a spool so what should i expect? i got some set ups from try hard(great site by the way) but are they going to be anything like running with the one ways?
compared to a one-way, it's totally different driving style. No more rolling in and out of corners, you will now stay on throttle deeper in the turn because you can, you may have to get use to using brake going into the turn because you have gone too deep into the corner.
Definitely a more aggressive driving style, you just may like it so much that you wont want to go back to one-way!
You may experience a loss of steering depending on what spool you use, and all this is harder on the drivetrain so parts will wear out quicker than usual.
All this will affect your set-up that you have now with the one-way so you will have to make changes!
Good luck and see ya at Reedy!
__________________
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
Old 03-21-2006, 04:20 AM   #13444
Tech Master
 
TRF415boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,857
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRRobiso
Would someone also like to take a stab at this pic re the the ball studs used for the upper linkages that connect (bolt-on) directly to the front & rear bulkheads used by Satoshi & Mark R.'s MSX @ TITC 06 races. In the pic it also was used on the new steering assembly. Someone mentioned it could probably be the new short ball nuts released earlier this year by Tamiya but it's not due to the new short ball studs are actually ball nuts - part # TAM53869 Tamiya 5mm Aluminum Short Ball nut (Blue/10pcs).

In the pic it clearly shows that the ball studs are slotted (2.0mm driver tool??). I know Square makes blue ball studs that are slotted for the EVO IV but it's not long enough when you have a 2mm spacer under it when you screw it into the bulkhead. Also the ball stud in the pic can only be screwed in using a driver not the usual wrench you would use on a ball stud or ball nut.
I did say ball nuts, I assume that the new Tamiya ball nut might be X-Ray style with a bigger print for hex driver so you can unscrew the ball nut without taking the grub screw off.
TRF415boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 06:22 AM   #13445
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Somewhere on earth
Posts: 927
Default

Dont know if anyone in the UK wants any 415 parts but i am selling up all my RC gear. Loads of 415 parts still NIP all at resonable prices. PM my if anyone is interested. I live in the UK

Last edited by Rick Draper; 03-21-2006 at 12:36 PM.
Rick Draper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 08:44 AM   #13446
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Lake Elsinore, ca
Posts: 873
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maxepower
compared to a one-way, it's totally different driving style. No more rolling in and out of corners, you will now stay on throttle deeper in the turn because you can, you may have to get use to using brake going into the turn because you have gone too deep into the corner.
Definitely a more aggressive driving style, you just may like it so much that you wont want to go back to one-way!
You may experience a loss of steering depending on what spool you use, and all this is harder on the drivetrain so parts will wear out quicker than usual.
All this will affect your set-up that you have now with the one-way so you will have to make changes!
Good luck and see ya at Reedy!
Thanks for the info. By the way do you have a good baseline for Tamiya? I have the one from the KO race last year that was on Try Hards website but i am definately looking for all the help i can get!
__________________
FT B44 - FT J82
LRP TC SPHERE - Futaba Fasst
Orion Lipo & Vortex motors
" Go that way really fast, if something gets in your way, turn"
tcmerf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 12:16 PM   #13447
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 108
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to mark34 Send a message via Yahoo to mark34
Default Advice Please

Hi All,
I am running the HPI steering knuckles just want to check that I have spaced them right. I have used equal amounts of shims on the outside bearing and the smaller 4 mm hex. Looks right just checking to see if you guys do it differently
TIA
Mark
__________________
Yokomo BD
CEFX C12

Powered By Demon Batteries and GM Brushless and 2 thumbs
Mark Ashby
mark34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 03:17 PM   #13448
Tech Master
 
Charles Godwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: UK (England)
Posts: 1,129
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

At this point i am having problems with understeer on corner entry.If i put a longer front block on would that increase corner entry or should i put a shorter block on the front?

Cheers, Charles
__________________
DXR | CML Distribution | Paint by Turnip Paint | TKRgraphics.com
Charles Godwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 03:50 PM   #13449
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Mongville
Posts: 6,980
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles Godwin
At this point i am having problems with understeer on corner entry.If i put a longer front block on would that increase corner entry or should i put a shorter block on the front?

Cheers, Charles
I find on corner entry narrow equal length blocks work well. Makes the car turn in really hard.
__________________
12th Scale - The premier class (if you can make runtime)
Besercoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 12:21 AM   #13450
Tech Master
 
Charles Godwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: UK (England)
Posts: 1,129
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Thanks, i'll try that

Charles
__________________
DXR | CML Distribution | Paint by Turnip Paint | TKRgraphics.com
Charles Godwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 11:34 AM   #13451
Tech Elite
 
Customworksking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Springfield ILLINOIS
Posts: 3,639
Trader Rating: 73 (100%+)
Exclamation chassis

The 4mm chassis in IN STOCK AT TAMIYAUSA BETTER GET WHILE U CAN
__________________
Team Xray | RC America| Hudy |Jaco |AKA
Customworksking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 12:12 PM   #13452
Tech Addict
 
E.J. Evans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 601
Send a message via Yahoo to E.J. Evans
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Customworksking
The 4mm chassis in IN STOCK AT TAMIYAUSA BETTER GET WHILE U CAN
If anyone is going to run the car on carpet, I highly reccomend the 4mm chassis. Besides the fact that it helps a ton...it looks trick!

From what I understand, as of now the quantity is limited.
__________________
T.O.P. Racing | APEX Hobbies | R1 | Solaris | NorCal Hobbies |

Solaris Racing Products (SRP) Solaris Spec Tires!

www.solarisrp.com | www.apexhobbies.com | www.topracingusa.com
E.J. Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 12:22 PM   #13453
Tech Fanatic
 
P-DUB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 842
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by E.J. Evans
If anyone is going to run the car on carpet, I highly reccomend the 4mm chassis. Besides the fact that it helps a ton...it looks trick!

From what I understand, as of now the quantity is limited.
Like this one
__________________
Larry Pryor
P-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 12:26 PM   #13454
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 7,668
Trader Rating: 37 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by E.J. Evans
If anyone is going to run the car on carpet, I highly reccomend the 4mm chassis. Besides the fact that it helps a ton...it looks trick!

From what I understand, as of now the quantity is limited.
The 4mm is definitely nice for carpet foam racing. Did Jimmy J BQ Mod Foam with a 4mm MSX without any custom topdeck?

What I'd be more interested in is that top deck pictured that allows for the use of the front and rear posts. I think with normal levels of traction the 3mm MSX and that post/topdeck+rear deck would work really well. I'm sure it was just something they cut themselves...but would be a nice option.



It beats having to dremel something out of the old middecks.

--------

Eirik A,

I finally ran the setup you sent... 3mm MSX w/old suspension! rubber tires:P
__________________
Serpent Racing * Speed Passion * Fantom Racing * Windy City Raceway
Nexus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2006, 12:29 PM   #13455
Tech Adept
 
mini master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 115
Send a message via AIM to mini master Send a message via Yahoo to mini master
Talking R: 4MM CHASSiS!

Quote:
Originally Posted by E.J. Evans
If anyone is going to run the car on carpet, I highly reccomend the 4mm chassis. Besides the fact that it helps a ton...it looks trick!

From what I understand, as of now the quantity is limited.
E.J.,
Is that what you and jimmy ran at Stockton? Who's car is in this picture?
Can you post your set-up for us? Thanks!
__________________
ALIAS:
Timmy
Timiya
Team TRF
TEAM TAOB...lives on!
mini master 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 01:16 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