R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-24-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 485
Default mazda 6 body question

Those of you that are running the Mazda 6 body....can you tell me how you are cutting the rear wing (which line are you cutting on). Do you make the wing small or large? I am racing on carpet. Thanks
Joneser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 04:34 PM   #2
Tech Master
 
chicky03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,993
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to chicky03
Default

Forget that body run a Parma Alfa

Paul
chicky03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
Tech Initiate
 
tr6_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 34
Default

I made mine large but, I have no clue if that's what I should have done. The car seems to handle pretty well though.
tr6_guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 04:51 PM   #4
Moderator
 
StephenSobottka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 3,267
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to StephenSobottka
Default

make sure the wing is even with the roofline of the car to be legal, which means 1 1/4 inch more off the stock cut line. it still handles awesome.
__________________
~~Stephen Sobottka~~
SMC Racing
StephenSobottka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 04:59 PM   #5
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 485
Default Parma Alpha

I have a Parma Alpha......might be the best TC body out there!!! Just have a Mazda 6 that was ready to be painted so I figured I would play with that!
Joneser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 05:08 PM   #6
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 485
Default Parma Alpha

oops
Joneser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 05:41 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
RBLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,747
Trader Rating: 72 (100%+)
Default

Eric,

You want the wing smaller opposed to the larger cut lines. You might even find that you can cut the rear wing down as well. The Mazda will be absolutely awesome at the Gate......
__________________
RC America, Xray, Hudy, R1 Wurks, EA Motorsports, ProLevel RC, Ulti Tires America, PROTOform
RBLove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 06:28 PM   #8
Tech Lord
 
protc3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Spring Hill,Florida
Posts: 10,838
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

in order to be roar legal you have to cut on the line that makes the spoiler more narrow from front to back.that fits the gauge perfect.the spoiler has to be even with the top of the car.they put a level on it so its gotta be pretty good.the car handles amesome on asphalt like this.i do not run carpet so i cant really give any info on that.hope this helps
protc3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 06:48 PM   #9
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 485
Default wing

After trimming the wing down to the smaller size, it has two mounting holes on each side. The wing mount on the body has two positions.....any suggestions?
Joneser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2004, 10:23 AM   #10
Tech Champion
 
Still Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 7,237
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default Bad fit for me

I just prepared a much touted Mazda 6 body and then tried to fit it to one of my Losi XXX-S Graphite chassis. When getting the body's wheel wells lined up reasonably well to the front and rear wheels of the chassis, the front bumper ends up being way too far behind the nose of the body (too big a gap). Don't want to add (weight) anything to fill the space either. Will be sticking with ProtoForm's great Alfa 156 body for my Losi cars.

Gotta look into the Parma Alfa thing...
__________________
Constantly evolving CRC WGT and WGT-R/T...Carpet & Asphalt...All thanks to Team CRC.

And a pair of Associated B6 buggies for turf and clay tracks.
Still Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2004, 10:27 AM   #11
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Stokes, NC
Posts: 6,514
Trader Rating: 74 (100%+)
Default wing cuts

Like Trinityracenut said, if the track uses ROAR rules, the wing will have to be cut. If they dont, then trim the wing as a tunning option. The officials may make you cut it to match the roof line. You have to experiment with it.
I have been using the Mazda 6 for a few races, and have had good rersults. It provides same steering as the alfa, but more control.
__________________
Team and Sales Manager for USRC Imports, home of Sworkz! Looking for drivers for 2017-2018, KingMax Servos www.kingmaxhobby.com Gens Ace www.gensace.com, MIP www.miponline.com,Schelle , WWW. Schelleracing.com, Slavich Designs, GARCIA GRAPHIX

CHECK OUT GARCIA GRAPHIX ON FACEBOOK -LOOKING FOR 2017 TEAM DRIVER'S!
Raul Garcia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mazda 6 or Mazda Speed body Fast XXXS Australia Wanted to Buy 4 07-05-2008 11:01 AM
TC Body Comparision - Mazda 6, Mazda Speed, Ride RI196 TSX, Alex Racing LX-250 Tsquare Electric On-Road 4 04-02-2007 08:18 PM
Why does everyone use the Mazda 6 body? SlumberMachine Rookie Zone 11 11-15-2006 10:23 AM
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
ne1 try the 200m mazda 6 body yet? sbmon Nitro On-Road 17 03-21-2004 11:21 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 07:05 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