R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-21-2004, 11:26 AM   #676
Tech Master
 
jc510's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Posts: 1,185
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Has there been a 12l4 set on this post?
jc510 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2004, 11:11 AM   #677
Tech Master
 
klien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,131
Default

Hi! i would like to get some opinion.
i have a tc3 rtr and i am thinking of the following setup :
(hot weather, running on cocrete and asphalt)

Front:
std. shock tower
copper spring, 40wt oil,#3 piston
inner hole shock mounting, droop #6
0 camber, 0 toe
upper inner camber link
ride height 5mm
sorex tyre medium insert

Rear:
gold spring,40wt oil,#2 piston
inner hole shock mounting, droop #5
3 degree toe in, 0 camber
upper inner camber link
ride height 5.5 mm
sorex tyre medium soft insert

please advice!

Thank you
klien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2004, 11:32 AM   #678
Tech Elite
 
Jack Smash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 2,897
Trader Rating: 29 (100%+)
Default

I know I'm not Mike but I would like to help you out with your setup since he might be too busy to get back to you for a few days,

The springs you have listed are a little stiff for asphalt type tracks. The stock spring setup (gold front, silver rear) is pretty good unless bite is real high, then maybe go to Red front, Blue rear. Maybe run more rear droop if you have trouble getting the rear to stick. Also, you will almost always want to run some camber. Start at 1 deg and see where the wear marks on your tires are and adjust camber to get it to wear right down the middle.

Not sure if I would run a #3 piston on asphalt but its worth a shot. Most guys would run 50wt #2 front and 30wt #2 rear to start but your setup might work on your track. Good Luck!
__________________
Kyosho / Orion / Amain.com / Protek / MIP /
Jack Smash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2004, 11:42 AM   #679
Tech Master
 
klien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,131
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Jack Smash
I know I'm not Mike but I would like to help you out with your setup since he might be too busy to get back to you for a few days,

The springs you have listed are a little stiff for asphalt type tracks. The stock spring setup (gold front, silver rear) is pretty good unless bite is real high, then maybe go to Red front, Blue rear. Maybe run more rear droop if you have trouble getting the rear to stick. Also, you will almost always want to run some camber. Start at 1 deg and see where the wear marks on your tires are and adjust camber to get it to wear right down the middle.

Not sure if I would run a #3 piston on asphalt but its worth a shot. Most guys would run 50wt #2 front and 30wt #2 rear to start but your setup might work on your track. Good Luck!
Thank you
klien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2004, 01:03 AM   #680
Tech Elite
 
RCknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,273
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default Mike....

can you use Losi XXX-S rear wheel carriers on the TC4? If not, is there anyway to do it?
RCknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2004, 09:02 PM   #681
Tech Adept
 
iamramos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 107
Default cleveland setup

please post your setup for cleveland..or starting carpet setup for foams
iamramos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2004, 12:03 PM   #682
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 690
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Hey Mike I was wondering about your Snowbirds TC3 setup. It has it that you run two different amounts of droop on the car. It differs from left to right. Just wondering why this is. Thanks.
runnin rc10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2004, 12:27 PM   #683
Tech Regular
 
Vue Vang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 274
Default

Mike how about that setup for tc4? Are you ready to post it yet? If not that is ok.
Vue Vang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2004, 12:39 PM   #684
Tech Elite
 
Jack Smash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 2,897
Trader Rating: 29 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by runnin rc10
Hey Mike I was wondering about your Snowbirds TC3 setup. It has it that you run two different amounts of droop on the car. It differs from left to right. Just wondering why this is. Thanks.
It's to account for chassis twist.
__________________
Kyosho / Orion / Amain.com / Protek / MIP /
Jack Smash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2004, 07:46 PM   #685
Tech Master
 
koabich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Detroit Area
Posts: 1,359
Send a message via Yahoo to koabich
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Jack Smash
It's to account for chassis twist.
I think more specifically, it's to help deal with the torque steering the car has when using a really hot mod motor! This is not something to worry about when running stock or 19 turn...IMO
koabich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2004, 09:56 PM   #686
Tech Apprentice
 
jayrodracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: The Greatest Mack Of All
Posts: 61
Default blacstock i got a ????

im running on asphalt with cs27's and im running mod and 19turn....my car is really good but i want to make it return to center quicker when exiting a corner, is it possible to do this without changing oils/springs...maybe messing with roll center or camber link length?? thank u very much...
jayrodracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2004, 09:29 AM   #687
Tech Master
 
Tempest2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Smyrna, TN
Posts: 1,590
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Mike,

Sorry about your luck in 12th scale. You really had a rocket ship man that thing was flying. It looked like you kept losing rear grip when you were pushing the car though???

Quick questions for you.

When you lay your servo flat what thickness washers do you put under the ballstuds to take out some of the bumpsteer? Also do you use lowered front a-arms to run smaller tires?

and your basic setup from cleveland with the 2 stage tires if you have time...

Also what rollout were you running or just what tire size on the rear and spur/pinion if you don't want to figure it up. Last question, Did you stick with the Pt for the main or did you go back to the Ti? Which one did you like better and why?

Thanks man again sorry you had a rough go of it in both classes this year I know you'll be back as always.

Thanks,

Michael

Last edited by Tempest2000; 12-01-2004 at 03:41 PM.
Tempest2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2004, 02:34 PM   #688
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: FT Washington
Posts: 588
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default BlackROCK

how about that TC4 setup from the Champs..?
John Q is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2004, 04:18 PM   #689
Tech Master
 
jc510's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Posts: 1,185
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Mike

What is different about your rear pod on the RC12L4?

Last edited by jc510; 12-03-2004 at 02:32 PM.
jc510 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2004, 05:24 PM   #690
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: fargo nd
Posts: 267
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to gsracer
Default

i too would like a starting point with my new tc4 just switched brands hope i did the right thing
gsracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mike Blackstock & Team Assoicated back together again Kropy Electric On-Road 22 07-16-2008 07:18 PM
Where does Mike Blackstock GO next???? RCPIRATE Electric On-Road 104 07-15-2008 07:08 PM
CEFX signs Mike Blackstock Josh Cyrul Electric On-Road 39 05-17-2007 04:35 PM
Team br00d signs Mike Blackstock..... EddieO Electric On-Road 29 05-15-2007 09:24 AM
Congrats to Mike Blackstock on his move back to BIG T Tres Electric On-Road 0 10-26-2005 11:16 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 05:34 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