Losi XXX-S

Old 06-07-2004, 09:07 AM
  #10981  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (47)
 
Randy Caster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 16,716
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by RichO
Randy: How low grip was the track? I am half wondering if this setup would help my cause in the heat. The spool (as mentioned) is not bad, but...

I am finding the tires just get too hot after 3.5 minutes and pretty soon its drift racing... Car just doesn't want to rotate without throwing it into the corner (which is half the problem). If I increase the rear rotation then it gets too loose after 3.5 mins.
It's a very low grip track. I used 36R's instead of the Take Off's and even they overheated at about 4 mins in. Fortunately I drove a lot of off-road and I can drive a way loose/pushy car.
Randy Caster is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 09:15 AM
  #10982  
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Modesto, Ca
Posts: 991
Default

Originally posted by mugenracer
Randy that was a close one, great driving. where can i find that set up? Robert
Attached Files
File Type: pdf
xxxsg.mf.reedy04.pdf (150.1 KB, 362 views)
James Nguyen is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 10:01 AM
  #10983  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (47)
 
Randy Caster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 16,716
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

I made changes to the front end. 3.5mm droop, 4.5mm ride height, #4 in shock tower, camber #2 in shock tower, ackerman forward and flipped.
Randy Caster is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 11:47 AM
  #10984  
Administrator
iTrader: (26)
 
Matt M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 8,559
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

why are you guys reluctant to run a one way???? the only times i dont' are if the rules prevent a oneway or, if i have faom tires....but as a general rule, if my car has rubber tires i use the one way......period....the car is faster.....

just my opinion...

matt
Matt M. is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 02:27 PM
  #10985  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (47)
 
Randy Caster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 16,716
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

I didn't know I was reluctant to run a 1 way, must be in denial or something.
Randy Caster is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 03:15 PM
  #10986  
The Evicerator
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 4,145
Default

if the track is hooked up 1-ways are dialed... if you're just drifting your car around a spool will make it easier to deal with
Steve Weiss is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 03:50 PM
  #10987  
Tech Initiate
 
Rockheadsguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Posts: 44
Default Fragile one-way

I'm reluctant to use a one-way anymore because the Losi unit kept breaking... I admittedly hit stuff way too often, but the one-way would go bad with a few wall or stranded car whacks, before an arm or hub or any other part would break off. I didn't want to keep buying the replacement halves...
I did like using the one-way though-- is there a stronger one available, or a way to beef up the Losi model? Or just a way to replace the bearing, which seems to be the part that went bad?
Rockheadsguy is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 03:54 PM
  #10988  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (47)
 
Randy Caster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 16,716
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

I have yet to break a 1 way, but I believe it is Tech Racing that makes an aluminum one.
Randy Caster is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 03:57 PM
  #10989  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (16)
 
rocketron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: palm desert
Posts: 2,280
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by Randy Caster
I have yet to break a 1 way, but I believe it is Tech Racing that makes an aluminum one.
tech racing does make an aluminum one-way that has a larger bearing and outdrive. rc modeler in HK sells them
rocketron is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 04:11 PM
  #10990  
Tech Master
iTrader: (2)
 
racer-oZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Wichita
Posts: 1,485
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I'm a big fan of the XXX-S, but I'll say that in my experience the one way is fragile. I've resigned myself to a spool or diff, and I am going to keep a oneway in my box to only use when I'm getting beat by a field of one ways. I've had two bearings in the one way go bad after just a few weekends of running them.

racer-oZ
racer-oZ is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 04:30 PM
  #10991  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (17)
 
Jon Kerr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: San Diego
Posts: 9,659
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

The only o-way I broke was the one I put in my xxx4 buggy.
Jon Kerr is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 04:35 PM
  #10992  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (16)
 
rocketron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: palm desert
Posts: 2,280
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by racer-oZ
I'm a big fan of the XXX-S, but I'll say that in my experience the one way is fragile. I've resigned myself to a spool or diff, and I am going to keep a oneway in my box to only use when I'm getting beat by a field of one ways. I've had two bearings in the one way go bad after just a few weekends of running them.

racer-oZ
i've had many bearings come apart (break) and since i've used a very good quality light weight oil in them have not (knock on wood) had any further trouble. but have strongly considered getting the tech one-way.
rocketron is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 09:33 PM
  #10993  
Tech Master
iTrader: (2)
 
racer-oZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Wichita
Posts: 1,485
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

rocketron, what oil are you using on your one way bearings? I was always under the understanding we were supposed to use a small amount of grease on them. Maybe that's my problem? Interested to hear more thoughts on this because I do like the feel of the oneway in certain situations.

racer-oZ
racer-oZ is offline  
Old 06-07-2004, 09:51 PM
  #10994  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (47)
 
Randy Caster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 16,716
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

I know XRay makes some 1 way lube thats supposed to be good.
Randy Caster is offline  
Old 06-08-2004, 12:06 AM
  #10995  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (16)
 
rocketron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: palm desert
Posts: 2,280
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by racer-oZ
rocketron, what oil are you using on your one way bearings? I was always under the understanding we were supposed to use a small amount of grease on them. Maybe that's my problem? Interested to hear more thoughts on this because I do like the feel of the oneway in certain situations.

racer-oZ
there are a couple of oils said to be for one-ways but i've been using marvel mystery oil. i don't know if everyone would agree on that being a quality oil but i've not had a one-way bearing go bad in the last 4 to 5 months sense i started doing this. just a drop or two every 4 race days or more.
rocketron is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.