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Old 06-22-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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Ok me and a couple of buddies just started renting out the local skating rink on Wed nights so we can run and race our on road cars. Well everybody knows how slick the floors are on a skating rink. I have a questions. When I run my car (RedCat with a MMP 7700KV set up) the rear end is real squirly. I can not get it to hold in the corners. I have a set of soft HPI tires and I am running some 7.2 NImh batteries. It pushes real bad in the corners also. Any help will be nice.
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do they do anything for traction,is it wood or concrete
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do they do anything for traction,is it wood or concrete
Probably an ice rink...
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Probably an ice rink...
yeah,i work at a high school and ran mine in the gym,it was only good for drifting
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We sweep and mop it before we start running.
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We sweep and mop it before we start running.

See if they will let you spray it with sugar water...that will help traction for sure!
Would probably need to mop it up afterwards...
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RedCat with a MMP 7700KV set up

You will have MORE traction if you use less motor and will have more steering.
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Yea I figured that on the motor size but I got it cheap and that is the one I put in it. I was running the Traxxas brushless system out of my slash but put it back in the slash and put the MMP and 7700 kv system in my car. I am using in the car right now until I get the funds to buy the 2650 kv motor for the slash. It is pretty wicked with the MMP system in it.
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As far as traction, i doubt they will let you do this.

Beltran Raceway had Slurried Concrete as they surface. The only way for them to get traction(and i felt it was too much) was paint the surface with Black latex paint, then spray VHT. Because it is slurry coated, there isn't anything for the tires to grab, so the VHT had to be caked on heavily.
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Yea i doubt they would do that because they still use it for skating. Oh well I am going with a little softer tire and a little softer trigger and go from there and see what happens
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do they regularly clean the surface with anything? after a few sessions some rubber my build up and traction will come up.

otherwise, sugar water does amazing things for traction. i remember one time about 10 years ago running a touring car on polished concrete that had been treated with sugar water. i could traction roll with 22mm width tires. if this is outdoors and there is a storm drain, you could just splash a few buckets of water to wash away the sugar when you are done.
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RedCat with a MMP 7700KV set up

You will have MORE traction if you use less motor and will have more steering.
True dat. lol

But seriously, I have a T4 with a 4600 MM system in it. And it is OVERKILL!!! Try a 13.5 or something. Once you master that, try a faster motor.
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