R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-16-2005, 04:50 PM   #3706
Tech Champion
 
rayhuang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Posts: 6,511
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to rayhuang
Default

Jim Herrmann just laid down TQ and win at the Gate with his brand new RDX against a tough crowd of top stock drivers. What a fun day!! The Halloween Classic is gonn a get interesting!!

Ray
rayhuang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 06:05 PM   #3707
Tech Elite
 
litespeed-dom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 3,990
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default Diff Screw

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Brown
I found some Grade 12.9.........

I talked with Rob. I don't believe the solution is as far off as we think. At least I hope not.

Even though after running the car for a year I have NEVER broken one. I'm just weird though I guess.

Jeff
Hey Jeff, this was a post on 8/17 regarding the diff screw. Any word from Corally Holland? Reason why I'm bringing this up is because I snapped one yesterday in a race, want to find out if there is a solution yet.

Dom
__________________
Team Kyosho America - Team Br00d Racing - Team R/C Plus - GQ Racing Tyres - Slapmaster Tools - FSX Racing
litespeed-dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 06:11 PM   #3708
Team EAM
 
EAMotorsports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 9,158
Trader Rating: 79 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to EAMotorsports
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rayhuang
Jim Herrmann just laid down TQ and win at the Gate with his brand new RDX against a tough crowd of top stock drivers. What a fun day!! The Halloween Classic is gonn a get interesting!!

Ray
Herrmann got rid of the Tc3? Im am shocked

EA
__________________
Contact Us
Team EAM, Our Facebook
Team EAM | Xray | RCAmerica | Hudy | APEX Raceway and Hobbies | RC Mission | Killer Concepts | AVID | Hobbywing.
EAMotorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 07:02 PM   #3709
Regional Moderator
 
Jim Herrmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mentor, Ohio
Posts: 313
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Ray just had to let the cat out of the bag, didn''t he. Yes I traded in the TC3. I think it was a good move, I have to admit.

Jim
__________________
Jim Herrmann, ex-Professional (turned Life Coach)
Jim Herrmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 07:03 PM   #3710
Team EAM
 
EAMotorsports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 9,158
Trader Rating: 79 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to EAMotorsports
Default

Great car....best advice I can give...Dont hit anything!! Or you'll think your driving the Tricycle3 again

EA
__________________
Contact Us
Team EAM, Our Facebook
Team EAM | Xray | RCAmerica | Hudy | APEX Raceway and Hobbies | RC Mission | Killer Concepts | AVID | Hobbywing.
EAMotorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 07:08 PM   #3711
Regional Moderator
 
Jim Herrmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mentor, Ohio
Posts: 313
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I don't know what your talking about. With a car like that it's next to impossible to hit something. It's sooooo easy to drive.

Jim
__________________
Jim Herrmann, ex-Professional (turned Life Coach)
Jim Herrmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 07:41 PM   #3712
Tech Regular
 
T1Raycer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 304
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Herrmann
I don't know what your talking about. With a car like that it's next to impossible to hit something. It's sooooo easy to drive.

Jim
nice psot hehe!! like it
T1Raycer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 08:37 PM   #3713
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 115
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default What do I need to purchase

Im getting ready to purchase a RDX with front/rear diffs. What other parts should I get along with the kit ?? ( spares, front one-way, etc...... ). I have all the electronics already. Thanks for all the help guys.

Last edited by Zac Project; 10-16-2005 at 09:52 PM.
Zac Project is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 12:18 AM   #3714
Tech Champion
 
Korey Harbke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 6,126
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

For spares, Keep an extra shock tower, some arms and some knuckles. Maybe a few 5x9mm bearings.

For tuning stuff, the 4 deg caster blocks work anywhere. If you are going to run rubber tire carpet alot, I'd grab a one way, other wise just get a spool for an extra tuning option. The black spring kit if good if you are goign to run asphalt and rubber tire carpet, grab the silver set as well if you are going to run on foams. The extra shims to change the front track width and rear toe in and stuff are nice. Keep some spare blades on hand as well.

The only MUST HAVE hopup is the SRC hard foam bumper.

-Korey
__________________
Xray - RC America - Hudy - Apex RC - LRP - Protoform - AVID - 1Up Racing - Xenon - Xpert - Sanwa - RC Mission America - SpeedZombi - Slapmaster Tools - Turtlemaster Racing - Seattle RC Racers
Korey Harbke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 01:26 AM   #3715
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 115
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

kewl. Thanks sushiboy. Now, im gonna pick up some sushi after I pick up my RDX !!!!!!
Zac Project is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 07:10 AM   #3716
Tech Elite
 
squarehead's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Wheaton, Illinois
Posts: 4,211
Trader Rating: 75 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to squarehead Send a message via MSN to squarehead Send a message via Yahoo to squarehead Send a message via Skype™ to squarehead
Default

Buy steering knuckles, steering knuckles and more steering knuckles.

And the Rubberneck front bumper is a must. I would suggest the thin bumper for use with the Buds Kydex modded bumper, too. The Rubberneck is not enough on its own unless you never hit a wall.


I'd suggest A-arms, e-clips, toe shims, spare screws sampler package, and oh yeah, more steering knuckles.
__________________
Everything depends.
Nothing is always.
Everything is sometimes.
squarehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 07:19 AM   #3717
Tech Elite
 
HarshGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 3,379
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ApexSpeed
Buy steering knuckles, steering knuckles and more steering knuckles.

And the Rubberneck front bumper is a must. I would suggest the thin bumper for use with the Buds Kydex modded bumper, too. The Rubberneck is not enough on its own unless you never hit a wall.


I'd suggest A-arms, e-clips, toe shims, spare screws sampler package, and oh yeah, more steering knuckles.
What about the aluminum steering knuckles? Work good? Or is it one of those "transfer of force" things where it ends up causing more damage to other components that then become the "weaker link".
__________________
http://www.arroyoc.com
http://www.gearchart.com
http://www.weracemountainbikes.com
HarshGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 07:27 AM   #3718
Tech Elite
 
squarehead's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Wheaton, Illinois
Posts: 4,211
Trader Rating: 75 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to squarehead Send a message via MSN to squarehead Send a message via Yahoo to squarehead Send a message via Skype™ to squarehead
Default

Well, I can tell you first hand that they work t ofix the breakage problem, HOWEVER, the tiny kingpin bearings (3 x 6 x 2) and the plastic A-arms now take all of the force in ANY diagonal impact on the front end. I bought them yesterday at the track after going through two plastic knuckles in 2 consecutive practice sessions. At $9 a pair, I had already spent more than I wanted on parts that shouldn't break that easily.

So instead of pulling the steering knuckle out of the lower kingpin in the main last night when I clipped a board, I snapped a 50% A-arm in half. Pick your poison. I have a graveyard of broken front end parts in a box in my shop from 2 weeks of racing. Five steering knuckles, four A-arms and three bent aluminum CVDs. In 23+ years of racing RC cars, I have never experienced parts destruction like this.

I'm coming to the conclusion that while this car is a spectacular piece of craftsmanship and engineering, if you are a driver that hits ANYTHING, ever, it might not be the best choice. I am not a hack, either, but would consider myself a B-mainer at local races. I can turn laps consistenly within 80-90% of the TQ usually, even rusty and out of practice.


I will be changing to the Rubberneck bumper WITH the Kydex sub-bumper for the next race, though I don't think that the impacts that I have broken things with would have been different with a stiffer front bumper. All of my breakage comes when the wheels are turned into the corner, and the front of the tire catches an apex.


__________________
Everything depends.
Nothing is always.
Everything is sometimes.
squarehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 09:30 AM   #3719
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: sherman
Posts: 66
Default lowered shock towers

does anybody know how to lower the front shock tower on the rdx for carpet racing ? do you just drill another hole above stock hole then cut off lower ear ? if anyone knows please pm back

thanks ,tim
treecutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 09:35 AM   #3720
Tech Champion
 
rayhuang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Posts: 6,511
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to rayhuang
Default

Apex Speed-_ think 95% of your breakage will dissappear when you put the Rubberneck bumper on. Weve got brutal boards at the Gate and I ve only broken two steering knuckles (well-I didnt break the 2nd one ) and a broken upper front bumper brace, that is still useable(I didnt break that one either). I guess I let too many drvers drive my cars. This is after 1000's of laps.
rayhuang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corally CCT Pan-touring car biker R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 03-02-2010 09:21 PM
Corally CCT Pan touring car biker R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 3 11-05-2003 07:24 AM
Corally F1 w/touring car setup froghead R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 6 10-29-2003 08:10 PM
New Corally Touring Car At Nurnberg JANTLE Electric On-Road 117 04-30-2003 05:23 AM
Brand New Corally C4.1 Touring Car HauntedMyst R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 5 10-25-2002 08:40 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 11:55 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