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Old 09-26-2011, 02:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Benzaah View Post
Your brothers car was looking pretty good in stock as well. Did the set up vary much from yours to his? More consistency and he would have made the A as well. As usual the stock driving is so close and making the A takes a lot of effort.
Owens car is ok but it is always a comprimise to make it more predictable to drive. His power is also set that way. Its hard to offer someone performance and.power when they are aggresive. They end.up doing dougnuts and blowing up motors...

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Old 09-26-2011, 03:24 AM
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Hey Dragonfire.
I'm gonna give your setup a crack at my local track, are you running white serpent springs front and rear? Can't read the print sorry!
Also did the car have lots of grip with this setup? & do you think the setup would be ok with the standard plastic wishbones, hubs etc and 2.5mm chassis?

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Yeah thats with serpent white springs so very soft... the whole car had a fair bit of roll which it seems to like. Thats why I have the kick down on the front.

I would suggest starting with the yellow springs all round as the car will be more responsive however it will have plenty of grip on either spring.

Also I noticed that the yok guys did a vid of one of the runs at FEMCA. I started just in front of Volker (the car they follow) so you get to see a fair bit of my car as he catches me. This wasn't one of my better runs and it was with the Hara springs which were ~ 0.3sec a lap slower than the Serpent whites plus I had no bottom end at all this run (I hate not having my BD working!). Still you get to watch it roll around from my slow start (I didn't get my tyre prep sorted for fast starts) and work back up the ladder to 4th I think.

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S411 is working good on carpet. Very few changes from kit set up. Extended frontvand rear wheel base and running white rear springs. I am really liking this car
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:08 PM
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S411 is working good on carpet. Very few changes from kit set up. Extended frontvand rear wheel base and running white rear springs. I am really liking this car
please post your setup
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:55 PM
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Personal reasons is taking me out of racing for a little while. I have a one race old car with a lot of extras for sale. PM me any questions and for pics.
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Originally Posted by Dragonfire View Post
Its hard to offer someone performance and.power when they are aggressive. They end.up doing doughnuts and blowing up motors...
Unfortunately he had one of the few motors that went up in smoke over the weekend. I was marshalling a few of his races and He was eating up the corners when he was following Rod M in the second group of qualifiers when the track was really hot. My schuie really struggled in these conditions.
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Originally Posted by Benzaah View Post
Unfortunately he had one of the few motors that went up in smoke over the weekend. I was marshalling a few of his races and He was eating up the corners when he was following Rod M in the second group of qualifiers when the track was really hot. My schuie really struggled in these conditions.
Actually the motor failure was from motor damage... He must have gotten hit on the end of the.motor and it pushed the timing from almost nothing to full! I had a go at him at first for turning it up but it seems it was not his fault afterall.
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your car looks real good out there !
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Jamison, so we're you running Front Orange and Rear White springs?



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S411 is working good on carpet. Very few changes from kit set up. Extended frontvand rear wheel base and running white rear springs. I am really liking this car
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iZzy, It would be great if you can get more video of Marc's car in action during the his next race.





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he is using EVERYTIME full steering throw, he "controls" his need of steering only with his fingers.

his victory car have prototype double-joint CVDs, BUT he used one day ago on all his cars standard CVDs with no problems and even with full steering throw. The lap times was the same and car feels great!

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about the suspension mount issue ... he used 1,5 mounts in the front, but only because he don't like the car handling with angled wishbones, doesn't matter which car he drive. This is a personaly decision, a lot of our teamdrivers still using 1 and 2 or sometimes 1 and 3. Veronesi, finished 8th on the Nationals still using 1 and 2 - for him it was the best choice
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Okay, after a careful consideration of what TC Car i was going to get, i ended with the S411 as it seemed the best value for money. So is there any good carpet setup's i could use as a starter piont?
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Team_Elli, I think chicky03 is working on one. I know he's super fast on the rug and should find something that will work well. Now as to when he will post it....


Chicky03, what's the word.....setup please!
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Originally Posted by The Teacher View Post
Team_Elli, I think chicky03 is working on one. I know he's super fast on the rug and should find something that will work well. Now as to when he will post it....


Chicky03, what's the word.....setup please!
Ahh, sounds very promesing i have no rush since i ordered my car today, and will probably not get it until 1 week from now
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Originally Posted by Team_Elli View Post
Okay, after a careful consideration of what TC Car i was going to get, i ended with the S411 as it seemed the best value for money. So is there any good carpet setup's i could use as a starter piont?
Try this. It works great. You maybe have to increase wheelbase length (RF)by 0,5 or 1,0 mm up to 3,5 or 4,0 mm, if the track is big. It should make the car more stable - not so quick on steering.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:19 AM
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