Team Losi JRXS

Reply

Old 12-19-2005, 10:46 PM
  #9661  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (15)
 
Greg Sharpe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: ...building minis
Posts: 3,257
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by JRXS_chris
Has anyone tried trimming the excess carbon fibre off that is around the electronics?
Yes. I cut the chassis down as narrow as the electronics would allow. My main reason for doing this was due to a bumpy asphalt track. The best setup I could find caused the sides of the chassis to bottom, even with 5mm ride up front and 5.5mm ride out back. Once I cut the chassis down, the bottoming stopped and mid-corner consistency was greatly improved.

However ..... the stock chassis is too soft IMO and cutting it down certainly doesn't help. If you're racing on carpet, I'd strongly consider other setup changes before resorting to this.
Greg Sharpe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2005, 11:29 PM
  #9662  
Tech Master
iTrader: (15)
 
J.Filipow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,693
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Congrats to Todd Hodge on an EXCELLENT finish at the GP World Cup! Top 10 finish!! Barry, Matt and I had a blast watching the live updates while we were trackside at Stockton...
J.Filipow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2005, 11:31 PM
  #9663  
Tech Master
iTrader: (15)
 
J.Filipow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,693
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

First weekend on carpet with the JRXS...and I started with Craig Xavier's Cleveland set up, which is posted a few pages back on this thread. This is an excellent set up for foams; I ran stock and 19T and changed very little over the course of 3 days. Thanks for all the info, Craig!
J.Filipow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2005, 11:57 PM
  #9664  
Tech Prophet
iTrader: (47)
 
Randy Caster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 16,702
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe
Yes. I cut the chassis down as narrow as the electronics would allow. My main reason for doing this was due to a bumpy asphalt track. The best setup I could find caused the sides of the chassis to bottom, even with 5mm ride up front and 5.5mm ride out back. Once I cut the chassis down, the bottoming stopped and mid-corner consistency was greatly improved.

However ..... the stock chassis is too soft IMO and cutting it down certainly doesn't help. If you're racing on carpet, I'd strongly consider other setup changes before resorting to this.
Just get a belt sander and you can chamfer the edges of the chassis up, this way the chassis stays as wide as stock but wont rub as much on the sides.
Randy Caster is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 06:05 AM
  #9665  
alb
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (19)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 785
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by wyd
Man saw some picks of Todd's pimped out green anodized JRXS.........Damn that thing is trick. Makes me want another JRXS but in green like that.
Where did you see the pics? I can't find them!
alb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 08:06 AM
  #9666  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (94)
 
Kwikvdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 5,982
Trader Rating: 94 (100%+)
Default

Check out the pics from this Website: http://worldcup.rcworld.ch/live_friday.asp?id=3

Enjoy!.........His car looks real cool!
Kwikvdub is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 08:11 AM
  #9667  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (94)
 
Kwikvdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 5,982
Trader Rating: 94 (100%+)
Default

Hey Matt C, ( Chewy Graphics ).............. Heard you got a Losi JRX-S. Congrats Bro!!........ Your going to love it. Missed ya this weekend at the Rumble............ Hope to see you soon!
Kwikvdub is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 08:56 AM
  #9668  
wyd
Tech Legend
iTrader: (50)
 
wyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Castle Mamba Max Pro. Feel its power!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 21,201
Trader Rating: 50 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Kwikvdub
Check out the pics from this Website: http://worldcup.rcworld.ch/live_friday.asp?id=3

Enjoy!.........His car looks real cool!
That car was awesome. It made me want another Losi and then have it anodized like that.
wyd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 09:16 AM
  #9669  
Super Moderator
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,561
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

I was more interested in Teemu's car
Bob Barry is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 09:18 AM
  #9670  
wyd
Tech Legend
iTrader: (50)
 
wyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Castle Mamba Max Pro. Feel its power!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 21,201
Trader Rating: 50 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Bob Barry
I was more interested in Teemu's car
Yeah it was cool to. Alot of those guys had cool cars thats for sure.
wyd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 11:32 AM
  #9671  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 329
Default

That is a cool green there Todd. Makes me wish I could do some in a fluorescent green or a deep metalflake blue. It would go great with the see through candy blue I have.
wcoyote is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 12:45 PM
  #9672  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (1)
 
mjcxtreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: New England
Posts: 172
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Kwikvdub
Hey Matt C, ( Chewy Graphics ).............. Heard you got a Losi JRX-S. Congrats Bro!!........ Your going to love it. Missed ya this weekend at the Rumble............ Hope to see you soon!
Alex, sorry I couldn't make it this weekend. But I'm already planning ahead for the next trophy race you guys are going to have. As far as the JRXS, so far so good. This car handles and respones to adjustments much better than the ae.Shoot, Qualified right behind Mark S. this past weekend and picked up almost a lap in qual too.

Matt C.-Chewy Graphixs
mjcxtreme is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 12:48 PM
  #9673  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (7)
 
DRKWNG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: St. Louis, Mo
Posts: 558
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I was wondering if all the pro's run the rear motor setup? if they do then there set-up sheets woulden't work for the front motor position, would they?
I was just curious after seeing the pics of Todd's car because every piece on it is different than mine.

Are there any tips on how to get more on-power steering? My car goes into the corners fine but is slow coming out. I've tried quite a few different pro set-up's and It never make a difference. Is this somthing that a better battery would solve, or maybe a different motor? I 've been running a monster stock and SMC & Orion 3300, around 1.12 volts.

Thanks,
DRKWNG is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 12:51 PM
  #9674  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (5)
 
rayhuang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Posts: 6,511
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by DRKWNG
I was wondering if all the pro's run the rear motor setup? if they do then there set-up sheets woulden't work for the front motor position, would they?
I was just curious after seeing the pics of Todd's car because every piece on it is different than mine.

Are there any tips on how to get more on-power steering? My car goes into the corners fine but is slow coming out. I've tried quite a few different pro set-up's and It never make a difference. Is this somthing that a better battery would solve, or maybe a different motor? I 've been running a monster stock and SMC & Orion 3300, around 1.12 volts.

Thanks,

try more caster and a low front roll center (Blocks low). I am wondering-do you not have enough on-power steering or not enough rip?
rayhuang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 01:11 PM
  #9675  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (2)
 
Mike Haynes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Area 51
Posts: 3,699
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

i went to the brown grease to give me more on power
Mike Haynes is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service