R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-21-2012, 10:34 PM   #31
Tech Master
 
Chaz955i's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,021
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nf_ekt View Post
Thought I heard something about the car also being equiped with a setup called Absolute Steering Stabilization? I imagine this along with the T.I.T.S set up must make for an incredible ride. Can't wait to experience it.
Yes, you have heard right!! It is a ride like no other.
__________________
At The Gate Bizzos
Chaz955i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 10:36 PM   #32
Regional Moderator
 
CarbonJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,661
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaz955i View Post
Thanks for the race report CarbonJoe!!
Results are here:

http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showpo...58&postcount=1

Bjorn Gaye was in the 17.5 TC A Main.
__________________
*** The Gate - Celebrating 8 years at the same location ***
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car
CarbonJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #33
Tech Regular
 
kingbee9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: oHIo
Posts: 315
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

I saw Bjorn pilot his rocket in the 17.5 A-Main in Indy, it was impressive.

I'm excited to hear about the release of the TKX-12. I've been shopping for new 1/12 ride and this one sounds like it's right up my alley. I heard a rumor that it may come in a special edition with a trick color of carbon fiber. If the TKX-12 is half the car of the TKX-10 it will be well worth the extra coin for it.

Does anyone know who might be testing the 12? I heard it might be Mike Ockurtz. Can anyone confirm this? If there's any more intel on it, it would be greatly appreciated. Early set ups would help, just to know what type of damper the car comes with and what tube lube is being used.
__________________
Brian Wedge
www.ashfordhobby.com
NORCAR R/C Racing at The Gate
www.norcarracing.com
kingbee9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 05:12 PM   #34
Tech Master
 
Chaz955i's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,021
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kingbee9 View Post
I saw Bjorn pilot his rocket in the 17.5 A-Main in Indy, it was impressive.

I'm excited to hear about the release of the TKX-12. I've been shopping for new 1/12 ride and this one sounds like it's right up my alley. I heard a rumor that it may come in a special edition with a trick color of carbon fiber. If the TKX-12 is half the car of the TKX-10 it will be well worth the extra coin for it.

Does anyone know who might be testing the 12? I heard it might be Mike Ockurtz. Can anyone confirm this? If there's any more intel on it, it would be greatly appreciated. Early set ups would help, just to know what type of damper the car comes with and what tube lube is being used.
Yeah Mike Ockurtz has been testing the 12. Typically he uses no lube but TKR engineers suggest 30k works in most applications.
__________________
At The Gate Bizzos
Chaz955i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #35
Tech Adept
 
jamminjim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Edmonchuk AB, Canada
Posts: 207
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

WOW, this car sounds amazing. I did hear that after a short while the T.I.T.S. sags. When are the silicone rebuild kits going to be ready?
__________________
Know racing, know life. No racing, no life.
jamminjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:05 PM   #36
Tech Master
 
Chaz955i's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,021
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamminjim View Post
WOW, this car sounds amazing. I did hear that after a short while the T.I.T.S. sags. When are the silicone rebuild kits going to be ready?
It should take years but when the T.I.T.S get saggy we suggest moving to a newer model.
__________________
At The Gate Bizzos
Chaz955i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:16 PM   #37
Regional Moderator
 
CarbonJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,661
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaz955i View Post
It should take years but when the T.I.T.S get saggy we suggest moving to a newer model.
Isn't that the expensive way to do it? What about just investing in some new T.I.T.S.? They are available as spare parts, right?

Don't they also make some aftermarket support as well? Some sort of wire that goes underneath? You can also swap to a different weight silicone oil, from what Tommy told me.
__________________
*** The Gate - Celebrating 8 years at the same location ***
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car
CarbonJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #38
Tech Elite
 
nf_ekt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 22 Acacia Avenue
Posts: 4,632
Trader Rating: 113 (100%+)
Default

Any chance Bjorn will run the car at the birds? Really hoping to see it him show up and blast the field. Let him know he should stop by Disney if he makes it down. I think they give a discount if you wear a red shirt.
nf_ekt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:22 PM   #39
Tech Elite
 
CypressMidWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 4,618
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaz955i View Post
It should take years but when the T.I.T.S get saggy we suggest moving to a newer model.
There's definitely a market for rejuvenated T.I.T.S. or if Parma, or Protoform would come out with a vintage Mercury body, you could just run that on your older T.I.T.S. equipped car. A Vintage Trans Am "Cougar" would be pretty cool.

The problem I'm more concerned with is reports that the A.S.S. begins to get to loose with extended use, and makes it hard to keep the rear end locked in.
__________________
Team CRC, PowerPush, Access Race Place, US Indoor Champs, CD SUPERPRO, RK Designs, TxDSkingraphix, Cypress, Founder and lead instructor of the Ian Ruggles Negative Reinforcement Driver Training Program, enroll now.....
CypressMidWest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #40
Regional Moderator
 
CarbonJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,661
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nf_ekt View Post
Any chance Bjorn will run the car at the birds? Really hoping to see it him show up and blast the field.
I don't think Bjorn is coming out. Last trip to the 'Birds, he ended up spraying it all over the crowd. I heard they asked him not to come back.
__________________
*** The Gate - Celebrating 8 years at the same location ***
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car

Last edited by CarbonJoe; 01-29-2012 at 09:48 PM.
CarbonJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:29 PM   #41
Regional Moderator
 
CarbonJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,661
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CypressMidWest View Post
The problem I'm more concerned with is reports that the A.S.S. begins to get to loose with extended use, and makes it hard to keep the rear end locked in.
Yeah, I heard that as well. It really stinks when the A.S.S. gets loose, as it's a real PITA.
__________________
*** The Gate - Celebrating 8 years at the same location ***
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car
CarbonJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #42
Tech Elite
 
CypressMidWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 4,618
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CarbonJoe View Post
Yeah, I heard that as well. It really stinks when the A.S.S. gets loose, as it's a real PITA.
I heard it can get so loose it will actually allow the driveshafts to slap around, rather than gripping them snugly as originally designed.
__________________
Team CRC, PowerPush, Access Race Place, US Indoor Champs, CD SUPERPRO, RK Designs, TxDSkingraphix, Cypress, Founder and lead instructor of the Ian Ruggles Negative Reinforcement Driver Training Program, enroll now.....
CypressMidWest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #43
Regional Moderator
 
CarbonJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,661
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CypressMidWest View Post
I heard it can get so loose it will actually allow the driveshafts to slap around, rather than gripping them snugly as originally designed.
Will some Fister Ball Lube help?

http://www.fister-rc.com/proguctions.html
__________________
*** The Gate - Celebrating 8 years at the same location ***
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car
CarbonJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:41 PM   #44
Tech Elite
 
CypressMidWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 4,618
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CarbonJoe View Post
Will some Fister Ball Lube help?

http://www.fister-rc.com/proguctions.html
If used from the start it would probably help prevent tearing of the A.S.S. hole.

I also need to know if Tommy was able to work his way into a fully developed Variable Active Gyroscopic Isolation Normalization Actuator. In testing it proved that it was VERY tight, but when equipped with the above referenced lubrication, it was wicked smooth.
__________________
Team CRC, PowerPush, Access Race Place, US Indoor Champs, CD SUPERPRO, RK Designs, TxDSkingraphix, Cypress, Founder and lead instructor of the Ian Ruggles Negative Reinforcement Driver Training Program, enroll now.....
CypressMidWest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 09:45 PM   #45
Regional Moderator
 
CarbonJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,661
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CypressMidWest View Post
I also need to know if Tommy was able to work his way into a fully developed Variable Active Gyroscopic Isolation Normalization Actuator. In testing it proved that it was VERY tight, but when equipped with the above referenced lubrication, it was wicked smooth.
Since he is a veteran of multiple Sydor Slams, I'd say that is a negative. Trying to avoid being seen, he entered via the back door.

Alignment is critical when using that thing. One slip and you're in deep doo doo.
__________________
*** The Gate - Celebrating 8 years at the same location ***
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car
CarbonJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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 12:17 PM.


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