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Old 01-17-2005, 04:13 AM   #76
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Wow. I bet you believe in a lot of other stuff too. Tooth fairy, Bigfoot....
Pfff. Bigfoot is an hoax

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The Losi car is definitely not a car for rubber tires.
So, why did it made the "A" final at last worlds in Florida (that were held on a asphalt track with rubber tires)?
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We're talking carpet here, and that's very different from asphalt!
So, for sure you know that carpet have much more traction than asphalt.....
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Old 01-17-2005, 08:35 AM   #82
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Slippery carpet?

I have 15 years experience in rc/car, and for what i've seen traction on carpet is always better than on asphalt, carpet is much more cleaner....


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Francis in the G main wasn't a car's fault, He was only unlucky, finishing only 1 qualifing run!
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Martin,

Wheres the shaft drive Xray you promised would make its debut at the IFMAR Worlds?

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Okay, sure... Not a great result for the Losi team. Just a couple questions though... How many races has a Losi been run on carpet with rubber tires, and How many times has an HPI or Tamiya been run on carpet with rubber tires?

According to my calculations thats 1 for the Losi, and way more then that for those other cars.

Give them a break guys. Not only is it the first race, but they only had 2 practice heats. Don't just come on here and slam the car after one race. There was a certain car that didnt make the main at the worlds, but no one wrote them off or came on here and used what they remember from highschool physics to tell everybody whats wrong with the car. What gives?
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@Rayhuang: I've never promised you one of those, but sure, i can make you one if you want It's probably gonna be really terrible though... Dremel isn't always great
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As far as the Losi car goes. I tend to look at the US results since it was mainly designed and tested on US tracks. All carpet is not the same. And most carpet races are set up over here with foam tires.
Considering the car is quite a departure from the XXX-S, it may take a little bit before the team finds the hot setups. The adjustments may be a little more reactive than originally thought with the weight down the center. There is a lot more adjustments on it. Just like the Xray FK, you could easily dial yourself out of contention. Remember that the FK is merely an updated chassis, not a completely new one.
From what I have seen and heard, I think that Losi may have outdone themselves a little. Now they may have to tame the car down for certain track conditions. The car reacts so great to small changes that it seems to handle on the ragged edge. Either that, or it's the way the drivers like to set it up. I feel that if you can set the car up from easily controlled and fast, to ragged and faster, you have a great car. Simply because you can tune it better to your type of driving. I'm expecting different arm lengths to come out for the car as another tuning option.
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Very good point. If it was made in Europe, I think it would be very different...
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Whats really funny is that when the Pro 3 came out, which had a similar setup to the new Losi, it had a million problems to it. They had to release a sleugh of hop ups to make the thing competitive.
Now the Losi comes out and has people saying that it needs options to dial it in as a winner.
Maybe center line-battery designs are just not a feesible design when compared to center shaft/belt? I'm not saying they are bad, but why re-invent the wheel on an unproven design? I could think of a million ways to improve the XXXS that would have been a winner straight from the box.
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Martin:

OK using the same reasoning as you, the Xray should be absolutly terrible on outdoor tracks - I mean it didn't make the A at the Worlds, so (using your logic) its rubbish at Tarmac races.

And the TC4 can't be that good either, it "only" made 9th and 10th ... and since the Losi was in 13th and according to you its useless......


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