R/C Tech Forums

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

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-25-2005, 10:15 AM   #16
Tech Master
 
TRF415boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,857
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by edseb
Be careful too, from a lot of drivers, I've heard the 415 tweaks real easy. Needs to be loosened on the bottom and reset after the smallest of hits; like hitting a dot. No way to solve this since there are so many decks and support tubes. It's a good driving car, but tweaks easy.
Absolutely untrue.
TRF415boy is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 10:17 AM   #17
Tech Elite
 
edseb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Laguna Niguel, California
Posts: 2,421
Default

Absolutely true. I witnessed it firsthand. Alos, how are you going to prevent all those decks from moving?
__________________
RC Car Action Editor and Photographer
Carl Hyndman
edseb is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 10:41 AM   #18
Tech Regular
 
DickemDown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Strong Beach
Posts: 290
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by edseb
Absolutely true. I witnessed it firsthand. Alos, how are you going to prevent all those decks from moving?
ditto.

carl is correct. i have the car, been running it for awhile, and @ socal, i spend alot of time unscrewing and rescrewing the top deck. i even have my tweak station ready after a run.

the car does tweak easily, but does drive well. not the cars fault, i just have to stay off the dots. i got this car cause i wanted to drive the tamiya track, but since i've gotten it, i haven't had the time to make it down there.

anyway, i've seen the bd in action and it's pretty sweet. xray, can't comment, but i've seen hodapp and some other guys @ socal that are pretty fast.

if i didn't invest so much in parts on the 415ms, i'd probably jump over to corally. the car is dialed. nuff said.
DickemDown is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 11:25 AM   #19
Tech Master
 
TRF415boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,857
Default

I absolutely disagree, if you are tweaking your chassis then you are not tightening the screws well enough or there is something you are doing wrong. I'm not the only one of my friends owning a 415 to find that car pretty much tweak free, and that includes some of the best Uk drivers.

And I think it's due to all the decks, since when you crash the loads are going to the mid decks from the turnbuckles and directly to the chassis via the posts that holds them instead of going to the bulkheads and the main strut of the car.. If you don't run the posts, then maybe you might experience more tweak issues than if you do.
TRF415boy is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 11:26 AM   #20
Tech Elite
 
Francis M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Posts: 4,719
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

i can't comment on the other cars but the BD is a easy car to work on. especially the access to the diffs and center pulley.
__________________
TQ-racing Yokomo BD7 Airtronics
Francis M. is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 11:28 AM   #21
Tech Master
 
koabich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Detroit Area
Posts: 1,359
Send a message via Yahoo to koabich
Default

I cannot say for the MS as the chassis is thinner, but I have a stock 415 (3mm chassis) and this car does NOT tweak easy at all! But I have seen the tweak easy when the car was not properly assembled or set-up.
koabich is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 11:31 AM   #22
Tech Master
 
pheyhoe's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: England!
Posts: 1,332
Default

I love the BD for working on, i changed the whole drivetrain the other night in 5 minutes.

Also have not broken it yet
__________________
[SIZE=1][COLOR=navy]Paul Heyhoe[/COLOR][/SIZE]
pheyhoe is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 11:37 AM   #23
Tech Champion
 
asw7576's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,792
Default

"Xray, can't comment" ..... hhmmmm, something lousy about her performance ? Arrrghh....... FK 05I is actually my dream car !!!! I thought FK 05 has the lowest CG than BD and 415MS.

BTW, I've seen 415 MS in action against SDW. The fight last 2 session with modified motors. Lots of 415, 415 MS, T1 FK, SD joined exhibition race filmed for local TV cable. The MS could enter tight corner as fast as SDW and interestingly the SDW ( experience group A driver ) lost against 415 MS ( newbee driver but very talented ). Dohhh !!!
asw7576 is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 11:58 AM   #24
Tech Regular
 
DickemDown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Strong Beach
Posts: 290
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

naw, homie.

the reason i can't comment on the xray is cause i have never driven one. what i did say was that i saw greg hodapp and other drivers wheel the new xray, and it was fast. so, yes i think it is a good chassis, but that's all i can tell you. i can't comment on the specifics, but from what i've seen it seems to perform well.

last weekend, my friend calvin (w/ his xray) beat my other friend with his 415ms. it was a good battle.

btw,

i like my 415ms, and will continue to run it. i will probably even get a new chassis. the car responds well to mintue setup changes, and fun to drive when everything working. my only two complaints that i have experienced are the tweaking (but already knew the solution) and working on the tranny. it isn't the most user-friendly.


trf boy,

i do run the thinner chassis w/o the posts, so perhaps you are correct as to why my chassis tweaks easily. as for setup and rebuilding, i'm pretty thorough. it's not from not screwing in the screws tightly or setup. i know it's all in the driving- stay off the dots and it's all good.

not sure if you ever been to socal raceway, but that track has these big metal dots and stiff boards. it's not the most chassis-friendly track.
DickemDown is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 12:08 PM   #25
Tech Elite
 
pitshop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 3,765
Trader Rating: 56 (98%+)
Default

BD ALL THE WAY!!!!

easy access diffs
easy access spur and center one-way
easy transmission tweaking
super solid construction
lots of parts in common with other yoke kits
spool and locked center available
best shocks in the market
not to mention one of the sweetest handling cars you're ever going to drive
__________________
PIT SHOP 153-D Araneta Avenue
Q.C. opposite PNB between SM Sta Mesa and So En
tel (632)716-6553 fax (632)714-0550
YOU CAN CALL 09174632746 OR 09175331943
please like us on FB - PITSHOP RC
pitshop is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 12:44 PM   #26
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: N. Cali
Posts: 854
Send a message via AIM to loosenut
Default

*cough*...I don't understand how people can compare cars like this. Depends on driver preference, track, parts availability....so on and so forth. I'm sure the driver has a "small" role in how fast your car will go...

My solution to this madness is to GET ALL OF THEM! Hehe...

Gary
__________________
Tekno SCT410//B44.x Avid Chasis//B5M//HW 3656 - 4700 kv// HW V10//MT-4
loosenut is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 01:10 PM   #27
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,212
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

HB / HPI Cyclone when it gets released.
__________________
HB WCE HARA EDITION CYCLONE: LRP Sphere TC, KO 2363 digital servo.
HB HARA EDITION PRO4: Gone to a new home..

SPEEDTECH|FUTABA|KO|ORION|SPEEDWORLD|HARA
rc-zombies is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 01:37 PM   #28
Tech Lord
 
Hebiki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Chino, CA
Posts: 12,919
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DickemDown
naw, homie.

the reason i can't comment on the xray is cause i have never driven one. what i did say was that i saw greg hodapp and other drivers wheel the new xray, and it was fast. so, yes i think it is a good chassis, but that's all i can tell you. i can't comment on the specifics, but from what i've seen it seems to perform well.

last weekend, my friend calvin (w/ his xray) beat my other friend with his 415ms. it was a good battle.

btw,

i like my 415ms, and will continue to run it. i will probably even get a new chassis. the car responds well to mintue setup changes, and fun to drive when everything working. my only two complaints that i have experienced are the tweaking (but already knew the solution) and working on the tranny. it isn't the most user-friendly.


trf boy,

i do run the thinner chassis w/o the posts, so perhaps you are correct as to why my chassis tweaks easily. as for setup and rebuilding, i'm pretty thorough. it's not from not screwing in the screws tightly or setup. i know it's all in the driving- stay off the dots and it's all good.

not sure if you ever been to socal raceway, but that track has these big metal dots and stiff boards. it's not the most chassis-friendly track.

herb or jim? im trying to figure out who you are (calvin laid a spanking down last sunday )
__________________
Hebiki Design Works
Custom R/C Vinyl Graphics & Apparel: Your gear, your way!
Web Design - Web Development - Logo Design - Graphic Design
www.facebook.com/HebikiDesignWorks
Hebiki is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 02:07 PM   #29
Tech Regular
 
DickemDown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Strong Beach
Posts: 290
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hebiki
herb or jim? im trying to figure out who you are (calvin laid a spanking down last sunday )
what up chris!

it's herb.

congrats on getting into the reedy race. when it looked like it was 2nd year of getting dogged, i flet bad for ya, man. you're a huge tamiya supporter, so i felt you deserved a spot.

good luck, bro and have a great time!
DickemDown is offline  
Old 05-25-2005, 05:45 PM   #30
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: oc
Posts: 541
Default

factory corally this car is bomb it dont tweak and it wont break , dope car all around
lickrim is offline  
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tc4 or mr4tc we R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 6 07-24-2007 08:05 AM
WTB: MR4TC - BD RTR dlloy R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 0 07-12-2005 08:40 AM
Need help with MR4TC Pro dimples Electric On-Road 3 02-02-2002 06:43 PM
MR4TC PRO and MR4TC Sport f/s or f/t Rr31rR R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 11-04-2001 12:33 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 05:22 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