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Old 03-07-2015, 10:06 AM
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Default Samix V2 418 VTA

Tried to upload pics of car being balanced, but they wouldn't load.
Will be running this car next week with 419 rear diff. Car is soooo quiet.
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:06 PM
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Today we had our first race out of 7 races of our national series.
I drove my TRF418 with great results in the superstock 10.5T series.
Qualified second out of 25 cars, and finished 3th overal.
I should have been second but i was unaware of what position i was running in de first finale.
Meaning, i thought i was driving in third place while i was the leader, but did not know this.
Not knowing this i let the guy behind me pass as i tought he was lapping me but i should have defended my position.
This was a big mistake cause i was to focused on my driving that i totally forgot to listen to the ranking during the race.
This mistake has cost me my second place overal.
Wel it's something that i will not forgot easily

Overall i'm very pleased with my 3th place overal.
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:45 AM
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If you get a moment, please upload your set-up please. Was it a carpet track? Grip level? Thanks!
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Old 03-10-2015, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by addicted2blue View Post
Today we had our first race out of 7 races of our national series.
I drove my TRF418 with great results in the superstock 10.5T series.
Qualified second out of 25 cars, and finished 3th overal.
I should have been second but i was unaware of what position i was running in de first finale.
Meaning, i thought i was driving in third place while i was the leader, but did not know this.
Not knowing this i let the guy behind me pass as i tought he was lapping me but i should have defended my position.
This was a big mistake cause i was to focused on my driving that i totally forgot to listen to the ranking during the race.
This mistake has cost me my second place overal.
Wel it's something that i will not forgot easily

Overall i'm very pleased with my 3th place overal.
Below is my setup.

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Old 03-10-2015, 07:42 AM
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Wow. You're running a front oneway.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by niznai View Post
Wow. You're running a front oneway.
yep
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:32 AM
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wow 1 way... haven't driven on in like 10yrs... with a 10.5t??

This is something ill prob not try lol...
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Originally Posted by Gordie88 View Post
wow 1 way... haven't driven on in like 10yrs... with a 10.5t??

This is something ill prob not try lol...
For our nationals we are not allowed to use boosted or motor timing + we have a minimum FDR of 5.8 (indoor) and 5.4 (outdoor). This is ofcourse with only a muchmore fleta euro ESC + motor with zero timing.
The one-way suits my driving cause i don't use brakes, only drag brak.
Modified was only a few tenths faster then us.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:53 AM
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Good on you for doing it. How's your consistency?

With that setup I would guess you have some really slow corners and lots of grip, so the oneway might help pulling out.

Drag brake will still only work on the rear and if too much it will still spin your car around.
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Originally Posted by niznai View Post
Good on you for doing it. How's your consistency?

With that setup I would guess you have some really slow corners and lots of grip, so the oneway might help pulling out.

Drag brake will still only work on the rear and if too much it will still spin your car around.
There were a few slow corners and lots of grip, some guys had traction rolls.
My drag brake was set at 10%.
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where to get the oneway?
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:42 PM
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Part # 84180

Hard to find.

http://banzaihobby.com/radio-control/hop-up-spare-parts-for-tamiya/trf-417/84180-trf-front-one-way-set
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:05 AM
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where to get the oneway?
Search on ebay, they are still for sale there.
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Bought and built a 418 with the intention of racing VTA at a carpet track about an hour and 15 minutes from my home. It hasn't worked out as planned, but I have been sneaking there to practice every once in a while to improve my driving (which needs a lot of improving). I am a big Tamiya fan and with the stiff chassis and slower speeds of VTA I thought the 418 would be a perfect car for me. Started with 2000 in the diff, 40 wt oil all around, pink and blue Yok springs and started trying to understand changes like ride height, shock locations, roll center, tire sauce, etc. Well, I struggled mightily with consistency and always seemed to lack steering and front grip. There was a great deal on RC Tech for a pristine 418 so I bought it wanting to try an aluminum chassis. After reading a couple reviews from folks like Kentech and seeing Gordie's posts here, I changed my mind and picked-up a Samix V2 carbon chassis along with a 419 diff. Changed the new car over and used kit springs with 40 wt oil and 2000 in the diff to have a similar starting point . Brought both cars to the track today to drive them back to back. Man, what a difference. The fastest guys at this track run a lap in about 11 seconds. The slowest regulars run laps between 13.5-14.5 per lap. It is very technical and flowing, and you need to carry speed in the infield to be fast.
I started with the regular 418 and got it going about the best I could. I ran laps between 13.9-14.5. I'd be right at the back of the pack with my skills. I then tossed the Samix out on the track. When building it, I did not have a big enough pinion so I knew my FDR might be a little higher than I'd like, so the car would be slower on the long back straight. The car felt 100% different straight away. Tons of rear grip and front steering, my laps times were immediately faster and I was more controlled and consistent. My lap times dropped to a 12 flat and I could run 12.2-12.4 without over driving my beginner skills. This would put me right in the middle of the pack. Once the FDR is corrected, I should be even faster. Could not be happier with this chassis.
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Looking for a 418. If anyone has one available please let me know. Thanks

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