R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-26-2005, 05:12 PM   #1
Tech Lord
 
Oasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: * Sin Cal *
Posts: 10,336
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default Shaft car for Carpet

What would be a better car for the carpet? A TC4 or an Alex "Cuda" R3,It's for stock,rubber tires.I know that an RDX or FK05 would be better but I dont own either so unless you want to give me one.. stick to an opinion on the R3 or the TC4..thanks
__________________
I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
Oasis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2005, 05:30 PM   #2
Regional Moderator
 
kansasracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 1,615
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

I think the TC4 would be better, but I haven't owned the latest version on the cuda.

I would do it on parts alone. I think the FT TC4 is probably the way to go.
__________________
I am watching.....always watching....
kansasracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2005, 06:34 PM   #3
Tech Master
 
dakrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: 96th ABW
Posts: 1,581
Default

i would go with the tc4
dakrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2005, 12:03 AM   #4
Super Moderator
 
Grizzbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sand Springs, OK
Posts: 3,063
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Agreed, especially the FT TC4, with its ability to adjust the chassis stiffness without having to use a different chassis altogether(you just change the number of support posts between the upper & lower decks), so it should be EXTREMELY adaptable to pretty much any surface, carpet or otherwise....
__________________
Bob Seay
Tamiya TRF417, TA05v.2, TRF211XM, M-05ver.2R, XRAY X12, Associated B5m Factory Lite

Go Pokes!!!
Grizzbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2005, 09:57 PM   #5
Tech Lord
 
Oasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: * Sin Cal *
Posts: 10,336
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

Thanks for the info guys.. I just opened a carpet track and have never really ran on one.. I'm trying to figure this out.. Tried an 04 BMI FK but i did not really like it or the Mi2 so it's down to the R3 or TC4..I'll try the TC4 this week and see how it goes,Thanks again for the input.
__________________
I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
Oasis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2005, 10:02 PM   #6
Tech Fanatic
 
Thai3g_Eclipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 879
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Does 26 or 28mm foam tires fit the R3 fine?
__________________
HPI Savage Flux HP | Tamiya TB-03
Thai3g_Eclipse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2005, 10:08 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
fjm9898's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 3,003
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

seeing how the FT tc4 isent out yet and will be really expensive, you can get a BMI TC3. the have the top deck like the FT TC4 so you get the tuing opions and the BMI chassis is pefect to make a tc3 ready for carpet
__________________
Xray '007 US and a bunch of other outdated stuff
fjm9898 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2005, 11:10 PM   #8
Tech Master
 
BlackKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Northside San Jose, CA
Posts: 1,335
Default

xxxkat: Nix 'em both and get a JRX-S dude. I can adjust my diffs with a ball-point pen!

On the carpet track: You gotta have some people running foam tires on there to give the carpet a good groove. I REALLY have to get a ride down there sometime to check it out!
BlackKat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2005, 11:54 PM   #9
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,212
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

i say... Pro4 with the BMI chassis.
__________________
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   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2005, 07:34 AM   #10
Tech Lord
 
Oasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: * Sin Cal *
Posts: 10,336
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

Dan,Matt has been running on the track every friday night,I had thought about getting the Losi but I did not like the way the radio gear has to go in and the way the batterys go in..to many "problems".. I had a BMI Pro4(wish I still had it)But for now I guess I'll stick to the TC4 for stock.
__________________
I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
Oasis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2005, 11:52 AM   #11
Tech Master
 
BlackKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Northside San Jose, CA
Posts: 1,335
Default

The electronics layout isn't that bad. I dropped the ESC from my XRay right into it (I had to shorten my negative wire a bit) The battery thing is kinda odd though, they should have made the chassis opening a little bit wider (along with the tray)

xxxkat: Look for someone from San Jose down there....A need a lift.....and a job!
BlackKat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Single shaft vs split shaft/slipper 1/18th-Vendetta/RC18 vs MLST/Half 8 imjonah Micro and Mini Scales 5 08-24-2008 01:38 PM
Giving my shaft cars the shaft. YR4Dude R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 10 08-22-2007 10:53 AM
MTX-4 lightwieght 2 speed shaft and front shaft rcfoolz R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 5 05-26-2007 10:15 PM
Best, high traction, carpet, shaft car? Is there one? RCknight Electric On-Road 21 05-29-2005 05:34 PM
Question about SG shaft & threaded shaft on RS4 2/NTC3 ProRacer03 Nitro On-Road 3 12-13-2002 12:11 AM



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 04:21 AM.


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