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Old 07-07-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default caster??

i have a trf415ms that came with 2' and 4' caster c hubs, can someone tell me what is the difference...other than 2' ha ha.

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is that camber of caster blocks??? thought c hubs were in deg of caster???? ahh but i might be wrong
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Old 07-07-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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Default are you talking about caster

you sure your not talking about caster
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Old 07-07-2005, 07:59 PM   #4
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yeh, sorry, its 2 or 4 deg. caster blocks.
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depending on what you drive on the higher deg of caster will give you a better bite.... caster is the angle which ya tires are at.... str8 up and down is 0 angled back is 2 or better ( / )


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Old 07-07-2005, 08:11 PM   #7
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i have a trf415ms that came with 2' and 4' caster c hubs, can someone tell me what is the difference...other than 2' ha ha.
Caster......... angle of the king pin. The more caster you run the less initial steering you will feel and more carve through the corner. 0 deg will give you a lot of sensitivity around neutral.

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lower the degree more on-power steering
higher the degree less on-power steering

basically what jeff brown said
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lower the degree more on-power steering
higher the degree less on-power steering

basically what jeff brown said
isn't the other way round?

less castor - more aggresive entry steering (so off power) but less exit steering (on power)

more castor - smoother steering in, more aggresive out....

thats how i've always known it
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isn't the other way round?

less castor - more aggresive entry steering (so off power) but less exit steering (on power)

more castor - smoother steering in, more aggresive out....

thats how i've always known it
ummmmm......... i didn't want to correct him.
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isn't the other way round?

less castor - more aggresive entry steering (so off power) but less exit steering (on power)

more castor - smoother steering in, more aggresive out....

thats how i've always known it
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You can ask me any setup questions you have.

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http://www.rctek.com/handling/index.html read through all the tips.. lots of good info here..
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OK you guys....I understand what caster "IS" and all that jazz....but why is there such a difference in Off-Road angles and On-Road angles. My XXX,T,NT all have 30 degrees as you all know.

But.....what would happen if off road had On-road caster and vise versa??
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OK you guys....I understand what caster "IS" and all that jazz....but why is there such a difference in Off-Road angles and On-Road angles. My XXX,T,NT all have 30 degrees as you all know.

But.....what would happen if off road had On-road caster and vise versa??
Castor dictates contact patch. AND you listed 2wd cars. They have no need for super low castor b/c they race on low traction and have huge tires. They are designed to have smooth steering with consistant steering entering the turn.

Anybody remember the website made by the british guy. He had a whole site devoted to every aspect of the physics of RC. I think he was a physics major? It had specific setup pages for touring and off-road buggies. I'm trying to find the site, but I can't seem to remember what threads I've posted the links on
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