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Old 04-28-2014, 03:08 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Essnowyt View Post
It has been done. Well, in the off road world. Date line on this is May 2013.


WOW! thats trick. i like how he has it set up to reduce braking to the inside tire. this would be fantastic if we could adapt it to the f1 cars.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:36 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by cyclonetog View Post
You'd also be dead.
Yep. Pretty much the G-forces would kill you in no time flat.
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Most radios have braking curves that can adjust how strong the force is. My KO Esprit 3 Universe certainly does, you can adjust the total amount of brakes, as well as the strength and severity. And ABS to pulse it on and off.

Whats the target market? TC doesn't need them as 4WD will give a ton of control on braking when its set up properly via transmitter So you're limited to 2WD classes like F1, 12th, WGT etc. Good luck finding ANY room in one of those chassis for a servo, space in the wheels for discs and calipers etc.

Nice idea but theres too many limitations to make it practical or a benefit for the cost (as in extra weight, complexity etc).
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Apparently pan car racers seem to think there could be interest in front (mechanical) brakes.


I also remember another German guy putting front brakes on his 235mm pro10, by using driveshafts and one centrally mounted disc. He used Xray TC bulkheads (spaced out), with nitro foams on the front. I'll see if I can find a picture.

For TC though... no thanks. Heavy, complicated, unnecesssary.
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Sounds like a massive pain. 1/5 scale gas car with massive rubber tires and a running weight measured with a bathroom scale, sure, but 1/10 pan or touring car? Heavy and not necessary. Could you imagine trying to get the brake balance right?

People think their cars are complicated now... we've only scratched the surface.
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People think their cars are complicated now... we've only scratched the surface.
Thanks for saying this loud! We are maybe in the sixties (compared to F1). If it will be more fun making it more complicated to gain another tenth is another story...

Nevertheless, I really miss braking front tires on my F104. So it would be cool to have a micro servo and something like the RC Devil brake.
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Default Spur as a brake disk?

So I'm reading this and the first thing that comes to mind is using the spur on a TC as the brake disk and coming up with a compact caliper design. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by @Art_Mighty View Post
So I'm reading this and the first thing that comes to mind is using the spur on a TC as the brake disk and coming up with a compact caliper design. Thoughts?
That would be almost the way nitro cars brake. The guy wants a brake disk and caliper on each wheel. Doable yes, but not in practicality. People have commented about the added weight and complexity that it would put on the cars. Racers meticulously weigh each item that they would add to the chassis and set up the cars differently in order to attain tenths or hundredths of a second faster than the previous race. Besides, why fix something that isn't broken. if a prototype has been made, I think it would be a while before we would see it in the market unless you fabricate it yourself just like the driver of a TC6 or 6.1 with four wheel steering. nonetheless, I wouldn't mind trying one out if one become available.

P.S. If one is racing with mech brakes, would there be some kind of failsafe if the hydraulic line or brake line breaks? I foresee very tweak out chassis after hitting a curb at full throttle. personal experience
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