Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Tamiya Euro Truck Class >

Tamiya Euro Truck Class

Like Tree803Likes

Tamiya Euro Truck Class

Old 09-20-2022, 10:54 AM
  #1561  
Tech Master
iTrader: (9)
 
mrreet2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 1,520
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by busman View Post
Really! Thatís what helps you sleep at night? Wow!
Im not the one pissing and moaning that someone else enjoys the hobby differently.
Raguvian likes this.
mrreet2001 is offline  
Old 09-20-2022, 11:18 AM
  #1562  
Tech Apprentice
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 87
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by An6e1o_414 View Post
are they available online?
Nevermind
92mnstanger is offline  
Old 09-20-2022, 12:44 PM
  #1563  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (26)
 
GerryH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 855
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

I've run Eurotruck for years. I'm an average driver at the local tracks I finish anywhere between 1st and 3rd depending if the serious TCS drivers show up (the guys with ceramic bearings, etc). Started with the Mercedes body but now run Fat Fox. My opinion is that the Fat Fox body is easier to drive, especially if the track has any bumps on it. The cab over design of the Mercedes flops around and more you try to secure it, the more that movement transfers to the chassis.
DARKSIDE and Raguvian like this.
GerryH is offline  
Old 09-20-2022, 05:14 PM
  #1564  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (2)
 
gigaplex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Posts: 4,872
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by An6e1o_414 View Post
I have $9 amazon bearings (Tamiya on sale) and a $18 battery. Iím definitely budget/beginner.

i was just curious to see if there were any advantages.

Eurotruck is fun because itís an even playing field. Iím less worried about breaking $30 arms or tweaking something. Itís also a good way to get new people into racing.
I don't think it's an even playing field. I'm pretty competitive in most classes I run in, but I'm way off the pace with my truck. Last time I raced it, I swapped trucks with one of the other guys, and went significantly quicker with their one. There's so much variance in performance with the brushed motors.
mrreet2001, Raguvian and Nerobro like this.
gigaplex is offline  
Old 09-21-2022, 10:43 AM
  #1565  
Tech Master
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,314
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by gigaplex View Post
I don't think it's an even playing field. I'm pretty competitive in most classes I run in, but I'm way off the pace with my truck. Last time I raced it, I swapped trucks with one of the other guys, and went significantly quicker with their one. There's so much variance in performance with the brushed motors.
Yeah I swapped with An6e1o_414 and didn't even feel like the same chassis at all. His was so much better to drive.
Raguvian is offline  
Old 09-21-2022, 01:49 PM
  #1566  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (9)
 
IndyRC_Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 2,253
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Here was a recent line-up of trucks we had racing at our local track. The white & blue Valvoline Mercedes was the A-Main winner that night





IndyRC_Racer is offline  
Old 09-21-2022, 02:44 PM
  #1567  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (2)
 
DARKSIDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Nashville-Memphis
Posts: 9,572
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer View Post
Here was a recent line-up of trucks we had racing at our local track. The white & blue Valvoline Mercedes was the A-Main winner that night



yall should bring them down to Apex this weekend... we have around 20 or so for the race so far... entry low and it heck of a blast


DARKSIDE is offline  
Old 09-22-2022, 10:25 AM
  #1568  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (10)
 
Rick Vessell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Central IL
Posts: 2,468
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer View Post
Here was a recent line-up of trucks we had racing at our local track. The white & blue Valvoline Mercedes was the A-Main winner that night



Road racing there is on Friday evenings, correct?
Rick Vessell is offline  
Old 09-29-2022, 10:36 AM
  #1569  
Tech Master
iTrader: (26)
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 1,741
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Rick Vessell View Post
Road racing there is on Friday evenings, correct?
Yes, it is. And we also have on-road practice on Thursday.
Rick Vessell likes this.
davidl is offline  
Old 09-30-2022, 09:58 AM
  #1570  
Tech Master
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,314
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

I got the Fat Fox body from amain, hoping to put it on this weekend and see if that helps the truck drive better.
Raguvian is offline  
Old 09-30-2022, 10:03 AM
  #1571  
Tech Master
iTrader: (9)
 
mrreet2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 1,520
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post
I got the Fat Fox body from amain, hoping to put it on this weekend and see if that helps the truck drive better.
It's just a little faster. If you are having trouble controlling the truck ... the fox won't help.
mrreet2001 is offline  
Old 09-30-2022, 12:28 PM
  #1572  
Tech Master
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,314
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by mrreet2001 View Post
It's just a little faster. If you are having trouble controlling the truck ... the fox won't help.
No doubt driver skill is lacking but my body had cracked in front of the front wheels behind the cab so the cab would just flop around uncontrollably.
An6e1o_414 likes this.
Raguvian is offline  
Old 09-30-2022, 01:59 PM
  #1573  
Tech Apprentice
iTrader: (2)
 
Vertebreaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: IL
Posts: 92
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I have to get on the ball and get mine made as well as my M-Chassis.
Vertebreaker is offline  
Old 10-02-2022, 01:10 PM
  #1574  
Tech Initiate
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 24
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Should be receiving my kit today at some point. Just wondering if anyone had an setup tips for racing on asphalt? Is it worth it running some oil in the diffs?
Bollucks is offline  
Old 10-03-2022, 03:57 PM
  #1575  
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 48
Default Tamiya Euro Truck wear and tear durability

Thanks to IndyRCRacer for getting me back to the track, this class puts the focus back on the driver, not setup, high end chassis, etc. Iím not against the high end stuff but with a busy schedule itís nice to have a class where you can show up every now and then and not have to worry about technology passing you by as fast.

Iíve ran my Tamiya Euro truck for 5 weeks and everything looks good wear and tear wise. I would say I will probably be able to go another 10 weeks before having to change front tires and maybe the motor. I have about 25 - 4 to 8 minutes runs in the 5 weeks I have raced.

After being away for nearly a year, the biggest tip in this class that helped me was that you have to coat the front tire sidewalls with CA glue. We run on black carpet with high grip and itís the best way to prevent the truck from traction rolling. Outside of that, keep up with normal maintenance, keep it clean, stay off the barriers, other trucks on the track and youíve got yourself a recipe for fun and maybe an occasional podium or win.


5th week after about 25 - 4 to 8 minute runsÖ
chuck in indy is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.