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Old 06-07-2003, 04:35 PM   #7696
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So, you are saying droop actually is the key limiting factor for weight transfer on an RC car and that the shocks, springs and their positioning really only modify this weight transfer. Correct? If so why isn't there much more attention applied to setting up your "droop"? (I like the way that sounds, "Hey, honey wanna help me set my droop?".)
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Old 06-07-2003, 06:54 PM   #7697
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The Oddie View of Suspension Droop

The British National Large Scale Circuit Champion, Ian Oddie of Oddified Motors, gave good advice in his answer to one of the questions about Droop;
As with any suspension setting, there is always a compromise.
Running very little droop does make the car more stable going into corners (car stays flat) but on the exit it will loose drive easier (diff out). Conversely, a large amount of droop will be less stable on the entry to a corner (especially a sweeper) but will give better drive out. More importantly though, running very little droop or even none prevents the suspension working correctly on bumps or when riding curbs and will cause it to bounce around or step out on bumps/curbs.
As you can see, the droop setting is very important, and as rule of thumb, I always set mine so the normal ride height of the car is midway between full droop and the ground. Then adjust the car to suit the specific track.

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Old 06-08-2003, 04:34 AM   #7698
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Anybody going to Brendale tomorrow? I will be their early to mid morning!!
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Old 06-08-2003, 04:45 AM   #7699
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Anybody going to Brendale tomorrow? I will be their early to mid morning!!
I will be AMG want to get some more miles on the new motor.
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Old 06-08-2003, 04:55 AM   #7700
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Plus I hear that mid week track times are faster than actual race day times posted by the quick guys.
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yeah AMG I'll be there in the morning. See you then see what sort of times can be acheived with the new magic setup.
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Old 06-08-2003, 06:17 AM   #7702
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Plus I hear that mid week track times are faster than actual race day times posted by the quick guys.
Yeah, but you take your quick car during the week, don't you?
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Old 06-08-2003, 06:28 AM   #7703
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So, you are saying droop actually is the key limiting factor for weight transfer on an RC car and that the shocks, springs and their positioning really only modify this weight transfer. Correct?
Yep, that's more or less right.

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If so why isn't there much more attention applied to setting up your "droop"? (I like the way that sounds, "Hey, honey wanna help me set my droop?".)
Wat yo talkin' bout Willis, there's plenty of attention applied to setting droop.

Then again, if I could get "honey" to do it, I'd realy be paying attention.
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Old 06-08-2003, 04:31 PM   #7704
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Hey guys, do you know where I can get stock parts for the V One R online besides Tower Hobbies? I need the f/r body mounts for sedan type bodies. Thanks
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Old 06-08-2003, 04:44 PM   #7705
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I have a quick question about TCD diff. The stock TCD oil is very thin, is there a thicker TCD oil? Can I mix the TCD OIL with diff oil (silicone)? Will the TCD gears work with silicone oil?

Thanks to all the V1R/RR gurus.
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Hey guys, do you know where I can get stock parts for the V One R online besides Tower Hobbies? I need the f/r body mounts for sedan type bodies. Thanks
Try here RCModel.com.hk they take paypal and are pretty dependable.
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I have a quick question about TCD diff. The stock TCD oil is very thin, is there a thicker TCD oil? Can I mix the TCD OIL with diff oil (silicone)? Will the TCD gears work with silicone oil?

Thanks to all the V1R/RR gurus.
use #10,000 silicon diff oil.
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Try here RCModel.com.hk they take paypal and are pretty dependable.
most of the people here use this site as a catalog and make their order thru Harmony !
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Here some more info on Suspension Droop

Suspension droop is defined as the amount of downward suspension movement there is in the wheels of a model car. The base measuring point for this droop can either be the chassis or the ride height of the car.
It is responsible for keeping the wheels in contact (or not!) when the front/rear of the car rises or falls - like going into a corner, braking/accelerating or going over bumps.
More droop obviously allows for more wheel travel to keep the tyres in contact with the track surface, but this is at the cost of agility - the car will not change direction as quickly.
The general rule of thumb with droop would be to have just enough to cope with the track you are racing at and no more.
You must also consider the affect that the damping and springing on the car has with increased droop as they have to be able to react quickly enough to move the wheel in and out of any holes, etc..

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Yeah, but you take your quick car during the week, don't you?
For sure you wouldnt take the quick car to a race meet.
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