R/C Tech Forums

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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-04-2003, 10:24 PM   #1
Tech Rookie
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2
Default Car spin when braking

Need some advice for the expert. I own a 1/8 on road car. When i push the brake, my car spin. Ask some of my friend, they advice not to brake so hard. I adjust my controller, but the car still spin. Any way to overcome this problem.

edsckk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2003, 10:32 PM   #2
Tech Master
Im2lazy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Hawaii!
Posts: 1,967

equal rear droop, equal front shock preload, equal front downstop setting (if you use them), any wheel hub binding, tweaked chassis?

Just some quikee mechanical things.
Im2lazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2003, 10:33 PM   #3
Tech Master
theRED5's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: near Athens,GA
Posts: 1,022

yes, don't use the brakes.

If you have EPA (End Point Adjustment) on you TX, keep reducing the throw on the brake side of the throttle adjustment, until it stops spinning. If you have the screw on the brake rod you can turn that out some, too.
I [I]AM [/I]the Driver !

Murnan Modified Motors

Mugen MRx4

Rocket Science Fuels

Auto Racing, Mountain climbing, and Bull fighting are the only true sports, all the rest are just games.
theRED5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2003, 11:46 PM   #4
Tech Elite
popsracer's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: "Hot, Sunny Southern California"
Posts: 3,120
Default Car spin when braking

Most if not ALL 1/8th On-roads have Front One-ways. No Front Brakes + Heavy Braking = Spins.
A perfectly set-up and tweaked Chassis will help reduce the problem, but Cars with Front One-ways are meant to be driven under power through the corners.
popsracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2003, 03:05 AM   #5
Tech Adept
Manbik's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sin City
Posts: 142

1:8 scale cars will have a problem while braking and turning at the same time, though it can be done, it takes practice to do it and not spin your car out.

Now, in a straight line... you should be able to brake as hard as you want. Given the fact you are racing on level and smooth pavement.

You are spinning out because your setup is tweaked. For example; when you apply brakes there is more pressure being exerted on the left side of the car than the right side. This causes and in balance in the suspension, which makes the car spin out. You need to find out where your tweaked or binding at.
Manbik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2003, 08:27 AM   #6
Tech Fanatic
Turbo9000's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 783
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)

The car will spin no matter what surface its on if the rear tires lock up. Too much braking too fast will do it. If you set up a good drag brake system it could help you slow the car more effectively. Its worth a try.
Turbo9000 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why do 2 wheels spin forward, 2 spin backward? ozandangel Electric Off-Road 15 05-06-2007 01:56 PM
MRX-3 Braking help? JInaba Nitro On-Road 7 04-23-2007 01:35 PM
ABS braking stonely0 Singapore R/C Racers 15 10-03-2006 04:28 AM
Braking j3di Nitro On-Road 9 08-11-2005 08:54 AM
710 Braking Skips Nitro On-Road 3 05-15-2004 05:27 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 10:33 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