R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-07-2004, 12:47 AM   #9706
Tech Elite
 
markp27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Posts: 4,069
Send a message via ICQ to markp27
Default Re: Re: Camber (rear)

Quote:
Originally posted by InitialD
It could be due to unequal left and right rear tire wear. After the race, did you check the rear tire diameter?

It could also be that when your rear tires wear out, your chassis may be bottoming and because left rear side wears faster than the right rear side, the chassis may be bottoming when turning right.

As for the camber, as long as your rear tires wear flat or like Julius says slightly coning towards the inside (outside diameter bigger than inside diameter), then your camber is OK.
Check also that the coning is equal on both sides, i.e. if the inside to outside diameters on the right rear tyre is 1mm, then it should also be 1mm on the left side - otherwise you need to adjust you camber on the one side to compensate.
markp27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 12:50 AM   #9707
Tech Elite
 
markp27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Posts: 4,069
Send a message via ICQ to markp27
Default Re: Re: Re: Camber (rear)

Quote:
Originally posted by Voodo_Magic
Hi BaxterC

I have tested the tweek and it is good, good idea about the tyres!

The RR12 is just amazing it has so much power! my track is not the largest so it is a great motor.
Did you check the tweak after the problem occured, i.e. don't touch anything setup or ridehight wise - just do the lifting method to see if one of the wheels lifts earlier. If the car was de-tweaked before the run, then this would show that either the rear tyres wear unevenly (left-to-right) or maybe your shocks aren't of equal length/disimilar rebound.

Cheers, Mark.
markp27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 12:54 AM   #9708
Tech Elite
 
markp27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Posts: 4,069
Send a message via ICQ to markp27
Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: manifold problem

Quote:
Originally posted by InitialD


Come back, prodigal son !
Sow&Steady - if you need anyone to help you carry your bags, let me know 60 hours of solid rain and it's still coming down!!!!
markp27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 12:54 AM   #9709
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Auckland,New Zealand
Posts: 590
Default Thanks guys

Thanks guys for your help i havent touched the car yet since this happened, so i will do a check list and hopefully find the problem
Brett.w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 12:58 AM   #9710
Tech Elite
 
markp27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Posts: 4,069
Send a message via ICQ to markp27
Default

D, on you 705 Lola/GTP setup, do you put the body onto the body posts at the front without those little supports under the body work - ehm, you know those things which go through the holes in the body post to supprt the bodywork? (God, I wish I was good at explaining things at times )
markp27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:01 AM   #9711
Tech Elite
 
markp27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Posts: 4,069
Send a message via ICQ to markp27
Default Re: Thanks guys

Quote:
Originally posted by Voodo_Magic
Thanks guys for your help i havent touched the car yet since this happened, so i will do a check list and hopefully find the problem
I invest a lot of time in doing the tweak, which may be overboard, but it seems to reward my efforts at the track

I use a very similar method to what D describes in the FAQ - I also make sure the chassis is de-tweaked before I set the camber + toe-in/out and then once it is set I check it again, as camber/toe-in/out does have an effect on the tweak.

Cheers, Mark.
markp27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:04 AM   #9712
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by markp27
D, on you 705 Lola/GTP setup, do you put the body onto the body posts at the front without those little supports under the body work - ehm, you know those things which go through the holes in the body post to supprt the bodywork? (God, I wish I was good at explaining things at times )
I know what you mean...

Yes, I do use those plastic support thingy that comes with the bodypost. But be careful that it is very unkind to the bodyshell. I would put some tape to cushion it.
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:06 AM   #9713
Tech Elite
 
markp27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Posts: 4,069
Send a message via ICQ to markp27
Default

I just tried mine at the front (those thingys ) and it seems that the shell is very high even those those thingys (hmm, I think I need to define/copyright this word in the FAQ ) were on the lowest hole
markp27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:09 AM   #9714
Tech Fanatic
 
BaxterC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 801
Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Camber (rear)

Quote:
Originally posted by markp27
Did you check the tweak after the problem occured, i.e. don't touch anything setup or ridehight wise - just do the lifting method to see if one of the wheels lifts earlier. If the car was de-tweaked before the run, then this would show that either the rear tyres wear unevenly (left-to-right) or maybe your shocks aren't of equal length/disimilar rebound.

Cheers, Mark.
This reminds me, Dee, where did you get your Losi shock tool from?
BaxterC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:12 AM   #9715
Tech Elite
 
markp27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Posts: 4,069
Send a message via ICQ to markp27
Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Camber (rear)

Quote:
Originally posted by BaxterC
This reminds me, Dee, where did you get your Losi shock tool from?
www.the-border.com - top service from these guys!!!
markp27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:18 AM   #9716
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by markp27
I just tried mine at the front (those thingys ) and it seems that the shell is very high even those those thingys (hmm, I think I need to define/copyright this word in the FAQ ) were on the lowest hole
I would just drill a hole in the post lower so that the "thingys" would sit lower. I think that was how I did mine. I cannot remember...
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:18 AM   #9717
Tech Fanatic
 
BaxterC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 801
Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Camber (rear)

Quote:
Originally posted by markp27
www.the-border.com - top service from these guys!!!
Thank you, The more I think about it, the more it will be an ALL Important tool, I am having nightmares about uneven shocks, I dread building shocks, but I think this would help greatly.
BaxterC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:20 AM   #9718
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Camber (rear)

Quote:
Originally posted by BaxterC
This reminds me, Dee, where did you get your Losi shock tool from?
I got mine at my LHS.
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:22 AM   #9719
Tech Fanatic
 
BaxterC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 801
Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Camber (rear)

Quote:
Originally posted by BaxterC
Thank you, The more I think about it, the more it will be an ALL Important tool, I am having nightmares about uneven shocks, I dread building shocks, but I think this would help greatly.
The border are DANG expensive... 33 odd euros... I found it at $29

RCModel
BaxterC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:22 AM   #9720
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Camber (rear)

Quote:
Originally posted by BaxterC
Thank you, The more I think about it, the more it will be an ALL Important tool, I am having nightmares about uneven shocks, I dread building shocks, but I think this would help greatly.
Build it accoding to the manual and you'll get equal rebound shocks most of the time.
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Serpent 705 J_Longbrake Nitro On-Road 4252 02-23-2015 12:34 AM
WTB: NIB Serpent 710 aN4rK1 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 3 06-16-2006 09:23 PM
Serpent 835 JFCJ R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 3 02-20-2005 09:29 PM
Trade in Your Old Serpent 710 Parts for New Serpent 710 Parts fast_it710 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 09-17-2004 12:27 AM
Serpent Impulse w/MT-12 and Serpent Starter box - cheap Solara R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 03-07-2003 03:01 PM



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 09:31 PM.


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