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Old 01-31-2012, 04:00 PM   #1381
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On Facebook I saw Tironi's car with more weight on the right hand side than on the left. Now we all know that without weight the car is alway a bit heavier on the right hand side. A member commented and Patrizio founder of Capricorn said if I understood him well "since we ran clockwise i.e. more right hand turns we wanted more weight to the right" but isn't a balanced car better between left and right?
Yeah it was me asking why they were not using the heavy engine mount and Patrizio's replied as you know. Yeah in the slow part of the track having a perfectly balanced car help but probably they needed more grip in the fast corner due to the low traction (was raining in the pre-world week)
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:19 PM   #1382
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On Facebook I saw Tironi's car with more weight on the right hand side than on the left. Now we all know that without weight the car is alway a bit heavier on the right hand side. A member commented and Patrizio founder of Capricorn said if I understood him well "since we ran clockwise i.e. more right hand turns we wanted more weight to the right" but isn't a balanced car better between left and right?
The worlds track is in an opposite direction and has some fast right handers.
The heavy motor mount also places the engine 0,5mm more to the right hand side of the car which normally balances the car up very nice. But with the worlds track you want it the other way around. Maybe they will make some different heavy engine mounts for the worlds which move the weight more to the right side of the car.

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Red chassis' dominated the field at the Lilydale track and it was our first real outing with the car in race mode.

C02 Setup:
Tyres Starting: Capricorn 37 Shore, 62r 60f
Springs: RED Capricorn
Droop: 0 front - 4 rear
Wheelbase: Short
Diffs: 200front - 70rear
Camber: 3rear 2front
Tow: Front: 1 out - Rear 2 in
Castor: 1mm front - 2.5 rear
Top arms: Front L 3pm, R 9pm - Rear L 5pm - R 7pm
Sways: front 90 degrees, rear std bar.
Clutch: .5mm clutchnut - .2 endplay - red shoe - std spring
Track width: r 200mm - f unsure.
Shocks: Stock box setup

Engines: Nova 353 + Cap LAB E01 hard tuned

While many will accuse me of running the engines fat, we were out to finish and didnt expect to make the finals. Within the first 2 hours of practice and tuning the rear camber to suit track Luke posted times 1 second faster than our TM EVO which we had many years to setup

The car was beautiful on track, suspension worked superbly and the car was stable into and out of the corners. Two speed was smooth and with a little setup had it working wthout being sloppy (DS - I cant see how a grub screw will work in the small clutch)

AS many of you have seen the videos the chicanes leading onto the back straight at Lilydale are critical as is the back striaght exit intot he chicane and around the keyhole. The car was so responsive that Luke managed to adjust his lines to improve his time through these sections and did it consistently, credit goes to the car as it's hard for a driver to adjust his lines if the car is inconsistent

While our expectations were only to finish well in the semi, we leaned up the E01 (more than we would usually) and went for a good run. Again the consistency of the car proved to be the greatest asset and we crept into the a-main in 9th position.

We were having engine tuning issues with throttle overrun, and earlier the cap/nova carby popped up and I assume we had an air leak. In the final the same occurred after 10 mins into the race but Luke could still circulate without much trouble.

The major plus for the car was it['s consistency through the race, I expected the car to perform better at 60/58 diameters and it did. Starting at 62/60 37shore in very hot conditions, Luke intentionally drove smoothly and preserved his tyres, perhaps a little too much as we finsihed the 30 minute final with a lot of tyre in hand.

Regardless, the car was a major factor to our enjoyment, over the 6 rounds and two finals the car didnt fail us at all. I continually inspected the 2speed screws and ensured the clutch was setup and that's about all we did short of clean it. Awesome car, and very good result for us to make the a-main and finish 6th due to others falling out.

In the 4 years we're been racing I dont think Ive come across a car with so much attention to detail, race heritage and most important of all excellent reliability.

From our perspective, there's more in the car and with a little more to extract from our engines it leaves us very content that the C02 is a great choice for anyone who is frustrated with reliability and performance, the car delivered, the driver had a chance to be comptetitve and it's a credit to the manufacturer.
Congratulations with your success!. It's really nice to hear you and Luke are liking the car.
The use of the grub screws is advised for the 1/8 scale gearbox, I don't use them in the 1/10 gearbox.
It's also nice to see the success Capricorn is enjoying in Australia, support from a distributer is very important to make a brand successful.

For the setups I'm busy setting up a page were we can collect are setups, a little database. I'm currently editing the setup sheets I made so they can be used with the C02 and C801. These sheets will be editable through Word.

I've added some already:
http://www.dsmotorsport.nl/setups/
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:14 PM   #1383
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So I have ordered me a c02, any tips building or is it straight forvard?
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:11 AM   #1384
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So I have ordered me a c02, any tips building or is it straight forvard?
Organise all your screws and componenets before you begin
Place a smaller hole in one end of the top pivot joints and a full size hole at teh other to help drive the hinge pin for removal.
Caution with 2 speed hub screws
The O-rings for the diffs need stretching
You may want to replace the front shock balls grub screw with a long screw straight thru
Fill the diffs completely before screwing together
Tighten teh small philips screws on the diffs pulleys securely and loctite
Loctite the front droop grub screws

And enjoy!
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Here you can see the assembly process:

http://www.cochesrc.com/foros/1-10-t...1/index17.html
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Any news about the red chassis plate that Tironi used in the Preworlds?
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

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Old 02-03-2012, 10:37 AM   #1387
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So I have ordered me a c02, any tips building or is it straight forvard?
Congrats with your purchase, you're going to be very happy with the car.

I've made a shock and clutch building guide which might be useful, you can download them here:

http://www.dsmotorsport.nl/downloads/

Blis already listed some nice pointers, I've got the following to add:

-The front and rear wheel hexes, the thin ones go up front and the wide ones at the rear.
-With the steering assembly you might want to remove some material from the ball cup connected to the servosaver. Otherwise the assembly might bind a little. I will post a picture within a few hours.
-On the rear hubs put a grub screw in the unused hole, this prevents the upper link from ripping out during a hard crash.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #1388
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Any news about the red chassis plate that Tironi used in the Preworlds?
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

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I will ask if there are plans on releasing the red chassis.
If not and there is enough interest I could look into having a small batch anodized.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:57 PM   #1389
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Whens capricorn gonna make the most badass electric t/c???
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Whens capricorn gonna make the most badass electric t/c???
Probably when Ferrari designs a Hybrid!
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Whens capricorn gonna make the most badass electric t/c???
Someday.
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Jmake it happin!!!!! Im tired of all these cookie cutter t/c's, its time for some new inovation and i think capricorn is the company to do it!!!!!
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Jmake it happin!!!!! Im tired of all these cookie cutter t/c's, its time for some new inovation and i think capricorn is the company to do it!!!!!
i think you will find that the Cap tourer is more than just a little similar to the xray.
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i think you will find that the Cap tourer is more than just a little similar to the xray.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-ro...x-5-a-112.html

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i gotta say, i quite like the cap cars.
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