R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-31-2010, 11:53 AM   #16
Tech Addict
 
Thunderbunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 745
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

I don't know if any of you guys had the opportunity to drive a Kyosho FW-05R, but it is one of my all time favorites! Kinda wish that I still had it. It was my NTC-3 killer!

Thunderbunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 11:54 AM   #17
Tech Elite
 
Francis M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Posts: 4,719
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I'm so glad the cars have evolved the way they did! It is so easy to get up to speed nowadays.... lol
__________________
TQ-racing Yokomo BD7 Airtronics
Francis M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 12:11 PM   #18
Tech Champion
 
nitrodude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Oxnard, CA
Posts: 5,843
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Francis M. View Post
I'm so glad the cars have evolved the way they did! It is so easy to get up to speed nowadays.... lol
Yep, theres so many setup options. Plus with the internet and thanks a lot to RCtech, setups can be exchaged across the world, so we can try different things.
__________________
Steven Muller
AKA El Pibe RUFAST? HAHA!!!
Ronin Speed Parts
nitrodude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 03:33 PM   #19
Tech Champion
 
Team Kamikaze's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: 我的名字是沈先生。我是中国人, 居住美国
Posts: 8,868
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrodude View Post
I've had both cars, I loved my GT4. I didnt have all the bits that Francis had on it though. I bought a TC3 and runned it for a year, sold it when I realized that the diff gears were going to be a problem, it handled great though. I remember going to Revelation one of my first times and having one of the team drivers (dont want so say names) take appart, rebuild and shim the diffs after every qualy. Sold the tc3 and bought another Yokomo. I never had the problems that some people had with breaking the axles, in 2 years I never broke and axle or dogbone, very strong car IMO.
Of course, because you were able to RAN the car only once in 2 years
__________________
Home of the Kamikaze Driver's Development Program = guaranteed podium finish
Kamikaze Toys and Hobbies Inc.
Follow us here on Facebook!
Team Kamikaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 04:03 PM   #20
Tech Champion
 
nitrodude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Oxnard, CA
Posts: 5,843
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Team Kamikaze View Post
Of course, because you were able to RAN the car only once in 2 years
Nope, I got it back in november '01 and ran it all 2002, almost every weekend at the Camarillo track(I know, I know). Race 2nd and 4th sundays, and practice on saturday before the race and every sunday when there wasnt a race. I put a lot of miles on that car. We used to run rubber tires, yokomo's 138Gs were the hot tire, untill the sorexes came out.

Had a picco at first, then I got the MT12 with the bigger head, and the last time I ran it was with a RB12 I got used off a friend. We had to run the smallest pinions(15 I think) and the biggest spurs(49?) and in order for the motor to run well at that track it had to be pretty lean. That track was almost too small for gas cars, I dont think the RPMs were very high with such a short straight so it wouldnt overheat, I would go to Rev(maybe 6 times total) and it would flame out like crazy! The last time at Rev I figured out that the settings were too lean and I was able to run without flaming out for the whole day. It was hard going to Rev too, I didnt know anybody and it was always hard to get a pit man. I think thats the first time I met BTZ, he pitted for me for one day. I was running foams by then, out of the box without truing, didnt know any better.

Yeah, those were the days. I would run those tires for at leat 3 weekends, until the belt would show, then to the trash. I have shirts with CA rings from gluing tires.
__________________
Steven Muller
AKA El Pibe RUFAST? HAHA!!!
Ronin Speed Parts

Last edited by nitrodude; 03-31-2010 at 04:25 PM.
nitrodude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2010, 07:29 PM   #21
Tech Elite
 
HarKonnenD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,024
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to HarKonnenD
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunderbunny View Post
I don't know if any of you guys had the opportunity to drive a Kyosho FW-05R, but it is one of my all time favorites! Kinda wish that I still had it. It was my NTC-3 killer!

I've seen it in action. It was rated the BEST shaft driven nitro tourer on the market! It really was a NTC3 Killer!
__________________
Trying to live every day like its the last....
HarKonnenD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 07:20 AM   #22
Tech Elite
 
JLock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Dallas, TX
Posts: 4,455
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunderbunny View Post
I don't know if any of you guys had the opportunity to drive a Kyosho FW-05R, but it is one of my all time favorites! Kinda wish that I still had it. It was my NTC-3 killer!

A race buddy of mine had one and it was super fast. The only problem he had with his was he kept blowing up either front or rear diffs in the car. I think it was something he was doing wrong with building his diffs but when it was running, it was one of the fastest cars on the track (especially linked with a mod engine).
__________________
Texas 5
It's not what you know; it's what you can prove.
The only thing that is for sure is that nothing is for sure!!!
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
There are 2 things in life that are infinite: the universe and stupidity.
JLock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2010, 03:20 PM   #23
Tech Master
 
LeeLockhart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: R/C Pro-Am Raceway
Posts: 1,086
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ight=rs4+racer
__________________
KO PROPO. ORION. THUNDER POWER.
LeeLockhart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 07:25 PM   #24
Tech Elite
 
HarKonnenD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,024
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to HarKonnenD
Default

Awesome car, but for $600 dollars you can put together a much nicer and race worthy ride. Sorry man.
__________________
Trying to live every day like its the last....
HarKonnenD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
West Coast R/C Raceway & Hobby Garage In So. Cali! DannyS California Racing 14045 01-19-2014 09:33 PM
Hobbytown OP Racing RETURNS! Core Creations Kansas/Missouri Racing 2804 04-25-2005 09:37 AM
FS/FT Nitro tc3.... Aluma R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 9 10-01-2002 08:29 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 02:24 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