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Old 12-06-2012, 02:13 PM   #781
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Default Set-up changes for low traction tracks

Dear All

Fairly new to 1/8 with a C801 and have been using DJ's set-up posted here in the thread in january with the excentric front bushings and 1,3 mm front sway bar.
I have mounted the new one-piece radioplate and optional rear flex system, to get more flex wich I believe generate more traction (?).

I have primarely adjusted rear toe in to get the right wear on the reartyres - 1 mm difference in wear inside to outside diameter.

I have been using blue front springs insted of mugen whites and switch between stock and red rearsprings.

As new to 1/8 I'm not used to brake at corner entry yet, but just slip the throttle before the corner and turn in, and then apply the throttle again.

In wich way do I adjust the car to get higher traction on low traction tracks?

harder or softer springs?
thicker oil?
softer or harder front sway bar (will drive the new F1 bar in 2013)?
lower og higher roll center rear?
lay the shocks down?
Other adwises?

Best wishes; Jens

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Dear All

Fairly new to 1/8 with a C801 and have been using DJ's set-up posted here in the thread in january with the excentric front bushings and 1,3 mm front sway bar.
I have mounted the new one-piece radioplate and optional rear flex system, to get more flex wich I believe generate more traction (?).

I have primarely adjusted rear toe in to get the right wear on the reartyres - 1 mm difference in wear inside to outside diameter.

I have been using blue front springs insted of mugen whites and switch between stock and red rearsprings.

As new to 1/8 I'm not used to brake at corner entry yet, but just slip the throttle before the corner and turn in, and then apply the throttle again.

In wich way do I adjust the car to get higher traction on low traction tracks?

harder or softer springs?
thicker oil?
softer or harder front sway bar (will drive the new F1 bar in 2013)?
lower og higher roll center rear?
lay the shocks down?
Other adwises?

Best wishes; Jens
Start out with lower rollcentres and laying the shocks down, this should add a good amount of traction.
Changing springs and anti rollbars is always difficult, of you make them too soft too much weight will be transferred to one side which causes the inner tire to unload too much.
I mostly ran the progressive blacks, standard silvers or mugen whites. The blue springs are too hard for normal conditions and the reds are too soft for an 1/8 if you ask me.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #783
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For some time I've been working on an electric conversion for the C801E.
I really like the concept of an electric 1/8 but until now all the offerings can't really match a nitro 1/8. I hope I can change this and come up with an electric car which can actually beat the nitro powered version over a 5 minute run!.

I'm using a completely new motor and esc system which has been developed specifically to use in a 1/8 onroad.
I've been working for more then a year on a conversion based on this system, as a base I will use the Capricorn LAB-C801.
Here some renders:





It took a while to get the correct carbon fiber for the chassis, I finally have the type I want and all the carbon fiber parts will be finished this month.

I would really like to know how you guys think about this!.
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For some time I've been working on an electric conversion for the C801E.
I really like the concept of an electric 1/8 but until now all the offerings can't really match a nitro 1/8. I hope I can change this and come up with an electric car which can actually beat the nitro powered version over a 5 minute run!.

I'm using a completely new motor and esc system which has been developed specifically to use in a 1/8 onroad.
I've been working for more then a year on a conversion based on this system, as a base I will use the Capricorn LAB-C801.
Here some renders:

It took a while to get the correct carbon fiber for the chassis, I finally have the type I want and all the carbon fiber parts will be finished this month.

I would really like to know how you guys think about this!.
All I can say is....


WOW!!!!!!!
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For some time I've been working on an electric conversion for the C801E.
I really like the concept of an electric 1/8 but until now all the offerings can't really match a nitro 1/8. I hope I can change this and come up with an electric car which can actually beat the nitro powered version over a 5 minute run!.

I'm using a completely new motor and esc system which has been developed specifically to use in a 1/8 onroad.
I've been working for more then a year on a conversion based on this system, as a base I will use the Capricorn LAB-C801.
Here some renders:





It took a while to get the correct carbon fiber for the chassis, I finally have the type I want and all the carbon fiber parts will be finished this month.

I would really like to know how you guys think about this!.
It looks very nice.
Any more info you can share with us is welcomed, pictures of actual parts etc..

John
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Beautiful work and images. I just curious what is the software for your rendering? (i assume its a rendering)
solidworks? vectorworks?


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For some time I've been working on an electric conversion for the C801E.
I really like the concept of an electric 1/8 but until now all the offerings can't really match a nitro 1/8. I hope I can change this and come up with an electric car which can actually beat the nitro powered version over a 5 minute run!.

I'm using a completely new motor and esc system which has been developed specifically to use in a 1/8 onroad.
I've been working for more then a year on a conversion based on this system, as a base I will use the Capricorn LAB-C801.
Here some renders:

It took a while to get the correct carbon fiber for the chassis, I finally have the type I want and all the carbon fiber parts will be finished this month.

I would really like to know how you guys think about this!.
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It looks very nice.
Any more info you can share with us is welcomed, pictures of actual parts etc..

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Thanks!

Can't wait to complete the car and test it for the first time...
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Beautiful work and images. I just curious what is the software for your rendering? (i assume its a rendering)
solidworks? vectorworks?
Thanks!.

Design and rendering is done using Solidworks.
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Is there a u.s. distributor for Capricorn? Where online can this car be purchased? I can only find it on eBay.
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Is there a u.s. distributor for Capricorn? Where online can this car be purchased? I can only find it on eBay.
Desoto Racing is the US distributer:

http://www.serpentamerica.com/shop/p...8&cat=2&page=1
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http://www.serpentamerica.com/shop/p...8&cat=2&page=1
Thank you. It's not listed on capricorns site.
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You can reach us at 305-677-3253 or [email protected]. We have the cars & parts in stock.
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For the ones interested, I decided to sell my C801.

This year I will be focusing on 1/10 ep so the C801 will be sitting and gathering dust. I rather sell it to someone who will race it.

I'm currently fully rebuilding the car and I will post actual pictures at the end of the week.
The car comes loaded with options and is only 3 races and 5 practice days old.

To give you an impression:
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Congratulation to Capricorn for the new superb good looking design ... hopefully there will come stickers for the cars in the same design for the new season, so we can promote the Capricorn brand on our bodies in the same way our cars are looking underneath it ... the most beautifull 1/8th car of them all ... and the fastest

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