R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-09-2003, 07:55 PM   #2536
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by superk
Will it make any difference if I put 28mm 40SHore Rear tyer in the front?? or if I will get like 42 shore rear 26mm in the front??
Be careful that rear and front foam compounds are different even though they mention equal shore.

If we can assume hypothetically for a while that both rear and front foam compounds are the same, a wider front tire will make the front trackwidth wider than 200 mm. This would be illegal in some places. Handling wise, your steering input will be less responsive nimble in and out of the corner and chicanes but high speed cornering will be more stable.
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 08:08 PM   #2537
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by BOWTIE1
does a solid front axle help ????
Yes it does. It all depends on your driving style and preference. A solid front axle will make the car have on power characteristics like the one way front diff on power. It will pull the car out of the corners very nicely. More importantly, a lot of people would prefer the solid front axle to the one way front diff when running on a small tight track because a solid front provides 4WD braking while front one way diff will only give you 2WD rear brakes. Also, you must remember that the solid front axle has the least rotating mass compared to the one way front diff and the full gear diff (the heaviest). I would think that straight line speed using a solid front axle will be the fastest.

The downside about solid front axle is that since both inner and outer sides off the wheels are locked during cornering, off power steering will be severely lacking unlike a front one way diff where the wheels are rotating independently from the drive train off power. However, you can always go back to a good setup to counter this problem and set the car up for more off power steering like increasing rear droop, reducing caster etc. Also tire scrub in the front will be high but nothing so serious that would be worst than rear solid axle tire wear...
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 08:47 PM   #2538
Tech Fanatic
 
superk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 852
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

I like my solid axle! just because..I can use the brakes!! LOL.. don't want to be a hack ...People will hate me!!
superk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 08:52 PM   #2539
Tech Regular
 
BOWTIE1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 461
Send a message via AIM to BOWTIE1 Send a message via Yahoo to BOWTIE1
Default

cool thanks so verry much for the info
BOWTIE1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 08:59 PM   #2540
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by superk
I like my solid axle! just because..I can use the brakes!! LOL.. don't want to be a hack ...People will hate me!!
Well as they say, whatever floats your boat

On the subject of solid front axle, I have personally never tried one though I've seen and heard people complain that the aluminum spool is a little soft when you apply the grub screws from the drive adapters to lock on to the solid axle. The aluminum axle where the drive adapters lock on is weak and strip easily. I thought modellor mentioned that in one of his last post about the problems he faced...
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 09:32 PM   #2541
Tech Rookie
 
Jump 7 Miles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by InitialD
Anyway, no harm done... Just a difference of opinion and different ways of looking at things. BTW, what car do you run? You look like you have a lot of useful thoughts and experiences that you could share with us...
Agree, no harm done. One thing I had seen on this forum (or any others) is that if you donít agree on the local guruís point of view or have a different one from everyone else, you are almost guarantee get flamed or get yelled at. Donít really understand this.

I have a Veteq (a mistake, should had got the NT) with a G1-Pro on it, run it once in a while, but most of the time it just sitting on top of my desk, collecting dusts along with my old Kyosho off-road buggy Vanning, and the Kyosho Ultima electric buggy. I am afraid to run them because I am sure I can not find parts for them now. I stopped for a while due to personal reason and now trying to get back into the hobby. It is so hard to find parts for the Veteq and the parts are kind of expensive so I am considering to get a 1/10th scale touring car (limited budget now, have to "scale" down). Trying to decide soon, but there are more new cars coming out, so I guess I have switch back to procrastination mode.


WT
Jump 7 Miles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 09:37 PM   #2542
Tech Rookie
 
Jump 7 Miles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by nizee
InitialD, i think u been "Mark".
Gotta watch ya word there, some people are just not happy with that.

He must be reading all your post, while still having only 7 post as of now. And surprisingly it started only on this forum. Must be a nice chap.

Can we just be friend? I was not thought to bahave this way. My apology 7 Miles.

Sorry I got only 7 posts, but I have to start somewhere. Maybe I should start posting on the beginnerís thread until I have at least 200 posts before I even think about posting here?

Never expected my posts would created so much reactions and suspicions. I guess there is nothing I can do about this. I donít think it is wrong to point out that it is most unlikely any Ni-Cd battery can survive 16 years of regular use on a R/C car (with all the heat and vibration around it). I wonder if I had made that claim on the forum instead of Modellor, what would you people say.

Cheers~~~

WT
Jump 7 Miles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 09:40 PM   #2543
Tech Rookie
 
Jump 7 Miles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by PUNISHER
Jump 7 Miles,
Who took the jam out of your donut!?!?

Calm down......no one here is claming to know it all!
I am not a cop.


WT
Jump 7 Miles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 09:43 PM   #2544
Tech Rookie
 
Jump 7 Miles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by nizee
Deleted.

Not paid to answer all this for debate.


Times up, got to go. Please let me know what is going on.


WT

(I should have 10 posts by now)
Jump 7 Miles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 09:49 PM   #2545
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Jump 7 Miles
Agree, no harm done. One thing I had seen on this forum (or any others) is that if you donít agree on the local guruís point of view or have a different one from everyone else, you are almost guarantee get flamed or get yelled at. Donít really understand this.
Ummm, welcome to the world of forums I've had my fair share of being lambasted. I perfectly understand you

Quote:
Originally posted by Jump 7 Miles
I have a Veteq (a mistake, should had got the NT) with a G1-Pro on it, run it once in a while, but most of the time it just sitting on top of my desk, collecting dusts along with my old Kyosho off-road buggy Vanning, and the Kyosho Ultima electric buggy. I am afraid to run them because I am sure I can not find parts for them now. I stopped for a while due to personal reason and now trying to get back into the hobby. It is so hard to find parts for the Veteq and the parts are kind of expensive so I am considering to get a 1/10th scale touring car (limited budget now, have to "scale" down). Trying to decide soon, but there are more new cars coming out, so I guess I have switch back to procrastination mode.
WT, why not give up the Veteq? Are Serpent parts generally hard to come by where you're at? On line order? I'm definitely sure you'll get some money for the Veteq and get yourself a nice 1/10 tourer. 705? Perhaps whatever you end up with, get something which has parts support from the LHS.
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 10:00 PM   #2546
Tech Regular
 
BOWTIE1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 461
Send a message via AIM to BOWTIE1 Send a message via Yahoo to BOWTIE1
Default

where is the best place to get serpent parts?
BOWTIE1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 10:08 PM   #2547
Tech Prophet
 
InitialD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: MORDOR
Posts: 19,679
Default

I think we have mentioned this before. You can check out RCCarinternational but with the high US to EURO conversion, I don't think that is the best place to buy at the moment. However, I would say that they have the best collection of anything Serpent. They are based in Holland but their shipping is pretty reasonable with a flat rate charge. Takes a little longer via normal mail depending on where you are.

Other online sites that are based in US are Bruckner Hobbies, Ashford Hobby and Winner's Circle RC Gas Hobby Shop. They are probably cheaper than RCCarinternational after the EURO to US dollar conversion.
InitialD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 10:25 PM   #2548
Tech Regular
 
BOWTIE1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 461
Send a message via AIM to BOWTIE1 Send a message via Yahoo to BOWTIE1
Default

InitialD
thanks u r so helpful .. as u migh know i am new to on-road thanks for your time
BOWTIE1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2003, 07:51 AM   #2549
Tech Master
 
modellor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 1,447
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by InitialD
Well as they say, whatever floats your boat

On the subject of solid front axle, I have personally never tried one though I've seen and heard people complain that the aluminum spool is a little soft when you apply the grub screws from the drive adapters to lock on to the solid axle. The aluminum axle where the drive adapters lock on is weak and strip easily. I thought modellor mentioned that in one of his last post about the problems he faced...
Yes. The alloy one is too soft. The setscrew wears a track right around the end of the axle and then just wears it completely down to a cone shape as it moves outwards in the corners. There is a way to delay this. If you look at the bottom of the setscrew you will notice that it is concave in shape. Grind the bottom to a flat shape. This will give a better grip on the axle and stop the setscrew from digging into the axle which starts the problem.
modellor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2003, 11:01 AM   #2550
Tech Regular
 
supra528's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: T-Dot/Vancouver-Whistler
Posts: 454
Default

does ashford hobby ship to canada??
supra528 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Serpent 710 Ron C. Nitro On-Road 23347 03-16-2010 02:47 PM
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 02:13 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