R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-24-2007, 06:41 AM   #8236
Tech Regular
 
s10dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sacramento , Calif.
Posts: 481
Default

nice comparision Menace...good info for future reference...
__________________
Marc Richards / Xray NT1 / Matrix Tires / RB Motor's / Futaba
Fabricator and racer @ Speedworld Raceway & Hobby
s10dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 09:29 AM   #8237
Tech Elite
 
Pattojnr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Perth Australia
Posts: 4,594
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

hey Grub, i found a bit of a problem with my car after sundays race.
seems the touch up with Mike Moule, i was left with a broken engine mount. the engine was on an angle, and when i went to reset the mesh it was fine, but under load it must of been moving to strip my 1st spurs. bit of a shame, i felt i could have gone a bit faster , but didnt have the confidence after the incident with mike , and then nearly Ed inthe final. man that track is what i call a car killer
__________________
Serpent - Walter RC
Serpent E Power ..... Serpent 747 Reds M3T
Serpent 966-TE Reds M7T .... S411ERYX Speedpassion 3.5T, T-Shox
Serpent 811-TE REDs R5T
Pattojnr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 10:24 AM   #8238
ALG
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: LIMA PERU
Posts: 371
Default

TM Family,
GOOD NEWS for all

TQ 1-2-3 for G4S on the Peruvian National Championship.

Regards
ALG
ALG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 10:27 AM   #8239
Tech Master
 
RC-ProSpeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 1,066
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by British Menace View Post
I have both these pipes and I have tried them both on a couple of motors.

NR 2601 on a NR 12-3 ct had good bottom, great middle and blistering top end
That tended to be the same on a IDM Evo 3 too. Although slightly less power bottom end.
With a WERKS 12 B3 It was incredible top , good midd, no bottom power.

The VR!2+ in comparison.
Was always slightly less power on top end with just as much middle and always a liitle more power low down on the rev range.Infact I would say midd range was better with VR12+ on all motors.

In short the 2601 would be best on very big, sweeping tracks I think.
The VR12+ is better all round but always seams to be slightly less power top end. Although still strong !

Hope this helps

British Menace
thanks for the info, tha's exactly what I was looking for.
RC-ProSpeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 11:08 AM   #8240
Tech Regular
 
dnitro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chino, CA
Posts: 311
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by British Menace View Post
I have both these pipes and I have tried them both on a couple of motors.

NR 2601 on a NR 12-3 ct had good bottom, great middle and blistering top end
That tended to be the same on a IDM Evo 3 too. Although slightly less power bottom end.
With a WERKS 12 B3 It was incredible top , good midd, no bottom power.

The VR!2+ in comparison.
Was always slightly less power on top end with just as much middle and always a liitle more power low down on the rev range.Infact I would say midd range was better with VR12+ on all motors.

In short the 2601 would be best on very big, sweeping tracks I think.
The VR12+ is better all round but always seams to be slightly less power top end. Although still strong !

Hope this helps

British Menace
My thoughts exactly. The VR12+, at least from my experience, has plenty of low and mid range power, but not on the top end. Good for small to medium size tracks. It is strong pipe that can handle a hit.
__________________
TM G4S
IDM Evo3
dnitro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 12:32 PM   #8241
Tech Adept
 
BimmerDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 178
Default

I asked this earlier but it appears it was overlooked.

I've been away from the forum for quite a while and I was looking for whatever new upgrades are out there for the G4s. I searched for the ED transmission, but every post showed up.

What is the ED transmission and why is it better than my stock one?

What other must-have upgrades are out there. I already have the K-Factory brake pads and they are much better than stock.

I've got back surgery and eye surgery scheduled for next month. It'll be great to see the ends of the traight-away at 301! I'll have the winter to upgrade my car and hit the track in the spring. Damn I miss driving this car.

TIA

Chris
BimmerDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 03:04 PM   #8242
Tech Addict
 
trumpster1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 521
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

These questions go out to those who are running DSM in their G4S:

Have you upgraded your battery? What did you upgrade to? If you put in a lipo, which one did you put in and how well does it work? Did you need to do any modifications to the upper deck?

Please let me know. I will be upgrading to DSM for next season and would like to know all the details before I begin the project.

Thanks
__________________
Nathan
Spektrum DX3R
Traxxas 2wd Slash
Ex-One Eighth Racers of Toledo member :( no mo money
trumpster1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 03:44 PM   #8243
Tech Elite
 
Kodak Hodak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Australia, Australia
Posts: 2,159
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Kodak Hodak Send a message via Yahoo to Kodak Hodak Send a message via Skype™ to Kodak Hodak
Default congratos man....

Quote:
Originally Posted by ALG View Post
TM Family,
GOOD NEWS for all

TQ 1-2-3 for G4S on the Peruvian National Championship.

Regards
ALG


oi dude way to go bro - bloody awesome news!
__________________
★ DORMANT RC RACER ★
Kodak Hodak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 06:16 PM   #8244
Tech Elite
 
British Menace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 2,339
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BimmerDriver View Post
I asked this earlier but it appears it was overlooked.

I've been away from the forum for quite a while and I was looking for whatever new upgrades are out there for the G4s. I searched for the ED transmission, but every post showed up.

What is the ED transmission and why is it better than my stock one?

What other must-have upgrades are out there. I already have the K-Factory brake pads and they are much better than stock.

I've got back surgery and eye surgery scheduled for next month. It'll be great to see the ends of the traight-away at 301! I'll have the winter to upgrade my car and hit the track in the spring. Damn I miss driving this car.

TIA

Chris
Sorry Chris,

I didn't see it. The ED trans system actually changes the internal drive ratio of the car. This means it will accelerate, and decelerate quicker.
It does this by changing the number of teeth found on "Most" of the pulleys used on the car.
You will need to be running either the UFO 1 or 2 clutch and be extra careful on meshing your pinion and spurs.

Another point on the ED.
A plus, the shafts, namely the two speed shaft at the rear does not have to turn at the same high rpm as with stock gearing. Less arduous on the motor because of this.
A down side. The new ED pulleys are all (except the rear diff pulley) aluminium !
So the whole transmission system is a little heavy compared to other top flight cars!

BM
__________________
So enjoying building cars I sometimes forget to save some "man-time" to race them!?
British Menace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 06:24 PM   #8245
Tech Regular
 
s10dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sacramento , Calif.
Posts: 481
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trumpster1 View Post
These questions go out to those who are running DSM in their G4S:

Have you upgraded your battery? What did you upgrade to? If you put in a lipo, which one did you put in and how well does it work? Did you need to do any modifications to the upper deck?

Please let me know. I will be upgrading to DSM for next season and would like to know all the details before I begin the project.

Thanks

i use Futaba 2.4ghz fasst and use the 900ma sanyo's....( i made it my self ) but there are other G4s guy's usuing the 800ma and the 1100ma TM battery..
__________________
Marc Richards / Xray NT1 / Matrix Tires / RB Motor's / Futaba
Fabricator and racer @ Speedworld Raceway & Hobby
s10dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 06:34 PM   #8246
Tech Regular
 
dnitro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chino, CA
Posts: 311
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trumpster1 View Post
These questions go out to those who are running DSM in their G4S:

Have you upgraded your battery? What did you upgrade to? If you put in a lipo, which one did you put in and how well does it work? Did you need to do any modifications to the upper deck?

Please let me know. I will be upgrading to DSM for next season and would like to know all the details before I begin the project.

Thanks
I've used the 800mah on a 30 minute race w/o problem. I now have the 1000mAH and 1100mAh for peace of mind. It does take a few more minutes to charge but I don't worry about my battery crapping out on me on a long race. I know a few people have switched to LiPo. They say it is definitely lighter than stock.

Don
__________________
TM G4S
IDM Evo3
dnitro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 07:27 PM   #8247
Tech Master
 
RC-ProSpeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 1,066
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BimmerDriver View Post
I asked this earlier but it appears it was overlooked.

I've been away from the forum for quite a while and I was looking for whatever new upgrades are out there for the G4s. I searched for the ED transmission, but every post showed up.

What is the ED transmission and why is it better than my stock one?

What other must-have upgrades are out there. I already have the K-Factory brake pads and they are much better than stock.

I've got back surgery and eye surgery scheduled for next month. It'll be great to see the ends of the traight-away at 301! I'll have the winter to upgrade my car and hit the track in the spring. Damn I miss driving this car.

TIA

Chris
Hi there....

Are you talking about 301 raceway...if so, glad to hear that one more team magic will be racing at this track....

about upgrades, the new G4+ rear sway bar works great, My friend make the upgrade on his car and the car improved a lot.
RC-ProSpeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 10:23 PM   #8248
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 46
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default G4S Clutch Thrust Bearing

There's a note in the clutch assembly page of the G4S assembly manual that says to put the small thrust bearing washer to the inside and it also says to put it on the outside. Which way is it supposed to be? I assume they're talking about the inside diameter? Thanks.
Stroker Ace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2007, 01:52 AM   #8249
Tech Regular
 
Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Santa Cruz
Posts: 319
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ALG View Post
TM Family,
GOOD NEWS for all

TQ 1-2-3 for G4S on the Peruvian National Championship.

Regards
ALG
SWEET!! post your setup!
Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2007, 01:57 AM   #8250
Tech Regular
 
Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Santa Cruz
Posts: 319
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

My front end is still so stiff. I noticed that when i put on the alum. bracket that holds the lower hinge pin in place it tends to bind the suspension. As far as i can tell its not bent. However with out it the arms move very freely. Can i run without it? Or should i drill out the holes a little bit on the bracket?
thanks
Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Team Magic G4 - LRP Z12R Team Spec 2 - Add RX/TX LogiK Australia For Sale/Trade 1 08-03-2007 02:00 AM
Team Magic G4s MaDaGAS CAR Australia For Sale/Trade 29 05-07-2007 03:30 AM
Brian Berry Joins Team Phenix/Team Magic Motorman Nitro On-Road 27 03-07-2006 05:51 AM
team magic g4 + elephant R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 04-26-2004 07:34 AM
Team Magic G4 "Black Magic" tennessee Nitro On-Road 32 04-20-2003 11:40 AM



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 10:03 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