R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Rookie Zone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-24-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
Tech Rookie
 
Haha101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 18
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default Heli Guy From Florida looking for some Help

Hey Guys, Im new too the Car scene, Been in the hobby around 6 years Started with cars but had a friend help and do most everything for me (setup etc) so i never really learned alot in that time period. I then got interested in helicopters around 5 years ago and have been flying them since so much so that i was able too get good enough to fly at a sponsored level, as i currently fly for SAB Heli division with the Goblin 700, altho this means nothing with cars as its a completely different addiction.

As of late i really wanted too start racing and getting back into the driving thing as i had not driven rc since i started flying... So about a month ago i had some extra funds and wanted too get a truck so i found out where my closest track was and messaged a few people to see what the biggest classes there were too get into. Ended up Buying a Losi TEN-SCTE 4x4 with a tekin pro4 4600 and rx8 ESC.

Have only been too the track and ran the truck there once and had lots of fun just wanted too get some advice from some more experienced drivers as far as setup, Tires, etc and where to go from here...

The local track if any of you are familiar with it is Go Hard Raceway in GCS Florida

Thanks for all the input guys
__________________
I hang with the idiots ~www.jaxrc.com

Jeremy Strickland - Team Sab Heli Division
Have a question? Pm me =)
Haha101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 01:01 AM   #2
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 88
Default

If your looking for setup advice your best resource is going to be the guys at the track. No one will know their home track better.
__________________
Santiam Hobbies Tech
TLR 22, Orion R10 Pro Fantom 17.5 * TLR 22SCT, Orion R10 Pro Fantom 17.5
B4.1, SP Reventon Pro, Orion 17.5 * RC8.2e, Tekin RX8, Tekin 1900kv
HB TC-FD, SP Reventon Pro, Tekin 8.5 * Xray XB4 Orion R10 Pro, Fantom 6.5
adamym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 10:48 AM   #3
Tech Master
 
cdwilliams1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Plymouth, MN
Posts: 1,055
Trader Rating: 38 (100%+)
Default

Tires are 80% of the setup. I'd ask locally what everyone else is running and buy some of those. Your track might even have it's own forum here (mine does anyway). Great place to get setup tips!
__________________
I race at www.mncarpetoval.com !
cdwilliams1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 05:07 AM   #4
Tech Champion
 
tc3team's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 6,151
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by adamym View Post
If your looking for setup advice your best resource is going to be the guys at the track. No one will know their home track better.
+1, ideal setups are usually the winning ones for the track you race at

However, not everyones driving style is the same, so you may find your own trial and error can help too.

Your gearing will also be important, so get a few practice runs in too before, or if your car is very over or undergeared it can cause expensive problems if it's wrong.

Pull the car in after 3 minutes of practice and see if the motor is excessively hot. if it is, then the car could be having an issue with too much acceleration, wheelspin or top speed which in turn heats up the motor and could cause damage to your esc and battery too.

If they guys you race against are good, i'm more than sure that they'll help you out with it.

I'm not trying to scare you off, just a gentle caution

Hope it all goes well!
__________________
Fusion Hobbies / www.horshamrc.org

The wife stops me being sane and the r/c stops me from going insane....
tc3team is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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 07:53 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