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09-05-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 96
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Posted By Davidka

If used within safe margins, that cycle life...

If used within safe margins, that cycle life shouldnít be any trouble. You know the game, push the margin for more (mah, voltage, etc..) with the corresponding reduction in service life. Sounds like...
09-05-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,969
Posted By Davidka

If your esc is higher end, you are able to...

If your esc is higher end, you are able to set/adjust your cutoff value and heís asking if you know what itís set at. Too low and you can have low voltage spikes near the end of the charge without...
08-26-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Davidka

Yup, wrong grease. If you use anything other than...

Yup, wrong grease. If you use anything other than silicone ball diff grease on the main diff balls it cannot be adjusted tight enough to not slip without seriously damaging the balls and rings, as...
08-26-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By Davidka

I had good results with a large rubber sealed...

I had good results with a large rubber sealed Tupperware (type) bin, put an old sock balled up in the middle, poured some acetone on it, arranged the old wheels/tires around it and sealed the top...
07-29-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Davidka

I have an older, less modern looking version of...

I have an older, less modern looking version of this. Rock solid, reliable unit.
06-21-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By Davidka

And just as importa, the slipper. It slips first,...

And just as importa, the slipper. It slips first, so the diff doesnít.

As for powerful handling, there is no reasonable limit. The xxxís driveline is just as strong as any other buggyís. Maybe...
06-17-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,969
Posted By Davidka

How is it handling everywhere else? You...

How is it handling everywhere else?

You might try adding some kick angle to the front arms. This has an anti squat effect under power. It might make entry steering more aggressive too.

You may...
06-16-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,593
Posted By Davidka

I donít think things have changed that...

I donít think things have changed that drastically. By the late 90ís there were tire compounds soft enough to require foam inserts and dirt tracks so prepped to run slicks. In the early 2000ís I...
06-13-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,503
Posted By Davidka

I remember this car getting A LOT better with the...

I remember this car getting A LOT better with the saddle-pack/lab conversion kit, Some guy named Rick Hohwart won a few races with that setup.
06-12-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,969
Posted By Davidka

I can’t think of a reason why battery format...

I can’t think of a reason why battery format would have a significant impact on their ability to perform in heat, so long as capacity and c-rating are adequate to withstand the loads. AE’s HQ is in...
05-26-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,719
Posted By Davidka

Looks great. I raced a JRX2 back when it was...

Looks great. I raced a JRX2 back when it was current. For rougher, lower traction conditions the 5-link rear end was awesome. We could accelerate straight and head over surfaces that a-arm cars could...
04-29-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 72,713
Posted By Davidka

Heís a factory driver. He can run the option...

Heís a factory driver. He can run the option parts if he wants them.



They make a lot of extra money selling the shock parts aftermarket. Far more than they could justify in a kit price...
03-31-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Davidka

The first closed cell inserts were for 1/8 scale....

The first closed cell inserts were for 1/8 scale. We used to cut them down for 1/10 scale and re-join them with rubber cement and those held up really well, while leaving a pliable joint. Iíd try...
03-07-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By Davidka

The biggest issue you’re likely to encounter with...

The biggest issue you’re likely to encounter with a 1/10 buggy on the track you describe is that they’re far more sensitive to surface prep. Bumps, ruts and low grip can make them difficult to manage...
03-07-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By Davidka

There is already a thread established for this...

There is already a thread established for this car.

https://www.rctech.net/forum/electric-off-road/1096507-team-associated-rc8b4e-3.html
03-02-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,516
Posted By Davidka

While there may be subtle differences in the way...

While there may be subtle differences in the way the car reacts, I donít think there can be a claim that any will be faster or slower ina given circumstance than the others. There are just too many...
02-28-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,969
Posted By Davidka

Is this on turf/high grip? I used to run 15 min...

Is this on turf/high grip? I used to run 15 min mains 10+ years ago on outdoor dirt with 4,500mah.
02-27-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,969
Posted By Davidka

RazorRC , youíre special, they packed a few extra...

RazorRC , youíre special, they packed a few extra mahís into yours.
02-26-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,969
Posted By Davidka

Thatís a better representation of the weights I...

Thatís a better representation of the weights I think. There would also be more battery mounting parts and hardware for the twin packs.

Maybe the lightweight pitch is leaning on the use of short...
02-26-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,969
Posted By Davidka

Nice update. Interesting for all of the feature...

Nice update. Interesting for all of the feature lists and data points offered on the launch page, they have not cited a weight savings number on the new configuration, which is glossed over in the...
02-18-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Davidka

I’ve never really used brake proportionally. I...

I’ve never really used brake proportionally. I set my brakes to the strength I want and use it as an on/off switch. I’m just not skilled or sensitive enough to modulate brake power with such short...
02-01-2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 280,781
Posted By Davidka

They’re down pretty close to legal weight, within...

They’re down pretty close to legal weight, within a couple of ounces so I guess I can see using the bigger cells. I remember when we first started using lipo. It took so much weight out that guys...
01-31-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 280,781
Posted By Davidka

I understand the goal, I just donít think there...

I understand the goal, I just donít think there is enough to gain in the upper half of a batteryís discharge voltage curve to make the extra weight worth carrying. Voltage drop is not linear. In my...
01-31-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 280,781
Posted By Davidka

You wonít be able to extract any more current...

You wonít be able to extract any more current from a 6,000mah pack than from a 4,000mah pack, A 17.5 or 13.5 just canít draw that much power. Youíre more likely going to have setup difficulties due...
01-29-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 280,781
Posted By Davidka

Thanks, I found it. Interesting that the arm...

Thanks, I found it. Interesting that the arm length / bone length combos shown donít match the kitís (73mm arm/69mm dogbone).
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