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04-24-2010, 08:35 AM
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Posted By moonman

That Toyota Exiv I like alot. Very nice. I think...

That Toyota Exiv I like alot. Very nice. I think it was one of the most realistic of the mid 90's bodies Tamiya made.
For one year I've been thinking of buying a NIB FF-01 from ebay but they have...
02-15-2010, 12:11 PM
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Views: 528,945
Posted By moonman

I think this is a very nice layout for a fwd....

I think this is a very nice layout for a fwd. What gear ratios can you get with this.
10-18-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10,622
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Posted By moonman

There are alot of ideas about LIPO batteries...

There are alot of ideas about LIPO batteries regarding weight, chassis balance, battery position but I think the best solution is to put weights in the chassis cut outs and glue them to the battery....
07-28-2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10,622
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Posted By moonman

I noticed that too, Tamiya 1 mm down aluminium...

I noticed that too, Tamiya 1 mm down aluminium retainers supports the spring better but they are still the same diameter as the plastic, for sure they are better but not perfect. Square were supposed...
07-23-2009, 01:09 PM
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Views: 516,414
Posted By moonman

When I received my 416 WE in January I compared...

When I received my 416 WE in January I compared the main chassis plate stiffness to a 416 plate and i found that my WE plate was about 10 -20 % softer, that is according to my non-scientific lab...
04-17-2009, 12:39 PM
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Posted By moonman

I think if this car will be manufactured in...

I think if this car will be manufactured in limited numbers the price would be very high. If a big manufacturer make this car it would still cost considerabely more than the current race cars. My...
01-06-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,819
Posted By moonman

Something needs to be done about the TC body...

Something needs to be done about the TC body rules. We need to start racing with realistic looking bodies. The current 4 door TC bodies look more like 4 door GT bodies.

In 1/24 slot racing there...
01-06-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,446,271
Posted By moonman

I did a quick measurement of the stiffness of a...

I did a quick measurement of the stiffness of a brand new 416 and the 416WE main chassis when assembling my new car. The WE chassis was 10-20 % softer.
My experiance of the 416 when testing diffrent...
08-13-2008, 12:42 PM
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Posted By moonman

I have tested long/short arms back to back and I...

I have tested long/short arms back to back and I found the car to be as fast but considerably easier to drive with the long arms. With short arms the rear of the car was a bit loose entering corners...
08-03-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,663
Posted By moonman

This one I've been using in the M03 Suzuki S-1600...

This one I've been using in the M03 Suzuki S-1600
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-lipo-battery-yeah-racing-pack-3200mah-lp0032-p-25829.html?cPath=52_973&sID=abf57b62a02c3521a4e502e419c392b5
06-21-2008, 02:47 PM
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Posted By moonman

At the last race I tested both short and long...

At the last race I tested both short and long arms. Long arms make the car smoother so it is a easier to drive. Fastest lap times similar but more consistent with long arms. On big flowing asfalt...
05-20-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,762
Posted By moonman

When complaining that touring cars are expensive,...

When complaining that touring cars are expensive, think a little bit what you get for your money. Precision machined aluminium and carbon fiber parts and no plastic toy cars like 2wd buggies. High...
04-18-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,446,271
Posted By moonman

We have tested stiffer upper deck on carpet and...

We have tested stiffer upper deck on carpet and that did not improve the car, none of us did like it. But I need to test it on a really high grip track to see what happens there.
04-13-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,786
Posted By moonman

It is nice to see a race engineer from BTCC here...

It is nice to see a race engineer from BTCC here at rctech. BTCC during the supertouring era was the best racing ever seen, I watched every race on TV.
The supertouring cars are in my opinion one of...
04-12-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,104
Posted By moonman

It is a nice initiative to start up a touring car...

It is a nice initiative to start up a touring car series like this. Remember to check the coverage on http://ets.redrc.net/ videos, pictures results.
When watching the video...
03-01-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 528,945
Posted By moonman

Check this page about diffrent FF01 models made....

Check this page about diffrent FF01 models made. http://www.tamiyaclub.com/chassis.asp?id=28&desc=FF01

click the model and then choose member rides and you will find lot of nice pictures of that...
02-04-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,387
Posted By moonman

How reliable a wheel is has more to do with what...

How reliable a wheel is has more to do with what plastic is used than the design.
02-04-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,387
Posted By moonman

Ban disc wheels in TC racing

Now when most TC races are run on control tyres and wheels it would be easy to get rid of the ugly disc wheels. So when race organizers choose tyres and wheels for the next race try to find something...
02-03-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,446,271
Posted By moonman

TRF 416 Chassis parts

I'm going to test a 2,4 mm upper chassis and a 5 cell main chassis with the battery in the middle position. The carbon is stiffer and will take away some of the flex in the chassis. Even if the soft...
01-30-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 528,945
Posted By moonman

Conamon FF

Check this out,

http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/6600/pict0028yf9.th.jpg (http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0028yf9.jpg)

I've been trying to get one of these but no success.
01-19-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,446,271
Posted By moonman

I tested the JP 416 spool today....

I tested the JP 416 spool today. http://www.racingfactory.fi/shop2/cat/product_details.php?p=1765
Perfect fit, supernice finish and high quality delrin outdrives. With this spool the pulley is...
01-13-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 21,946
Posted By moonman

Great racing in the first A final in 19 turn....

Great racing in the first A final in 19 turn. Check it out. http://www.rctv.dk/DHI_CUP_2008_A_Finale_Stock_01.wmv

This shows that slower speeds combined with better handling cars due to lower...
12-31-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,446,271
Posted By moonman

I noticed that when mounting the pulley on the...

I noticed that when mounting the pulley on the other side on the MRE spool it can be difficult to get the pulley centered on the spool axle.
12-31-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,446,271
Posted By moonman

When running the 416 for the first time in a 2...

When running the 416 for the first time in a 2 day test I tried removing the foam inserts and built the dampers with much less rebound. I found that this seemed to give the car slightly more grip but...
11-18-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,323
Posted By moonman

Here is a videoclip from the finals. ...

Here is a videoclip from the finals.

http://www.miragejapan.co.jp/gallery/07EXP/07EXP02.wmv

and a nice picture of the 416 here:

http://y-trail.de-blog.jp/maruyo/
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