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11-12-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Davidka

I should’ve also mentioned that brake tuning is...

I should’ve also mentioned that brake tuning is another reason 1/8 scale guys like clutches on their buggies. Mechanical brakes allow for front/rear bias adjustment that isn’t possible with motor...
11-12-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Davidka

Are you thinking something like a nitro 1/8...

Are you thinking something like a nitro 1/8 scale’s clutch? Tenno used to make something for e-buggies called Traction-drive, which was basically this but could be set up in different configurations...
11-03-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,611
Posted By Davidka

Yes, I am aware. I view this design as an...

Yes, I am aware. I view this design as an opportunity to greatly improve their protection and consistency.
11-02-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,611
Posted By Davidka

Very cool. Hopefully they cut the shocks under...

Very cool. Hopefully they cut the shocks under the body + a guard for the rearmost one. They’ll be so much better protected. The thing looks like it runs really nice in the video.
10-26-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,703
Views: 496,335
Posted By Davidka

If you aren’t having heat issues, gear up one...

If you aren’t having heat issues, gear up one tooth at a time and see how that goes. Do you have a motor checker? You might see where the timing is set, figure out where the motor is most efficient,...
10-24-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By Davidka

ISDT makes a couple of good discharges that are...

ISDT makes a couple of good discharges that are inexpensive too.
09-22-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Davidka

Dynamite 086

I have a nice Dynamite hard-anodized 086. I also have an 053. Want both?
07-02-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,375
Posted By Davidka

Yes, it is still competitive at club level. Get...

Yes, it is still competitive at club level. Get the right tires and some fresh batteries and find a setup on petitrc.com that is for a surface similar to your track to start with, don’t listen to the...
06-23-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,127
Posted By Davidka

Tires were about $10/pair and there were no foams...

Tires were about $10/pair and there were no foams in 1990. I think I was paying $12.99/pair of Losi Taper Pin Pink + $5 for Trinity hard rear inserts in 2005, fronts were stock foam. Wheels were...
06-20-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Davidka

They’re all pretty good. Only very good drivers...

They’re all pretty good. Only very good drivers are able to translate more power into a faster lap time consistently, unless there’s a critical jump, even then, it takes skill to clear something like...
05-27-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By Davidka

Better to adjust setup to have the car run best...

Better to adjust setup to have the car run best at light weight than to add weight to hide a setup shortcoming, IMO.

I remember the days when lipo was new and guys would run 4+oz under their...
05-25-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 137,135
Posted By Davidka

You might check out the tires proline offers for...

You might check out the tires proline offers for dirt oval racing. They have bicker tread rubber & may wear better on pavement.
05-23-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Davidka

I have a few esc’s. Novak T1x (case says “1x”, it...

I have a few esc’s. Novak T1x (case says “1x”, it was converted under warranty), a nesc-4, a cyclone, and a top-end Tekin of similar era. I’ll get them together and snap a photo.

I also have...
05-23-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 119,438
Posted By Davidka

Have you ever tried an Arendtcraft shroud? I...

Have you ever tried an Arendtcraft shroud? I tried a while to avoid running a fan but never got “comfortable” with the temps in the B64. Put this on (running the fan off of a RX Chanel) and temps...
05-09-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,137
Posted By Davidka

Fix the gears and keep running it. Better to save...

Fix the gears and keep running it. Better to save the servo so that it may be used again. If something newer catches your interest, swap it in and keep the Savox for your backup. I run much older...
04-25-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Davidka

Nobody uses an RPM Bearing blaster anymore? Pop...

Nobody uses an RPM Bearing blaster anymore? Pop off a shield put the bearing into the blaster and a short shot of electric parts or brake cleaner flushes everything out and the cleaner evaporates...
04-25-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Davidka

If the car is jumping nose high on a particular...

If the car is jumping nose high on a particular jump, you can jab the brake just after takeoff. The rear wheels should still be spinning quickly enough to bring the nose down. 4wd cars are more...
04-10-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 137,135
Posted By Davidka

I'll make it easy, the answer to #1 is determined...

I'll make it easy, the answer to #1 is determined by #2.

Get the associated. Parts support is likely to be better and cheaper and it's a platform that's raced everywhere so setup info share is...
04-02-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Davidka

With modified wind motors it isn’t really...

With modified wind motors it isn’t really necessary at club racing level to spend a lot on the premium versions because they’re all fast. Almost any 8.5 should provide more than enough power for...
03-26-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Davidka

You will be hard pressed to find any track worthy...

You will be hard pressed to find any track worthy 1/10 4wd buggy that will accommodate an 8000mah 2s pack. It’s been a long time any have been made to accommodate that length of battery. Decent 4wd...
03-26-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,188
Posted By Davidka

Time lost is time lost, whether that’s through...

Time lost is time lost, whether that’s through crashing or slower tires. One does not negate the other. Prepped tires / more traction can also mean less crashing if you’re not getting wheel spin off...
03-21-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Davidka

billdelong , you’re up! New dirt racer needs the...

billdelong , you’re up! New dirt racer needs the inside scoop @ Thornhill.
03-21-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 137,135
Posted By Davidka

There’s no carbon fiber, titanium, or machined...

There’s no carbon fiber, titanium, or machined aluminum in this part. It couldn’t possibly be better <sarcasm>..
03-20-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,812
Posted By Davidka

Looking at Serpent’s launch page and the steering...

Looking at Serpent’s launch page and the steering feature I am reminded of how challenging it is to package that around a front drivetrain. It’s the same on almost all 4wd cars. Now I recall the...
03-09-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,812
Posted By Davidka

This. Belt drive is very efficient under load....

This. Belt drive is very efficient under load. How freely everything turns un loaded is not an indication of how freely it turns under load. Shaft cars do work great but making the power do 2x 90*...
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