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Forum: Chat Lounge 01-18-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,087
Posted By sosidge
Most of what you are suggesting has actually been...

Most of what you are suggesting has actually been done before in touring cars (and RC cars in general).

Belt "under" battery - Kyosho KX-One

Pushrod shocks - Tamiya IFS, Awesomatix, Serpent 4X,...
Forum: Electric On-Road 01-08-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By sosidge
I'm not aware of any treaded tyres that have the...

I'm not aware of any treaded tyres that have the tread for improved performance on carpet. The tread is for looks and potentially for better grip on wet/dirty surfaces.

The only difference between...
Forum: Electric On-Road 01-08-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By sosidge
A fell setup station is definitely not necessary...

A fell setup station is definitely not necessary - I have never used one personally.

I would recommend getting a flat board - Hudy sell a nicely sized board for not too much money, or you can just...
Forum: Electric On-Road 10-19-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,145
Views: 368,812
Posted By sosidge
That's good to hear! I don't race as often...

That's good to hear!

I don't race as often as I used to but still use the 418 for touring car races. Raced it indoors for the the first time in a while last weekend, ended up chasing the setup and...
Forum: Electric On-Road 09-05-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29,714
Views: 3,751,833
Posted By sosidge
Anti-squat

Anti-squat
Forum: Electric On-Road 08-12-2017, 04:08 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 103,083
Posted By sosidge
In theory they give you a bit of fine adjustment...

In theory they give you a bit of fine adjustment on the body height as well thanks to the screw thread - I have to say I bought them for my TC and found them to be a hassle so I just use the standard...
Forum: Electric On-Road 08-08-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29,714
Views: 3,751,833
Posted By sosidge
#53333 are the go-to set.

#53333 are the go-to set.
Forum: Electric On-Road 08-08-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29,714
Views: 3,751,833
Posted By sosidge
Which spring set? The short spring set that...

Which spring set?

The short spring set that is usually recommended for the M-05 is pretty soft. I think you may have one of the hard on-road sets meant for touring cars.
Forum: Electric On-Road 08-08-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By sosidge
The air gap is something that has developed over...

The air gap is something that has developed over time for a reason. By all means experiment with a stuffed tyre, but I expect you will find that the air gap is faster.

It's unfortunate that the...
Forum: Chat Lounge 08-07-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By sosidge
I buy the RC branded packs. They may be expensive...

I buy the RC branded packs. They may be expensive for the quantity you get, but the quantity lasts a long time, they are not expensive in the scheme of things, and they work.

Some lubricants are...
Forum: Chat Lounge 08-07-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By sosidge
Can you not find a solution that does not involve...

Can you not find a solution that does not involve sabotaging the motor? What's the scenario?

I don't imagine a motor will last long at 30,000 rpm with half of the windings detached.
Forum: Electric On-Road 08-03-2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2,145
Views: 368,812
Posted By sosidge
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I take the opposite view. Although I've never run the new short shocks, I've run a lot of cars over the years and I've never felt that the shocks themselves were holding me back. The Tamiya shocks...
Forum: Chat Lounge 07-23-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,383
Posted By sosidge
Good luck running that stiff car with no sauce....

Good luck running that stiff car with no sauce. Welcome to 1997!

RC setup has not developed in the way it has because we are all fools. And it is not because the physics are different on small...
Forum: Chat Lounge 07-23-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By sosidge
The Tamiya's from that era are starting to become...

The Tamiya's from that era are starting to become collectable - condition will matter, especially on the bodysets.

The FSR Bullet will be of interest, but I wouldn't expect to get much for it.
...
Forum: Electric On-Road 07-20-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 71,395
Posted By sosidge
Tamiya USA have posted a series of high res...

Tamiya USA have posted a series of high res photos of the Evo 7 on Facebook (might be elsewhere too but I haven't looked). Really interesting options for weight distribution, and other details that...
Forum: Electric On-Road 07-19-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By sosidge
Pretty much every touring car spring is in that...

Pretty much every touring car spring is in that range of dimensions now. About the only springs that are relatively narrow are the standard-diameter Tamiya springs.
Forum: Electric On-Road 07-15-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,921
Posted By sosidge
I don't thnk there is that much difference...

I don't thnk there is that much difference between a 13.5 and 17.5, especially if bashing. Modern 17.5s are not slow. You would need to go to a modified motor to start to notice an obvious difference...
Forum: Electric On-Road 07-08-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 29,714
Views: 3,751,833
Posted By sosidge
There is an optical illusion there because the...

There is an optical illusion there because the camera is close to the car. But there is more toe-in available on the M-07. Kit build is for 3.2 degrees.

On the topic of shocks, it is a bit odd...
Forum: Chat Lounge 07-06-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,613
Posted By sosidge
It's about cost control - bearings were not dirt...

It's about cost control - bearings were not dirt cheap like they are now when the rules were drawn up in the 80s.

Once you had a rule set that works, there is no need to change them.
Forum: Electric On-Road 07-06-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 174,010
Posted By sosidge
There are better materials that you can work...

There are better materials that you can work with.

I have made LiPo retainers in the past out of "plasticard" - sheets of plastic typically a couple of mm thick that you can cut and drill easily,...
Forum: Electric On-Road 07-05-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 174,010
Posted By sosidge
3200 should be plenty of capacity for stock TC...

3200 should be plenty of capacity for stock TC racing.
Forum: Electric On-Road 07-05-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 174,010
Posted By sosidge
I notice you are running a mismatched pack of...

I notice you are running a mismatched pack of NiMHs there... that is very risky, especially with old cells, you could easily cause one cell to overcharge (and potentialy explode) when you put it back...
Forum: Electric On-Road 06-29-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 174,010
Posted By sosidge
The motor is a sealed can HPI Saturn 20 motor....

The motor is a sealed can HPI Saturn 20 motor. Very reliable. But not as much power as a 17.5 brushless. Since I race on a small track, power is not critical, so it is possible for a slower car to...
Forum: Electric On-Road 06-29-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29,714
Views: 3,751,833
Posted By sosidge
I'd me more interested in knowing what g-force an...

I'd me more interested in knowing what g-force an M-05 can pull on the same track with the same tyres.
Forum: Electric On-Road 06-29-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 174,010
Posted By sosidge
May as well share that I ran my 10-year-old TOP...

May as well share that I ran my 10-year-old TOP Scythe again last week.

I've set the car up for my kids to practice with but had to run it because my favoured class was not running.

Despite...
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