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by Stalwart
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: RC Drift Bodies
Topic: Fluttershy Onevia - CNC masks, regular Nissan car paint etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 3175

Fluttershy Onevia - CNC masks, regular Nissan car paint etc.

This shell is painted with regular car paint, and butterflies on rear fenders were done using CNC plotted masks. Making of, 136 photos with commentary http://38.media.tumblr.com/86033f1f5cae6b219cfa6cfdb6f665bd/tumblr_n69a01shLn1td481oo1_1280.jpg http://38.media.tumblr.com/6807722aef7c82ac5b0dcaa05b...
by Stalwart
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance Tips
Topic: Weight distribution
Replies: 5
Views: 8124

Re: Weight distribution

I was winning local races with one side being 80g heavier than other due to short lipo. Unless you're struggling with uneven handling, few grams side-to-side don't matter. Front-to-back does not even have to be 50:50. Also, consider putting weights on rear lower suspension arms to increase unsprung ...
by Stalwart
Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance Tips
Topic: Weight distribution
Replies: 5
Views: 8124

Re: Weight distribution

There's a tool for that.

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by Stalwart
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Tires
Topic: Tire Mods?
Replies: 5
Views: 2088

Re: Tire Mods?

I failed trying to use cheap stuff from r2hobbies. Get a selection of quality tires from Yokomo, StreetJam etc. for different surfaces.
by Stalwart
Tue May 13, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Bagi style pro's and cons?
Replies: 3
Views: 7816

Re: Bagi style pro's and cons?

I'm not a mechanical engineer, but... oh well, that's actually the main reason i'm not using such suspension setup. Just take a look at Xray Setup Books - modern brand name chassis already provide much more setup options than most hobbyists can comprehend.
by Stalwart
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Drivetrain/ Gearing
Topic: Gearing help for ta06 - newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: Gearing help for ta06 - newbie

I've never had complete TA06, but my experience with TA05-VDF and TA06 rear gearbox (which i have in front of me right now), suggests you can get 25% CS in 5$ if you swap middle belt pulleys for 16T rear and 20T front. 16T is genuine Tamiya part from TA05 - http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-51213-ta05-ce...
by Stalwart
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrade mods for my Tamiya TA05 VDF II
Replies: 15
Views: 7055

Re: Upgrade mods for my Tamiya TA05 VDF II

A1rwav3 wrote:You should use the hole closest to the pivot on the front spindles... You will automatically gain about 10°!

And lose rigidity. It's better to be left as is.
by Stalwart
Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a new Chassis, front motor chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 3333

Re: Looking for a new Chassis, front motor chassis

bravo831 wrote:Just pulled the trigger and bought a Dib rs and 1.5 fcd set

Watch out for rear belt tension. There seems to be a popular problem specific to RS. Otherwise, it should be very competitive out of box.

bravo831 wrote:yes i do plan on hoppin up

Yet you didn't go for carbon-fiber version of DIB?
by Stalwart
Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Steering
Topic: twin servo
Replies: 2
Views: 1599

Re: twin servo

M12 has specific twin-servo-steering mode, not sure about M11x. Either way, second servo goes into 3rd channel, and then it's a matter of channel mixing on transmitter.
by Stalwart
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a new Chassis, front motor chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 3333

Re: Looking for a new Chassis, front motor chassis

Type-C requires FCD, oneway and steering wiper upgrade to be fun. DIB-RS requires just FCD to be fun. DP Basic requires way too many upgrades to be fun, but if you plan to drown chassis in upgrades - might be a decent choice. SD Sport requires research, but at least it comes with universal swingshaf...
by Stalwart
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Counter-Steer Full Setup
Topic: Tiger.T's Sakura D3 - 3.45 CS Carpet Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 3482

Re: Tiger.T's Sakura D3 - 3.45 CS Carpet Setup

Now why do you not take in consideration your front axle in the equation? My setup isn't RWD Short answer: While developing my iOS app, i did a pretty extensive research, and even consulted Yokomo factory drivers. None of the respectable sources take front axle into FDR calculations. Yokomo manuals...
by Stalwart
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Counter-Steer Full Setup
Topic: Tiger.T's Sakura D3 - 3.45 CS Carpet Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 3482

Re: Tiger.T's Sakura D3 - 3.45 CS Carpet Setup

Not sure how you calculate FDR but according to the DriftMission Calculator, my FDR is at 8.28. Not 2.2? Unless their tool is corrupted, I should bring it back to no higher than 6, so I am too high. You could roll a dice and get more sensible result than from a DM calculator. :mrgreen: How do you c...
by Stalwart
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Counter-Steer Full Setup
Topic: Tiger.T's Sakura D3 - 3.45 CS Carpet Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 3482

Re: Tiger.T's Sakura D3 - 3.45 CS Carpet Setup

Tiger.T wrote:I do need to re-gear the car though as my FDR is too high.

Too low, actually. 2.2 will barely fit a 30T crawler motor, but 13.5T must have a hard time trying to spin the wheels.
by Stalwart
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Counter-Steer Full Setup
Topic: Tiger.T's Sakura D3 - 3.45 CS Carpet Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 3482

Re: Tiger.T's Sakura D3 - 3.45 CS Carpet Setup

MrAkhtar86 wrote:If you're running such a high CS, would not be better to go RWD? Don't get me wrong, I'm impressed, compared to my 1.8CS, 3.45 must be pretty much RWD like

If my calculations are correct, that setup barely moves. :Ono
by Stalwart
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS
Replies: 446
Views: 88794

Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

yannis wrote:a 17.5T brushless motor? Would it be ok to keep that or should i buy a 10.5 instead?


Haha, and i'm looking to replace my 10.5T with 17.5T. It all depends on your driving style and track size. It's definitely not wise to order another motor blind, try what you have first.
by Stalwart
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a new Chassis, front motor chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 3333

Re: Looking for a new Chassis, front motor chassis

All three you've mentioned are under 200$. If that's your budget, consider:
- Yokomo Drift Package Type-C
- Yokomo DIB-RS
- StreetJam OTA-R31
by Stalwart
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Counter-Steer Full Setup
Topic: Vimal's TA05R V1 2.23CS
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Re: Vimal's TA05R V1 2.23CS

Tastefully tuned tub chassis are undeniably cool. Low budget, sleeper look, still great driving experience.
by Stalwart
Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CS vs 50/50 vs shaft vs belt
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: CS vs 50/50 vs shaft vs belt

Statement that shafties suffer from torque steer is highly questionable.

Shaft vs. belt behave more like clutch vs. torque converter.
by Stalwart
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance Tips
Topic: Replacing Universal Double Jointed Drive Shaft Mission-D (DR
Replies: 1
Views: 1233

Re: Replacing Universal Double Jointed Drive Shaft Mission-D (DR

Double-jointed swingshafts are used in touring to smooth out wobble caused by front spool. In drifting, front one-way and good single-jointed swingshafts are usually used.
by Stalwart
Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a new chassis...
Replies: 14
Views: 1758

Re: Looking for a new chassis...

mitchponton wrote:Thank you very much, I have done some research and the yokomo models seem to be too expensive for what you get.


Yokes are worth every buck you pay, especially Type-C and DIB-RS kits.
by Stalwart
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Total noob; done my research and need some help.
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Total noob; done my research and need some help.

If your uncle is into RC, ask if he's got any 1:10 touring chassis to spare. Cheap beater is what you need with zero experience.
by Stalwart
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Counter-Steer Full Setup
Topic: OTA R31/B
Replies: 25
Views: 10449

Re: OTA R31/B

No gyro?
by Stalwart
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Steering
Topic: Yokomo DP/type-c Frankenstein setup?
Replies: 6
Views: 2805

Re: Yokomo DP/type-c Frankenstein setup?

valve_timing wrote:yeah i would look for some drb knuckles


Plastic DRB knuckles give undesirable amount of play on DP steering. I'll get myself suzukis in the future


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