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by tatmanfish
Thu May 30, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EnRoute by Vag
Replies: 10
Views: 3706

Re: EnRoute by Vag

There isnt a magic setup that will make it easy. Go and find setups on the same chassis and use it for a starting point. Then make small adjustments until it handles how you want it to. Driving style plays a huge factor making it impossible to say what specific setup is going to work for you.
by tatmanfish
Tue May 28, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got the CS kit installed...Now how do I get more drift angle
Replies: 26
Views: 6700

Re: Got the CS kit installed...Now how do I get more drift angle

Chatter is just the front drive shafts. Longer ones cures that. I think setup is the same for any chassis. It will have to be adjusted to suit you no matter what the chassis. Most chassis have some sort of mod someone does whether it be for weight or steering angle or whatever. The vdf nneds weight ...
by tatmanfish
Sun May 26, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got the CS kit installed...Now how do I get more drift angle
Replies: 26
Views: 6700

Re: Got the CS kit installed...Now how do I get more drift angle

Cool. Its just a matter od getting a feel for it and throwing out all you know about 50/50. Small tweaks to the setup and youll beright where you want to be.
by tatmanfish
Sun May 26, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got the CS kit installed...Now how do I get more drift angle
Replies: 26
Views: 6700

Re: Got the CS kit installed...Now how do I get more drift angle

Its all setup. I have a vdf csed 2.45. Weight the front bumper. It allows the front to anchor more and the rear will kick out easier. The rest is shock positions, oil weight, and spring rate. Ive noticed a lot of vdf setups are stiffer in the front and more vertically mounted, and softer is the rear...
by tatmanfish
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hardened VDF layshaft?
Replies: 6
Views: 2204

Re: Hardened VDF layshaft?

The shaft will last quite awhile before the oneway starts to slip. I just picked up a standard pulley and used a dremel to put a notch in the shaft for the set screw to rest in. They also sell hardened shafts with the recessed spots for running two standard pulleys. I would just run with that until ...
by tatmanfish
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best esc/motor on the market
Replies: 12
Views: 4900

Re: best esc/motor on the market

Yep, ebded up getting a tekin rs with a 9.5t redline motor slightly used for $150. They are awesome, program easy, and I havent had any heat issues. With other escs I either had to have one with a fan or they overheated and i had reduced my gear ratio almost to the point where my motor mount couldnt...
by tatmanfish
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to cs and need a chassis!
Replies: 16
Views: 3679

Re: New to cs and need a chassis!

You get what you pay for. Cheap stuff usually mean cheap parts and that means replacing them more often. After messing with things like the sprint 2, the higher end chassis are worth the extra money imo. There are set up a lot cleaner, layouts are cleaner, often easier to work on. Yokomo or even tam...
by tatmanfish
Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brushless soldering
Replies: 12
Views: 3003

Re: brushless soldering

A little water with baking soda neutralizes the flux. Just use q-tips. Use the wet end a couple time s and the a dry one. If you have any thread that catch, just use a lighter. They burn off in about a second. I also prefer liquid flux over the resin types. Much easier to apply and solder. Easier to...
by tatmanfish
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: when will we get a real chassis?
Replies: 16
Views: 4109

Re: when will we get a real chassis?

Arguing scale anything is stupid imo. We all know its not physically possible to even come close to replicating as much. All im saying is that balancing the chassis closer to the weight distribution of a 1:1 car would make the handling more realistic. No where in that statement am I suggesting repli...
by tatmanfish
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: when will we get a real chassis?
Replies: 16
Views: 4109

Re: when will we get a real chassis?

Im not talking scale anything. Im just talking about the balance of the chassis and positioning of weight to get more realistic control for high cs or rwd. They will never perform to scale. This is blatantly obvious. The weight being more over the front (which is the whole reason we are seeing front...
by tatmanfish
Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: when will we get a real chassis?
Replies: 16
Views: 4109

Re: when will we get a real chassis?

Brilliant response. I didnt say scale weight. I said more realistic weight balance. Seems it would be possiblt to get the battery weight upfront and centered as possible while still having a functioning steering rack wouldve been done. Hell, its possible to have front motor and a battery tucked behi...
by tatmanfish
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: when will we get a real chassis?
Replies: 16
Views: 4109

when will we get a real chassis?

I must say all these new front motor chassis seem to be heading in the wrong direction. It adds weight up front and it technically put the motor where it would be in a real car, but it does nothing to balance the chassis like a real car. The battery is still the heaviest thing on the chassis and wei...
by tatmanfish
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: when will we get a real chassis?
Replies: 0
Views: 805

when will we get a real chassis?

I must say all these new front motor chassis seem to be heading in the wrong direction. It adds weight up front and it technically put the motor where it would be in a real car, but it does nothing to balance the chassis like a real car. The battery is still the heaviest thing on the chassis and wei...
by tatmanfish
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Yokomo Body Shell & Wheels
Replies: 75
Views: 61722

Re: New Yokomo Body Shell & Wheels

Just saw that Yokomo 86s are now available at several online stores. Love their quality and Ive been waiting for them. too bad I just did a new 180sx. im sure ill find a reason to order one anyways.
by tatmanfish
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Continue working on my Cyclone or just get a d3?
Replies: 16
Views: 3580

Re: Continue working on my Cyclone or just get a d3?

You just need to adjust your shocks for handling problems. Lower CST shock oil and softer springs tend to work better. Also, shock position makes a big difference. Most guys tend to have the front shocks a little more upright and the rear layed down a little more, but its all about results. Just slo...
by tatmanfish
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best esc/motor on the market
Replies: 12
Views: 4900

Re: best esc/motor on the market

Keyence is something I havent seen before. Wish they had a few more numbers on them. Im going to choose betwen the tekin and speed passions. Those seem to have good numbers and consistent reviews. Seems like most others quality reflects their price. Im tired of replacing electronics. I just want som...
by tatmanfish
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best esc/motor on the market
Replies: 12
Views: 4900

Re: best esc/motor on the market

Also, I was wondering if anyone knew the major differences betwen the tekin rs and rs pro. I do t see much of a difference. The motor I was looking at was the tekin gen2 redlines. Their kv rating compared to the turn rating is much higher than most egery brand. Their kv rating for. 10.5 was pushing ...
by tatmanfish
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best esc/motor on the market
Replies: 12
Views: 4900

best esc/motor on the market

Ive researched most everything on the market and I was looking mainly at tekin. I posted in the wanted section but ive decided to gather some more information. Cost means nothing and I prefer to buy something a little higher end. Ive had a bunch of castler and a couple hobbywings, and im tired of ha...
by tatmanfish
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: drifing near toledo ohio?
Replies: 0
Views: 856

drifing near toledo ohio?

Im moving back to toledo ohio in july and wondered if anyone knows of any drift events/meets anywhere within an hour or so driving distance. Sucks down here in tampa, so im hoping something is going on up there. If not, I know the owners of hobbytown and could get something going if theres any inter...
by tatmanfish
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drifting question
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: Drifting question

Id just run with what you have. Drift cars rarely break anything. Only thing I ever replace is tires and belts....maybe an occasional bearing. Keep drifting with that until you develop good skills and then you could always look for a nicer chassis. I only look for weight balance and parts availabili...
by tatmanfish
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drifting question
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: Drifting question

It also depend on brand of motor. Ive had the lower level castle amd the 4-pole and the 4pole has less cogging. I also had a tekin motor that didnt cog very much either. Sensored motors eliminate most of the cog. If youre drifting tight tracks its the most noticable between sensored and unsensored. ...
by tatmanfish
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drifting question
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Re: Drifting question

Yep. Hes spot on. I run sensorless myself and just adjusted my throttle curve so it performs pretty close to what snsored motors do on the low end. Most people wont notice a big difference between the two unless theyve been drifting awhile. Egen then, its not a drastic difference imo.
by tatmanfish
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paint a body
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Re: Paint a body

I know most people just paint light coats in the outside with flat colors to get that primer look.
by tatmanfish
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to get back into the game
Replies: 10
Views: 2474

Re: Trying to get back into the game

There are very few rtr drift chassis. Hpi is about it save for a couple and imo hpi drift chassis sucks balls unless youre just doing 50/50. Even harder is finding one under $300 unless you buy a used one. Most decent kits start out over $200. I dont get the paypal thing. They have a customer suppor...
by tatmanfish
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Re-release(?) HPI Micros RS4 1/18th car
Replies: 3
Views: 3358

Re: Re-release(?) HPI Micros RS4 1/18th car

yep. I had one with an Orion aftermarket carbon fiber chassis(they mad a few different ones for different chassis roll), upgraded rear shock, front one way, and all micro electronics. Batteries weren't the same back then as the biggest battery for it at the time was 1800mah nimh. They were a pretty ...

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