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by FunkRenegade
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: WIP Bodies
Topic: Spirant 180SX, ABC Hobby 180SX
Replies: 54
Views: 18698

Re: Spirant 180SX, ABC Hobby 180SX

That's what happens when there are more knockoffs floating around than the original. People start to believe they're the real deal...
by FunkRenegade
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Yokomo DIB Front motor chassis conversion
Replies: 41
Views: 20556

Re: Yokomo DIB Front motor chassis conversion

Electronics alone on this car costs more than some people's whole chassis. nice
by FunkRenegade
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sanwa MT4 or Futaba 4PL
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: Sanwa MT4 or Futaba 4PL

Airtronics and futaba have their own ergonomic feel, so you should try which feels more comfortable in your hands. Trigger and grip shape are very different. Feature wise, you can't go wrong either way. I like the extra throttle curve adjustability futaba radios have which airtronics doesn't, but I ...
by FunkRenegade
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: WIP Bodies
Topic: Spirant 180SX, ABC Hobby 180SX
Replies: 54
Views: 18698

Re: Spirant 180SX, ABC Hobby 180SX

Definiltey not dlike.
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=1906
Dr.Fate wrote:Hmmmm.... I love the color on the d-like.


The line goes all the way through on factory bumper without the lip.
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by FunkRenegade
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: WIP Bodies
Topic: Spirant 180SX, ABC Hobby 180SX
Replies: 54
Views: 18698

Re: Spirant 180SX, ABC Hobby 180SX

Here you go.
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by FunkRenegade
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Tires
Topic: T-drift and similar grip tires
Replies: 26
Views: 11898

Re: T-drift and similar grip tires

Scale speed is much slower than what people expect. Also, electric motor eliminates the need for transmission, so full throttle in 2nd or 3rd gear(1:1) is meaningless. That's why holding low throttle in RC is like hitting rev limiter in 1:1. Electric motors don't have to spool up like internal combu...
by FunkRenegade
Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The devil drift" r2chassis
Replies: 88
Views: 33505

Re: "The devil drift" r2chassis

Sold my yok type c two years ago. I'm interested in getting the clone for sh**s and giggles...
by FunkRenegade
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: WIP Bodies
Topic: Spirant 180SX, ABC Hobby 180SX
Replies: 54
Views: 18698

Re: Spirant 180SX, ABC Hobby 180SX

RC art will be releasing front and rear valence kit for the abc 180. Looks pretty good. The body line for the font bumper is correct, but it's not supposed to go all the way into the lip as that is a 1 piece item. The front bumper is a 3 piece item, he's missing the line for the side pods, but even ...
by FunkRenegade
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Tires
Topic: T-drift and similar grip tires
Replies: 26
Views: 11898

Re: T-drift and similar grip tires

It's about the perceived motion. 1:1 cars simply don't move like that from outside perspective. If you watch 1:1 and compare, 1:1 moves alot slower and gives you a sense of "weight".
by FunkRenegade
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Tires
Topic: T-drift and similar grip tires
Replies: 26
Views: 11898

Re: T-drift and similar grip tires

Real drift cars don't behave like that. Drifting is all about flowing smoothly, not herky jerky snap oversteer then grip again all of a sudden and shoot off. Even if the toy cars we play with are 4wd, they're tuned to mimic how 1:1 cars move. It's a "either you get it, or you don't" type o...
by FunkRenegade
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: RC Drift Bodies
Topic: fresh'n'clean S14
Replies: 19
Views: 11336

Re: fresh'n'clean S14

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by FunkRenegade
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard Springs
Replies: 31
Views: 6470

Re: Hard Springs

I'm really puzzled when people say their cars don't have traction. When I compare my car(inline battery) to my friends cars, they handle differently in different situations. DIB and r31 seem to have similar characteristics, compared to horizontal battery chasses. Rear heavy cars have good straight l...
by FunkRenegade
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Counter-Steer Full Setup
Topic: antinnous' Yokomo DIB
Replies: 59
Views: 16354

Re: rwdanthony's Yokomo DIB

Slipping drb/dib one way problem is REAL. I know another local with the same problem on a drb. I have to keep my one way clean, or it starts slipping every once in a while.
by FunkRenegade
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R31 or VDF
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Re: R31 or VDF

I'm not for or against either chassis. Cool factor is a big deciding point for most people, and I get that. Objectively speaking, belt adjustment for the r31 is crude compared to tamiya or yokomo style cams. Sure, you can get the right fit with certain belts, but that's besides the point I'm making....
by FunkRenegade
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting back into drifting, need ADVICE!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4788

Re: Getting back into drifting, need ADVICE!!

It's a myth that shaft cars are more durable outdoors. If you crash, shaft cars will strip crown/ring gears in the gear box. Drive shaft and cups wear out over time, and you have more parts to replace. You can play bumper car all day with belt car and the drivetrain will be in much better shape. Eve...
by FunkRenegade
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R31 or VDF
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Re: R31 or VDF

Tamiya drivetrain is much smoother than R31. Adjusting belt tension at the diff, allows better flexibility with cs pulley and belt combinations without having to deal with tensioners. Stock vdf with only cs upgrade is plenty capable. If you know what you're doing, tamiya suspension is super adjustab...
by FunkRenegade
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting back into drifting, need ADVICE!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4788

Re: Getting back into drifting, need ADVICE!!

For around 300, MST rtr kits are really hard to beat.
http://www.rc-mst.com/product_detail.ph ... g=eng&id=5
by FunkRenegade
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to calm down a rear end
Replies: 8
Views: 2335

Re: How to calm down a rear end

Low rear roll center
long rear upper arms
Angled rear upper arms
Soft soft springs
More droop
Less rear camber
by FunkRenegade
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100% overdive not holding angle-help!
Replies: 25
Views: 6933

Re: 100% overdive not holding angle-help!

This is definitely a technique issue. That's just how cs cars handle in general. Being heavy on throttle makes it feel like 5050. Don't fiddle with the steering too much and "turn" with your throttle. Practice doing circles while holding your steering steady. This will train you to be fami...
by FunkRenegade
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Counter-Steer Full Setup
Topic: antinnous' Yokomo DIB
Replies: 59
Views: 16354

Re: rwdanthony's Yokomo DIB

The kingpin angle relative to axle is "included angle" in 1:1 term, but for RC application, it's simpler to just call it KPI. Kinda like how we call deep dish wheels + offset. It's not really accurate, but it's easier to understand. Kingpin angle relative to vertical axis is kinda useless ...
by FunkRenegade
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Counter-Steer Full Setup
Topic: antinnous' Yokomo DIB
Replies: 59
Views: 16354

Re: rwdanthony's Yokomo DIB

KPI is "baked" in to the knuckle. It's not something you can change with camber.

How much weight did the full alloy package add to the chassis?
by FunkRenegade
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard Springs
Replies: 31
Views: 6470

Re: Hard Springs

When people talk about "grip", what kind of grip are you talking about? Is it straight line, side bite, entry, mid corner or exit? You can't just lump them all together and call it traction. Without specifying, tuning is just shot in the dark.
by FunkRenegade
Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard Springs
Replies: 31
Views: 6470

Re: Hard Springs

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by FunkRenegade
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance Tips
Topic: Diff outdrives getting chewed.
Replies: 16
Views: 8545

Re: Diff outdrives getting chewed.

Cost effective measure would be to replace the blades before the diff eats itself.
by FunkRenegade
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance Tips
Topic: Diff outdrives getting chewed.
Replies: 16
Views: 8545

Re: Diff outdrives getting chewed.

Everything has a service life. Looking at the wear marks on the teeth, it looks worn and tired. Your blades gave long time before it got to this point. If your blades broke, why dont you replace the blades before the outdrive starts to wear down? :( You could have replaced the blades for 5 bucks lon...

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