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Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 30-05-2016
Replies: 13
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Posted By SlowOne
And that's my point - it will not go quicker and...

And that's my point - it will not go quicker and quicker around the track because there comes a point where it won't pick up out of the turns and lap time suffers. Straight line speed is important...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 27-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,755
Posted By SlowOne
The '6-amp' thing is a myth at best, and...

The '6-amp' thing is a myth at best, and misleading at worst. It tells you nothing except that the motor is drawing 6 amps in a no-load condition.

Motors have to be set up to the clock - how...
Forum: General Race Chat 27-05-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By SlowOne
Thank you Chris. It was a lot of work by the...

Thank you Chris. It was a lot of work by the Exec made real by our designer and printed and sent by our printer. I also hope drivers like their Section handbooks for which you need to thank your...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 25-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,755
Posted By SlowOne
We have more than enough battery capacity in GT12...

We have more than enough battery capacity in GT12 so low current draw isn't an issue. WE use the 24k because it is really good motor and when sorted is fast through the whole run.

If the motor...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 18-05-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By SlowOne
Try ROSSA who specialise in high speed at...

Try ROSSA who specialise in high speed at www.rossa.org.uk. They have a forum at http://www.fast-rc.co.uk/forum/index.php where you can ask what they recommend. Some of their rocket cars turn...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 05-05-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By SlowOne
Unless you want to have tyres with a much better...

Unless you want to have tyres with a much better wear rate - JFT S foam are longer lasting than Contact Q foam! ;)
Forum: Electrics 05-05-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By SlowOne
Yes, they press out. However, you may need quite...

Yes, they press out. However, you may need quite a press to do it. I haven't tried it but if I were to do so I would heat up the aluminium housing a bit first and tap the bearing our using a drift...
Forum: General Race Chat 05-05-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,987
Posted By SlowOne
Er... the BRCA do not make rules, you, the...

Er... the BRCA do not make rules, you, the members do. If you want something done about this then get a proposal (with seconder) to the 10th Off-Road Secretary on the appropriate form at the...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 30-04-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By SlowOne
JFT wheels fit exactly on an Atom. Check the...

JFT wheels fit exactly on an Atom. Check the rear width (must be <165mm) after fitting. On some cars they make the car over width - they were fine on mine.
Forum: Electrics 28-10-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By SlowOne
+1 for the motor fade, LRP X20s do that. Very...

+1 for the motor fade, LRP X20s do that. Very doubtful it is the sensor lead, if it were you would have had some stuttering by now on acceleration from stationery.

Try another motor, gear the LRP...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 24-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,601
Posted By SlowOne
It's best to keep up with the latest designs...

It's best to keep up with the latest designs every couple or seasons or so, but as others have said don't sweat it. Club racers seem to love the Trackstar, and the current ones that either say short...
Forum: Electrics 03-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By SlowOne
Sam, I am a confirmed Futaba user for many...

Sam, I am a confirmed Futaba user for many (many!) years and love my 3VCS. A friend had one too and was equally happy. He switched to Sanwa and said it was even better. Sanwa Exzes Z is what he...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 01-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,202
Posted By SlowOne
I'm in! :)

I'm in! :)
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 21-09-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,468
Posted By SlowOne
To stop a motor from moving in a shunt... ...

To stop a motor from moving in a shunt...

Make sure that you have steel washers under the head of the motor screws, the larger the better. On some cars you can't use one any bigger than the head...
Forum: Electrics 20-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By SlowOne
+1 for the baby wipes. Plastics are of varying...

+1 for the baby wipes. Plastics are of varying types on Tx's and could easily get damaged by any solvent. Also, use baby wipes at the meeting before you use the Tx to remove grease and stuff from...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 17-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,282
Posted By SlowOne
Just because one works doesn't make it a choice! ...

Just because one works doesn't make it a choice! Maybe they are better now, but the definition of a non-centring servo used to be the mini-KO. I had three (bought one; had it replaced twice) back...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 16-09-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,282
Posted By SlowOne
The key to a 12th servo is that it is reliable...

The key to a 12th servo is that it is reliable and it centres well. That usually rules out anything other than the Futaba or Sanwa servos. The Core seems good (I used one in a GT12) but its spindle...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 05-09-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,060
Posted By SlowOne
Also check how much rear wing you are carrying. ...

Also check how much rear wing you are carrying. Cut to the mould lines the Kamtec rear wings are more like a parachute than an umbrella. You can cut them down by 10mm from the cut line and the car...
Forum: Electrics 05-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By SlowOne
Ditto. Can't tell the difference between the...

Ditto. Can't tell the difference between the FRSky and Futaba receivers. The FRSky ones take quite a beating from me and no problems after five years use. They are not waterproof! HTH :)
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 25-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By SlowOne
Spot on Nomad. Zen cars weigh in below the limit...

Spot on Nomad. Zen cars weigh in below the limit and the brass weight is designed to give almost everyone a car of correct weight. Differences will be in the electrics kit you've used so you're...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 25-08-2015
Replies: 540
Views: 44,980
Posted By SlowOne
Please guys, we don't all have to agree on...

Please guys, we don't all have to agree on everything. I think we all know how Mark approaches things so I've it all the weight you like between zero and a lot - that's your own decision.

Mark,...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 25-08-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By SlowOne
Mark, cheque's in the post... ;)

Mark, cheque's in the post... ;)
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 21-08-2015
Replies: 540
Views: 44,980
Posted By SlowOne
Hi Stu, It's each to their own when it comes...

Hi Stu,

It's each to their own when it comes to driving style. Recent experience is that those coming from TC tend to brake more than those that come from other classes. Your style is fairly...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 18-08-2015
Replies: 540
Views: 44,980
Posted By SlowOne
James, a softer foam tyre is different to a...

James, a softer foam tyre is different to a softer rubber tyre.

Usually, rubber tyres have the same sidewall flex irrespective of compound. Generally, whether TC or Off-Road, the insert remains...
Forum: Electrics 18-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By SlowOne
I think the clue is in the word "braking". When...

I think the clue is in the word "braking". When you brake a BL motor it has to fire the coils to work. That generates a lot of heat. If you have drag brake set then take it off. Try just using...
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