Monthly Archives: December 2008
After three and a half months of no RC car running at all and something like 9 months since I last run on carpet, I finally made a come back this past weekend, running for 2 straight days on a proper carpet track.
This was obviously the first run with the TRF416 World Edition as well. On boxing day I quickly painted and stickered up a Mazdaspeed 6 body as that was all that was missing.
Not that much to report from testing really. The car was super from the go, so I did very few setup changes and focused more on motor/battery/body/additive testing…and just enjoying driving again with an awesome car.
I had built the WE chassis according to the manual setup with the following changes:
– Muchmore 500 oil F & R
– Tamiya white front & blue rear springs
– very little rebound, 3mm (nothing on top of bladder)
– 6mm front droop & 5mm rear (under arm)
I run the car with both lipos and nimhs, with various ‘pro stock’ motors. I tried a few bodies – normal Mazda, HB Alfa and the Mazdaspeed 6, but the Speed 6 was as expected the best for me.
This was also only my second time using my Futaba 4PK and I had a new S9551 servo in the car as well. Gotta say I absolutely love my 4PK!
The only changes I did to the chassis setup was to raise the dampers 1 hole on the towers both front and rear and this improved the car making it more precise. In the end when the grip came up I also widened the car by using 1mm wheel spacers front and rear.
I tried removing the screw from the upper deck at the steering brace, but just like last winter on carpet I did not like the feel of this.
Overall two super days at the track with some interesting testing with regards to batteries/motors and such.
So I finally got my hands on a (new) blue TRF tool set the day before Christmas!
I’m so happy! 8|
Damn successful TRF year 2008 has been. Can’t really hope for a more succesful 2009, can we?
First look at the production units.
42135 HP Battery Charger – High Performance
42136 Stable Power Supply 24A
Made by Muchmore of course…