- RC car knowable types please
change the gearing?
I used to race 1/10th off road at national level when I was a kid before all this brushless and lipo stuff came in. I suspect we had to do a lot more fine tuning of gearing and the driving style was certainly very different from what I have seen of the racing these days.Posted 3 months ago
If you want it to be good a low speed crawling, sacrificing top end yes that’s the easiest route.
But if you want high and low speed capabilities a sensored brushless set up would be better as it has sensors in the motor that know what point in the cycle it is and smooth it out to avoid cogging but they aren’t cheap.Posted 3 months ago
Really? there’s a good chance we’ve met then.
What region where you in? And what cars?
I was in the north west, racing from about 1990 to 1997/8. Still have my cars and a mums loft is full of tyres and spares. Not sure what to do wit them really, should have sold them all hen they were worth something.
Have a cat 2000ec, Losi XXCR and RC10 B2 in the cupboard in my office. All powered by brushed motors and SC-RC nicads which will all be well and truely dead now!Posted 3 months ago
A bit earlier than me then. I had a shop called DCRacing and supported the National Series and West Mids Regionals for about 6 years in the early 2000’s.
I had a XXcr when I first started racing, then moved to AE when the XXX turned out to be an ill-handling bag of dirty pants.Posted 3 months ago
yeah that was when I was at Uni.
Did you ever go up to Southport? I was the club champion around ’97.
Used to race with Neil Cragg who you will probably know? Well I say used to race with him, more like fought it out for the positions behind him. He was quick from day 1!
Started on a ProCat back in 1990 when it came out, finished with a Cat2000 EC and Losi XX-CR. Was sponsored by the corally/orion/novak importer.
I did have an RC10 Team, then switched to the B2 which was a mistake as the XX turned out to be a much better car. although I have to say I found the XX-CR a bit boring to drive compared to the RC10 but ultimately it was a lot better as a race car.
I did notice that the later versions of the RC10 were a lot better and has Losi now gone bust? Their 4wd was very popular but very expensive when it came out.Posted 3 months ago
Yeah, I went to Southport every year. Got bogged down every year too…
I know Craggy, but not well. He’s still fast. Some things never change.
The B3 was a massive improvement over the B2. It B4 now which is mid-motor I think.
The XX4 was a beast, the XXX4 that followed was a dog; fragile and nowhere near as agile. Losi actually re-released the XX4 it was so bad. As far as I know, Losi are still going.Posted 3 months ago
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