Aqroshot experience... Spinning around...
Just bought two new Aqroshot DT03T kits for my two sons.
Building the car was very easy, there are already some topics with a excellent description so I won't write about that again.
The construction and design of the car is simple and very strong. The car is designed with a gathering of parts from other cars.
There is a lot of space between the movingparts like wishbones and shock absorbers, although it doesn't affect the car's performance in a negative way.
Only when driving backwards the front wheels wobble heavily.
Here you will recognize the low price of the car so no complaints on that one.
One thing you must replace right away is the servo saver. It has a lot of space.
When you want to use Lipo batteries, a Lipo buzzer is also a thing you want to ad...
My first son wanted a neon-yellow one...
My second one wanted Blue...
The car is 2WD with small wheels.
While driving it on the street and in the park, the rear wheels spin a lot. Which results in a difficult to control car spinning around as soon as you hit the throttle. Of course it is possible to slowly put on the power, but that's not the way it should be. Running on grass is not possible at all.
So I in order to reduce the wheelspin, I put in a standard 540 motor, instead of the Torque Tuned version supplied with the kit.
I also replaced the standard pinion with the bigger one.
The result was not satisfactory...
So the tires are the problem...
Changing the tires for bigger truck tires changes the Aqroshot from a road car to a all-road / off-road stadium truck which is a lot more fun I think.
I hope it will improve driving characteristics in two ways :
1. Bigger tires = less acceleration / wheelspin.
2. Better quality rubber and profile will give more traction.
In the topic of Thommo here , the Aqroshot is fitted with 4 Proline Dirt Hawg II truck tires.
It is also possible to fit the smaller front wheels with Dirt Hag I tires, but those have a smaller radius so that's a personal choice.
I preferred four of the same size tires, so while I have two Aqroshots to mod I ordered one set of Dirt Hawg II and one set of Proline Gladiator 2 M2 .
In the Netherlands were I live, they were not available, so I ordered them online, and now I am waiting until they arrive.
As soon as they're mounted I will come back with the results...
Dirt Hawg II 2.2 Truck Tires
Gladiator II M2 2.2 Truck Tires