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HI I'm interested in Electric Drag cars. Big in USA at the moment. Anyone using Tamiya as a basis for no prep drag class? What chassis, motors would anyone recommend? 1/10 most common are Traxxas slash and Associated Team DR10. As I live in UK these are scarce and parts need to come from USA. I would buy a Drag body and work out a way to mount. Looking at a Formula E Gen2 as the base model? Thanks
This has been in the planning stage for over 6 months but finally work has begun! To complement my Custom MFC build using an Arduino, this rig will be a dual purpose drag racing truck and daycab hauler. It's going to be built for scale realism rather than speed - it'll have 3S 550 power through a reduction gearbox to give a very low top speed (around the same top speed as 1st gear from a Tamiya transmission) as it will only get use on small club layouts. So - what's the deal? Well - it's going to be a bit of a "wait and see" on this one because there's a lot of custom stuff to work out. But in brief: In daycab hauler trim, it's a plain old 10-wheeler with a 5th wheel. In drag truck trim, the centre axle will be lifted up into the chassis using straps and I'll be using TLT wheels and cut tyres as drag slicks on the rear axle. Front wheels will remain unchanged. To hide the middle axle and to make it look more drag-racey, I'll build an aero cowl to clip over the entire back end and probably a front spoiler to clip onto the bumper. So there's quite a lot of custom work to do here. On top of that I also need to mount my reduction gearbox and 550 motor, somehow. Here's a teaser shot to keep you going - this will probably be a long, long project as I'll be working on it alongside the Arduino MFC. Actually the main reason I built the rig is so I have somewhere to put all the electrics while I'm working on the code IMG_20190202_082937