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3 minutes ago, Tamiyastef said:

Clockwise I presume ūüôā

That is correct. I forgot it again ;). 

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No problem, just checking to be sure if I get a chance of running this I'll be running it in the right direction ;)

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8 hours ago, TurnipJF said:

That looks great! Let the next round begin!

We have a joker lap again, and the layout is that of a rallycross circuit, so why not give your rally cars an outing?

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Rules and results submission as per first post in the thread, deadline for completing your runs is midnight GMT, Sunday 27 August.

Happy racing!

Hopefully this isnt as tight as the last course lol! (running a slash in that was a pain):lol:

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I just¬†caught up with the last pages of the thread, so much going on! Congrats @Andreas W¬†and @MontyMole¬†for the top spots and great results on the last round. AndreasW I like your new Porsche very much, also¬†I like the fine tuning you are doing on your cars, same goes for a few others here so well done everybody. B)ūüĎĆ

I'm sorry I couldn't partake last time, busy month and just not in the right mind for it anyway. I hope I'll be able to run this one though, as in the meantime some new, much needed steering material has arrived and I just have to install it. Namely a new servo for the Manta Ray, and most important a Tamiya high torque servo saver for both the Manta and the Terra Scorcher, whose original servo savers have by now more play than a Broadway theater.

Can't wait to see the difference. Just reading through these last two pages made me itch to race again, I love the enthusiasm here and that we are still doing this¬†:DūüŹĀ

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Here's a few shots from my attempts, my setup was half gravel and half rough tarmac.

The TT-02 did fine up until something went wrong with the steering, haven't figured it out quite yet.

 The SCT was a handful, but as you would imagine it didn't have any problems with the terrain. Also, the body shell was very wobbly!

 

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Nice drive there, @Kowalski86. Half tarmac, half gravel is totally in the spirit of this track. 

 

I made the first serious attempt on this yesterday. I forgot to charge the batteries at work, so only the Porsche got to run. Uptil then I have only ran the Golf maybe 20 laps for testing if the course was doable and with a loose nihm (because the velcro straps were at home in the lipo bag). The Porsche did well and the body color  looked nice in the cloudy weather. I made 6 stints differing 3 laps from best to worst. This thing is just so nice to drive  and fast. I love it. 

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7 hours ago, Andreas W said:

Nice drive there, @Kowalski86. Half tarmac, half gravel is totally in the spirit of this track. 

Thanks, I may have a go at it with my Frog next.

It turns out that a rock got jammed in the servo area of the TT-02, stripped one of the bellcrank step screws and my cheesy servo saver. No biggie, the drivetrain seals pretty well at least.

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I am using this round to practice my teapot driving in preparation for the championship event at the Asylum Steampunk Festival at the end of the month. 

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so finally for many reasons ,weather,new car,fixing cars etc I got a chance to enter and after practice and 2 runs my head was hurting lol still I'll have something to post at least !

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Inspired by Kowalski86 I put the rally blocks on the XV-01 and wanted to do a gravel run. I originally thought about trying the Tomahawk,  but the pic of the sliding Scooby convinced me. This went not so good . I did not manage a single stint without the steering or drivetrain getting jammed with a stone. I has not been like this before,. I think it is because of all the rain we have had in July the earthhas been washed away leaving only a zillion small Stones. I was lady as well and did not swap out the short eyelets on the shocks,  so the car was lower than it normalpris in rally trim. 

 

I also brought the Thunder Dragon. This has been in child friendly mode lately, so I swapped out the well used TT against the BZ. It ran nice and smooth and did almost 10 more laps than the troubled XV-01. 

 

The pic says it all. 

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2 hours ago, Andreas W said:

I did not manage a single stint without the steering or drivetrain getting jammed with a stone. I has not been like this before,. I think it is because of all the rain we have had in July the earthhas been washed away leaving only a zillion small Stones.

Thankfully I didn't have driveline issues, just steering. But I did frequently wish that I had run my Frog instead. I hope that your XV made it out okay.

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If the weather stays nice I hope to get some runs done tomorrow, will be the M-05 and XV-01. 

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2 hours ago, Kowalski86 said:

Thankfully I didn't have driveline issues, just steering. But I did frequently wish that I had run my Frog instead. I hope that your XV made it out okay.

The XV-01 is ok again and is nice and clean back in it's stand in the rc closet. It's lapcounts were bad. Two bad stints partielle without steering to the right and dnf on the 3rd. I think TurnipJF has better lapcount with his fastest teepot, as long as he is running on tarmac. 

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1 hour ago, Andreas W said:

The XV-01 is ok again and is nice and clean back in it's stand in the rc closet. It's lapcounts were bad.

Could've been worse, you could've run an over-scale SCT with far too much power (and bashed into every track marker!).

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14 minutes ago, Kowalski86 said:

Could've been worse, you could've run an over-scale SCT with far too much power (and bashed into every track marker!).

Might have to see how a Mad Van compares to one ūüėČ

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1 hour ago, Re-Bugged said:

Might have to see how a Mad Van compares to one ūüėČ

Oh your Mad Van will do better, I have no doubt about that. They're 4wd with a lower CoG, basically touring cars with giant wheels, vs stretched 2wd monster trucks with hockey pucks for wheels.

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I took advantage of a spare hour this evening to try a bit of off road at this circuit with 2 Kyosho‚Äôs, Turbo Scorpion & Mad Van. I went back to a spot I used to use in the early days of Postal Racing that has an empty car park next to some dirt, not dirt as such more small stones & powdery dust in reality. I don‚Äôt want to say it was a complete disaster as any run time is great, but zero laps were achieved with either car ūü§£.

No traction at all, after 10 minutes of trying to make at least one complete lap, a hooning session inevitably took over to scratch the RC itch for the time being as it was to late in the day to relocate somewhere else.

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Hopefully I’ll get another crack at this at a more suitable location.

Good luck all ūüĎćūüŹĽ

 

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Had a first go at my usual "smooth tarmac" spot.

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The XV-01 went better than I expected. At first I stood close to marker 5 and struggled a bit on the 6-7-8-9 part of the track. Later I moved close to the position where the first picture was taken from. That improved things significantly.

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I do feel I need at least one 5 minute stint to adapt my driving from the XV-01 to the M-05. Makes me wonder if I need to stick more dedicated to one type of chassis? Maybe I just need to set them up according to the track. XV-01 seems much more forgiving on that than the M-05. Hope to get another go this afternoon :D

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Went again this afternoon and made progress as well as a stupid mistake... how about checking how much the top speed suffers from a 3s Lipo almost on storage voltage compared to a freshly charged Lipo (in this case it was 7 km/h) and crash frontal into a shopping car rack that was securely bolted to the ground :(

Apart from a few small spots were the paint is gone on the body no visual damage. The sound is horrible though

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I disconnected the front universal driveshafts to make sure it wasn't them so I guess it's time to dismantle the whole chassis to check what exactly is broken inside the gearbox.

I already kinda planned to do this and wanted to make it the first of my duo build threads: The hopped up M-05 rebuild/stock M08 build thread. I hoped to finish the body's for both cars first before starting the build thread but that's whishful thinking now. It already has the following hop ups installed: the fast gear set, alu oil dampers, alu turnbuckles, alu steering set, lightweight battery hiolders, carbon rear shock tower, alu front one -not used at the moment-, front and rear stabilizers and universal driveshafts -more on these later-). In the last few weeks i've already ordered and received some extra hop-ups as there are the version 2 chassis that accepts square shaped batteries, the lightweight hollow shaft set, the alu motor mount, the alu heat sink and the alu motor counterweight.

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I still have all the hop up instructions nicely inside the kit box, except the one for the universals... and I can't find it elsewhere... I was wondering if there was a "retention device" to hold the pin were it should be?

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Do perhaps one of you lads have the instructions for these universal drive shafts and willing to share?

I must say I had a really good time, it's a very nice track this month and I almost regretted only one joker lap was to be made. I ran it counterclockwise for practice/tire warming :D as well and enjoyed that also very much. It had been too long since the last time I went postal racing. Thanks again for keeping this alive and good luck to you all. 

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46 minutes ago, Tamiyastef said:

Went again this afternoon and made progress as well as a stupid mistake... how about checking how much the top speed suffers from a 3s Lipo almost on storage voltage compared to a freshly charged Lipo (in this case it was 7 km/h) and crash frontal into a shopping car rack that was securely bolted to the ground :(

Apart from a few small spots were the paint is gone on the body no visual damage. The sound is horrible though

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I disconnected the front universal driveshafts to make sure it wasn't them so I guess it's time to dismantle the whole chassis to check what exactly is broken inside the gearbox.

I already kinda planned to do this and wanted to make it the first of my duo build threads: The hopped up M-05 rebuild/stock M08 build thread. I hoped to finish the body's for both cars first before starting the build thread but that's whishful thinking now. It already has the following hop ups installed: the fast gear set, alu oil dampers, alu turnbuckles, alu steering set, lightweight battery hiolders, carbon rear shock tower, alu front one -not used at the moment-, front and rear stabilizers and universal driveshafts -more on these later-). In the last few weeks i've already ordered and received some extra hop-ups as there are the version 2 chassis that accepts square shaped batteries, the lightweight hollow shaft set, the alu motor mount, the alu heat sink and the alu motor counterweight.

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I still have all the hop up instructions nicely inside the kit box, except the one for the universals... and I can't find it elsewhere... I was wondering if there was a "retention device" to hold the pin were it should be?

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Do perhaps one of you lads have the instructions for these universal drive shafts and willing to share?

I must say I had a really good time, it's a very nice track this month and I almost regretted only one joker lap was to be made. I ran it counterclockwise for practice/tire warming :D as well and enjoyed that also very much. It had been too long since the last time I went postal racing. Thanks again for keeping this alive and good luck to you all. 

Hey there. You probably just stripped a gear. The good news is they are cheap. The universals are usually all assembled along the same principle. If you angle it you will see a small set screw holding the pin in place. It's a 1.5mm wrench. Then you can slide the pin out of the way. Do not forget to use loctite upon Reassembly. I can take a few pictures if you need? Let me know.

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50 minutes ago, Tamiyastef said:

I was wondering if there was a "retention device" to hold the pin were it should be?

It is usually a grub screw in the shaft part of the assembly, accessible with a slim Allen wrench when the joint is at maximum deflection. 

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You know what? I have one right in front of me :) Here you go:1072008149_PXL_20230813_2129451792.thumb.jpg.f6eba53cd2039e003ac114c961cf79bc.jpg

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Oh no, @Tamiyastef. I don't know which reaction to push, so have to write instead. On one hand I'm glad for all the hopups and that you already have the V2 chassis. The alu motor mount, counterweight and DF03 heatsinks will do good regarding temperatures. On the other hand I am Sad that this competent car is out of the game for a while. But it will return as a better selfB).

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Thank you guys!

@Pylon80 & @TurnipJF I should have known the grub screw was there to hold that pin in place :rolleyes:

Just ordered an air duster and ultrasonic cleaning device, will start the dismantling as they arrive.

@Andreas W not only will it return as a better self, it will also bring its brother the M-08 :D

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New attempt yesterday evening with the Lancia on gravel. Earlier this week I opted for longer shock eyelets (not the tallest that was fitted when I bought the car second hand), but the longest in my Yeah Racing shock spare parts bag I have. They are 3mm shorter than the tallest I have,  so the car is almost as high as it was last winter. The Thunder Dragon had made a good job cleaning the ideal line of most of the small rocks and we had rain two days ago. This made the surface compact, no dust and with lot of grip for the rally blocks. If I  was not too eager on the throtle out of corner 1 , going too wide around corner 2 and avoiding  fishtailing down the staight (often resulting in a spin before entering corner 4) I  was able to do the corner 1-7 in one move. It does not hurt to actually have working steering in both directions for an entire stint either. On my last stint I got it nice and smooth resulting in a whopping improvement of 13 laps over the one I was able to complete the other day. 

 

Sorry, no pic. I was in full stress packing up the stuff and pick up my daughter at the football. I made that extra stint too much and got late ;). 

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