OK, this beast is now in 'Evo IV' configuration. If you want the full story, then check out 'Evo I', 'Evo II' and 'Evo III' in my showroom.
Here is the build tread for Evo IV:
The following has been done since Evo III:
-Thorp diff in the rear
-DF03 universal shafts in the rear. Customized in order to fit the Thorp outdrives which are larger.
-Geared down from 13T to 12T (it smoked the 19T motors with 13T). I made a fine adjustment gear mesh setting solution using a hand made aluminium plate inside the gearbox.
-Free'd up the drivetrain by using metal shielded bearings only
-Moved the rear wing back and mounted it on the rear shock tower. The goal was more stability and better look on track. I'd say it worked according to plan!
-New wheels & tires (new regulations - Mini Pin now)
Laptimes from NVC #4 (me driving all of them):
2WD Classic: 13.7 (RC10 Classic)
4WD Classic: 13.1 (Hotshot)
2WD: 13.5 (Dyna Storm)
4WD: 12.8 (Top Force)
So only 3 tenths slower than a Top Force with 13.5 brushless. The HS is running 19T brushed. And faster than a pretty modern 2WD with 17.5 brushless.
It's kinda interesting to compare these laptimes with the previous race and the Evo III:
2WD Classic: 14.3
4WD Classic: 14.4
Clearly a massive improvement in performance!
Happy indeed! And finally the result it deserves! I've used this car in the Nordic Vintage Challenge 3 times before - and it's had the potential but there's always been DNFs...
Feedback is always welcome! Oh, and there will of course be an Evo V - we never rest! :-)
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Tamiya Rere B.A.R. Honda Hotshot Evo III