Laying Rubber – My Losi Ain’t a Curler No Extra
Hey all, Monster Truck Insanity is taking an off week, as over the weekend the race I used to be to attend was rained out, subsequently scuttling my subject material plans.
I used the rain-out to lastly get my Losi 22S Drag Automotive Curler a’movin’, although.
Earlier than attending to what I put in it, I’ve to say that the Losi is extraordinarily spectacular. The machined, low slung chassis. The suspension angles. The superior wheelie bar. It’s a stout automobile that feels racy.
For the internals, I accomplished the Losi with a Traxxas Velineon system that I had laying round (extra on why I used this in a second), a Spektrum 215 RX and Hitec HS-485HB steering servo. A 23t Robinson Racing pinion is what I might cram in there. The automobile shall be run on 2S.
The physique is a JConcepts ’66 Nova painted in Rotten Apple garb by my buddy Travis Sutton of Sutton Motorsports and Machine.
That is how it is going to be in avenue configuration. I say “avenue configuration”, as I plan to dabble with sand dragging it as nicely.
I’m utilizing the sensorless Traxxas system primarily for the sand. It’s sturdy and received’t get gunked up. After I determine to run in some avenue races although, I’ll in all probability be swapping it to one thing sensored with extra energy.
I’ll share extra on that when I’ve it arrange for the sand, however I can let you know that the physique for use would be the new JConcepts Firebird. That physique was picked out on our 7/8 livestream by contest winner Dennis! Nova on the streets, Firebird in pit.
Whereas I’ve but to tune a lot on the automobile, I can let you know from the primary two battery packs that the automobile handles superior. The ET tires have a good quantity of grip, however not a lot that the automobile wheelies excessively. As soon as I get it out of the outlet and connected, I can principally take my hand off the wheel- it tracks that straight.
I’ve obtained some extra tires on the best way, all in numerous compounds, and I look to debate the variations in an article someday quickly.
I’m trying ahead to having a twin objective automobile. So far I’ve been actually proud of it on the highway. Now, to set it up for sand! Speak to ya quickly, people.