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bw762
2005.02.20, 01:14 PM
I just got an Atomic pod and dampner so i thought I would post a pic. The axle is a GP titanium unit with 1/16" balls. 44/9 gearing.

The motor is a Kyosho stock, drilled to fit the mount. I removed the stock wires and replaced them with 18g copper/silicone.

On the speed checker it rated 27kph. Yeah I know it's not accurate for speed but it is a good way to compare setups or check the condition of the motor. With an X-speed it checks at 28kph with 44/8 gearing.

I couldn't resist an outdoor shot too, in between rain showers.

byebye
2005.02.20, 01:21 PM
Geeze those are supe high res bro! Nice photos. What cam you use?

bw762
2005.02.20, 01:31 PM
Thanks, I used a Nikon D70 @f22, 400 ISO. I had to crop it way down to get it under the size limit for the board.

cam2
2005.02.20, 01:38 PM
very nice pics! atomic makes some quality parts i just picked up a dampner and pod. my multi-colored chassis (http://www2.mini-zracer.com/gallery/album475/chassis_007) .

byebye
2005.02.20, 01:40 PM
I'm jealous bw762...............

Roger
2005.02.20, 09:28 PM
Nice set-up bw762 :)

karl18
2005.02.20, 10:38 PM
whats better to use a shock or damper? how does a damper work it looks like it make the back end totally stiff?

bw762
2005.02.20, 10:51 PM
whats better to use a shock or damper? how does a damper work it looks like it make the back end totally stiff?

A dampner works in all directions, while a shock only works front to rear.
It doesn't make the back too stiff at all. You can control the dampning force by changing springs and the thickness of the oil between the plates. Roll shocks better control side to side movement. Maybe a better setup would be roll shocks plus a dampner.

byebye
2005.02.20, 11:58 PM
I run roll shocks on my cars. I like them alot but they have to be setup because they aren't exactly hydrolic. You have to oil the metal to metal parts otherwise it doesn't slide easily. I really like mine but I think it's not only the springs but the weight of it helps keep the rear down.

karl18
2005.02.21, 12:02 AM
so what do you put the oil in? like is one of the plates resesd a bit to hole a film of oil so it all doesent squeze out when you put the other plate on top?

pchan0
2005.02.21, 12:46 AM
so what do you put the oil in? like is one of the plates resesd a bit to hole a film of oil so it all doesent squeze out when you put the other plate on top?

I use a combination of disk damper and mid oil damper. The disk damper does give side to side movement but using soft and medium springs is too soft for up and down rebound so by using the mid damper you get that back for more set up option. Atomics sells the mid damper mount for your mid oil shock.