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hyper-me
2010.12.09, 05:51 AM
I love theese cars ! I wanted to share my experience in hop-ups and gather other peoples recomendations as well. In my opinion the 2 must haves are ball bearings and a gyro! I have played with almost every upgrade possible all except alluminum hubs and alluminum suspension plates and the bearings and gyro are absolutely needed to compete. I have a car that has every possible hop-up and my daughter has a car with only bearings and a gyro and she is tough to beat! before installing the gyro she could not beat me at all, my track has long straights so small tech. tracks may have different requirements for hop-ups. without a gyro when you floor the car on a long straight it tends to pull to one side or the other, and when comming out of a turn to a long straight it can be difficult to keep straight but the gyro compemsates and really tames the beast! the bearings will increase speed of the car a great deal too. I will list what I feel are the most needed hop-ups from most needed to least and any input is welcome good or bad :D

1-ball bearings
2-gyro
3-upgraded programable radio really helps tune the car (i use helios)
4-rear differential
5-damper and t-plate combo depending on track. for my track which has 28 foot straights i prefer a medium to increase my speed. for a more technical track i reommend a soft t-plate
6-after you have all that stuff you are ready to play with pinions and motors but i assume the alluminum upgrade parts will help with added weight to stabalise your car with the more powerfull motors

again, i have read many opinions about whether or not you should use a gyro but my daughter and I are here to testify it is night and day difference !!!

ROBG
2010.12.09, 07:52 AM
I aggree with everything, if you get bearings and a gyro then you can compete. So far I have all the hop-ups on my FXX but a gyro, I notice that when I gun it on the straight it will veer either left or right. I have also tried a friends with a gyro in it and like how it is on the straight, but feel that it's too controlling in the infield. I have a Lambo coming my way soon and will just throw in bearings, diff, and gyro to see if there is any difference, then of course I'll have to completely hook it up because I can't help myself.:D

machgo5go
2010.12.09, 08:20 AM
I aggree with everything, if you get bearings and a gyro then you can compete. So far I have all the hop-ups on my FXX but a gyro, I notice that when I gun it on the straight it will veer either left or right. I have also tried a friends with a gyro in it and like how it is on the straight, but feel that it's too controlling in the infield. I have a Lambo coming my way soon and will just throw in bearings, diff, and gyro to see if there is any difference, then of course I'll have to completely hook it up because I can't help myself.:D Nobody can't help themselves, Robnano!
I spend more on hop up parts then the price of the GTR before even arrived!

JuniorWKR
2010.12.09, 08:24 AM
remeber the sensitivity of the gyro is adjustable... if you feel it compensates to much you can turn it down...

cosmicsoul
2010.12.09, 08:27 AM
I have tried with an with out the Gyro. I find with the KT-18 the Gyro compensates for a lot of the adjustmenst that you can not make with it or tuning adjustments to the car itself.

You should be able to tune your diff to keep the car from hooking. Have you tried a disk dampner? This seems to help more than anything I have tried.

The right tire combo is crucial as well. These cars are completely tuneable as much as a Z, they are just hard to work on with the tiny parts.

hyper-me
2010.12.09, 08:44 AM
every little bit helps, but my daughters modina 360 was pulling alot and all i did was instal a gyro and it was straight as an arrow lol she was so happy

ROBG
2010.12.09, 09:15 AM
Nobody can't help themselves, Robnano!
I spend more on hop up parts then the price of the GTR before even arrived!

well we have a sickness, that's why we all get along so well.:D the hardest part is explaining this to the wife.:D

ROBG
2010.12.09, 09:17 AM
remeber the sensitivity of the gyro is adjustable... if you feel it compensates to much you can turn it down...

I have to learn how to use that thing, Maj let me borrow it because I have way too much roll. I like the potential stability on the straight but i don't want that to mess up what I have in the infield.

ROBG
2010.12.09, 09:29 AM
I have tried with an with out the Gyro. I find with the KT-18 the Gyro compensates for a lot of the adjustmenst that you can not make with it or tuning adjustments to the car itself.

You should be able to tune your diff to keep the car from hooking. Have you tried a disk dampner? This seems to help more than anything I have tried.

The right tire combo is crucial as well. These cars are completely tuneable as much as a Z, they are just hard to work on with the tiny parts.

I think I have to take off another clip from the diff. I will try that before a gyro, I kind of want to avoid that.

JuniorWKR
2010.12.09, 09:30 AM
turn inertia off... and you can then adjust steering and throttle sensitivity seperatly to your liking... i think i have my steering at 30 and throttle at 40... it comes stock at 90

hyper-me
2010.12.09, 09:36 AM
I dont think that will help, my daughters car was running with the dif like it came stock (very loose) i think only one clip right? and it pulled bad. all the cars I run have the upgraded ball diff


I think I have to take off another clip from the diff. I will try that before a gyro, I kind of want to avoid that.

ROBG
2010.12.09, 09:49 AM
turn inertia off... and you can then adjust steering and throttle sensitivity seperatly to your liking... i think i have my steering at 30 and throttle at 40... it comes stock at 90

oh cool thanks, I'll have to stop in this weekend and give it a shot.

ROBG
2010.12.09, 09:50 AM
I dont think that will help, my daughters car was running with the dif like it came stock (very loose) i think only one clip right? and it pulled bad. all the cars I run have the upgraded ball diff

that's what i have on mine, the upgraded diff. untouched.

hyper-me
2010.12.09, 10:02 AM
im unsure, but wouldnt tightening the diff make it track straighter?

ROBG
2010.12.09, 10:15 AM
im unsure, but wouldnt tightening the diff make it track straighter?

I was told by taking off the rings it won't be so wound up and will plant itself better, but I honestly don't know. I haven't touched mine yet so I will at least have a bit to play with.

hyper-me
2010.12.09, 10:23 AM
The right tire combo is crucial as well. These cars are completely tuneable as much as a Z, they are just hard to work on with the tiny parts.

what is the best tire combo for a large track long straights?

hyper-me
2010.12.13, 09:38 AM
what is the best tire combo for a large track long straights?

no input??

ROBG
2010.12.13, 10:15 AM
no input??

I wish I could help, but I bought my Dnano used and have no idea what tires are even on my car, but they are good and work well.

Slubben
2010.12.13, 11:21 AM
no input??

The size of the track straight away has little to do with the proper tire combination. The type of surface you are running on is what you need to be concerned about however a good rule of thumb is that a softer rear tire (more traction in the rear) will give you less less steering and make the car push and a harder rear tire will give you less grip but make the car more sensitive. It's the opposite for the front tires where a softer tire eqauls more steering and a harder tire more push. I guess since you say ur track has a long str8s u should try a softer rear tire for more traction first and then perhaps harder fronts.

I wish I could help, but I bought my Dnano used and have no idea what tires are even on my car, but they are good and work well.

Rob wishes he could help but his Dnano should look like the short bus with the way he wheels it. :D

ROBG
2010.12.13, 12:33 PM
The size of the track straight away has little to do with the proper tire combination. The type of surface you are running on is what you need to be concerned about however a good rule of thumb is that a softer rear tire (more traction in the rear) will give you less less steering and make the car push and a harder rear tire will give you less grip but make the car more sensitive. It's the opposite for the front tires where a softer tire eqauls more steering and a harder tire more push. I guess since you say ur track has a long str8s u should try a softer rear tire for more traction first and then perhaps harder fronts.



Rob wishes he could help but his Dnano should like look like the short bus with the way he wheels it. :D

I might be really offended if I understood what you were trying to say(Valley Girl). I saw that you edited this post, was that to hack up the English language and confuse all of us? Well I'll be at the shop to lap you later.:cool:

Slubben
2010.12.13, 12:41 PM
I might be really offended if I understood what you were trying to say(Valley Girl). I saw that you edited this post, was that to hack up the English language and confuse all of us? Well I'll be at the shop to lap you later.:cool:

I have no idea what you mean:eek:

ROBG
2010.12.13, 01:21 PM
I have no idea what you mean:eek:

aaah, the miracle of editing . . .

mdowney
2011.01.27, 02:41 AM
I didn't want to mess around with installing all those microscopic little hop-ups so I just ordered the dNano "Race spec" combo (https://shop.nanotrax.net/products-page/combos/nanotrax-race-spec-dnano/) from Nanotrax.com (in Thailand). They installed everything for me. I even got an Xpower Audi R8 shell with a spoiler that looks pretty sweet. Shipping was quick but they ended up charging me an extra $35 after I had already paid because they couldn't fit everything in the box - so I'd suggest asking about that up front.

The dNano handles remarkably well when it's hopped up. It's really just a smaller Mini-Z. I've ran a few packs through it on my mini-96 track at home. Looking forward to trying it on one of those Blackburn tracks that a lot of the shops are getting. I really need to get out to NYC so I can visit Maj's!

bermbuster
2011.01.27, 04:53 AM
The dNano handles remarkably well when it's hopped up. It's really just a smaller Mini-Z. I've ran a few packs through it on my mini-96 track at home. Looking forward to trying it on one of those Blackburn tracks that a lot of the shops are getting. I really need to get out to NYC so I can visit Maj's!

You really need to get out to Majs...:cool:
whether we are racing Dnanos, Mini Zs or even outside(weather permitting) on the clay track(1/16-1/18 scales). We also play with helicopters, boats and rockcrawlers 1/10 and 1/8th scale even the 1/5 bajas......:D