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Old 2019.11.24, 04:32 AM   #16
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I am doing quite a bit better with the VE Pro and the two plain MR-03s (Porsche and McLaren), but still nowhere close to what the guys at the World Challenge are doing. I’m sure I can get better before I even go to the MM2, but trying to get the easiest configuration to drive here. Kyosho now has the 4100KV in stock, so I’ll use that in the EVO instead of the 12000KV.
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Old 2019.11.25, 01:57 AM   #17
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Not true, the MM2 mount can be adjusted to 98mm. The Porsche GT3 can be harder to drive due to the motor being behind the axle. I suggest you practice with the MR03 first. The Mclaren F1 GTR LM body is a good body to drive.
Please excuse my ignorance, sorry that I forgot that we can change wheelbase of MR-03. I have been running 94mm with MM2 and 98mm with MML for awhile so I missed these details. Thank you for correction.
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Old 2019.11.25, 09:10 AM   #18
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Thanks, Jim. Yes, Iím not trying to mod to go fast. Iím trying to get something that will be easy to drive, so I donít bump it as much. Iíve just about got it to where I can only do 3 laps without bumping anything.

I thought switching to the lowest KV motor I could and smallest pinion would be working toward that goal. The 4100KV is currently out of stock, but you can buy the car. Thatís why I asked about the body. The MM2 mount seemed like it was going to be better than other mounts, again for a more stable drive for me, not faster. I have also read about tires, so I got a few of those. I know I donít have enough experience yet to mess with dampers, springs and the like; just aiming at a stable car for me to learn on.

I also saw there is a 3500KV motor from PN, but got really confused about the mounts I need and what else I need to change, so gave up on that. 4100 seems close enough and Iíll gear it down as well as set the transmitter to a restricted throttle travel. With the 12000KV EVO for example, I have the EX-6R set to 10%

The World Challenge is helping a lot and I will participate in a couple more weeks. Iím half way through the thread trying to gather up information about more stable setups. I copied yours and Duckmanís so far. I have 5 cars right now and was trying to figure out which one would best to practice with (two MR-03: Porsche GT3 and McLaren P1, a VE PRO, an EVO RWD and an EVO AWD). It took me forever to figure things out with some problems I had that eventually I solved with the ICS. So, I can drive now.

After the previous comments about the longer bodies performing just as well and better than the shorter ones even on a tight track with sharp turns, I looked at everything again. Apparently, the steering travel was set to a default value (90) for some of these cars that wasnít allowing enough steering angle and I was having problems getting around the turns if I wasnít taking them really wide. I increased that and now as was said earlier I can drive the longer bodies fine as well.

I decided to try the box stock category first, so I was running the Porsche GT3 yesterday, which is 90mm. Iím not sure what the stock motor is, but it sounds like I can run it in the box stock class. Iíll just change the tires, because it hops under acceleration and on some turns. I also noticed the front left shock is binding a bit, but I think thatís just a matter of filing some part down. Iíll get to it.
Glad to hear that you got the steering sorted.

Box stock is a great way to start, the cars run well right out of the box for the most part but that does not mean that preparation will not help. My latest MR03 RWD had all sorts of issues with the front suspension not working smoothly, I bet I spent close to two hours polishing stuff and making sure everything worked well before I was happy. This sort of attention to details will make a car run much better and it is basically free save for your time.

Just keep running laps and you will get there. In my early days on the M96WC there were times I was like "there is no way you can turn a lap that fast" when some of the times were posted but I kept at it and my lap times kept falling and I started to be competitive with the faster guys.

Cheers,
Jim
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Old 2019.11.25, 09:17 AM   #19
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Thanks, Jim. Yes, Iím not trying to mod to go fast. Iím trying to get something that will be easy to drive, so I donít bump it as much. Iíve just about got it to where I can only do 3 laps without bumping anything.

I thought switching to the lowest KV motor I could and smallest pinion would be working toward that goal. The 4100KV is currently out of stock, but you can buy the car. Thatís why I asked about the body. The MM2 mount seemed like it was going to be better than other mounts, again for a more stable drive for me, not faster. I have also read about tires, so I got a few of those. I know I donít have enough experience yet to mess with dampers, springs and the like; just aiming at a stable car for me to learn on.

I also saw there is a 3500KV motor from PN, but got really confused about the mounts I need and what else I need to change, so gave up on that. 4100 seems close enough and Iíll gear it down as well as set the transmitter to a restricted throttle travel. With the 12000KV EVO for example, I have the EX-6R set to 10%

The World Challenge is helping a lot and I will participate in a couple more weeks. Iím half way through the thread trying to gather up information about more stable setups. I copied yours and Duckmanís so far. I have 5 cars right now and was trying to figure out which one would best to practice with (two MR-03: Porsche GT3 and McLaren P1, a VE PRO, an EVO RWD and an EVO AWD). It took me forever to figure things out with some problems I had that eventually I solved with the ICS. So, I can drive now.

After the previous comments about the longer bodies performing just as well and better than the shorter ones even on a tight track with sharp turns, I looked at everything again. Apparently, the steering travel was set to a default value (90) for some of these cars that wasnít allowing enough steering angle and I was having problems getting around the turns if I wasnít taking them really wide. I increased that and now as was said earlier I can drive the longer bodies fine as well.

I decided to try the box stock category first, so I was running the Porsche GT3 yesterday, which is 90mm. Iím not sure what the stock motor is, but it sounds like I can run it in the box stock class. Iíll just change the tires, because it hops under acceleration and on some turns. I also noticed the front left shock is binding a bit, but I think thatís just a matter of filing some part down. Iíll get to it.
Glad to hear that you got the steering sorted.

Box stock is a great way to start, the cars run well right out of the box for the most part but that does not mean that preparation will not help. My latest MR03 RWD had all sorts of issues with the front suspension not working smoothly, I bet I spent close to two hours polishing stuff and making sure everything worked well before I was happy. This sort of attention to details will make a car run much better and it is basically free save for your time.

Just keep running laps and you will get there. In my early days on the M96WC there were times I was like "there is no way you can turn a lap that fast" when some of the times were posted but I kept at it and my lap times kept falling and I started to be competitive with the faster guys.

Cheers,
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