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Cleaner Wiring.

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Attention to detail is what makes a clean setup.  It’s not hard, it just takes time.  I decided to dump the Tekin nightmare I had with the receiver pack and upgrade to the LRP SXX which is good for blinky 12th scale racing.  This setup allows me to also move my transponder towards the center and allow a better side to side weight bias for my setup.

First, look at this thing.  At first I was a little put back from this rainbow connection of a contraption; what is up with needing multicolor wires with brushless motors?  Really?  This ESC is also meant for much bigger applications apparently, so first thing to do was to get rid of that nasty giant wire.

That has got to go!

Next step, crack this thing open and remove that ridiculous switch. A switch?  Really?  This is a race car, it doesn’t need a switch, plus a switch gets in the way. This is cleaner, and you don’t have to worry about a switch failing or getting flipped during a race.

The one negative of this ESC is the giant capacitor. One of the hardest things to mount cleanly is a cap, with this setup the wiring will be hidden by the battery and the cap will mount flush on the chassis and be protected from damage and the weight of it will be kept low which will improve handling.

Finished installation, wires tucked under the shock brace, bullets, all black wire. Very clean and easy installation, it just takes a little time. Total time required to finish: the running time of Anchorman, and approx. 1.5 beers.

 

P1 Brand Says, hey driva….”SHUT UP AND RACE”

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Like most of you, I’m sick of the bitches who are constantly whining and
trying to piss in everyone else’s Cherrios.  Hey…shut up and race!




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Speedmerchant Rev 7 build

Friday, September 30th, 2011

This weekend I finally started assembling my Speedmerchant Rev 7, I’ll start posting pictures as this build progresses.  This car uses an inline (off set) battery configuration, keeping the weight down the centerline increases corner speed and makes the car more effecient.

When debuted at our club inline cars immediately put a lap (and more) on the traditional layout cars running.

The first thing I do with any carbon chassis is to sand and seal the edge of the carbon fiber.  This gives the edge a finished look, adding to the overall clean look of the car.  It also protects the edge from chipping, and to a point helps the car scrub less speed when it makes lateral contact with the carpet.

 

Additional: 11/2011

Car is finished and racing well.  I ran this car at the Timezone Grand Prix in November of 2011, in 17.5 stock it pretty much dominated the field.  Set an early TQ pace and crushed in the first two A-Mains.  It had ridiculous corner speed.

A race report and setup for this car can be found here:

http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/speedmerchant/setup/Rev7/Rev7_WesBriscoe_TimeZoneGP2011/index.html

ReVtech Motors!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The design goals of Team Epic when developing and testing their new line of Revtech motors was to make a companion line to the D3 rather than a replacement. No motor design can be optimal for every track, battery and vehicle combination – but Team Epic says that their D3 line has achieved the goal of the most powerful brushless motor while delivering the brute low-end power at operating temperatures below the dreaded “melt down” zone.

 

The Revtech line features a wider power band for running 1-cell oval, 2wd short course and off-road trucks and buggies. Revtech motors feature a wide high rpm-based power band, new stator lamination design and material, more mechanical timing adjustment, new bigger and easier to use solder tabs, and new heavy-duty high temperature wire. The Revtech motors are available in winds from 4.5-9.5 modified and 10.5-21.5 ROAR Spec.

The R/C Trim Hookup.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

This was my pit and scheme for the the 2011 ROAR Carpet Nationals.  I had to represent hard, and come in style.  What really set this scheme off is the fat R/C  Trim Vinyl on my pit board.  Pete was able to print a piece of vinyl that was exactly the same size as my HUDY 1/8 pit board, down to the millimeter.

The best part of this vinyl is it cleans up way easier than original surface, so with a quick wipe of motor spray the work area is clean and bright again.

Also tools slide along it really well, ride height adjusters, camber gauges, all have a much more positive feel on the surface of the board.

What you cannot see in the photo is the hash marks on the board making width changes to the car very easy.

Contact www.rc-trim.com for more information.

 

@ ROAR Carpet Nationals.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

ROAR Carpet Nationals are this week, being held March 23 – 28, 2011 at Timezone Raceway in La Center, Washington.  This is a sell out race and should be a great event and an excellent way to put the 2010/2011 carpet season away for the year.  I will be heading down with the Viper and RC-Trim team, check out www.rc-trim.com, and redrc.net for other updates and content from the track.  I will be posting photos and videos as I can from trackside.

I’ll be looking for pimp pits while I am there and getting what’s hot in proRC gear and relaying that info back to the site.

My biggest dilemma at the moment is pit towels; grey or orange?