Advice needed: Making a super slow clodbuster

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rknaub
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Re: Advice needed: Making a super slow clodbuster

Post by rknaub » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:53 am

Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't the metal gears from hot racing help with the speed? Though it looks like you got it down, but they are 100:1.
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Re: Advice needed: Making a super slow clodbuster

Post by arampan » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:24 am

My biggest issue now are the springs as the clodbuster keeps tipping over during turns. Any recommendations on super stiff springs?

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Re: Advice needed: Making a super slow clodbuster

Post by GodsLiLMistake » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:20 am

Try making the track width as wide as you can go before going with stiffer springs

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Re: Advice needed: Making a super slow clodbuster

Post by 132NHAF » Mon May 01, 2017 7:23 pm

Widening the track will help with stability, but going with stiffer springs will add to that. Try your local hardware store. I know my local ACE store has a lot of different springs. You may need to get out of the RC field to find what you want.

Also, try to find tires with hard foam inserts to keep the sidewalls from flexing and adding to instability.

I just watched the video. Another way to to both slow down the speed and help smooth out the ride would be to go to smaller carpet-racing foam tires. The smaller diameter will slow it down and they are smooth so you don't get the tread vibration.
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