1/16th, 1/18th, Mini & Micro RC Cars Discuss 1/16, 1/18, Minis, Micros & any RC Cars smaller than 1/10th scale in this forum

SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

Reply

Old 06-05-2006, 09:29 PM
  #51  
R_man_5k
Senior Member
My Feedback: (14)
 
R_man_5k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mesquite, TX
Posts: 1,046
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

I broke it in over Friday and Saturday. After a good round of heat cycles I started just driving it around. I went through may be 6 tanks of that. I have fliped it (about 6 times) and jumped it off the curb. Nothing has broken or come loose yet. But again I have not gone all out with it yet.
I only compared it with the NT18 because they both have the same motor... I know the gearing and everything else is totaly different.

For me it was worth the 250ish because it is fun to drive. But I just look at all my RCs as my BIG toy collection.
R_man_5k is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 09:45 PM
  #52  
kevin107
Junior Member
My Feedback: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sherburne, NY
Posts: 23
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

$150ish? Everywhere I see its $259? Or was that a typo? [sm=confused.gif] hehe
kevin107 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 09:49 PM
  #53  
R_man_5k
Senior Member
My Feedback: (14)
 
R_man_5k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mesquite, TX
Posts: 1,046
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

yes.. big typo... sorry for that. I edited it.
R_man_5k is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 01:22 PM
  #54  
huw4027
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Old Harbour, JAMAICA
Posts: 811
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

Hey Kevin, they are basically the same vehicle with the identical Toki .05 engine with minor
differences here and there. Since you mentioned you have a Mayhem then you are familiar
with Sportswerks so get the chaos.
If price is an issue then you can get the NB16 (European name for Vulcan) on E-bay for $169.99
plus shipping (without radio ) which is really nice because the stock radio is crap.
I would really recommend you getting one because they are fun and i plan to purchase a 1/16
nitro truck in the future because Cen Racing is coming out with one that has a .16 engine and
also Schumacher called the Rascal with a .18 engine.
huw4027 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 02:27 PM
  #55  
kevin107
Junior Member
My Feedback: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sherburne, NY
Posts: 23
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

Well I broke down this morning and bought one. Should have it by the weekend. (Chaos I mean). Everyone seems to be recommending 30% for them.. will monster HP 25% hurt it? Thats what i use in all my other trucks and nobody local (unless you consider 2 hour round trip drive) carries 30%.. Opinions on this would be VERY helpful.. then i wouldnt have to special order it..
kevin107 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 04:19 PM
  #56  
R_man_5k
Senior Member
My Feedback: (14)
 
R_man_5k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mesquite, TX
Posts: 1,046
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

I run 20% in both my Chaos and my NT18. To me 30% seems like a lot for these little motors. I would rather give up a bit of top end power to save some life in the motor... but that is just me.
R_man_5k is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 06:52 PM
  #57  
huw4027
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Old Harbour, JAMAICA
Posts: 811
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

I agree with you 100 %. [sm=thumbup.gif]
huw4027 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2006, 10:16 PM
  #58  
soulglow
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Carlisle, PA
Posts: 4
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

Broke mine in today...it came set on the lean side actually. I can't believe the manual recommends ONE tank of break-in just "driving it around the parking lot." I can see impatient kids/dads just pegging the throttle for 4 minutes trying to get it to do some "sweet wheelies." I gave it 4 tanks before I started leaning it out, and I've put about 6 or 7 tanks through it so far in total.
Maybe I got a stinker engine, but I'm pretty disappointed in the performance so far. The only thing I've ever had that was harder to start was the old Cox glow engines. The low end was really sluggish up to a point where it would very suddenly find a little power band and then get going, but it topped out before I could get excited. I would be ok with the weak top speed if it had some good torque to it, but she sure don't. This could get a little better as the clutch breaks in.

The real issue is that on the most recent tank, it started making a terrible clanging noise under acceleration. It was sporadic at first and then got more frequent. When it would make this noise the acceleration would be visibly disrupted and the car would jerk. It was bad enough that I shut the car down for the day. I looked it over and I see nothing stripped or disconnected...it was only run in the parking lot anyway. I'm figuring it's either the one-way bearing or something internal in the engine. Either way, it makes me pouty. Oh, and I'm a full-time RC mechanic/technician so I'm confident I treated her right.

Don't take this as a condemnation of this car, it's definitely possible I just got a funk engine. I'm going to contact Horizon tomorrow and see what they say, and will surely update.
soulglow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 09:24 AM
  #59  
huw4027
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Old Harbour, JAMAICA
Posts: 811
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

I am no expert but i make sure put my finger over exhaust till the fuel reached carb then take finger off and yank pull starter and it starts. I am really surprised at the break in being only one tank because when i broke in my Vulcan it came from the factory on the lean side so once it started i squezzed the throttle and richened it i think about 1-1/2 to 2 turns then ran it and after tank was empty leaned out 1/4 turn per tank from then on for about 6 tanks. During this process i could see the gradual increases in performance.
huw4027 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2006, 10:33 PM
  #60  
Mz
Senior Member
 
Mz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Aromas, CA
Posts: 1,942
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

what temps do these engines like to run at???
Mz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006, 08:31 AM
  #61  
huw4027
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Old Harbour, JAMAICA
Posts: 811
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

Mine runs at about 200 - 220 degrees.
huw4027 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006, 09:54 AM
  #62  
R_man_5k
Senior Member
My Feedback: (14)
 
R_man_5k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mesquite, TX
Posts: 1,046
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

same here... I keep mine around 220.
R_man_5k is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006, 11:25 AM
  #63  
Combatcm
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Combatcm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: sparta, NJ
Posts: 358
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

Are the ring and pinion gears plastic?
Combatcm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006, 04:49 PM
  #64  
hitman13429
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Weston, WI
Posts: 210
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

I bought mine yesterday and right away the thing had no torque no top speed or anything. I took the engine out several times thinking it might be the clutch shoes and even took apart the center diff but could find nothing wrong. I took a closer look at the rear diff and to my surprise one of the screws in the cup had come lose. Right away I tightened that up and everything was great. To be honest for a small engine it was quick. It accellerated quick and the top speed was good the slight problem im haveing now is it seems there is little to no top end. Fuel has been lasting right around 10 mins, which is decent. One thing I hate is how flexy most of the plastic parts on it are. Another thing is how soft the tires are even running it shortly on the road the tires started to go bald. The brake I wish would have been more to control the front and rear ends instead of just the front. All in all the motor is a good runner and definetly easy to tune!
hitman13429 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 01:33 AM
  #65  
Re-Builder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Sunny, CA
Posts: 156
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

How would you compare the speed of the Chaos to mini t with a brushed motor?
Re-Builder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 01:59 PM
  #66  
crazydood47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Norco, CA
Posts: 419
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

you have to be more specific
crazydood47 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 06:26 PM
  #67  
Re-Builder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Sunny, CA
Posts: 156
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

My son has a mini t with the Baja motor and a 7.2 v pack. It is pretty fast and fun to drive. Would this buggy be a little faster, about the same?? I'd really like to get one and my LHS has a bunch in stock and they will have parts for it as well. I do but parts on line sometimes but if the LHS will stock them, that is much better!! I'm not looking for exact speeds, just a comparison so I'll know going in what to expect.

Thanks
Re-Builder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006, 04:37 PM
  #68  
WO
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: La Quinta, CA
Posts: 200
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

I got my chaos yesterday too. It sure floods easy. I picked it up with the pipe side down and pumped the fuel out with the starter rope. I have been using 20% and it goes fast for somthing that small. On hard left truns the propshaft pops out. I have had a ball with it. Will try some 30% next week as it is 105 or so right now. WO
WO is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006, 04:47 PM
  #69  
WO
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: La Quinta, CA
Posts: 200
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

I am running 20% too. If you are old enough to remember we used 40% in .049's and they ran fine. My chaos has pleanty of power and I run it rich enough so that it bogs a little before winding up. wo
WO is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006, 10:25 PM
  #70  
alex k
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: bayard, NE
Posts: 368
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

I am new to nitro buggys, (I'm an rc aircraft guy), and i was wondering if this would be a good first nitro buggy? And about how fast do they go?
alex k is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2006, 01:53 PM
  #71  
ashburg
 
ashburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: West Columbia, SC
Posts: 2,277
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

Just picked up a chaos for $189 on ebay...how's that for cheap thrills Everybody still liking theirs??

Think it'll take this ramp without breaking? What all is breaking on these so far?



ashburg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 09:30 AM
  #72  
R_man_5k
Senior Member
My Feedback: (14)
 
R_man_5k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mesquite, TX
Posts: 1,046
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

I still like mine ok... I really dislike the carb. I hope there are some .5 to .9 motors that become avalible soon.

On friday I had mine out jumping in front of the house. A ramp about 2/3rds that size or so... no issues at all. it flew pretty well. just wish it had more top end speed...
R_man_5k is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 10:13 AM
  #73  
ashburg
 
ashburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: West Columbia, SC
Posts: 2,277
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

So with the carb issue, you'd like more tuneability I'm sure ay? So there's no other motor we can drop in these bad boys? Top end is what, 20 mph or so?

lata,
ash


ORIGINAL: R_man_5k

I still like mine ok... I really dislike the carb. I hope there are some .5 to .9 motors that become avalible soon.

On friday I had mine out jumping in front of the house. A ramp about 2/3rds that size or so... no issues at all. it flew pretty well. just wish it had more top end speed...
ashburg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 10:34 AM
  #74  
R_man_5k
Senior Member
My Feedback: (14)
 
R_man_5k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mesquite, TX
Posts: 1,046
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

more tuneability and more response. The carb does not immediatly respond when the servo pulls it...
I would guess top speed low 20s

IRC is developing a motor right now. OFNA/Picco is supose to be coming out with one... and Trinity has one - but I don't know if it would fit the Chaos.

I have the same motor in my XRay NT18, but it has a different carb and it truly makes it like a totaly different motor. In my NT18 I love this .05 motor...
R_man_5k is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 12:08 PM
  #75  
*Nitstklr72*
Senior Member
 
*Nitstklr72*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 1,763
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: SPORTWERKS chaos 1/16 buggy

can u make a vid of u jumping it and some speed runs
*Nitstklr72* is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service