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1/8 buggy handleing and speed

Old 04-14-2011, 05:45 PM
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Default 1/8 buggy handleing and speed

Hey guys. I have a werewolf 1/8 buggy that I have modified with a 1512 castle 25/44 drive/spur gears 21volts, foam wheels and lots of other stuff. It has gone a best of 94mph with the Eagle Tree data logger on board but is all over the road. I locked the rear diff and it helped alot. Was thinking about locking the front but dont want to waste a diff if it will not help. Will this prevent the crazy self steering it does? Car is for straight line runs only. I basicily copied the HPI Vorza 100mph build they did a couple of months ago. Any ideas?
Old 04-15-2011, 02:11 PM
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Default RE: 1/8 buggy handleing and speed

Have you tried a gyro? Is the suspension still all soft?
Old 04-15-2011, 08:47 PM
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Some front tow in should help.

Take off both links and make sure they are identical, at those speeds, just being a tiny bit out could have a big impact.

Or could it be too much rear down force? pushing the rear down, front up, losing front grip.
Soft springs could cause the same thing I suppose.
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Default RE: 1/8 buggy handleing and speed

1+ for the gyro.
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Default RE: 1/8 buggy handleing and speed

Toe the rear in. It'll help a lot.

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