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Posted By bill_delong

If you bought a 4WD then they you run the same...

If you bought a 4WD then they you run the same pattern/compound on both the front and rear... if it's 2WD then you typically run the less aggressive pattern on the front, typically these are 2WD...
Forum: RC Drifting
06-06-2022, 04:40 PM
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Posted By bill_delong

Been a while since I was into drifting but I only...

Been a while since I was into drifting but I only ran 4WD which was very easy... I know the current fad is 2WD but I understand 2WD is more challenging but can also be a lot more aggressive.

If...
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Posted By bill_delong

Yes, back then 4WD was the standard for drifting,...

Yes, back then 4WD was the standard for drifting, I understand that 2WD is more popular these days, but 4WD is certainly easier to learn for a 1st time drifter.
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Posted By bill_delong

sounds like fun! I used to have a cheap...

sounds like fun!

I used to have a cheap drifter for bashing around the parking lot in between rounds when I used to race on-road 5+ years ago.

I paid $120 shipped Rx ready... only upgrade that...
05-09-2022, 07:34 AM
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Posted By bill_delong

Anyone here remember TheJANG who used to run URC...

Anyone here remember TheJANG who used to run URC (UltimateRC forum)? I always felt like he was the Bob Ross of RC with respect to all his unique build projects and he did a great job of balancing...
05-06-2022, 01:29 PM
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Posted By bill_delong

Very nice! I used to have a .46 size P-51...

Very nice!

I used to have a .46 size P-51 with retracts myself with a pitts muffler, after a repair to the tail section, I wasn't happy with the color match so I made it a red tail design after...
05-06-2022, 10:21 AM
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Posted By bill_delong

Gonna be honest, I only let experienced racers...

Gonna be honest, I only let experienced racers run my gear... learned that lesson the hard way when I let a close friend try to run one of my cars once and he went through about $40 in parts after...
05-05-2022, 02:37 PM
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Posted By bill_delong

That's a beautiful ride there! There's a...

That's a beautiful ride there!

There's a on-road track out in Dale,TX called N-Control, I don't race there but that would be a place you can drive your car and get your feet wet into some club...
05-05-2022, 01:46 PM
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Posted By bill_delong

No both tracks are off-road only... 1/10 turf and...

No both tracks are off-road only... 1/10 turf and 1/8 dirt with club racing almost every Saturday, they close the track for rebuilds before a big event with the Lonestar Challenge coming up the...
05-04-2022, 06:52 PM
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Posted By bill_delong

Txmustangflyer I just noticed on your...

Txmustangflyer

I just noticed on your signature block that you're from Boerne. If you ever happen to be in the Austin area on a Saturday, I would encourage you to check out Thornhill sometime:
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05-04-2022, 06:35 PM
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Posted By bill_delong

I don't think I've ever seen a single moderator...

I don't think I've ever seen a single moderator on RCU come off as rude or on a power trip, there are couple moderators on RCTech which I don't feel should be moderators.

Unfortunately, the...
05-04-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By bill_delong

Spot on TheRailroadBull Another great...

Spot on TheRailroadBull

Another great starter is the BTD (Build To Drive) series from ECX:...
05-04-2022, 07:15 AM
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Posted By bill_delong

Here's my take, Traxxas designs are dated and...

Here's my take, Traxxas designs are dated and loaded with design flaws when compared to modern industry standards. Traxxas was considered extremely durable when they were first introduced but they...
04-29-2022, 05:26 PM
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Posted By bill_delong

By the time you spend the time and money on a CNC...

By the time you spend the time and money on a CNC to mill your custom gears, you'd be far better off buying a quality name brand like a TEKNO MT410 which is the king of all 1/8 MT's on the market...
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Posted By bill_delong

I recommend visiting the local track first and...

I recommend visiting the local track first and get what the most popular brand is. Make sure the on site shop carries parts or there are 1 or more team drivers who have plenty of parts available.
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04-03-2022, 07:03 AM
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Posted By bill_delong

+1 to the Spec Slash class, it will cost you...

+1 to the Spec Slash class, it will cost you about $500 to be competitive after you upgrade the radio, battery and servo plus charger and power supply.

After you blow through parts, motors and...
03-31-2022, 06:53 PM
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Posted By bill_delong

If you're going to be serious about club racing,...

If you're going to be serious about club racing, then you will be better off building a kit.

Main problem with the RTR's is that you end up buying twice and will spend more money in the end than...
03-22-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By bill_delong

I would visit the track next race day and talk to...

I would visit the track next race day and talk to the faster drivers on the podium to see what they are running and ask if they are willing to share their setup sheet, then buy one of those...
03-22-2022, 05:58 AM
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Posted By bill_delong

I would visit the track next race day and talk to...

I would visit the track next race day and talk to the faster drivers on the podium to see what they are running and ask if they are willing to share their setup sheet, then buy one of those...
03-21-2022, 07:09 PM
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Views: 459
Posted By bill_delong

It's splitting hairs and will be a wash... if...

It's splitting hairs and will be a wash... if they run the track wet, then you'll have very low tire wear but if they run it dry then expect to go through a set of tires every race day.

I prefer...
03-16-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,377
Posted By bill_delong

Please read the article I linked which discusses...

Please read the article I linked which discusses the process to select proper gearing for a motor upgrade. Good Luck!
03-16-2022, 05:52 AM
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Views: 4,377
Posted By bill_delong

yes, but the key is proper gearing: What...

yes, but the key is proper gearing:

What gearing for upgraded electronics?...
03-02-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By bill_delong

Honestly you can't go wrong with either choice,...

Honestly you can't go wrong with either choice, both offer a great value for the price, good luck and have fun with the cars!

Some things to consider:

Run different sets of tires for various...
03-01-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By bill_delong

Building a kit is definitely the best way to...

Building a kit is definitely the best way to learn everything about the chassis, but unfortunately your price range is too low for any quality kit.

That said a RTR is your best route and you've...
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Views: 1,208
Posted By bill_delong

Also be careful not to drill too deep, you can...

Also be careful not to drill too deep, you can drive the turnbuckle into the ball cup if not careful and that will destroy the ball end, so use the slowest speed setting on the drill to play it safe...
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