Ok so decided to dig out my r/c car a few years ago i raced these at club level and at national level and the highest i finished was 9th nationally and 4th in club level.. It was very tough due to work and cost to run them for a season to be competetive. Putting this aside i said id give it a bash this season which should start in april or so. The club and track i was at is the only onroad track in dublin. Www.orcaireland.ie .above is a picture of the car stripped down its a serpent 720 1/10th scale
This is a picture of the front and rear differential the one open gives you an idea of the internals of a diff it uses 30,000 wt oil. I found a leak on this so i had to fix it. The seal is a rubber o ring and was pinced so fluid was leaking out. Takes about 20mins to clean and refill then seal up.
Next this picture is a picture of the shocks on the car they need to be maintained alot. I use 40,000 wt in the rear and 30,000 wt in the front they are fairly simple to break down and fix. I have a tool that when the shick is open and old oil removed and new oil installed you put the four shocks in a vacuum chamber remove all air and in doing this the air is drawn out of the oil due to the negative pressure to give you the best performance when re-assembled.
This is the rear diff and belt re-installed in the car.
Rear view of car with all arms and upper posts installed plus the diff roof is now on to hold inplace.
Another view of rear with parts installed
Picture of front assembly you can also see fuel tank and exhaust. The exhaust is a novarossi 2630 efra legal tune pipe. The fuel tank is 75cl
The setup system i use is a hudy professional setup jig you can find it here under setup http://www.hudy.com
Finally shell is cut measured and installed on car and is checked for legal heights.
I paint a few shells to have spares and incase i damage one on the track there usually is between 10-15 meetings including club and nationals.hope you enjoy reading a bit about one of my hobbies and i will keep you posted on any other results on the track or problems i encounter