September 28, 2023


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Dayton Rally Cup Rally Automotive Occasion

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Dayton Rally Cup Rally Car Event | CompetitionX

The Dayton Rally Cup Rally Automotive Occasion was held on April sixteenth on the our native Rally hotspot, the Crest Group Church in Riverside, California. We weren’t solely there to blast across the tremendous cool Rally course, however to additionally have a good time the birthday of one in all our members, Dayton Lowe. Pizza, drinks, Rally vehicles and a wholesome camaraderie – all of the issues that make an incredible occasion.

CompetitionX was there operating 2 vehicles – the Tamiya XV-02 within the Open Rally class and Staff Related’s Apex2 Sport A550 within the Spec class. We additionally ended up operating one other member’s Dakar truck (thanks Frank) and having a blast with it – we’ve bought a kind of at present within the build-up stage for the subsequent Rally occasion!!!

Let’s take a detailed have a look at each of our rides.

Dayton Rally Cup Rally Car Event | CompetitionX1. Tamiya XV-02
Our XV-02 is comparatively inventory, solely including just a few elements for the ‘cool’ issue greater than for efficiency. Carbon entrance and rear shock towers had been the one main upgrades added. We did swap out the middle spur gear from the Tamiya pitch to 48P, permitting us to make use of a bigger vary of pinion gears that we have already got.

The one different modifications we did was so as to add fluid to the entrance and rear differentials – 7k within the entrance, 3k within the rear.

Full Package deal:
Chassis: Tamiya XV-02 Rally Car
Servo: Hitec DB777WP Low Profile Servo
ESC: Reedy Blackbox 410R Brushless ESC
Motor: Reedy Sonic 540 21.5T Brushless Motor
Battery: ProTek 2S 5000mAh Si-Graphene HV LiPo Stick Battery
Radio: Futaba 4PM Radio System
Tires: Jetko AVANTGUARDE Tires/Claw Wheels

The XV-02 was on hearth all day – straightforward to drive, straightforward to float and explosive energy even with a 21.5T motor. The automobile was positively quicker than we had been as proven by our fast 1:35 second lap on our 2nd run. This was the quickest run of the day by about 5 seconds, one thing we actually wanted after our horrible 1:51 lap on our first run (instructed you the automobile was quicker than we had been!).

On the finish of the day, although, that 1:51 harm us, dropping a primary place end by lower than a second. It’s okay, figuring out the automobile has huge potential, we’ll take a P2 any day.

Dayton Rally Cup Rally Car Event | CompetitionX2. Staff Related A550
Whereas not our first time on this monitor with Staff Related’s Apex2 Sport A550, it was the primary official race with the Rally automobile within the Spec class. Though we’ve put a little bit bit of labor into it, we weren’t fairly certain how nicely this automobile would do in competitors and timed runs. Adjustments embrace a full set of Quick Eddy Bearings, oil-filled shocks off of the Apex Hoonigan Hoonicorn, carbon fiber towers, fluid within the entrance and rear diffs (7k entrance, 3k rear) and a fluid stuffed heart diff (7k). We additionally swapped out the servo (for higher drift management) and the radio system (so we don’t should have TWO radios on the occasion).

Full Package deal:
Chassis: Team Associated Apex2 Sport A550 Rally Car
Servo: Hitec D625MW Metal Gear Servo
ESC: Stock – Reedy SC500X
Motor: Stock – Reedy Sport 550 Motor
Battery: ProTek 2S 5000mAh Shorty HV LiPo Battery
Radio: Futaba 4PM Radio System
Tires: Tamiya Rally Blocks

That unsure-of-its-performance feeling rapidly drifted away after a stellar Spherical 1 run, crossing the loop with a time down within the mid 1:40’s (as compared, most open vehicles are within the low 1:40’s). Rounds 2 and three additionally went nicely, giving the A550 its first victory within the Rally Sequence. It was fast on acceleration and that Hitec servo/Futaba radio combo made it extremely straightforward to drive. Time to scrub it up and get it prepared for the subsequent race!

We’d prefer to thank Dayton for the pizza, the ‘Gerb’ for all the time pushing me to go quicker and the entire SoCal RC Rally Runners crew for an additional enjoyable occasion.

If you happen to’ve ever needed to attempt Rally, that is the place to do it. A really laid again ambiance with an amazing group of individuals all the time prepared that will help you get your automobile’s in tip-top racing situation!

Try SoCal RC Rally Runners on Fb for more information on upcoming Rally occasions.


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