Massive Squid RC – Slam Tech’d
Hi there everybody and Blissful St. Patrick’s Day!
This week we’re speaking about foams. Closed foams to be extra particular. Okay, JConcepts Slam-Tech monster truck closed cell foams to be hyper particular.
Closed cell foams are dense and resist deforming, not like the “sponge” feeling of normal open cell foam. They resist flat recognizing. They final a very long time. They’re additionally water-resistant, in case you want mudding along with your monster.
For a lot of of these causes, they’re the defacto selection for normal r/c racing. You don’t get tire roll, and car bounce is minimized. When you find yourself speaking r/c monster vans and their a lot greater tires (than say, a buggy), it amplifies the impact. The truck will take in jumps with minimal bounce, permitting you to get below energy quick.
Lengthy story quick, as soon as you set closed cell foams in your monster truck, you’ll NEVER wish to mess with open cells once more.
A number of firms have launch closed cell foams for r/c strong axle monster truck racing purposes, however now the oldsters at JConcepts have entered the ring with their Slam-Tech inserts. These are designed to suit their Renegade, Firestorm Racer, and Golden 12 months traces of tires.
My complete fleet is getting outfitted with ’em.
Now the one factor it is best to know is that mounting them up is a bear. It’s a must to wrangle these strong items of froth contained in the tire carcass, and also you’ll want to make use of a little bit of pressure to do it.
I really simply filmed a video detailing how I mount them, utilizing a set of gold compound Firestorm Racer tires. You can check it out here.
They really feel superior on my Losi LMT in testing round the home! The massive truck soaks up the bumps and I can keep on energy extra.
If you’re going to be selecting up a set of aftermarket tires, I’d strongly advocate grabbing the Slam-Techs to attempt them out. I don’t assume you’ll return to the inventory foams!
Alright people, I hope that data was useful and you’ll perceive why somebody would wish to make the improve to those.
Till subsequent time, preserve it on all 4’s!