Monster Truck Insanity – Questions on Twin Motors
Hey gang and Blissful Thursday! I acquired a pair questions final week from a very long time reader and I’ve been that means to speak about one of many matters for awhile however didn’t know how you can slip it right into a column, so that is the proper probability. These questions come courtesy of “The Path Rat”.
I get into radio management monster truck racing principally within the sport mod and Professional Mod class finally perhaps mega truck. I’m in search of any data or video or web site that may assist me to study racing typically principally the tuning like I do know the shocks might be tuned gear ratio 4 hyperlinks and weight stability?
Congrats on deciding to become involved racing a monster truck! Now as for the query(s), there’s lots there. I’ll deal with the shocks half.
For many who are unaware of the distinction between Sport and Professional mod courses, whereas the principles differ barely from membership to membership, typically Sport Mod is stricter on battery guidelines and limits racers to brushed motors solely. Usually 2S and someplace within the 17t vary. Professional Mod is extra open, with massive energy and better voltage.
There are numerous chassis on the market, so tuning a light-weight Axial SMT10 versus a heavier Losi LMT will clearly be completely different. A superb rule of thumb I take advantage of is that I begin out with 30 weight oil and begin adjusting from there. Given you’re simply beginning to race, I dunno that I’d suggest you exit and get loopy with swapping springs and different issues (although you’ll be able to in order for you!), I’d preserve the variable restricted to only the oil at first. Or perhaps preserve the oil at 30 weight however experiment with 2 gap and three gap piston shocks. No matter you do, attempt to solely change one factor at a time to raised perceive what you want and don’t.
However hey- if you wish to get loopy and construct a customized Frankenstein shock absorber utilizing numerous producer components, oils, and is derived then speak to the monster truck shock man- Jeremy of Taurus R/C Monster Truck Racing. His vehicles land like butter and he’s consistently tinkering looking for the proper shock setup. Ship him a message and he will provide you with the lowdown!
Let me make a advice to you that’s NOT shock associated though- get a set of JConcepts Renegade tires and Slam-Tech closed cell foams. You’ll eradicate tire bounce. The distinction from open cell to closed cell foam on a monster truck is so pronounced that it nearly makes it deal with like a brand new truck!
On sport mod is it value it to make use of two brushed motors on an smt 10 or only one.
Ah sure, that is the subject I had been desirous to weigh in on. The Axial SMT10 comes customary with one motor. These wanting extra energy might merely simply improve it to a brushless system. Racers who had been restricted to brushed motors, often with a flip restrict of 17, couldn’t do that. Quite a lot of racing golf equipment enable a max of two motors to accommodate Clod Busters, so in following the established guidelines racers began including a second motor by the use of a twin motor mount plate.
This REALLY adjustments the texture of a brushed SMT10. Whereas with a single brushed motor the vehicles are down on torque, two of them supplies an enormous improve. A lot so, that it nearly appears like driving a pro-mod with them. The vehicles are faster and sooner, but additionally trickier to deal with.
I’ve hesitated on switching my Sport Mod vehicles over to twin motor for the latter reason- the vehicles are simply simpler to drive with a single powerplant and I’ve received a great deal of races by protecting my truck clean and in management. This previous 12 months although, as increasingly opponents are going to twin motor, I discover myself being outgunned and dropping races due to it.
I ordered some twin motor plates from eBay and plan to improve quickly, and once I do I’ll focus on it right here. I plan to make use of two JConcepts Silent Pace 17t motors and a Interest Wing 1080 ESC.
Okay Path Rat, I hope this data helps ya! If in case you have a query(s) that you just’d like answered right here, shoot an e-mail to doug@bigsquidrc dot com.
Till subsequent time, preserve it on all 4’s!