Sunday, November 20, 2016

V2.V2 pt.3

I probably should have posted this a long time ago, but I did finally run the V2.V2 after a Gravity RC Midwest All Star Series race.  I ran it with a 21.5 motor, as it was all I had available at the time.  The track was the new CRC black carpet, and after a day of racing, had a nice groove.

There was really only time to run one battery, but I was very surprised.  The car was actually really good for something that had a guess at the setup based on what I thought should work.  It was a bit twitchy, but generally got around well, and didn't traction roll.  I wasn't sure how it would react in the high traction, but it was fine.  Even more interesting was that it was very easy to get on the power, even with the 21.5 motor.  UF1 MIDWEST past champion/engineering genius Rick Vessel even gave it the thumbs up when he was passed the controller.  The long links do seem to be doing their job of getting the car some traction.

At some point I'll continue to work with this car.  Luckily, the new local track has now opened.  There hasn't been an opportunity to practice locally in the past several months.  I may not get to this right away, as the front end has migrated to another project, a very interesting prototype development...