I bought a pair of 3S batteries for this car to bring the power up to 22.2 volts on 6S.
With the stock gear ratio it goes about the right speed for this track, but this car has a major problem. Tires.
There are not many tires available for these cars unless you want to pay almost half the cost of the rolling chassis for a set of Sweeps or Inpanema (spell) tires.
I blew out one of the stock tires after the second run. So now I have a set of tires on there which only cost $20 shipped. They are only cheap Chinese junk, but haven’t worn much after the first run in this video. I helped them out strength wise a little by putting Gaff tape on the inside. However, they appear to have very weak sidewalls as there are already splits in them.
These are the tires.
took my F1 Ferrari 643, the TB-02 converted to camera car duties, and one of my trucks down to the local track this afternoon. Good fun except the front diff in the TB-02 kept coming loose, which creates a great deal of spin-outs in a car with a spool in the rear! First video below is of the F1 cars out on the track.
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This is my real car. It’s a Toyota SW20 MR2 Turbo. 1996 model, so it has the 245 HP engine. I’ve turned up the boost and fit a stainless downpipe. It also has a cross gearbox with lower ratio 2nd 3rd and 4th gears.
The photo was taken at Okayama international circuit. I took it there to race.
Okayama international circuit is the last track Ayrton Senna completed an F1 race, a few short weeks before his death in Italy.