Control Car Tips
helpful tips of Barry Baker as posted on the RCTech.net forums. Barry
Baker is a professional remote control car team driver. His tips on
brushless motors, battery charging, carpet setup, tc3 setup,
practicing, radio control
setup and the Reedy 2004 Race of Champions.
Checkpoint Brushless Motors
5.25 and go from
there. 13.5......I would start about 6.5. Both motors advance
timing...1 line up from center. Make sure to temp the motors...with a
fan you can run them up to around 150-160....without a fan I wouldnt
get them hotter the 175-180...thats for 13.5....17.5 should stay much
"6mm wide hexes, this was to make the car drive easier and it made it
way more stable."
Charge at 5-5.5 amps with 6 mv cut off on my Reedy Quasar pro
Charger....I try to take care of my batts so they last me awhile for
club races.. at Major races they give me new ones then I have to give
them back after the race so they can take care of them for the next big
For Carpet I use 70wt. oil in the front with #3 pistons and yellow
springs.....50wt oil #3 and purple springs in the rear....with Jaco
purple/orange front tires and purple rears...
With rubber tires I used 40 wt #2 pistons
front and rear with the take off cs 27 pre assembled tires...
I try to practice as much as I can. I
practice even much more like 6 or 7 days a week when it comes to
Nationals and worlds.
All I can say to people is that practice
helps so much, try many different things on your car so you know what
each change will do. And race as much as you can because there is no
better practice then racing with other people on the track trying to
Control Setup for TC3
I use Airtronics (sanwa) radio with airtronics 94452 servo and LRP
Phaser receiver and LRP quantum comp speedo.
and Steering Servo Setup
I use expo every once in a while when the bite is very high...other
than that I usually leave it at 0...the question on Dual Rate I
normally am at full throw all the time but I do know that Mark Pavides
turns his dual rate down or up to turn his car sometimes.
Reedy Race of Champions
This is the way I set up the TQ's motor (EJ Evans).......
Reedy 766 brushes......on the positive side it was a plus cut (vertical
and horizontal)......on the negative side just a vertical slot
(polarity brushes I call them...plus and minus)...Blackstock and I came
up with this set up at the Novak race....
Reedy copper head springs bent to 180 degrees both sides works the
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