View Full Version : How not to fly?
08-13-2011, 08:54 PM
I have "big blocked" my merv for speed runs. I can get it to the 65-70 mph mark then it decides it wants to fly. I have tried adding a wing to the front, zip tied the rockers, turned the wheelie bar upside down so that it is about 1/4 inch off the ground, and lowering it as much as I could without it just sliding all over the place.
So my question to you/y'all is how to make the merv not want to fly at high speeds? I was thinking about turning the motor and transmission around (backwards) so more weight is at the front, but that requires a lot of modification I don't really want to do. I am also trying to stay away from adding more weight if possible.
Help would be greatly appreciated!
08-13-2011, 09:06 PM
try opening some holes through the body so it won't create a parachute effect, or adding some weight at the front.
08-14-2011, 07:04 AM
Did you remove the rear wing from your car
08-14-2011, 08:11 AM
a more aerodynamic body? have you tried the slipstream body from proline? its what i'm using right now, works great. theres a vent inlet right under the windscreen which you can cut open, the bonnet channels air straight into the car, you can also cut a outlet at the back, this might help, but it will definitely keep your system cool
08-14-2011, 08:54 AM
Foams helped a lot for me but I think a lot of the problem is at that speed the wheels act as gyroscopes and lift it off the ground. Try holding the truck in your hand and move it all around then hit full throttle and try doing the same thing. A single sheet of lexan or plexiglass at an angle like a wedge works pretty good.
Does it seem to lift from the right side the most when it takes flight?
08-14-2011, 10:19 AM
I am using the slipstream body with a couple holes cut in the back to let more air out. If I remove the rear wing then wouldn't I lose alot of traction at speed? It seels that the left front wheel if you're looking at it from behind is the one that comes up the the right side follows.
If I got a full-size lipo and zip tied it as close to front as possible would that help?
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