The depreciating purchase price has made an XO-1 experiment more achievable. Having the esc & motor at hand makes it approachable
Will purchase & modify a motor mount, custom gears, custom BSR wheel/tyre & a few other bits & pieces. l expect it to be tight getting it all squished into the chassis but it should fit & will only be used for speed runs so durability isn't the main requirement
In keeping with other projects, the cone of silence has been deployed & early results will be announced within a couple of weeks
Any speculation about speeds?
I say 200mph speed,spec
XO-1,SLASH 4X4 ,SLASH 2WD , 2/RUSTLER
I'll call max speed in the 160's.
I see multiple wrecks before 135 so make sure you secure the expensive parts. Wrecks suck.
With the amount of power the motor/esc combo can produce I expect to trash the driveline before any amazing speeds are achieved & hopefully the all up weight will help keep it on the ground so I can avoid expensive crashes...the esc is like a small apartment block so it will need some roll/blow over protection
I would be more concerned about wrecks. You won't be able to get hard into the throttle without it becoming uncontrollable. They key to running these cars fast is throttle finesse. You may want to consider some type of roll protection like Anthony uses.
I'll be disappointed if it's harder to bring the XO-1 up to speed than an over powered 1/10 TC or 2WD that I've had in similar circumstances but I take the comment on board
I'm hoping foams will make a difference to traction & handling, I have experience with foams & see them being an advantage over stock...or at least that's my early theory
I've been gathering various slipper clutches and am currently waiting on another. I feel a slipper may be the way to go to help control wheel spin. My theory is a little slip will allow the tires to stay gripped to the road when getting a little more aggressive with the throttle. I hope to do some testing soon with three different slippers and report my findings. I'll post up how to modify them to fit as well. So far, everything looks promising but that may change when I get into heavy testing.
I don't know if you are qualified to run these test. Are you a registered Engineer, work at Lockheed Martin or run a pro racing team? GL2U subscribed!
Last edited by BL-Bob; 06-18-2013 at 03:28 PM.
He was making a funny I do believe. I got it
I was hoping someone got it. This thread should get interesting. Keep us posted.
Any updates on this?