Tips of Brian Kinwald
What better way to drive better and make
your rc cars, trucks, and buggies go faster than to get tips directly
from the professionals and World Champions?
Here are some of the best speed tips from
Brian Kinwald, Trinity Factory Driver and World Champion as posted on
the Tech Talk forum of Team Trinity's official website.
"Ok, anything you do to
increase performance will usually make the battery deteriorate faster..
like charging at a higher amperage or discharging before you run. I use
a single cell discharger about every 5 runs to equalize the pack...I
charge at 6 amps probably too high 5 might be better."
"A few things i do, tap
all the holes with a 4-40 tap go about 3/4 length of the screw, it will
keep parts from stripping. I also spray out all my bearings and re oil
them with light bearing oil. Always make sure all parts are free and
nothing binds. That's about it as far as performance, everything else
is just for looks....good luck."
"That's a tough one, you
kind of have to not concentrate on driving and pay attention to what
your car is doing. You ever notice how when you watch someone else's
car you can tell what it does or needs. But you cant tell what your own
does or needs.....it's tough."
"Try just using bearing
oil on the CVD'S, no grease. That's what i do it seems to work better."
"Most gears that are hard
"efficient" are loud. BK pitch was loud and they were the most
efficient gears ever."
pinions and spurs are by far the best i have ever run."
"A smaller hole piston
will make your car react slower, usually giving you more traction but
it will probably do everything else worse. It is something you have to
try for yourself to if you like it."
"Usually you don't
remember what happened when you are at your best. It has only happened
to me a few times........in the zone. No there was never a race i knew
i would win...LOL"
"Hey guys it's not always
about money, trust me i have been offered a lot more to run ****. You
run the best. If someone wants to pay you to run it ..then great. or
you could just be bored and want a change , some times a change gets
you fired up to do good or try harder?"
"Ok here is the deal with
the universals. They are not "new" actually they are really old,
sometimes they work better than "CVD'S" so Losi just wanted to give
everyone the option to run them if they want."
"Weight in the ft [front]
will usually give you more on power steering
but your car will change direction slower...and yes it is legal you can
make your car as heavy as you want."
Hope these tips help you out.
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