Purchased a used MST FXX-D which had been upgraded with an aluminum steering rack, aluminum shocks & carbon fiber shock towers. Took the esc, servo, & 21T motor from the other FXX-D & put them in the new one. tested it in the basement and it did okay.
When I took it to Prolevel RC to try it out on their drift track it didn’t do as well. When coming down the long straight and heading into the sweeper turn it had a lot of under-steer if you missed the speed or entry point by just a tad. Did well on the tight switch backs. Basically had the same issue at the other end with another sweeper.
Sunday I put it on the bench and got the setup sheet from the manual and set it up according to the instructions for the most part. I did find that the settings on the right front and left front didn’t match so this might have been part of the issue. When moving the tie rods to the factory holes on the C block I lost the toe out. To correct this I moved the arms down one hole on the rack. I was then able to get a tad of toe out. The instruction manual called for 30w oil in the shock. not knowing what they had I put 30w in both front and read. Set the ride height with the shock preloads. I couldn’t get it exact according to the instructions but it’s close. Took it for a test drive in the basement.
I think the front springs are a little soft but it appeared to drift well in the basement. The real test will be when I take it back to Prolevel RC and test it on their drift track.
When I wanted to get into drifting I bought a Hpi Sprint 2 Flux AWD to learn to drift. After about a month of practicing in the driveway I decided to take it to the local drift track which is located at Prolevel RC. While I was there I drifted some 2wd cars and liked them better. So I bought a Yokomo YD-2.
After the arrival of the YD-2 the Hpi just sat on the shelf. A friend of mine always liked the Hpi Sprint 2 and always wanted a touring car so when I decided to sell it he bought it. After him having it for about a week we both headed to Prolevel RC to do some drifting. He also brought the touring car tires so we could run it on the road course there.
Now mind you all we did was change the tires, because we were drifting the front was still running tow out, which is normal for drifting. We were both amazed at how fast it was and it handled pretty well considering that it was actually setup for drifting.
We took the body off and put the gps on it to see if we could get a reading on the top speed, the times your hearing are for cars on the offroad track. The gps wouldn’t work in the building so we weren’t able to get a top speed. In the end I came barreling out of the back turn and hit the side boards breaking the C hub. That was the end of running laps with the touring cars for that day. There’s always next time. Might have to take the rally car up there some night.
Installed the MST LSD 3.0 RS in the Yokomo YD2, you adjust the gain using the 3rd/4th channel of the radio. Having only a 3 channel receiver I used channel 3 which on the TX would be AUX1.
This is how I set it up to be adjusted using the TX
In the menu set Switch D to Aux1 Lin
Menu scroll down to Monitor
Pushing the D switch forward will lower the gain & backwards will increase it.
Pull it back until it beeps then take note of the reading on the monitor screen, in my case it was 1384.
Using this number you can figure out percentage you want to set the gyro to for instance for 70% would be 968
You could do this using the Dial but it’s way to easy to bump the Dial and change the gain without even knowing it.