My son and I just finished our second club race with our Team Redcat TR-SC10E trucks and for the most part, the day went well for both of us.
Here's how my son's day went:
His TR-SC10E is 100% stock other than Lunsford Upper Suspension Links, ProLine Hole Shot tires on all four corners and a Savox SW0231 handling the steering duty.
He entered the novice class and joined a couple of Traxxas Rustlers, some 2wd Traxxas Slashes, an Associated T5M, a TLR 22T and even a fully decked out Teckno SCT410.3 complete with a Tekin RX8 and Pro4.
He managed to qualify for the 2nd spot in the B-Main and finished his B-Main in 2nd spot which immediately bumped him up to the A-Main where he finished 4th overall. Not bad for his second race ever!
My day started quite well.
I started the morning by chatting with a fast local driver who suggested I raise the ride height of my truck to around 30mm. I took his advice (and borrowed his ride height gauge) then managed to take the TQ and have the fastest lap in qualifying. I was running in the same novice class as my son.
During my warm up lap in the A-Main I managed to tag a wall pretty hard and damage my steering servo. It was still working intermittently but was clearly having issues. I started the race on the pole but quickly dropped to last place as I simply couldn't steer with the damaged servo. I managed to finish the race but it was a pretty embarrassing performance.
I just ordered myself a Savox SC1267SG Black Edition servo to replace the stock servo and a ProTek aluminum servo horn. I'll let you know how they works out once I install them.
My son and I are still honing our race driving skills but are starting to improve and the SC10E trucks are doing great so hopefully we'll both improve for the race that's taking place in a couple of weeks.
'till next time.