So, after 5 years of ownership (most of them spent in the garage), I'm moving on from my Associated B4. Times have changed dramatically in 2wd buggy racing and it is time to try something more up to date (remains to be seen whether my new whip will be any faster though). I've really enjoyed … Continue reading Retirement of a trusty companion
New rear tyres gained me two laps. 'Nuff said!
This is what happens when you leave a 5-year-old alone with an RC bodyshell and a sheet of Disney Princess stickers. Not that surprising, really!
While I'm here I'll upload my base setup from the outdoor season. The Chippenham track started out grassy with some large bumps, as the season progressed the grass became very worn in places and the bumps became enormous. This setup is good in all but the very bumpiest and slipperiest sections. b4_setup_chippenham_2011 Sorry about the … Continue reading B4 setup for Chippenham
As the summer outdoors season comes to an end, we've had the floodlights out at Chippenham (www.cmcc.org.uk)... The flash of white to the left of the picture is the rear wing of Stephen Fabray's vintage Optima Mid... still challenging for honours after all these years (driver and car alike!). One of those dark spots in … Continue reading Night racing at CMCC
A little while ago I took apart my then-newly-acquired Speed Passion V3 13.5. Well, last night I did the same to a brand new Speed Passion 8.5, and made a few surprising discoveries. I didn't take any pics because the motor is very similar to the 13.5 in its basic construction. However, it does have... … Continue reading Inside the Speed Passion V3 8.5 motor
Just come back from another top day out with the buggy at the Caldicot round of the WRCA. The club laid out a tight and twisty grass track which, despite the lack of jumps, was quite a challenge to lap consistently, especially as the grass rutted towards the end of the day and revealed some … Continue reading WRCA Caldicot – 24th July
Thought I'd share a few pics of my newly freshened-up summer car - an Associated B4. I got this car a couple of years ago and raced it indoors at Caldicot - a great club, but not one I have been across to for a while. I've dug it up again, brought it up to … Continue reading Bulldog in the grass
Just a brief look at my B4 before it loses its NiMHs for good... and probably the brushed stuff as well, although I don't have any brushless electrics for this one yet! A couple of things have impressed me about the B4 over a few months of owning and racing it. First is how incredibly … Continue reading Farewell to brushed and NiMH – Part 2 – Associated B4
This is the setup I have more or less settled on while running at Caldicot recently, I've tried most things now and this is what I keep coming back to. One important thing to note is that this setup uses an old-school 19x1 brushed motor. Now this is just about enough power for a 2wd … Continue reading B4 indoor setup