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mollski
09-12-2010, 09:21 PM
hi to all,great site here,just got into the r c raceing ,and am going to start by raceing mardaves,anybody on here race them?if so whats the best sort to buy please?thank you

coolcars782
09-12-2010, 09:32 PM
Go for the VRX - Heres a link to one, http://demonpowerproducts.co.uk/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=123&products_id=3639

Comes with the hop-ups needed like, track rods for the steering instead of the 'bent wires', and bearings instead of bushes, countersunk chassis, etc. the spec is on the link.

I have the VRX and my friend has the caterham, which is the basic kit just a little different, and I am glad I choose the VRX over the hot rod / Caterham, as the spec is so much better.

mattJT
09-12-2010, 09:41 PM
Hi

Yeah, I've certainly felt abit tempted by the old mardaves over the past week or so, certainly seems a v affordable way of racing...seems surprisingly though that there's not a mardave section on here :(

mollski
09-12-2010, 09:45 PM
ok thank you :thumbsup:

coolcars782
09-12-2010, 09:54 PM
Where are you going to be racing Mollski?

mollski
09-12-2010, 09:56 PM
dudley hopefully

coolcars782
09-12-2010, 09:58 PM
Maybe pop down and see and ask questions to the guys down there, then they can advise you more

mollski
09-12-2010, 10:01 PM
will do but always like to ask on a forum thanks

fido-dido
10-12-2010, 09:47 AM
I have been racing mardave V12 for years, dont be tempted with the VRX, I personall would get a second hand one first. they hardly every break but when they do the parts are pennys.

When u get it go on the mardave website there is a bit on haw to set up ur car, well worth a look.

With mardave 90% of getting the car to handle well is tyres, get them right for the track and ul be fine, this is why i say the VRX is not really worth it if ur starting.

Get a Pug 205 with a big wing too (def the best shell)

ch!3f
10-12-2010, 10:34 AM
I have been racing mardave V12 for years, dont be tempted with the VRX, I personall would get a second hand one first. they hardly every break but when they do the parts are pennys.

When u get it go on the mardave website there is a bit on haw to set up ur car, well worth a look.

With mardave 90% of getting the car to handle well is tyres, get them right for the track and ul be fine, this is why i say the VRX is not really worth it if ur starting.

Get a Pug 205 with a big wing too (def the best shell)

i agree a vrx is a posh version of a mardave but thats it it just looks better really the hopups you need can be bought for pennies too get on ebay theres always some mardave v12s on there worth a look just slap some bearings on the rear axle and some hd steering arms on it and your sorted,just down to electrics and tyre choice then for speed and grip

ianhaye
10-12-2010, 01:38 PM
i agree go sencond hand for a base car then build it to how you want with upgrades, be cheaper than vrx! and to spec you want, some like the dif, but i hate it :-) also kimbridge servo saver and stronger sterring rods are a must before the car even sees the track, also drill down through the rear pod plate so u can but bolts in bottom and top as this will save the pod popping off the ball all the time. what elecs do u plan to run? as above tyres are 95% to what makes the cars handle on these cars, and get it as low as the club rules will let you ;-).

Chequered Flag Racing
10-12-2010, 01:42 PM
seems surprisingly though that there's not a mardave section on here :(

you could always ask for one ;), pm Jimmy

jimmy
10-12-2010, 01:49 PM
Sounds a good idea - I love mardaves and raced them a fair bit - even winning the batley championship :lol:

We raced on t27 rubber tyres, not sure what most clubs use?

Here's my old car, now sadly gone :(

http://www.oople.com/rc/vintagerc/mardave.jpg

ianhaye
10-12-2010, 01:57 PM
im currently using pink soft rears and 48's front with 1/3rd addy on front and lash it on rear :-) 205 shell,i use a diff but use it locked up, only so i can use 48dp gearing. so much smoother!! my elecs are 1s lipos, gm120 esc and sp v3 10.5 motor :-)

Chequered Flag Racing
10-12-2010, 02:13 PM
my elecs are 1s lipos, gm120 esc and sp v3 10.5 motor :-)

what mmpr are running?

use this rollout chart (http://www.carsrcracing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/rolloutchartga.xls) if not sure of the maths

goldy
10-12-2010, 02:15 PM
ian, what gearing do you use with 48dp?

mattJT
10-12-2010, 06:23 PM
Sounds a good idea - I love mardaves and raced them a fair bit - even winning the batley championship :lol:

We raced on t27 rubber tyres, not sure what most clubs use?

Here's my old car, now sadly gone :(

http://www.oople.com/rc/vintagerc/mardave.jpg

Cool, does that count as me asking then :thumbsup:?

ianhaye
10-12-2010, 06:49 PM
73/21 on 48dp. i guessing on that chart that top line is tyre diam, in witch case my rollout is 49.49?
i also have 5 degree timing on motor and 7.5 on the esc

Chequered Flag Racing
10-12-2010, 06:55 PM
i guessing on that chart that top line is tyre diam, in witch case my rollout is 49.49?


correct

but reading along the 21 pinion row there's no 49.99

what size tyres do you have?

or do this, (pinion x Dia(mm) x 3.142) / 73

gddevey1012
10-12-2010, 08:01 PM
If your interested in mardaves why not try Ed and Les at xtreme they are building v12 worlds edition cars from scratch and are great value for money.

http://www.xtreme-rc.org.uk

ianhaye
10-12-2010, 08:28 PM
sorry typo lol 23 pinon :-)

lotussmart
10-12-2010, 10:40 PM
A Mardave thread would be awesome :-). I'm a big Mardave fan and this Sunday there will be around 30 racing at our track in the East Midlands. Ideal chance to have a chat with Mardave racers or even have a go. We also have 4 that you can borrow and race on the day (with sticks) if you or a friend fancy a go. some shelf bling up for grabs too.

www.ardentracing.com/winterseries

http://www.ardentracing.com/raceway/images/mardave.jpg

Paulnuneaton
10-12-2010, 10:56 PM
logg on to www.rccircuitcars.com (http://www.rccircuitcars.com) there is a massive forum about mardaves hope this helps the site is free

Chequered Flag Racing
11-12-2010, 08:59 AM
We also have 4 that you can borrow and race on the day (with sticks) if you or a friend fancy a go. some shelf bling up for grabs too.




not that I'll be there but if someone wants to use a steerwheel can they?

probably need to use their own receiver and tune the esc to the tranny but it should be possible if the club's willing to allow that

Apricot Slice
11-12-2010, 10:07 PM
my posh Mardave
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mattJT
11-12-2010, 10:49 PM
:thumbsup:

You can almost feel this thread becoming an unofficial Mardave thread :thumbsup:

Now I just need a Mardave to add to the collection me spose :woot:

mattJT
12-12-2010, 01:39 AM
oh well, no longer unofficial thread then....there's a proper home for all things mardave further down the list now :thumbsup:

cheers jimmy

Chequered Flag Racing
12-12-2010, 09:39 AM
oh well, no longer unofficial thread then....there's a proper home for all things mardave further down the list now :thumbsup:

cheers jimmy

it's in Car Talk ;)
http://oople.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=122

mattJT
12-12-2010, 10:33 AM
it's in Car Talk ;)
http://oople.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=122


:blush: that would be a better way of describing it's location.....:)

Homerjhandley
10-01-2011, 10:28 AM
Also recently created mardave forum at http://www.mardaveforums.com/

aimed at anything mardave, so buggies, v12, nitro/etc

:)