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Garry Spice
10-03-2011, 05:41 PM
you love the daves! how many run at you'll local club? and is oval better then circuit?

10-03-2011, 06:05 PM
A 'Dave prolly wouldn't be my first choice(ex-Kyosho 1/10th off roader),but for all round fun,cheapo spares and a reasonable level of tweakability,they're pretty good.


10-03-2011, 06:45 PM
well with circuit racing you dont turn left turn left turn left so i would say circuit racing wins for me but all to there own

10-03-2011, 07:39 PM
well with circuit racing you dont turn left turn left turn left so i would say circuit racing wins for me but all to there own

Daves turn right, right on Oval Paul :p

We have about 7 race at our circuit club

10-03-2011, 07:47 PM
I would love my club to race Mardaves... circuit though, now they got ball diff's and such modern tech!!

truggy lover
10-03-2011, 08:45 PM
and such modern tech!!

lmao man thats funny !!

11-03-2011, 10:10 AM
usually 12+ at Neston every Tuesday, circuit with carpet and varying tracks.

Sometimes 3 or 4 corners and a LONG sweeping bend (the brushless get up to silly speeds on these) and then can have a technical track with multiple corners and apex's that mean you either get it right or dont!

I am still practicing as only started racing last sept, but generally getting used to the car, and now finding the sweet spot a lot easier with the setup.

Not as cheap as people say IMO (to get the initial setup) but cheap running costs, probably spent about 30 in bits since september all in, 2 sets of tyres, and odds and sods :thumbsup:

12-03-2011, 12:03 AM
We solely race mardaves at our club (Southampton Mardave r/c car club) & we alternate the races between oval & circuit.

We're currently running a points championship for both types.

For oval, only brushed g2 motors & Nimh's are allowed (regardless of what formula you race) but for circuit racing we allow brushless & lipo.

Some people race the same car for both types of races, where as i'm fortunate enough to have specific cars set up for each.

I favor the caterham for circuit racing. Mine's running a brushless Mtroniks/Mardave motor & esc combo & I use dp racing powerboy cells.

For oval, i run a 4 slot brushed Mardave g2 motor, a Speedmaster V60 esc & also use the DP racing cells.

I enjoy the oval more due to the closeness of the racing & the fact i prefer the mechanical feel of a brushed motor but I love the speed & ease of adjustment & tuning the brushless set up allows.

The strange thing is, I use a wheel type transmitter for oval racing (an Acoms Technisport 2.4ghz), yet I much prefer using sticks for circuit racing (my lovely 40mhz Futaba 3VC!).

12-03-2011, 12:23 AM
I favor the caterham for circuit racing

How come you race a Caterham for Circuit? is it because it has a slightly shorter wheelbase?

12-03-2011, 11:26 AM
theyre so much fun to drive
and so small
and behave like a puppy:lol:
they change direction so quickly you can flick them around the corners

not neccessary the fastest cars but nice to drive in comparism to the oval stuff