Sakura D4 finally tuned to perfection
Whats up guys, how is it going? More than good here, thanks for asking!
If you have read my first article about Sakura D4, you know I struggled for a long, long time, making the chassis work up to my expectation. But a fair bit of sleepless nights and RCMart packages later, that day has finally come!
First push was a Prague Model Hobby expo. First I got a set of Tetsujin rims, which i pumped to 9mm offset to get more steering clearance. I packed them into DS-Racing RWD II carpet tires.
I met some really experienced RWD drifters helping me with my setup, aiming to a better stability and control of the car.
I have also added a little bit of gain on my gyro, which helped a ton and i finally started to enjoy the track.
A brand new Sanwa MT-S radio was the first toy to arrive. My old Hi-tec was still working perfectly, but I wanted to have that extra options, especially slowing a servo speed (while gyro still operates in full speed) - that really helped with smoothness and precision of my driving.
Throwing a new receiver on, I have also redone the electronics layout, shifting everything rearwards, mainly for aesthetic purpose.
Last bits of aluminum upgrades kept coming, but the next BIG thing was a Yokomo RPG-302 gyro. Dude, that thing just rocks!!
As soon as I found a sweet spot on the gain, something happened. I honestly don't know what is the magic inside gyros, but compared to my retiring Hobbyking cheapo (on which I don't have any valid complaint), the car has just changed.
Now the ride is smooth and controlled, no more glitching and driving corrections, it feels like a slow motion. I have plenty of time to aim the car any line I want, with ridiculous accuracy, mashing full throttle from the corners with confidence.
Gawd I love my D4!!!