01-04-2005, 06:44 PM
Now that ive seen the Bandit Bodies I will be getting a couple.
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01-04-2005, 06:44 PM
Now that ive seen the Bandit Bodies I will be getting a couple.
01-07-2005, 04:48 PM
Thanks Jimmy, J Rogers and Fireball... hope they work well for you.....
Also fireball you can send them to BanditRCproducts@aol.com
01-11-2005, 05:00 PM
Billy Eric and I are going to run the short track ford this weekend at thunder roads warmup race. Whats the best way to mount it. forward, back, or just neutral. Do you have a HD Monte. I would like to get one b4 next weekend. Going to Charlston with G honey. Maybe I could meet you are should I just give yates a call. Oh yea I'm still shaking from Sat man what a weekend.
01-11-2005, 09:17 PM
Richie for the car you are running..KSG... i would mount it neutral... no shovel effect as previously seen...lol.... But with your car and how well it turns i think if you mount it to far forward you might turn too much..... and yes we have the HD monte..... i had a couple with me this past weekend and still do so give me a yell.
01-11-2005, 09:18 PM
OH and great run this past weekend at Sandhills winning mod......
01-14-2005, 10:23 AM
Whats up with the bandit chassis? I talk to you guys about it at the last race I went to and you all said a few more tweeks and should be out soon, just curious.......
How much and what it will cost to ship to Iraq?
01-17-2005, 06:49 PM
Nice to know you are still around latemodel...... cars been do pretty good at several tracks... the gas car is the one that is going nuts....
As far as shippinf to Iraq.... sorry for you you have to come back and pick it up....lol
Hope you make it back homw soon...
And Richie which body did you try?.. found out this past weekend that the guys running the KSG are working rather well with the HD Monte... the ford seems to turn TOO much if that is possible....
01-18-2005, 02:52 PM
billy i ran the ST Ford it has a lot of nose. i think that we had the wing to far forward. i want to try the HD MC in SC this weekend i guess ill just get one from yates when i get there. unless you want to meet me halfway somewhere this week.
01-18-2005, 06:54 PM
Just give mw a yell Richie and let me know what you want to do.....
01-18-2005, 08:26 PM
email me your # billy firstname.lastname@example.org
01-19-2005, 04:21 PM
hey billy et picked me one up at sandhills ill get one from yates sat and replace the one at sandhills. thanks man.
01-19-2005, 06:37 PM
NO problem cowboy..... Play nice in Charelston......
01-19-2005, 07:32 PM
Hi Billy, I was wondering if you guys are going to make a light weight body? Mine seems heavy compared to the new protoform dodge.
01-19-2005, 11:08 PM
What are the front and rear width measurements for the regular Taurus and the ST version?
01-24-2005, 10:06 AM
whats the best body for 4 cell stock on flat carpet?
01-24-2005, 02:36 PM
The Short Track Taurus is a VERY good body in stock racing on the flat. Rick White ran it at Halo Hobbies a couple weeks ago and his car was one of the best through the corners.
01-24-2005, 03:54 PM
Fireball... all of our bodies are pulled from .030 lexan.... which was considered industry standard for light weight for years in 1/10th scale .... not sure what Proto pulls from now but they use to stick with .040....
John Card, from memory i will have to double check the measurement. but
Reg Taurus is 7 7/8ths in the front and 8 1/8th in the rear
ST Ford is 7 7/8ths in the front and 8 3/8th in the rear.....
while both seem to be the same in the front measurements the ST Ford has more flareing on the nose to grab a great deal more air for downforce in the front.... the measure,ents are from the locations of the front and rear wheels general location.
Thanks Rick for answereing the question but i will add... the best body depends on mounting ti the chasssis according which chassis you are running some chasssis like the body more forward or more back.... abd plus what you are looking for exactly performance wise.
01-24-2005, 04:20 PM
most guys in stock that have been fast were running a real aero eff. body..i think adam brown runs a D type bolink body...and talbot runs a dodge (protoform)also..whats the best aero body bandit makes?
01-24-2005, 09:22 PM
Also I think that the ST Taurus is a 1/4" longer in the rear vs. the reg. Ford. They are a little on the the thick side right now just be easy on the paint. If you need a little more rear bite, don't be affraid to move the wing back more than what you would normally run. It won't hurt you.
01-25-2005, 09:48 AM
i think that the st ford pushes to much air for stock from what i saw... i think the best bandit body for stock would be the monte carlo... im not sure if they have more then one type but the one i saw looked like it would work alright.
01-26-2005, 09:00 PM
One of the speed secrets to take downforce off the front end is the 5th body post that most races use in the front under the hood area can be raised to make the front end of the body round a bit (aka shovel effect). this makes the nose of the body round a bit to take some of the hard edges off to cut out some of the downforce off the front. I know several racrs who use to like the old Bolink "D" type body have tried the monte and the ST ford with this method and it has worked realy well for them.
Alot of which body works best depends on which chasis and how you set the car updepends on which body realy works best.
Some thing to keep in mind as far as tuning goes is that with a real race car the more font end nose weight or pressure does not always make a car turn better. It can make it push. Kind of like when they complain the longer they run the tighter their car be comes... reason ...as the fuel burns off weight leaves the rear and transfers to the front.
As the chassis of today for R/C have improved so much for tuneability this effect has realy begun to show on the r/c cars. We have found that the r/c chassis that turn hard prefer the HD monte... the ST ford put too much front end downforce and made the cars tight... (in mod and 19trn) . IN stock it hasn't been as large a factor due to the speeds and the limited amount of drag the ST Ford produces.
Hope this helps some...
01-31-2005, 07:21 PM
The ST Ford Taurus TQed and won this weekend setting the track record in stock in Greenville TN. Worked well on Adam's KSG !!!!! Keep up the great work and good luck at the birds.
02-01-2005, 05:53 PM
Great to hear Rick tell Adam congrats... Are you guys not heading to the birds?
02-01-2005, 07:59 PM
I will be running stock at the snowbirds.. I was thinking about trying the Short Track Ford Body. Any tips on mounting this body.. Thanks alot, Michael
02-02-2005, 09:24 PM
Leadfoot, what chassis are you running, and what wheel base?
02-02-2005, 10:22 PM
I'll be running the Hyperdrive 0700 car with the wheel base set at 10in. Thanks for your help, Michael
02-03-2005, 03:24 PM
From most of the guys i have talked to running that body with that car you want to run it with the front of the front tire even with the bend on the front dam of the car..... or basicly where the front dam starts to flatten out for the sides that should be the area that is even with the front of your tires. also mount the body where it is a bit higher in the rear compared to mounting the body flat. (trim line parralel with the chassis plate.) mount is as low as you want with out the front tires rubbing the body when compressed.
Thats the way i have seen it on several 700 chassis'.... but i also know Humpty Helms runs his a bit different so he might also offer a sugestion or two....
02-04-2005, 06:42 PM
Well good luck to everyone at the Snowbirds!!!! HEading down Sunday. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Billy @ Bandit
02-16-2005, 03:28 PM
Congrats to all the birds winners... and a great deal of thanks to all the drivers that used the Bandit bodies. Was great to see everyone there and help ot where we could...
stay tuned for some new things coming soon.....
02-16-2005, 03:47 PM
Billy what body are they using at Little Taldaga,I want to start getting stuff ready for Norrca Nats.
02-16-2005, 04:30 PM
Does bandit have a website ?If so what is it?
02-17-2005, 05:30 PM
17driver... i will check and see what some of the guys are using there and let you know... more than likely the Hd Monte to start...... but i will check and see to be sure. i haven't had a chance to go there yet so give me a day or two....
Not yet Shumacher.... soon hopefuly
02-17-2005, 05:39 PM
thanks Billy.You can email me with the info email@example.com
02-17-2005, 06:31 PM
17Driver. Bandit 04 hd Monte.at Talladega.
02-18-2005, 06:51 AM
Thanks for the info Slider!
02-20-2005, 01:32 PM
Looking to buy some bodies, any place on the web have 'em?
02-20-2005, 06:55 PM
02-20-2005, 07:16 PM
Beach, you can also send your local shop to MSA Dist, and ERI Distributing... they both have bodies in stock....
02-20-2005, 09:21 PM
Thanks Bandit For the awesome body, helped me win the
Roar Region1 Carpet Oval State Championship today:thumbsup:Stock class
02-21-2005, 03:52 PM
Nick congrats... if you can give us a little info on which body, chassis and how you mounted it..... that way others who are running them might get some helpful info.....
02-21-2005, 05:47 PM
I'm looking for info on bandits nitro oval pan car. I keep getting sent to gascar but no info on any nitro pan cars. I would like to see on first then the rules. Is there a website? I've tried google and just the Traxxas crap show up under "bandit". I'm getting frustrated
02-21-2005, 06:22 PM
Bandit Taurus BTP5000 on Hyperdrive Pro 2, this was for a banked track and did not want lots of down force, for the stock class. as for the mounting, from the front of
the fender flair to the center of the front axel is 1 1/2". and only a slight bit of rake back to front.
02-21-2005, 09:18 PM
Nick, you forgot about the "E" on the right hand side of the car.. Clearly a speed secret. Keeps 'em guessing!! :tongue:
02-21-2005, 09:57 PM
Hey guys, I read on here that bandit has the blue parts boxes? Are these the same that Bolink used to sell years ago??
02-22-2005, 11:47 AM
Beach, yes and no they are from the same company and we carry the same one they use to.. but we also offer a smaller one as well..... We are out of them at this point we can not keep those things in..... the last ones were sold at the birds and we have more on order......
Ken what kind of info would you like? We posted a couple picks on hobby talk a ways back i will see if i can locate them for you or try and post them again....
02-22-2005, 11:59 AM
Billy,what is the best meathod to cleaning and preaping the Bandit bodies before paint?
02-22-2005, 11:06 PM
I would like to see what one looks like. I want something run this summer on asphalt without brushes/armatures and $100 batteries. I had a Racetech and it was good for its time. But I've seen HD and KSG so far. What about the braking system etc. How much and where do I buy one if I like the car?
We have a real nice indoor asphalt track that is about 125 and flat as a pancake.
02-23-2005, 12:14 AM
Craig...windex or denatured alcahol is best. i think formula 409 works well to..
hold the body up to the light.. if you see smudges or finger prints, most lilley it is an oily residue...
02-23-2005, 12:47 AM
17driver, i always just use dish detergent. i just make sure it is rinsed real well. and i use a shamey cloth to wipe dry.... ( or any cloth that doesn't leave lint)
Ken i will make sure Kevin Andrews e-mails you with info on th gas cars he and Charlie work with those cars i'm realy out in left field when it comes to the gas cars.... AAA Model Supply use to sale them, but we are not sure of AAA's status any more. As far as price goes i will double check tomorrow and let you knwo i know Charlie up graded a couple things and there was a slight price change. i am still looking for the photos of the car also....
02-23-2005, 01:20 PM
I saw the small thumbnail pics but the detail wasn't there. If you or anybody else has bigger pics of the bandit nitro just e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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