Where I normally drive my 1/8 Inferno ST, lately I have been driving the Mini-Inferno 09 at each outing.
This is where is I usually drive.
As I expected, conditions in place No.4 were difficult for the 09.
- A car park that is big enough and with almost no people around (with some small stones and sand).
- Almost completely flat (like a sports field).
- A car park that is big enough and with almost no people around (a nearly no stones or sand).
- Grassy field that would give even a 1/8 stadium truck’s suspension a workout. (Uncut grass)
Too many ups and downs caused the machine to bounce around.
The 09 engine runs terrific and produces great speed so I think it would be most competitive on a flat track.
Tires are starting to wear down…
Standard tires use a soft compound so they wear quickly in my driving environment.
So I changed the wheel hub so I could attach some 1/10 touring car tires.
I had to shave the inner wheel, but this solved my tire cost problem.
Driving like there’s no tomorrow
The group of people that I drive with each use different cars.
But we never miss a chance for a race so we built a race layout using markers and inverted pot plants.
I've been discussing and driving the 09 with a group of friends. On the official release date, one of these guys raced to the shop to get one for himself.
Still more driving
We all used to race different machines, but now some others are driving the same car. Nowhere to hide if I lose!
So I changed the setup of my Mini-Inferno 09 to an ST (suspension unit).
Installing the ST suspension unit on the Mini-Inferno 09 produced even better surface tracing and absolutely spectacular performance.
Adjustments to air/fuel mixture, servo throw range, shock oil composition, spring tension, tire selection and suspension arm length produced the difference to the other Mini-Inferno 09's.
We could build a simple race layout in a relatively small area for some great racing fun.
When I was thinking about buying an R/C car in this class, this is exactly what I hoping for.
Now I’m thinking about what I’m going to do next, when I have the time.
It seems I can continue to enjoy R/C for some time to come.