View Full Version : Cyclone 27T Carpet Setup - Help Please

Chris Green
31-05-2007, 01:45 PM

I ran my cyclone for the first time yesterday evening, at the Worcester Club.

The setup was...

Blue Rear Springs
Pink Fronts

Standard Shock pistons, 2 hole
35wt rear
45wt front
1mm camber all round (approx!)
front toe - 0º
rear toe - 3º
ackerman 4mm
No Anti-Roll Bars

Fixed centre pully

front one way pulley

ride height 6mm
1mm spacers under pivot blocks to lower roll centres

I was pretty impressed with the handling. I have never driven a car with a one-way before, it took some getting used to, but the on-power steering was excellent.

I would have liked a little more off power steering, when entering hairpins etc. I was wondering if I should try the centre one way too perhaps?

Should I use the rollbars in 27t indoors?

does anyone have any advice on what I could change for an indoor setup?



Matt Pocknell
31-05-2007, 01:56 PM
That setup looks pretty good tbh, similar to mine on carpet. Although I notice you are using 2 degrees rear toe?

I dont run rollbars indoors with a stock motor.

The one-way centre would give more overall steering, so might be worth trying.


Chris Green
31-05-2007, 02:07 PM
Sorry, I am using 3º rear toe, as per the kit.

Thanks for the reply Matt

31-05-2007, 04:32 PM

Try the 1.5' front toe block instead of the kit 2.5'(?) block.

Also, purchase the Tamiya 3 x 1.1mm holed pistons and swap them for the kit pistons.

Dont need rollbars fella.

I suffered from a lack of front end grip offpower and it seemed to sort itself out with the 1.5' front end. I never ran a center one way though (TBH..ive NEVER run a center oneway though).

31-05-2007, 04:34 PM
You may also find that 45wt oil with the std 2 hole piston might detract the initial weight transfer off power....

Try the Tamiya pistons...see how it fairs :)

05-06-2007, 12:04 AM
ALways use rollbars indoors on a tight track, i used to think i didnt need them but when i didnt use them it made the car unsatble and twitchy.

Worcester is very tight and you need limited lean or the car will be very unstable, Try 3 hole pistons and lower the ride hieght abit.

Adjust the droop so when you break the car dives more. Adjust role centre to give abit more dive if required. Also try a spool in worcester!

But sadly my cyclone has now finished its racing year and ive now moved onto a xray t2' 007 EU kit.

Chris Green
06-06-2007, 10:22 AM
Cheers Matt. I’ve put the silver roll bars on to try out tonight.

I might try a centre one way tonight too, depending on how it goes in the first 2 heats.

I can't really try a spool just yet. I've got a spool, but I am only running standard version 1 driveshafts, so they wouldn't last too long.


Matt Pocknell
06-06-2007, 11:27 AM
This is the setup I always start with on Carpet, even with a stock motor.

Give it a go (http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=191010)


Stew Noble
07-06-2007, 08:48 AM
Mazdaspeed body also works ace on that above setup, infact i much preferred it