Let ´s see where that will lead? - For sure to a better setup for the gyro assisted chassis and more skills at the remote. :D
To be able to transfer the setup and spare parts I chose another Yokomo MR4-TC chassis. This time in silver.
The approach for the setup is the following: Without the gyro the chassis must be so inert, that my reaction time is sufficient to catch the chassis on switchbacks and keep it mid drift without a lot of shaking.
Additional weight and a good weight balance are key. Weight in the center of the chassis doesn ´t seem to have much of an (positive) effect on the handling. For that reason I mounted the battery behind the rear axle and added 240gramm of weight mounted on the body posts.
On and inside the bumper and inside the front diff case about 500gram of additional weights are placed.
Integrating the weights nicely into the chassis will be the biggest challenge at some point, I believe. ^^
Apart from that the setup is pretty similar to that of my gyro supported MR4 chassis. Except for the springs, that had to be much harder, due to the extra weight.
Here are two photos of the current setup. .... and a short video of todays testsession.