|The Yuntong Lipo Stick Pack, Notice i couldnt use the original stick pack holders, cause they wouldnt fit, so i used double sided tape.|
I had my spirits up high, and wanted to join MNC race in 2008, i placed myself in the race, a day before the race, i went for a practice session at titiwangsa, everyone was there, unfortunately my Alcyon II handled horribly, i was using the TRF shocks again. The car didnt have any traction, and it pitched side to side and front to back too easily. I tried and tried but couldnt get the car to handle, even with the front ball diff, thats when i decide to pull out of the race. A newbie friend of mine was there with his Yokomo BD, which i help him set up. It was planted, and i was thinking to myself is this then end of the line for the Alcyon II ? Again after a few months later, i quit TC again, and left my car laying around somewhere. At the time, the LRP ESC had more puch and top speed, and everyone was getting rid of their SP 1.1, again sensing being outclassed equipment wise, now owning a worthless ESC, i decided to call it quits. My friend OSA stayed on, and bought a new ORCA Vitra ESC which had new upgradable firmware, it was even faster than the LRP. That was the beginning of the software boost and turbo wars between ESCs, and i was sick of it, every few months a new ESC would come out in the market rendering your old one useless, as the new one has more punch and top speed.
I embarrased myself at rctech forums. I was trying to suggest to keep the cost of racing down, but instead got lambasted by the go all out racers who want to be world class. Being world class is ok, but you gotta spen world class money too. I really put aside my Alcyon II and was pissed at everything, and couldnt get my car to handle well.