R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

    Hide Wikipost
Old 03-09-2017, 12:23 AM   -   Wikipost
R/C Tech Forums Thread Wiki: Official Team Associated RC10 B5m Mid-Motor Thread
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been a member for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: RCBuddha
Quick link to the front page

First Page

Print Wikipost

Like Tree6Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-18-2016, 09:27 AM   #20506
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 29
Default New guy

I just bought a B5m. It is in very good condition, but it didn't come with any of the shims or additional pieces that a new kit comes with. Has anyone come across a place to buy these pieces in a package or do i need to order them seperately?
MisterLeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 10:06 AM   #20507
JAE
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,756
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

http://www.schelleracing.com/Schelle-Racing-Shop-By-Brand-Team-Associated/Schelle-Associated-B5-B5M-Products/Schelle-Aluminum-M3-Black-Ballstud-Washer-Set-SCH1209?limit=100



Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterLeon View Post
I just bought a B5m. It is in very good condition, but it didn't come with any of the shims or additional pieces that a new kit comes with. Has anyone come across a place to buy these pieces in a package or do i need to order them seperately?
JAE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 02:46 PM   #20508
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 11
Default

how does changing the shock offset cups affect the handling? The stock setup suggests the 5deg cups, but how would the others affect the handling?
Cousinwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 03:34 PM   #20509
Super Moderator
 
Matt Trimmings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 5,693
Trader Rating: 156 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cousinwilly View Post
how does changing the shock offset cups affect the handling? The stock setup suggests the 5deg cups, but how would the others affect the handling?
Not at all, they are not a tuning option. They are there to better achieve ride height in certain situations and / or take up slack when running different sized springs. AE produces 2 sizes of springs, front and rear. The larger 9mm cups are used primarily on the trucks, the 5mm on the buggy and the 0 offset on the buggy when trying to achieve a lower ride height.
__________________
Thanks to: JConcepts ~ Schelle ~ Kustom RC Graphics

#MakeRCTechGreatAgain
Matt Trimmings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 03:37 PM   #20510
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 290
Default

It was a good run, but I suppose it's time to move on. Zero complaints from the B5m, so kudos to AE for that. Was running the ACRC 3 gear laydown trans off of Shapeways and had no problems with it either.

__________________
Team Associated / Reedy / JConcepts / BoomRC
boucher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 05:35 PM   #20511
Tech Fanatic
 
tsair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 939
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phillip F View Post
sweet.... let us know how the B5M drives with the B6 diff gear.
4k (kit wt) seems about right, it's smooth but a little more vague. Especially if you turn it in your hands from forward to back, it's not as immediate.

No leaks, probably not faster than a ball diff on dirt, but works well for my buggy as an RTR for my kids.
__________________
Razor RC blog:
http://razorrcblog.blogspot.com
http://youtube.com/c/RazorRC
tsair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 09:03 PM   #20512
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 11
Default

i noticed the b6d has smaller rear shock bodies than the b5m, yet has the same shafts and ride height (minus the limiters). What effect does the smaller shock bodies have?
Cousinwilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2016, 03:24 AM   #20513
Tech Elite
 
eper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: new milford, CT.
Posts: 2,599
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cousinwilly View Post
i noticed the b6d has smaller rear shock bodies than the b5m, yet has the same shafts and ride height (minus the limiters). What effect does the smaller shock bodies have?
i believe that ae went with the smaller shock body on the 6 to get as much weight as they could as low as they could which is great for higher grip and higher corner speed. the bigger(longer) shock body is going to be easier to drive on bumpy tracks with bigger jumps. thats what i gather from it anyway
__________________
new milford ct,
WOLCOTT HOBBIES.. TEAM SCREAM..PRO-LINE RACING,,RC Truck Stop, and FTM grip
I CALL IT HOW I SEE IT!!!!!
eper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 09:54 PM   #20514
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: spring hill tn
Posts: 323
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

so i already know i'm way behind on trying out the 3 gear trans but after seeing my brother run his i'm gonna try it out. i'm also gonna try out the vrp pistons for the first time. looking forward to playing this weekend
mel_russ615 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2016, 07:17 PM   #20515
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: spring hill tn
Posts: 323
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

gotta say i dig the three gear transmission. i was looking through amain and i saw the schelle 0.5mm offset caster blocks. does anyone have these and what are your thoughts about them?

Last edited by mel_russ615; 07-26-2016 at 07:45 AM.
mel_russ615 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 07:26 AM   #20516
JAE
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,756
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default Wide turning radius

Picked up a 1 race day b5m lite for my 8yr old. Turning radius is wide. Tires were right. Checked kick up and its 25 degrees. added roll. Still seems like a wide arc. Anyone know if this is common? I have not built a b5m and would appreciate any tips. Thanks!
JAE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 07:39 AM   #20517
Tech Regular
 
DennisNyholm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 442
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAE View Post
Picked up a 1 race day b5m lite for my 8yr old. Turning radius is wide. Tires were right. Checked kick up and its 25 degrees. added roll. Still seems like a wide arc. Anyone know if this is common? I have not built a b5m and would appreciate any tips. Thanks!
Could it be something as simple as the epa on your transmitter? Or are you saying it is pushing?
DennisNyholm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 08:03 AM   #20518
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Harford Co. Maryland
Posts: 544
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAE View Post
Picked up a 1 race day b5m lite for my 8yr old. Turning radius is wide. Tires were right. Checked kick up and its 25 degrees. added roll. Still seems like a wide arc. Anyone know if this is common? I have not built a b5m and would appreciate any tips. Thanks!
Move the battery forward, Run a 3 gear trans, stiffer rear springs, check to make sure the previous owner didnt install steering stop screws
Scott R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 09:15 AM   #20519
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 346
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default shock shaft piston washer/perch

I have bent this M2.5 washer on the rear shock shaft "perch" a few times now (new one from Home Depot Racing shown here). By "bent" i mean the inner washer hole hogs out allowing the piston to drop to the bottom of the shock.

Question: does this have to do with the amount of limiters/ amount or droop ? or something else. thanks for any insight.

Official Team Associated RC10 B5m Mid-Motor Thread-screen-shot-2016-07-26-9.10.15-am.png

Last edited by hsp-sandiego; 07-26-2016 at 11:59 AM.
hsp-sandiego is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 10:32 AM   #20520
JAE
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,756
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

Did most this but will try the battery forward. Not something Ive seen others have to do with oher b5m lite's ive driven. Have white springs all the way around. Are there steering block shin adjustments or Ackerman adjustments on these? Thx all!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott R View Post
Move the battery forward, Run a 3 gear trans, stiffer rear springs, check to make sure the previous owner didnt install steering stop screws
JAE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:44 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net