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Old 01-31-2016, 08:28 PM   #18091
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Huh that's strange. Their website shows a "gear diff supplement" manual for the CE so I assumed it came with both but I guess not.
Mine came with only a ball diff.
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Guess my scale is a bit off. Threw my box stock FL on there with a Turnigy 4200 mah shorty and it came up at 1460. Futaba 9550, hobbywing quicrun combo.
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Bought a used B5M after 25 years out of RC. I am very happy with the car, but I have an issue that the car does wheelie when I get on the throttle hard (driving on high grip carpet). I have tried to adjust the VTS slipper, but so far I haven't been able to find the sweet spot.
The car has a Reedy 6.5T Modified Motor. Is the motor too powerful for the car or should I be able to avoid wheelie by more adjustments? Or is wheelie normal and I just need to work on my trigger finger?
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Bought a used B5M after 25 years out of RC. I am very happy with the car, but I have an issue that the car does wheelie when I get on the throttle hard (driving on high grip carpet). I have tried to adjust the VTS slipper, but so far I haven't been able to find the sweet spot.
The car has a Reedy 6.5T Modified Motor. Is the motor too powerful for the car or should I be able to avoid wheelie by more adjustments? Or is wheelie normal and I just need to work on my trigger finger?
The best course of action will be a more gradual trigger finger, but yes, you can try loosening the slipper more, but dont go to an extreme and melt it haha. If you have the ability to adjust your ESC settings, you can tone down the punch level. You can also increase the EPA on your radio and/or lower the endpoint, though the former will not help any if you just punch it from a dead stop or slow 180.
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Guess my scale is a bit off. Threw my box stock FL on there with a Turnigy 4200 mah shorty and it came up at 1460. Futaba 9550, hobbywing quicrun combo.
Your scale is not off. My FL weighs 1450 gram. Sanwa wrx, Sanwa vortex, turnigy 4200.
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I got a b5mce last wed night built it thursday and raced it saturday on a track i never seen or raced on before and this car was so good ot blew my mind. So i just wanted to share some pics of my new favorite rc car that i like to call b5sexy
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:13 AM   #18097
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Your scale is not off. My FL weighs 1450 gram. Sanwa wrx, Sanwa vortex, turnigy 4200.
Good to know. Seems I need to add about 40 grams to it to get in spec then.
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I need to get a scale, what do you guys use?
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I got a super cheap one at wal-mart. seems to work fine or me.
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Yeah, I got a cheap one from Harbor freight.

http://m.harborfreight.com/digital-scale-95364.html
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Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004164SRA..._8O4RwbSGJ906T

This is the one I use. Cheap and accurate. And for off road vehicles I just put the scale on a book or something sturdy. So the wheels don't touch
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:48 AM   #18102
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How long should the front castor blocks last? I bought a Lite about 3 months ago and have put maybe 35 packs through it. I check my set up pretty often and noticed front camber has been "off" a lot recently. Noticed yesterday the steering blocks rock back and forth and the top and bottom bushings are loose in the castor block.

So is this a wear part? Also noticed they offer a "hard" replacement - maybe this might be tighter?

Already did the set screw mod and shimmed the hinge pins btw.

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Bruce,
I THINK what you may want to do next time is glue your trailing axles into the hubs. Just a very small dab of ca glue and make sure none touches the bearings. Google "glue trail axles b5m" for better info. Take my advice lightly - still learning.
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Thanks for the scale tips, I'll have to check harbor frieght and see what I can find next outing.
Just got done building my turnbuckles, how are u dealing with how tight the cups and balls are? Seem way to tight to me and I squeezed the cups but it's not good enough and it's leaving marks on my new toy..
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Thanks for the scale tips, I'll have to check harbor frieght and see what I can find next outing.
Just got done building my turnbuckles, how are u dealing with how tight the cups and balls are? Seem way to tight to me and I squeezed the cups but it's not good enough and it's leaving marks on my new toy..
Snap them on upside down, remove them, then install the correct way. That was enough to free mine up
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