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: 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 Tree16Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2014, 06:37 PM   #766
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 156
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

I am getting back into racing after a few years off (my last race vehicle was the original RC10T!) I will be racing at SDRC, and I have read that a 2wd buggy is the best vehicle to learn how to drive with, so I'm going with the B5 mm. Since I will need to buy absolutely everything you need to get started (ESC, radio w/receiver, servo, batteries, motor, tools, etc..), my question for you guys, now that you have seen the chassis layout, what would be your recommendations? (Price is not really an issue, more reliability) Also, I'm not concerned about upgrades, but when you are building a kit, is there anything that is usually replaced or upgraded? Thanks in advance.
thndrtygr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 06:48 PM   #767
Tech Prophet
 
Wildcat1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 16,994
Trader Rating: 81 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thndrtygr View Post
I am getting back into racing after a few years off (my last race vehicle was the original RC10T!) I will be racing at SDRC, and I have read that a 2wd buggy is the best vehicle to learn how to drive with, so I'm going with the B5 mm. Since I will need to buy absolutely everything you need to get started (ESC, radio w/receiver, servo, batteries, motor, tools, etc..), my question for you guys, now that you have seen the chassis layout, what would be your recommendations? (Price is not really an issue, more reliability) Also, I'm not concerned about upgrades, but when you are building a kit, is there anything that is usually replaced or upgraded? Thanks in advance.
welcome back. As stated before, the lunsford Ti turnbuckles are a must for me. those steel one on the car are crap and will tweak on your first day at the track. Aside from that, maybe an alum front pin brace and alum rear hexes. both are fairly cheap and easy to do. Tire? ask the locals at your track. Electronics? Well, that you will get 10000000 responses. since you dont seem to care abut cost, I will give you my list if I were to buy all new.

- MT4S radio (its not out yet, lol otherwise MT4)
- Reedy Black Box esc (also not out yet, lol. so i would say viper vtx10 or tekin rs gen2) both are small and well made with great tech support.
- Servo? Well the Protek 130ss is very fast with plenty of toque and Amain is really standing behind them for the warranty. I have a hitek 8360H that is also very good
- Battery? well, I dunno. No battery company I have tried is really all they say they are. But, of the ones I have tried, I would try the promatch 4500 80c for stock. turnigy shorties are ok also, but cheaply made.
- tool MIP 1.5mm and 2mm hex driver
- 5.5mm and 7mm nut drivers. AE is coming out with a nice short 5.5mm that will be great for the front shocks.

- transponder: get the mylaps hybid RC4, make sure its a hybrid.
__________________
Support: Team Associated | Reedy Motors & ESC's | Sanwa Radios | Avid | Proline Tires
Wildcat1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 07:33 PM   #768
Tech Master
 
13Maschine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,554
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via Skype™ to 13Maschine
Default

I see a lot of guys with Graphite side plates (Cavalieri) is this from the Centro kit or ?
__________________
SoCal R/C Privateer, find me at either OCRC or SCVRC!
My JUNSI POWERED Rides: Xray XB2 CE, Hot Bodies D413, Kyosho RB6, HobbyWing Xerun 3.1, Futaba 4PX, Futaba and MKS Servos, Speed Passion Hirosaka and HW V10 Powerplants!
First car Kyosho Pegasus and RC10CE! More than 25 years Racing! Happy to lend a helping hand. Just ask! :)
13Maschine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 07:37 PM   #769
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 156
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Thanks Wildcat, I really appreciate it. Bear Down!
thndrtygr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 08:23 PM   #770
Tech Prophet
 
Wildcat1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 16,994
Trader Rating: 81 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thndrtygr View Post
Thanks Wildcat, I really appreciate it. Bear Down!
np, I came back from a hiatus a couple years ago myself. its a lot to get caught up on. Oh, I forgot the motor.... most of the name brand ones are decent, but I really like the Reedy motors. And for a charger. if your going to use a power supply, get the Powerlab 6, if your looking for a really good AC/DC The hyperion 0720i inet3 ad is very good.
__________________
Support: Team Associated | Reedy Motors & ESC's | Sanwa Radios | Avid | Proline Tires
Wildcat1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 08:43 PM   #771
Tech Addict
 
BillPear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The O.C. 92646
Posts: 748
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to BillPear
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thndrtygr View Post
I am getting back into racing after a few years off (my last race vehicle was the original RC10T!) I will be racing at SDRC, and I have read that a 2wd buggy is the best vehicle to learn how to drive with, so I'm going with the B5 mm. Since I will need to buy absolutely everything you need to get started (ESC, radio w/receiver, servo, batteries, motor, tools, etc..), my question for you guys, now that you have seen the chassis layout, what would be your recommendations? (Price is not really an issue, more reliability) Also, I'm not concerned about upgrades, but when you are building a kit, is there anything that is usually replaced or upgraded? Thanks in advance.
I said it in a different thread earlier, buy the electronics that you can get support for locally. If only going to run 17.5, consider Schuur speed ESC/motor combo, Ron is always around to make things right.
BillPear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 10:15 PM   #772
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 156
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Thanks again, more great recommendations. One other question I had was should I run stock or modified? I assumed stock, because it's slower, and I guess that would be good for learning how to drive again. But I want to make sure I'm thinking about that correctly.
thndrtygr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 10:22 PM   #773
Tech Regular
 
T4 Razer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Socal
Posts: 441
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildcat1971 View Post
welcome back. As stated before, the lunsford Ti turnbuckles are a must for me. those steel one on the car are crap and will tweak on your first day at the track. Aside from that, maybe an alum front pin brace and alum rear hexes. both are fairly cheap and easy to do. Tire? ask the locals at your track. Electronics? Well, that you will get 10000000 responses. since you dont seem to care abut cost, I will give you my list if I were to buy all new.

- MT4S radio (its not out yet, lol otherwise MT4)
- Reedy Black Box esc (also not out yet, lol. so i would say viper vtx10 or tekin rs gen2) both are small and well made with great tech support.
- Servo? Well the Protek 130ss is very fast with plenty of toque and Amain is really standing behind them for the warranty. I have a hitek 8360H that is also very good
- Battery? well, I dunno. No battery company I have tried is really all they say they are. But, of the ones I have tried, I would try the promatch 4500 80c for stock. turnigy shorties are ok also, but cheaply made.
- tool MIP 1.5mm and 2mm hex driver
- 5.5mm and 7mm nut drivers. AE is coming out with a nice short 5.5mm that will be great for the front shocks.

- transponder: get the mylaps hybid RC4, make sure its a hybrid.
This Airtronics combo looks good:

http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...472-combo.html

From what I have been told, the esc dropped a friends motor temp 30-40 degrees coming from an LRP Flow. The rx will work with the current MT4 as well.

Im probably going to go this route on my B5
__________________
Mugen MBX6 Eco
AE B4.1
AE B44.2
MT4
MUGEN|CASTLE CREATIONS|AIRTRONICS|ASSOCIATED|TEKIN|TRINITY|OCRC RACEWAY
T4 Razer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 10:29 PM   #774
Tech Master
 
Cridd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 1,944
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Amain just added the esc but not the combo. It is a wait and see for me. Let me know how it goes, like the idea of changing esc setting on radio.
__________________
Chris
B6D / T5M / SC5M
Cridd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 10:39 PM   #775
Tech Regular
 
T4 Razer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Socal
Posts: 441
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cridd View Post
Amain just added the esc but not the combo. It is a wait and see for me. Let me know how it goes, like the idea of changing esc setting on radio.
My friend loves it compared to the flow. Everything stays cooler and he was able to add more timing in the motor for stock racing.
__________________
Mugen MBX6 Eco
AE B4.1
AE B44.2
MT4
MUGEN|CASTLE CREATIONS|AIRTRONICS|ASSOCIATED|TEKIN|TRINITY|OCRC RACEWAY
T4 Razer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 01:46 AM   #776
Tech Elite
 
Jake S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Erie PA
Posts: 4,607
Trader Rating: 66 (92%+)
Send a message via AIM to Jake S Send a message via MSN to Jake S
Default

wonder what going to a cf center chassis on the b5m would do, there is alot of talk about cf vs alu in the b44.2 thread lol
Jake S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 10:00 AM   #777
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: El Mirage, AZ, USA
Posts: 1,323
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cridd View Post
Amain just added the esc but not the combo. It is a wait and see for me. Let me know how it goes, like the idea of changing esc setting on radio.
What combo? I never heard Airtronics is making motors... 219 bucks for a ESC! Not sure what class your running in but you can get a Tekin RS spec 17.5 combo for under 200 bucks.
Bubonic-X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 10:04 AM   #778
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,231
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubonic-X View Post
What combo? I never heard Airtronics is making motors... 219 bucks for a ESC! Not sure what class your running in but you can get a Tekin RS spec 17.5 combo for under 200 bucks.
Combo with RX click link above.
chevmaro is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 10:05 AM   #779
Tech Prophet
 
Wildcat1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 16,994
Trader Rating: 81 (100%+)
Default

he was refering to the sanwa esc/receiver combo for built in telemetry. And the M12 can adjust its setting remotely from the transmitter. Nice, but the UI for it on the radio is about as good as the led cards with number mapped to a chart.
__________________
Support: Team Associated | Reedy Motors & ESC's | Sanwa Radios | Avid | Proline Tires
Wildcat1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 10:21 AM   #780
Tech Champion
 
Davidka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,894
Trader Rating: 76 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildcat1971 View Post
he was refering to the sanwa esc/receiver combo for built in telemetry. And the M12 can adjust its setting remotely from the transmitter. Nice, but the UI for it on the radio is about as good as the led cards with number mapped to a chart.
Making adjustments from the transmitter might open up tuning possibilities. Though I don't adjust my speed control often I'd like it if I could change drag brake settings and toggle reverse on and off (for un-marshalled practice) from the driver's stand. Really involved racers could do much more.

How much range do you get with blue tooth like the Speed Passion stuff has?
__________________
"I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's a bunny with a pancake on it's head."

In mind and body, we're all heading towards old age. It is slower to go by bike.
Davidka 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 10:53 PM.


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