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  • Thats cool. are you going to market?
  • Me? No.

    However, search my name in the classifieds for other B6 lightweight stuff.
  • Anyone know the relative "thickness" of the various B6 wheels? I'm trying to adapt some wheels for another Tamiya buggy project.

    I'm not sure of the term, but I'm basically talking about the thickness of the wheel where the stub axle goes through -- I noticed AE wheels are thinnish and thus allow more of the wheel nut to thread onto the axle, while DE Racing wheels are thicker and AKA wheels are super thick (2.4") and have barely any threads showing after mounting.

    Anyone know if the Jconcepts or even some of the other manufacturers (TLR, Kyosho, etc.) use thinner wheels?
  • What is a good double sided tape to get? I used the strip of AE supplied tape from my recent build of a B44.3 kit for mounting electronics in the B44.3 with Schelle Chassis and B5M FL and the electronics were basically coming off the chassis before racing.


    My B6 has the same stuff.


    Want something that will let you peel away but strong hold too. 3M? Something I can get like at Home Depot or Lowes?
  • Quote: What is a good double sided tape to get? I used the strip of AE supplied tape from my recent build of a B44.3 kit for mounting electronics in the B44.3 with Schelle Chassis and B5M FL and the electronics were basically coming off the chassis before racing.


    My B6 has the same stuff.


    Want something that will let you peel away but strong hold too. 3M? Something I can get like at Home Depot or Lowes?
    I use 3mm clear VHB mounting tape for my electronics (receiver/esc) and I use the 3m 30 lbs black for fans, switches and transponders.


    no mater what you use, should clean both surfaces and avoid touch the tape with your finger tips, as the oils/dirt on your hands will lessen the effect of the tape
  • Quote: What is a good double sided tape to get? I used the strip of AE supplied tape from my recent build of a B44.3 kit for mounting electronics in the B44.3 with Schelle Chassis and B5M FL and the electronics were basically coming off the chassis before racing.


    My B6 has the same stuff.


    Want something that will let you peel away but strong hold too. 3M? Something I can get like at Home Depot or Lowes?
    http://www.truevalue.com//catalog/pr...FUuSfgodu-gM3A
  • I cleaned the chassis and bottom of the item to mount with AC Delco Non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner first, then Rubbing Alcohol 70%. Just these chassis' have a finish on them too with the Anodizing jobs that make them either super smooth (Schelle) or slippery like the way the chassis are fine sand blasted or shot peened (Associated) like before anodizing.


    On Carbon touring car chassis it sticks better.


    Thanks for the suggestions.
  • Quote: I cleaned the chassis and bottom of the item to mount with AC Delco Non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner first, then Rubbing Alcohol 70%. Just these chassis' have a finish on them too with the Anodizing jobs that make them either super smooth (Schelle) or slippery like the way the chassis are fine sand blasted or shot peened (Associated) like before anodizing.


    On Carbon touring car chassis it sticks better.


    Thanks for the suggestions.
    the stuff I mension works good, but if you do as I said, then use a heat gun to warm the tape and the chassis, it work even better as it opens the pours and makes it more pliable. I only use rubbing alcohol to clean the surfaces, no other chemicals.
  • Oh and I do have this Apex Clear tape I bought from them on ebay and I am not sure on this as it is not tacky whatsoever on the surface and mounting electronics completely did not work on the carbon chassis. It is super sticky on the edge when it is sitting in the zip lock bag or on its side on the kitchen counter or something.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apex-RC-Prod...wAAOSwKrhVce5j
  • it is similar to the 3m clear. clean both surfaces with alcohol, apply the tape to the esc/receiver (make sure you dont touch the stickypart with your fingers. gently peal off the backing with an xacto....not your fingers. then use a heat gun to warm the tape and the spot you wish to stick it. press it down firmly and hold it for 30 seconds. then let it cure over night. I find that many of these tapes require an over night cure to get the most out of them. when ever I try to apply tape in a dusty environment, I find it is vastly less effective. you want everything as clean as you can. even your hands, in case you touch it. I use the alcohol to clean my fingers also.
  • I use this 3M tape below. I've found the "outdoor" stuff is ridiculously strong and hard to remove. This type sticks really well but also peels off when you need it too. I use it for all kinds of stuff and the 16' roll lasts forever.

    https://www.amazon.com/3M-03614-Scot...e+double+sided
  • My son had his first race day with his new B6 yesterday. I have to say he turned much better laps with his old B5m. I know this is par for the course on a brand new car and we worked on the b5m setup for a long time but one this that is bugging me is the ride height. On our indoor carpet track most run 17mm F/R ride height. I can barely get the B6 to 18mm. The main symptom with higher RH is traction rolling. Im sure I can tune it out with other adjustments like maybe roll center or maybe the sway bars will help once they ship.

    He was a disappointed because his old B5m we sold was hooked up for the new owner.
  • Quote: My son had his first race day with his new B6 yesterday. I have to say he turned much better laps with his old B5m. I know this is par for the course on a brand new car and we worked on the b5m setup for a long time but one this that is bugging me is the ride height. On our indoor carpet track most run 17mm F/R ride height. I can barely get the B6 to 18mm. The main symptom with higher RH is traction rolling. Im sure I can tune it out with other adjustments like maybe roll center or maybe the sway bars will help once they ship.

    He was a disappointed because his old B5m we sold was hooked up for the new owner.
    Run the shorter spring cups to lower the car more.
  • I have the 0 offset cups in the rear and the 5 in the front, I'm not sure the 0 will work in the front without binding against the arm.
  • Quote: My son had his first race day with his new B6 yesterday. I have to say he turned much better laps with his old B5m. I know this is par for the course on a brand new car and we worked on the b5m setup for a long time but one this that is bugging me is the ride height. On our indoor carpet track most run 17mm F/R ride height. I can barely get the B6 to 18mm. The main symptom with higher RH is traction rolling. Im sure I can tune it out with other adjustments like maybe roll center or maybe the sway bars will help once they ship.

    He was a disappointed because his old B5m we sold was hooked up for the new owner.

    Did you bleed the shocks for zero rebound? Also is the +3 hub instert down? I have no problems getting to 16mm on my b6. If you can't figure it out I'll be more then glad to give it a good look over at the next race. Also follow Ryan cavs eos setup for baseline. http://site.petitrc.com/setup/associ...gring20160429/