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Old 02-05-2009, 03:25 PM   #8761
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Can anyone give me a website where i can get a Team Bomber Front Belt BD.
Ive checked everywhere and cant seem to get hold of one...

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Old 02-05-2009, 08:45 PM   #8762
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You guys talked about wet sanding the chassis before CAing it. What is the goal of the wet sanding? Are you rounding the edges of the chassis? I've had a few pan cars and sealed the edge of the chassis with CA but I never sanded anything.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:02 PM   #8763
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Can anyone give me a website where i can get a Team Bomber Front Belt BD.
Ive checked everywhere and cant seem to get hold of one...

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only place I have ever found it was RC Mart:

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-mr4...th=595_746_908

But they seem to be out of stock. Maybe they will come in soon?
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Initially it was just a strength thing -- to toughen up the carbon fiber chassis and towers. But if you wet sand prior to CAing, you can get a super smooth (almost glass-like) finish on the edges. Not certain it's any stronger but it absolutely looks more polished.

Get some wet-dry 220ish and sand it under some running water in the sink. I have seen people really bevel the edge, but I tend to just round it. Sand every edge on the chassis, battery slots, etc. under the running water. Keep sanding until it's really smooth. Then dry it with some paper towels. Then take some thin CA and put it on a plastic bag from some of your spare parts. Now take a Q-Tip and dip it in the CA puddle and put a layer on all the chassis edges. Some parts will soak CA up more than others. But you can usually get by with one thick or two thinner coats. Let it dry and the end result is shiny smooth edges. Try it!
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:56 PM   #8765
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hello,

this website gives full details for preparing the carbone fiber chassis and many other tips.

http://www.overrc.com/techniques/mon...cescarbone.htm

but in french.

or http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...rder=0&thold=0

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Old 02-06-2009, 04:45 AM   #8766
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I am running brushless 17.5 ( rubber )on asphalt, on a fairly large, track what is the best way to get the FDR of 3.5 -4.0, is it better to use the biggest spur within the range or go for smaller spur with largest pinion
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I am running brushless 17.5 ( rubber )on asphalt, on a fairly large, track what is the best way to get the FDR of 3.5 -4.0, is it better to use the biggest spur within the range or go for smaller spur with largest pinion
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I'm running 17.5 brushless as well and I'm using 69 or 72 spur depending on the track as far as pinion I used 35, 37, 39 and 41. Currently I have 37 pinion and 69 spur and my FDR is 3.72 I used novak 17.5 ss motor and GTB my motor would temp around 120-130 deg.F on a 50ft X 120 ft asphalt track.
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I'm running 17.5 brushless as well and I'm using 69 or 72 spur depending on the track as far as pinion I used 35, 37, 39 and 41. Currently I have 37 pinion and 69 spur and my FDR is 3.72 I used novak 17.5 ss motor and GTB my motor would temp around 120-130 deg.F on a 50ft X 120 ft asphalt track.
I also think you may want to consider the battery you are using too. If you are using any of the 40c packs out then you may want to drop a tooth or 2 on the pinion or you may thermal. I also run 64 pitch with a 100 spur gear and I am able to get 17.5, 13.5, and 10.5 motors and just change pionions.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:07 PM   #8769
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I undrstand the need to balance the weight of the car side = side, but is there a need to balance the car front = rear. Either way, what are some methods used to balance the car?
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what's up guys, i know a longer wheelbase is better for a stable car at high speed long striaght away tracks, and a short wheelbase car is good for short technickle tracks(sorry for the poor spelling).

but i thought of this for better stearing in low traction tracks? i don't know if I'm the only one who thought of this. but it maybe has been done. or apart of someones tunning setting... not sure.

but if you put spacer on the front hing pins of the front a-arms and then, put spacers on the front of the hing pins in the rear a-arms. meaning... making the rear longer then making the front end shorter... putting more weight on the front wheels giving you better, quicker stearing... would that work?

EDIT: quicker steering on carpet and faster responce? it might throw something off though. not sure.....

I've raced on a very dusty track before couldn't hold my lines at all.... but i think with this adjustment i could've gotten better steering....

someone correct me if my theory is wronge
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I undrstand the need to balance the weight of the car side = side, but is there a need to balance the car front = rear. Either way, what are some methods used to balance the car?
front to back is not as important as side to side if i had to choose i would want the rear heavier then the front but a completely neutral car is ideal i use 4 scales to dial it in within a couple of grams
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Can anyone give me a website where i can get a Team Bomber Front Belt BD.
Ive checked everywhere and cant seem to get hold of one...

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These are good guys....

http://demonpowerproducts.co.uk/adva...9403f965174f3a
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Is there a lipo tray for the TC5?
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Is there a lipo tray for the TC5?
There are several available for the well heeled... look back a couple of pages in this thread for the latest offering.
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I'm about 50% of the way through my TC5R build. I'm VERY impressed with the build quality. I've built XRays, AE, Losi, and Kyosho cars over the last MANY years and this ranks up there with the best of them. The kit has been a joy to put together. No hand fitting or any difficulties of any kind.
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