R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-16-2009, 06:23 PM   #9061
Tech Regular
 
B-DAWG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Orleans,LA
Posts: 262
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Thanks for help guys, I got my parts on the way and I also picked up a Manutech lipo weight. So I hope I can get it all balanced out and set-up for this weekend
__________________
Spektrum DX3R
Revo - RB Mods OS .18 TZ
RC8 - RB Mods OS .21 Vspec
Mugen MTX4R - OS speed .12 TZ
TC5 - Mamba Max 5700Kv
B-DAWG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 10:33 PM   #9062
Tech Regular
 
Team STPN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Roseville, Cal
Posts: 319
Default

Any suggestions on balancing the chassis???
Team STPN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 11:27 PM   #9063
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lexington, Ky
Posts: 763
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Default

I am looking for a tc5R if anyone has one for sale. I prefer one that has been ran indoor only as well. I also posted in the wanted section as well in case you ask. Email me with what you got at bmcallister01@aol.com
bmcallister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 03:18 AM   #9064
Tech Master
 
mr crum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: tampa florida 813
Posts: 1,591
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to mr crum
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Team STPN View Post
Any suggestions on balancing the chassis???
if u have a harbour freight where u live by some pocket scales when i bought them they were 13 dollars a piece they work great and they dial the car in something fierce
__________________
SPEED PASSION TEAM DRIVER
ADAB RACING FACTORY PILOT
WWW.ADRENALINERACEWAY.COM
FL INDOOR R/C COMPLEX
TEAM B.R. RACING
mr crum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 04:03 AM   #9065
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hobart TAS Australia
Posts: 1,037
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LATC3 View Post
what do ya mean?
just wondering if there is a new version in the pipeline , I currently run 2 of them with some good success but things do tend to wear out so would like to know what team associated have planned next , they dont seem to concerned with Touring cars at the moment
__________________
Team Awesomatix
R1 Wurks
RC Maker.com
Southern Tasmania Model Car Club
lethallee69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 05:51 AM   #9066
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 63
Default Gearing

I need some help on were to start with pinion and spur gear. TC5, Tekin RS speed control, 17.5, Foam tires, 64 pitch gears and small to medium track.

Thanks
Lugnutz1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 08:39 AM   #9067
Super Moderator
 
Kraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sun Prairie, WI
Posts: 6,365
Trader Rating: 71 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lethallee69 View Post
just wondering if there is a new version in the pipeline , I currently run 2 of them with some good success but things do tend to wear out so would like to know what team associated have planned next , they dont seem to concerned with Touring cars at the moment
I am guessing here because manufacturer's tend to keep to themselves about their product life cycles. However, I don't see them changing the 5 anytime soon. Keep an eye on RC50.com for pictures from the Nationals this weekend. The A-Team will be there so there will most likely be pictures posted if Nash can get them.
__________________
There is great need for a sarcasm font.

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

Sometimes I post just to look at my avatar.
Kraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 08:49 AM   #9068
Tech Champion
 
STLNLST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 8,844
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Team STPN View Post
Any suggestions on balancing the chassis???

I have some chassis balancing tools if you need them. They work for left to right balancing but not front to back. Balancing is only one of your problems Better get Mo on the phone and get dialed in
STLNLST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 09:26 AM   #9069
Tech Addict
 
speedsterblade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: TN
Posts: 690
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by STLNLST View Post
I have some chassis balancing tools if you need them. They work for left to right balancing but not front to back. Balancing is only one of your problems Better get Mo on the phone and get dialed in
Can't you use the holes in the center of the shock towers to string it up and get her balanced? I'm still determine what packs to urn & where to lead it up and haven't tried that myself..but thought that is the purpose of those holes...

also I hear you can use a board w/ nails if the bottom of the chassis has centered holes.
__________________
______________________________
#47 MoneyShot Racing
www.nashrcracer.com
http://thunder.rc50.com/
SMC - Customer Service 2nd to None! (thanks Dan!!)
speedsterblade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 09:32 AM   #9070
Tech Elite
 
trdsupra88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southwest
Posts: 2,531
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to trdsupra88
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedsterblade View Post
Can't you use the holes in the center of the shock towers to string it up and get her balanced? I'm still determine what packs to urn & where to lead it up and haven't tried that myself..but thought that is the purpose of those holes...

also I hear you can use a board w/ nails if the bottom of the chassis has centered holes.
Using 4 scales gets it from side-to-side as well as front to back...I attempted to use the two holes on the bottom but it is a pain in the ass...
__________________
I cut my own hair ☆
trdsupra88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 09:37 AM   #9071
Tech Champion
 
STLNLST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 8,844
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedsterblade View Post
Can't you use the holes in the center of the shock towers to string it up and get her balanced? I'm still determine what packs to urn & where to lead it up and haven't tried that myself..but thought that is the purpose of those holes...

also I hear you can use a board w/ nails if the bottom of the chassis has centered holes.

You can use the shock tower method as wellas the balancing balls. The scales would be the way to go to get front and back as well as side to side.
STLNLST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 08:27 PM   #9072
Tech Regular
 
Team STPN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Roseville, Cal
Posts: 319
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by STLNLST View Post
I have some chassis balancing tools if you need them. They work for left to right balancing but not front to back. Balancing is only one of your problems Better get Mo on the phone and get dialed in
Team STPN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2009, 07:33 AM   #9073
Tech Addict
 
speedsterblade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: TN
Posts: 690
Default

Quiz for the setup Guru's.... What would you change on Keven's setup if you had 1/2 the grip of the snowbirds track? The local's that went to the birds said our track is about 1/2 the grip of the birds... What would you change and why? OR do you really have to see what the car is doing to make a call on what to change?

I'm trying to learn as much as I can about setups. I've been running this setup except I haven't gotten to the Arm mounts changes & running AE springs & pistions, I'm still running the Foam kit setting for the arm mounts (2's both front arms, 3's both rear arms. I like the setup much better than the Foam kit setup so far but haven't got to run it much.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Keven H View Post
Here is the latest setup I have been running for 13.5 or 10.5 ! It is the one I used at Snowbirds !

Front :
ride height : 4.2
camber :1.5
caster :6
Toe : 1 out
hex spacing .5mm
wheelbase : 1mm
steering link : 2B
Bumpsteer : 3mm (silver ballstud )

Shock position : 2A
Camber link : 3
Arm mounts Both 3A
2.5mm for arm mount shim
1.5mm uptravel
black rollbar
60 weight oil
#3 piston
xray 28lbs spring

Thick Grease in front diff
A3 belt tension (midlow)

REAR :
ride height : 4.2
camber :2.5
1 deg Hub
Toe : ~2.75 deg
hex spacing .75mm
wheelbase : 2mm

Shock position : 2B
Camber link : 3A
Arm mounts Both 2A
1mm for arm mount shim front
2.5mm for arm mount shim rear
1.5mm uptravel
black rollbar
30 weight oil
#57 piston
xray 17lbs spring (white)
B15 for belt tention (lowest)

Parma Magenta Tires (new compound)
56.4mm
protoform r9 body

hope you guys like it !!!
__________________
______________________________
#47 MoneyShot Racing
www.nashrcracer.com
http://thunder.rc50.com/
SMC - Customer Service 2nd to None! (thanks Dan!!)
speedsterblade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2009, 08:40 AM   #9074
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: awahtukee, AZ
Posts: 1,433
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

hey speedster.....that setup will be good on just about any bite carpet..you can try taking off the rear sway bar..kevin is a set up guru..he helped me a lot at the snowbirds...and i have ran that setup just about everywhere since..you wont be dissapointed with it...
__________________
.....rayzerdesigns.....www.jconcepts.net...
i am cornholio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2009, 09:17 AM   #9075
Tech Addict
 
speedsterblade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: TN
Posts: 690
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by i am cornholio View Post
hey speedster.....that setup will be good on just about any bite carpet..you can try taking off the rear sway bar..kevin is a set up guru..he helped me a lot at the snowbirds...and i have ran that setup just about everywhere since..you wont be dissapointed with it...
Thanks for the input!

I like the feel of it...but the rear gets loose on me on the 2nd half of a run. With my limited rug & setup experience (in 3rd season racing) I don't have much to compare it to except what my old tc4ft felt like...I eventually got it dialed for my track but that is my only reference for foam TC.

I did run withOUT any rear sway bar but was running sliver bar up front at the time...on the slow tighter turns the rear tires would lift -late entry to mid corner...adding the rear swaybar back help keep the chassis more level and rears planted. still have the loose 2nd half of a run problem...

Another thing I tried was using .5 degree hubs...I had to cause I broke a 1 degree and didn't have any 1 spares at the time. I'm back on 1 degree now. I prefer less rear toe for higher corner speeds but definitely didn't help my car getting loose later in a run!

the common tire for my track (ThunderRC/nashville) jaco double pinks. I run them on all corners and dope w/ paragon the fronts 1/4 or less and rears full.
__________________
______________________________
#47 MoneyShot Racing
www.nashrcracer.com
http://thunder.rc50.com/
SMC - Customer Service 2nd to None! (thanks Dan!!)
speedsterblade is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Team Losi XXXS G+ with parts!! Team Orion V2 Hitec 5625 cola R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 9 06-18-2008 07:11 PM
BATTERIES - Team Orion 4200 SHO Team Cells (6 cell) packs................... For Sale 2-Bad Australia For Sale/Trade 0 03-21-2008 01:16 AM
New Items for Sale Tamiya F103gt Chassis Kit, Team Much More CTX-D, Novak, Team Orion Tsquare R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 14 04-17-2007 07:29 PM
>>> BRAND STINKING NEW NEVER RAN TEAM JAMMIN FACTORY TEAM FTE RACING BUGGY <<<< mach51 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 5 01-25-2007 08:13 PM
F/S Team Associated Factory Team RC18T with Mamba Comp X Brushless and Extras ZeroCool101 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 7 01-07-2006 12:54 PM



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 10:39 AM.


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