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Old 11-01-2011, 07:23 AM   #4411
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Who sells this diff putty and are there different viscosities/densities?
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:52 AM   #4412
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Who sells this diff putty and are there different viscosities/densities?
The putty I use is actually made for cleaning nitro cars. I use this:

Xceed Cleaning Gum

There are other companies that make the same product but I don't know if the 'viscosity' is the same.
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I am definately a newb with puddin putty (that sounds good doesn't it) in a diff....I'm used to laying the gears in there then putting the oil in the diff. case, revolving the gears to get the oil placed, then adding more... with putty what would be the best way to pack a diff case??

I'm sure my car will handle much better with running a diff in front, with putty, besides running my spool, but I have never tried it..
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It takes a bit more work than just filling like oil. I stretch it really thin and put pieces on the gears. Don't completely pack it tight right now. Add a dab of oil for lube, and reassemble/close the diff. Now, turn it over in your hand to work some of the putty in.

Open it back up, and add a bit more (small pieces at a time).... also add a dab of oil if needed. When it is nearly full, I like to run the car on the track for 2-3 minutes (not race speeds) to really get the putty worked in. One last time, open it up and "top it off"!


After a few good runs, if you open the diff it'll look like grey-colored slime. Color may vary slightly depending on the specific type of putty.

Hope this helps!!!
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:26 AM   #4415
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Thanks for the tips....I will try this out this upcoming weekend to see how it works out for me.
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This is my standard setup from which I start of at any circuit. I love the car balance in fast curves and the steering when accelerating out of a corner. For this setup make sure to have perfect 25% of weight on every tire (at least perfect symmetrical)!

Ok thanks mate. Going to try this next weekend!
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Thank you Rick for the Putty information. Easier to find that a 1 Million cst oil!!!!

But I have one question.

How do you fil the diff ?

By checking a level or a weight ? ( xx grams)

Thanks for your help.

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PS: In France the TC6 is the best price/performance balance.
The 417 is sold the double price of a TC6 !!!!!
But we don't have a top pilot able to do serious training and by the way do a A main.
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Thank you Rick for the Putty information. Easier to find that a 1 Million cst oil!!!!

But I have one question.

How do you fil the diff ?

By checking a level or a weight ? ( xx grams)

Thanks for your help.

Regards

PS: In France the TC6 is the best price/performance balance.
The 417 is sold the double price of a TC6 !!!!!
But we don't have a top pilot able to do serious training and by the way do a A main.
Good luck for the world preparation.

"I have a dream" / "Yes AE can"
You want the diff to be completely or nearly completely full. Otherwise the gears will push it out of the say and it won't do much if anything.

Start with the empty case and large bevel gear installed and fill the bottom of the case with putty equal to the top of the bevel gear. Then insert the small gears pushing them in so that they displace as much putty as possible.Then full in all the spaces with more putty and add some oil to coat the surface of the putty.

There should at this point be enough putty so that excess will squeeze out a little when you install the other case half with bevel gear installed. I try to squeeze out as much as possible before separating the halves again. Now the bevel gear will likely be stuck in the putty (which is OK). The oil prevents the putty from sticking and you end up with a makeshift mold. Remove the excess putty (or add more) and joins the case halves again.

You should be able to close the case and you are set. If you need to remove more putty you can.

After using it once, you may need to add more putty due to voids that were not filled during the initial process.

My idea is to use weight as the measurement on a setup sheet. Or at least so that two diffs can be made equal. The putty sticks to itself so you can pretty much remove all of it from a diff and transfer it to another. I did this after messing up an outdrive.

Above is how I fill the AE diff which is very strong. The Spec-R internals are a little more fragile so more care might be required. You are better off filling these a little at a time rather than overfilling them.

I agree the TC6 is a great car. The Worlds will be a great race and we expect a good result as all of our top drivers will be racing.
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PS: In France the TC6 is the best price/performance balance.
The 417 is sold the double price of a TC6 !!!!!
But we don't have a top pilot able to do serious training and by the way do a A main.
Good luck for the world preparation.

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Where are you racing Fred?
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Team Associated has been doing an outstanding job with grassroots marketing and track support with the TC6. The price point is reasonable and has been attracting off-road racers to the on-road tracks/classes. The car has made many good drivers better on a local level and great drivers US National Champions. Kevin H, Bob S, Sean C and Rick H have really been working hard over a period of time to develop the car/setup to be competitive at a world level here in North America. Glad to see it paying off. It really must be rewarding considering the TC6 project is being driven by such a small group of dedicated people. Smart design that allows less spares to be carried in your box and more $ to be carried in your pocket. Great job AE.
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Where are you racing Fred?
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Fred is racing near Lyon. We are always together at the french nationals.

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The thing I like about the TC6 and Team Associated in general: they don't design new cars every year or so, they just evolve them and make them slightly better every upgrade, thus keeping the costs low for the racers and you can still keep up with your "not so upgraded" car. I'm the kind of guy that likes the way Team Associated works, I run no other brand at the moment. (Ok, I have a X-Factory X6^, but that consists of AE parts too (based on a B4).)

Can't wait to fly with the TC6 next weekend
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Hi Olly,

Fred is racing near Lyon. We are always together at the french nationals.

Sebastien.
Salut Seb

Are you staying with TC6 for next year? Were they any racing in 10.5t? I know you did mod with Patrick (my pal just bought one of his chassis) and Alexandre (I got one of his for my son) I am hoping to run some of the nats rounds next year in 10.5t if we keep that category, we will see what the FVRC will come up with for 2012.

Maybe one day we might see you in Lyon or in Toulouse?

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Apparently these parts in in the building. They should be on their way to distributors next week
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