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Old 06-10-2014, 06:52 AM   #556
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Hey all,

I'm thinking about setting one of these as a drifter, and was considering switching over the stock suspension arms / uprights to the TA06 versions from the TC model.

So just wondering what do you think was the main reasons Tamiya used the TA06 suspension on the TC version? I'm particularly interested as to whether you think it improves steering angle.

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Hey all,

I'm thinking about setting one of these as a drifter, and was considering switching over the stock suspension arms / uprights to the TA06 versions from the TC model.

So just wondering what do you think was the main reasons Tamiya used the TA06 suspension on the TC version? I'm particularly interested as to whether you think it improves steering angle.

Cheers,
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The difference is basically suspension geometry for on-road versus rallye / off road. The XV01 rallye has more caster whereas the TC has less. The XV01 suspension mounts are also narrower and sit higher where as the TC is lower and wider.

You will be able to get it to drift either way. The lack of weigh on the rear end makes it easy for drifting.
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Hi, did Tamiya come out with carbon re-enforced A parts yet - I can't seem to find them on searches or in the usual shops. Thanks.
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someone wants to cut out the shapes of the new towers, and make a spreadsheet to PDF?
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what kind of battery are you running in your XV-01s?

I tried out a stickpack with 90° Plugs, but it was quite difficult to close the Battery department and had to trie out three different batteries to find one with the right distance between the plugs
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I've been running 2S hard packs from SPC. Not ideal, but with some pressure you can squeeze the wires in. I haven't really bothered finding a better solution, honestly.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:03 PM   #562
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I use hard case flat packs with these connectors

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000248613&I=LXCPEF&P=K
Solder the wire flat and and file down to make it low in profile. Works pretty well.

Otherwise your next best bet would be a battery pack that has wires coming out the side instead of top
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I use hard case flat packs with these connectors

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...3&I=LXCPEF&P=K
Solder the wire flat and and file down to make it low in profile. Works pretty well.

Otherwise your next best bet would be a battery pack that has wires coming out the side instead of top
Thank you!

I will Order some of These connectors in a couple of weeks.
My Brother uses them in his ta-05 and he is an Genius in Sonderling wires & connectors.

BTW: I would love to post some pictures of my XV-01 even though it's almost stock.
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someone wants to cut out the shapes of the new towers, and make a spreadsheet to PDF?
Good call, I would love to have it too!
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:21 AM   #565
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Hi Guys,

This is my first kit and i got the long damper spec version, fully stock except with the addition of a slipper clutch.

What tyres do you guys recommend to run this on basket ball courts?

I threw in a Castle Creations Sidewinder 3 Waterproof ESC with Motor (NC1406-5700KV) bought off amazon and ran if off a 2S lipo.

This thing is a beast but unfortunately the bundles tyres are not gripping well.

One more thing, i notice the car tends to sway towards the batter side. pulling the car to the left. is this normal?
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:50 AM   #566
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For basketball courts I would get HPI X Patterns.
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=4815

Electronics usually weight a little more than LiPo batteries.. so pulling to battery side is a bit odd..

I would check your camber settings first to make sure they're even on both sides. Also check your shock lengths.. to make sure they are all even.
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Yeah, HPI X-Patterns should work well. If you want real grip, treat them with Paragon black can, especially since they're hard/slick when new: http://www.amain.com/Paragon-8-oz-Gr...ompound/p10728
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Thanks for the recommendation!

Will check my settings too. hopefully its just a case of heavy battery.
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Here´s my latest update:








Its a 3mm pure carbon fiber plate. Its still WIP, I thought it would be a bit more rigid, but there´s some flex that I need to get rid off. I´m still thinking of some way that I can make a proper double deck. The main problem is that I can´t find anywhere these metal screwable shafts to support it.

The main problem was to get the steering properly. Those two blue metal shafts that come with the kit and supports the steering bearings, they´re too short and I had to create a carbon part, made with 3x3mm strips glued together to serve as a lower support.

I´m still looking for these blue metal shafts (I don´t really know what they´re called!), like the picture below, if someone knows where to get them from, Id be very grateful:


One more question: I´m looking for a dremel bit to make this kind of flat head screws´ countersink holes. Does anybody have a link for it?
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:25 AM   #570
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Take a look at the TRF801X manual. It uses 4 of those for the radio tray. 3 of them are the same length and the 4th one is slightly shorter. They're also in blue!
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