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Old 02-01-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Team Associated talks SC10 4x4

We did a small interview with Team Associated about the new SC10 4x4.

You can read the full interview here -> http://www.myrcbox.com/?p=5923

MyRCBox.com: When did Team Associated start to work on the SC10 4x4 project?
Team Associated: Summer 2009

MyRCBox.com: Who has worked on the project?
Team Associated: Kurt Wenger and Jason Corl as designers and Curtis Husting worked on prototyping and pre-production.

MyRCBox.com: Why not simply convert the B44.1 into a 4x4 SC truck?
Team Associated: We knew that the B44.1 drivetrain would not survive the abuse an SC truck needs to take. The B44.1 gears and diffs are at their limit in a 10th buggy and the SC truck was going to weigh 6 lbs.

MyRCBox.com: Why use a belt instead of a drive shaft type drive train?
Team Associated: After considering all drivetrains, the 2 gearbox hybrid drivetrain (belt drive front, gear drive rear) gave us the best combination of traits to get the motor oriented for optimized torque effects and to get all other components centered as close as possible to centerline. The chassis is incredibly narrow and all of the weight is centered.

MyRCBox.com: Does the belt system require specific maintenance and adjustment?
Team Associated: The belt cover keeps out debris, so the only maintenance req'd is to check the tension. The belt will stretch slightly from new, so you need to re-tighten it after a few runs.

MyRCBox.com: Instead of using a center differential to “balance” the power between the front and the rear wheels, the SC10 4x4 uses a decoupled slipper. Can you explain how it works and what are the benefits?
Team Associated: The decoupled slipper gives you all of the benefits of a slipper and a diff, with none of the drawbacks. The outer slipper hub drives the rear tires, and the inner hub drives the front tires. They are exclusive which means you can adjust the bias by changing the surface area on the pads.

MyRCBox.com: The front differential uses a one way “clicker”, what is this? Can you explain how it works and what are the benefits?
Team Associated: The clicker allows the front wheels to free-wheel off power, giving you the cornering more like a 2wd, but the front tires will drive on power. This makes the truck more agressive, so some might opt for full time 4wd... the clicker is optional and you can lock it out.


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