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Old 03-01-2018, 08:56 AM
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They are shipping out preorders next week in Canada. I suspect the same in the rest of North America
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New VBC Ghost 18 kit and parts just arrived at TQ RC Racing !!





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New VBC Ghost 18 kit and parts just arrived at TQ RC Racing !!





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Just ordered one for my wife.
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Anyone get theirs yet?
I got mine. Nearly assembled. Main recommendation is to pay attention to the arm orientation. The shocks are short on travel and you must use the mounting holes on the arms that the instructions recommend or you will lack down travel.
I had a minor issue with the seating of the layshaft bearings where they wouldn't seat fully in the mount and the front steering turnbuckles are about 4 mm to long.
Other than that a clean assembly.
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I'm thinking about buying one but I was looking at the instruction manual and I'm confused about their chart for what appears to be the pill inserts. I've never raced on road before and was thinking about giving this car a try. The manual is just the drawings, which by itself is not a problem. I just wish they would explain some things.
It took me a while but it allows you to cross reference the FF/FR and RF/RR blocks to obtain the value of toe. The wide and narrow settings refer to the orientation of the pill insert. If the mounting hole on the pill is towards the edge of the chassis(wide) or towards the centre line(Narrow).

That's how I read it anyway

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I got mine. Nearly assembled. Main recommendation is to pay attention to the arm orientation. The shocks are short on travel and you must use the mounting holes on the arms that the instructions recommend or you will lack down travel.
I had a minor issue with the seating of the layshaft bearings where they wouldn't seat fully in the mount and the front steering turnbuckles are about 4 mm to long.
Other than that a clean assembly.
I back out the shock ball cups a little and the travel is fine now, then I drill the holes on the steering ball cups a little deeper by using 2.5mm drill bit.
The car is very competitive right out of box, and my lap time is up there with those big boys. Really enjoy the car now.
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Couple notes during the build:

The rack steering feels "floppy". I don't like the fact that I can't shim out some of the slop, due to the slop being related to the diameter of the bearings and the shape of the steering slider - it definitely is smooth though.

This is a true wtf:
Step14 on page 10 shows the front shock tower assembly and install:
It calls out 4 M3x8 flathead screws, but the shock tower is only counter sunk for the 2 top screws....
None of the images show counter sunk: however, in a subsequent image on page 15, Step19 shows a fully counter sunk shock tower?!?!

That's by no means a deal breaker, but a wee bit sloppy for my taste. I'll just sub in the suitable button head screw.

The compound ball nut/set screws are a pain in the ass sometimes, especially when used on the upper suspension mounts. The hex on the ball needs to be installed just right, to allow the mounting screw to get by and attach to the bulkheads. Ref: step 12 and 14

I found a half dozen other manual errors, but I don't want to sound whiny. I really like this kit, and the errors don't really reflect the finished product. The car is going to be a slick looking weapon when I'm finished.
Such a great deal!
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I'm building a Destiny RX10SR 38t with a similar steering rack design. It's also super smooth and the play it has appears to be all in the bearings (play between inner and outer race) - just wondering if that is the case with the Ghost 18? Would higher grade bearings help?
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How does one quantify or qualify proper belt tension? I've never really found a proper answer.
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I've recently got one of these to try out. I haven't ran it yet but it really is very impressive for the price.
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Finished my build review on the Ghost18 yesterday:
https://kentech.wordpress.com/2018/0...ghost18-build/

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I got this car on the track yesterday. It was very good right from the start. I am running this as a VTA car and what I worked on was freeing the car up because it was so bolted down. Just slight on power push with my base line setup.
You can not deny the value of this kit. Other manufacturers need to step up the game as this could very well be what helps this hobby out of its doldrums.
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