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Old 02-16-2010, 11:38 PM
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I'm looking for a good bearing set for my TC5, preferably ceramic. Does anyone know of a good set or could point me in the right direction?
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:45 PM
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Acer, hadem in my TC5, gotem in my T3. The best IMO.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by 1sicls1 View Post
I'm looking for a good bearing set for my TC5, preferably ceramic. Does anyone know of a good set or could point me in the right direction?
Just replace the bearings in the center line with ceramics and use metal shields in the blocks and carriers. The outside bearings take too much abuse to replace with ceramics. I buy all my bearings from avid, you could replace all the center with ceramics for $30 ($5ea.) and the rest are a buck a piece.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:23 AM
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+1 on not using ceramics all around. Save yourself some money and use the standard metal shielded bearing inthe hubs and you will be fine!!! I use Avid bearing in all my cars and trucks. The price for a ceramic set at Boca is like $95.00 I think for the TC5, it is not wrth that kind of money, one good hit and the bearing is toast anyway!
I usually buy like two dozen bearings for 24 boucka nd that will last two seasons, unless you replace them all the time.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:18 PM
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Got a web address or contact for Avid?
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:27 PM
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http://www.avidrc.com/?gclid=CJnk7-6a-p8CFRMhDQod-DKbbQ
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:11 AM
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I just got back into racing and i have always been a AE guy, but what is the difference In FT TC5 and the FT TC5R ?

I need help because i can buy a tc5 cheap but want to race rubber

thanks for the help
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by travis_g View Post
I just got back into racing and i have always been a AE guy, but what is the difference In FT TC5 and the FT TC5R ?

I need help because i can buy a tc5 cheap but want to race rubber

thanks for the help
several explanations are available on page 797.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:49 PM
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What is a good starter servo and ESC for somebody just getting back into racing and i will be doing it on carpet rubber tires
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:53 PM
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Tekin RS and a Futaba 9551. I wouldn't buy cheap electronics because you usually end up buying better stuff later and spending more in the long run.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Swen View Post
Tekin RS and a Futaba 9551. I wouldn't buy cheap electronics because you usually end up buying better stuff later and spending more in the long run.
So it is good to use the tekin rs and not the rs pro ?

Also so whats are good spec for Tc servo rates for speed and torque?
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:25 PM
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Unless you are running motors lower than 5.5 you won't need an RS Pro. For a servo... I'd go around .10 for speed and over 100oz of torque.(Make sure you check the 6v specs.) The Futaba is also nice because it's low profile so it doesn't push the weight out to the left more.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Swen View Post
Unless you are running motors lower than 5.5 you won't need an RS Pro. For a servo... I'd go around .10 for speed and over 100oz of torque.(Make sure you check the 6v specs.) The Futaba is also nice because it's low profile so it doesn't push the weight out to the left more.
hey thanks alot for the info and the help.

Now on to my next question where can i get a good starter setup for 13.5 rubber on carpet or maybe 17.5
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:26 PM
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The setup sheets can be found in this thread(somewhere in the last 5-10 pages) or at www.rc10.com Try Hebert's 17.5 rubber setup.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:15 PM
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I just picked up a second hand TC5R and so far Ive torn it completely down back to kit form so I could inspect all the parts and clean them while I was at it. Im going to be running in a 13.5 class at the LHS in the parking lot. I figured I would start out with the stock rubber config from the manual and go from there. Anyone have any big changes to that to start out with? Also I want to go with the Mamba Max pro since I mostly own all CC stuff but since there smallest KV motor is 4600 Im kinda at a loss with that portion.
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