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Old 11-23-2010, 08:24 AM   #12691
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My understanding of flipping the cams is that it affects whether the car will jack up when power is applied. I haven't experimented with it myself, but all the setups I've seen for the TC5 have the cams in the same place, and it seems like something that is probably best left alone.
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:03 PM   #12692
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So,if the car accelerates with the cams low does it lift the car chassis and put pressure on the tyres to increase the grip??
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:46 PM   #12693
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so now my track is going no timing no boost, whats a good gearing for a 17.5?
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:09 AM   #12694
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so now my track is going no timing no boost, whats a good gearing for a 17.5?
Physical timing in the motor allowed? What does the instructions that came with your motor recommend? I'd look for something that allowed you to run as small a pinion as possible to get the jump off of the corners seeing as how you described the track as fairly technical. Most guys at my track are running high 4s to low 6s for a FDR on a similar set up, all depends on motor and traction levels.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:18 PM   #12695
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Is the Tc5 still a competitive car? I am looking to race onroad carpet once again in the RCGT ( stock rubber) class. Is there any durabilty issues with the car. The last time I ran onroad was when the TC3 factory team car was the howe ticket, im sure alot has changed since then.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:27 AM   #12696
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It is. No durability issues. It is just not the easiest car to drive on the limit, but if you found a setup it is very competitive.
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:20 PM   #12697
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I was just going through my TC5 and noticed that there's some play in the center spool. I can hold the spur gear still and move the belts more than I think is reasonable.. So I took it apart and the play seems to exist in the pins. They move a bit in the shaft, and then the pulleys move a bit in the pins. Is this normal?
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I was just going through my TC5 and noticed that there's some play in the center spool. I can hold the spur gear still and move the belts more than I think is reasonable.. So I took it apart and the play seems to exist in the pins. They move a bit in the shaft, and then the pulleys move a bit in the pins. Is this normal?
yeah, its wear in the pullys and pins, i personally just glued the the lot together, as its about $13 to replace the whole lot.

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It is recommendable to glue the belt pulleys and the spur gear hub so they behave as one unit. Then there is no play.
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Hmm, good idea. I'll glue it and see how it works. Thanks.


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Old 11-30-2010, 02:52 PM   #12701
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So,if the car accelerates with the cams low does it lift the car chassis and put pressure on the tyres to increase the grip??
Something like that. I think the Losi JRX-S pioneered the adjustment. I only glimpsed at the comments about that adjustment when the car was introduced, so I'm definitely not an expert on it.

In my opinion, having the car jack up (or down) more than it would naturally do would likely cause more problems than it would solve. As far as I can tell, the TC5 setups put the diffs low, and result in almost perfectly level driveshafts when the car is at ride height. This to me seems like the ideal way to go.
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Is the Tc5 still a competitive car? I am looking to race onroad carpet once again in the RCGT ( stock rubber) class. Is there any durabilty issues with the car. The last time I ran onroad was when the TC3 factory team car was the howe ticket, im sure alot has changed since then.
It's definitely still competitive on foam tires. Haven't seen one on rubber tires though. The only piece I've broken with any consistency on mine are the C-hubs. If you found a smoking deal on one, I'd say go for it. If you can swing a TC6, I believe that will be a better long-term choice for racing.
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Is the Tc5 still a competitive car? I am looking to race onroad carpet once again in the RCGT ( stock rubber) class. Is there any durabilty issues with the car. The last time I ran onroad was when the TC3 factory team car was the howe ticket, im sure alot has changed since then.
The TC5 (once you overcome it's inherrent brushless/lipo issues with adaptations) is as competative as anything else out there. Plenty of 'em running on asphalt and carpet on rubber tires at my home track. As durable as anything else, too, when assembled properly and cared for. The only thing that I've seen that's more durable is the Photon.

Heck, outside on rubber tires, at my home track, there are several TC3s and TC4s that are still competative!!! It's the singer, not the song.

Now that the TC6 is in general distribution, there are tons of gently used TC5s for sale dirt cheap. Picked up my first for $125 from ebay several months ago, and got one more the other day for about the same. Depending on the accessories, they're in the $125-$200 range.
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:29 PM   #12704
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Does anyone know a good servo arm for the savox 1258tg servo? The description for the servo said it had futaba splines but the arm from the kit for futaba's is too small. Currently using one of the arms that came with the servo but want to fit a stronger one. I think there is about 5/8" between hole centres.
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  • Does anyone know if the new TC6 plastic arm mounts (now 0-3 vs 1-3 in the TC5 set) are form/fit/function replacements for the TC5 part number?
  • Will a new TC6 '0' mount fit in the TC5 'A' mount hole on the bulkhead?
  • How about the new front bumper assembly, will it bolt directly up to the TC5?
  • Anyone ever build a slipper diff out of the molded plastic outdrives? How did that work out?
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