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  • Quote: Tekin or someone else?

    Looks way to small to be the Novak?
    Blacked out novak
  • Quote: Blacked out novak
    Did you move the wires so they all exit out one side (it appears?)
  • No only shortened the leads
  • Quote: Great night of test and tune with the Rev5 lipos last night. Speedmerchant's home tracks new rug had us all trying stuff looks the Rev5 lipos will be dialed going into Vegas Running new Thunderpower single cell fits like a glove. I will post a pick later today. Bruce thanks for everything
    Hi,
    decided to go to Vegas to race. I just got back into racing a couple years ago after a 25 years of retirement. The shop I started back into racing at, closed up last year, now, I only have a temporary carpet track in the winter to run at, and it is only up on race nights, so no place to test or practice. I bought a rev5 at the end of the season, ran it twice and would greatly appreciate any set-up advice for Vegas that you can give. I have a couple thunderpowers on the way, bought a Speedmerchant Pro10 and have signed up for WGT as well.

    I promise, I won't nerf you too hard into the pipes if we are racing each other. Just figured it would be more fun if I got there with a car that was at least close. It going to take me a bit to get my driving back into shape as it is.

    Thanks,
    -Alex
  • Quote: Hi,
    decided to go to Vegas to race. I just got back into racing a couple years ago after a 25 years of retirement. The shop I started back into racing at, closed up last year, now, I only have a temporary carpet track in the winter to run at, and it is only up on race nights, so no place to test or practice. I bought a rev5 at the end of the season, ran it twice and would greatly appreciate any set-up advice for Vegas that you can give. I have a couple thunderpowers on the way, bought a Speedmerchant Pro10 and have signed up for WGT as well.

    I promise, I won't nerf you too hard into the pipes if we are racing each other. Just figured it would be more fun if I got there with a car that was at least close. It going to take me a bit to get my driving back into shape as it is.

    Thanks,
    -Alex
    Don't forget to purchase a Novak Smart Boost or LiPo Receiver battery.

    As for setup, here is the setup I ran last weekend on my Pro-10 and Rev5:

    Pro-10:
    Ride Height = 4.5mm front, 4.0mm middle, 4.5mm rear
    Pod Droop = 2.0mm
    Tire Height = 56mm Front and Rear
    Springs = .020" front, Red Spring - Shock, .023" side springs
    Shock = Silva w/40wt Assoc Oil
    Tube Spooge - Red, Green Spooge on King Pins
    Caster = 6-deg, Camber 1.5-deg, Toe 0-deg in/out
    Caster/Camber Link hole = Inside/Inside
    Body = Protoform Sophia
    Steering Blocks = Stock trailing arms
    Aluminum Bulkheads - SpeedMerchant
    Rollout = 74mm (88T Spur, 37T Pinion)

    *Electronics:
    Motor = Tekin Redline 13.5 - Timing 0-deg
    ESC = LRP SPX on profile 7
    Futuba S9551 Servo w/Kimbrough Medium Black servo saver
    Novak Booster

    **Notes:
    - remove CF Bumper and Side wings
    - install Xray T2 hard bumper
    - replace 3/4" 8-32 screws with Lunsford 3/4" 8-32 titanium hex-head screws
    - replace turnbuckles with Assoc or Lunford Titanium
    - add addiditional 3mm Spacer under caster/camber links
    - Use 1/4" x 1" x3 strips double-side tape under LiPo battery in addition to straping tape
    - Add just enough spacers under Front Shock ballstud for shock to clear LiPo battery
    - add 1mm spacer under rear shock ball stud


    Rev5 (non LiPo Chassis):
    Ride Height = 3.5mm front, 3.2mm middle, 3.5mm rear
    Pod Droop = 1.5mm
    Tire Height = 42mm Front and 44mm Rear
    Springs = .018" front, Blue Spring - Shock, .021" side springs
    Shock = Silva w/40wt Assoc Oil
    Tube Spooge - Red, Green Spooge on King Pins
    Caster = 6-deg, Camber 1.5-deg, Toe 0.5-deg out
    Caster/Camber Link hole = Middle/Middle
    Body = Protoform Speed 12
    Aluminum Steering Blocks - TeamTamale
    Aluminum Bulkheads - TeamTamale
    Rollout = 84.6mm (76T Spur, 46T Pinion)

    *Electronics:
    Motor = LRP X-11 13.5 - Timing stock
    ESC = LRP SPX on profile 7
    KO 949 Servo - Kimbrough Small servo saver
    Novak Booster

    **Notes:
    - replace 5/8" 8-32 screws with Lunsford 5/8" 8-32 titanium hex-head screws
    - Use 1/4" x 1" x3 strips double-side tape under LiPo battery in addition to straping tape
    - Add just enough spacers under Front Shock ballstud for shock to clear LiPo battery
    - add 1mm spacer under rear shock ball stud
  • anyone looking for a rev 5. have a extra car just wanting to get rid of it. also have alot of spares that would go with it.
  • 2009 All Japan Championships
    RC House Champ puts 2 Rev.5's in the A-Main at the All Japan Championships!!!
    Hiroyuki Matsumoto 5th place.(Rev.5)SpeedMerchant Rev 5-2009championship-13.jpg
    Naoki Watanabe 9th place.(Rev.5)SpeedMerchant Rev 5-2009championship-2.jpg


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    What online store sells the REV 5 Lipo Version... I cant find it anywhere.. thanks..
  • Call the number on this website and you'll be taken care of.

    www.readytorunrc.com

    http://www.readytorunrc.com/shop/item.asp?item=SMR1413
  • hey guys,

    Trying to figure out tires to bring for vegas. What are you guys running on carpet for stock 1s in the rev5?

    we have a low to med bite carpet and have our interpretation on last year's vegas layout. we have been running 2xpink fronts and yellow or orange rears. i have read in the last couple of weeks and guys with other cars are running lilac or even black fronts. man, that is a bunch harder tire then what we are seeing.

    just trying to plan for vegas.

    also any sugestions on Superstock as well. again we are running 2xpink front and yellow or orage rears.

    TIA
  • I have run a ton of different combos so far, and so far the fastest consistent I have run with was orange/d.pink... Who knows what IIC will bring, though (much higher grip). I believe that there is someone at our track running faster with yellow/mag, still...
  • Quote: and so far the fastest consistent I have run with was orange/d.pink...
    What? Finally.

    Recently tires seem to be the testing of choice up here. So many different combos. I personally always go back to yellow/dbl pink as my control tires when testing and it always feels better/more consistent to me. I wouldn't rule out a lilac or black. A black is actually a dbl pink just in the other type of rubber. There will be enough grip at Vegas that a lilac should work. Two years in a row it worked (Boice/Lia)
  • Quote: What? Finally.

    Recently tires seem to be the testing of choice up here. So many different combos. I personally always go back to yellow/dbl pink as my control tires when testing and it always feels better/more consistent to me. I wouldn't rule out a lilac or black. A black is actually a dbl pink just in the other type of rubber. There will be enough grip at Vegas that a lilac should work. Two years in a row it worked (Boice/Lia)
    yeah, but those 2 years were with round cells.

    also, jaco shows black as a 42 shore based on the part number. i would think that is more of a purple in the low natural rubber (yellow compund).

    Now parma has a black that is 35 shore, but low natural rubber




    we are the same. 2xpink/yellow(orange) seam to work the most consistent for us. what is your tracktion like? strange thing is that is the same combo we are running for 13.5
  • Have you really noticed that much a difference in tires between lipo and nimh? Not really starting from scratch since switching. We just have less weight to throw around, so overall a softer suspension, but tires seem to work the same.

    Bruce has claimed it to be the same as dbl pink. I thought the same as you just reading the different charts (all are different btw) If you feel them back to back, they feel similar in stiffness.

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