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Old 09-16-2008, 01:33 PM   #2431
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some say laquer will do but others say no
Before there were "Lexan safe" R/C paints, all body painters used automotive lacquers or vinyl paints, and some of the early Lexan paints (Parma) were actually automotive lacquers. They work perfectly fine for our applications, and they don't chip or flake. Some would argue (me) that they actually even work better on Lexan than the water-based acryllics available today. They just require lacquer thinners to thin and clean, and most definitely need a well-ventilated area to spray, as well as the use of a respirator.

No worries with any lacquer or acryllic lacquer.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:20 PM   #2432
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I purchased a used TC5 to run as a VTA car. Some may say it is overkill. But the price was right. And I like to have nice stuff. I plan to run with the 21.5/Lipo option.

My question is this. Is there any pulleys to change the internal gear ratio. I was looking at the gear I would need to get the proper FDR. I will need the smallest spur I can find (69t) and one of the largest pinions I can find. Somewhere around a 33t I figure. I am not even sure if that will work in the car. Or should I just go to 64pitch?

Hopefully someone will give me some insight on this. Or if someone running this combo.
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Run 64 pitch gears. Start with an 80T spur gear, and figure out what pinions you need for your target FDR range. RPS makes pinions up to 65T.
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You could use an 64p 94 tooth spur and a 47 tooth pinion and get close at 4.00. I tried an 64p 88 tooth spur and it wouldn't match up with a 47 tooth pinion. Not sure about the smallest 48p spur that'll fit.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:58 PM   #2435
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Brandon, a guy in our club in Fayetteville, has 2 tc-5's for vta. he runs the 21.5 lipo combo, and 64p gears. If you go to gearchart.com it will give you al the gear combos you could dream of.

By the way, are you the same Brandon of CRR fame?

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You might want to go with 64p because of the larger range of pinions and spurs.

PRS makes some very small spurs (76, 80t) and very large pinions (up to 65t).

In reality all you really need is an 96 or 100t spur, which Kimbrough, Xenon, Prs, (in other words everybody) make. 96/45 is 4.26 100/48 is 4.25

120/57 is 4.21, but I don't know if that fits
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Brandon, a guy in our club in Fayetteville, has 2 tc-5's for vta. he runs the 21.5 lipo combo, and 64p gears. If you go to gearchart.com it will give you al the gear combos you could dream of.

By the way, are you the same Brandon of CRR fame?

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Yes that is me, better known as BrandO. Got away from the crawling thing. And back to racing again.

Thanks for the input guys. Looks like 64p is going to be the way to go. I still have some of my old pan car stuff. I will have to dig out some gears.
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The 'Cudas look SWEET sittin next to each other...dents and all.
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hey guys...we have a great article on this class.

http://www.rccompetitionmag.com/inde...res&Itemid=135
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very well writen
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Nice job... well done, Scott.





Now, on a completely different note, WTF?

From the 1/8th Buggy Worlds

I'm not sure if I should be flattered or irked.
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Nice job... well done, Scott.





Now, on a completely different note, WTF?

From the 1/8th Buggy Worlds

I'm not sure if I should be flattered or irked.
Great article! It really captures the philosophy of USVTA well.

Agreed, WTF with the decals...flattering I guess, as perhaps they recognize that you've created an icon, but alas, most likely just a coincidence.
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Yes, very good article on USVTA! Very much looking forward to getting my T/A car up and rolling!

I do not have numbers painted on my USVTA body... what is a good sticker alternative or answer?
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Great article Scottrik. Who ever out there is racing VTA you should download this article and send it to your friends that RC race or thinking about getting into this hobby.
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As far as number decals, I found some 1/2", 1" and 2" vinyl decals at my local arts/craft store. I'm going to pickup some black decals tonight and see how they look on a 'Cuda that I need to detail. You can also check out this link on Tower Hobbies to see other options for numbers and vinyl trim (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...93p?&C=QAE&P=7)

One thing I have done is to use a circle cutter on Monokote trim to make a white adhesive circle. I found a plastic alphabet/number template and used that to mark out a number on black Monokote trim. I used some scissors to cut out the number, but I could have used a swivel Exacto knive to cut out a number. The number was a bit thinner than I liked and it took a bit of time to cut each one out, but it was at least serviceable.

Some other options are having a sign company make small vinyl numbers to an individuals specs but not sure how expensive that would be. If you know someone who is into scrap booking, you can see if they have a vinyl cutter and can make numbers for you. Lastly there is someone who was making USVTA numbers on white circle that are actually nice - unfortunately I don't have the contact info.
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