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Old 10-03-2019, 07:21 AM
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so how did you do in the end? Does the old girl still have it?

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I'll just turn these upside down aka rc10 buggy era to shift the weight
mmmhhh no. This increases unsprung weight, and more than offsets the benefits of a lower cg...


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actually really well on a track I'd never been at against some quick guys it came off pretty well. small track though.

on the 13th it's/and me are up against some of the best on a huge indoor carpet track so will be a challenge to see how we get on then!
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Chris it did look really good on the track, if anything to looked less nervous than the modern chassis. I'll have to dig mine out again now.
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what are the main differences between the 6.0 pro and the 5.2 pro? whis car is better? stronger?

what are the common parts that break?

the reason im asking is i want to try something different (currently drive a tc3).

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what are the main differences between the 6.0 pro and the 5.2 pro? whis car is better? stronger?

what are the common parts that break?

the reason im asking is i want to try something different (currently drive a tc3).

thanks alot
Heres a little info UK based but should help. the USA had different number versions but the same cars. if you find a 5.2ttt dont run it, its weaker than the others and was a development mule before public release. the earlier two versions had all the same suspension components so the main differences were battery location and top deck height

The RcLab range of cars started circa 2001 2005. In the uk the first released model being the 7.6 which then was updated into the 7.7 and finally the gt3 was released.

Manufactured in China at the same time of the Xpress range of cars they were an interesting design with the motor centre mounted and centre layshaft high up above, this idea was to increase the amount of downward torque being pushed down towards the chassis and differentials.

Made from a combination of carbon fibre and aluminium they are a really nice strong built car which bolted together very well. With minimal to no chassis twist front to rear the suspension is left to do the work it was meant to.

Main differences between the 7.6 and 7.7 chassis are

The 7.7 had plastic inserts in the battery slots in the chassis, the 7.6 batteries just sat in the chassis slots. The Evo1 version of the 7.6 has the motor attached to the separate flat plate that bolts onto the motor bridge mounts, so you could move the motor across the chassis to adjust balance.

Battery location in the 7.7 has been moved forward by 3mm toward the motor

Blue anodised aluminium (some 7.7 where produced in blue)

Top decks are higher than the 7.6

Differential outdrive material variations added Plastic being the main fitment.

Wishbones are held to the chassis using a separate block bolted to the chassis rather than being part of the bulkheads, resulting in a firmer more secure pin arrangement and the option of different camber settings being useable.



The GT3 was a further attempt to refine many key areas over the previous models, this included changes to the wishbone mounts with outer cross bar mounts being utilised, battery location changing again and different front top deck design along with different steering block and rear uprights which where all unique to the GT3.



Over the years parts where changed, improved and different variations available depending on the interest of the driver and their quest to improve their own cars, these include items such as differential outdrives, axles, uprights, front C hubs and suspension units.



Each model had two types of variations which were either aimed at the club racer or someone who aspired to own the high spec model intended for the serious racer. Lower spec models used items made from plastic rather than aluminium (bulkheads, centre motor/layshaft mount halves, and shock towers.

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it's all about the flex these days ain't it?! so the lab is from the era of let the shocks do the work not the chassis, so it's rock solid, which during foams on carpet was great the grip level was ridiculous.

I'm also from the era so to add flex is a little backward to me but got to jump with the times. (although it's going great as is, it's good to have options)

from left to right lots of flex to zero. std usual one is second from the right.




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