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Old 11-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #646
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If you go to a ROAR race you can only use the Aston, Sophia, Ferrari 599, or C6R if you can find one. They are the only approved bodies.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:39 PM   #647
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Default Damper tubes on 10r5

Got tired of rebuilding the side shock every time I needed to change the weight of the fluid so I added a set of CRC damper tubes. I made 2 side pieces to attach the tubes in a parallel configuration feels great with 30k tube lube !!

I wish I could take the credit for the idea though! Ryan Borgheiinck, you da man!



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Old 11-20-2011, 03:39 AM   #648
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Default RC10Rt weight

In the specs on the website it says:
RC10R5 Factory Team
Vehicle Specifications
Power Source: Electric
Terrain: On-Road
Body Style: Other
Scale Size: 1:10 Scale
Assembly Level: Kit*
Length: 368mm (14.49in)
Width: 197mm (7.76in)
Wheelbase: 255mm (10.04in)
Weight: 898g (1.98 lbs) Internal
Gear Ratio: 1:1
Drive: 2WD
What weight would that be? Just the car as it comes out of the box? Kinda heavy! Or the car race-ready weight?
I would really want to know before I buy this car because I want to be as close as possible to WGT weight of 930g (1S LiPo, 10.5t motor).
If that isn't possible with this car I go look for another brand.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:30 AM   #649
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ROAR rules for WGT states the minimum weight of a WGT with body is 930g. My RC10R5 weighs 946g ready to race.

To be honest, I never checked the weight assuming that I was way over since I never selected any components for lightweght qualities only for performance. If I didn't use as much paint and body reinforcement as I did (lots of paint for a multi-color scheme and Shoe-goo in the fenders and bumper area) then my car would be right at the minimum.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:48 AM   #650
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ROAR rules for WGT states the minimum weight of a WGT with body is 930g. My RC10R5 weighs 946g ready to race.

To be honest, I never checked the weight assuming that I was way over since I never selected any components for lightweght qualities only for performance. If I didn't use as much paint and body reinforcement as I did (lots of paint for a multi-color scheme and Shoe-goo in the fenders and bumper area) then my car would be right at the minimum.

1S or 2S LiPo?

If 2S how many mAh?

ESC about 50g? (without wires)

No balancing weights?

If using balancing weights, how many grams?

Tyres trued down to....?
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:21 AM   #651
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In 1S trim with a receiver pack and a larger FM receiver, my car is 15 grams underweight race ready. 56mm tires.
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My 10R5 weighs in just under 900gr race ready.
Tires trued to Fr 52mm, Rr 52mm.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:11 PM   #653
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Default Kingpin lube on RC10R5

Looked at some setup sheets.

See that most guys use 60K on the kingpins.

Never heard of that before.

What do you do exactly?

How does that work?

Does it have the same effect as a damper tube in the back, or something like that?

What product do you use?

How often do you have to renew some kind of lube?

What does this lube do?

The only thing I usually do is polish the kingpins when building a car.

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Old 11-20-2011, 01:24 PM   #654
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Default Diff balls RC10R5

I see there are 6 diffballs in the kit.
The spur has more holes.

Is 6 diffballs usually the way to go?

Or can more diffballs be used?

Or might more diffballs be necessary in some cases?

What does define the number of diffbals to use?
For instance the power of the motor, or other criteria?
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:17 PM   #655
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Looked at some setup sheets.

See that most guys use 60K on the kingpins.

Never heard of that before.

What do you do exactly?

How does that work?

Does it have the same effect as a damper tube in the back, or something like that?

What product do you use?

How often do you have to renew some kind of lube?

What does this lube do?

The only thing I usually do is polish the kingpins when building a car.
I've read lots of articles on the front end stuff and here is what I do. First I take the upper A-arm rod that hold the A-arm on and attach it to my dremel like a drill bit. I use 1500 wet sand paper and water and pinch the upper arm rod while sanding. Do both sides and then use some metal polish on it, let it dry and then rub off. That helps alot when keeping the A-arms free, they should be able to fall freely when assembled. You can do the same process for the king pins as well I suppose, but I just use metal posish on them. I have some real low velocity tube lube from CRC probably 10 to 15,000 weight rub on and assemble. Go through the threads and set up sheet to find things you may want to try!
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Default 60K on Kingpin

So that is more of a thing when building the car for the first time.

I am under the impression, when looking at setup sheets (petitrc and AE), that the 60K on the kingpins is used as a lube so that the kingpin can function as shock?
Somewhat like the damper(friction)tubes some cars use in the back.

- is it so that this 60K is deliberately used on the kingpins to give them damping effect because of lack of a real shock damper
- if so how does one apply the 60K? Just rub it on, a thin layer?
- frequently renew it?
- what does one notice when using this additive on the kingpins and when not? Do you notice something in the handling characteristics of the car? Does it really function as damping device?
- experience with different viscosities?
- preferences as to brand of the lube?
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Default RC10R5 tire additive

What additive best to use on RC10R5 and Jaco LiLac tyres (the WGT regulation tyre with the carbonlook on the rims)

- on carpet

- on tarmac
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Paragon tire traction compound the black can! The carbon fiber wheels work ok but BSR and CRC WGT spec tires work better I think. I think that the 60k on the kingpins just acts like a lube and i would just wipe it on very lightly, and then wipe off. Too much of anything will gum up when getting dirty and carpet fibers will get in there. Is there anyone at your track that might have some insight for you.
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Paragon tire traction compound the black can! The carbon fiber wheels work ok but BSR and CRC WGT spec tires work better I think. I think that the 60k on the kingpins just acts like a lube and i would just wipe it on very lightly, and then wipe off. Too much of anything will gum up when getting dirty and carpet fibers will get in there. Is there anyone at your track that might have some insight for you.
Paragon tire traction for carpet AND tarmac?
Not odourless I'm afraid?
Alternatives:
Jack the Gripper (is that the TC2 in the purple can from Corally?)
Sticky Fingers
SXT3.0
Any preferences as to these three?

I still have a can of TC5 Aspahlt Jack. Any good for foam tyres?

In what way work the BSR and CRC WGT spec tires better?
What shore are these?

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Paragon tire traction for carpet AND tarmac?
Not odourless I'm afraid?
Alternatives:
Jack the Gripper (is that the TC2 in the purple can from Corally?)
Sticky Fingers
SXT3.0
Any preferences as to these three?

I still have a can of TC5 Aspahlt Jack. Any good for foam tyres?

In what way work the BSR and CRC WGT spec tires better?
What shore are these?
Easy on the redundant questions. All the answers you want have been expressed so many times before in this and other threads.

Here's the simple answer, GO TO YOUR LOCAL TRACK WHERE YOU PLAN TO RACE AND SEE WHAT THE OTHERS IN YOUR SELECTED CLASS DO. That is your baseline then adjust to suit how you intend to drive.

Traction compound will be determined by the track owner. If they don't like Paragon then you will not be using it there.

The set up sheets are just guides that work for someone else. You can use those as a baseline and be completely off at your home track. These are relatively easy to set up. Funny thing is that when someone asks for my set up, (I'm the points leader in WGT at my track), I give them an honest answer, my car is literally set up per the manual. No kingpin lube and stock all around.
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