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Old 10-18-2009, 08:06 AM   #16
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I'm a TC5 fan. I really like the sorta grassroots effort from the team to improve and update the car.
I didn't think you were making fun of the car. I just know a lot of guys who act like it can't be any good since it's not "optimized"
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I didn't think you were making fun of the car. I just know a lot of guys who act like it can't be any good since it's not "optimized"
I came across a picture the other day... it's been like that since pictures of the prototype showed up.
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i just wanna know what AE is gonna do about the rear bulkhead/motor mount situation. there are a few "privateer" mods out there that seem to make the car a tick better. will associated answer this with their own revisions or are they just gonna let be.
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i just wanna know what AE is gonna do about the rear bulkhead/motor mount situation. there are a few "privateer" mods out there that seem to make the car a tick better. will associated answer this with their own revisions or are they just gonna let be.
If you are refering to the separate motor mount plate and rear bulkhead design, I don't see it as being a big issue. The single piece bulkheads you see being made have issues as well. I'd rather have to replace a $12 motor mount rather then having to replace a $60 complete bulkhead. I know the current set up isn't "optimized" ,but it also is not a crippling flaw either.
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Greigs single piece bulkheads have no issues
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If you are refering to the separate motor mount plate and rear bulkhead design, I don't see it as being a big issue. The single piece bulkheads you see being made have issues as well. I'd rather have to replace a $12 motor mount rather then having to replace a $60 complete bulkhead. I know the current set up isn't "optimized" ,but it also is not a crippling flaw either.
Whats the issues with the single piece? I've been running them without any problems.
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thanks for the replies. the other question i had was the layshaft/pully height. the AE version is pretty high as compared to the other "modded" ones. or even for the likes of hotbodies or kyosho. are there future plans to bring it lower?
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well look at it like this....
the new x ray now has a two piece bulk head just like the AE. so according tho the pick of the prototype car who is copying who. and if you remember the interview with the designer a few years back he said there were many reasons why the top deck was left so high. first it will fit any battery lipo or nickel. also with the car all of the piviots and mounts are the same as anyother car on the market the only thing that is really different is the top deck and the layshaft. and mounting them lower would not be any great advantage. i personaly think that it is more for appearance and a peice of mind to have the deck slamed so low you cant have a battery under it and hang of the side, like xray and corally cars. and the ae car is not behind in anyway. look, it still places in the top races around the world. i like the fact that you can have the AE car for seasons unlike the xray where every year you have to get a new chassis because they change the "color" or a material used to make a screw. or move a mount .005mm to the left or right. i think that if Associated comes out with a new car it will be a durastis change to "really innovate" the car they have. anyways keep up the good work Associated I started with your cars years ago and i will be with you for the years to come.
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Whats the issues with the single piece? I've been running them without any problems.
Maybe issues is too strong of a word to use. With the one piece bulkhead you can't change the layshaft height and that reduces the adjustments in belt tension. Some folks need/want to run higher tension to keep the belts from skipping, or conversely some folks may need to run it ultra loose. The fact that you have to cut your chassis to fit the one piece bulkhead is another thing that people may not feel comfortable doing, or unable to do. These are not major problems, but ones that need to be considered.
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want a updated and optimized tc5...go buy a yokomo bd5
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Maybe issues is too strong of a word to use. With the one piece bulkhead you can't change the layshaft height and that reduces the adjustments in belt tension. Some folks need/want to run higher tension to keep the belts from skipping, or conversely some folks may need to run it ultra loose. The fact that you have to cut your chassis to fit the one piece bulkhead is another thing that people may not feel comfortable doing, or unable to do. These are not major problems, but ones that need to be considered.
You know what you are getting when you buy the bulkheads as it's clear from the pictures, also it's quite clear that you have to modify the chassis from the pictures..... the people that have bought them (and that is many) clearly have no problem with either of the things you have suggest... so neither of what you have typed above are problems

Oh and for the record, anybody who thinks it takes far longer to change the spur with these bulkheads... I can do it in 3mins 30 seconds... hardly a big inconvenience
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want a updated and optimized tc5...go buy a yokomo bd5
lol, that bd5 is freakin sweet
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You know what you are getting when you buy the bulkheads as it's clear from the pictures, also it's quite clear that you have to modify the chassis from the pictures..... the people that have bought them (and that is many) clearly have no problem with either of the things you have suggest... so neither of what you have typed above are problems

Oh and for the record, anybody who thinks it takes far longer to change the spur with these bulkheads... I can do it in 3mins 30 seconds... hardly a big inconvenience
dont you have to take off one side of the bulkhead to get the layshaft out?
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I got second place in the expert 17.5 class to a older shaft drive Yokomo...
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