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Old 02-07-2012, 05:05 PM   #16
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To make the new tc4 rtr a success they need to include brushless systems that are being legally run at the club level, ie: 25.5R/21.5R/17.5R.... I'd prefer the 17.5R ,with a readyset protoform body , but it's hard to beat the new chassis in that class...
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:15 PM   #17
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my LHS wants $250 for the TC4 RTR
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I hope the next one has centered batt position and uses standard size wheel axles and wheel nuts plus retain the shaft drive with more durable composite outdrives. I had one before, very nice car until Lipo came which made me add weights.
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too much steering lock and a board tap usually kills steering arms on a tc3. (maybe the tc4 too).

Adjust the EPA and that can help for anyone with that issue
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my LHS wants $250 for the TC4 RTR
On Team Associated's web site, $199 refurbished rtr
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Say hello to my new friend...



http://www.rccaraction.com/blog/2012...c4-club-racer/

More TC4, which means still parts support for awhile.
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I am still running my FT TC4 since about 6 months after they were first released.

To be honest I had no idea I would ever run this car or any car for this long but it has remained competitive until very recently.

Parts are readily available and the driveline is very reliable if you use the HD nylon gears.

Running brushless 10.5 boosted and 13.5 boosted I have had no issues with torque effects and last year I still managed a few podiums and a first place.

I have been keen to get a new car but come the start of every year it is cheaper to buy another $50-100 in parts and keep racing with the TC4.

Given how economical the car is not to mention competitive as a RTR bigginer car I see no reason and hope AE keep producing the car for quite some time to come.


On a side note with the new weight rules we have locally 1350g the car is way too heavy. I need to find a way of loosing another 80g or move on to another car.

Would anyone happen to know what the weight difference is with the ITF chassi.
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Tower Hobbies has it listed for under $150!
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCFLH&P=7
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not yet Something different. VTA was taken into consideration.
very much so...thanks AE
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Wonder if anyone will create a gear diff for the TC4 now...

Is it even possible to put a gear diff in the car?

Love the car, but i love the gear diffs in my Sakura Zero S more...
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To make you need light electronics, low profile servo, and a battery pack under 230grams... Some rib trimming might be necessary to balance the car, although I run mine unbalanced at 1422grams with no issues.... If the track layout has fast right turns and slow left turns, the heavier right side might make the tc4 carry more speed in the right turns....
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Thanks for your input, I run on different tracks so it needs to be balanced.

I will have a think about what I can do but at this stage short of a lighter chassi and deck I don't think there is much I can do.
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very much so...thanks AE
I think that AE geared this more towards heavy class racing like VTA...1550...but Ive seen ppl make TC4 work with TC and USGT as well
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Mind you, I don't have a tekin rs, spektrum or low profile servo in my car at 1422grams.I still have steel screws in there also. I can go 20grams lighter for the aluminum screws, 20grams for the servo, 15grams on the esc, 20grams on the receiver minus the Novak glitch buster, for a total of 75grams loss : 1422 - 75 = 1347 grams.... I run a 3200mah 40c pack (208grams) though......
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