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Old 04-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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okay so i have this ford SVT f - 150 TL- 01 rc car, its a older one, i am going to be adding new electronics radio, ECS and motor. I got 250$ a month to spend on this truck (which i have turned into a car) here are some pictures.


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Here is it without a body. (not pretty)




i am going to add this radio and receiver :


http://www.hobbypartz.com/79p-gt3b-carradio-lcd.html

but i am not sure what motor and ECS to put in it without burning up all the parts.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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do you guys think i can turn this rc into something nice? just for beginner drifting for my 12 year old brother?
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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also if you know how to camber the tires on this rc model can you let me know, i dont see how its possible

ordered parts :

new tires :



http://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-1-10-RC-C...item23165e283e

just some parts for looks :

Ansmann Racing RC Car Dress Up Front Mount intercooler 1/10th Drift FMIC 201-186



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ansmann-Raci...10565683185617

1/10 RC BODY CAR NISSAN SKYLINE GT TURBO



http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-10-RC-BODY...item2c6445f96f

radio and receiver :

FlySky FS-GT3B Digital 3ch 2.4ghz TX & RX LCD Transmitter & Receiver



http://www.hobbypartz.com/79p-gt3b-carradio-lcd.html

not sure about motor or ECS yet.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:33 PM   #4
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im a newbie and cant give any advice but, i think what you are doing for your little brother is wayyyyyyyy cool... he is lucky to have you
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:39 PM   #5
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thanks man, he has always wanted a rc car like this, and i want to be the one to build his first one, so i just found a older chassis to add stuff too. but i am also wanting to add ALOT of stuff to it so if he does wreck it bad, non of my electronics get messed up, cause the chassis is older so probably harder to get parts for.
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also if you know how to camber the tires on this rc model can you let me know, i dont see how its possible
Simple, you just have to replace the upper links with adjustable ones.

You can make up some links from threaded rod and ball joints, or you can pick up the adjustable upper link set from Tamiya, part number 53303. Plenty of them available on ebay

Make sure it's fully ballraced and fit a steel pinion in it instead of the kit aluminium one and it's pretty indestructible, spares are still available and complete cars to strip for spares are cheap to pick up.
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okay thanks cause this thing is like full plastic which im going to add more medal
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:38 PM   #8
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hey even tho my RC car is a 1/10th what if i throw in a 1/8th rc ECS and motor? heres what im looking at.



http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...m_5050kv_.html
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hey even tho my RC car is a 1/10th what if i throw in a 1/8th rc ECS and motor? heres what im looking at.



http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...m_5050kv_.html
An 1/8th scalee motor will tear the drive train up on a 1/10th scale touring car like that. They are made to have more torque for the bigger and heavier vehicles. I would stick with a 1/10th scale motor to reduce the stress on your drive train. There are plenty of setups out there that will give you what you need.

After looking at that link, that is actually a 1/18th scale setup. So it might actually not be enough for you.
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That's a 1/18th scale system, so you would need to make up an adaptor plate to fit the motor in, and the motor shaft will need an adaptor making up to fit a 1/10th pinion on it. It would also lack the torque to run the car.

If you want a cheap system look on ebay for the Hobbywing EZRun 13T system. Not the fastest motor/ESC combo but available pretty cheaply. Then restrict the speed by adjusting the travel on the transmitter once you have set it up, so the throttle won't reach full speed, and increase the maximum speed as your brother gets better at driving.

I use the EZRun 13T systems in demo cars , driven by kids at summer fairs and shows. Reducing the throttle on the transmitter means they run slow enough for beginners, but can be turned up for decent drivers.
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well i am just wanting something with alot of power, cause i am going to be drifting with my brother on black top so i need enough power to super spin the tires :P
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Yup, bearings, adjustable upper links and the HW (or equivalent) system are a good start. Locking the differentials would also help drifting.

Drifting has almost nothing to do with power, btw. It's about wheel speed. 3000kv from a 13T is a good start.
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do you guys think i can turn this rc into something nice? just for beginner drifting for my 12 year old brother?
Yes .
http://www.rccartips.com/rc-car-tamiya-tl01-fast.htm
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-01-forum.html

but remember at the end of the day a TL-01 is only worth $50 MAX, no matter how much you spend on it.
With your monthly budget , a much better way to spend your $$ is a TB03 or even a TT01.

Ive seen these run 5T brushless motors without any issues. The plastic gearbox parts are dirt cheap to replace anyway.
The easyrun/hobby wing esc & motor are perfect , cheap & reliable. 9T is good for drift or going fast.
Get an upgraded hardened pinion for it, it'll last longer.
The M05 batt holders are a good upgrade as well, as well as some 3Racing/Yeah racing oil shocks.

The chassis is easy to paint, makes it look alot nicer , not necssarliy in red though
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well when i need to upgrade my car i want to be able to just take all the electronics off then put them on a rolling chassis.
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well when i need to upgrade my car i want to be able to just take all the electronics off then put them on a rolling chassis.
good plan.
Just dont too much on chassis upgrades. Unless you can use them on your next car : eg shocks etc.
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