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Old 05-08-2007, 03:56 AM   #7471
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I won my clubs 19t rubber/additive/carpet winter series with a TA05, awesome beast.
Hi DA_cookie_monst,

Congratulations.. great to know the TA05 is winning races!!
What competitions were you up against?

Any settings to share? Pictures of your car and the track?
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:12 AM   #7472
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Anyone ever tried using something like the 5mm ball nuts (e.g. #53640) to fit the TRF shocks? I'm finding that a) the shock ends have stretched quite quickly from removal and refitting (particularly the lower ends) and b) the aluminium balls are very prone to scratching when refitting with pliers (too tight to do by hand)

Something like these with a screw through...

Another thought - is anyone using these with the same purpose - the new steel balls with a socket head from the TRF501X (#53968)...

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Old 05-08-2007, 04:33 AM   #7473
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mind sharing the setting? and the track condition you are racing?

thanks a lot.
Hey...you got yourself a TA05R??
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:35 AM   #7474
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I was racing against HB Cyclones, Xray 2007's, Mi2's

Since the picture, I have ditched the Aramid belts, to much like hard work on a low maintenance car, lol



Linky for the setup sheet http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...ndoorsetup.jpg
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:38 AM   #7475
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Why are you using pliers? What is wrong with your trusty Tamiya box wrench? Just the job for installing ball connectors

The ball nuts are best installed using 3x12mm socket screws, same as the droop screws.

Those hex head ball connectors are fine.

Lastly, if you're worried about the plastic sockets, why not keep a spare set or two of Damper V Parts in your box? #53334.

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Old 05-08-2007, 04:48 AM   #7476
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Why are you using pliers? What is wrong with your trusty Tamiya box wrench? Just the job for installing ball connectors

The ball nuts are best installed using 3x12mm socket screws, same as the droop screws.

Those hex head ball connectors are fine.

Lastly, if you're worried about the plastic sockets, why not keep a spare set or two of Damper V Parts in your box? #53334.

HTH
Because years of working at a computer have made my poor hands WEAK!

I have a couple of low-friction V parts on the way, unfortunately it only occured to me to try some different balls today so I might wait a little longer for the conversion
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:58 AM   #7477
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Hey...you got yourself a TA05R??
Yup, took me 3 nights to assemble them. This chassis is awesome, but have to wait a little longer for it to go to the tracks. Budget constrain on motor and ESC.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:30 AM   #7478
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Because years of working at a computer have made my poor hands WEAK!

I have a couple of low-friction V parts on the way, unfortunately it only occured to me to try some different balls today so I might wait a little longer for the conversion
the low friction parts are harder material, the don't strech as much. I use the 53907 & 53908 where ever I can. I use the ball nuts on the shock towers. I take the bottom of the shock of leaving the ball in the shock, and then twist the top off the shock towers.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:38 AM   #7479
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the low friction parts are harder material, the don't strech as much. I use the 53907 & 53908 where ever I can. I use the ball nuts on the shock towers. I take the bottom of the shock of leaving the ball in the shock, and then twist the top off the shock towers.
Good tip, hadn't spotted those parts (think you mean #53906 & 7 though, #53908 is Frog UJs!). Also good to hear that the #53918 low friction damper parts are harder too.

Think I may go for the new steel versions though - #53968 & 53969 - not too worried about the extra weight and would appreciate the (possible) extra durability.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:52 AM   #7480
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I use the carbon shock towers mainly to make shock angle adjustments easier. As I find this is the most common adjustment I make to allow for changes in grip levels at my regular tracks.

Top of shock I use;
T53640 Aluminium Ball Nut Blue
T53539 5.5 Aluminium Spacers (there is blue and silver in set and are also usefull for making wheelbase and roll centre adjustments)
12mm screw (I use ti cap heads to keep the weight down)
I never remove the Ball Nut from the plastic connector when making adjustments.


Bottom of shock I use;
T53642 Aluminium Ball Connector Blue
Standard or Low friction plastic connector.
As I rarely make adjustments to the hole I'm using at the bottom, I only remove the shock from the bottom when due for a rebuild.

A word of warning, aluminium ball connector are not as impact resistant as steel ones and can shear off in heavy crashes. I only fitted these items to my daughters car after about 18 months of driving.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:27 AM   #7481
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I asked this question before and diden't get a reply so I'm going to give it another shot.

Does any one have or know of where I can get a copy of the TA05R manual?

I did my first outdoor TCS race this weekend and with my curent setup in it the car felt horrible and pushed like a dump truck. I would like to try the set up from the 05R manual for the next TCS race. If anyone can help me find a copy that would be greatly appreciated.
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I asked this question before and diden't get a reply so I'm going to give it another shot.

Does any one have or know of where I can get a copy of the TA05R manual?

I did my first outdoor TCS race this weekend and with my curent setup in it the car felt horrible and pushed like a dump truck. I would like to try the set up from the 05R manual for the next TCS race. If anyone can help me find a copy that would be greatly appreciated.
I've checked out the usual spots for manuals and there has not been one posted yet.
There should be soon, check out the following from time to time;

http://www.tamiya.com/english/rc/manuals.htm

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=49418

http://www.tamiyausa.com/pdf/pl/index.php?page=1&dir=
(you will need to enter the kit number "49418" in the search function

http://www.tamiyaclub.com/manuals.asp

I don't know of anywhere else to look.

Untill one of the above is updated, you may need to hope someone who has a TA05-R can scan and email you the manual.
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Hi Guys,

Just want to post a quick note: the Penguin R/C TA05 Low Profile graphite conversion kits are now finally in stock.

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Old 05-08-2007, 12:20 PM   #7484
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Nice work.

Good idea to move the cells weight forward a little, this interests me, although it only seems to be 10-15mm, it's limited by the TA05 steering design unless you were to make major changes.

The steering design also comprimises the top deck too, you have to have those big cutouts in it, but with the steering posts as a chassis support I suppose a lot of that flex will be taken care of.

Nice price too. Look forward to hearing from a few people who run it!
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:42 PM   #7485
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when I read that the cells been moved forward, I was like WHAT, if anything, from the kit chassis, the cells needed to go the other way, I have had to weight the rear of mine a little, just to keep it following the front, without it, the car would snap out of line as it generates enough steering as it is.
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