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Old 05-14-2007, 04:09 AM
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Anyone know when this version is going to become available? It says July 2007, but anyone know for sure??? (maybe Steve Wang from Speedtech)


http://www.rczone.net/modules.php?na...rticle&sid=812


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Old 05-14-2007, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by LogiK
Hi,

Looking at purchasing one of these and running in 540 stock here in australia..

Questions..
1. Is there any required hop-ups to race?
2. Do most people run foam or rubber with this chassis, I will be running on netball court track.
3. What batteries should I look for to run silver cans for like 15 minutes-20 minutes?

Thanks .
1) A graphite chassis will help getting the car transition left to right better, but the lower speed of a 540 probably wont make that be so much of a problem. Also I found the plastic kit shocks were not good and leaked after 3 or 4 race meetings, so I have TRF alloy shocks on the car now.

2) I would stick to rubber tyres so you dont have to worry about roll out and coning.

3) Unless your club rules state there is a restriction on what cells you can use, get the best you can afford, as the 540's are a bit of a slouch in power and need some oomph behind them to get them going. If you are on a tight budget though, go for 3300mah or higher

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Old 05-14-2007, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by 13Zulu
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"Since the picture, I have ditched the Aramid belts, to much like hard work on a low maintenance car, lol"

Now I am new to this and have just built my TA05 and have driven it on the track a couple of times and yet to race, but seems I read a lot of posts about the need to put Aramid belts on your TA 05.... I am a bit confused or am I missing something here? or is there a problem with Aramid belts?
The aramid belts are lower friction, as they are not so wide......

But they are prone to flipping over easier I havnt seen the need to upgrade to aramid belts and if anything the black standard belts are probably a little more durable so you wont be replacing them so often.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:18 AM
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correction here, the aramid belts are the same lenght, width and tooth pitch, the difference is, they are a lot more flexible, so you don't get the resistance to bend that you get with the stock belts.

On the downside, they need a lot more caring for and are not as robust.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:27 AM
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oops, my bad
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:55 AM
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Raced my TA05R with foams (nitro foams, 38R/35F) with 2 diffs...no option except the standard "R" bling bling.....car was great. just as good as all the high end brand (RDX, 007 , Mi2EC....etc) Definitely fast enough to hang with team drivers.........I don't have the time to setup/fine tune the car to make it a little bit more steering. Nor I don't have extra springs or parts to adjust that...so I ran it box stock without sway bar....

I think I will try adding the rear sway bar to gain some steering....also, 4.5 is totally USELESS there......way too fast and the top cars are running like 10.5/19T motor.........that I will have to install next time.

4.5 brushless with lipo....probably is good for 1/8th on road track. This is my 1st time running 4.5 and very impress about the speed but it is no match to the 10.5 for the infield speed.

Overall....very impressed with the $200 plastic car.........
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I tried my Mamba Max on my 05 at it's lowest setting and almost killed my car on the tight indoor track. The 05's are just built for speed. I'll never give mine up, unless I get one of those new 05's with the laydown shocks.
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Originally Posted by Solara
Overall....very impressed with the $200 plastic car.........
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what are the differences of ta05MS from ta05/r?
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Almost a completely different car
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Originally Posted by nikkiesteban
what are the differences of ta05MS from ta05/r?
PPL said TA05MS is the Pre-416 version suppose to be...and I can see that.
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Originally Posted by A-Ko
I may do stock rubber next time with you with the TA05R....I was expecting HTSC is kinda like TINLEY...but ended up is not. 4.5 is way over powered there.
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Originally Posted by Solara
I may do stock rubber next time with you with the TA05R....I was expecting HTSC is kinda like TINLEY...but ended up is not. 4.5 is way over powered there.
you buster :P

-=-==side note.

Man the TA05R has a pretty loud drivetrain :P
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:35 AM
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This may be a newbie question, but here it goes anyway.

I see a lot of hop ups made by Tobee, Yeah Racing, 3Racing. Are they as good as Tamiya? Is any one of them better than others?

I was looking at Universals, steering sets, titanium turnbuckles, and one ways.

Thanks for any help!

(and I have tried looking through this thread- but it's really long!)

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some are, some aren't, some are bling, some are functional.
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