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Old 10-08-2007, 07:53 PM   #8401
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WOW! How impressive....!!

I've been looking at this kit for some time now, and just bought the TA05 "R".

My intention was to run it on carpet w/ rubber tires here in Omaha at "The Plex"..... More as a "fun" class. As I already run foam 4300 brushelss Lipo w/ my RDX PHi and my 12th Scale Corally 12x a little more seriously.

I did have a Tamiya 415ms MRE and could not get it to work on carpet with rubber tires....?? So I sold it.

So, here's the deal... I bought it (for $200 less than the MRE), put it together as per the kit instructions, put on some older CS27 rubber tires and it was Awesome right out of the box!

The only changes I made was - 60wt oil, and "Blue Dot" Tamiya springs in front. And that was it!

Finished 2nd place first time out with it ...back only 4/10ths from the usual fast guy...!


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Old 10-08-2007, 09:54 PM   #8402
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Talking RE: Gearing FDR!

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car rolls all ok, doesn't appear to be any binding at all....all new bearings etc.

I'm confused about overgearing and undergearing the car.....it appears that at 70/24 x 2.25 I'm running 6.56 FDR, which I'm unsure is overgeared or undergeared.........the more I read the more confused I get.

If I was to run 70/22 x 2.25 I get 7.15 - would this address the heat problem for the motor, or if I go 64 pitch spur and pinion, some good combo's to run with a 14t or 15t Associated LRP V10 14t Double.
I believe with any motor you run on any track you gear it to the longest straight. You should hear the RPM'S peak out at the end of the straight. Plus ask the regulars at the track what their FDR is for whatever motor your running. I purchased a temp gauge for $20 U.S. and I check the temp after 3 minutes of hard running and temp should be around 160-170 F. This is a good temp. if you don't want to push the motor.
Running an LRP in a Tamiya.... isn't that like running a Chevy Camaro with a Ford engine?
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:13 AM   #8403
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car rolls all ok, doesn't appear to be any binding at all....all new bearings etc.

I'm confused about overgearing and undergearing the car.....it appears that at 70/24 x 2.25 I'm running 6.56 FDR, which I'm unsure is overgeared or undergeared.........the more I read the more confused I get.

If I was to run 70/22 x 2.25 I get 7.15 - would this address the heat problem for the motor, or if I go 64 pitch spur and pinion, some good combo's to run with a 14t or 15t Associated LRP V10 14t Double.
Your spur gear is TOO SMALL. 7 teeth difference on the spur is a big difference. LOOK at the setup sheet, it's kinda hard to read but that is a "sponsored" driver I think and they usually have pretty good setups. But if you look around you'll find other "setup sheets" from other drivers that will differ. If you want to keep the 70 spur you need a smaller pinion, you're working the motor too hard. Once you get so that it's not burning up, like the other guy said you want to hit your top speed just before the end of the straightaway, any more gearing is just a wasted.

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Old 10-09-2007, 10:40 AM   #8404
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i was at my carpet track yesterday running with a stock motor with CS27s. I fooled around with the wheelbase and i think it really makes a difference when you move the spacers just a little bit. I was getting so much more turn it that it made the car feel overly sensitive and wanted to wander on the straight. i was considering adding some more toe in on the front, but the car was handling fine with the spacers in the stock position. I had moved the wheelbase one spacer shorter on the front and back, so maybe just move the back ones since the front driveshafts are a little off center for my liking. getting the lightweight chassis in the mail soon, hope it helps out.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:08 AM   #8405
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Ok, this may have been asked already, so sorry if it has. But I am moving up from a stock C027 to a 19 turn. What would be the best gearing to run? I also want to switch from the stock spur and pinion to either 48 or 64 pitch.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Ok, this may have been asked already, so sorry if it has. But I am moving up from a stock C027 to a 19 turn. What would be the best gearing to run? I also want to switch from the stock spur and pinion to either 48 or 64 pitch.

Any help would be appreciated.

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There is no hard and fast rule when you jump from 27 to 19t as to how many teeth on the pinion you jump to.

You are probably better off asking you local track regulars what works best for them.

for example (if you dont know about/understand final drive ratios)

with a monster 27t at my local track I run 6.75.

Spur gear (72t) / divided by pinion gear (24) multiplied x by the internal gearbox ratio (2.25) so if someone tells you their final drive ratio is 6.75 thats one spur/pinion combination to achieve it on.

as for 64 or 48dp, I prefer 48dp, simply because the root dimension on the gears is bigger/stronger. (bigger teeth).
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:54 PM   #8407
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I run that exact same ratio in 19t with a checkpoint, and it is an animal, bags of speed and grunt, plus good on the comm!
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:42 PM   #8408
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Thank you guys, I am just starting to learn how to figure out the FDR. I will start with that gearing and see how it does.
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Thank you guys, I am just starting to learn how to figure out the FDR. I will start with that gearing and see how it does.

Here is the track I race at, it will give you an idea of the size and layout, then you can compare it with where you race

http://www.electriccarclub.co.uk/

Ideally your motor should be at peak rpm as youre getting near the end of the longest straight if the track is flowing, but with technical tracks you really need to be gearing the motor for the zip out the corners too or you will be off the pace.
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:49 AM   #8410
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Yeah thats much bigger than where I race.
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:45 AM   #8411
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Here is shot of the track I am at the most. Any ideas on where I should start for gearing with 48p?


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Old 10-16-2007, 11:55 AM   #8412
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Hi All,
This may already of been asked but is there anything else needed apart from 53991, 53992 and 53993 to convert a TA05 to a TA05-IFS?

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Old 10-16-2007, 12:38 PM   #8413
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28 mm turnbuckles with ball ends and there is also the specific screw that holds down the rocker arm pivot mount. or do what i did and dremel out the plastic to make a regular screw work
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:46 PM   #8414
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Ok cheers, i've probably got some turnbuckes and screws around somewhere anyway. Has anyone tried it yet?, If so what is it like compared to a standard TA05.

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Old 10-16-2007, 01:59 PM   #8415
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drives the same to me, just looks cooler
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