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Old 01-20-2010, 11:23 AM   #1996
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Had a race last weekend with the car
here's some footage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acI6lluI8Dg

The front spool was great but it broke my RDS driveshafts. Didn't have spares but was able to fit 42mm rear driveshafts from Tamiya to my Kyosho.

My new TF-5 kit (shaft drive) arrived on Monday and I'm almost finished building it. It's very nice and slightly lighter that the readyset version, not much though. Plastic is clearly different. Lots of carbon and CNC parts. I built it with a front spool, also oneway is included in the kit.
Oneway outdrives are steel which should be very durable.

However, what's really outstanding are the shocks - they're fantastic. Building takes some time but they're silk smooth once finished. This is where the kit beats the RDS 6-0 and I'm sure it will show in driving as well. Other nice thing are the red aluminium driveshafts/CVDs, similar to Tamiya.

Shock springs were color coded but the manual did not say which one goes to which end. I put the blue ones (stronger I think) to rear and red ones to the front. Anyone knows if this is correct?

There is also several small details that shows that the designer has put thought to it's design and to those small things that can make the car "better than average". Probably one can't notice those without building the kit him/herself.
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Was that stock class?

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Old 01-20-2010, 09:22 PM   #1998
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Yes, I was racing stock.

There were also modified and Vintage Trans-Am. WGT wasn't raced this time, not enough racers to make a class.

I'm checking out your right now, neighbour looks cool
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:25 PM   #1999
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that car wasnt a Shin or stallion?
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:11 AM   #2000
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No.. shaft drive TF-5 kit (readyset). New car on the right with the electrics I used in the race.



New body, too.

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How is the quality of the Kyosho TF-5 Ready Set Sports? I'm just looking for an electric tourer to cruise around two local tracks of mine as I'll be racing nitro. Any feedback from owners who have had the car for some time and driven it?
I bought a TF5 Readyset. As many racers in my club, we did the same thing. Foam tires (rear wheel need a Tamiya hex, which a bit wider so that inside wall of tire don't touch damper's head), hardening front ball diff, white grease from Tamiya on diff, LiPo and big brushless motor. We're all running 4.5 or 5.5 BL and it's working great. During a 5 minutes session, a readyset TF5 with a Losi Xcelorin 4.5 can do the same number of laps (16 to 17seconds per lap) than a Kyosho V-One RRR with a Sirio Evo 3 engine.
We run with no hop-ups and with stock set-up.
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Forgot to mention that my new TF-5 weights only 1340g (battery empty haha). It's more than 100gr less than it was with my readyset!

Wonder what's the best place to add some lead on to the car, minimum weight here is 1375g.
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in front if you want more steering in front. if you need more rear balance and rear grip. more weight in rear. but not to much. you can change max 10grams at the time to see what fits your setup the best.



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Thanks Andy! Will try out.
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Hi, just bought Orion 13.5T brushless for my TF-5

What's a good gearing starting point for a medium size track? Have 96T (64 pitch) spur gear, internal drive ratio is 2.5

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I use a 4.2 FDR with a 17.5. So I use an 88 spur with about a 45 pinion. That is with a GTB though.

When I ran a 13.5 with GTB I ran a FDR of 4.6. So you'll probably have to get an 88 spur.
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I got one 88T spur already. Are these brushless figures ?

My controller is a 70amp Orion.

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about 5,0 gear ratio or less is good for 13,5T. You should have gearcharts for your car? If not, search for gearchart on google and you will find a good site there.
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Need to check the manual. Found this
http://www.kyosho.de/shop_image/atta...f2558e0779.pdf

Seems that I'm on the ballpark with 96 spur and 31-33 pinion gears that I have... though I'm not sure if they're ok with 13.5T brushless

Well I will found out tomorrow on the track.

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Mika, yes 31-33 pinion should be okay with 96 spur. I dont really know, but it should work pretty good.
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