Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
CRC WTF1 FC16 Front End Assembly Question >

CRC WTF1 FC16 Front End Assembly Question

Like Tree12Likes

CRC WTF1 FC16 Front End Assembly Question

Old 01-15-2017, 04:48 AM
  #1  
Tech Master
Thread Starter
iTrader: (32)
 
Moogumby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Marysville, WA
Posts: 1,888
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default CRC WTF1 FC16 Front End Assembly Question

I'm currently building my kit and I am working on the from end. When I add the two white shims to the post for the front axle, I'm not able to screw the housing on on both the left and the right knuckles. Am I supposed to use both White shims or am i missing something on the assembly?
thetelecomshop likes this.
Moogumby is offline  
Old 01-16-2017, 05:53 AM
  #2  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Medina, Ohio
Posts: 1,179
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Moogumby View Post
I'm currently building my kit and I am working on the from end. When I add the two white shims to the post for the front axle, I'm not able to screw the housing on on both the left and the right knuckles. Am I supposed to use both White shims or am i missing something on the assembly?
Could you post a picture? I can probably help if you do.
thetelecomshop likes this.
old_dude is offline  
Old 01-16-2017, 02:05 PM
  #3  
Tech Master
Thread Starter
iTrader: (32)
 
Moogumby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Marysville, WA
Posts: 1,888
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

Hi Old Dude,

Thanks for the reply. When I was going to take the pic for the post., I put a little bit of force on the ring and got it to slide in.
thetelecomshop likes this.
Moogumby is offline  
Old 01-17-2017, 05:12 AM
  #4  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Medina, Ohio
Posts: 1,179
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

On the kingpin, those shims can be used to adjust ride height, droop and spring preload. With the battery in the rear of the car and with the kit .45mm springs, both spacers go between the knuckle and the lower arm. With the battery full forward I move one shim to between the spring end and the eclip to raise the front end ride height. Fine tuning can be done by adjusting the length of the kingpin. Be sure to start with them the same length from the knuckle.
thetelecomshop likes this.
old_dude is offline  
Old 01-18-2017, 12:26 PM
  #5  
Tech Master
Thread Starter
iTrader: (32)
 
Moogumby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Marysville, WA
Posts: 1,888
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

Cool - Thank you.

Any recommendations for Servo placement when usign a 1/10 low profile servo?
thetelecomshop likes this.
Moogumby is offline  
Old 01-19-2017, 05:02 AM
  #6  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Medina, Ohio
Posts: 1,179
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Moogumby View Post
Cool - Thank you.

Any recommendations for Servo placement when usign a 1/10 low profile servo?
I have mine setting on their bottom with the links swept forward in the center. I used taller ball studs so that the steering link angle matched the upper arm angle. It took 3/8" tall ones on the steering knuckle and 1/2" tall ones on the servo saver with the servo I ran. I just switched to a Solar 658 which is a standard mini size and the ball studs on the servo are now 3/8".
thetelecomshop likes this.
old_dude is offline  
Old 08-01-2019, 09:03 AM
  #7  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (9)
 
Braxamus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 789
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

what bodies will fit on this?
thetelecomshop likes this.
Braxamus is offline  
Old 08-02-2019, 05:53 AM
  #8  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Medina, Ohio
Posts: 1,179
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Braxamus View Post
what bodies will fit on this?
They need to be a little wider at the back. The cross brace/battery retainer is the issue. I currently use a PF F26 but I ground away some of that brace on the outside. You can't run most of the back either as the CRC pod is very tall at the very back.
thetelecomshop likes this.
old_dude is offline  
Old 08-02-2019, 09:35 AM
  #9  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (9)
 
Braxamus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 789
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

https://www.amainhobbies.com/bittyde...f1-t6c/p492950
this is the one I ordered, hope it works I emailed CRC to ask which one they recommended and got no response, hope this is not a sign of things to come if I need customer support.
thetelecomshop likes this.
Braxamus is offline  
Old 08-02-2019, 01:02 PM
  #10  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: CRC Raceway
Posts: 1,048
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Not sure who you emailed, but if anyone needs anything, feel free to email [email protected] or just pick up the phone and call (315)-338-0867.

Brian Wynn

Team CRC
thetelecomshop likes this.
dumper is offline  
Old 08-03-2019, 04:12 AM
  #11  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (9)
 
Braxamus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 789
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Thanks for the info I emailed [email protected] from the web site.
thetelecomshop likes this.
Braxamus is offline  
Old 08-03-2019, 05:01 AM
  #12  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Medina, Ohio
Posts: 1,179
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Dumper will know, just tell him Ron sent you. LOL
old_dude is offline  
Old 08-07-2019, 04:32 AM
  #13  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (9)
 
Braxamus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 789
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Ok got my kit and built it last night went pretty good, First time building a car like this was a new experience. now I need to figure out what servo works all mine seem to be to wide to fit in between the sandwich plates. can someone point me towards a good servo for this that will not break the bank. And can someone post pics of the front wing mounting, does it just use one bolt? and has anyone mounted a fan on this looking for ideas. The wings I got are the protoform ones.
Braxamus is offline  
Old 08-07-2019, 01:32 PM
  #14  
Tech Regular
 
MarkBurgess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Posts: 305
Default

Originally Posted by Braxamus View Post
Ok got my kit and built it last night went pretty good, First time building a car like this was a new experience. now I need to figure out what servo works all mine seem to be to wide to fit in between the sandwich plates. can someone point me towards a good servo for this that will not break the bank. And can someone post pics of the front wing mounting, does it just use one bolt? and has anyone mounted a fan on this looking for ideas. The wings I got are the protoform ones.
I run an old Futaba low profile servo that's done good service in a few cars. It is a S9550.

The front long bold goes through the wing, so yes a one bolt mount. Some wings need a light trim to fit.

I have fitted a fan before but not for a while. Used a 2nd motor mount on the non-diff side and secured the fan to that with a long bolt and nyloc nut.

Some others I have seen fun a fan mounted over the motor. Don't have a photo of that (sorry!)

Hope that helps
Mark
MarkBurgess is offline  
Old 08-07-2019, 01:34 PM
  #15  
Tech Regular
 
MarkBurgess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Posts: 305
Default

Originally Posted by Braxamus View Post
what bodies will fit on this?
I mostly run a Protoform Fifteen on my CRC WTF-1 FC16. Have also run their Thirteen and Fourteen as well.

Also fitted and run the latest MonTech 18 which fits well for more downforce.

Hope that helps,
Mark
MarkBurgess is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.