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09-21-2011, 08:54 AM
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Posted By spongerX

Not necessarily true. I was using the correct...

Not necessarily true. I was using the correct screws. Even tried others within the kit and had the same issue with the heads sticking out the bottom of the chassis.

I tried contacting AE (had...
09-21-2011, 06:24 AM
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Posted By spongerX

You don't need to change the small diff bearings...

You don't need to change the small diff bearings (they aren't exposed to dirt) and shouldnt have to change the bell crank ones. On my TC5 I only used to change the hub, large diff and spur bearings...
09-21-2011, 06:20 AM
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Posted By spongerX

Same experience I had. Hopefully when you start...

Same experience I had. Hopefully when you start attaching things to the chassis bottom plate the screws fit flush. I had to countersink almost every screw hole AND use RC Screws stainless screws to...
09-19-2011, 02:14 PM
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Posted By spongerX

Very quickly. I've only run my TC6 about 6 to 8...

Very quickly. I've only run my TC6 about 6 to 8 race days and pulled the bearings to check on them and found 3 CRACKED 6x10 bearings. The bearings were still smooth but the outer race had actually...
09-10-2011, 05:27 AM
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Posted By spongerX

http://www.reflexracing.net/products.asp?cat=59

http://www.reflexracing.net/products.asp?cat=59
09-08-2011, 07:57 AM
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Posted By spongerX

Normally I would agree but the TC6 is way easier...

Normally I would agree but the TC6 is way easier to drive than the TC5r. The TC5r setup sweet spot is quite small compared to the TC6.

I went from a TC5r with only a lipo tray mod to a TC5r with...
07-29-2011, 06:45 AM
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Posted By spongerX

Stick 2 hex drivers in the outdrives to stop them...

Stick 2 hex drivers in the outdrives to stop them rotating and try to rotate the diff pulley with your other hand. If you can move the pulley the diff is too loose.

You'll also hear if it's too...
07-27-2011, 07:11 AM
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Posted By spongerX

It can be brushed or sprayed on. ...

It can be brushed or sprayed on.

http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip
07-19-2011, 11:44 AM
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Posted By spongerX

Those are crap. I have a set and the amount of...

Those are crap. I have a set and the amount of movement on the outer hinge pin due to the Integy blocks being made to such a poor tolerance is ridiculous. They're in a drawer unused.

I've got...
07-15-2011, 07:45 AM
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Posted By spongerX

If you're serious about going that route but...

If you're serious about going that route but don't have the tools yourself or access to a friendly machinist check out this company:

http://www.emachineshop.com/

You'll still need to know a bit...
07-14-2011, 06:29 AM
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Posted By spongerX

You could use the see through vinyl I linked to...

You could use the see through vinyl I linked to as a mask. It comes with the holes cut out already. Stick it down, paint the holes for the colour, lift and paint the rest.

It's see through when...
07-13-2011, 05:55 PM
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Posted By spongerX

That pattern looks like some stuff I've seen on...

That pattern looks like some stuff I've seen on the see through vinyl ads used on car/store windows and squash courts etc.

A quick google and I came across this vinyl material:
...
07-11-2011, 11:00 AM
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Posted By spongerX

Covering a whole body in shoe goo would make it...

Covering a whole body in shoe goo would make it really heavy and mess up your center of gravity. I race TC and use dry wall tape and shoe goo around the wheel arches and a bit of the front of the...
07-07-2011, 06:17 PM
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Posted By spongerX

Support said a mainboard and Y motor would be...

Support said a mainboard and Y motor would be needed sooooo FC8000 en route instead since the current FC7000 is about 4-5 yrs old.
07-07-2011, 09:03 AM
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Posted By spongerX

I'm using a Robinson Racing 87T 48P spur ok. I...

I'm using a Robinson Racing 87T 48P spur ok. I run a 24T pinion and I can access all the motor screws ok with the RR spur. At the extreme ends of the motor mount if I was using the smallest or...
07-02-2011, 06:18 AM
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Important: Vinyl Cutters!
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Posted By spongerX

It's been installed in a fairly dusty location...

It's been installed in a fairly dusty location the past 3 years. I took it apart and cleaned all the sensors I could find and it worked ok for about a week but then came back with the same error and...
07-01-2011, 02:51 PM
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Important: Vinyl Cutters!
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Posted By spongerX

Anyone got any experience with a Graphtec...

Anyone got any experience with a Graphtec FC7000-75? More specifically how to fix a Y position error? Cutting head moves a few inches to the right then throws a Y position error.
06-26-2011, 08:24 PM
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Posted By spongerX

There should be 3 thicknesses of spacers in your...

There should be 3 thicknesses of spacers in your kit. The thickest is 2 degrees. The thinnest in my kit was in a separate bag.
06-25-2011, 04:59 AM
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Posted By spongerX

Make sure the slipper spool is built right. If...

Make sure the slipper spool is built right. If you're coming from a TC5r those instructions did not use thrust balls between the thrust washers but the TC6 do use the thrust balls. I always found...
06-22-2011, 06:47 AM
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Posted By spongerX

They are good tires. I use the EXP30 and EXP36...

They are good tires. I use the EXP30 and EXP36 tires on a medium to low grip parking lot and they still grip well. They seem to last better than Jaco's that I've seen other people using at my track.
06-16-2011, 12:25 PM
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Posted By spongerX

Oh and I run as low motor timing as possible. ...

Oh and I run as low motor timing as possible. The older Tekin 13.5 motors came factory default around 8 or 12 degrees of motor timing. The newer ones are around 4. I adjust the ring to get as...
06-16-2011, 08:42 AM
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Posted By spongerX

Treaded tires are on backwards on the TC6. ...

Treaded tires are on backwards on the TC6.

For a Tekin 13.5 on boost in my TC5/TC6 I typically use 24/87 48 pitch with 40 boost (5400-20,000 RPM), 14 turbo, 0.5 delay and level 2 turbo. This is...
06-15-2011, 02:11 PM
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Posted By spongerX

Do you have the shim installed between the outer...

Do you have the shim installed between the outer bearing and the axle pin that the wheel hex mounts over?

There is a little bit of slop in these components even with the shim installed but...
06-11-2011, 04:44 PM
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Posted By spongerX

I bought an ESC/motor combo a couple of weeks ago...

I bought an ESC/motor combo a couple of weeks ago from Tower Hobbies that had it in.

The clip didn't work for me. It's plastic and when I tighten up the included screw it just pulls through the...
06-11-2011, 03:23 PM
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Posted By spongerX

So that's what that clip is for. Found one in my...

So that's what that clip is for. Found one in my RS 13.5 combo box that I bought a couple weeks ago but didn't know what it was for.

Here's some pics from Tekin and how to install it:...
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