Put this under too cool to not share. This is a real Corvette C6 doing donuts and burnouts all while being controlled by a regular 2.4ghz transmitter found with todays RC vehicles. If you want to have a closer look Continue Reading
Here is the next chapter in my Team Associated RC8.2e FT build. My confidence was high after completing Bags A, B and C with little issue, so it was on to Bag D, the Front Bulkhead Assembly. Immediately on the first step my progress came to a halt and my confidence was deflated a little. Getting the CV Boot over the Center CVA Bone turned on to be an adventure that had me looking to my husband for help after 15 minutes with no progress. He placed a little black grease over the pin and gently worked the boot over the pin pushing it with his thumb nail. Everything else in Bag D went together smoothly and I was flying high again until I realized I installed a piece incorrectly. Continue Reading
My Team Associated SC10.2 FT build is moving right along. This bag didn’t provide any challenges, but it did provide a couple of talking points. 1) Getting the Front Hinge Pin Brace in place on the chassis, took a little muscle to get it to seal properly. 2) The Front Body Post has 4 holes in it, the 4 holes allows you to adjust your body height. The holes are drilled on an angle, so make sure to get the angle matched to the Body Mount, or the screws will not be able to go thru the Body Mount and Body Post. 3) The Ball Cups are not threaded. If you tap them before you try to install the turnbuckles, it will make this process easier.
I have been involved in the hobby for about 4 years but for the most part I have just been interested in driving RCs. For me, that was the fun part. Working on vehicles was just not something that interested me much, nor did I think it was something I would be able to learn to do well. It just seemed complicated and too much work. Other than painting a few bodies for my vehicles, I have relied on my husband for any type of maintenance or builds so I haven’t gotten to know much firsthand about what is really involved with the inner workings of an RC vehicle. Continue Reading
This is the first part of my Team Associated SCt10.2 Ft build. I don’t expect any problems a long the way, this vehicle is a proven winner on the track and an old favorite for many racers. Bag A was no real problem to complete. The instructions are easy to understand. Read them in there entirety. My big mistake here was over tightening the Steering Bolts, when the manual clearly states “Do not over tighten steering bolts. Make sure there is free movement in the steering rack.”
After completion of Bag A, a couple of things come to mind. 1) Will the plastic chassis hold up to punishment I take and dole out on the track?
Over the next few days, I will be doing a build of an old favourite, the Team Associated SC10.2 FT kit and my wife will be doing her first ever build, a Team Associated RC8.2e FT kit. My wife has been casually involved in the hobby for the last 4 years, but because of the new local track, she is able to get out more. She has very little repair experience and has always driven a RTR vehicle. After she tried my RC8.2e FT, she immediately wanted one. I explained how she would be building the 1/8 scale buggy from scratch and to my surprise, instead of being asked, convinced, pressured or forced into building if for her, she said OK. I then decided to pick up a SC10.2 FT and do a build myself, simply because I got a little excited about the possibility of building hers, until she crushed my excitement by deciding to complete the build on her own.
“Haha, Good luck with All of That”.
This is going to be interesting, she certainly decided to jump right into the deep end. Stay tuned.
The RhinoForce S2 is the RC Short Course Truck Self Righting System, I posted my Initial Impressions the other day. Last night, I took some time to sit down and do the assembly of the RhinoForce S2. This will be a smooth process, If You Read the Directions Carefully and follow the diagrams. I will break down the steps in the assembly process based on the included instructions, which are also available to download from Torsional Concepts-Instructions. I will add my comments underneath each one in Italic.
The following tools will make full assembly easier:
Phillips Head Screwdriver(2), 1/4″, Nut Driver 7/16″ or Socket, Pliers, Flathead Screwdriver. Continue Reading