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My Sc10 Build

Discussion in 'SC10 / SC10.2 / SC5M' started by LeeSc10, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. LeeSc10

    LeeSc10 Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine got me back into R/C. He found this used Sc10 so I picked up from another forum. Got it and went through it all with him and put in the electonics. It has a Castle Sidewinder V2 with a Neu-Castle 1406-5700kv brushless motor. I have a FT screw kit coming I got from eBay and a FT rear sway bar kit. I already have front and rear RPM a-arms for it also. Looking at some STRC front alum. caster blocks, alum. rear hub carriers, aluminum steering bellcrank set, alum. battery strap and a heatsink motor plate. Also looking for some new shocks with the threaded body. Not sure what I want to get yet. For the new body I'm planning on getting the Jconcepts 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 SCT - Hi-Flow body.

    If anyone has some other ideas or opinons let me know. I'm just getting back into this and like to know what everyone else is doing with there stuff.

    Here are a couple pics after I got the electronics in it.

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  2. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

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    FT screw kit does this mean alu?
    Stick with the standard screws, alu will bent most of the time..

    Battery strap isn't really needed to be upgraded in alu.. go for carbon fiber if you want a nicer battery strap..
     
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    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Is this a 1st gen SC10?
     
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    LeeSc10 Well-Known Member

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    The screw kit is just a replacement kit. Not aluminum. Just had FT in the description. I will look for a carbon strap. Thanks for the input.
     
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    LeeSc10 Well-Known Member

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    The screw kit is just a replacement kit. Not aluminum. Just had FT in the description. I will look for a carbon strap. Thanks for the input.
     
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    LeeSc10 Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is.
     
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    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I have one here in a box... Didn't run it since 1.5 year...
     
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  8. LeeSc10

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    Cool.
     
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    tmail61 Well-Known Member Factory Member

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    Upgrade to AE V2 and FT parts as needed.:)

    The V2 slipper is much better.

    Bearing in the steering.

    ALL >> Metal gear servo.

    The RS battery strap works well just not as much "Bling" as the carbon one.

    Most Alm parts are mostly "Bling" and don't help much for racing.

    CVD's instead of dogbones unless you are using captured ends on your links.
     
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    LeeSc10 Well-Known Member

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    Have a all metal servo. All those other parts you listed will go on my list of parts. Thanks.
     
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    Martijn Well-Known Member

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    You said you use rpm arms?
    Someone told me that they are only good for bashing, for racing you should stick with the plastic/carbon arms..

    Correct me if I'm wrong...
     
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    tmail61 Well-Known Member Factory Member

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    The thing about RPM parts, is they last a long time because the plastic they use has some flex to it. GREAT for bashing, not so good for racing.

    Put RPM arm front and back on my first GT, worked GREAT in my front yard! After four laps of practice, put the stock arm back on, wouldn't turn or drive straight on the track.

    On my T4 and SC10 I use GT2 front a-arms. They are in between plastic/carbon.
     
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    Ah ok. Didn't know that. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Yes, RPM parts last cause they are flexible. I have RPM front a-arms on my GT2, I like them cause I know they will not break on hard crashes.
     
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    tmail61 Well-Known Member Factory Member

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    I did run RPM's on my GT2 for a couple races because the local hobby shop only had RPM arms on stock after I hit a pipe and broke both of the right arms off. Took about two qual to get use to them, just made driving the GT2 harder. BUT if I had not raced with them I wouldn't have won the Fall Race Series that year by one point!

    If you have them and don't have the AE arms use them!! :D
     
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    Oh yeah, upgrade the plastic hexes with alu ones,
    My friends hexes where almost round...

    Pro line, J concepts and Avid makes them
     
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    Yeah I plan on getting some alum hexs also.

    I do some bashing also. Going to do some carpet racing this winter. I will try the RPM arms and see how they work out.
     
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    Where can you find the carbon arms? I looked on AE's web site but couldn't find them. :confused:
     
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    FT #7447 front

    FT #7449 rear
     
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    Thanks.
     
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