Team Associated RC10B4 Manual

ASSOCIATED 1:10 SCALE ELECTRIC BUGGY
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INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR THE
TEAM ASSOCIATED RC10B4
RS-1
©2003-2006 Associated Electrics, Inc.
PARTS FOR RC10B4 KITS
6285
7460,7461
6575
6332*
U se these exploded draw ings to find the partnum ber.Then
look up its num berin the catalog portion on the reverse
forpartdetails.
6285
6332*
6573
6574
6573
7667
6629
9604
7664,52T
9666 (clearw ing)
6332*
D o notuse these draw ings to assem ble yourkit.
C ontents 2003-2005 Associated Electrics,Inc.
9587
6338
9644
7260
9643
9651,81T
9587
9604 3934
6936
6582
6575
6919
9587
9644
7668
9603
6919
7413
9600*
9572*
(m otor
m ounting)
9575
3934
6936
9643
6332*
6915
3977,6906
9602
6915
9585*
9238
9643
6925
9645
9571
6272
6273
9630
9630 9570
9601
6929
6332*
9614 (clearbody and w ing)
R TR :9625B (blue body and clearw ing)
R TR :9625R (red body and clearw ing)
6295
6273
9630
R TR :9181
7336*
7337
7673
9170
6917
6917
7413
9568*
6295
6272
3858
6925
7413
6272
6922
6922
6273
9630
3856*
9610
6272
6924
9269
6272
6271
9645
7230
9589
9560*
2221
4187
9621
9645
6915
9562
9640
9588
9622
9578*
9645
6915
6272
7230
6263*
9580*
9580
4187
6299
7230
7230
9622
6263*
6273
4187
9581*
4187
6222
5407
6469
FR O N T
9310*
R TR :9311B
FR O N T
1581,6493,6494 (R TR & kit),
6496,6497,8232
6475
7217
3977,6906
5407
6475
9591
R TR :9668 (m ounted)
9645
7230
7377
3977,6906
6440
7368
9608*
7369*
6943
9599
R EAR
9661*
R TR :9661B
1582,6478 (R TR & kit),
6480,6481,6482,
7434,7435,7436
9613*
FR O N T
6460*
6466 (lim iters)
R EAR
7260
6272
6925
6299
6299
9590
R TR :9669 (m ounted)
3858
9640
6928
8846
9591
6915
R EAR
6459*
6472
9584
3858
9590
2221
9659
6272
7230
9563
6915
6271
9608
9598,
3977,6906
9599
7260
7381,
9599
6263*
4334
6465
7381,9599
4334
6272 3856*
9659
9582*
9622
9659
9659
7368
6928
9574
6441*
9566*
9564*
6473
9670
9180
6271
3856*
9659
3856*
5407
3929
9597,9599
6925
7337
6928
9361
3976,6903
3977,6906
3976,6903
7369
6929
6924
R TR
9671
9564*
7337
3977,6906
9574
5407
9643
6929
9360
9621 9621
6332*
6272
6581
7666
767
7
9587
6338
6589
R TR :6597
9603
9609,
7460 black m olded,
7461 clearm olded
"R TR :"before the partnum berindicates inclusion in R TR box.
6589
R TR :6597
7666
9605
An asterisk (*)nextto a num berindictates thata Factory Team
option is available.See the Factory Team section fordetails.
6575
7217
FR O N T:7738
R EAR :6925
FINAL ADJUSTMENTS
M ake these adjustm ents before you drive the buggy
R A D IO A D JU STM EN TS
U se the follow ing steps to m ake the final adjustm ents on your car.
1. Turn the transm itter on.
2. M ake sure the m otor is disconnected.
3. C onnect your battery pack (if R TR ) and/or
turn the ESC s pow er sw itch on (if included).
4. M ove the steering controlon the transm itter
to the rightand left.D o the w heels m ove in the
correct direction? If not, you m ust reverse the
steering servo direction on your transm itter
(see radio m anual.)
5.Adjustyour steering trim (see radio m anual)
until the #9659 steering rack is centered under the top plate.Then,using the tw o steering
turnbuckles, adjust the front w heels so they
are pointing straight ahead.
6. Adjust the ESC (electronic speed control)
according to the speed controlm anufacturer’s
instructions. S om e m anufacturers have the
m otor connected during adjustm entand som e
do not.N ow turn the pow er sw itch off.
7. C onnectthe m otor.Place yourcaron a block
or car stand so that all four w heels are elevated.Turn the pow ersw itch on again.C heck
the ESC and steering settings you have m ade
and then turn the pow er sw itch back off.
8. R em em ber this! The transm itter is alw ays
the FIR ST TO B E TU R N ED O N and TH E LA ST
TURNED O FF.
A SSEM B LE B ATTER Y PACK
Ifyou are notusing a stick battery pack,here is
how to assem ble your battery pack.Solder individual cell connections as show n.
Team racers prefer battery bars for sturdier connections. Insulated w ire w ill not allow
the pack to fitin the battery slot.
Solder connections w ith R eedy Battery
Bars (#651)
M O TO R G EA R IN G
To getthe m ostfrom your m otor,proper gearing is im portant. The gear ratios listed in the
chart are recom m ended starting gear ratios.
R atios can vary from track to track, but you
should not change the pinion size m ore than
one tooth from the recom m ended ratio.
MAINTENANCE
C A U TIO N ! Increasing the
pinion size by m ore than one
tooth can dam age your m otor
from excess heat.
Aim negative lead tow ard the front
M O TO R
PIN IO N
24° stock (torque-based)
24
24° stock (R PM -based)
22
Spec 19
22
14 turn m odified m otor
23
13 turn m odified m otor
22
12 turn m odified m otor
21
11 turn m odified m otor
20
10 turn m odified m otor
19
FIN A L
SPU R D R IVE R A TIO
81
8.78:1
81
9.57:1
81
9.57:1
81
9.16:1
81
9.57:1
81
10.03:1
81
10.53:1
81
11.08:1
Follow these steps to keep yourbuggy in shape forracing
C H EC K FO R FIT
M O TO R M AINTENANCE
Betw een runs, inspect the brushes to ensure
they are m oving freely in the brush holder.This
is done by carefully rem oving the spring and
sliding the brush in and out of the holder. If
there is any resistance or rough spots,rem ove
the brush and carefully w ipe the brush clean.
This w ill clean off any buildup so the brush
slides sm oothly in the brush holder.
Afterevery 3 to 5 runs,rem ove the brushes
from the holders and inspect the tips for w ear
and/or burning.Ifthere is a noticeable am ount
of w ear, replace the brush w ith a new pair. If
the tip is a burnt blue color, then the lubricant
in the brush has been burned aw ay and new
brushes should be installed.
Afterevery otherbattery charge you should
carefully clean the m otor. O ne recom m ended
D IFFER EN TIA L
SLIPPER C LU TC H
Adjust the differential(“diff”) as noted on page
6. Adjusting the diffis notm eantto be a tuning
option. Ifyou can hearthe diffm aking a “barking” or “chirping” sound on jum p landings, either your diff is set too loose or your slipper
clutch is set too tight. First check your slipper
setting,then re-setthe diffaccording to the instructions on step C -9.
The assem bly instructions give you a base
setting for your clutch.Turn the nuton the
shaftso thatthe end ofthe top shaftis even
w ith the outside ofthe nut.Tighten the nut4
m ore turns. Atthe track,tighten or loosen the
nut in 1/8 turn increm ents untilyou hear a
You should periodically check all the m oving
parts: front and rear end, suspension arm s,
steering blocks, steering linkage, shocks, and
so on. If any of these should get dirty or bind
then your car’s perform ance w illsuffer.
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m ethod is to spray m otor cleaner directly on
the brush and com m utator area. R un the m otor for approxim ately 15 seconds. D isconnect
the m otor and spray it again, m aking sure the
runoff is clear and clean. If the runoff is still
dirty, repeat the spraying action untilclean. After com pleting the cleaning, apply a sm all
am ount of lightw eight oil to each bushing or
bearing for lubrication. Be carefulnot to apply
too m uch oil, for this w illpick up dirt and contam inate the com m utator and brushes.
faint slipping sound for 1-2 feet on takeoffs.
Another popular w ay to set the clutch is
to hold both rear tires firm ly in place and
apply short bursts of throttle. If the clutch is
properly set, the front tires should lift slightly
up offthe surface.
TUNING & SETUP TIPS
These steps prepare yourbuggy form axim um perform ance
FR O N T C A M B ER LIN K S
STEER IN G B LO C K S
C hanging the length of the cam ber link is
considered a bigger step than adjusting the
ballend height on the tow er. Shortening the
cam ber link (or low ering the ballend) w ill
give the front end less rolland quicken
steering response. Lengthening the cam ber
link (or raising the ballend) w illgive the front
m ore roll and slow er steering response.
Longer cam ber links are typically used
on high grip tracks and shorter links tend to
w ork better on m ed-grip loose tracks.
The included trailing steering blocks (# 9581)
should be used in m ost cases. The Team especially recom m ends the trailing blocks on
high-grip or “blue-groove”.
C hanging to the optional inline steering
blocks (#9577) w illgive the car an overallaggressive feeling. Steering entering and exiting
the corners is increased, but straight line stability is slightly reduced.
R aise or low er the ball
end by adding or subtracting w ashers here
C A STER
C A M B ER
C aster describes the angle of the kingpin as it
leans tow ard the rear of the vehicle. Positive
caster m eans the kingpin learns rearw ard at
the top.
The supplied 25° caster blocks (#9580)
are recom m ended in m ost cases. For m ore
corner entry steering and less exit steering, try
the optional 30° blocks (#9593).
The optional20° blocks (#9592) w illgive
you m ore exit steering and less entry steering.
C am ber describes the angle at w hich the tire
and w heelrides w hen looked atfrom the front.
N egative cam ber m eans that the tire leans
inw ard at the top.
A good starting cam bersetting is –1°. U se
the included #1719 cam ber gauge to set your
cam ber as show n. Positive cam ber, w here
the top of the tire is leaning out, is not recom m ended.
FR O N T TO E-IN
FR O N T R ID E H EIG H T
Toe-in describes the angle of the front tires
w hen view ed from the top.W ith toe-in,the front
of the tires point inw ard.
Zero degree toe-in (tires pointing straight
forw ard) is the setting that should be used in
alm ost all track conditions. O ccasionally you
can increase turn in by adding a little toe-out
(frontoftires pointslightly out). Fronttoe-in is
not a typical tuning adjustm ent used by the
Team .
R ide heightis the distance from the ground to
the bottom of the chassis.
The standard front ride height setting is
w ith the front arm s level(referred to as “arm s
level”). C heck the ride height by lifting up the
entire car about8-12 inches offthe bench and
drop it.Afterthe suspension “settles”into place,
add or rem ove pre-load clips so thatthe left&
right arm s appear to be flat as seen in the
follow ing picture.
Testing cam ber w ith the
cam ber gauge
Front arm s should be in a
straight line w hen ride height
is setas “arm s level”
A N TI-SQ U AT
Anti-squat denotes the angle of the rear arm s
relative to the ground. Zero anti-squat m eans
that the rear arm s are flat, parallel w ith the
ground. The kit setting is 2°, and can be adjusted by installing or rem oving the included
shim s underneath the arm m ount.
The shim w ith 2 tabs is for 2° and the
shim w ith 1 tab is for 1°. You can use any
com bination ofshim s to get0,1,2,or 3° antisquat. Adding anti-squat tends to m ake the
car “rotate” m ore in corners, but doesn’t
handle as w ell through the bum ps.
U pper shim (w ith one tab), 1°
Low er shim (w ith tw o tabs), 2°
R EA R C A M B ER LIN K
R EA R C A M B ER
C hanging the length ofthe cam ber link is considered a bigger step than adjusting the ball
end height on the rear chassis brace. Shortening the cam berlink (orlow ering the ballend)
w illgive the rear end less rolland the car w ill
tend to accelerate or“square up”better.Lengthening the cam ber link (or raising the ballend)
w illgive the rear m ore rolland m ore cornering
grip. Longer cam ber links are typically used
on high grip tracks, w hile shorter links tend to
w ork better on m ed-grip loose tracks. The kit
setting is the best com prom ise of cornering
grip and acceleration.
C am ber describes the angle at w hich the tire
and w heelrides w hen looked atfrom the back.
N egative cam ber m eans that the tire leans inw ard atthe top.
A good starting cam bersetting is –1°. U se
the included #1719 cam ber gauge to set your
cam ber (show n above). A dding a sm all
am ount of positive cam ber, w here the top of
the tire is leaning out, w ill tend to im prove
straight-line acceleration on loose tracks.
R aise or low er
the ball end
by adding or
subtracting
w ashers here
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W H EELB A SE A D JU STM EN T
You have three options for rear hub spacing,
Forw ard, M iddle, & Back. The kit setting provides the m ost rear traction, and w ill be used
m ost often. For im proved handling in bum ps
or rhythm sections, try m oving the hubs to the
M iddle or Back position. This can also m ake
the car handle better in 180° turns.
Spacers to the rear w illplace hubs
forw ard, shortening the w heelbase
A N TI-R O LL B A R
R EA R R ID E H EIG H T
The optional #9635 B4 rear anti-roll bar kit
(also called the “sw aybar”) allow s you to add
roll resistance to the rear end w ith m inim al
effecton handling over bum ps and jum ps.Itis
an especially helpful tuning item on high-grip
tracks (try the gold bar). The silver and black
anti-roll bars are typically used on m edium grip loose tracks.
R ide height is the distance from the ground to
the bottom of the chassis.
The rear ride height setting you should
use m ost often is w ith the outdrive, driveshaft,
and axles allon the sam e im aginary horizontal line (referred to as “bones level”). C heck
the ride heightby lifting up the entire car about
8-12 inches offthe bench and dropping it.After
the suspension “settles” into place, add or rem ove pre-load clips so that the left & right
driveshafts appear to be flat as seen in the
follow ing picture.
B A TTER Y PLA C EM EN T
This is one ofthe bestadjustm ents on the car,
and itcan have the biggesteffecton handling.
M ostofthe tim e,m oving the battery pack back
w illyield m ore reartraction and decrease steering. C onversely, m oving the battery pack forw ard w ill yield less rear traction and increase
steering.Butin som e cases on extrem ely high
grip or extrem ely low grip tracks, m oving the
pack forw ard w ill m ake the buggy feel m ore
balanced and actually im prove rear grip.
FR O N T
R EA R
Spacer to the frontw illplace
batteries to the rear
D ogbones should be in a
straight line w hen ride height
is set as “dogbones level”
FR O N T
R EA R
Spacer to the rear w illplace
batteries to the front
SETU P SH EETS
The bestw ay to getyourcarhandling rightis to
go to ourw ebsite,w w w .rc10.com ,and click on
the links for setup sheets. O ur Team D rivers
help develop these setups at N ationalevents.
Also, m ost drivers have a “base” setup
thatthey use as a starting pointforevery event.
Try running som e ofthese base setups or look
for track conditions and tires thatare sim ilar to
your localtrack and m im ic that setup.
R em em ber, each adjustm ent has a purpose,so copy everything from the setup sheet
and then m ake adjustm ents based on the recom m endations in here.
For m ore inform ation on setups, please go
online to the Tuning G uide page and order the
#9656 C om plete Tuning G uide:B 4.
TEA M A SSO C IATED O N LIN E
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Tech H elp. Answ ers to racer’s questions are
posted for allto learn from .
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favorite kits. G et your painting ideas here!
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Setup Sheets. W here racers find blank and
standard setups to dow nload for their kit.
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you m ay race your kit.
Parts C atalogs.Find the m ost up-to-date listing ofparts for your kit.
C ontactA ssociated.O urexpertstaffansw ers
your toughest questions about A ssociated,
R eedy, and LR P products.
D river ______________________________________________
Track / C ity __________________________________________
Event __________________________ D ate ______________
SETU P SH EET forthe Team A ssociated R C 10B 4
FR O N T
1
R EA R
SH O C K M O U N TIN G
& C AM BER LIN K
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C AM BER _______°
# W ASH ER S
__________
C AM BER _______°
# W ASH ER S
__________
SH O C K M O U N TIN G
& C AM BER LIN K
3
1 2
ABC
1 2
AB
1 2
R ID E H EIG H T __________________________
R ID E H EIG H T __________________________
TO E-IN (+)/O U T (-)____ °
BU M P STEER SPAC ER _____
AXLE H EIG H T
up
m iddle
dow n
STEER IN G BLO C K
trailing
AN TI-R O LL BAR
none
black (soft)
sivler (m ed)
gold (heavy)
ANTI-SQ UAT
0°
1°
2°
W H EELBASE
3°
long
m edium
short
C ASTER
20°
25°
30°
inline
FRO NT SHO CKS
REAR SHO CKS
O IL _____ w t
O IL _____ w t
SPR IN G (color) _____________
PISTO N # ________
SPR IN G (color) _____________
PISTO N # ________
SH AFT
# LIM ITER S ______
SH AFT
# LIM ITER S ______
unobtainium
STD
FR O N T TIR ES & W H EELS
unobtainium
STD
R EA R TIR ES & W H EELS
FR O N T TIR ES _______________________________________
R EAR TIR ES ________________________________________
IN SER TS __________ W H EELS ________________________
IN SER TS __________ W H EELS ________________________
TR AC TIO N C O M PO U N D _________________________
R A D IO /B ATTER IES
M O TO R
O TH ER
R AD IO ___________ SER VO ___________
M O TO R & W IN D _________________
BO D Y ___________________________
ESC _______________________________
BR U SH ES ______________________
W IN G ___________________________
D R AG BR AKE _______ IN IT BR AKE _______
SPR IN G ________________________
W IN G AN G LE
BATTER Y PLAC EM EN T
PIN IO N /SPU R ______ /______
C H ASSIS ________________________
front
rear
0°
3°
6°
BATTER IES __________________________
C O N D ITIO N S
sm ooth
bum py
low traction
m ed traction
high traction
sandy
soft dirt
grass
blue groove
clay
w et
dry
dusty
other
C O M M EN TS
N O TES ________________________________________________________________________________________
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