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Old 01-23-2006, 12:51 PM
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Hi all.
A few days ago i bought my first nitro RC car a TS4N plus from my local model shop. Just thought i would show it off a bit hehe.



Not that theres alot to show off, i know. But i follow up with a question.
Yesterday while i was driving, the belt shown here


...decided to come off of the pulley and melt part of the plastic brace/hanger/whatever it is. Does this part now need replacing or will it be ok? Also from a standing start under heavy acceleration the car seems to veer wildly to the left, is this just a natural thing or may there be an underlying problem here? I have also noticed the green and yellow pulleys in the picture above have small nicks on them, is this anything to worry about?

Sorry for all the questions guys but my experience is 0 so im in need of some help.
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Old 01-25-2006, 11:24 AM
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gee...thanks guys
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:48 PM
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* The plastic bracket should be OK, they are pretty tough. Might be a good idea to buy a spare in case though (you should be able to buy that part on it's own)

* If the car is veering to the left, then you need to look at camber, castor, toe-in, toe-out etc. If one or more of the settings are out it can throw the car to one side during heavy acceleration or braking. Read up on these topics, and adjusting them will become second nature. Trust me, a well set up car will handle so much better you will notice it immediately.

* The green and yellow "pinion gears" will show signs of wear, but avoid running in gravel, as small stones will wedge themselves in the teeth of both the spur and pinion gears and ruin them in a matter of minutes. Check the gears after every run for signs of wear, and remove any stones (i think i can see a stone in the larger spur gear). If there is wear on the metal gears, they will quickly wear the plastic spurs as they are much softer. I reccomend buying another set of pinions (get an entire clutch bell, it should have 2 pinion gears on it, and it is much easier/cheaper than buying 2 replacement pinion gears) and at least one set of spurs.


(When i get home i'll post some pics of my seriously modded TS-4). If you have any more questions about the car, ask away.
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:06 PM
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excellant, thats just what i wanted to hear. Many thanks mate.
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Old 01-27-2006, 01:56 PM
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ORIGINAL: snowbl!nd

(When i get home i'll post some pics of my seriously modded TS-4).
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Old 01-27-2006, 05:08 PM
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Wow, that looks amazing. What have you done to it?
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Old 01-27-2006, 06:29 PM
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Erm... just about everything possible. Here goes:-

* Novarossi/Top CT-12 engine (1Hp)
* 3-shoe racing clutch and lightweight flywheel
* 2-speed tranny (using higher ratio gears - not the gold and green ones)
* Titanium tie-rods
* Failsafe
* Replaced reciever and both servos
* New tuned pipe and header (hand polished)
* Custom bulkheads
* Dodge stratus shell (about to be replaced with Mazda 6)
* Custom milled thick purple chassis
* Purple alumimium knuckles
* Purple aluminium hub carriers
* Purple aluminium T-plate
* Purple aluminium pulleys (disintegrated on 1'st run)
* Purple aluminium steering assembly

* Countless replacement parts, wheels tyres etc. Especially pivot balls, i'm on about my 9'th set.
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Old 01-27-2006, 07:41 PM
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Ive never seen that car in my life but i like it is it
Fast
easy to control
inexpensive (not that i plan on buying one)
Can it contend with the high end cars
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Old 01-27-2006, 07:44 PM
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It looks like a belt driven version of the NTC3.
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:23 AM
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Ive never seen that car in my life but i like it is it
Fast
easy to control
inexpensive (not that i plan on buying one)
Can it contend with the high end cars
Fast - YES. Unlike many people i'm not going to give an outrageous speed claim, but i've held my own racing 1/5 (or 1/4 scale, i'm not sure) petrol cars in a HUGE car park. So far it's not been up against anything faster.

Easy to control - Once you get the hang of it.

Inexpensive - The stock version (at the top of the page) cost me £200 second hand. To get it to it's present condition required an additional £400-500.

Could it contend - If set up correctly and i removed many of the aluminium parts - MAYBE. But probably only in a straight line, the design is a few years old so i guess it wouldn't be able to keep up with newer cars around a track.
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Old 01-28-2006, 06:59 AM
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wow, thats some serious work. Where did you get those parts from? may i ask
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:17 AM
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Mainly aluminium "Fastrax" parts, from CML, the racing clutch & flywheel from Sabbatini racing (racing division of TT) and the rest of the parts from Amerang (TT supplier).

Also, there is a LOT of custom work done on the car by myself. Mainly because certain parts were not direct replacements and requires serious modding in some way. Examples include the 2-speed (custom filed and shimmed), the clutch (shimmed), backplate (filed) and lots of other little bits. Took ages to get this thing running!
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:09 AM
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dose any1 now were i canm get a radio plate for my thunder tiger ts4n i asked tags and they said they cant get 1 for my car. []
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Old 02-26-2006, 08:28 AM
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You should be able to get the standard radio plate (cast or fibre) from Thunder Tiger themselves. If you can find a model shop which deals with Thunder Tiger or Amerang then you should be able to get one. Bear in mind that Amerang are having "difficulties" distributing parts at the moment - not sure why but you could be waiting months for the part.

...OR, i believe there is a carbon fibre radio plate availible from cml distribution (UK based supplier).
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thnx m8 also do u now if i can put any size engine in my car?
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asl odo know any sites were i can by parts for it?
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thnx m8 also do u now if i can put any size engine in my car?
You could, but you'd have to do some serious modification to the chassis and drivetrain to get it to work. Best to stick with small-block engines (.12 - .18 - although only SOME .18's are based on the small-block design). You can get enough power from a good .12 that anything else is just overkill and will rip the drivtrain up in minutes.

Lots of parts here: > http://modelsport.co.uk/
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:07 AM
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i want to join a club but iam only 14 so can i join one?
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and do u know any clubs around sheffield?
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Yeah, you can still join a club if you're only 14, but i don't know of any clubs around Sheffield.
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hey snowblind i hope your still around you seem to know your stuff and i could really use some help on locating some parts for my ts4n pro i need the engine mount and screws to attach it to the chassis, i cant find it anywhere and my local model shop has closed down so cant get them to order it for me.. ive looked on many sites and without hope. im currently w8n for thunder tiger to reply 2 my email but thats from last week and aint looking good lol... any and all help will be much appreciated

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have a look on eBay they seem to have all of my parts needs, i blew an engine a while back 'they had a brand new shortblock' it was only like £25 as well. i just had a look and it seems they dont have any atm, typical :P but just keep looking around on the site.
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Can anyone help me i have 2 Thunder Tiger TS4N but i need shells for them. Ive looked on modelsport but i cant find any. Anyone know where i can buy them from?
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