View Full Version : new project, need help

07-27-2004, 08:14 PM
alright so i found my dads old rc and decided to fix it and get it running again, but i have some issues. 1 i dont know if all the parts are there and 2 i dont know how to change the plug where the bat. and motor connect. i added some pics for yall to help me and anything you can do is greatly apreciated

07-27-2004, 11:42 PM
looks like your dad used to run oval or gearbox touring.

The car appears to need: An ESC, and new plugs

07-27-2004, 11:49 PM
my dad used to just drive that around in the road till we crashed it into a draiage ditch and it broke... whats a ESC?

07-28-2004, 01:33 PM
where did the post move to?

07-28-2004, 03:33 PM
ya..new plugs, ESC and you should be ready to go

07-28-2004, 03:46 PM
Man I wish I had a relic like that. Is that a gold-tub RC10?

07-28-2004, 04:05 PM
Of course it is... and with a little TLC, there are many hours of fun left in it if you don't run it up under a moving beer truck. :p

Hey toxin, ask one of your R/C buds or take that puppy down to your LHS if you don't know what to do to get it running... I'm assuming you would've already asked your dad to help you if he was available.

07-29-2004, 11:15 PM
he hasnt done anything with rc in forever so hes not to into helping me, and im not up on all the parts and such thats why i asked you guys. the only rc i have is a stock kit USA1 electric. so i figured id ask what i need and such, i have no idea what the type it is or anything i just found it in a box that say "dads rc"... so anything you can do to help me is great... i also need to know what scale bodies will fit it... thanks

SS Pede
07-29-2004, 11:27 PM
ESC is Electronic Speed Control. The battery pack, motor, and receiver hook up to it. It's like the throttle.

07-30-2004, 12:12 PM
this is an esc. You NEED one to be able to run his car.
you also need a body. Your gonna have to move one of the two body mounts to the center hole, thenbuy and paint a new body. you also need these to run it.

07-30-2004, 12:24 PM
Toxin - what you have there is an original RC10 buggy, a classic, IMO one of the cars that started it all. It's hard to tell from this angle but it looks like it even has the original tranny, a pre-stealth. When looking for parts, just make sure they're for the original RC 10.

For a manual and other tips, go to teamassociated.com. If you absolutely cannot find parts for it, AE will sell them to you directly.

For even more help, go to the Original RC10 Forum located here (http://www.radiocontrolzone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76472). From the main forum, it's in Vehicles Forums -> Electric Offroad. There are LOTS of RC10 owners out there. :D

Everything mentioned here is right on with one point overlooked: I can tell by that 4-cell AA pack this car was originally run with a MECHANICAL speed control. The 6 or 7 cell pack powered the motor, the 4-cell AA pack powered the receiver. If you get an ESC, you won't need the 4-call AA pack, the receiver is powered by the main batt pack itself.

An ESC is the way to go, MSC's are troublesome and rob you of a lot of power and run time.

EDIT: It also looks like some mods have been made to the steering setup too, usually the servo's farther back, mounted sideways, and there's a steering bellcrank setup missing. Download the manual and check it out, you will see what I mean. Looks like that setup will work fine though.

08-01-2004, 12:52 AM
thanks so much for all the help guys... im going to get some money with my next pay check and work on it a bit... thanks again