This is the Team Associated B5 "Team" Rear Motor 2WD Competition Electric Buggy Kit. With 11 IFMAR World Championship titles under their belt, no manufacturer has been as successful in the 1/10 scale 2WD off road class as Team Associated. However, making the best even better is not an easy task. Area 51 designers took on the challenge and included a variety of design features that make the B5 more than just an updated version of the B4. Countless hours of engineering and testing were done with a goal to retain the performance qualities of the B4, and push it to the next level.
The RC10B5 is built on a narrow composite tub chassis that keeps the mass centralized and balanced, improving rough track handling and overall performance. Inserts used in the steering and caster blocks allow easy caster and axle adjustments. The rear hubs feature camber link and rear toe in inserts to make rear geometry adjustments easier, combined with larger axle bearings for improved durability. Heavy duty lubricated "captured" type ball cups improve durability, while at the same time reduce friction, and the updated steering system uses horizontal ball studs that allow finer Ackermann adjustments. Improved transmission gears and a more durable differential with 14 carbide balls are included to harness the power of the hottest modified motors. Plus, Factory Team parts like 12mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks and VTS slipper clutch are included as standard equipment! The B5 pushes the Associated 2wd platform to the next level and beyond.
RC10B5 Team Kit Features:
Narrowed composite tub chassis with centralized mass, optimized motor position, metric hardware, and fits R.O.A.R.-approved 2S saddle packs, 2S short packs, and 2S square packs
Factory Team V2 12mm “Big Bore” threaded aluminum shocks with 3mm shock shafts and updated O-rings for improved smoothness
Factory Team VTS (Variable Torque multi-plate Slipper) with three drive surfaces and high-resolution spring
Transmission has stronger gears, precision ball bearings, and a 14 carbide ball differential for increased life and torque capacity
Front suspension features heavy-duty steering and caster blocks, while the insert system allows for easy caster and trailing axle adjustments
Adjustable front suspension mount angle kick-up options of 25˚ and 30˚ are included
One-piece front axle/hex adapter and larger front wheel bearing for added durability
Heavy-duty lubricated ball cups and optimized ball studs allow for maximum suspension travel while reducing binding and friction
Updated full bearing steering system with horizontal ball studs for finer Ackermann adjustments
Rear hubs feature larger bearings as well as the quick and easy insert system to adjust camber link position and rear toe-in
B5 clear body and wing included
Power Source: Electric
Body Style: Buggy
Scale Size: 1/10 Scale
Assembly Level: Kit*
Width: Varies (Final width will vary depending on the tires used to complete the kit.)
Weight: Varies (Final weight will vary depending on the electronics and tires used to complete the kit.)
Needed to Complete:
1/10 scale electric motor
1/10 scale electronic speed control
7.4V LiPo or 6.0V LiFe battery (saddle pack, shorty pack, or square pack)
Battery charger (able to charge one of the batteries mentioned above)
2-channel surface transmitter, and its batteries
Pinion gear (48 pitch)
Polycarbonate-specific spray paint for body
1:10 scale buggy tires for 2.2” wheels
Glue for tires and wheels
*NOTE: RC10B5 Team Kit shown equipped with items NOT included in kit; motor, battery, ESC, servo, receiver, and tires are not included. Body comes clear. Assembly and painting required.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday, February 08, 2014.