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Old Jul 11, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Can anyone tell me about this car?

Was given this car 5 or 6 years ago and it went to the storage box. Now my son is old enough and wants to get it running. All of my R/C vehicles have wings so I need your help. I charged the battery, connected all wires, TX/RX (from another old nitro RS4) was connected and switched on and....nothing! Can't get it to run.
I will probably get a new ESC and motor of the brushless kind but I need to know what size, gear teeth? Thanks for your help.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 09:11 PM
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That looks like a Trinity T Spec class chassis I saw the Trinity logo on the rear pod. I bet those are 64 pitch pinions. You can get a finer gear ratio for carpet racing. Here is a new spec class racing chassis http://www.rjspeed.com/

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=64P&search=Go Pinions
You could use the 48 pitch pinion and spurs as well
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 07:36 AM
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Thanks mredzadventure,
I guess this may not be the best chassis to rebuild for a 5 yr old to run around? We do not have an indoor track here, any guess on the size of the motor?

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That looks like a Trinity T Spec class chassis I saw the Trinity logo on the rear pod. I bet those are 64 pitch pinions. You can get a finer gear ratio for carpet racing. Here is a new spec class racing chassis http://www.rjspeed.com/

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=64P&search=Go Pinions
You could use the 48 pitch pinion and spurs as well
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:57 AM
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Thanks mredzadventure,
I guess this may not be the best chassis to rebuild for a 5 yr old to run around? We do not have an indoor track here, any guess on the size of the motor?
I think a 5 year old will like an offroad car better, so he can run around more sorts of terrain. I would lean towards a truggy.
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Thanks mredzadventure,
I guess this may not be the best chassis to rebuild for a 5 yr old to run around? We do not have an indoor track here, any guess on the size of the motor?
That is a Trinity Speed Gem 2 Jade 15 turn motor

Here are the new ones http://www.trinityrc.net/shop/index....ry&path=72_114

You could run that with some hard foam tires on a parking lot. The bigger issue might be parts for the car. Ebay may have some. I might find a cheap brushed esc and clean the motor to see how it runs It would be a inexpensive little project. See if you kid likes it. You coan always pull the ESC motor and radio out in to a different chassis.
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Old Jul 14, 2013, 09:21 PM
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+ 1 on the off road

You have a cool little indoor/carpet car there but I have to agree your son will have an easier time getting the feel for rc with something that will be a little more forgiving with bumps ,jumps ect .

A close friend of mine tried starting his son off with a ridged pan car at the age of 7 and his son had the car destroyed in under an hour just trying to run it in a busted up parking lot He never ran it into anything just the cracks and such were to much for the car

I started my son out on old 1/10 stadium trucks becouse I was able to find them fairly cheap

you can always save it for him when he gets a little older
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 02:52 PM
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Thanks for the info RCG'ers. I will put it away for a few more years and get something off-road.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 06:40 PM
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that car is not a T-spec.. I had several and they look nothing like that. Its a pan car of some kind. looks similar to an old bolink that I had years ago.. direct drive motor.. made for a great carpet racer at the time, not a great car for bashing.. They weren't designed for crashing and any jarring throws the chassis out of wack.. as others have said, get a 1/10th truck.. durable and fun..
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 07:28 PM
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There was two Trinity T Specs... one was a pan car, the other was a touring car.

Another site listing on identical to this as a T Spec.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...-pan-cars.html
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 10:13 PM
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I thought it might have been a Bolink car at first to, but the Trinity logo on the side of the rear pod made me think other wise. The had a Street Spec if I remember correctly It's a blast from the past for sure.
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 01:10 PM
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There was two Trinity T Specs... one was a pan car, the other was a touring car.

Another site listing on identical to this as a T Spec.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...-pan-cars.html
Been doing this for a long time and I had no idea they made a pan car. Never saw one in any of the races I've been to in the past.. looks just like my old Bolink however with some small changes..
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