Team Associated RC10 B6.1D Team Kit
The Team Associated RC10 B6.1D Team Kit features a redesigned Lay Back Stealth transmission that gives the car additional traction when exiting the corners. The addition of +1 Ackermann plates and gull wing suspension arms tune the steering for razor-sharp feel and control. The B6.1D features an easy-access ball differential, diff height adjustability, and a redesigned slipper assembly. The setups and tuning parts remain interchangeable between the B6.1D and B6.1 configurations, and both versions come with the speed, durability and lineage expected of a true champion.
NOTE: Painted body, wheels and tires shown in photos are for illustrative purposes only and are not included. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model.
- Easy-access ball differential
- Differential height adjustment with 0, 1, 2, and 3mm inserts included
- Redesigned slipper assembly for better weight balance and shock clearance
- 3-gear Lay Back Stealth transmission for lower and forward CG
- Heavy-duty V2 routed graphite front shock tower with tower guard
- Heavy-duty V2 routed graphite rear tower, standard height
- Heavy-duty V2 rear axle with 67mm bones
- V2 springs for a more reactive and nimble feel
- Innovative rear arm with molded inserts for ultra-fine lower shock mount adjustment
- Molded spur gear guard to help protect body from damage
- +1 Steering block arms optimize feel on dirt tracks
- Battery strap allows the use of optional turnbuckle-based braces
- Machined pistons included for better fit and smoother operation
- Aluminum rear clamping hex and front axle with laser etching
- Rear hubs feature large bearings and the easy-insert system to adjust camber link position and rear axle height
- One-piece shock bushing to make assembly easier
- Aluminum C and D arm mounts included for large range of anti-squat and toe adjustment
- Lightweight aluminum top shaft
- Factory Team upgraded ball bearing kit included (now oiled instead of greased for less drag)
- JConcepts B6 clear body and wing included
- Shortened, 7075 aluminum chassis
Power Source: Electric
Body Style: Buggy
Scale Size: 1:10 Scale
Assembly Level: Kit*
Internal Gear Ratio: 2.6:1
Needed to Complete:
- 1:10 scale 540-size electric motor
- 1:10 scale electronic speed control
- 7.4V LiPo or 6.6V LiFe battery (shorty pack, saddle pack, or square pack). Saddle Pack and Square can be used, but you must remove the battery strap and the battery must be held in with 2 sided tape.
- Battery charger (able to charge one of the batteries mentioned above)
- 2-channel surface transmitter, and its batteries
- 2-channel receiver
- Steering servo
- Pinion gear (48 pitch)
- Spray paint for polycarbonate body
- 1:10 scale buggy wheels
- 1:10 scale buggy tires
- Glue for tires and wheels
This product was added to our catalog on April 12, 2018.
The kit was a relatively easy build. The only hop-up additions were the slipper eliminator, titanium ball-studs and turnbuckles, and added 23g Brass 'C' mount, to give a total weight inc battery & body of 1501 grams. For 17.5 Stock Class, the car handled really well on both slippery/dusty clay surface as well as high grip clay surface.
All-round I'm glad I upgraded to the B6.1... now just to improve my driving!! LOL)
First run was on an awful dirt lot, went too fast, hit a rock and did a 10x cartwheel that easily threw several hard, awkward hits on my front wheels. Figured at the very least I'd be replacing turnbuckles. Nope, just a scuff on the wing.
Next slam was a pipe pin at my local track. (My depth perception sucks.) I'm sure there was a scratch left by the hit but I couldn't differentiate it from the others.
I know with being RC that there was some luck involved, but for my specific experience this thing is a tank.
This car is set up for finesse in my opinion, not slamming around. I put 40w fluid in all four shocks because I run on a track made for 1/8 scale truggies. Will likely get a beefier set of springs too.
When you put the Velcro body holds on the chassis, either split it lengthwise and put half towards the front and half towards the rear or buy more and run the entire side of the chassis. I had an issue with vibration (yeah yeah, I know...balance my wheels...) On the rear that made both inner camber ball studs come loose. Because they're metal on metal I used, and suggest loctite blue.
Get an electronics panel insert for your RX and ESC. Without it you have to play around making stuff fit and even after that it's a pain to clean. If you're worried about weight there's a 7.5g graphite one available.
Future Mods will be an aluminum steering rack and rear aluminum hubs so I can run the MIP puck system.
For all but the most experienced racers the amount of adjustments you can easily make to this car is almost overkill. I love overkill. Be mindful to save all of the unused bits for future adjustments!
Drivability: I overpowered the crap out of mine, so initially if was, of course, squirrelly. Once I dialed the insanity back a bit and got the right tires for my track, even my ham-fisted driving style was tempered by the great engineering and I was shaving time off my laps.
The only cons I can come up with are the desire for more velcro for the body mounting and needing two drops of loctite on the rear inside camber ball studs. So yeah, no biggie. Associated knocked it out of the park with this one. I'd even go as far as to say this thing is worthy of being called the B7, but because I failed my marketing class years ago I'll leave the numbering to the experts.)
Note the kit comes with the 3 gear standup gear cover. I couldn't find info or exploded views on the standup trans and had to find a couple of shorter screws then what is used for the layback. Finally got a chance to drive it last couple of weekends and it handles my rough dirt track amazing. It generates great traction without giving up steering. My best laps with all the other 2wd buggy's are in the low 14 secs and ran under 14's almost every lap with the b6.1d. I have never cracked the 14 sec mark b4. So now I'm working on setups on all the other 2wd buggy's to see if I can improve them to match the b6.1d. Other then the standup and brass c it is kit setup with shocks on rear. So far my favorite 2wd so far for my rough low traction dirt track. Never tried the layback because a sealed gear cover is a must for me. Heres a list of my 2wd's I tested against it. Rb6, Rb6.6, TLR22 4.0,b6d, b5m, yz-2 dt, sworks s12-1r, xb2 dirt, cougar kd,spyder srx-2, hobao h2 pro, PR S1 V3, and even a 3racing cactus.
Other then the lack of 3 gear standup exploded view for proper screw length I couldn't be happier with it. Will be getting the sc6.1 with the same standup trans.)