Thursday , 19 May 2022

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build – Part 3 – Steering

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build - Part 3 - Steering

The Build – Part 3

The Team Associated F6 has 3 different steering options; 2 bellcrank setups (long and short) and a forward-servo system. The foward-servo system has been used by a lot of other manufacturers, the bellcrank setup is relatively new. For this build, I’ll be going with the kit setup – the short bellcrank system.

Build Notes:
None.
Step 1:
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build - Part 3 - Steering
Assemble the bellcrank arm. Press the 5×8 bearings into it as well, blue shield facing out (I’ve shown one in and one on the bellcrank post).
Step 2:
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build - Part 3 - Steering
Pop the assembled turnbuckles onto the bellcrank.
Step 3:
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build - Part 3 - Steering
Attach the assembly to the chassis.

Now, that sounds easy but this step will certainly test your patience. I mean really. If it’s making you mental, you can remove the top plate to make it a little easier.

Once you’ve wrestled with that, pop the other ends of the turnbuckles in place.

Short, simple step. Time to move on to the rear suspension!

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Opening Page
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 1 – Shock, Damper Tubes & Turnbuckles
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 2 – Front Suspension & Servo
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 3 – Steering
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 4 – Rear Suspension
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 5 – Rear Axle
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 6 – Wings
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 7 – Electronics

About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet!

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