Complete history of the Associated RC10

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Complete history of the Associated RC10

Post by MelvinsArmy » Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:51 am

Figured it would be smart to start a thread about the complete history of the car this forum is devoted to. I think we should nail down a definitive list of the Associated RC10. All the complete buggys and trucks with the RC10 name. No aftermarket chassis, we can do that in another thread.

Here's my what my memory can contribute. Lot's of holes, but a start. It would also be nice to have kit numbers to go with each kit.

6010 RC10 - the original gold tub, 6 gear RC10
RC10CE (Championship Edition) same as the original, but with wider front arms and taller wheels and tires
RC10 Graphite. Same as the CE, but with a graphite chassis (graphite shock towers?)
Somewhere around this time, I think the Stealth transmission was introduced. Did it first appear on the CE, or did it come on a whole new car?
RC10T. Awesome truck version of the RC10, far superior to the aftemarket conversion trucks. Came with a Stealth and completely different suspension.
RC10 Worlds. New chassis, shock towers, and other stuff. I remember it was a looooong time in the making, several years. Based on the car the won the Worlds, I think driven by Masami Hirosaka. But, the final production car was different than that car.

RC10B2 & T2. Whole new car
RC10B3 & T3. Whole new car
RC10B4 & T4. Whole new car

Like I said, lots of holes. This is just from memory, I don't feel like Googleing or digging through my stack of RCCA's tonight. Feel free to contribute or correct anything. It would also be fun to find out little details like when the shocks changed. 8)

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Post by Spiderman » Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:37 am

I have a pic of the first prototype RC10.
It has tamayia(sp) front
will post it when I can

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Post by scr8p » Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:41 am

i got some stuff to add from m.a.'s post

6011 rc10 ce- no bearings, they had the bronze bushings. gold shocks, dogbones and stub axles, stealth trans, msc, stock motor, 3 piece wheels.

6035 rc10 team car- aluminum chassis, full bearings, hard anodized shocks, universal axles, stealth trans, one piece wheels.

6036 rc10 team car- same as 6035, but with graphite chassis.

6037 rc10 world's car- full bearings, hard anodized aluminum chassis, hard anodized shocks, universal axles, graphite shock towers, bushing bellcrank steering, graphite tranny brace, fiberglass battery strap, pro-line tires, flourescent yellow wheels.

7011 rc10t sport truck- same as 6011 but a truck.

7035 rc10t team truck- same as 6035 but a truck.

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First RC10 prototype

Post by Spiderman » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:06 am

heres the first RC10 prototype being held by Roger Curtis
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Post by badhoopty » Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:54 pm

its official, i now need to get internet at home... ;)

the shocks changed halfway during the production of the graphite and champ editions. at least thats my deduction from my graphite/c.e. manuals that have supplemental inserts added for the new-style shocks and also the stealth tranny.

also, i think the t.q.10 came out right before the 'graphite' and c.e. editions.

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Post by GRIZZLY » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:40 am

This is my minor donation, the first release of the truck was #7001, I believe, GRIZZLY

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Post by RCB3 » Thu May 18, 2006 2:19 pm

I don't remember the numbers but, here goes,

RC10 short arm 6 gear with or without bearings

TQ10 made by AE and Horizon, It had a graphite chassis, long front arms, 2.0 tires and wheels and a Sidewinder body.

RC10 CE with or without bearings, new body, and 3 piece wheels
About this time AE also sold powder coated chassis in blue,pink,yellow, and green and maybe more colors.(I still liked the gold tub)

AE debuted the original design of the stealth car in '89 worlds in Australia.

Stealth conversion kit for the RC10

RC10T with black tub,stealth, white arms, and skinny and wide front tires. It debuted in cow print paint on the body.

RC10 Team in graphite or black tub, stealth one piece wheels and universals.

RC10 Worlds car which Kinwald won his first worlds with and then went to Losi.

RC10ST Like the RC10T with bushings

RC10B2/T2 Different style
RC10B3 upgrade of B2/T3 new truck
RC10B4/T4 Different style
Winning and speed are just a few practices away.

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Post by Sharkman » Sat May 20, 2006 12:15 am

just to add a little to the history post,here's a pic of my TQ10.The car is like 95% mint.i have the,manuel,supplement,NIB body and wing kit.needs minor attention,but sweet just as well.Enjoy!
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