Tyco CC-02 Chassis

 

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     Tyco CC-02 Chassis. You will notice similarity to the Ideal Toys TCR MK.3 Chassis. This chassis was in production from 1980 till 1981.

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     The CC-01 had problems with rear traction. For the CC-02 Tyco used silicon rear tires and changed the front end to a pivoting steering system and changed the rear axle to a duel drive. The extra traction from the rear silicon tires and having both rear tires provide traction made the chassis faster and improved gliding. The pivot steering made the cars steering work better. The problem is silicon tires pick up every piece of dirt on a track and after a while the CC-02 would begin to have problems due to lack of traction. This was why cleaning the Tyco track was so important to keep the silicon tires sticky so the CC-02 would not bounce around the track.

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    Rear gears are white and red colored. The rear pinion gear is a 7T, Spur gear is 25T. final drive ratio: 3.57:1

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    The rear gears did not engage smoothly that caused the steering to be slightly erratic. The chassis would bounce left or right off the walls at full speed causing the player to slightly reduce speed or fly off the track. The rear axle could not be taken apart because the rear rims were cast on to the axle shaft as one piece. That made servicing the gears very difficult and impossible to inspect the inside of the metal plates for defects. Some times you had a great running chassis and sometimes you had a nightmare. Basically you kept it as clean as possible removed hairs, kept it oiled and when needed replaced the engagement pins with new ones.

DSCN0733.JPG      Chassis is very close in design to the IDEAL MK.3 style chassis
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     'A' Chassis Configuration. The original Command control cars came fixed as either A or B chassis. You had to buy one of each to have a complete set.

DSCN0735.JPG      'B' Chassis configuration

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