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  1. Ok, made another attempt. Looks like this is...

    Ok, made another attempt. Looks like this is going to take some more work. The wheel bearing system on an XO-1 is woefully inadequate even on a stock car. Miles of slop. When you combine this...
  2. The problem is the ends. If I upgrade them I...

    The problem is the ends. If I upgrade them I might look into going to a large scale link of some sort.
  3. I finally have it in a drivable condition. The...

    I finally have it in a drivable condition. The problem I am now having is that it has ridiculous amounts of grip. If you turn too hard it tries to grab and hop. This results in breaking tie rods. ...
  4. I'm really just going down my own path here. If...

    I'm really just going down my own path here. If my original plans were to just build the fastest RC car in the world, this whole thing might look significantly different. I have no illusions of...
  5. There really aren't any local tracks with a...

    There really aren't any local tracks with a shutdown area smooth enough to run this. Valdosta Ga, and Memphis International are the only two places I know of right now where I would feel safe...
  6. Oh, I know. I'm just messing with you guys....

    Oh, I know. I'm just messing with you guys. :cool: I don't mind tech discussion.

    They will be lightened further before I run them. And these are just test mules. If they drive half way decent...
  7. Yall are giving me a headache.

    Yall are giving me a headache.
  8. I'm in the process of lightening them. I hope...

    I'm in the process of lightening them. I hope that with my new body style I will be able to reduce battery mass by about 2/3. If that is the case, the car will still be considerably lighter than it...
  9. Currently a lot heavier. I'm in the process of...

    Currently a lot heavier. I'm in the process of reducing their weight but that is not really too much of a concern at this point.
  10. http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/bigdyno/nu...

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/bigdyno/null_zpsb8cb2c4c.jpg

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/bigdyno/null_zpsf96c1b9c.jpg
  11. Yeah, I'm down here in Denton. I will probably...

    Yeah, I'm down here in Denton. I will probably only make actual speed runs at race tracks from now on. I have found a couple of roads around here that are good enough to horse around on a little...
  12. I believe a lot of the "supercars" that use AWD...

    I believe a lot of the "supercars" that use AWD actually have a very complicated system for altering the amount of power sent to front and rear wheels based on speed.

    In what I do for a living,...
  13. I think I've seen it all now, lol.

    I think I've seen it all now, lol.
  14. That's a matter of preference I guess. Most...

    That's a matter of preference I guess. Most "speed" cars have foam tires which totally changes things. I never had any success with the XO on foam drive tires......so what I did is just use foam in...
  15. Yeah, I don't use much at all. This is how all...

    Yeah, I don't use much at all. This is how all production cars are aligned. As far as I know anyways.
  16. All straight line 2wd race cars have inward toe. ...

    All straight line 2wd race cars have inward toe. Keeps them from wandering. They generally don't turn in to a corner as well but that's not what I'm shooting for.
  17. I have a very slight amount of inward toe in the...

    I have a very slight amount of inward toe in the front. But keep in mind, my set up is two wheel drive.
  18. That video is a little deceiving. It does not...

    That video is a little deceiving. It does not show an accurate amount of slop because the aluminum piece is absent. When this piece is on it will reduce the slop. Still too much in my opinion but...
  19. Works great.

    Works great.
  20. Well, I don't know what your buddies car has to...

    Well, I don't know what your buddies car has to do with mine, but how would the motors "fight" each other?
  21. No pics or vid yet. I'm back to work on the body...

    No pics or vid yet. I'm back to work on the body now. My first attempt with the mold failed. The mold stuck to the plug when pulling it off. Hopefully I will have a functional body in a week or...
  22. Update time. Had to back up and regroup on the...

    Update time. Had to back up and regroup on the tires but now I have something that will at least work for a while. I have driven the car at low power and man what a difference. So much easier to...
  23. Cool car! Lets see some video.

    Cool car! Lets see some video.
  24. Well, now I have huge problems. It looks like...

    Well, now I have huge problems. It looks like the Panther tires that I've modded are definitely not going to work. The ultra narrow rim is just an issue that can't be worked around. My bigger...
  25. Finally had some time to work on it and made a...

    Finally had some time to work on it and made a little more progress. Tires might actually roll today.

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/bigdyno/null_zps7de19499.jpg
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