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    UE High Voltage Lightning Chassis

    I'm excited about this!
    http://www.unlimitedengineering.com/...StF5&mv_pc=661




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    Once again Unlimited Engineering launches into the RC fray with a new High Voltage Lightning for brushless monster trucks. It all began when I dusted off my original Lightning and tried to upgrade it to a modern brushless power system. I just found it lacking in several categories and decided it was time for an all new chassis.
    This one started with a clean sheet of paper and was developed around the components for the ultimate in a Brushless chassis. Keep the CG low for racing, but not so low it can't perform as a Monster Truck. The battery trays are up off the ground so they have lots of clearance.
    We build Monster Trucks and the High Voltage Lightning is no exception. The High Voltage Lightning is classified as a Monster Truck by ROAR rules, but it races just fine in truggy classes. So you get the best of both worlds.
    We've beat the truck as hard as we can and the chassis is very strong and rigid...as most monocoque chassis are, making it a great platform for the racer and basher alike.


    It will be available in two versions, one for the VBS (part number 11020) and one for stock like maxx bulkheads (part number 11021.) Pictured above is a prototype 'stock' type version.

    Tons of information in the forums (if you have trouble registering email me and I'll get you in.)
    Build log for my two prototypes (one VBS and one for 'stock' like bulkheads) here
    Build log for Eric's prototype here
    Track time at The Pit here with video
    Track time in Easley here with video, video
    More track time in Easley here with video
    Here's a link to our Facebook page with photos, video and announcements.

    Included in the HV Lightning kit will be

    motor mounting with cam mesh adjustment and quick removal access
    transmission mounting with quick removal access
    billet steering servo mounting
    adjustable dual battery mounting for ease of CG adjustment, or you can run a single battery and leave the dual battery mounting off.
    weight is about 50 grams lighter than Lightning w/ monoblock, unless you choose to run a single battery, then it's about 150 grams lighter (not including the differences in battery weight.)
    hardened steel driveshafts (dogbones)
    wheelbase equivalent to a SuperMaxx Thunder/Lightning and a Monoblock ~372mm (differential to differential), 394mm axle to axle on a RacerX w/ setbacks.
    low CG monocoque design *Designed to work with VBS or Standard Maxx bulkheads. So, it can fit any Maxx.
    Designed for the Tekin and a 1350 or 1550 on 6s or the tekin/castle 2200 on 4s
    The HV has been designed with the intent that any buggy/truggy center diff will fit, from straight shafts, to exotic ones like the slipperentials or Torsen diffs. Clearance for up to 35.5mm in length, a 52T 1.0 Module Spur and 11-18T pinion. In other words, there should be plenty of room for a wide variety of transmissions and gearing.
    Clearance has been added to the Generation 2 kit for monster motors like the 1717 and 1520. It'll be a tight squeeze, but they should fit fine. Obviously gearing will be limited due to the size of the can on the 1717 (clearance to the transmission drive cup.) There is more than enough power with the 1515 series motors so in my humble opinion the 1717 should be considered only for overpowered basher trucks and is not desireable for a racetrack.
    Kit will be anodized for non-conductivity.
    To complete a High Voltage Lightning truck you'll need:

    Complete maxx front and rear end. Preferably one that's been upgraded to 1/8 scale diffs already.
    Motor, speed control and standard electronics.
    1/8th scale center diff and pinion gear. I plan to have ofna's 48T 1.0mod Spider diff in stock.
    Radio with adjustable endpoints (any modern computer radio.)
    FAQ:

    Q: How are the batteries mounted? And what sizes will fit?
    A: There's two ways you can mount the batteries. Either two batteries in the saddles on each side, or a single up on it's back. In the saddles I'm using 155mm x 50.8mm x as tall as you want. Up on the back, you can probably get a battery as long as 160mm, wide and tall as you want. FYI: this 'up on the back' is how I run the Lightning truck that has the Tekin in it. Great for bashing with a single 6S 3300 pack from my helicopters. I bash around for about ten / fiften minutes.

    Q: Can I use the stock e-maxx or t-maxx transmission?
    A: No. The stock T or E transmission is not used.

    Q: Will it be 7075 Aluminum?
    A: t's a mix of 6061, 7075 and steel. Note, the first few kits will use a Titanium front driveshaft (while supplies last.)

    Q: When will it be available?
    A: Predicting dates in manufacturing is particularly difficult, especially on a first run. The process has been started and we've been given a window of 30-60 days which I consider very aggressive. If we make it within that window I'll be pleasently surprised.

    Q: What about other Unlimited Engineering products so I could build a 'roller'?
    A: All the items needed to build a complete truck will be re-released. This will take some time, but all the components needed to build a complete truck will be built.
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    Looks sweet!

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    Looks nice, but a bit pricy $500 just for the chassis

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Fan View Post
    Looks nice, but a bit pricy $500 just for the chassis
    +1 on that!
    You ain't bashin unless your crashin!!

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    But is it really even a emaxx anymore after that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summitadventure View Post
    But is it really even a emaxx anymore after that?
    I'd say its more like a UE High Voltage Lightning
    You ain't bashin unless your crashin!!

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    I think they are called "supermaxx" at this point.
    Well I preordered one these. I'm going to run without the saddle bags and have 1 5s (sky lipo 4000mah 40c) behind the center diff.
    I was looking at getting the regular flm and doing a rcmonster center diff... Then I saw this. I've been trying to find the old lightning chassis for awhile but when they are on eBay, people want 650+ for them. I'm glad I held out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by eschmitt4 View Post
    I'd say its more like a UE High Voltage Lightning
    Quote Originally Posted by SLW-SVT View Post
    I think they are called "supermaxx" at this point.
    I preordered one these.
    More like a "SuperEmaxx", if you want the best of the best it's not cheap.

    Even going FLM is not cheap by the time you get done.

    If I ever go BL this is the platform I plan on building off of.
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

    LiPo? Naw NITRO!!

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    basically a 1/8th buggy now

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    Truggy! It's longer and wider than a buggy. I have put my monoblocked emaxx next to my D8t Truggy and they are about the same length and width.
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