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    Snapped my first Bulkhead. On the ground, at half throttle. . .

    To be fair, I did catch a chain link fence with the right rear wheel. It ripped the hinge pin right through the side of the bulkhead. I really didn't expect it to happen so easily though. I was driving back from a fast run across the outfield of a diamond here and my depth perception apparently isn't what I thought it was.

    Quick question, as I've already torn down the unit: Will a good CA glue hold for a bit, while I order new parts? I'm not a jumper with my vehicles, unless it's on a track. I like uneven terrain, to watch the suspension work. I cleaned and glued the bulkhead last night and have allowed it to sit. I'll reassemble tonight and see how it goes. I just wanted an opinion from someone who's done the same. Gluing and whatnot.

    I've looked all around here for a bulkhead alternative. It seems most folks aren't a fan of the "I" brand Aluminum stuff due to their machining leaving something to be desired and their materials not being the most durable.

    Also, I just got the ERBE and it's a fantastic machine. This will be the third go for the packs, so far (6S). I immediately installed the wider steering stop, front and rear sway bars. The unit handles really well for a heavy, high speed projectile. I'm looking forward to patching it up and hitting the park tonight.

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    Plastic bulk is cheap to replace, it is really not worth it putting glue on it because it won't work.

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    Just breaks again eh? Dang. Well, I'm going to see how long it lasts, I've already got another set of bulkheads on the way. I just can't stand the thought of not being able to drive my toy.

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    I landed in top of the chain link fence..........lol Did the same thing pulled the hinge pin thru the bulk, & broke the chassis in the rear just a bit.....still driving it.
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Right on. I'll not be deterred and I have great faith in CA glue! I'll be on the road tonight. I just got some Big Joes too. We'll see if I can shear a drive shaft!

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    That's the SPIRT..........
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    It's really an amazing vehicle. I watched hours of video on line before I purchased it. Read article after article and not one bit of that prepared me for what I experienced when I first drove it. Took it out in the neighborhood and immediately realized that it would need much more room to stretch its legs.

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    The CA glue is holding incredibly well! Dumped another set of packs through the unit. Smacked into a pole and tucked the bumper down behind the skid plate. Still good to go. I've found that the read diff has some play in the bulkhead though, even before I snapped it in two. Great machine though.

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