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    Just the beginning...

    Just hit the button at Tower for a blue one. Also ordered an extra motor plate to modify for the VXL mini system that will be shoehorned in. I've been eyeballing the Mamba Micro as well but would really like to keep this little guy all Traxxas, brushless and waterproof. Can't wait to get started.
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    Welcome to the club! Keep us updated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glbobo View Post
    Just hit the button at Tower for a blue one. Also ordered an extra motor plate to modify for the VXL mini system that will be shoehorned in. I've been eyeballing the Mamba Micro as well but would really like to keep this little guy all Traxxas, brushless and waterproof. Can't wait to get started.
    Let us know how the VXL system works out. I put the 2500mah lipos in and it really screams with the stock motor. Can u send a link to the motor system you are talking about. I have the Summit VXL but I don't think you are talking about that system. Sounds like there is a micro system,
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    VXL3m out of one of my 1/16 scale. Just printed scale pics to get an idea of what alter egos it may have for us. If anyone knows the hex size please let me know. Also is the hex the same size as the Rally. I have seen the difference in the two but couldn't find dimensions.
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    It seem they used a 12mm hex on the Teton. The rally is an odd 8mm hex.

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    It arrived today with a couple of goodies. It is the blue one and I will be pulling the motor and esc as soon as it comes out of the box and hope to have the brushless motor attached to the extra stock mount by this weekend. Pics coming soon.
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    Well, I am very happy with the mock-ups so far. The motor mount has to be modified for the bolt pattern, of course, but also the set screw on pinion needs to be shortened. To dremel the motor mount for the larger pinion/set screw in combination with bolt pattern would require too much material to be removed from the small motor block. I've snapped a few pics and will get them in the bucket soon. It seems the gear pitch is the same as 1/16.
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    I did the chassis support for the 380 motor;



    I am using a 19 pinion with the 60 spur, 18 is the smallest that could be used due to the motors proximity to the chassis brace.

    This is with the 18 installed;




    And the set screw will be shortened. It hits the mount when tightened and I would rather keep as much mount as possible.





    Here it is before unboxing and taken apart.



    This is the organ donor.





    I now have to wait on some new mounts to finish mocking up a couple bodies. Will dremel the mount today and hope to run it later.
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    How she sits presently.

    Getting the first set-up mocked up.









    The SPC batt mounts on its side and fits perfectly. Kept the Teton bumpers on for now and considering dye for the shock assemblies. This little thing is going to be a blast.

    Pics soon of chassis mod for the 380VXL. It sat at an angle to the spur and needed the stock cut-out extended to get it to parallel.
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    sweet. What body is that?
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    That is the RC18B body and is as close to perfect as it gets.
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    holy cow! man you did a lot of thinking I see for this type of project! very nice and innovative. That body and wing is cool my man.

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    i like it a lot!

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    couple pics of battery installed and plugged in.







    May be awhile before paint.
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    let's see it painted!?...

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