i ordered a xl2 from ht usa. i live about 10 min from the store in westminster. they all about crapped themselves when i brought the car in yesterday. it will be here by Wednesday i hope. until then im going to do a few mods ive seen around, taking out some of the slop in the steering. im thinking about buying another roller just in case the "c" word happens.
thanks for the reply about kershaw. hes in aurora right?
ive tried to skype and email him to no avail.. seems like a busy guy.
Were you able to contact Kershaw?
I am close to receiving my refund for the XO-1 roller I bought, but I don't think I will have it in time to catch the sale this month at Tower. The PayPal investigation resulted in my favor so that is a step in the right direction.
That's good to hear bringit.
Sold the truck and the Airtronics items within the last week. Brand new original style (with batteries) XO-1 should be here next week...
Finally opened the box and was pleasantly surprised with the silver body. I thought it would be a light silver, but it's a medium silver so I am going to save that body for my shelf body. A blue body is on the way for my first take at using Fibatape:
and Shoe Goo to strengthen the body. I also bought some Everbilt 1/2" x 4" slider bars to install on the roof for slide protection:
In order to add some "roll over" support/cushion I bought some of these from the Dollar store:
I haven't figured out how I am going to cut and mount them but for a $1 a piece I figured it's worth a try.
I was able to take some time to charge the batteries tonight and Fibatape and Shoe Goo my blue body. It took about 3.5 hours to complete one layer of Fibatape and one layer of Shoe Goo. It's drying right now.
I forgot to take a final picture of it but a video of the final product is uploading to youtube right now:
Took the car out for some runs today. Ran through two pairs of batteries and only had two flip overs and each time it landed on its tires. Kind of weird knowing that 50 mph on a narrow road is quick, but compared to my outings on my 8s setup last year when I was averaging 90+ mph per pass it feels slow. I am leaving it locked for quite awhile so I can have some fun. It sure is nice to end the day without having to perform any repairs! I need to trim the body around the front of the rear tires since it is rubbing. I forgot about that minor issue. I moved the suspension inward on the a-arms and replaced the springs with some higher rate springs. The bottom didn't get scraped up anywhere as bad as my first stock XO-1 did when I ran it the first day on the out of box suspension setup. The sliders bars worked out great when the car flipped. The gorilla tape over the front wheel wells and on the high parts of the spoiler also saved the car nicely.
Here is what the car looks like after the runs today:
that fibertape + shoegoo looks interesting. I have always searched for a way to *permanently* tape tires. All kinds of self-adhesive tapes I tried never held up in the long run. Do you think this could work for tires? As far as I've read, the shoegoo stuff stays flexible after it has dried?
I am not sure because I have never taped any tires. Shoe Goo is really messy though so I don't know how you will be able to keep it evenly distributed inside of the tires.
Just in case anyone is wondering. An XO-1 does register on one of these:
I tested it tonight. Hopefully I will have time tomorrow to test it during the daylight so I can make a video. The XO-1 has to be a lot closer to be detected than a 1:1 car. Unfortunately the road the radar is is on is too bumpy to run 100 mph by it so I am going to leave my 50 mph gearing in it for the passes.
I need to edit and upload the video, but here is the offender:
That was dam close to that truck!
Yah, my luck ran out with the last 49 mph pass, which is why it was my last pass of the day :( . I'll post the end result of that video when I have some time.