[QUOTE=rag6;5323217]Ok, Trx does not make it. He said he would order 300k, but it was from mugen. He called me and said he cannot get it through his distributor. He also said that the different companies rate them differently, thats why not to mix them. I have trx 100k, and will just have to mix it with the 500k to get something close to 300k. guess 60/40 should do it.
He also said that trx seems the thickest of all the brands to him.[/QUOTE]
Yeah I was trying to help you out. I put the handy dandy google to the test and couldnt come across anything. I know I have some 500k wt and the 125 or 100k wt in my ERBE/ EMBE box. Can't remember if there was any 300k. I meant to check it yesterday. I got side tracked with my 1/10 Rally & P4de. Plus a day off with the wife and kiddos.
BTW can't wait to see how the Lids come out. :thumbup:
Sorry, I swear the guy said trx 300k was ordered lol... Dad hooked me up w/that calc, 2 to 1 should get me close to 300k, but wondering if I should just put the 500k in to start with and thin it out as needed?
I think I may want to pick up these rtr kyosho rear tires for their new 1/7 buggy on 17mm adapters:
I did not forget about this... Just handling some financial issues, updates as soon a as possible...
Good i am looking forward to see the end product but like they say rome was not built in a day.keep up the good work rag and keep us posted:)......peace
I have it sitting on my coffee table, along with the body for my eventual rally that I am supposed to send to kwitty for paint, to remind me that my current financial obligations, as soon as they are resolved, are backed up by my rc financial obligations... Its tax time now. I pay taxes, not get a refund. Trying to come up with Christmas, and taxes, during the slowest time of the year for my business= 100 hr work weeks. The light is at the end of the tunnel, and I am 1/2 way thru...
By the way, those kyosho tires suck and I wont be getting them. Made out of hard plastic or something..
Yeah dude times are hard with me as well with christmas and my 2 girls birthdays at the start of feb and only 3 days apart so no treats of me until thats all done.and it sucks that the kyosho wheels are not very good but i know you will find something better:)....peace
The wheels may be usable, but the tires are horrible. They were horrible in Jangs review and were like driving on ice. I may still get the 17 mm wheels and cut some masher 2.8's to fit them as I likethe look of them.
Those wheels with the mashers on with look so awesome and grip like dog poo to a blanket sorted :thumbup:....peace
Interesting build rag! Cant wait to see more!
[QUOTE=kdvanb;5294784]they beggining to something great....
what motor / esc do you plan to use?[/QUOTE]
Has anyone tried the Leopard 13T motor & ESC? Seems like it would run fairly cool compared to the 10T vxl and they go for $70 for the combo. Throwaway when they do go I guess, but if they'd work ok with the stock transmitter and everything else in the system might be worth a try on my 2pede first and then maybe as a spare for the 4pede in case I blow it on a weekend.
Maybe start a thread about it???
Well I spent 3 hrs re oiling the 3 diffs, and rebuilding the shocks last night.
60wt/50wt oil in the rear/ft shocks respectively.
I mixed 100k/50k/500k wts to get 150k ft/ 75k rear/ and 350k center. Wont know how that will work till I get to run it.
About 1 to 2 wks till I have parts money so just doing what I can with what I have.
A bud down at yellow has some stock parts he is gonna give me, hope I get to see him. I may be able to put this thing together enough that it looks like something. My camera is bored.
Watching this build rag!! Cant wait to see it take shape.
I picked up some towers, arms, and assembled it into a roller shape. Have the electronics laid out also. Have decided to use a lexan chassis cover. I wont have to worry about heat with that motor on 3s, and my trucks dont see water... And I can paint it!
I sorta got a roller!
Heres the layout of the 'lectrics:
Now its starting to come together! That castle motor looks big when the rest of the electronics are in. Is there any reason why you aren't using the receiver box? Also, where is that rear body mount from, some traxxas nitro? Your build is looking good so far.
Now the driveline
I had some steel outdrives from my evil bandit build. I used the old style 2wd female 1/2 shafts, and used the male hd 4wd half shafts on the front:
A guy at my small carpet track was running a tekin 550 system with all 4 drive shafts this way and never had problems. I figure I will try these on the front, and if they fail, just upgrade the other parts to hd 4wd shafts.
The rear are stock 4wd shafts:
Now to restate that I will be running 4-6s 1/8 scale 1800 castle motor on 3s. A milder than stock power curve with 25-30 mph speed, with no gearing/temp issues is my goal. The stock shafts should be able to handle this power no problem.
[QUOTE=dgudenau;5396251]Now its starting to come together! That castle motor looks big when the rest of the electronics are in. Is there any reason why you aren't using the receiver box? Also, where is that rear body mount from, some traxxas nitro? Your build is looking good so far.[/QUOTE]
The rear body mount was from my erbe. Its a little narrow compared to the rear tower mount holes, but it is very solid. I took the stock rear mount and moved it up front. The body height should be close to level, But I have options on both the front and back to raise or lower to tune the body height.
My trucks dont see water. The electronics fit so nice, no room for the box. The chassis will use a lexan chassis cover. My only issue will be sealing the receivers open ports to keep dust out. Think I can smash some modeling clay into the unused servo ports to keep dirt out of it.
I like the mmp on its side. That fan may never come on, but at least there should be a "bit" of clean air under the cover for it to pull from.
EDIT: That motor is the same size as the 2650 kv castle. Same size can.
One other pic... I am not limited to this power system. I have more choices:
Its a 4pole 4600 castle for 2s, and a 3000kv for 3s if I want to run a faster truck. I have to solder on the 6.5mm bullets to the installed mmp, but have the other mmp with the 4mm bullets to try the other motors if the planned powerplant does not work out for some reason.
Nice to see some progress dude its going to be one fine machine rag and have you made your mind up on wheels and tyres???....peace
not yet, but leaning toward the new mashers and those 3.2 kyosho wheels
Finally got to do something with this:
Dude that paint job is sick and after a few weeks tell us what you think of that body:)......peace
This is one of my best. All I did was apply the window masks, and spray lol. I was lazy on a hot day. I am really starting to dig it. It looks like its re-entering the atmosphere.
The body it self has many sharp edges and crisp 90° angles. These will be crack points and will need some attention over time.
I had the checker stripes left over from my Taxi sprint car, and the AVID decals from my last purchase. I found some old school trx stickers in my box also. My only regret is not putting silver in the bed.
I know only use Tamiya spray cans. Gave up on Pactra. The nozzles "spit" too much.
I think the black in the bed gives it more depth but still its an awesome job dude I need to do a bright colour instead of dark ones all the time:rolleyes:........peace
Being that the bed is painted on the outside. I can still change that part to silver. I will decide once I get wheels for it.
I ordered strc c-blocks, rear carriers and center bearing support.
I was looking at some tekno stuff:
and this dusty cover:
How good is the cover, and how durable are the tekno plastic parts?
EDIT: Also ordered these:
Love those wheels rag what make and size are they dude ????:p~......peace
J concepts tense sct rims.
I think I am gonna put a set of tires from the helion invictus 4wd mt on them. They got a good review from Jang. At Hobbytown, I checked them out. Not as hard as talons and not as soft as my 2.8 mashers. These may be just what I am looking for for a more track basher/on road basher mt tire. Now the tire beads should match up with the different inner and outer rim diameters. I have to wait till the rims come in at the shop to match them up to make sure. I think this will give a great look.
For our little friendly races at our Greenwood track, I have sct badlands, and want to try gladiators also for a medium pin.
spenniepoos, the rims are 3.0 outer and 2.2 inner on the helion rims according to Hobbytown. If these helion tires dont fit, I will find a cool 2.2 tire and just cut the inner bead to fit the tense rims.
Sounds like a plan rag please keep me updated with this cool idea:D......peace
Subbed. I want to see a wing with that Bulldog body :p
Me too. Have no idea how to get it to bolt on yet. With the short wb, any rear downforce will help in backyard racer mode(sct tires). It may hurt with the mt tires(too much wheelie).
I think a black wing would set the truck off dude and go with the bed at the back :cool:.......peace
If I could sandwich the body between the rear shock tower and wing using the body mounts somehow....
[QUOTE=rag6;5538444]If I could sandwich the body between the rear shock tower and wing using the body mounts somehow....[/QUOTE]If you can figure how to pull that off it will look sick rag:cool:....peace
I just looked at jangs shapeshifter, and the plate with wing mount idea is cool, but I will have to cut up the rear of the body. I dont want to do that.
I like where this build is going!
Can't wait to see more.
So far so good man!