Type: Posts; User: cooleocool
I'm not sure what size it is. I've always used a pair of pliers to get to it, since space is so tight.
Very nice. I'd definitely try adjusting the drive angle. I typically run mine somewhere in the middle, where the u-joints are as straight as possible, but what setting you run will depend on your...
There was never a fin made for this boat. I wouldn't bother. The Blast isn't fast enough to ever need turn fins.
Hope you had fun!
Very nice, the EX is a fun boat!
That sounds like a good deal to me! The Nitro Vee may be dated, but it's still a great boat.
Very nice. I'm sure you'll have fun with it! :cool:
I don't recall the diameters off from the top of my head, but you should be able to compare yours to pictures of IV and EX props.
The Villain EX props will, indeed, make your IV faster. The EX props are an excellent, cheap upgrade for an IV. The difference between the props is night and day when you set them next to each other.
LOL, that's alright. I'm sure most of us have been there at one time or another! ;)
You're definitely right, to each his own. But I will say that while higher nitro percentages can make tuning more difficult, I haven't found it to be all that bad. I've been using 33% from the...
I personally use Traxxas Top Fuel, and highly recommend it. I run 33%, but you'd be just fine with 20%.
Good color choice! What paint did you use? Any pictures?
It looks nice, I've always liked those shells for their functionality.
I fixed your wrong user post by merging everything together, by the way. :)
That ESC would work well, but I'd stick with the older one unless it is broken or you want a waterproof ESC.
More like 14+ years ago! Those things are old, but they're still pretty good ESCs. My E-Maxx still sports its original Novak/Traxxas EVX from the late summer of 2001!
Technically, yes. But I would HIGHLY advise against it.
You'll probably be fine for a while, then. It would likely be fine for longer periods of time as well, but I wouldn't push it. My Villain IV doesn't have the aluminum motor mount either (but it does...
The key to painting an ABS hull like the Villain's is proper preparation. Proper paint, as mentioned above, is also important. I would avoid painting the bottom part of the hull, as doing so could...
Another great option would be a carbon fiber prop. You'll have to look around on this forum for props that others have used, or try a few different ones, though. CF props are a great option because...
It shouldn't cause any hull damage, but you could strip a few gears. The original motor mount design wasn't all that great; the plastic heats up, flexes, and causes stripped drive gears.
What motor mount does it have? Two individual motor mounts? Or a blue aluminum one-piece? If the former, makes sure to upgrade to the latter. The motors are probably Stinger motors with the labels...
The Villain does REALLY well with a pair of Marine Titans (set up like the EX). It won't be the fastest boat on the water, but you'll see speeds that this hull does well with. It will still handle...
1. Nope, some came with the BL-1 (a modified XL-1, essentially).
2. I'm not sure about the 12T Titans. If those motors have advanced timing, they won't work for this application. Also, you'd need a...
The aftermarket wheels are from Pro-Line.