So look what I GOT TODAY!
Totally awesome, HUGE huge HUUGE car, after being so used to this 1:16 I was blown away when I opened the box and she was the size of the entire box! So awesome, I plugged the batteries in and drove around my driveway really quick, batteries were of course dead, so they're on charge right now. I need a bloody paroboard or whatever they're called for my Traxxas Peak Plus 6amp.
I tried crawling back in to my house, but the batteries were so dead AND when I gave it extra gas in low gear and locked diffs, I heard a slip, almost like the slipper clutch - I HOPE that's all it was haha.
It's awesome! Here's some pics:
Fresh out of the box:
Puttin' its foot down saying who's boss:
More tough-guy action:
I was lucky they had the 2012 with the LVC:
Showing my mini Revo's remote compared to sexy new TQi remote:
I'm going to be posting a whole bunch on here!
Front/Rear Chassis Braces
Castle ESC and maybe even motor
Black Rockers - Maybe Alum with bearings, not sure yet
Black Wheels perhaps other rubber, I have to see how this rubber holds up! Not a fan of the plastic chrome though
The driveshafts feel like an over sized straw, so probably something there.
Probably RPM arms etc... once these get all scratched up
That's all I can think of for now!
Questions I have:
How are the stock steering servos on these guys? Can they be torqued safely - if I'm against a wall and turn, will that hurt them or does the servo saver kick in?
I've heard that the motor is more than powerful enough to bust through these driveshafts, is it safe to always drive in locked diff mode?
Is there any issues with switching gears, should I always be stopped?
Does it matter if you're moving or not when you change differentials to locked/unlocked?
Anyone have issues gearing higher than whatever the stock gearing is on these guys? I know my Mini Revo came 26/50 and I've run 22/50 to 32/50 with a "big block" without any issues, does anyone mess with pinions on this car? The two speed transmission is exciting, I'm curious if I can change out the second gear for a higher top speed or if you get what you get and that's it?
Hahah, I just wanna go DRIVE IT only one battery is almost charged. Charging the stock 7cell 3000 at 3amps because I'm behaving.