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  1. #41
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    Hey no it isnt RC-nightmare from youtube but i know stach35 we used to talk i am thenightmare217 and i bought the Grave digger truck and im looking around for a good cheap motor for my mini but it has to be 1/10 scale motor. i was thinking about tacon but i might just stick with my ezrun and run 2s and 3s on my homemade mount to run larger batteries!! i think it will be fun racing my friends stampede 4x4 vxl!!!

  2. #42
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    That's a sweet looking machine mate. I'm just about to dip the toes into the modification pool, so sussing what others are doing and then hit Ebay for parts (gotta try and stretch the $$). If i can end up with something halfway as nice as yours, i'll be happy. I'll keep an eye out for your buggy round town.

  3. #43
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    I recently bought a used bandit, had the older square looking white and blue body.
    I upgraded it with rpm parts, 1/8 buggy wheels and x0-1 wheels, castle motor and esc, and new body.




    With 1/8 scale sand paddles on the beach,


    ERBE, ERBE, Summit, Slash 4X4, Bandit,

  4. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by ned72 View Post
    That's a sweet looking machine mate. I'm just about to dip the toes into the modification pool, so sussing what others are doing and then hit Ebay for parts (gotta try and stretch the $$). If i can end up with something halfway as nice as yours, i'll be happy. I'll keep an eye out for your buggy round town.
    Cheers Ned. Once you start on the mod path, it's hard to stop! lol. Just take your time, work out where you'll be using her most of the time and go from there. Its exciting stuff!

    I have a fair few spare parts after all my mods lol.

    Thanks for the kind words
    Last edited by Stach35; 02-16-2013 at 03:44 AM.
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    Zepher - gotta love doing the Bandits up! - there is so much out there for them in terms of mods and motor/esc combos etc. Its certainly an addiction for me

    Nice run vids btw!
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  6. #46
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    I tried out 3S the other day and ran for about 10 minutes before the plastic transmission gears gave up.

    Installed the metal ones,


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  7. #47
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    That's great! I loved the story, it's like a mini movie playing right in front of you! Also, the pictures are very high quality! What ccamera did you use to take them?

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    Zepher - yeah the 3 cell lipo's are pretty powerful, the plastic version of the trans wouldn't have stood a chance lol, good to see you've got metal in her now . Also clear pics you have there. So much easier to see the details with the clear pics!.

    Vladsly - Thank you for taking the time to share some of my journey, the latest stuff, eg black upper and lower chassis, new gearbox and servo etc all will be up soon. Hopefully some more run videos too - on grass and road.

    For the photo's I used the 1100D canon with my 24-105 F4L IS lens. I usually use my 40D but the wheel on it needs some tlc. I also have a light tent for model / part shots with the white only back drop.
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  9. #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
    I tried out 3S the other day and ran for about 10 minutes before the plastic transmission gears gave up.

    Installed the metal ones,


    Is that the stock planetary different? Did you seal it? I'm currently having issues where, on hard acceleration, my bandit lists always to the left. I thought I was some front alignment issues but even if I have the steering right biased it still goes left. I've read somewhere that by sealing the stock diff with thicker grease it'll help correct this (or by going to an aftermarket sealed diff).

  10. #50
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    Ya, it's the stock differential, you have to assemble it yourself, and the instructions said to liberally fill the case up with the supplied grease.

    The bandit listing to the left may be due to the weight of the motor since it does hang off to one side and causing the opposite wheel to slip and spin faster and balloons and pushes the car towards the left.
    thicker grease should correct the problem.

    I am using my iPhone 4S to take pretty much all of my pictures now, since it is usually in my pocket.
    I do have a Canon 40D with a 17-50 f/2.8, I am usually dirty when working on the cars and don't want to clean my hands up just to take a few shots.
    ERBE, ERBE, Summit, Slash 4X4, Bandit,

  11. #51
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    Zepher - the Iphones & Galaxy S3 are good for pics on the fly! - good ole trusty 40D!
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  12. #52
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    Well, got some final photo's of Phoenix - The Super Bandit.

    Got some shots of her with the new black upper and lower chassis, rear RPM Rustler A arms and cambers links etc. Also photo of the new High torque servo that will stay until I put in the last mod for this Bandit, which is the Protek 130S high torque/speed servo from A Main Hobbies.

    Phoenix's display body arrived today in WA, all the way from Florida in the US of A. Roughly 2 weeks from purchase on Ebay to getting here in Western Australia. The only buyer I could find who sells Bandit bodies by them selves.

    Loving the new Dejong body/wing. The black,red,white goes really well with the rest of it. Also have a few photo's with the grass cat wheels/tires. They look awesome on!.

    Any how, on to the photo's!.

    Can see the GoPro mount on this body - which is my run body.


    The black chassis


    The motor and new servo