I ended up robbing t a bearing from the Rally kit to replace the Ultimate's bearing, however I ordered a set of ARP Ceramic bearings for the Rally, so it shouldn't feel so bad.
During my rebuild yesterday of the Ultimate, I noticed the clutch pads are starting to break up, that is it looks like some end peices are breaking off. There is still lots of wear height to the pads, but they may not be surviving as well structurally... Maybe I need to introduce a bit more slip..?
So true Simon, well said!! For the 60mph speed runs I did with my Sprint2 McLaren, it caught some wind or road bumps that caused it to flip insanely through the air while it hurled forward at +60mph.... Aerodynamics is a big factor at this point.
Yes I did order a Graphite clutch and it arrived today. I just finished installing and testing it. It seems to work pretty well. I adjusted it to 1/3 turn backed off and will run and keep checking the wear pattern of it. There were no set up instructions so I just went with gut feel.
The Clutch kit
Its intended to use 2x the pads for more contact. Here it is with a standard E-Revo plate and 3 pad array
Here it is with half the pads if you were to run a 6 pad array
Here is how I'm running it with a 4 array graphite pads. These are longer pads. They did not have the direct size for the 6 array in stock so I chose this for the time being
Hot Racing Clutch compared to the OEM Slash Ultimate clutch
Hot Racing Assembled
While I was tinkering, I decided to apply 20% drag brake to the Mamba Monster 2 and see how I like it.
Why aren't you using all 6 pads? Isn't more contact better?
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To back track a little bit, speed is quite addictive. My original Slash 4x4 has been almost exclusively used for speed runs. To be honest with, everyone I had really lost a lot of interest in the hobby because every time I took the truck out, something would break the 2400 sct is a beast on 4s and I am geared 22/50 to boot. My Ultimate Edition pulled me back into the hobby as it has only had one broken part since February 2012. I warn everyone, speed is a whole different addiction on its own.
Great looking truck and it is nice seeing all the things that you are going through. Great job
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All that bling bing.....it's making me drool....Lol....looks pretty meaty...lets us know how you get on with it...instructions?...really?....a man of your wisdom.....Lol.
Wow, 12 page thread. I think that i never followed a post that long on the internet in years. Great writing, keep the pics comin, very instructive too.
20% Drag brake seems a lot! I would go with max 10% maybe even 5%! But hey you can change it fast, but I put my max brake at 25%...
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Cadillac of the skies.....Nice...Very nice indeed...awesome plane dude....
Thanks Simon, It is the al lot of fun!
I know this is off the beaten track.....but would that be a good plane to start with?....I can get a really good rtr deal on that one....but have read its more of an intermediate flyer?.....what's your thoughts my good man?
That's not to say you can't fly it out of the gates, but you should have a bit of simulation time just so you don't need as much recovery time when you are in the air... If you chose to go that rout first... How's that for an convoluted answer?
Last edited by ViperZ; 09-11-2013 at 11:14 PM.
hey viper you might wanna quite down on the flying stuff before the admins give you warning point for it just sayin man.. not that i am complaining just might wanna watch urself is all
Okay, on topic stuff then, apparently a battery strap from a HCG slash will not fit a LCG Slash? True or false?
The quit posting about it, you could have PM'd me about this rather than bring more attention to it
Just answer the battery strap question and we'll be back on track...
srry now i feel like a jerk my bad and from what i understand false to the battery strap question because they changed the positioning of the battery with the LCG so now it takes less strap then the HCG... and srry again didnt think about PM my bad
No worries... I ask about the battery Strap as I picked up an Aluminum battery strap for the Slash but it will not fit my Ultimate, the ears are narrower on the regular Slash it would seem.
We just converted a HCG to a LCG, I need to find the chassis and strap block then and compare....
Yea the strap is way different, but much simpler.... when I have time I'll pm you bout the flying I do.
Slash 4x4 LCG+(rolling)HCG, Slash 2wd(raptor)
What a killer radio! Nice work!
Thanks Clint! It feels really good so far. However I may have found it range, which is far, but not as far as I would have thought. I may need to move the antenna location in my Rally build as not too much wire is in the tube, and more running along the chassis to the tube. I need to get it vertical sooner out of the receiver box.
I posted this in my Rally Build Thread, I'm reposting here for interests sake as both cars are really brothers.
Rally Pilot Run
Last edited by ViperZ; 09-14-2013 at 09:13 AM.
And nice E46 M3! Think I saw some StopTech action going on with the brakes there!
How did you mount the camera? Was it the headstrap or chest strap?
The camera used is a Drift HD Ghost. I have it mounted on the goggle mount that came with it using a homemade headband.
It does have a digital zoom that I could try zooming in just a tiny bit next time. Or I'll try shooting with my Nikon that allows me to use all my zoom lens...
The actual speed passes ar e about 2:00 minutes in. I had intended this car to be a Rally car, but it seems I'm progressing it to a GT8... I guess we'll see, maybe time for a 3rd unit, Ultimate/Rally/GT8...?
The HD Ghost was about $420 CAD, with a full complement of accessories (2 batteries, 4 style of mounts, a suction cup mount... etc). I like it for the built in LCD monitor, rotatable lens and because it doesn't look as dorky wearing it while skiing or in other helmet use sports
Nice little camera anyways! Think I need one! ;-)
Thanks! Yes, its been a good tool and has some very nice features.
Did some speed runs with the Ultimate and Rally yesterday. I quite like the 20% drag brake introduced to the ESC. It's not a drastic as I thought it may be, but really makes it a bit easier to just be lazy and let the system work for you.
Anyway, enjoy the video! I recommend full screen HD view.
How is the the new transmitter working for you?