I spent a few hours on it. I'm still cleaning, but, it was so worth it!
So I was inspecting the Truck after cleaning, I found the next probable failure point. The left rear drive shaft I bought a set of replacements to get me through until my steel drive shafts arrive. They can't come soon enough. You can see how the left shaft yoke is already torqued out to the direction of drive, and the U-Joint pin has enlarged the hole.
She's going next
All Clean and lubed for another round!
Great stuff again viperZ.....looks like you a brill time...very jealous atm....
Thanks Simon! Beach running was everything you said it would be and more!
The Traxxas trucks performed most excellently in this rough environment. Even then it was tough on the equipment. This makes me ask... How do you think a competition oriented race truck like the Losi Ten-SCTE, Teknos SC410 or Associated SC10 would fair in this type of use? Would it survive and even excel in this type of use (non race course)?
Just wondring if I should upgrade to a competition chassis or keep rocking the Ultimate and soon to be Rally.
Just to clarify, I don't want to race at all, just bash and crash
I really dont think they would fair that well...alot of them have exposed gear mechs....and i wouldnt go to the expense of a competition chassis unless i was thinking about racing....if i got a competition chassis i would build a shelf queen...just so i could admire the beauty of it...Lol...
A competition truck for how I like to run seems like using a thorough bred horse for a Clydesdale application
And I can't get passed those exposed gear :O. At least the Associated SC10 looks closed/sealed. Still, thorough bred/Clydesdale
And we all know how well outside painted bodies will look after a few runs.
That wasn't an ocean beach was it? I live in Nor Cal and made the mistake of "accidentally" running my rig into the surf. Saltwater caused all sorts of problems but was able to fix them. Used a grip of WD40 and blasted it out with the air compressor for days. Never again.
This is my Mustang with a matt silver finish, painted on the outside (new).
This is my mustang after just a few racing rounds. There is no restoring the luster here when painted outside
I got a few parts today. The RPM arms I bought to have as spares. I thought it would be cool to buy them in blue (don't know why), now I'm wishing I would have just went black. Oh well, next set will be green then to round it out.
The wheels are for my Rally build.
Sean1214, you'll be happy to know I decided to try taping the tires, Thanks! Who says you can't teach a old dog new tricks!
I see what you mean.....looks beautiful new....and not so when bashed...and like you said not easy to touch up...gonna look about for a colour scheme to do....
It will be interesting to see what you come up with. With a single color painted on the outside you can always touch it up with a re-spray lol
Hi there Mr ViperZ, I am too a newbie here and just have been reading all the threads. I have been learning a lot from everybody here. I too just recieved my Slash 4x4 SC and I like what I see. I also have the new Funny Car and my son has the 1/10 scale monster jam Son Ova Digger Keep up the awsome work guys!!
But I have a question to you ViperZ? Is there anyway you can list your upgrades with part numbers if possible for your Slash 4x4 and your rally car. Thanks in advance gentleman and keep on RCing!!!!
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- Traxxas Slash Ultimate Edition
- Aluminum Front Caster Blocks (Ultimate Edition)
- Low Center Gavity Chassis (Ultimate Edition)
- Aluminum Steering Blocks (Ultimate Edition)
- Aluminum Rear Bearing Holders (Ultimate Edition)
- Sway Bars Front & Back (Ultimate Edition)
- Big Bore GTR Shocks (Ultimate Edition)
- Castle Creations Mamba Monster 2 ESC
- Nue-Castle 1414-2400kv Motor
- 4500mah 3s 70c Lipos
- RPM Rear Bumper
- RPM Front Bumper
- RPM Front Light Buckets
- RPM Rear Tail Lights
- RPM Mud Flap Kit
- RC-LEDs 6 Light Controller with brake module
- Traxxas 17mm Hub Adapters TRX 6856X
- Hot Racing Aluminum Motor Mount
Too Be Installed
- Traxxas Steel CVD Drive Shafts TRX 6851R & 6852R
- STRC Aluminum Front and Rear Shock Towers
- RPM Long & Short Rod Ends
- Traxxas Tall Battery Hold Down
- Futaba R304SB Receiver
That's about it.... For now.
[QUOTE=ViperZ;5567856]I love the Gulf colors! I have custom made decals and custom matched Blue and orange paint for a Pylon Racing plane I'm constructing... The decal I got from Calli graphics, she's great, but primarily airplanes and helicopters. I'm not sure who does RC cars, but I'm sure she could set you up.
great minds viperZ...Lol....I will try to source some....or I can always print some of the gulf emblems off and take it to a vinyl sign maker and see what they can do?....
I'll look at them tonight and show them to you.. Now I'm sort of anxious to finish the plane
cool boss.....now maybe that's a little sign to get it done..Lol......fate works in mysterious ways
Okay, here are the Gulf decals I had made. The big one is 4.5" and the second one is 2.5". Shown with the Gulf covering. I also had special paint colors made to match the covering.
For interest sake, this is the plane it's planned for. A Nemesis E-F1 Pylon Racer that I built.
That's a Pogo E-F1 Pylon Racer behind it, and my Sundowner 50 behind that, in it's usual place in my shop. I have too many airplanes
Thanks! These are racing planes. The E-F1 class fly at about +110mph around a pylon course. The Sundowner 50 is modeled in the same but doesn't really have a spec class for racing. It was clocked at 131mph. They're a hoot to fly around just for the exhilaration of boring holes in the sky with unlimited vertical!
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Wow, liking the build and photography man. Some pretty good stuff. Enjoyed reading it.
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You forgot to add something to the "soon to be" list.
Slash 4x4 LCG+(rolling)HCG, Slash 2wd(raptor)
Oh well ViperZ!! That was quick. Thanks for getting that made up. If by chance is there anyway you can get the make and model numbers of the parts with the kind of batteries you use. I just want to make the right decision when buying parts. Sorry for asking so much. Thanks Again!!