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    Dude I loved your slash but this just plain sick and the colour is super mint manwill watch this like all your other builds..........peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by WesleyK View Post
    Woah, very nice!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by mikekoz68 View Post
    Ya that is nice! Very rich, deep looking green you got going on there and a nice touch with the wheel nuts matching. I especially like the fact that you can see the real motor thru the rear window, nice job!
    Thanks Man, it turned out not too bad, something that should show up well outside and at speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by spenniepoos View Post
    Dude I loved your slash but this just plain sick and the colour is super mint manwill watch this like all your other builds..........peace
    Thanks Buddy!


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    wow viperZ.....great job.....that is an awesome colour.....what is it?....I really like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon32man View Post
    wow viperZ.....great job.....that is an awesome colour.....what is it?....I really like it
    Thanks Simon!

    The Main color is Pactra Ice Lime, backed with Tamiya Florescent Green, Pactra Florescent white backer, and then Tamiya Silver, all rattle can.

    The rood panel and inserts is Parma Pearl Black, air brushed and then backed with Tamiya Silver.

    The window tint is Pactra Transparent Black Smoke, and not Tamiya as previously stated....

    I'll take it outside for some nature light shots today.


    So the modeling clay wheel balance material was a bust, seems once the clay dries it just slips off the wheels I'm going to try some non hardening Plasticine, or that sticky tack used for stationary... Any other suggestions?

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    [QUOTE=ViperZ;5583296]Thanks Simon!

    The Main color is Pactra Ice Lime, backed with Tamiya Florescent Green, Pactra Florescent white backer, and then Tamiya Silver, all rattle can.

    The rood panel and inserts is Parma Pearl Black, air brushed and then backed with Tamiya Silver.










    The window tint is Pactra Transparent Black Smoke, and not Tamiya as previously stated....

    I'll take it outside for some nature light shots today.

    no problem dude....love that lime colour....I think that will be my next colour.....great cant wait to see them shots....as for the wheel balancing...use the clay as your determined weight and then go to a tire fitters and ask for some alloy wheel balancing weights of that weight...as they just stick to the wheel...

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    Wow amazing work viper! Truly a cut above the rest for sure.

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    very nice indeed!!! the wheel nuts really sets it off. would be nice to have some aftermarket aluminum parts the same color as your ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon32man View Post
    no problem dude....love that lime colour....I think that will be my next colour.....great cant wait to see them shots....as for the wheel balancing...use the clay as your determined weight and then go to a tire fitters and ask for some alloy wheel balancing weights of that weight...as they just stick to the wheel...
    If you're looking to use this color I think I would recommend the Parma Fastpearl Key Lime. I just picked up a bottle and it has a finer pearl pigmentation which looks a lot nicer, as well the color is just a bit deeper and more to what I was expecting with the Tamiya Ice Lime. The Ice Lime is still nice, but this Fastpearl Key Lime looks much nicer. Check my Rally Build thread for a picture of the bottle against the Ice Lime. It is airbrush and not rattle can, so that may be a deal breaker for you. Outside pictures following...

    I picked up some plasticine putty and some mastic compound that I try for the wheel balancing, Thanks for the suggestions!


    Quote Originally Posted by mrtwohands View Post
    Wow amazing work viper! Truly a cut above the rest for sure.
    Thanks Man! I think my work is pretty normal compared to others , but it's nice to get the recognition! Cheers!


    Quote Originally Posted by G-Rustler View Post
    very nice indeed!!! the wheel nuts really sets it off. would be nice to have some aftermarket aluminum parts the same color as your ride.
    Yes, I agree, I have been scanning the aluminum upgrade sections for this color. It seems there some of it from Integy for the Slash... Thanks!


    As Promised, here are some outside pictures of the paint. The one aspect I'm really liking is the Pearl Black! I remember as a young tad my girlfriend's brother had a custom 1972 Z/28 painted pearl black... I loved that car and made that color one of my favoritest.... (not a word I know, but had to use it)





















    Although that bigger car in the background is pretty darn fast, I know this XO-1 would kick it's butt!! LOL

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    Wow that is some awesome car....and the m3's not bad either..Lol....looks great in the sun light...it looks a mean piece of kit...thanks for suggestions...I'm hampered by not air brushing....so I'm limited by canned colour

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    Car looks great! Nice touch with the rear decal and the black pearl is really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon32man View Post
    Wow that is some awesome car....and the m3's not bad either..Lol....looks great in the sun light...it looks a mean piece of kit...thanks for suggestions...I'm hampered by not air brushing....so I'm limited by canned colour
    That's brilliant Simon! Yeah, the color is more subdued in the shade, but really comes alive in the sunlight. That can be said about the pearl black as well...

    Quote Originally Posted by ponie1992 View Post
    Car looks great! Nice touch with the rear decal and the black pearl is really cool.

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    Thanks Jeremy! I may have to paint a whole car in Pearl Black! When I was planning it I thought it would more or less replicate the effect of carbon fiber, which I think it does.

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    Looks great! I've been trying to find the time to air brush mine. You beat me to leaving the decals off the back and opting for clear/smoked. I will try a variation.

    I think I read somewhere that some type of plumber's putty works for wheel balancing and it's cheap.
    Sure it'll work, watch this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyextreme View Post
    Looks great! I've been trying to find the time to air brush mine. You beat me to leaving the decals off the back and opting for clear/smoked. I will try a variation.

    I think I read somewhere that some type of plumber's putty works for wheel balancing and it's cheap.
    Nice! Looking forward to other various themes for inspiration!

    I used some non drying putty form the children's craft section that seems to have worked very well, except for the bright blue or yellow colors LOL. I ordered some proper tape weight for RC wheel balancing. I decided to try 2 different types to see what works best. I'll post it back here once in place.


    Took the XO-1 out for it maiden voyage today. Very nice, predictable with a lot of presence due to it's size on the track. I can see where a person would need a lot of room to stretch it's legs. I took it to were I did my Rally speed runs. Her ethe Rally had lots of room, but the XO felt a bit confined.

    I had the stock 14/46 gearing, system unlocked. IW as not looking for top speed today rather just wanted to run it in, get use to the feel of the car, and play with it a bit. Top speed hit was 92kph/57mph via telemetry. Seems about right by feel as before I looked at the readout, I guessed less than 60mph. I didn't bring the Radar gun with me just to avoid any acts of heroism. The car fell really smooth and powerful! I liked how controlled it felt and how drift-able it was. You could hold the drift and maintain control of it very well..., Very Nice!!

    It showed me the XO-1 isn't just about top speed, it can be a fun machine to power slide around, or to make fast corners with. The car always felt planted and never like it wanted to pitch and roll over like my Converted Rally/GT8. The XO is rock solid. Only once did it nearly flip, but that because I think I hit the brake while mid way in a turn and then cranked the wheels the opposite direction... The car was very smooth over all making the road surface seem pool table smooth. However when the road did turn rough it's limited suspension travel chowed it limits by pitching the car in a bucking fashion, where as the long travel suspension of the Rally/GT8 just absorbed this. This was around a section of the pavement that had a manhole drain. In all my runs with the Rally/GT8, I never realized this section was so rough, but did with the XO-1. Not its fault..

    After the run I took a temp gun to the motor, it ready somewhere around 86F, not bad at all. I would like to get a pinion somewhere between the 16 and the 34, one that would give me 70-80 mph range and still be good in the low end speed. If anybody has any recommendations that would be great.

    The tires were nice and warm after the runs, I didn't measure the temps but will next time. I loved how the tires were worn like a real race cars tires with the scallop wearing and small pebbles sticking to the warm stick rubber! Simple stuff, but this in itself made my day.... That an the power slide driving the XO-1 does with precise control. This one is a keeper for sure!

    I took pictures and a video. The video is nothing exciting, but I'll have a look and see if I can make anything out of it. The pictures are okay. I should have set a slower shutter speed to capture more effect of speed, but I was too excited about driving, pictures became an after thought LOL!













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    Loved the way the tires looked!





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    That body is awesome! Simple but affective! Nice action shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean1214 View Post
    That body is awesome! Simple but affective! Nice action shots.
    Thanks! I wanted to retain a street super car look! Next one I think I'll paint orange in keeping with the outrageous single color theme

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
    Thanks! I wanted to retain a street super car look! Next one I think I'll paint orange in keeping with the outrageous single color theme
    Looking closer at the pics that has quite a bit of body roll, I think it needs to learn a lesson on handling from your m3....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean1214 View Post
    Looking closer at the pics that has quite a bit of body roll, I think it needs to learn a lesson on handling from your m3....
    It's actually not that bad at all... I still was planning on trying out the higher rate Red E-Revo springs. As well I have a sway bar kit coming to me.

    The car really handles well, and if I can get my Rally/GT8 build to feel as planted as the XO-1, I'll be very happy!

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    Your builds are awesome. Great work. Love the body. Green for the win!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babby View Post
    Your builds are awesome. Great work. Love the body. Green for the win!
    Thanks Babby, I appreciate your comments! Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
    It's actually not that bad at all... I still was planning on trying out the higher rate Red E-Revo springs. As well I have a sway bar kit coming to me.

    The car really handles well, and if I can get my Rally/GT8 build to feel as planted as the XO-1, I'll be very happy!
    Surprising, glad to know it handles well, just didn't look that way in the pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean1214 View Post
    Surprising, glad to know it handles well, just didn't look that way in the pics.
    Yeah, its a very docile and predictable car in general because it's bigger, longer wheel base, thus reacts closer to a real car to the surface, with out feeling over amped up like a modified 1/12 scale pan car LOL!!

    I received my Futaba Rx and Savox servo and proceeded to install the units. Snapping... is this servo ever fast!! It's unreal! I didn't install the glitch buster, but may as I notice the servo is noisier at times, whit a bit more chatter. Not a concern just an observation.

    I'm really looking forward to using the Futaba 4PLS with the XO-1 for I just love the feel and feedback this Tx provides.

    Finally I can convert all my current surface vehicles over to the 4PLS




    Futaba R304SB Telemetry Rx, Savox SB-2251SG High Speed Digital BL Metal Gear Servo, Glitch Buster







    Very close in dimensions, the Savox mounting holes were off in length (shorter) just a smidge. It took sequential tightening of the servo screws and the radio box holder to get in place.


    I was surprised at how tight and small the XO-1 radio box was compared to a Ultimate Slash


    Futaba R304SB installed


    Model set-up and naming in the Tx


    Servo in place, the old horn fit, just had to make some minor adjustments. I'm waiting for a Axial aluminum horn


    Ready to roll, I can't wait to test it out!

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    Its coming along very nicely....great work viperZ...the more I look at this thread the more I want one.!..

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    Thanks Simon! One day when you do get one, you'll wonder why it took so long

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    What kind of camera do you use to get those fantastic quality photos? And beautiful car.
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    Hope this does not come off rude but do you have a paint code for this color? I would to paint my MAXX this color!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerDemon View Post
    What kind of camera do you use to get those fantastic quality photos? And beautiful car.
    Thanks! I use a few cameras, however they are all Nikons.

    Mostly I'm using a Nikon D600 and a D300s. I use various lenses, most of these shots were taken with a 50mm f/1.4 AFD prime lens and a 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 AF ED zoom lens.



    Quote Originally Posted by mrtwohands View Post

    Hope this does not come off rude but do you have a paint code for this color? I would to paint my MAXX this color!
    Not at all, thanks for asking!

    The Main color can be considered a custom color, but consists of Pactra Ice Lime, I sprayed on 2 coats and then backed it with a Tamiya Florescent Green to give the main color a bit more pop. I then backed it with Pactra Florescent White backer, and then Tamiya Silver to seal. The Black is Parma Pearl Black and is air brushed on, then backed with Tamiya Silver.

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    • Parma FastPearl Black #40058
    • Tamiya Bright Silver #PS-41

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
    Thanks Simon! One day when you do get one, you'll wonder why it took so long
    I've been a good boy this year....so maybe Santa will bring me one?...Lol..watch this space!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon32man View Post
    I've been a good boy this year....so maybe Santa will bring me one?...Lol..watch this space!!!!!
    Ha, Ha.. Awesome!

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    Nothing exciting, however I installed my sway bars today. I'm not sure how effective they are as when you push up on one arm, the other doe snot really push down... it's very slight. What ever I'll try them.

    Traxxas recommends you don't use the back one during high speed runs due to the increase response of the bars. They say to disconnect on of the back links to the bar and you are good to go.

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    I'm always amazed at how quick and easy the rear end comes off on the Traxxas vehicles, nicely engineered RC




    I got some red GTR bodies I was planning on replacing the XO-1's bodies for, however I may put them on the Rally/GT8 instead...

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    When you push up on one arm the sway bar should try to lift the other arm not push it down. The amount of this action will depend on how stiff the bar is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponie1992 View Post
    When you push up on one arm the sway bar should try to lift the other arm not push it down. The amount of this action will depend on how stiff the bar is.

    Jeremy

    Right, I meant to type the other arm does not move up in the same direction at all. I have tried loosening and tightening it. Maybe I'll move the balls in.
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    Went out bashing with a group of friends today, it was a great time! High light of the day was this wood pile we found! The XO-1 performed flawlessly, and was nice to get out again. Nothing crazy, just a few high speed passes, and general burning around.



    The XO-1 gets a bit of air from a bump in the road






    My Rally/GT8 Conversion



    My Slash Ultimate getting some air time


    Lots of air time, was so much fun today!

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    Have you made anymore progress on your XO-1 lately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerDemon View Post
    Have you made anymore progress on your XO-1 lately?
    No, no futher progress other than what is shown here. I have a Speed GPS and Gyro to install when they get here, plus I have ordered some bigger pinions (22t & 26t) for more speed under the 100mph 33t setup.

    I'm not sure how much more crazier I will be getting with this, if at all, I just wanted something nice to play with and deck out as a shelf queen. The realy development has been with my Rally/GT8 as that's a R&D in the works

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    Okay, small update... I received my Quanum on board GPS Data Logger and my Axial Aluminum Servo Arm. Small stuff, but still cool to me. I'll post pictures once installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
    Okay, small update... I received my Quanum on board GPS Data Logger and my Axial Aluminum Servo Arm. Small stuff, but still cool to me. I'll post pictures once installed.

    Hey Viper, clear out your inbox, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eadracing View Post
    Hey Viper, clear out your inbox, please.
    Done! I never realized it was full

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
    Done! I never realized it was full
    what do you expect being sooooooo popular Mr ViperZ....Lol.....come on with the pics.....your tormenting us with the waiting...Lol.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon32man View Post
    what do you expect being sooooooo popular Mr ViperZ....Lol.....come on with the pics.....your tormenting us with the waiting...Lol.....
    Ha ha... Well it's certainly unexpected

    I'll post pictures when I get a chance to install them. Regardless if it's thought of as menial by elitists

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    I installed my Axial servo arm and my GPS. I disassembled the car to remove the OEM temperature sensor lead and the RPM sensor as well as run an extension for the GPS, which is powered by the Rx.

    As well I took the opportunity to install the 34t pinion just to see how it works... Looking forward to driving it soon, although I don't know where I can open it up. I was amazed testing it in my shop floor that it still spun out on acceleration. I would have though it would have lost all low end going from the 14t to 34t... Nope, it left two blackies on the carpet in the hall way the wife isn't to happy about LOL!

    The pinion size variance is hilarious!


    This is pretty funny too when compared in hand. Not quite a 2028 Pop can size, but it's still big!


    Here is some more perspective compared to a 1512-2650kv, nothing new to most XO-1 owners, but worthy of posting for posterity


    Axial Aluminum servo arm, overkill yes, but why not...?




    Installed, man this servo is fast!


    Disassembled the car to remove the OEM telemetry items and run an extension


    34t pinion installed and ready to go in


    GPS installed, all ready to run


    The 34t pinion is tight, it just barely clears the rear spring
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