Ok guys, I've been lurking around this forum for too long now, time to share my own.
Bought a stock merv down under, had fun for a while, then slowly upgraded some broken parts. First full rebuild was two months ago, now I've just finished the 2nd.
- Neu 1110/1y
- MMP ESC
- 2S / 3S lipos, mostly black power, but just bought some SPC's
- HR bulkheads
- HR diff (gone in 2nd rebuild), back to stock
- center diff
- HR heavy duty axles (gone in 2nd rebuild), changed to traxxas steel
- steel cvd
- dual hitec 85mg servos (gone in 2nd rebuild), back to single 8085mg
- HR shock rebuilder from stock
- GPM a arms
- t bone bumper kit
- gpm titanium rods
What do you think? I built this setup for high speed on road racing, not for bashing, though it still gets to see plenty of that too ;-)
Pics will be added later, not sure how to do that from an iPad.
Not sure who really cares, but since I promised some pics of this build, here they are...
p.s. Boca bearings yellow seal has been added - yey!
I bet that thing rips!
Glad to see RPM arms instead of GPM...
Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.
Does the HR shock rebuilder's leake?
How do you keep the front down without a wheelie bar? Do you have the punch on the esc adjusted?
nice e revo i took the tbone racing brace off mine because i hated how it looked
2001 tmaxx, 2012 1/16 erevo vxl
Hey, 1badrz28. Center diff. If you punch the throttle with a center diff installed, it will give most of the power to the front and result in keeping the back down. Anyway, I think that the setup is pretty good. There must be some extra weight on there, too.
Just wondering, how well do the hr shocks work?
Last edited by lando calrician; 11-08-2013 at 11:21 AM.
would really like to see some video of this MERV going flat out
Nice build, I just suggest that you replace GPM rod-ends with Traxxas ones. GPM`s break like glass, especially with NEU power. Trust me, been there .....
I as run a lighter fluid in the center diff and it will decrease your wheelies and deff help with your accel im runnin a center diff with stock fluid in the front and rear and 50 in the center on 3s and runnin nimh in series wont pull off the ground
Right now I am contemplating a smaller engine (Neu 1105 for example) and see where else I can save weight. Even considering building a custom motor mount plate, and lowering the engine "into" the frame. That would limit my options to a single battery, but it would improve COG and therefore handling. I love high speed cornering on tarmac with this build :-)
The extra weight is sometimes added in the front with a 9V battery, powering the LED lights in the body. I am under the impressing this improves handling.
Last edited by cooleocool; 11-12-2013 at 08:20 AM. Reason: post merge
My hr shocks are great! After a full racing season they are still mostly full.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Hey, man! Great looking merv.
Being in Neu land, how is those tires? They wear fast or not wear at all?
And you mention Yellow Ceramic Boca Bearings... i just need to know what you think about them?
I have all those stuff you got in diferent rc's... just need one more input to see...
And baterys, can you post a pic of them? Do you run 3s often? or just do 2s all day long?
Last edited by targetingxmod; 11-13-2013 at 12:02 PM.
- Black Magic 1400 11.1v 3S 30C LiPo Pack
- Black Magic 2200 7.4v 2S 30C LiPo Pack
- SPC LiPo Power, Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Battery Pack; 1500mAh, 30C, 3S, 11.1V Soft-Case
- SPC LiPo Power, Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Battery Pack; 2500mAh, 50C, 2S, 7.4V Soft-Case
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Thanks! I never heard of that Black Magic Lipo brand. But i see now. Modelsport uk sells them!
For the Yellow Boca ceramic, why did you not go with the ACER? Just because the lifetime maintenance of the BOCA?
Let me know.
I have the Yellow ceramic boca on other RC, and the freedom of spin is radical compared to the normal bearings! I noticed a lot more life from outdrives
Last edited by Tjeerdkramer; 11-15-2013 at 02:39 AM.