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 12:21 PM.
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 09:20 AM. Reason: post merge
My hr shocks are great! After a full racing season they are still mostly full.
The fastest way around the track is on the track
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 01:02 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 03:39 AM.