Posts posted by Thomas P
Tested the new Prolines Trac-Ta-Gator..and they are MEAN!!!!..talk about GRIP!!..i have a few movies to, but it will take a while to upload them to the Tube
Wow, love it. How much would you say it cost you to build that?
app 67 dollars for the kit - new
app 150 dollars for the motor and ESC - used
app 50 dollars wheels and rubbers - new
app 50 dollars for AE B4 shocks (other brands working ofcourse) used
app 200 dollars for 3 lipo and a charger
app 100 dollars for extra spareparts,lexan body (not needed)
Oh yeah, man I can only say holy cow. This is amazing overpowered, just great
ohh yes..but i think it is kind of perfect not to slooow or to fast...since the 3rd mod and oilshock mod the box is better...no, from this run i hav edrilled the rear pistons, realy hard so there is not much "Pack"..
Some one handed films from todays bashing..**** this is fun..
Almost done, will just get some 10w oil, and other springs...little to stiff in the rear..
filmed with one hand, driven by the other..
Now it begins to look like a LB...It is SatinBlack color..im not done with the chassi..still some fix..
Yes i will do that, asap. last race of the indoor season this weekend, so no more LBs untill Sat night..
Did some sleeving..dont know yet if i will hold on to the "fat" sleeve, or use 3 small..
@markbt73 i just testmounted my stuff and it is no problem
Mounted some shocks..
Prolines Striker II..ME LIKE!!!!
distance is no issue
One word.HPI adapters seems to working ACE
So..finaly, everything but the 12mm Hornet 12mm hex have arrived..but they are ordred and abut a week or so..
Some building and parts..
KInd of pleased..
Sleeves..my best friend
The car arrived today...to bad was the Lipo i wanted they where out of stock...so i went for some smaller lipos.. no building untill BB arrives, that will be Thursday..hopfully all other parts will come Friday (UPS from USA to Swe...) so maybe Sunday will be a "nice day"
Kind of used to over motorized cars i will ofcourse use custom made carbonfibre bodymounts. And im aware it will be kind of difficult to drive, in that case, il throw in a bonded 7.5r . I will use a Lexan body, the stock one will i save =).
May i as, how does it handle with a 15?. maybe if it is so hard to drive, il get a 13.5 ? "stock bl"
Ok, so i took the motor today...my choice fell on a Novak motor, the new one with Sintred (this is used,some scratches, but ok) rotor.a 6.5r will be good.
First some Mr Muscle bath, to remove the most of the Purple color..
Middle ring is done..
And the result..enjoy!
any chance to see some pic on that installation mymonsterbeetleisbroken ? =)
EDIT Can someone kind massure the steering link/rod length ?
Final update for this day...Shock nr2 (the one that i only brushed)..think Dremel and a tube of Autosol can do some miracles
1st off, im from Sweden, my English aint so good, and i hope ya all can understand some of what i will wright here..can someone post a link with the code so i can do the pics SMALLER, thank you
To make a long story, short. My first ever rc-car was a Tamiya Wildwilly got it back in -82 still have it...DRY rubberwheels . No electronics, but someday...i will restore it.
I have always wanted a LB, a friend had one back in the 80s and there it started...so for a few days ago, i did it..i ordred the LB from Honkong, but before everything, i read a lot of the car on rcuniverse, and here. Still a lot of unanswered questions, but hopfully they will come .
Since im in to racing 95% of my rc time, i have a need for speed.. (2wd and 4wd buggy El 1:10th). But this one, wont come near the performance my buggys will give me, i wil only build this one for fun, and to have anything to play with..kind of missed it a bit..
I hope to "pimp" it so much i can, and do some job on the handling...a major order from Towerhobbies will go on Tuesday. Will use Brushless spedo from LRP and a motor, around 6-7.5r and Lipo 4400mah for some runtime..
This is a copy from my project thread in Sweden..enjoy and il try to keep ya all updated.
Thomas P / back to basic ?
Tires and rims...
Bought Hornet AluHEX, they will let me try some diff 12mm Hex rims... i have or will order thoose..
RPM Bully rear/front (5mm axel r det, d r har vi Traxxas NR som e bra)
Traxxas Front Light wheel Dyable Truck
Rims above wil be shrouded with Proline rubber
Batteries are as i said erlier, not decided yet, but it will probably be E-Power lipo 4400 mah 2s 20-30C series
My goal with this isnt speed , only joy..it will have a custom painted Parma lexan body for use, and a "nicer" stock body for meeting...
Car is ordred, app time to arrive in Swe 1 week
Alloy Hex, app 2 veeks
Starting the PAINFULL job to grind down my New FT rc10B4 shockhouse...this one is the tricky part..hard anodized .
Shocks in a Mr Muscle bath
After a few hours...i was sooo close to give up...this is a true XXXX job, but something ive started i MUST end...Left house stock color..
At last...the first one is done...
The left one is my second, it is only "sanded, and it do realy have a weak surface, but the camera dont do it right... il think i go for the polished ones
Stay tune for updates...
Thanks mates. I will be stuck with the 10th pinion for a while..il change motor insted =)
billg4: thanks for this info, but how is it, are there a adjustble mount, or is it fixed(motor) if it is adj, what app range of pinions sholud you recomend Mr ?
sorry to steele this thread, but what extra pinions, or brand is rekomended for the LB?, i know it is a little odd vs the regular 48P (Lois,AE etc) can someone link me to a good store of pinions for the LB? i have a major order from Towerhobbies on tuseday, so that store would be great if someone can give me a link to Tamiya LB pinions
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The Box, was shrouded with some stock tires and rims...just to see how it handles vs the Trac-Ta-Gator from proline...And man, what a difference, the car not just wider, it can even slide ..that was impossible with the Trac rubbers. I dont use any Foam in the tires and i think it handles real good.