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  1. You can take a shot at my record...(if you're willing to dump $2k into a Blackfoot) BTW, I've destroyed 2 mip diffs trying to beat that run along with 5 sets of aluminum beadlocks, 4 sets of trailing arms, 3 chassis, 3 sets of body mounts, 5 bumper braces and numerous other parts I can't even remember right now. Don't tell the wife how much I've spent so far.... Here's where I broke a brand new chassis on the third run, 62.5MPH crash... That was supposed to be the last attempt... $1000 ago... I. Will. Hit. 70MPH.
  2. So I finally tracked down a complete Thorp differential, cv joints, pinion, spur gear, axles, etc for my Blackfoot, aka "The Flying Brick". One thing I noticed it's the spur gear/counter gear says "Team Losi" on it. It fits in the case and has the same teeth number and everything but the Losi thing caught me by surprise. Did Thorp and Losi cahoot with each other to produce this? I don't remember my original Blackfoot's Thorp set up saying Losi on it anywhere...
  3. The Flying Brick and Bugsy got new bodies today...
  4. That's just awesome!! Eventually I'm going to build something out of that chrome orv I got from you... Not sure if frog, blackfoot or beetle...
  5. Bugsy got a new body, bumper, bumper brace, front suspension arms and spindles, aluminum shocks, bearings and a traxxas titan 12t... Next is new chassis, new rear swingarms, and another lexan body but more like the og monster beetle body made from the original bolink mold...
  6. 1. Blackfoot 2. Monster beetle I love the orv chassis cars. They are strong, rigid and very fun to build. The Blackfoot was my first hobby grade rc 30 years ago...
  7. Here's Bugsy... A custom stadium truck style build done by the previous owner. I have a lexan bolink baja beetle body on the way along with re-re decals. I'm going to rebuild the whole thing before I start doing speed runs. I haven't decided if I'm going to stay white or go with another color...
  8. Other than replacement parts made of aluminum, it's pretty stock. I want to keep it as stock as possible as part of the "experiment". I did replace the molded body with lexan which I cut the back window out of to reduce the parachute effect (which didn't help) and lowered the front of the body to try to create more down force but that also had no effect. I have stick on wheel weights I'm going to try next before I go all gung-ho with duct tape spoilers...
  9. I want the Blackfoot to go 70... Where is the fun in buying an r/c that is already made to go that fast??? Seriously, this all started when I saw AndyRT200 video going 49.1 with his Blackfoot. When we were kids we followed mine down rt100 in maryland at 45mph and I thought "you know with brushless motors and 3s batteries, I can beat that" and I have, 54.3 to be exact. In fact I'm sure I could get 70mph or more if I can get these wheelies under control. One of my runs went 62.3 but I didn't get it in video and I crashed it. I still haven't been able to go full throttle without wheelying which is why I'm still not sure if it's torque or aerodynamics or a combination of the two causing this...
  10. I'm thinking on giving it one more go at 70mph which has always been my goal. In reality, it's $15 for a new chassis, $5 for the bumper and $10 for the brace parts tree... The 5 star wheels I'm running now are much stronger than the saw blade style I bent. In this last crash (seen on the video) I managed to imbed yellow road paint in between the beadlock ring and tire without bending the wheel. If that doesn't bend a wheel, I don't know what will. So I'm thinking of running a couple layers of duct tape reinforced with lexan from under the truck, around the the bumper and up to the hood turning the front into a wedge of sorts. I didn't really want to go that route, I wanted to break 70mph with it looking pretty stock without lowering it, putting car tires on or doing any extreme body mods (spoilers, diffusers, etc) but if I really want a Blackfoot that will do 70, I might just have to build a wedge...
  11. This is what's next... "Bugsy" That king cab next to Bugsy comes after... Bugsy will tell me if the wheelie problem with the Flying Brick is a torque or aerodynamics problem...
  12. So my OG monster beetle showed up the other day. Pretty cool old school r/c. Someone else modded it BITD and did a fairly decent job. Upon inspection I started to notice a bunch of cracks in a lot of parts. Luckily I already have many of the parts on hand as leftovers from the Flying Brick repairs. I swapped out the original silver can for the one that came with the re-re Blackfoot (Flying Brick), installed a hobbywing 1060 (the futaba esc gets flaky with modern electronics) installed a flysky rx paired with my flysky tx, adjustable motor mount and 18t pinion. I also cut the front shock mount down and leveled the body. The previous owner lowered the body but the rear was lower than the front, I have resolved the problem. She looks nice now. I have a lexan body coming to replace the butchered oem body, re-re decals, a re-re chassis because this one is brittle and has cracks and a few other parts I want to replace. Speed runs coming soon....
  13. Yellow road paint imbedded between the tire and beadlock ring... Wow... Just wow.... How much force does it take to do that???
  14. So I got the Flying Brick up to 62.3mph but crashed it and worse, I didn't even get it on video. The "great crash" as I call it, broke the bumper in half, the bumper mount in half, cracked the chassis, broke one of the battery retainer pieces, broke the rear body mount brace, bent two of the aluminum rims, tore a hole in one of the tires and ripped the swingarm cups out of the chassis. Also the speed control and battery both went flying. I think one of the front wheel bearings seized up which caused it to hook a left into the curb right in front of me at 60+... It was a violent crash to say the least. So, I totally rebuilt it and replaced every broken part and even replaced a couple with aluminum parts. Then I decided I wanted to run it 60+ without crashing it so I lowered the front of the body by modifying some Traxxas body mounts hoping the lower front stance would make it less likely to flip backwards at 55ish... It didn't help at all... This is my first three attempts after the rebuild and I crashed it on the third. That crash broke the chassis again, broke the front bumper and brace again, ripped one of the wires out of the plug for the steering servo and sent the speedometer flying into the grass. I also bent both of the aluminum swingarm retainers and bent the frog skid plate... So, I just finished replacing the chassis for the second time and I've decided that I'm done with speed runs for this old girl. She's been through a lot and deserves a break for a while (no pun intended). The Blackfoot wasn't designed to go highway speeds...
  15. Took the Flying Brick out to see if I could break it's record speed run and all I did was break the chassis. I think it's retired from speed runs now, time to move onto building another Tamiya to go 5 times faster than it was ever intended... And the end result...
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