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  1. Being I brought up the question, I say leave the rules the way they are. Is a frog body on a Blackfoot now a frog? No, not anyone than a Blackfoot body on an rc10 makes it the rc10 a Blackfoot. Am I going to run a frog body? Probably not. Not because I think there should be a rule against it, but because I want to push this thing to 70+ and have it still look like a monster truck. I may lower the suspension, lower the body, run foam tires and a few other things to active my goal but it will still be a Blackfoot chassis, gearbox, steering, handling, etc... I want back on that top 10 list with a Blackfoot...
  2. Speedy beans, does it matter what body i run? say a frog body on my blackfoot for aerodynamics and still call it a blackfoot? the math shows my combo can push it to 75mph+ but air gets under it and it flips backwards at 55ish...
  3. i havent given up on hitting that 62 mark without crashing, ive just let the truck take a break from speed runs and my wallet take a break from buying 5 chassis, 3 sets of aluminum wheels, two bodies, 3 sets of trailing arms and 4 sets of diff gears i will be making more runs after the holidays, trying to get that magical clean 62mph run...
  4. Soooo... I went a different route with Bugsy... I really liked the way the "Amazon special" body looked and I liked the stance but it just didn't seem right to have a monster beetle that just had a plain white body. One of the things I loved about Bugsy was the look she had when I got into the bidding war on eBay for her. So I went back to the old school... I'm not sure if I like the short course wheels and tires...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. The Flying Brick and Bugsy got new bodies today...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
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