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3 hours ago, MAD RACER said:

My Big Wig is built for Boondal.

Fitted up a Alloy rear shock tower, Rear universal shafts, cvd's up the front, Hot Shot Re re centre drive shaft. 10T motor for now but a 12T will be fitted up once it arrives.

Such a awesome build & quality.

 

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Nice , i put on the rear shock tower , But had to shim it , Put in 2 shims on the centre screw to the blue

part on the diff . Plus i had to dremal out a hole slighly  , not to bad . So how did you go ?.  I had the rear left arm

binding . 

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Matt are you talking about the alloy rear shock tower?

Mine bolted straight up with no binding.

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Yer the rear alloy shock tower . I did put it on my Boomerang & broke the diff tabs that the blue bit goes onto .

Not to sure why ? .  So i had to put shims in to stop it .  Just though about it for a sec , Ha maybe the tower

bottomed out on the blue peace ?. WIll have to looks at it . But when i had it bolted on it was leaning back ,

Like it was machined to much out  . Was going to give it a run tomorrow & will look at it then .

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Ran my Bigwig today on the field, it's nicely fast without being ballistic. Running a Trackstar 13.5T, 15T kit pinion, TBLE-02S speedo and a Turnigy 4.6 Ultimate Shorty Lipo. I ran it for 10 mins, motor was totally cool, ESC just warm. It drives well apart from a bit of grip roll in corners if going too fast, but not too bad overall, should be fun on dirt. Lots of Torque with a little wheelie on take off. Nice and stable on the field, suspension worked well, overall quite pleased. Looking forward to getting the new motor for my Neo Scorcher (so I can be a bit rougher) and the Top Force now.

Carl.

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Always wanted one...

Back in 1987 I modded my boomer with the Superhot front suspension upgrade kit (twin shocks with metal towers) and then a Bigwig body was strapped on top along with a Technigold. Best of all 3 worlds (supershot-handling, boomerang-light, bigwig looks).

This time I went for an original... Here is the final (shelfer). result. Color is PS-59 - Dark Metallic Blue.

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Could not bring myself to run it on dirt, though... Those white Mooncrafts are collector's items.

Instead, fitted drive hexes over the pins and a set of street wheels/tyres (still looks like a mean machine!).

Handling on asphalt is weird in that it will go from under to oversteer without any input during the turn - you just need to catch it in 1980's style! With the stock motor and the small pinion, top speed was about the same with my kids' Neo Fighters with a stock silvercan. Go figure...

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A lick of silver paint (basically just a Sharpie marker) helps bring the V8 to life..

(I am tempted to glue some red ignition wires there using a single strand heavy copper wire bent to shape...)

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On 12/07/2017 at 7:13 PM, hpergm said:

A lick of silver paint (basically just a Sharpie marker) helps bring the V8 to life..

(I am tempted to glue some red ignition wires there using a single strand heavy copper wire bent to shape...)

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Nice work! Really good colour choice aswell, I've seen a few of these 2017 one's that have had not so good body trimming but yours looks spot on! Are they tricky to cut out?

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18 hours ago, moffman said:

Nice work! Really good colour choice aswell, I've seen a few of these 2017 one's that have had not so good body trimming but yours looks spot on! Are they tricky to cut out?

Thanks Moffman.

I took my time with the trimming indeed...

The trickiest part is the slot for the front shock towers. A mix of small bent scissors, XActo and Dremel does it.

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What sort of ride height do you race the Boomerang at? Looks like mine is going to be my Revival runner now! Cheers :-)

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