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Kalameja

Pearl White Hornet Build

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After rebuilding my original 84 Hornet I've decided to tackle a second new Hornet build applying all that I learned from the first build. I'm sure I'll still make some mistakes and learn more throughout this build.

Your suggestions are welcomed and needed!

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It's like Christmas morning!

That TEU-104 isn't going in this build. I put it into the first Hornet build. This build will have a TBLE-02s. 

While waiting for more transmission gears and parts, I think I'll get started on some paint.

 

 

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Turned the bathtub into a paint studio. I'm sure setting something outside would be better but I'm in a loft and this is easier. The fumes are contained in the bathroom with the fan running. No need for a cheap headache high from polycarbonate paint!

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I seem to always rush the decals. But there is something to be said about free forming it. 

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1 hour ago, RcMadness74 said:

Wow, looking great, love those wheels and white paint. What are you going to run for a motor?

I'm pretty sure I'm going to put in the Tamiya RZ Super Stock 23T. 

 

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1 hour ago, RcMadness74 said:

That thing is going to screem

Should run with a NiMH no problem. Right?

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The electrics should be fine - any ESC with a motor rating of 23T or lower can handle it, and not likely to melt a battery connector - but the Hornet is already reasonably fast with a stock 540 motor, or at least "sufficiently interesting" in handling. The car is rather light, so a 23T motor should give it a good turn of speed.

To the point, the motor will run with a Ni-MH battery without problems; I used such a combination without issue.

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Although the super  stock RZ is a 23t motor it can hit 30,000 rpm & has a load of torque. It's one of my favourite brushed motors. 

I took it back out of my wild one as it was too much.

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On 2/22/2017 at 11:46 AM, Static Age said:

Although the super  stock RZ is a 23t motor it can hit 30,000 rpm & has a load of torque. It's one of my favourite brushed motors. 

I took it back out of my wild one as it was too much.

Might have to add some weight to the hornet front end to aid in better handling. 

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Tinkering around with paint and the driver while waiting for Ampron 3D printed suspension parts. 

 

 

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