Model: (Click to see more) 58502: Blitzer Beetle 2011
Status: Runner
Date: 27-Oct-2019
Comments: 4
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'R' is for racing! Well I know that the Blitzer family never was intended to be racing cars. But I enjoy improving every aspect of a car to make it a better performer and even surprise one or two 'better' cars on the track.
First I wanted to have a proper steering system, other than the wobbly direct-link servo-saver steering.
I was looking at other cars and found the M-07 steering might fit.
I ordered the Yeah Racing aluminium-version and made it fit. My trusty Savox 1257TG Servo was repositioned.
Steering-links and upper wishbones were exchanged by titanium links by 3racing. Steel balls and TRF ball cups were also added.
Next up were the shocks. As in some of my other project cars the excellent Losi 22 shocks are used in my Blitzer too.
The beautiful but heavy Beetle body had to go and a lexan-beetle (by Kamtec) took its place.
In part 2 of the report you see which motor and speedo I use and maybe some more improvements.
Tell me what you think so far.

16 11 Body off shot 7 M-07 steering fitted 8 Losi shocks fit quite nicely 18

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Project DF-01 - ready!

Comments

Mad Ax

28-Oct-2019

Great work, I love to see subtle improvements like this. I have also upgraded a Blitzer but not to this extent. I may borrow some of your sources :o

Killajb

28-Oct-2019

Love the steering mod. If you indeed intend on track use, perhaps some added support to the front and rear shock towers would be in order.

Tamiyastef

28-Oct-2019

I like it! Nice improvement on the steering.

Aurigarius

29-Oct-2019

@ Killajb: There is something in the works for the shock towers Keep watching


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