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Old 01-15-2011, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default My Build... Suggestions?

So, had my RTC for about 2 weeks now. Made some adjustments, modifications, and upgraded some things. Just wanting some input, good or bad.

I read all of the stickies and got bored on 24 hour guard shift and read back to 2006 on the AX-10 threads. This is what I came up with so far.

Swapped the Pro-Line Hammers for some Chisels.

Then, I flipped and mirrored the tranny to counter torque-twist.


Next, I waterproofed the electronics (all stock).
Servo tear-down


ESC, Radio, and Servo disassembled


Reassembled with silicone waterproofing done


Found a burr on this shock valve during rebuild of all shocks. It was causing binding. I guess someone was a little too lazy when they built them.


Fully assembled, with electronics mounted. I even used spare rod-ends and leftover hardware to mount the color pack links, instead of spending $20 on the hardware upgrade kit.


Passes balance test


Flex-shot


Trimmed the body


No body clipping on full flex


Any suggestions would be appreciated. I plan on upgrading parts as they break.

The only thing I need to do is round up some hardware for the upper links and the steering links. Plastic is flexing a bit too much for my taste.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:54 AM   #2
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If you are going to upgrade the upper links i would upgrade to 4-links at the same time.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:18 PM   #3
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Looks like you're making good progress. I would suggest ditching the servo saver and limiting your shocks a bit. Too much articulation can be a bad thing... about 5" or so seems to work best. Bender wrote up a pretty good article on the pros and cons of atriculation - I'll see if I can find it for ya.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:02 PM   #4
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x2 on the servo saver, busted mine after about 10 minutes use. There should be a standard arm in the parts pack.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:19 PM   #5
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Bender wrote up a pretty good article on the pros and cons of atriculation - I'll see if I can find it for ya.



Here ya go, Articulation pros and cons.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:00 AM   #6
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I've read that article in the past. I was thinking that my amount was about right. Haven't had a chance to try it out, though. It's REALLY cold out these days.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:21 PM   #7
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How come it looks like the front axle is rolled down in the front? The second to last picture.
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