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Old 01-21-2014, 01:11 PM   #141
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Thanks Trump1. The moonshine jug is from the The Ruckus Juice & Jello RECON G6 in Bend, Oregon.

Check it out here; RECON G6 "Ruckus Juice & Jello" Bend, OR Oct. 12, 2013

There are some very talented scale builders in the PNW. I was beyond impressed.
Thank you for the hyperlink. I'll check it out.

On a side note, I know that feeling of making a cut and not knowing what Mr. Murphy is going to throw at you. I think that those challenges add to fun. It certainly gets my brain going.

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I suggest using a small red shop rag stuffed into the end of the hose, redneck style... ;)
That would be cool, but then again I think anything scale would be cool.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:39 PM   #142
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So in retrospect, I am glad I have been waiting on parts, because I have surpassed all of my previous scale building achievements.

I am stoked to announce that Holmes Hobbies is putting the "nasty" in Yoda MacNasty.

The motor is the HH Sensored Trail Master BL 540 3100kv or 13.5t for the techies.


Who needs the Force, when you have Holmes Hobbies proven power under the hood.

Not only is Holmes Hobbies sponsoring the "giddy-up & go" of Yoda MacNasty, but also, HH is making sure that I can keep all that horsepower on the line I want with his new servos.

The following photo is NSFW and do feature a new star in the servo porn category. Introducing the Holmes Hobbies BLS-HV 400 Titanium Geared Servo.


419oz at 7.4v will ensure that the front tires and rear tires, in Yoda's case, will turn when I want them to.

Rear steer servo is mounted and looks damn sexy.


I can't think of too much sexier than Icon Shocks and the new Holmes Hobbies BLS-HV 400 servo. Rear steer in check? Hell Yeah!


You can find Holmes Hobbies products at the Official Online Store of the RECON G6, Rpp Hobby, RPP Hobby | Radio Controlled Cars, Trucks, Boats, Helis, Planes, Plastic Models Their service "Rocks".

Thank You to all the great companies that sponsor Yoda MacNasty.

Axial Racing, Axial Racing - High End Remote Control Products and Accessories
Pit Bull Xtreme RC Company, PIT BULL RC TIRES, WHEELS & ACCESSORIES. BEST RC TIRES. BEST RC SCALE TIRES.
Gear Head RC, Gear Head
Holmes Hobbies, Holmes Hobbies LLC- Your Source for Power!
Awesome Action RC, https://www.facebook.com/awesomeactionrc
Scott Anthony Designs, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott...20544584734840
RECON G6, G Central

If you would like to sponsor Yoda MacNasty and have your products featured, email me at drivnmf@hotmail.com
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:16 PM   #143
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Who needs the Force, when you have Holmes Hobbies proven power under the hood.

Not only is Holmes Hobbies sponsoring the "giddy-up & go" of Yoda MacNasty, but also, HH is making sure that I can keep all that horsepower on the line I want with his new servos.

The following photo is NSFW and do feature a new star in the servo porn category. Introducing the Holmes Hobbies BLS-HV 400 Titanium Geared Servo.


419oz at 7.4v will ensure that the front tires and rear tires, in Yoda's case, will turn when I want them to.
I'm really excited that Holmes has a servo now in their lineup! I'll be looking forward to hear how you report on it! Definitely will be putting one into my next build up!
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:40 PM   #144
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If there is an art to soldering, don't ask me what it is. Sometimes I solder like a champ. Other times, I would be better off using wire nuts.

The HH Trail Master 13.5 motor is too pretty for me to mess this up, so I tin the motor wires using by quality soldering station.



Note: RECON G6 Stage Secret - Do not hard wire the motor to the esc. Instead use quality bullets, like these from Novak. This makes on stage repairs much easier.

Is it perfect, meh, but I am pleased. I tinned the all the wires and the motor notches. This made it much easier and quicker to solder, but don't quote me on that!


While I have the soldering stuff out, I might as well attempt something I have never tried before, but read about it.

Yoda MacNasty will be 4ws. The new Holmes Hobby servos that will be providing up to 419oz of pure "turn now" power. To capitalize on this, each servo will get its own bec. For now, I will be using Novak's 3 amp bec's. Each one will provide 6 volts to each servo providing over 350oz of torque.

Wiring is not a strong point, either, but here's what I did.

I disconnected the power wires from the plug, leaving only the receiver wire plugged into the receiver. The power wires I soldered to the pos & neg of the battery wires.


The bec's are taped backed to back and sit flat in between the esc and receiver. My electronics tray is a old Axial battery tray. A little liquid electrical tape and we are in business.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:09 AM   #145
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It seems that water proofing is a never ending topic. I try to K.I.S.S everything. If it works for me, great! If it doesn't, I try something else. This has worked for me for over two years.

Numerous submersion's with the esc, receiver, and servo's prepped the same way with no issues. The same receiver, but the second esc. No, water was not the culprit, a body post pin grounded the esc, because I use to velcro my electronics down. Now, I secure them with double sided tape.

Here's how I waterproof my Airtronics telemetry receiver.

I split the case. I then secure the bottom of the case to the electronics tray with double sided tape and fill it with dielectric grease.


I use this. It works on my 1:1 Toyota, so it has to work on Yoda.


This is what it looks like prepped.


I talk a lot about ACF 50. It works. I figured if they use it to keep condensation off of aircraft electronics and 30,000 feet; then there is a pretty good chance it will keep water from a creek crossing during a RECON G6 stage off my toy truck electronics.


Thank you, Sumquak for recommending this product! I swear by it.

I liberally spray the electronics with it.


I then press it back in to the other half of the case and seal the seam of the case with E-6000. Sealing the seam is new, but the E-6000 is waterproof, so common sense tells me it will not only keep water out, but seal the cases together.



The last thing I do, is I fill the ports with dielectric grease and then plug in the servo, esc, and auxiliary plugs.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:25 AM   #146
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The list is getting shorter.

Finish up the winch.

Finish wiring lights.

Finish rear steer. (waiting on parts).

Finish lacing wheels and tires. (Tires, Pit Bull Mad Beasts. Wheels, I am not a liberty to say yet, but word on the street is????

More testing and tuning.

Here are a couple of pics from today's first ever shake down run.






My long time friend and one of the OG Legends of RC crawling, PaloAltoK5 suggested I use a "shop rag" for a fuel cap. A suggestion coming from one of the drivers who attended the first ever AWCC in 2007, I will honor him with.

This is my favorite scale item on Yoda MacNasty.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:12 AM   #147
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Sweet build. The wild camo paint scheme is definitely an eye catcher.

Popcorn for President!!!
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:09 AM   #148
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Why BEC's for HV servos? Just run direct 2S power. I run a separate battery just for my steering servo and lights.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:34 AM   #149
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Sweet build. The wild camo paint scheme is definitely an eye catcher.

Popcorn for President!!!
Thanks, n8welch and yes, it's an eye catcher to say the least!

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Why BEC's for HV servos? Just run direct 2S power. I run a separate battery just for my steering servo and lights.
Hmmmm, you are absolutely correct!!!!

Wrenchin' has never been in the screen name...EVER!

I like this, then each servo will get 7.4 volts and be pushing the 419oz's of pure turning power!

Plans are being made to achieve this.

Thank you, CBR74.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:11 PM   #150
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I have a tube of this stuff sitting in my tool box. Now I have a reason to use it.


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Old 01-28-2014, 06:40 AM   #151
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Hmmmm, you are absolutely correct!!!!

Wrenchin' has never been in the screen name...EVER!

I like this, then each servo will get 7.4 volts and be pushing the 419oz's of pure turning power!

Plans are being made to achieve this.

Thank you, CBR74.

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:12 AM   #152
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Yoda MacNasty had his first shake down run on Saturday at the Fire & Ice Extreme Scale Challenge.

I don't suggest events as a shake down / tuning run, but I do recommend it for the simple reason, you just can't duplicate the way you drive at an event in your backyard. You have your test lines, sure, but you drive those lines just as much as you sit on the toilet seat the same way, every time!

My philosophy worked this time. I was able to beat the pee out of the Jeep G6 and get to drive broken, which doesn't happen very often.

Bottom line, I finished the last trail marker unassisted, but had a small army of help getting there! I love scale adventure driving and the friendships that are forged out on a stage.

Yoda posing with Big Yeti's "Kill Switch" Jeep G6.


Yoda can do pictures. Proven here with a stellar line up of awesome rigs.


The OG "Blue Bastard" of Brokennib, is giving some last minute advice to Mr. MacNasty, Yoda if ya know me, before going out into the extreme.


The advice; Go Big or Go Home Broken! Advice was taken.



But that did not keep Yoda from pulling lines like this with the help of a few zip ties.


This is how finishing was achieved. Sans front wheel drive!!!



Now let's see how Yoda MacNasty got to this point...
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:34 AM   #153
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...PaloAltoK5 suggested I use a "shop rag" for a fuel cap.

I believe that should be referred to as a "fuse".
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Hmmmm, you are absolutely correct!!!!

Wrenchin' has never been in the screen name...EVER!

I like this, then each servo will get 7.4 volts and be pushing the 419oz's of pure turning power!

Plans are being made to achieve this.

Thank you, CBR74.
Careful, a fully charged 2S pack is at 8.4 Volts. I'm sure the holmes servo's will handle it and you will feel even more power. May not be recommended though
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I believe that should be referred to as a "fuse".
I do agree!!!

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Careful, a fully charged 2S pack is at 8.4 Volts. I'm sure the holmes servo's will handle it and you will feel even more power. May not be recommended though
Thanks for the heads up! I will add a more "controlled" method of powering up the best servo that I have ever used. Thank You, Brandon.
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Really like how you are taking the time to do the build on your own terms! I just started ordering all the goodies so I cant wait to start putting interior details into my rig just like yours, hopefully I can have something that comes close to what you have done so far!!
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:34 PM   #157
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Yoda has a power plant, the HH Trail Master BL 540 13.5 and it's amazing. Has it reached its full potential yet, no. I have a lot to learn about sensored brushless motors and I am hooked. There are some surprised coming to help me achieve the performance that I am looking for.

Yoda has such a slender butt that screamed for rear steer. The rear steer and I did not see eye to eye.

So it has taken a back seat for the moment until I can asses, pun intended, why it's working like a kids rip stick when it front steering.

I cant say enough about the HH servo. Quick and Powerful as seen here,


Carnage as a result of the brushless learning curve, limited tuning, and ANGRY skinny trigger finger. LOL!!!!

Scott Anthony Designs is putting the shade on Yoda MacNasty with their custom bikini top for the Axial Jeep Wrangler G6.

A really quick install with velcro and the fit was spot on. Just what we have come to expect from Scott Anthony Designs.






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The cool factor is that the Scott Anthony Designs bikini top really gives a "complete" look or "streetable" look. I really dig it!

As far as my dance with Mr. Murphy, you know the dance, if not, it's real simple; one step forwards, two steps back!

A permanent scale item of mine, is a surf board that DTA helped me pick out for the first "Shaka Brah Classic" RECON G6. With the bikini top on, I have to solve a problem, how to mount it?

I came up with a simple, effective, and "green" roof rack idea.

The parts came off the Axial parts trees and to keep the weight down, titanium links from VP worked like a champ. The pics show the steps...





With board securely in place while Yoda MacNasty is "doin' work" posing for a pic.
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Nice build Im diggin the camo paint!
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Nice build Im diggin the camo paint!

Thanks billj!
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