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Old 07-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #41
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Lights look great, but I'd brush some Plasti-Dip or similar over the led leads on the lightbar so they don't get bent and then short out on each other. I ran my Wraith without the roof before I cut up the cage cause it looked way better imo. After I cut up the cage I cut the roof in half and put it on kinda looked better to me, but it was a toss up...looks good without too. Pics are in thread here:
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:07 AM   #42
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Lights look great, but I'd brush some Plasti-Dip or similar over the led leads on the lightbar so they don't get bent and then short out on each other.
I too love the light design and I was thinking about doing it the same way for my EXO. But it looks so fragile.. Maybe It'll hold, only time shows that?
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I too love the light design and I was thinking about doing it the same way for my EXO. But it looks so fragile.. Maybe It'll hold, only time shows that?
Luckily it is cheap experiment, LEDs don't cost too much, so no worries if it doesn't hold, to be honest I'm more worried how the actual light bar hold when the car is rolled over. Leds are after all in quite safe place.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #44
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Got the Light bar installation finished, the mounting bars. Did also the radiator and mounted it as well.


20120724-171739-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr


20120724-173529-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr


20120724-195950-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr


20120724-200011-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr

Went to test the Wraith and shot some video, working on that and posting it later.

Started to make and test if I could make front body panels with internal fenders from aluminium, let's see how that turns out...
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #45
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That is a freaking sick wraith nice work on it! by the way how long did it take you to build it as a kit? looking to buy one idk if i should get the rtr or kit this will be my first scale crawler
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #46
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That is a freaking sick wraith nice work on it! by the way how long did it take you to build it as a kit? looking to buy one idk if i should get the rtr or kit this will be my first scale crawler
Thanks, not sure how long exactly I did use for building it, couple of days I guess, but was doing it really with time and enjoying.
I definitely recommend to build a kit, best way to get to know the model and how it works.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:19 PM   #47
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ok cool thanks might go get myself the kit today yet idk.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #48
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And here is the video from today.

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Old 07-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #49
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ok cool thanks might go get myself the kit today yet idk.

get the kit +1

you get to know your rig inside out by building it from scratch

you get a few upgrades like the CVDs and lower alloy links

...and you dont have some 7 year old sweat shop kid putting it together for you lol
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #50
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Got my 4WDS kit from Asiatees, it sure did arrive soon and the parts seem ok.
Installation was quite straightforward, it does limit the suspension travel -> it bottoms sooner, lets see if I can change that with CMS, but that has to bee custom made, haven't seen anywhere rear CMC kits.

Got everything installed, even painted the servos aluminium to black. Rear servo doesn't show up too much.

First test, boy those servos take some serious power, no chance of powering them via MMP, at least not with 7.0V, it was browning al the time, then I programmed the BEC to 5.0V and then it could be used, CC BEC ordered though ;)

Second test with 5.0V, boy the 4WDS is FUN, I have some degrees of opposite in normal and in other position I have max opposite streering. This thing can really turn now in no space, takes little time get used to streering, but it is really best mod I have made to my rig, definitely #1, I recommend it to everyone who has 3CH radio.


20120725-144124-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr


20120725-154546-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr


20120725-163957-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr


20120725-190721-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr


20120725-213055-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr


20120725-213429-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr


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Old 07-25-2012, 07:20 PM   #51
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Still regarding the motor; This is something that was shot last day and I'd like to be able to Crawl at least like in this video:

Awesome video!!! You have some good skills. What kind of camera are you using? Keep up the good work
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:55 AM   #52
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Awesome video!!! You have some good skills. What kind of camera are you using? Keep up the good work
Thanks, those videos have been shot with Nikon D800.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #53
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Did some highspeed driving with 4WDS
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #54
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great build and videos, keep it up
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:43 AM   #55
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great build and videos, keep it up
Thanks, I'll do my best
I do have have more stuff coming and some more plans as well, lets see how it turns out...
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:57 PM   #56
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Finally I received my Chaotic Links, no more sloppiness in rear. Also planned and modelled the CMS in rear, but having second thoughts, it would require some heavy modifications in rear and not sure if it is worth it?

Took test drive on a schoolyard next to our house, it was fun and precise run, even dropped it from cliff about 3 ft high, straight on rear wheel sideways, but no harm done, fingers grossed, I had to adjust sub trim though. I'm going to do a video on that schoolyard later, it had some pretty fun obstacles...


20120730-165544-Wraith Setup by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr


20120730-205507-Wraith Setup by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr


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Old 07-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #57
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Nice thread, great job on your Wraith!
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #58
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Finally received CC Bec, and some other goodies.

I will power the RX and servos from CC Bec at 8V and Leds will be powered from MMX Bec at 7V, actually quite handy, to be able to adjust the voltages for radio and LEDs separately.

Some spaghetti my Wraith at the moment, might take some work to tidy up the cables.

Had to change the switch to be able turn on both ESC and BEC from single switch

20120801-150234-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr

Also got new aluminium panels

20120801-150324-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr

Neat and clean, or... ;)

20120801-214252-Wraith Tuning by Jyri Laitinen, on Flickr
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:31 PM   #59
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where did you get these from? love em'


and yea, i visisted radshaperc.com, but it isnt avaialble?
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #60
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where did you get these from? love em'

and yea, i visisted radshaperc.com, but it isnt avaialble?
Got those from ebay.co.uk.
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