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SkaldidDog 01-11-2013 09:31 AM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
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Originally Posted by doc.hamilton (Post 4117809)
Cookie monsters are insane!!! And whatever you do, keep'em away from the fridge... and cupboard

Nice to see it's holdin up well! "thumbsup"

Cheers,
Doc


Thanks Doc. She's holding up remarkably well. I replaced the bearings throughout the rear end over xmas and none were in bad shape. They had 20+ hours of heavy use on them. Still haven't cracked the tranny since day one. It sounds fine but I'm sure one of the top bearings must have some signs of wear by now.

J

SkaldidDog 06-06-2013 09:42 AM

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I have driving the pure-T-snot out of this rig for 6 months now and I just can't break it. Unbelievable. Makes my old arse 4x2 Slash seem fragile. The motor and trans are still on original bearings. I just installed my first replacement set of brass universal bushings (SDS). Awesome fit and finish on the replacements. The only parts that needed to be upgraded were the steering tabs. They are in a vulnerable location and are subject to lots of torque and impacts. I'm not surprised they eventually failed given my driving style and the terrain I play on. That said, the stockers were darn good and worth the money but I just can't leave stock alone. New ones are 7075 and 0.190" thick. Way overkill yes.

RCC only lets me upload one pic at a time before replacing previous pics with the current one. I'm tired of fighting it. Please pardon the mulit-posts.

J

SkaldidDog 06-06-2013 09:44 AM

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SkaldidDog 06-06-2013 09:45 AM

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SkaldidDog 06-06-2013 09:46 AM

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SkaldidDog 06-06-2013 09:50 AM

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Thanks for your patience. I ran out.

After a massive amount of abuse the VP axles and SLW wheels are still kicking butt. I can't believe how mean you can be to them with no problems. Looking forward to tearing it up in AZ this weekend.

J

Farmer 06-06-2013 02:21 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
Damn, I missed the boat on the wraith hd 300's. Good luck this weekend and your parts are killer as usual"thumbsup"
Later,
Farmer

ROWDY RACING 06-06-2013 02:34 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
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Originally Posted by Farmer (Post 4351907)
Damn, I missed the boat on the wraith hd 300's. Good luck this weekend and your parts are killer as usual"thumbsup"
Later,
Farmer

Your from Michigan, you can't have 300's. :ror:

SkaldidDog 06-06-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ROWDY RACING (Post 4351916)
Your from Michigan, you can't have 300's. :ror:


They'd have to import them.

ROWDY RACING 06-06-2013 03:06 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
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Originally Posted by SkaldidDog (Post 4351935)
They'd have to import them.

And directions. :mrgreen:

Farmer 06-06-2013 03:24 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
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Originally Posted by ROWDY RACING (Post 4351916)
Your from Michigan, you can't have 300's. :ror:

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Originally Posted by SkaldidDog (Post 4351935)
They'd have to import them.

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Originally Posted by ROWDY RACING (Post 4351942)
And directions. :mrgreen:

You silly fools, I already have the almighty Berg version. Plus, I'm me so I don't fall in the "not allowed" category:flipoff:
Later,
Farmer

Natedog 06-24-2013 11:17 AM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
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Originally Posted by SkaldidDog (Post 4351609)
Pic #2.

I guess those will do...very nice. 8)

EDIT: Driving like you do with ti steering linkage kills servos quickly. How many servos have you killed and which one have you settled on?

rc crawler boy 06-24-2013 11:48 AM

Re: Cookie Monster!!!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SkaldidDog (Post 4351608)
I have driving the pure-T-snot out of this rig for 6 months now and I just can't break it. Unbelievable. Makes my old arse 4x2 Slash seem fragile. The motor and trans are still on original bearings. I just installed my first replacement set of brass universal bushings (SDS). Awesome fit and finish on the replacements. The only parts that needed to be upgraded were the steering tabs. They are in a vulnerable location and are subject to lots of torque and impacts. I'm not surprised they eventually failed given my driving style and the terrain I play on. That said, the stockers were darn good and worth the money but I just can't leave stock alone. New ones are 7075 and 0.190" thick. Way overkill yes.

RCC only lets me upload one pic at a time before replacing previous pics with the current one. I'm tired of fighting it. Please pardon the mulit-posts.

J

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Originally Posted by SkaldidDog (Post 4115626)
Thanks Crit Rat.

I went out to my garage the other day and dangit if a couple of cookie monsters hadn't fired up my wraith and were playing RTI games. I left them alone for a bit as they were having a ton of fun but when they wanted to start jumping the rig off my toolbox to the floor I had to step in.

I'm loving my S300HD universals!!! Man are they smooth and tough as hell. Got some steel bushings to try out when the brass stockers are put out to pasture. Thanks John.

Why didnt you use the steel ones?

SkaldidDog 08-01-2013 10:31 AM

Re: Cookie Monster!!!!!
 
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Originally Posted by Natedog (Post 4373290)
EDIT: Driving like you do with ti steering linkage kills servos quickly. How many servos have you killed and which one have you settled on?

Hey Natedog. This rig is [still] on it's original Hitec 7950TH and this unit had been rebuilt with new gears one time by Hitec before I installed it in the Wraith. It's first life was in my 2.2P comp crawler. With all it's been through I'm surprised it's still kicking with minimal internal slop. Without a doubt I've settled on the 7950TH for my Wraith and my 2.2P comp rig. Phenomenal servos that take an insane amount of wear and tear. Love 'em. Plenty of power at 7.4V running directly from a BEC off of the battery (not through the receiver.

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Originally Posted by rc crawler boy (Post 4373332)
Why didnt you use the steel ones?

Hey RCCB,

The steel ones didn't fit the E clips as well.

Cheers,

J

Natedog 08-01-2013 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by SkaldidDog (Post 4421847)
Hey Natedog. This rig is [still] on it's original Hitec 7950TH and this unit had been rebuilt with new gears one time by Hitec before I installed it in the Wraith. It's first life was in my 2.2P comp crawler. With all it's been through I'm surprised it's still kicking with minimal internal slop. Without a doubt I've settled on the 7950TH for my Wraith and my 2.2P comp rig. Phenomenal servos that take an insane amount of wear and tear. Love 'em. Plenty of power at 7.4V running directly from a BEC off of the battery (not through the receiver.

Cheers,

J

Thanks, I"m running Hitec HS7955TG in mine and I'm really hard on it, big falls and all where I crawl. Running the stock plastic steering links which I dislike, but so many guys I know have broken servo gears and then when the gears are replaced the servo burns up shortly after if it survived the initial hit. I'm looking for an utlimate servo to run VP ti steering links with no worries of broken gears and/or burnt up servo. ;-)

SkaldidDog 08-01-2013 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Natedog (Post 4422016)
Thanks, I"m running Hitec HS7955TG in mine and I'm really hard on it, big falls and all where I crawl. Running the stock plastic steering links which I dislike, but so many guys I know have broken servo gears and then when the gears are replaced the servo burns up shortly after if it survived the initial hit. I'm looking for an utlimate servo to run VP ti steering links with no worries of broken gears and/or burnt up servo. ;-)

Many can vouch for this but I drive my wraith like I drive my old 2x4 Slash if that helps you understand what a 7950 will take. On top of that from my build you'll see that she ain't light either (big battery too). I ran a 7955 in my Revo for a long time with no issues. No servo is immortal. This one is darn close. If one does fail. Stop immediately, unplug the battery and send the unit to Hitec for rebuild.

J

JeremyH 08-01-2013 03:26 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
The only thing I've ever broken on the 7950 was the middle case. The plastic bearing race broke off...

SkaldidDog 08-01-2013 04:14 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
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Originally Posted by JeremyH (Post 4422240)
The only thing I've ever broken on the 7950 was the middle case. The plastic bearing race broke off...

Impressive. In my comp rig I've broken or damaged every part of one excluding only the wires.

SkaldidDog 09-13-2013 09:24 AM

Panharder mount
 
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At Nats in Prescott last weekend I noticed my rig doing strange things with regard to steering. I noticed the panhard mount was loose so I tightened it up. Last night I again noticed it loose and this time looked closer. D'oh! Looks like I've been a little abusive. Such is evolution. So I spent an hour and made a new one from two layers of 7075 plate (0.125" total). I added beef along the transverse mount to further prevent a similar failure. Gotta give props to the VP mount. It was tough but I'm a 1%er when it comes to breaking stuff.

Enjoy.

J

MotoSoul 09-13-2013 09:52 AM

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Looks good. I wish I had a hobby sized mill to work with. It takes forever to cut everything out by hand.


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