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Old 11-20-2010, 01:35 PM   #1
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Had this for a little over a month, and I must say, it flat out rules. I have been experimenting with various motor combination and batteries. I started out brushless with a 13.5 Novak w/ a VXL on 2s. Obviously the VXL sucks for crawling because lack of a drag brake, so I switched to an XL-5 with a Johnson 27T on 3s.

The 27T with a 15T pinion on 3s seems to be a great combo of torque and speed (maybe 12mph tops), but cruising through the woods or rockpiles 12mph is fast enough, but still has great torque.

I also added the 4WS kit, because let's face it, the R1 has horrible steering. The 4WS is absolutely awesome in the trails. It can make it through tight spots easier and also helps climbing steep rocks by adding more grip by the rear wheels being able to turn. And the 4WS looks so awesome too.

Over-all this is a great rock racer / trail basher. Very happy with it.

8 oz of weight in each front wheel to keep the front planted also.





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Old 12-05-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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Got new shoes.. The TSL Swampers. These thing are the sheeeet. Very sticky and very scale. They do out perform my old rock lox.

I also re arranged my layout of electronics. I moved my battery up front, next to my motor (I had to flip the receiver tray upside down, and do mild trimming, but nothing drastic). Also moved my ESC and rx to the rear battery tray (also flipped upside down for a slightly lower COG).

With the majority of the weight up front and a lower COG and the G8 Swampers.... This thing rules. I have about 30 packs through this rig the last couple months, and she is tough, and reliable. With a 27 T and 3S... very bash-worthy that can crawl over and trough anything.

Also in the process of making a V8 motor to cover my rear ESC, should look sweet.


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Old 12-06-2010, 07:26 AM   #3
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I love your R1 tedo!

I'm thinking about buying one as well.
Which motor would you reccomend?
I'm interested in speed bashing and little crawling. Is BL 2250kv with 3s worth for this?? http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=6531
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:41 AM   #4
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I love your R1 tedo!

I'm thinking about buying one as well.
Which motor would you reccomend?
I'm interested in speed bashing and little crawling. Is BL 2250kv with 3s worth for this?? http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=6531
I personally tried brushless with a 13.5 Novak (3300kv and sensored) on 2s. It was fun, but I kinda like to take the R1 in to some pretty wet and muddy locations. So I opted back to a brushed motor set-up on 3s. The more voltage of the 3s compensated for the speed of 2s brushless. Plus, I threw in a stock Tamiya (Johnson) 27T motor which is very, very inexpensive, so I wouldn't have to worry about possibly ruining a brushless motor. I have mine geared with a 15T pinion, and it's fast enough, but can still crawl.

If you do go brushless, find a SENSORED motor. They are very smooth at low speeds. I do not think those hobbyking ones are sensored, so you will get cogging at low speeds, which is terrible for crawling.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:57 AM   #5
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It look it fun with the rear steer.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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If you do go brushless, find a SENSORED motor. They are very smooth at low speeds. I do not think those hobbyking ones are sensored, so you will get cogging at low speeds, which is terrible for crawling.
Thanks! I have a sensored one on my scaler. Now i'm just thinking about one more upgrade for my scale Landy or getting R1 instead
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:51 PM   #7
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A short little vid today. Miserable outside. Love this thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkSvEPV8_74
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:10 AM   #8
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Nice vid. where is your battery?

I have dig and man it takes up alot of room I have to run mine on the front axle.So I have issues with it getting hung up.

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Nice vid. where is your battery?

I have dig and man it takes up alot of room I have to run mine on the front axle.So I have issues with it getting hung up.

Jason
The battery is behind the headlights. I flipped the RX tray upside down (and added a velcro strap to it) to hold the battery down. Works out pretty good. Lots of weight towards the front. Also I camouflaged the battery and RX with a black balloon.
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Do you leave it in to charge it? Or does it come out easily?

I guess it does not matter I will check to see if mine will fit there.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:54 PM   #11
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Do you leave it in to charge it? Or does it come out easily?

I guess it does not matter I will check to see if mine will fit there.
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I can take it out. I slide it through the side window. You really have to get creative mounting the electronics in these things... Not like my old hilux truggy, where the yota cab hides everything.

Just experiment with different set-ups. Depending on size of esc, battery, etc, there are multiple configurations.

Good luck.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:55 PM   #12
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So, it's winter and extremely cold here. I thought I would share some updates to my R1.

New body panels that my buddy made at work. Appears to be an 18ga aluminum - lasered out. Very precise and cool looking.

110mm rc4wd shocks. These things are great for flex and scaleness. Something just didn't feel right with the stock r1 shocks, plus they were still leaking even after the plumber's tape and greased o-rings. These shocks so far are performing extremely good in my basement course.

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gmade Bottom skid.

Made a motor to cover my ESC. It's a little silly, but looks better then the esc sitting there out in the open. This was a real challenge to get it to fit right. A lot of dremmel action.

I also installed and an interior out of an old New Bright Jeep body I had laying around. Trimmed and painted it to fit perfectly in the cab. Also added a seat (also from the Jeep). Found a MX driver at Toy's R Us on sale that fits perfectly.

I keep rearranging the electronics to try and tuck them away. Made a tray for the rx under the hood. Also made a new battery tray behind the transmission, and relocated the esc on the stock battery tray and covered it up with my motor cover.

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Old 02-09-2011, 06:40 AM   #13
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why does everybody want r1?
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why does everybody want r1?
They too much fun not have one.

The axles can used in scaler.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:30 PM   #15
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Finally, Spring has arrived!



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Old 04-18-2011, 05:49 PM   #16
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I have learned a lot of things with your R1.

Great !!! ;)
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:15 PM   #17
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Very nice!!!
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