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Old 03-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default RootBreaker's Micro Raptor V8e

Ok she is done... tore the ford apart tonight and got this thing together..
have some tuning to do .. shocks are way too stiff and no real give... springs are too tight


Specs: (updates on 9/23/13 in red)
Body - Micro Raptor V8e
ESC - Redcat Sumo Micro
Steering Servos - Turnigy MG90S x2
Motor - Danally 90t Stroker Kit
Spur - 56t Aluminum
Pinion - forget when but has metal now
Trans - Losi Trekker
Trans Mount - Aluminum
Upper Links - (2015) Custom links from here How to build custom links
Lower Links - (2015) Custom links from above
Shocks - Trekker Stock
Front Axle - Losi with Aluminum Knuckles and c-hubs
Rear Axle -(2015) Losi with Aluminum Knuckles and c-hubs
Tires - MiClaws
Rims - Danally offset beadlocks
Beadlock Rings - Fungi custom beadlock rings
Tie Rod - HR Blue Aluminum
Servo - Futaba S3156 Micro Digital Hi-Torque Metal Gear 33oz
battery - zippy 350mah 2s

not sure where to put the battery yet.. i can fit a 180mah 2s lipo up on the roof.. see that L plastic.. it fits up there..


Micro Raptor V8e-4 by TeleFragger / RootBreaker, on Flickr


I remember reading something bout the bic test... well shocks are stiff and it doesnt pass the test..
however I also remember in the 1/10 section that perfect flex is 1 tire height.. i can fit a spare bogger and flex on it.. so that is good


Micro Raptor V8e-3 by TeleFragger / RootBreaker, on Flickr



Micro Raptor V8e-2 by TeleFragger / RootBreaker, on Flickr


rear flexes a bit better....


Micro Raptor V8e-1 by TeleFragger / RootBreaker, on Flickr




now im going to try and put together the blue frame but that is next week..
going to fix the shocks and get them working a bit better and make this thing sit a bit lower... then play and have some fun...

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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You can remove o rings from the shock body to get the air moving a bit easier. IMO those shocks are designed to use air as a buffer or air-assist to the spring. If you take out some of the o rings the movement is more free.
Decase the ESC and move it to the rear and throw that battery up front. Keep the weight off the chassis.
Looks killer!

Here's what I did with that chassis, suspension wise, (a HUGE improvment), and now I'm turning it into a mini Wraith with a brazed brass chassis

Micro Rock Crawler Home Made Torsion Chassis

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Old 03-09-2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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Yeah i saw yours.. Sweet idea... No shocks... Like that design... More to come........ Ad this was my quick up and running to get away from the ford.....

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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You got ALOT of stuff in that purchase you made! I'm excited to see that blue chassis built I've never seen that one before
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:12 AM   #5
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You got ALOT of stuff in that purchase you made! I'm excited to see that blue chassis built I've never seen that one before
yeah it will get built.. but sport season started.. grrrr ...

my oldest has soccer practice monday and wed... i am meeting my team (coach soccer for 6-7 yr olds)... on tuesday.. so looks like im not gonna start till at least thursday...

i am going to decase the esc on this one and try to move it to the roof or something and get battery up front....

i have a new in pack esc so will use that one.... motor on this one is soldered straight to esc so going to put plugs on it so i can pull it apart...
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:53 AM   #6
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got the esc de-cased.. and there was a piece of plastic in the parts bin from my purchase that will be used as a roof.. and it will have the esc mounted to it. i velcro'd it for now but not sure i like that... then there is a piece of plastic in the shape of an L that may get used instead... got some tinkering to do....

took the HR shock apart and couldnt figure out the o-ring.. and i dont have inner springs and need to figure out which spring is softer to use.. may just try and buy a new set.. dont know yet... more to come...
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:57 AM   #7
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so here is a not so much done shot...
esc is off.. thought i was going to use this mount but i have a different one.. full roof plastic.. will hide it better.. just need to figure out a balloon or something to hide it in.. black of course...

now to figure out how to mount a battery up front...


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Old 08-31-2013, 07:40 AM   #8
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video of it.. not the best as it was a cell phone... and my son doesnt know how to hold it still..

got MiClaws on order!!!!!!!


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Old 09-22-2013, 03:49 PM   #9
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Miclaws and Danally offset rims added. Also HR shocks off and stockers on.
Also checkout the Fungi Custom Beadlock Rings... not the best shot but figured I would show it somewhat now.
Better beadlock ring shots later when I get all my rims back from Danally... as I have 3 sets of custom beadlock rings!


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Old 09-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #10
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Looks great but in my opinion it needs to have a longer wheel base. It looks as wide as it is long!
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #11
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Looks great but in my opinion it needs to have a longer wheel base. It looks as wide as it is long!
Thats what she said!!


yeah my next item on the list is new links. The factory Losi aluminum links are being used right now...

I am going to stretch it a bit.. i did ask elsewhere for a good wheelbase and someone said theirs was 5or so inches.. and when i asked you for more front or back you mentioned too... but on my list is new all thread to make custom links!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oh and that is because you have ALL of the stuff I need to make the other 4 run!!!! parts out tomorrow in the mail too!!!
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #12
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ok so looking for recommendations..


so total length from outer back miclaw to front is 6.1"
from center rim to center rim is 4"
width from outer of tires is 4.7"

so theoretically you are correct.. my WB is less than my width.. what do you recommend as a good tought length?
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #13
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I like the rigs set at a 5 1/2" wheel base or more when using the Miclaws. That is center to center...I like to just measure from the front of a rear rim to the front of the front rim. That way I don't guess on the center.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:05 PM   #14
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gotcha.. well ill post up soon... tues, wed, fri are the busy days where I get 0 done...
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Looking real good! Gotta get me some miclaws, too!

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Are the Fungi beadlocks actually available right now or are those beta testers?!
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Are the Fungi beadlocks actually available right now or are those beta testers?!
u werent supposed to see them!!!!!!! LOL..

i was his first customer!!!! i will get pics up soon..but he did place the pics...

i have to wait for my rims from Danally.. maybe 2-3 weeks out as I have some in my truck to mail today

here is his thread..
Jim's Beadlocks... O.o


I got 5 each of the top 2 and the bottom right...

I am going to have to order up more!!!!!!!!!!!

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specs updated in post #1
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I like the rigs set at a 5 1/2" wheel base or more when using the Miclaws. That is center to center...I like to just measure from the front of a rear rim to the front of the front rim. That way I don't guess on the center.

Like so?
still have to do upper links...







i got something going with 1 tire.. it has such great suction.. where seems im missing air in it!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:54 PM   #20
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Got to love the Miclaws.. looks mean!
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