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Old 07-09-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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Hello

After looking on this forum, I decided to build a MRC.
Ok, first of all. I'm 16 years old from Belgium. So sorry if my English isn't that good at some moments.

Second, I realy don't want to read comments like; you're stupid, you had to buy the Pro version, etc...
I know with the recent price drop. But I've ordened my MRC 1week!! before the price drop... The customs in Belgium held it for like 4weeks.

* Parts list:
-Losi MRC rtr
-Reedy Stump Puller
-Axial white 1.9 beadlocks
-TCS mini edge chassis
-Losi allu shocks
-Losi knuckles
-Losi front carriers
-Losi Rear straight axles and lockouts
-Losi F/C/R metal lockers
-Losi 30 lower links
-Losi allu hexes
-Integy driveshaft (is broken already)
-Blue Bird BMS 1715 servo
-HB rovers (red dot)
-Full size servo mount



I don't go work so I don't earn money. I have to ask my parents for money and after this list above, I have to wait a couple of months :(

* Future upgrades (next 2 months)
-BWD mini wedge pro
-BWD Topper for the mini wedge
-BWD 1.9 mini vertex beadlock wheels
-BWD motor plate
-BWD ota steering
-tekin B1R or FXR
-(Team brood anarchy motor)


But here it goes:



Started removing the Front and Rear axles



Then I removed the shocks,Battery plate and upper links



When I reached to this stage, my mother was like, omg will you be able to put it back togheter? And I like; I hope so ;p



When I opened the axle housing it was very greased, I've cleaned it out to replace the lockers and then filled it again with grease



Rear axle completed



Front axle completed



Transmission gear with the metal locker installed. It was very dry so I added a bit of light grease to it



Tranny done and motor installed



Rod ends installed on the lower links



Transmission, lower links installed on the TCS mini edge

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Old 07-09-2011, 12:36 PM   #2
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It was fun building this and I forgot to take some pictures
And sorry for the bad quality now, my dad took the good camera and I had to take them with my Android phone (5MP)
Here it's almost completed lols



Front view



Rear view



Ok, wheels.
I've drilled 2 holes in each wheel to vent them



Wheels done with tires on them
3oz in each front wheel 0oz in back wheels



Front wheel weight



Wheels mounted on the car



Front view with my homemade steering link (looks good from far, but far from good )



Flex shot





I know crappy cable management but Ok for now

* 'Free' upgrades to do
-Outboard the shocks
-Tighten down my shocks
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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I can't make running pictures/movies because it doesn't work
We think it's the ESC. (maybe I make a movie aboat it)

I don't realy like the TCS mini edge. Came with no instructions, shocks didn't mount just up. So I'll just buy a BWD mini edge, then I have 4link too.

In terms of lookings I realy like it, I think it looks beast.
But I don't know how it performs

I will keep you guys up to date and when I get my new chassis,wheels,etc... I will post it here

Please feel free to comment or what you think I can do better with this setup
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
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Great build, enjoy they MRC, they are super little crawlers.

I often go back to my 1.9 mini juice after running my xr10, it suprises me how much more control and attention you need with the mini crawlers.

I can recommend the Y town crawler's "Mini Juice" chassis, its superb. you will need to make your own links (use 6mm delrin rod - can be cut and drilled/tapped easily, and bent with a lighter to soften)

all the best . . G
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:40 AM   #5
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Great build, enjoy they MRC, they are super little crawlers.

I can recommend the Y town crawler's "Mini Juice" chassis, its superb. you will need to make your own links (use 6mm delrin rod - can be cut and drilled/tapped easily, and bent with a lighter to soften)
Thank you, I've looked back to the mini wedge and the minijuice and I Will buy the minijuice. The wedge is really ugly.
Will those lower links from crawler innovations work?
http://crawlerinnovations.com/index....mart&Itemid=63
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:20 AM   #6
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I've just bought a new ESC (LRP http://www.lrp.cc/en/products/electr...verse/details/ ) I wired it up and... It still doesn't work. Me and my Dad are really confused. It's not the ESC, Radio and not the motor (we tested with the stock motor and the stump puller)........ kinda sucks

but we continue our search, because I need it saturday when we go on holiday for 2weeks
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:12 AM   #7
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What's the issue with the ESC? Try disconnecting the servo from the receiver and see if anything happens.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:03 PM   #8
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I think we found the issue,... the battery was broken.
Now I can use my servo properly but when I plug the motor in it starts spinning and I can't stop it with my transmitter.
Problems keep comming.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:52 PM   #9
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I think we found the issue,... the battery was broken.
Now I can use my servo properly but when I plug the motor in it starts spinning and I can't stop it with my transmitter.
Problems keep comming.
It is either the ESC needs to be calibrated to the RX, or you need to reset your trim on the TX.
When you calibrate the ESC, make sure the TX trim (for throttle) is at "0".
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:50 PM   #10
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ok, now it's working 80% when I go backwards I have to wait 2sec to go forwards... but Ok to take it on holiday.
I've looked for Vanquish products LH procomp but they're to expensive

New 'to upgrade' list
-Y-town mini juice
-BWD ota steering
-BWD mini vertex
-CI soft single stage foam
-Losi alu threaded shocks
-CI panther cobra 1.9 cut 'n' shut tires
-Spektrum Dx3s/c/e
-MIP driveshaft
-Hot racing alu transmission gears

I've outboarded the shocks



My new esc, it's really small



And upgraded it with............... Stickers



I've putted the reciever under the hood





'cable management' lol...



I will take some outdoor pics on holiday and post it here in a week. So saturday we're leaving the sh1t weather in belgium and we're going to the sun
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It is either the ESC needs to be calibrated to the RX, or you need to reset your trim on the TX.
When you calibrate the ESC, make sure the TX trim (for throttle) is at "0".
Hey, I can't calibrate the LRP esc it's some kind of 'smart' device. It automaticly knows you're TX trims, etc but that problem is fixed too.
But thank you anyway
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