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Old 08-17-2013, 07:05 AM   #281
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Video... I just couldn't catch a break last night.. lol.. bad roll over to brush to brush to twig to brush... dam nature!

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Old 08-17-2013, 09:00 PM   #282
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There was a conspiracy afoot. No one can get caught on that many branches in one day unless they were put there intentionally to destroy you.
Watch your back man....someone's out to get you.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:08 PM   #283
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Lmao! It was the story of my whole weekend! 2.2p an class 2.. I had one perfect course in 3 classes.. :/

Lack of drive time lately got the best of me for sure.. or something anyways.. back to running a couple packs a day now!
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:28 AM   #284
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Good grief you are horrible.. I have seen meerkats without thumbs drive better than that!

Jk Troy. Videos look good and the rig looks good
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:49 PM   #285
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Well.. the next adventure for the mini mantis is bout to begin...

Fully rtr with bats...

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I pulled the motor for cleaning an new-ish-er brushes. The one brush wire was getting worn..

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Also decided to pull the bullet plugs for the motor and direct wire it.. I just wasn't happy with the solder job I had or the wire that was used when I did it. Even tho it worked how it was..

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Now before anyone goes thinking crazy like I'm getting rid of my fav girl.. I'm just sending her to Nats where she belongs!

The OG holder of the chassis, JDizzle, will be manning the wheel while hopefully she leads him to the finish gate of each course.. :thumbup::cool:

Now just to get him to run it like he stole it and doesnt have to fix what, if anything, he breaks!(but he does) lol.. Haha

But most of all, pics and specially some of his normally sick video of her running lines in AZ!!!
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:11 AM   #286
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Not gonna lie...I was slightly concerned you were sellin your little hot rod with that first pic lol. Looking forward to seeing the pics as well!


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Old 08-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #287
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What the hell are you doing? Get your ass in that box and ship yourself with her!

I'm not suggesting you don't put some return postage on the box so you can ship yourself back......just saying.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:00 PM   #288
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You actually trust the US postal service with your baby?? Here is a box I got from the USPS.





I hope he runs it better than you did last time.









































Before you can answer this post, yes I know you are winning the 1.9 class this season and 2.2Pro.





Class 1.9

1st Winnerer123

-281

2nd Jslick

-188



2.2Pro

1st Winner123

-64

2nd Jslick

79

Great driving this season.

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Old 08-30-2013, 09:30 PM   #289
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Not gonna lie...I was slightly concerned you were sellin your little hot rod with that first pic lol. Looking forward to seeing the pics as well!

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The pun was intended with that as the first pic, catch some attention.. lol

If it Ever went up for sale, Hell froze!






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What the hell are you doing? Get your ass in that box and ship yourself with her!

I'm not suggesting you don't put some return postage on the box so you can ship yourself back......just saying.
I couldn't pay an ship myself, so my girl mize well enjoy the rock.. I'm 100% confident in the rig and the driver, even with minimal drive time, she does amazing things on the rocks an is easy to control..






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You actually trust the US postal service with your baby?? Here is a box I got from the USPS.





I hope he runs it better than you did last time.









































Before you can answer this post, yes I know you are winning the 1.9 class this season and 2.2Pro.





Class 1.9

1st Winnerer123

-281

2nd Jslick

-188



2.2Pro

1st Winner123

-64

2nd Jslick

79

Great driving this season.
Oh, Thanks alot for that pic John! Now I won't be able to sleep for a few days.. I'll be anxiesley awaiting its arrival in CA on Tues and word of safe arrival.. the again, with the abuse I have put it thru this year, I'm not too worried.. :cool:

Wow! From seeing them scores posted to looking at ur SIG, that's humbling for sure.. thanks for the kind words.. looking forward to final year end scores and the addition of 2.2s to next year.. :thumbup:
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:41 PM   #290
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Well, its been a while.. used MRCcrackhead's mrc for the last 2 comps and got 2x 1st place finishes.. Sunday was the last EPArccrawlers comp of the year..

I run good enough to grab up the 2013 1st place spot! Woo who!!!

Year end scores..

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #291
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Congratulations Troy.

Thanks for the props towards my rig. Yesterday, it was the better driver that took first place in the end.

Great diving.......all season by the look of the scoreboard.

I'd encourage you to keep up the good work, but i'd rather you didn't.........lol
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:42 PM   #292
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Thanks Kevin... the "better" driver, the one that spends every waking moment crawling, working on, or thinking bout crawling.. lol... no lie tho, ur rig took first and second at the comp and ur as new as it comes, all of building it and 2 comps in.. can't wait to see what you can do next year!
Both comps I used urs, you haven't even gotten to see mine at work yet.. I'm pretty hipe bout seeing them run side by side. (Oh wait, you did.. at rausch 3) that was a horrible comp for me..
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:09 AM   #293
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Congrats Troy! Thats a helluva run!! Now all we want are some videos!!!
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #294
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Congrats Troy! Thats a helluva run!! Now all we want are some videos!!!
Thanks Wolven! I haven't actually got any 1.9 video as of lately.. :( past videos thru out the thread is the best I can do
It was a great run this year, maybe some changes for next year.. will see over the winter... ;)
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #295
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BliB.. I bumped the wrong thread for ya my man.. lol.. here is the one with all the good goods..
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:42 PM   #296
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It's been a while.. the mini is back and just in time for the start of the season in a few weeks..

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Time for some cleaning up and some new upgrades..

Headed towards a fresh motor, HH Br mini, bec voltage bumped to 6.4-6.6v, new uni's(to take up some slop that came from use), and we will go from there.. cough cough ud gear cough... Lol..
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:22 PM   #297
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With season start coming, I dropped some of the to do list for the first comp, in favor of drive time..

I replaced the battery wires and plugs to start with.

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I also upgraded from 300mah 2s 35-70c to 300mah 2s 45-90c.. It seemed to really wake the motor up! I was actually pretty surprised..

Then I went crawling.. Everything about this rig just flat out works! I did find one crawl that I struggled with, with a 2.2.. So I took pics..

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Turn into the rock to get the front up

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Turn away from it to get the driver side tire out of getting swallowed

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Back to get both fronts on

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Wiggle steering to get back end over

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Then just work ur way up and out

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Came home to some mail...

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These are MY 1 of 2 sets of these Beautiful TURBOTECH wheels!

Already had the Shift hubs by lattice innovations.. Build/built time...

I got spacers and screw's for 2 piece 1/2" wide wheels or 3 piece 9/16" wide wheels.. One of each..

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And both semi built.. I have some work to do on the Shift hubs.. Clear out what's showing, tap for 3mm hardware and finish the other 3 bead ring holes with black hardware..

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These wheels utilize 2-56 aluminum spacers and 2-56 red aluminum screw's, for the bead area. Then 3mm Shift hub hardware.. Which the Shift hubs come with 4-40 screw holes and 6 holes drilled to the perfect size to run a 3mm two thru, and ur done!

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Old 03-18-2014, 08:12 PM   #298
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Seriously cool picture sequence.

1 point for reverse!

Lol
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:34 PM   #299
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Thanks Kevin.. But it actually ended up 2 points for reverses.. :mad: :cool:
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:03 PM   #300
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Some simple Sickness showed up from my tire guy.. As per usual, Hittman nailed the bulls eye.. From 1869 miles away!!!! Give or take.. ;)

Meshed with my limited edition run TurboTech 1.9's and Pitbull rock beast stock dual foams..

My next tire and wheel setup.

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And at barely any taller then a stock rover, they will be a perfect fit and don't have to worry about them rubbing on my links with the ridiculous steering!

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They won't be ready for Sunday.. But a Big comp in a couple weeks will be the testing ground's..
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