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Thread: Late to the Party Losi MRC BWD Mini Wedge LP 2.0 Build

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Old 05-17-2018, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Late to the Party Losi MRC BWD Mini Wedge LP 2.0 Build

So the previous owners of my house did a lot of landscaping with rocks that I thought would be fun for an RC Crawler. Too small for a 1/10 Scale crawler but perfect for something smaller.



I had been planning on purchasing a Vaterra Slickrock, but when I went to buy one this spring I realized they have been discontinued.

I’m going to preface this next part with saying when I pickup a hobby I tend to go overboard...

First I found a like new Losi MRC Pro barely used RTR minus battery and charger.





It is pretty much stock besides Axial wheels and tires and this ridiculous carbon fiber electronics tray and body mount. It places significant amount of weight too high and flips over constantly. Coupled with a Chinese brushless, sensorless ESC and motor it has no low speed sensitivity but it is awesome at doing wheelies. I understand why it was barely used, it’s nearly undrivable.



It’s in great shape and with some minor adjustments should be a lot of fun.

So next I was worried about getting replacement parts since the MRC is out of production. I started buying up a few Hot Racing and Integy upgrades then found a hobby store that put their entire lot of MRC spare parts on eBay. This is the result:



Next up, I picked up a Losi MRC Pro missing, wheels, tires, body, and some electronics because you need spares right?



Then I decided I wanted a custom chassis after seeing perkul8r’s awesome thread. Not a lot of options left out their. I checked Billet Works Design’s site but everything was sold out. Then I decided on a Dravtech Chassis, but after multiple unanswered emails and Facebook messages gave up. In the mean time, BWD made some new inventory of MRC parts so I went ahead and ordered their Mini Wedge Pro LP 2.0 Chassis in carbon fiber with carbon fiber upper links and titanium lowers. I also picked up motor spacers, motor mount, bombproof shock and link mounts, and OTA Mod steering.



The products look great but there are zero instructions. BWD has also ignored multiple emails and Facebook messages so I guess Dravtech isn’t the only one that ignores customer communications. -Update. BWD got back to me and has been very helpful. I understand small business get busy - 5/22/18

The Chassis is fairly self explanatory except I’m really not sure what length of screws to use where especially when mounting the lower links to the Chassis. So if anyone has tips or detailed build pictures that would be awesome. Stay tuned for more updates once I figure out how to put this together...

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Old 05-21-2018, 11:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Late to the Party Losi MRC BWD Mini Wedge LP 2.0 Build

I just sent a word doc with info on hardware placement...I'm also working on doing build instructions.

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I just sent a word doc with info on hardware placement...I'm also working on doing build instructions.

BW
Thanks for your assistance. I understand, as a small business owner myself, sometimes it is hard to manage all the emails when things get busy.

For those following along, BWD stepped up to the plate, contacted me and gave me some pointers. Looking forward to getting this chassis together over the weekend!
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