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Old 09-28-2018, 08:10 PM   #1
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Is there anybody still here?!

Eurocrawl is coming next year and I'd like to run another class.
Mini sounds like a fun and cheap way to do that. Super would be another story, besides they are harder to pack and travel with

So this is what I got on the mail:

100% RTR losi mini pro with a Novak 18.5 sensored brushless combo, all for a reasonable price.

Body is used but still in reasonable shape

Aluminum C-hubs with a lose pin that is already fixed.

15t pinion was also included

A trip to the garden for some testing... It all worked!

But I hate the small screws so SolidWorks and 3D Printer to the rescue!

Had to print the object in a different position, this led to poor looks but, more importantly, a nice place to set the bearings.

New top link mount

Might need to make a V2 of this but for now it works.

(Yes, I know the upper link on the chassis side is in the wrong side...)

This now looks better and gives be more options for tunning.

Poser shots

Still lots of work ahead but having fun for now!
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:08 AM   #2
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Nice to see someone else working on a mini again lol. There isn't alot of action on this part but theres a few of use here that still run lol.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:01 AM   #3
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I run the same motor/esc and really love it!
Run the same tires as well.
Yes, screws are small but these Minis are a blast to drive!

Have a good time with your Mini
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:27 AM   #4
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Drove it this weekend on real rocks and the car feels ok.
Still a lot of work ahead but it's a great start!
So far I liked the motor/esc combo more than I thought.
Some other parts are on the way to keep this moving forward.
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:47 PM   #5
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Mini build continues.

Next on the agenda was the front axle.
The plan was to use (cheap alloy), AX10 c-hubs, bully v1 knuckles, 8mm stub universals (cheap and strong), and very short hubs to keep it legal.

5$ chubs

6$ Unis

Bully v1 Knuckles from my Pro.
They were done By D-Lux a few years ago.

Half way done

The hubs are ultra short and made out of magnesium (for the simple reason that I can get it free ;) and only weigh 4g each.

Done for now

I have also designed a chassis that I'm waiting to get cut.

Have some plans for UD/OD but that will have to wait
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:39 PM   #6
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nice project
good ideas those that you have,
keep setup of this rig alive and use it on the rocks ;)
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:15 AM   #7
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Nice looking chassis. Me and a buddy are currently experimenting with building a chassis.
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Old 12-13-2018, 02:15 PM   #8
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Nice, job. Makes me want a 3D printer. Also seeing your build motivates me to get started on mine again.

That Novak Motor and ESC is really hard to come by. I searched for one for quite a while before I found one. Had to buy another whole MRC off Ebay to get the combo.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:26 AM   #9
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The printer only makes sence if you are able to design your own parts.
If you can then it's a nice thing to have, for sure!

Yes, this combo, especially the motor, is a nice score!
If you got another rig then it's just spare parts! ;)
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