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Old 04-24-2020, 07:15 PM   #21
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Am planning (or rather, hoping) to go to G6 in July. It will be a first for us as well.
At 1st, was planning on the 3 hour FIX Enduro, but saw a video today what that's all about. At 60 yrs old, I ain't running after a truck for 3 hours...

So will be doing the G6 trails both Friday and Saturday. Sounds more relaxing It will be me, wife, and at least 1 grandson (maybe 2). We'll be running a TRX4 Bronco, a couple Redcats Gen8's and an old SCX10 that's been all rebuilt. Like you, I've been getting the rigs ready as much as possible to meet the requirements. Got a couple local-ish guys doing some 3D printing for the scale stuff (guitar, tool boxes, First Aid kits, etc)

We'll be tenting at the Blue Rock Campground. We'll be in lot 159. Maybe we can meet up for a beer or a glass of wine in the evening?
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Old 04-25-2020, 04:50 AM   #22
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So I found out that I had a weekend trip planned with my wife and her family that weekend. But with everything going on we will see what happens. I really want to make it! Id just travel daily as Im only 45 mins away.


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Old 04-25-2020, 07:19 AM   #23
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Got a couple local-ish guys doing some 3D printing for the scale stuff (guitar, tool boxes, First Aid kits, etc)

We'll be tenting at the Blue Rock Campground. We'll be in lot 159. Maybe we can meet up for a beer or a glass of wine in the evening?
Awesome! I'll keep an eye out! Thank you for the invite. I'll be making all my stuff out of styrene... Hopefully.

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I really want to make it! Id just travel daily as Im only 45 mins away.
Cool! Can certainly just do a single day, I was thinking of doing it last year, but the timing just didn't work out.
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Old 05-04-2020, 07:24 AM   #24
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I need a winch on both trucks.. the SCX10 was no problem, but the TRX had me scratching my head a little bit. Decided to go with a servo winch, but the BOM bumper does not have any accommodations for a fairlead.

After some thought, I picked up a few cheap fairleads to mess with. The bumper has 2 holes in it for lights....hmmm. A piece of aluminum L bracket was hammered, drilled and filed down and voila! Fairlead mount! I had to file down the fairlead a bit as well to get it to fit into the bumper.


Bolted the fairlead to the bracket, then bolted the entire thing into the bumper. The fairlead fits perfectly between the tubes of the bumper, and is recessed nicely. It's rock solid after bolting it in.



Painted it flat black on top, and ran the wire out. The winch is an RC Issues winch I found on Ebay mounted on a Bowhouse mount. Winch feels pretty decent, seems plenty strong and it's powered right off the battery so it's got decent speed also. I'll go out and give it a few pulls and see how it does. Also using a YR Wireless controller since I was out of channels on the radio which so far works great. Not overly happy with the mount as the print quality was very rough, and it took a lot of sanding to get it to fit in the frame rails. It's very solid when mounted though. Overall though, pretty happy with how it all turned out.

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Old 05-04-2020, 07:25 AM   #25
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Good job with the bracket!


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Old 05-23-2020, 04:48 AM   #26
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How is it looking as far as PA allowing businesses to open up for July?
We're still planning on going, and I've been busy getting the rigs ready.
Parker did a live video last week stating that the event is still on. Hope it stays that way.
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:20 AM   #27
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According to herr governor, businesses will never fully be reopened until there's a vaccine. Which is insane, but I digress... that's for another thread.

Camping is currently "allowed" and there are no restrictions about coming in from other states, so I guess we're good. I'm going in any case, unless the event is shut down.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:03 PM   #28
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I'm going in any case, unless the event is shut down.
That's pretty much where the wife and I are at. Fingers are crossed
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:42 AM   #29
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Finally got a chance to get the G6 rigs out for some testing. Both did pretty well! Didn't get many pics - it was 90 something with very high humidity and I was leaking fluids everywhere. Like running in the jungle... my phone was fogging up, it was just nasty out there. Still, we got 3 hours in. Not bad!

The Jeep SCXv2 was really unsettled last time I ran it. Outboarding the shocks on the axles really helped calm it down. I do think I need some harder springs as it was a bit soft still, but the truck was much more under control. Also, since I'm using TRX4 shocks I had a lot less flex... sometimes that was good, sometimes not so much. Just needs a bit of tweaking and it'll be good to go. The winch worked great, Holmes motor was super smooth and really, not much needs to be changed. I do need to change the pinion though, it's apparently not a good match for the spur. It was loud - really loud. Almost painfully so. So much so, I took off the gear cover and checked the mesh thinking it was too tight or I put a mod6 gear on by accident... it was fine and the correct pitch. Guess the gears just don't like each other... I'll swap on another one and see if it helps.


The Sport also did great, as expected since this truck has seen lots of miles already. Suspension was perfect, winch worked fine, and the grip from the Predator TSL's was absolutely fantastic. The Crawlmaster sport 550 felt really soft though. I need to bump up a few teeth on the pinion as it was a bit under geared and check my ESC settings. It had no punch, I might not have set the ESC from the factory specs and usually the punch is dialed down. I'll dig into it, I'm sure there's more power there somewhere.



I've got 2 weeks to make any changes.. If I want to swap out a truck now's the time. I'm pretty happy with both trucks though, I think I'm good to go. I can hear my Trail King calling though... Hmmm.... I do need to start making the odds and ends though - first aid kit, instrument, etc. I'm not good with styrene at all, this should be interesting.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:16 AM   #30
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I was leaking fluids everywhere.
Apparently your backpack was missing an important item.

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Old 07-06-2020, 03:30 PM   #31
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It's a little more than a week away. How are things looking?
I got 5 rigs more or less ready...
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Old 07-07-2020, 08:56 AM   #32
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LOL Jato...

Looking good on my end, still need to fab up some of the little details. Can't wait to get out there... hopefully the weather holds, it's been crazy weather here lately.

dungeonracer, you have 5 rigs ready? Are all 5 set up to meet the specs of the event or are you just bringing a few different trucks to run? I am debating bringing some others just in case, but they don't meet all the criteria.
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