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Old 06-17-2019, 06:33 AM   #41
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I took Marlin to Team KNK TTC6 in Lebanon, Ohio a couple weekends ago. This is one of the best events that I attend every year. This year once again they set a few more records. There ended up being 707 entries this year. Last year there was 399 which was also a record set last year. This year there was a Class 0, 1, 2, 2.5 and 3. We had 4 different courses to run for each class. There was a Hill Climb, Trail, Rubicon Trail and Mud Pit courses.
There was also a semi competition and on Friday night they put on a night run through the woods behind the complex.

I didn't end up entering Marlin in a class, but took it to run around the practice course in my downtime while I waited for my next courses that I was running with my VS4-10 in Class 2.5.

Here are a few pics of Marlin crawling on the practice course.

They had 76 sponsors and vendors for the event and I believe 41 of them were on site. Another record set! Big thanks to all the sponsors that help make this an awesome event!

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This is the practice course they had set up for us to do some test and tuning on.

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These pics are on the Class 0 course.

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Old 06-21-2019, 06:21 PM   #42
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Repaint came out great, shoulda competed with it!
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Repaint came out great, shoulda competed with it!


Thanks Natedog!

Yeah, I’m kicking myself now for not competing with it. I will next time for sure.


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Old 07-03-2019, 04:00 PM   #44
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Got the Reedy 16T 5-slot in the mail today. Also pulled my Savox servo out of VS4-10 to put into Marlin.

Gonna get them installed soon!




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I wanted the Reedy but RPP was sold out, so I got the Yeah Racing 5 slot 17T motor instead. It was a couple dollars less expensive than the Reedy, but might be the exact same motor for all I know?

I do know that itís a marked improvement over the stock 45T motor. I might even drop a couple of teeth on the pinion as it has plenty of wheel speed on 3S.

The biggest improvement by far though was replacing the stock Twister servo.

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I wanted the Reedy but RPP was sold out, so I got the Yeah Racing 5 slot 17T motor instead. It was a couple dollars less expensive than the Reedy, but might be the exact same motor for all I know?

I do know that itís a marked improvement over the stock 45T motor. I might even drop a couple of teeth on the pinion as it has plenty of wheel speed on 3S.

The biggest improvement by far though was replacing the stock Twister servo.

Night and day! 👍🏼
After seeing you bought the Yeah Racing motor, I went to RPP's website to get it. I had it in my cart and thought I better check to see if the Reedy was in stock, and sure enough it was. So I went the Reedy route. I'm hoping to get the motor in soon so I get Marlin out this weekend.

Yeah, can't wait to get that stock servo out. That thing is gutless! The Savox I took out of VS4-10 will be plenty powerful enough what I need it to do.
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:38 PM   #47
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Installed the Reedy Radon 16T 5-slot motor and Savox servo. Wow, they brought Marlin to life!

The Savox has given Marlin full on steering capability with plenty of power to turn the tires. It is a big change from the stock servo that came with it. Iím not a big fan of the noise these Savox make, but Iím ok with it if it gives it more turning power.

The new Reedy Radon has great low end torque with just enough speed for open trailing. Once I get Marlin out on the rocks Iíll be able to see if I need to go up or down on pinion size.





Gonna try to get Marlin out this week to do some testing.


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