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Old 11-15-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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Yeah, Decided a few weeks ago that I would like to do another winter project, and thought it would be cool to build a super to run at ECC 2010. I originally was going to run a mantis, but I won this at the alrc turkey crawl yesterday.


So far my parts list include:
Spektrum DX3 radio/receiver
Sidewinder ESC
1 Tekin 55t motor
JPcustoms Hell Strom chassis
E-maxx shocks

Parts that will be bought this week:
XL moabs
Whatever wheels my LHS has cheap
Clod axles
Delrin for links

This will be a slow build thread, just like my first berg thread. I loved building my berg from chassis up, so i am going to do the same thing with this, except this time I have the hard parts done
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:16 PM   #2
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I'll be watching this thread... I am really thinking of getting this chassis to replace the hustler. Not sure if I will use my built clods or go a different route.
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:58 PM   #3
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Ive already drawn up my geometry for the rig, and its looking pretty good. I too am not sure how I will like the chassis, but run2jeepin seems like a cool dude, so im going to give this thing a full review. I should have more to look at here in the next week or two
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:16 PM   #4
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if i might make a suggestion get the moab xl's in the G-8 compound, good stuff

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Old 11-16-2009, 07:42 PM   #5
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if i might make a suggestion get the moab xl's in the G-8 compound, good stuff
I dont know if they are the G-8's but I'm buying these from rojo:


I dont care what compound they are, you cant beat 10 bucks

Ive got 2 sets of rovers, so If it comes down to it I will take those and make some super tires.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:19 AM   #6
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How fast are you going to sell this one?

Lets see some progress!!!
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:49 AM   #7
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I won this at the alrc turkey crawl yesterday.

Glad to see its going to a good use Colby.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:43 AM   #8
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Colby,

Looking good buddy! Hope this one stays together better than you Berg does!! Let me know if there is anything I can get you for your build!

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Old 11-17-2009, 06:00 AM   #9
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How fast are you going to sell this one?

Lets see some progress!!!
Well, I thought if it gets sold it will be after ECC. So May if anything ;)

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Glad to see its going to a good use Colby.
Oh its getting put to use. We will see if this Hell Strom chassis can widthstand a driver named colby
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Looking good buddy! Hope this one stays together better than you Berg does!! Let me know if there is anything I can get you for your build!

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I will pm ya and see what we can do. I do need a few things.. ;)
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:39 PM   #10
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Got my moabs today! I cant beleive how big they are
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:01 PM   #11
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looking forward to seeing this get put together!
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:04 PM   #12
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Thanks man! Me two!!!
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:53 AM   #13
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has anyone ever used this servo? http://xtreme-rc-hobbies.net/store/p...roducts_id=185

I figured i would not run any weight in my rear end, so it would be pretty light, and 300oz is not that bad for that price... What do you guys think? Would it be ok for a rear steer servo?
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:39 AM   #14
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has anyone ever used this servo? http://xtreme-rc-hobbies.net/store/p...roducts_id=185

I figured i would not run any weight in my rear end, so it would be pretty light, and 300oz is not that bad for that price... What do you guys think? Would it be ok for a rear steer servo?

That's more like 200 oz and it won't last on a super, they don't hold up too well on 2.2 for that matter.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:53 AM   #15
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Oh ok, guess I need to read a little better Thanks Scattman
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:35 PM   #16
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No turnin back now!

Gotta thank PIMPNROCKS for the awesome deal on the axles. I cant beleive how awesome of a condition they are in!!!


The axles came unlocked, I guess he ran them on the monster truck, that will also explain all the ugly bumpers and canteliver suspension.
Bunch a spair parts!


Took all the useless crap off:


Back out to do some work. Do work builder!
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:04 PM   #17
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Got some BTA goin on on the front axle. That isnt the servo im going to be running, just used it for mockup. I may change the arm setup, but i think the mount and the tierod is pretty solid.

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Old 11-23-2009, 08:21 PM   #18
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Looks like it'll flex big time... Try lowering the servo completely on top of the brace. Try a Rc4WD servo mount/brace combo or similar... Perhaps Hand Brother servo mount kit would be what you might want? Otherwise just keep on trying your best. Looks like you off to a good start.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:38 PM   #19
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Yeah thats what I was thinking. I cant actually lower the servo anymore because thats all the room I have. If i move it down anymore then the links will not be able to move when mounted to the knuckle. Thanks for the encouragement buddy
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:59 PM   #20
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My rc10t3 has been broken and torn apart for a while now, and i figured i would take the shocks off of it to use until i could find me smome better ones. So heres a bored mock up. Still waiting on my skid, wheel adapters, wheels, and links. All should be here by the end of the week thanks to:
Reflection, SVEN, Krawlerhobbies, and Bigflex Thanks yall!!
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