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Old 04-02-2008, 02:05 AM   #21
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Find out what your going to do about EPA's? Here's another idea, I might be going this route if I can't find any pots in aggieland.

http://www.servocity.com/html/180o_servo_stretcher.html
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:33 AM   #22
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That's pretty cool.
I'm going to houston this weekend and going to try to stop at a small electronics shop that my dad always goes to. They have a bunch of small random stuff so maybe they'll have the parts. If they do, I'll get a few extra for you.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:14 PM   #23
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Got a bunch of goodies in the mail friday but go figure had to leave town and not get any work done.
Got the trans build and mounted and some maxx shafts installed
Body is in the paint shop, I'll get a pic of it in a little bit. So far it looks alright. Some parts of the masks started to wrinkle up for some reason but I think it's going to work out...I hope

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Old 04-06-2008, 11:32 PM   #24
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Ok, for my first paint job with actual graphics, I'm excited

The only place I really had any screwups was the front windshield mask. It started wrinkling after I started painting but other then that, I'm happy with everything else.




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Old 04-06-2008, 11:33 PM   #25
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It should really come together once I get the mayhem beadlocks in



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Old 04-07-2008, 12:29 AM   #26
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Can't wait to compare the hammers and badlands.

Were you able to get some pots from houston?
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:00 AM   #27
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I think they'll do very well at bee creek, hope so at least. I found the mother load of pots and every other random piece of electronic parts and equipment ever imaginable this weekend. Once I finish this up I'll probably tackle that next. I got you a few pots if you want to give it a try also.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:21 PM   #28
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Enjoying your build of the Blackjack.
I just ordered one along with the mini lst shocks.
I'm curious what the length of your upper and lower links are?
Just something to give me a starting point.

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Old 04-08-2008, 02:33 AM   #29
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Enjoying your build of the Blackjack.
I just ordered one along with the mini lst shocks.
I'm curious what the length of your upper and lower links are?
Just something to give me a starting point.

Thanks
Thanks, the lower links are right about 4" from eye to eye. For the uppers it depends on how much you want to clock your axles. Build the lowers first and then prop up the axles like you want them and measure for the uppers.

I got the shocks in today and after a little struggle got the smaller rod ends replaced with some traxxas ones. Also go the motor mounted but it's about toast. Hopefully the new one will be in any day now. Also going to have to order a VF motor plate as I can see the stock one flexing without it even in a bind and I'm too lazy to build one right now.



also got the battery pack in



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Old 04-08-2008, 02:36 AM   #30
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I mounted the wheels and tires from my tuber on it so I can drive it around until the mayhems get here Just messing around my apartment it does great, hopefully can take it out friday or saturday and tune it in and scratch it up some



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Old 04-08-2008, 03:11 PM   #31
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Looks great. You plan on adding wheel weights? Can't wait to see it this weekend.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:03 PM   #32
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Yeah, the wheels that are on it now are weighted pretty good but once the mayhems arrive I'll mount the hammers on them and see how much weight I want to add. I think I have 8 sticks of lead weights so I can go crazy if I want I'll probably do something like 2 on the front and 1 on the rear.
Have the batteries charging now so I can mess around with it a little more tonight.

Trying to finish up this research paper but keep getting distracted
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:40 PM   #33
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Little update...
I've taken it out twice so far and there are a few things I need to modify a bit to hopefully get everything I can out of the chassis. Main thing is the tires. They do alright on my heavy tuber but not so much on this lighter rig. Hopefully I'll have the mayhems next week and can get the hammers mounted. I also need to fix up a better way to mount the batteries to the front axle. I found out that there is a 3 rollover limit on the current setup. Any roll after that and stuff goes flopping around




Very stable I'll add a little more weight to the fronts of the new BL's when I get them, but so far this is the most stable and capable rig I've had so far.


Was surprised I was able to take this line once the lizzards got wet


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Old 04-10-2008, 04:43 PM   #34
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Hopefully the warrior motor and BEC come in soon too. This old 55t is on it's last leg.


I love this rig
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:54 PM   #35
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Awesome!!!!
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:30 PM   #36
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Thanks, I really like that last pic

Went ahead and took care of the battery problem. Just made some 'L' brackets with a piece of an aluminum sign. That was enough to keep the straps in place, they're not going anywhere.

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Old 04-10-2008, 11:13 PM   #37
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Your rig did great the other day. We need to do some more test driving this weekend. Your setup seems to be working really well. All you really need is your bec and hammers now. I got some competition now!

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Old 04-10-2008, 11:22 PM   #38
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Is your tranny installed backwards compared to an Axial Scorpion installation.
Seems like the spur faced to the rear in the Scorpion.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:55 AM   #39
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I have no idea, I didn't get the scorpion kit but just bought the tranny separate. Never seen how it mounts in a stock axial transmission. I mounted it that way so if I pony up for a VF dig, then I don't have to remount the tranny later on.
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:40 PM   #40
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Got the BEC and 45t Warrior in from JPCustoms in. This motor rocks. Just as much control as with the old 55t but more wheel speed. Going to take it out tomorrow and test it out.

Also took the time to mod my TQ3 to add EPA's for the 3rd channel in anticipation for dig.




I figured I'd try using 2 momentary push buttons to see how they workout instead of toggle. Still need to sand the jb that's filling in the old hole.



EPA pots...



Hardest part was trying to shove all the wires back in the case.

Long, you wouldn't happen to have a castlelink to adjust the BEC would you


I was looking on castle's website and came across some important information....
"Please refrain from tasting the yummy goodness of the CC BEC. Castle Creations is not responsible for any cases of upset stomach, indigestion, or other GI malfunctions as a result of CC BEC consumption. Eating a CC BEC is known to cause cancer in the state of California."
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