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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    Lookie what I discovered
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon


    ORIGINAL: Atomika

    Hey Ozzy,

    Depending on what connector your using you may not have to switch it over. U can get the traxxas adapter and if should work fine.
    The best thing to do is just change the plug on the ESC to match your other ones. Running an adapter like that will kill your performance.

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    RE: HPI Mini Recon


    ORIGINAL: Atomika

    Lookie what I discovered
    What did you discover?

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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    Anybody know what he stock speed of this little truck is? I am considering getting one fdor my 3 year old daughter. she loves watching me run my cars and always asks if she can drive! I kind of think this would be a good starter for her. if its too fast I could alway drop in a min crawler motor in it and gear it accordingly. Also has anyone found if RC18T bodies fit this truck? I want to get a Porche looking body and paint it like "Sally" from the "Cars" movies for her.

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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    yakfish,
    If you're worried about this truck being too fast for her, the speed can always be controlled by dropping to a 5-cell nimh pack or lower.
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    Look at the stock pictures of the truck body & then look at mine.
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon


    ORIGINAL: Atomika

    Look at the stock pictures of the truck body & then look at mine.
    There was a black sticker on the bed of the truck...

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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    ORIGINAL: Atomika

    They're plastic. I'm gonna do some checking to see if these will work in it. :http://www.asiatees.com/display.php?...91&code=gous10
    Then brushlessnesssss
    take it the truck uses a ball diff then

    are the diffs the same as the RC18? seeing I heard the RC18 spur works.
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    I haven't swapped em out yet to see if they're the same but to the naked eye they look exactly the same. The spur on the other had is different. The RC18 has the hex type fitting where as the MR has pin in the axel type fitting (Like the DF-02)
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon


    ORIGINAL: Atomika

    Lookie what I discovered
    Does this truck have toe/camber adjustment? if not, thats gonna be rough on the truck/tires lol. If this is what all models look like, ill call it the wobble wagon
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon


    ORIGINAL: Atomika

    I haven't swapped em out yet to see if they're the same but to the naked eye they look exactly the same. The spur on the other had is different. The RC18 has the hex type fitting where as the MR has pin in the axel type fitting (Like the DF-02)
    ahh would explain why when I read about the RC18 spur for the maverick they said they had to swap out the driveshaft too
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    Are the suspension arms and shock towers interchangable with the RC18T? if so we will already have alot of aftermarket parts support. you can get RPM arms and towers right off the bat!

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    RE: HPI Mini Recon


    ORIGINAL: Atomika

    Hey Ozzy,

    Depending on what connector your using you may not have to switch it over. U can get the traxxas adapter and if should work fine.

    Does the Recon come with a standard connector? It looked smaller. Yea that would be cool. Thnx
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon


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    ORIGINAL: Atomika

    Hey Ozzy,

    Depending on what connector your using you may not have to switch it over. U can get the traxxas adapter and if should work fine.

    Does the Recon come with a standard connector? It looked smaller. Yea that would be cool. Thnx
    No it is not a standard connector. You would be better changing the plug to what ever type you use, instead of using an adapter that can cause issues with performance.

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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    The suspension arms differ slightly in crossmember design but aside from that they're the same size and have the holes all in the same places so I imagine they would work. The shock towers on the other hand don't look like they would work.
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    Thanks for the info Atomika.
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    Anytime dude. Glad to help [8D]
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    anyone know if the diffs are up to the challenge of a 600watt 4500K brushless outrunner?? does this have as much room for the motor as the rc18?

    my generic rc18t has had enough, baby does a good 70+ mph with a 3cell, ive cooked diffs 3 times, snapped the drive shaft once, exploded the plastic outdrives and other stuff. the front diff is also melted again.

    does anyone know of a stronger 1/18 drivetrain?
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    how about the rc18t2? i need something that can handle that motor, can take a battery the size of the one in the rc18t, has a slipper and/or resiliant drivetrain. i have all the electronics i need so a kit or ARTR is fine.

    the recon looks good but it looks like none of my lipo's will fit. :/
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    If ur pushing that kinda juice and raping diffs that bad ur gonna need metal gears.

    http://www.asiatees.com/display.php?...id=25868&pid=1

    you can find pretty much all the drive train parts made out of aluminum on that site.

    also remember to adjust your diff for proper slippage. Crank it all the way down and then back it off 1/2 turn.
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    ive ajusted my diffs ran only on road and ease on the throttle and use a 30/57 gear ratio, its just so much power (ive made a rim explode from punching it off the line) the motor belongs in a 500/600 3D heli

    there are two issues i have with the diff, 1- the pinion/spider melt, 2- the balls in the spider melt. i know the rc18t2 uses a belt drive system, bevel gears and a slipper clutch, do you think that will handle it? im used to 1/10-1/8 cars so im not sure scaled down parts have the same properties.
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    get a set of these for your 18t and your diff problems will dissapear
    http://www.thetoyz.com/Associated/RC...The-Toyz/9388/

    I have a set in mine and i have done 70+mph on 4s and they have held up great! I am curious if they will fit the MR?

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    RE: HPI Mini Recon

    Does anybody think the MR would be a good starter truck for my 5yr son bash around with me and my buddies?
    Only bashers know how to drive

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    RE: HPI Mini Recon


    ORIGINAL: blazen06

    Does anybody think the MR would be a good starter truck for my 5yr son bash around with me and my buddies?

    Absolutely! More than a good one with 2.4ghz .... Really one of the best bang for your buck vehicles out there IMO. By the reviews it seems pretty durable (mine should be hear Wednesday)... You may need to throttle her down a little for a 5yr old unless you have lots of space. Have fun.
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    RE: HPI Mini Recon


    ORIGINAL: blazen06

    Does anybody think the MR would be a good starter truck for my 5yr son bash around with me and my buddies?
    Depends on where you are going to be bashing. If you are bashing in thick grass and such then you should look at getting a Savage XS of maybe a 4wd Stampede.


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