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    HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Hey guys,

    I bought one of the HK 1/16 SCT and it really rips for the amount of money it costs

    I thought people with this car could share some ideas in this thread



    Specs.
    Motor Size:B370 Brushless inrunner (Included)
    Motor KV:4800KV (it's a 24mm diameter motor, 30mm long)
    ESC:25A with Reverse (Included)
    Battery:2~3s 1700mAh LiPo (Required)
    Battery compartment:(100x31x20mm MAX SIZE)
    Servo:High-Torque Steering Servo (Included)
    Traction:Full Time 4WD, Twin Diff
    Length:345mm
    Width:186mm
    Height:125mm
    Ground Clearance:25mm Adjustable

    Included.
    1/16 Brushless 4WD Short Course Truck
    25Amp power system (Motor andESC)
    High-Torque Steering servo
    User manual
    Antenna tube
    NEW!This truck now includes a full metal outdrive set.(This is great news, as it's a must have upgrade!!)

    Required.
    Radio System (Rx/Tx)
    2~3S 1700mAhLipolyBattery


    This truck needs the metal gear box/ out drives and oil shocks to really come alive The updated version sold now has the metal out drives, so just make sure you order the oil shocks too and some shock oil, as they often get delivered dry

    I was wondering if you could please suggest wheels/rims with 8.5mm hex? I cannot seem to find anything other than those standard wheels...which could use an upgrade...
    Thanks HEAPS in advance (local hobby shop was not helpful at all, apparently Turnigy can be an allergy?!? )

    cheers
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    really?? Not a single reply??

    Anyone that runs this little monster who has changed tyres/rims?? What did you change to??

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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Kyosho mini inferno

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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Let us know how you like it. I'm thinking about getting one because they're just so dang cheap.
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Thanks mate!
    Any other models with the same hex?
    (only reason I ask is the inferno is quite expensive here in Oz, a tyre combo would be nearly as much as the car )

    OTher than that, the car is really fast I reckon, and for the money I have no complaints (let it be known that I don't compete)

    getting the following upgrades seems to do great things for the car
      [*]the aluminium shocks and oil ads sooo much better handling[*]the metal outdrives are a must have upgrade too, as the dog bones have a tendency of falling out otherwise (or sqeeze out of the outdrive, when you see it you'll know what I mean )[*]standard tyres baloon on 3S, hence my question about other ones [/list]This car, on a 3S 2200mah Nanotech, rips so hard that I needed to lower the throttle to learn to drive it
      I think the car could do with a bit more weight, so I don't have a problem adding the heavy nanotech to it

      I've smashed the car, rolled it, jumped it and no component has died YET!
      I do let the car cool down every 10-15mins or so, because with the 2200 Nanotech in there, the car will go for nearly 40 minutes!!!

      I'd love to see what other people has done to their car, especially mods that aren't straigh out of the spareparts list on the HK webshop for this car
      I've become really tired of the tiny rocks that get into the steering, so some "mud flaps" will be fabbed up, bicicle innertube will be the go I reckon

      Cheers
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    anyone else doing anything to this little ripper of a truck??

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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Hey guys,
    I thought I'd add a few pics of some modifications I've made
      [*]Oil filled aluminium shocks (filled with TrackStar Silicone Shock Oil 350cSt)[*]Front guards toeliminatesmall stones getting into the steering, as well as less dirt amongst the hardware[*]Body modifications for better air flow[*]moved ESC to above the drive-shaft for better cooling[*]New tyres/ Rims[*]Rear metal gear box[/list]The shocks, metal gearbox and guards are by far the best mod I've done!
    I have trimmed the guards in a fair bit from what the pictures show, as the truck felt less stable (steering-wise) at higher speeds, I assumed wind was lifting the front end slightly... It's much better cut down now, and still keeps dirt and rocks away
    In order to keep a decent amount of air flow for the electrics (which we all know get pretty hot in this thing), I've modified the body a bit, a cut-out between the new fenders allows more air flow, as well as the little window/bonnet scoop (plus I reckon it looks great )
    The shocks is a must, the standard ones are simply not good enough, the oil weight seems pretty good, but I have a few other weights that I'm going to try out... I'll post what I find when I have replaced the oil
    The metal gearbox was predominantly bought for the metal out drives, these in plastic (originally plastic) split, and then you loose the dog-bone and ultimately drive to the wheel... The metal upgrade seems to haveeliminatedthat all together... I've ordered one for the front now too...
    The tyres were just the standard ones, I can't seem to find any other tyres for this car atm... So I tried the gaffa tape trick on the inside... it's not working for me though
    Well, I hope we can get a bit of a chat going about these cars, surely other people are enjoying the tinkering on these cheapass cars
    Show us your setup!
    Cheers
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Nice!
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    nice to hear its not too bad of a product, and its pretty sad all the big names charge so much.[]
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread


    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    nice to hear its not too bad of a product, and its pretty sad all the big names charge so much.[]
    well there are a quite a few 1/16ths under $140 so they aren't THAT much
    The main difference for say something like my RC18 I can go on ebay, and get parts easy not have to rely on hobbyking alone

    Some of the offbrand 1/16ths have been piquing my interests recently even the new himoto seems pretty damn solid(well I think anything is more solid than the HPI Recon)
    With great speed comes greater repair bills.
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Hey guys,

    The truck is still running hard With the upgraded parts, including metal gearboxes and oil shocks, it is really starting to come to life (as my driving skills are getting better too I suspect )

    Many people on the HK site are complaining about hot motors, so I grabbed a little heat sink, and it's working a treat If anyone else would like to do the same, you need a 24mm heat sink, this is the one I got: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=18341

    I just super glued it onto the motor... I was wondering if that was going to work, but trust me, it gets plenty hot, so heat must be dissipating through there If anyone is keen, I can upload a pic of it all

    Time to finish my morning coffee, pack the car and head off for a sneaky little drive before work

    Cheers
    Martin

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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    This whole package is sooo much fun, in fact I may have run a few too many battery packs through it yesterday, ended up with a very dirty motor and car, and without cleaning it, the motor eventually stopped working...
    I pulled the back off the motor this morning, and it had dirt and crud inside!!! Between the winding and the stator... IS THIS NORMAL?

    How would you clean brushless motors normally? Or is it just a case of, when it's full of $h|t, chuck it and buy another??
    Your input is appreciated

    Also, the motor seems to be a 4800KV brushless 2430 sized... This is a pretty odd size it seems, could someone recommend a replacement?
    I've looked at a 2440 motor, but it's only running at 3860KV (here's the link:http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...r_3890kv_.html)
    Thanks in advance
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    I got two motors on order now from HK (Details below)
    I also purchased a few different pitched pinions to suit the 2mm shaft and the 2.3mm shaft, I kinda wish I could find a 16 or 17pitch for the 2.3mm shaft, but HK didn't have any... This was just to take advantage of the increased amount of torque...

    2040 Brushless Inrunner Motor 4800kv
    Specification:[/b]
    Dimensions: 20mm x 40mm
    [/b]Max Amps: 20A
    [/b]Resistance: 0.0399
    [/b]KV: 4800
    [/b]No load current: 1.4A
    [/b]Max Power: 220W
    [/b]Li-Po: 2-3S
    [/b]ESC: 25A[/b]

    KB20-30-18S 5200kv Brushless Motor (FIN)[/b]
    KB20-30-18S
    Shaft Size:[/b] 2.0mm~10mm 
    Motor Dimensions:[/b] 20x30mm     
    Weight:[/b] 55g
    Kv:[/b] 5200
    Idle current:[/b] 1.3A
    Resistance:[/b] 0.0710
    Max Amp:[/b] 12

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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Got any pics of how the truck sits now?
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Hey mate,
    I am just about to receive the motors (did the EMS shipping from Hobbyking in China) so the pics I've put up are without the motor in there
    As I said, I bought both, and a few different pinions, so it aught to be interesting to see how that all goes
    Hope these show what you're looking for, please let me know if there is anything in specific you'd like me to take a pic of
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Doesn't look too bad for how inexpensive it is. I've thought about getting a couple of these to run together, but I just spent $300 on a brand new Axial Exo kit and electronics so it won't be anytime soon!
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    LOL, its an addictive hobby all right

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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread


    ORIGINAL: seehuusen

    LOL, its an addictive hobby all right
    Yep sure is.
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Hey guys,

    I got the two new motors, but the original engine mount doesn't fit properly, so I am guessing I need to do my own...
    Not to worry, I'm handy with my hands, but I would really like some ideas on how to make one

    Please post up your custom mount ideas guys

    Thanks in advance
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    oh my god, overwhelming response... Nah just kidding

    I guess I'll take a piece of aluminium and give it a 90 degree bend, drill appropriate holes and go from there, is that what other people might have done too in similar cases?

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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    Sorry but doesn't look like too many people are into these little trucks. In still listening though!
    ORIGINAL: seehuusen

    oh my god, overwhelming response... Nah just kidding

    I guess I'll take a piece of aluminium and give it a 90 degree bend, drill appropriate holes and go from there, is that what other people might have done too in similar cases?
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    I've been super busy at work lately, but today is a bit of a mixed day, I'm electing to work on a bank holiday... So I should be able to sneak into the shed and tool up a mount today

    I'm going to use a flat piece of aluminium, which I'll bend 90 degrees, then drill holes for the motor to mount to
    I might have to make new holes to mount the motor, but that's not a major drama

    That reminds me, while I'm sitting here with my coffee, I better go find out what HK are doing about my lost package, maybe I can get some more bits for my little project

    Will update with pics once I'm done

    Cheers
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    wow, time flies when you are busy!

    Well, I got the motor mount made... Did it out of a sheet of aluminium. 
    This is held by two 3mm screws through the chassis, and two screws through the mount, to hold the motor

    In all excitement, I soldered up a new XT60 plug on the ESC, connected my fully charged battery AAAAAAANNNDDD puff... smoke... so I'm off to buy a new ESC, something programmable I think For this size car, everything is sooo bloody cheap

    I'll post some pics and stuff when I've got it all together again

    Cheers
    Martin

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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread


    ORIGINAL: seehuusen

    wow, time flies when you are busy!

    Well, I got the motor mount made... Did it out of a sheet of aluminium.*
    This is held by two 3mm screws through the chassis, and two screws through the mount, to hold the motor

    In all excitement, I soldered up a new XT60 plug on the ESC, connected my fully charged battery AAAAAAANNNDDD puff... smoke... so I'm off to buy a new ESC, something programmable I think For this size car, everything is sooo bloody cheap

    I'll post some pics and stuff when I've got it all together again

    Cheers
    Martin
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    RE: HobbyKing 1/16th Short Course Truck thread

    thanks for your input mate  

    It sounds like I made the right choice then
    I wanted it all yesterday, LOL, so I ordered my stuff from the Aussie warehouse, for quicker delivery

    I hope this will work a treat in the little car By the sounds of it, it should do well
    Oh and I got the programming card for it as well (yep, I know it says it's for a 150a ESC, but the ESC I bought also supports it)

    Cheers
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