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Old 11-14-2012, 07:56 AM
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Just picked this up the other day and tore it down shortly after. I also painted the new body that night. Waiting for more parts to come in at this point but here it is at mock up stage. (By the way its not a Mini 8ight, it's a Turnigy 1/16 4wd buggy)
Here's where its at so far
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Still have to fab up a new chassis to fit the new body.
I have some new wheels on the way and some driveline pieces on the way.
Going to figure out electronics once I'm done with the chassis.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:37 PM
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Wheels are here! 3Racing Florescent Pink 5-Spoke for the Mini Inferno

Now to try to find some tires for this thing. Any ideas? Wheels are 48mm x 24mm
Also decided that this will just be my mock up body and got another one coming that I will take my time and do up as nice as I can lol
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what your plans to make it stronger/better?

I had the onroad (rally) version and it was fast for the cash but handled HORRIBLE. I could have messed with it but instead I just sold it. Never had a onroad flip over or have so much trouble going in a straight line.

The buggy version may be different, IDK.


With the new body, are you making a longer custom chassis?

Are you keeping the stock BL system? My motor got fairly hot on 3s.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:10 PM
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what your plans to make it stronger/better?

I had the onroad (rally) version and it was fast for the cash but handled HORRIBLE. I could have messed with it but instead I just sold it. Never had a onroad flip over or have so much trouble going in a straight line.

The buggy version may be different, IDK.


With the new body, are you making a longer custom chassis?

Are you keeping the stock BL system? My motor got fairly hot on 3s.
Def going to make it better in every way that I can. My goal is to be competitive on the track. Going with a stronger aluminum bottom chassis with a carbon fiber top chassis. Plan on just running 2s (not trying to win speed records with it) with a new brushless system (haven't figured out what I doing there yet). Oh and find the happy balance between race worthy and reliable.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:25 PM
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in the end, wouldnt it be cheaper to just buy a mini 8ight?
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in the end, wouldnt it be cheaper to just buy a mini 8ight?
No I will come in well short of the cost of a Losi 8ight if I do it right lol
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