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Old 08-31-2006, 08:03 PM
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How fast does it go with the hyperion? Will it wheelie? What bat are you using?
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:04 AM
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Since we have this cool MQ thread and it sounds like people are getting interested in getting one, I will add fuel to the fire. I will post a mini project here that I did last night.

Here is a list of mods in or waiting to go into the MQ now-
- 3 Racing LST shocks
- DTX Al CVDs
- DTX Ball differentials
- GPM 45T Al Spur Gear
- GPM Al Shock towers
- DTX heat sink
- DTX VR4 motor
- Al front/rear 1 piece bumpers/mounts
- Graphite knuckles
- Blind pack, 6x IT1200 cells
- 16ga wire ESC-motor and ESC-Battery pack
- Dean's connectors

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Drivetrain in-


Grease those diffs! Can't stress this enough; Since these trucks don't have slippers, the gears take a lot of abuse on landings and hard driving. Anything you can do to keep lubrication in the ring/pinions is worth it for durability.


Front suspension done; The Mini LST shocks aren't a perfect fit. They are longer and don't compress as much as stockers. It still has good travel, but the truck will bottom on the shocks and not the chassis- since these are so beefy though, I think it will be ok. The stock 3racing springs are too stiff, I will need to go find the softest springs I can. I had to rework the upper shock mounts to get the shocks to fit the Mini Quake, and I had to shave the chassis on the back RH side.


Full Suspension done

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Old 09-01-2006, 09:08 AM
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Done pics!!! I think it turned out good! This just goes to show you what you can do with these trucks.

Front


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Old 09-01-2006, 10:00 AM
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Dale,
Do you prefer the mini lst shocks on it over the 8 shocks?
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:06 AM
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I always prefer 4 over 8 shocks (If setup correctly). I just feel the work involved with 8 shocks is just not worth it. 2x the leaks, 2x the maintenance. I am not sure about these yet. I had 1 RC18MT factory rear shock on each corner before these Mini LST shocks. They did pretty well with one on each corner, but even with firm springs it was just a hair too soft.

I think these shocks might just be the ticket with softer springs. I will let you know. I am going to the LHS today for some stuff. If I was going to do it perfectly, I would start looking at touring car shocks and try and find a shorter shock body so I get a little more compression travel.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:10 AM
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So hows batteries on this thing, I heard you cant run a side by side pack. Also, what kinda performance are you getting with your setup, speed, runtime, etc.?
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:17 PM
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So who all has ordered their mini quake?
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:37 PM
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Dale Gribble

How do you like the aluminum spur in the MQ? Does it cause any radio interference (metal to metal gears have been known to cause rf interference.) Does it wear both spur and pinion well?
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:26 PM
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what kindof esc am i going to need for this motor? http://www.unitedrc.com/store/produc...ndId=10&ID=196

i have a radio and receiver from my nitro evader st will that work? other than the battery what else am i going to need? sorry about all the questions im new to the electric world of rc.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:34 PM
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To use that motor, all you need is the motor. But you should probably get a new esc cause I bet the stock esc will fry. The evader radio will work but you may want another receiver.

Edit: The stock bat will work fine. But the cells should be layed out like this
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not like this l l l l l l
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:41 PM
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the version im tryin to get is the SE version. if im correct it doesnt have an esc. please correct me if im wrong.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:47 PM
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The SE comes with ZERO electronics. Seriously nobody ordered a quake yet...
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:20 PM
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cookie monster, you're correct, the SE doesn't have any electronics. Basically any 1/10th scale ESC will work well with any 1/18th scale motor. I'd recommend the Associated AI Quantum Runner Reverse [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?&I=LXKYX5]here[/link] because it's waterproof, tiny, has reverse, can handle 540 motors down to 18T (meaning it can easily handle any 370), and is only $35. Your Evader radio should be just fine.

Dale Gribble, I know what you're saying about preferring 4 shocks to 8 because of the extra maintenance, but I haven't had any issues with mine. Did you have the aluminum ones or the RTR plastic ones?

I've included a few pictures of my MQ SE with the 540 conversion and custom LED's. It's a blast at night but definitely quite challenging to steer at full throttle.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:30 PM
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in your first pic it looks like you have a helluva lot of toe in. did you set it up that way or did you get the truck like that.
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It came like that. I haven't really ever messed with that before but do you think I should?
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:45 PM
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its up to you if you feel that it turns good that way then leave it. if you think it can turn better than it does mess with it. if you start to mess with it then get a marker or white out and mark where it was from when you started. so if you mess it up to a point where it doesnt turn quite as good you can know where it was, and easily get it back to stock.
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Dale Gribble, I know what you're saying about preferring 4 shocks to 8 because of the extra maintenance, but I haven't had any issues with mine. Did you have the aluminum ones or the RTR plastic ones?
Stew- I had the RTR plastic shocks. I tried to rebuild them 3 or 4 times. They would either leak or air would get in in very short order. This coming from a guy that has rebuilt his share of shocks.

in your first pic it looks like you have a helluva lot of toe in. did you set it up that way or did you get the truck like that.
Stew- Your toe isn't that bad. Typically guys will have some toe in on their track setups; you don't have to mess with it if it doesn't bother you and handles good. Mine has toe in too and it doesn't bother me. Mostly out of non adjustable links on my part though.

How do you like the aluminum spur in the MQ? Does it cause any radio interference (metal to metal gears have been known to cause rf interference.) Does it wear both spur and pinion well?
cjg- No problems to speak of yet on interference; I did notice that when I was near then end of a run and the battery was dying that it seemed to glitch more, but not during regular running. I only have 2 runs with the metal spur, but it seems to mesh well and is very smooth.

So hows batteries on this thing, I heard you cant run a side by side pack. Also, what kinda performance are you getting with your setup, speed, runtime, etc.?
-Inverted- - I have only had 2 runs with it. Those IB1200 batteries are awesome; I noticed a very large difference in going to the IB1200 6 cell pack and Deans connectors over stock. With this setup, the truck is faster then I have ever seen and I have run it for 15-20 minutes both times. I do have a concern about this setup though. This exact setup (45/13) with the stock Duratrax motor kept the motor and ESC cool. By just changing the motor out to the VR4, now the motor and ESC are getting really hot to the touch. Problem is, I am more Nitro biased, so I don't know how 'hot' things should get before I worry. Any help there would be appreciated.
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ORIGINAL: rc18t145

How fast does it go with the hyperion? Will it wheelie? What bat are you using?

im not too sure how fast it is, but i have no prob impressing people! i also can hang all day (till my batts dump) with a mamba 5400 running a 2 cell lipo in an rc18. right now im running a gp1100 pack but will go lipo this winter and yes it will wheelie.
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can standard batteries be used on these or do we have to use the batteries specifically for mini's? i have plenty of standard batteries so what will it take for me to use these batteries?
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dale-make sure you loc-tite the lil screws in the spur or it will only last a runn or 2. I didnt and i lost all but 1 screw and it tore up the little channel the spur spins in.
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ORIGINAL: cookie monster

can standard batteries be used on these or do we have to use the batteries specifically for mini's? i have plenty of standard batteries so what will it take for me to use these batteries?

what do you mean? like sub "c" cell or AA? heres a link to the batts the quake uses. i wouldnt buy this pack but its a referance.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXMHH3&P=ML
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJNF8&P=ML

that is more of what i meant. how can this work? my manager at work gave me a nice charger for those kinof batteries mentioned above.
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unfortunatly that is a "c" cell pack. its ment for 1/10 scale and some other uses. you would have to make your own chassis plus that pack would double the weight of your mini. what kinda charger do you have? is it a wall charger or peak?
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its a mrc super charger. it charges my batts in 15 mins in the car or from an outlet.
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any idea which one. does it have adjustable settings or is it plug in the batt and hit a button? any screen?

http://www.modelrectifier.com/rc-pro...y-chargers.asp
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