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Old 02-19-2012, 08:54 AM
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Castle Creations 1410 4 Pole 3800 vs. Velineon 3500 mini-review:

Just swapped from the VXL motor to a CC 4 Pole 1410 3800.

Wow, what a difference.

1. NO heat. I was struggling with the VXL heating. CC's tallest *recommended* gearing for this motor in the rustler is 19/90 (4.74). I started at 17/83 (4.88) which worked fine, cool motor, stupid torque, severely traction limited, so I switched to 23/90 (3.91) and it was still very cool with plenty of torque for unlimited wheelspin (Masher2K 2.2s).

2. Runtime! I don't keep close track, but now I wish I had. It has to be 50% higher than it was on the VXL.

Got the motor for $70 delivered off Ebay., running the HobbyWing XeRun 80A ESC.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:42 PM
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I just purchased a steering bellcrank assembly from team blue star. Im wanting
to know if any of the fellow members has tried it out and whats the quality and
if its a drop in replacement also how does it compare to the bellcrank systems out there?
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:50 PM
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I just purchased a steering bellcrank assembly kit for my rustler its made by team blue star.
Im trying to get some input on some of my fellow rcers out there that has one of these unit.
About the build quality also how is it compared to the other brands out there.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:43 PM
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has anyone heard of team blue star bellcrank for rustler?
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:44 PM
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has anyone heard of team blue star bellcrank for rustler?
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:40 PM
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lol, never heard of them.

U might have to give us a review after u get it....
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:09 AM
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Lol still haven't heard of them..
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:30 PM
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WOW how mind numing are some of the newer kids cartoons....
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:20 PM
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Oh what one where you watching??




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Old 02-22-2012, 08:55 PM
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In the Night Garden & Zigby..... why do the kids like it so?
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:00 AM
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In the Night Garden is freaky for my youngest when she was younger she would instantly ask for it to be changed when it started.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:39 AM
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lol I know, who the hell goes to sleep in a little sail boat in the middle of the ocean....
and what about that maccapaca thing talk about been OCD, had to stack rocks & clean everything... lol
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:47 AM
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Slash 4x4 Bellcrank assembly review

  Not sure I can recommend this for ol' Rusty.  The issue is the trimming that you have to perform on the chassis to make it work.  It not only decreases the chassis stiffness in that area, but is likely to increase the stress concentration at the trim, promoting damage in the event of a crash (ask me how I know....)

The bellcrank with integrated servo saver is nice, but having your chassis crack not so much.   I've reinforced my (now cracked, thanks...) chassis with JB Weld fillets, will update here after I get some runtime.

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:37 PM
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Thats why I went with Proline's bell-crank with integrated servo saver made for the Rustler.   



Did a hard head on hit did  you porterdog?



Ya every TV generation has their mind numbing shows remember Tella Tubbies??   I do prefer my kids to watch something where the characters are speaking a proper language. 

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so true, about kids TV....


That sucks about the crack.... I want to see a head to head review of the Traxxas one i posted compared to the RPM one...
I can get 4 of those upgraded traxxas ones for the price of 1 proline bellcrank kit.
So in my mind the Proline one would have to be 4x better (well at least twice as good), to justify buying it
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:47 PM
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Did a hard head on hit did you porterdog?

Bonk! There's this park by my house, that has a paved area on which is painted I swear an oval track. It's maybe 30'x70'? Rusty was singing, until I slung him into one of the benches along the straights. They're mounted on 2" steel pipe set into the pavement....

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:11 PM
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:17 PM
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Hows

AFTER OVER A YEAR IVE FINISHED PAINTING MY RUSTLER BODY.......................YAY!!!!!!!,
Ill post some pics when i get the camera back from the inlaws...
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:33 PM
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Been playing on facebook, would u belive there are support groups for r/c cars. ive joined a Rustler one, Slash one & a HPI E10 group.
Its strage, knowing what other peeps look like....
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:42 PM
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Damm found a rc universe facebook group... some guy got hit in the face with a plane propeller..... ohhhhh looks so nasty... my wife cant even look at the pic
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:41 AM
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some guy got hit in the face with a plane propeller..... ohhhhh looks so nasty... my wife cant even look at the pic
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:15 PM
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for one plz post a link too what are some good on road tires that dont expand at high speed on a rustler vxl
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:45 PM
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for one plz post a link too what are some good on road tires that dont expand at high speed on a rustler vxl
probably some type of foams (sorry i don't have a link). but any tires can be made not to balloon with some internal taping.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:11 PM
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i meant a link to the guy getting hit in the face with the propeller. and what is internal tapping?
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:44 PM
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It's basically when you tape the inside of the tire with a layer of heavy duty tape. If done right, it will prevent the tire from ballooning, ultimately increasing handling.
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i meant a link to the guy getting hit in the face with the propeller. and what is internal tapping?
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