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Old 04-15-2013, 11:56 AM
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:19 PM
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DROOOOOOOL. Nice cage, and body.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:05 PM
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Yes $750.00 can buy happyness!
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:01 AM
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The shock towers are in there ruff stages. I will clean them up and paint them black. As for the LST shocks typs thatI'm using. They need stiffer springs. I'm going with the rovan spings they a a variable rate and much stiffer.
It's starting to come together!
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:20 PM
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looks good! what happen to the flier esc? im debating on xl or flier.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:13 PM
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any vids?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:47 AM
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It went up in smoke, on my bench. didn't even run it!
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:52 AM
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No vids as it isn't done.
I just got in the carbon fiber sheet in 2 days ago and made the center brace yesterday. I will post pics soon. I will be cleaning up the shock mounts as well. should be running soon. I will be running the toro esc with this build for now.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:35 PM
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is this on the flier?
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:25 PM
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This is a photo that shows the stock redcat Rampage shock and the new Losi LST style shocks. the length of the rear shock is the same as the Losi.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:26 PM
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well I got it to run. the shocks need a lot of work. the shaft seals a shot! I have stiffer springs that will help, as soon as they get here. I love the power but it's really hard to drive with this kind of power and shot shocks. I have worked on the body and it looks great. I'm saving it for the up coming parade so it will be running with out the body until the parade.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:34 PM
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How do you like that ESC and motor?
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:02 PM
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I would think that this is the only way to go! great power! smokes my losi 5ive!
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:07 PM
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I ordered a OBR Full Comp motor that should be good for more speed. bottom end should pick up the most. The pipe I bought is a losi piece that I bought at the same time as the losi so that I tuned it with the pipe as well as the break in.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:08 PM
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So you can see that a lot of carbon and also a Kaiser t6 aluminum frame was added. here is a video that shows pictures of the build.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBcf9etjSKw
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:43 PM
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Getting it right, finely!
I'M BUILDING A PROPER SHOCK!
What you see, is 4 rear Team Losi shocks being built. Still needing some parts. The adujustment collars and some seals that didn't make it in the rebuild kit.
I will be adding an carbon brace that goes across the shock mounting studs so that they don't flex as well.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:06 PM
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:57 PM
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I found the tension rings that I now have on order along with some green beadlocks to match the springs on the shocks. Picked them up on largescalerc.com


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Old 11-23-2013, 08:02 PM
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Next will be the CNC diff housings that 7075rc makes.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:54 AM
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:14 PM
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I beefed up the front shock tower by adding another 2 mm bonded with epoxy.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:17 PM
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I'm still waiting for the wheel bearings. so that is why the hubs are bare.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:33 PM
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Looking good mate...a little CA glue painted on the edges of your CF will help to stop it from sharding.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:13 PM
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Thanks I was thinking of using resin but ca would do it as well. Thanks.
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