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    New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Just wanted to let you guys know we're currently in production of the famous steering arm 02014.
    Items 02013 & 02015 coming right behind them. We are also thinking of making the gears that everyone keeps stripping
    but I'm not sure it will resolve much. I think the clutch bell needs to be done. Sorry about the pictures, it's the best I could do after several tries. It's not the finished product, it still needs to be cleaned up so don't give lip about it

    These are machined out of a solid piece of 6061 T6 aluminum. No cast or mold, no modifications or other bearings needed.
    This will be a direct fit, you'll be able to use the same screws that came w/ your ride.

    What do you guys think? Should we anodize in the brokeback purple color to match the chassis?
    Or blue to match the aluminum shocks? Or just leave it as is so people can polish for that bling bling chrome look?


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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    well my opinion is great but i think you should do them in purple cause the shock that you get from redcat are purple also purple would match all other redcat aluminum for tonado and volcano but i guess its up to you you colud also offer them in different colors if its cost effective i dont really know how much it costs to get them colored
    1 vote purple LOL
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    hey mark I love those!!! i think you should have them in both colors blue and purple, and why not also chrome too!!! that way guys have a choice on color they want...

    Cause i'll even but some once you get those finally all done lol!!!! they look great so far..
    cant wait to see the finished product!! let us all know about it
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    3 colors ought to make a liking to the crowd. Blue, natural and purple. Is it 6061 T6 or 7075 T6?
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    They look great but what do they fit? I sure hope they fit HPI MT2 then I will get a set. As far as color leave the natural silver.
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    he sayd 6061 so I guess 6061 it is Kemo

    and now down to buisness: how much will they cost? are they going to be as aproachable as the gpm and yeah ?

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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Well, you know how it goes.... anodizing a whole batch of 500pcs is the same cost as anodizing 50.

    I've not got the quote on the anodizing yet but depending on costs will depend on the colors available.

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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Colour options are good...but liek Mark said its an additional cost for each colour. I say purple, but if the cost on the part stays cheaper, which I assume, then natural.
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Hey 46u,

    Not sure if they will fit MT2. I know some have used the MT2 arms on Redcats with some modifications and different bearings.
    Knowing that, I would say you can probably used these but can't garantee it.

    These will fit the following:

    Redcat Racing 1/10 scale

    Lightning VX
    Tornado XL and XP
    Volcano STX

    Himoto 1/10 scake

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    Rapida

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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    [X(]Wow! just reading my last post and I see I totally butchered all the spelling...geezzzz!!
    I need to get some rest and play with the toys more often.

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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Does any one know where I can get a pair of direct replacement billet knuckles for my MT2? I do not want cast like most sell, as we all know if you go alloy billet is the strongest. I know this is not the best thread to ask but I have asked in the MT2 thread with out any replies. I even started a new thread asking and I am guessing no one makes them from billet as I have not had any replies.
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Hey buddy, those look great. My opinion, stick with one batch of chrome and charge a little less for those and then one batch of purple and add a few bucks to the total price for the extra coloring. All in all I can't wait untill those and the c-hubs are ready. Do you think a 47 tooth gear in all aluminum would hold up well with the aluminum clutch bell? It'd have to be an improvement over the cheap plastic crap we have now.
    Thanks for all the hard work.
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Hey Popper,

    I'm afraid aluminum 47t gears will probably not solve anything because of the material of the clutch bell.
    I'm sure you understand that it takes allot of money to produce these and we will not be 100% sure our
    problem will go away. We or someone will have to have concrete details from testing before a commitment
    is made to produce these and other gears (47t, 44t, etc.)

    Maybe I'll try making a couple of clutch bells, both single and 2 speed and try testing out on the field.

    I'm 100% sure these steering arms will be an improvement that is why we are producing 400+ pcs.

    BTW, I don't mind sending a couple to a few people here on the RCU forum. I need a few guinea pigs to test these
    steering arms out.

    Any takers? (only need 3-5 testers) All I ask is that you give a good report here with as much detail as possible.

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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    I don't mind being a guinea pig. I'll have to get a new carb before I can race anything though. Hey Mark you don't happen to sell the carbs off of these things do you? Or do you have any reccomendations as to what i could replace my broken one with? I have the .18 engine.
    As for the report I could test my buggy out on the Track by my house with the plastic ones and then with the aluminum parts installed. Also could give pictures and details on the installation and any troubles I may run into. Let me know.
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Mark, i would be interested in trying out your aluminum, i have the tornado xp and the volcano.
    125 characters and 2 lines is not enough to list my RC obsession!!!

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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    hey mark count me in on the lab rat testing for those steering arms!!! I have the himoto syclone
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    ok, 1 down 3 to go.

    1) blackdogafd
    2) ?
    3) ?
    4) ?

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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Me? Like I said earlier I'm all for testing those suckers out.
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    hey popper, i guess we dont count
    125 characters and 2 lines is not enough to list my RC obsession!!!

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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Mark,

    Count me in, although i have 6 pair of mt2 being shipped to me right now[:@]
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    hey count me in too i have a tornado xp and a volcano

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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Well, I think we got everybody now.

    If the following would PM their address please:

    1) blackdogafd
    2) cartronicshn
    3) ehroof
    4) Popper252
    5) mjwest19

    Thanks guys/gals (jsut in case)

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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    damn... didn't make it in time [:@]



    ...never mind


    by the way, the gears arrived today mark, thanx!

    I'll go out and plaaaay!

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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    hey guys i guess im also too late please post on findings how they hold up how they fit how they look anything else that will pursued me to buy them i thing this is a great thing

    topspeed just wondering if you could produce front and rear arm holders as this is going to be a vulnerable part if you put aluminum arms on
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    RE: New Aluminum - Work in progress @ TST

    Hey bluecaka69,

    Are you asking about 02021 & 02022?

    If so, they look to be easier than the steering arms pictured in this thread (02014).

    At some point I'm sure we will need the arm holders then titanium pins and so on..................... where will it end?

    At the moment, we'll have to deal with the current problem areas/parts.

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