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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    These are pics of when I changed my MY into a TT.
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    ZielkeRacing ~ Custom Painted RC Bodies
    Paint, it does a body good!

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Man those 1/5th scales are so sick. Would love to have one of those someday. They look good, lovin the paint jobs.
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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    No doubt and look at those paint jobs this guy is GOOD! But just remember 1/5th scale RC's are not allowed on the tracks. Hows your new Vortex doing? I love putting that lipo battery in that little guy, I have alot more controll than the Aftershock at this point. Drew (the Traxxas dude) won't race me with the Vortex because with the Lipo Battery he don't stand a chance.

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Man you do some nice work, what type of Airbrush do you use?

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    Man you do some nice work, what type of Airbrush do you use?
    I use Iwata airbrushes. Hp series and have my new eclipse on the way.
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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    How is the aftershock holding up on the track? Hows the handling?
    Which bodies are only $20?

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Well for some reason as yet unknown my Transmitter (controller) wont't communicate to the motor at our local speed track. But it works just fine anyplace else. Right now i am a bit out of controll because I am not used to that kind of power. My first 2 Trucks purchased were Traxxas Slashes and they are much slower (stock) and only 2WD and handle quite differant. The Aftershock has less ground clearance so the low center of gravity coupled with more weight in front (motor is mounted there) is taking some time to get used to but boy does this Truck move! Also the 4WD allows it to grip much tighter in the turns but I am not so good with large double jumps yet. I am used to the Traxxas so I insinctively resort to how I drove them. I hardly ever flip even with all that speed. I was contantly overturning my Slashes even at half that speed thier high center of gravity requires finess when you turn it. But I LOVE this Truck! You would have to spend at least 3 times as much with other brands to get so much power and speed.

    As for the $20 Bodies my friend was talking abouth the 1/10th Vortex's Bodies. I am not sure what the Body price is for the Aftershock is, but I will probably be needing one in the near future so when I get one I'll let U know. Or you can also go to Redcats Website and type in this part #BS804-002 and it should tell you.

    Are U thinking about getting the Aftershock? You get alot of bang for your buck. I also love the Vortex just as much and you can get a RTR for only $175.00 at RC Trading Post web site. They also have a brushed motor version for around $110.00 They are slower but still a great value

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    I have all nitro right now but Ive been looking into an electric truck. Thats when I found the aftershock. I like the fact that it comes with the brushless and the lipos. I wasnt sure about the 4wd though. I know all the other SC trucks are only two wheel drive. Im 99% sure I wont be actually racing but it would be nice to be able to if the opportunity arose.
    Is there a big difference in the handling compared to the 2wd trucks?
    How are the stock servos? I know the ones on my tsunami were pretty weak

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Do you have more pictures of the aftershoc with the body off?

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    To answer your Q about the handeling for me there is a big diff. But then again I am not a very experienced driver so you may find the 4WD to be no big deal. But for me I still lack controll and need to adjust to the heavier front end and all wheel gripping power. The best thing is you will hardly flip at all as I said before I will flip my Slash at half the speed with the same turn radius. I have a freind who favors Traxxas and he likes the truck and is considering buying one someday. His Slash is faster than the Aftershock because he has major upgades (Brushless motor is larger Lipoi att ect ect) So if he likes it that says alot. Plus the Owner of our local race track has bought one and now sells them in the hobbie shop as well. And he is a MAJOR AE loyalist.

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Are the transmission gears metal or plastic?
    Would you be able to take any detailed pictures?

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Ya mark its holdin up great, i ran it with the 7 cell last night but it was gettin a little hot, so i stopped. I think those batteries we were runnin at the track were goin dead or something cause it was scootin pretty good, that or im just used to the brushless torque and speed. Im wantin new shocks for it, cause i actually noticed when i was rebuildin the shocks for you that the rears are a little weird. If you take a look at the arms, there are three holes for the shock to go on the back, but two on the front, and all my others that i have like my nitro volcano and the electric volcano have only two holes on the rear. Well when you put it on the inside hole, the top of the shock, where it snaps onto the shock tower, doesnt go all the way, you gotta force it just a tad to go. And i didnt like that cause that means its puttin extra wear on it, so i put it in the middle hole, but you lose like a 1/4 inch of ground clearcance. So im runnin it like that, but if i get the big bores like on my electric volcano the shocks are a bit longer so i can get full travel.

    I love 4wd over 2wd, my buddies 2wd rustler couldnt be ran at full throttle even on the street without loosing control, but maybe its cause im not used to it haha. And the associated sc8 is actually 4wd, so it can compete with them, the owner of mine and marks track who owns one said he was gonna race with it i think.
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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    That's a good question and I should know the answer but don't quote me onthis yet but I think one gear is brass and the other is plasstic. I know it's lame of me not to know that but I am just a newby so I am not 100% certain but I will find out and get back to U when research it. I will also take some pix and try to get as much detail as I can but I only have a stansard digital camera.

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    I think 2WD is harder to keep straight at high speeds going staigt especially on pavement. I know my freinds super fast slash is always fliping end over end at even the widest curves when he at race speed.

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    I am cleaaning it at the moment but when I get it put back together I will take some shots as best I can. My camera is just your basic digital so I am limited on the close ups but I will get as detailed the focus will allow.

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Thanks. Whatever pictures you can post are great. The ones on redcats site are kind of limited and small.
    Im thinking of ordering the aftershock 8e later today.

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Do U know if any Rampage Upgrade Kit parts fit the Aftershock(8e)?

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    I will hop to it ASAP so they should be posted in a couple of hours from now (8/28 10:03AM) Arizona time (someparts are still dirty)

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    lol. dirt is fine.
    Thanks

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Here they are, hope these will inspire you to get one. It's a great value for only $359.00! Just a note: the motor is in the FRONT part not the rear so I took a pict. with the body beside it to show you its orientation. I LOVE this truck and I think you will too if you get one.
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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Thanks for the pictures. The receiver pack sits on top like that or is that just something you rigged up? I figured the receiver and servos would have run off the Lipos.
    How is the steering servo? Does it have enough torque or does it need to be replaced?
    How do the tiers hook up on hard pack dirt?
    Im thinking we need to start an Aftershock thread...

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Oh thats right I forgot to mention I use a auxillary battery to run the fan and the steering survo. This leaves the Lipos free to power just the motor so when U turn tere is no drop in voltage and (so I was told) will improve motor output as well as extend lipo battery run time. I can simply dissconect the plug and the Lipos will provide power. Plus the batteries provide much needed weight to the rear end and helps the balance out a little bit. They also are Recharable and work with my main battrey charger and they charge in about 5 minutes and last a long long time.

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    I always liked to use separate receiver batteries with my old electrics but I wasnt sure with the new lipos. Good point though.
    What size are the wheel hexes. I wanted to look into extra wheels but I wasnt sure what size they were. I cant find the manual online yet either.

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    RE: Pictures of your redcats and other rides

    Your conserns about sterring servo is valad. If your an experienced driver who Races at the track I am sure you would want to upgrade that feature. I am constantly ajusting the servo arm linkage especially after a hard front end hit.

    The tires do well on high packed dirt and I have overheard experienced drivers that own them say they were not to bad for stock but might not do very well in loser wet soft dirt because of the tread patterns denseity.


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