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Old 02-01-2012, 05:04 PM
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What I used for the drive belt and clutch & bell was from the ArtAttack snowmobile . I called and talked to the owner on what i had and he told me what i needed to match up . Very nice guy he is .I did use the gear that came with the new bright sled and glued / bolted the 2 together as you can see in the pic .http://artattacksnowmobile.net/html/parts_list.html here is the web site to get the parts . The other pic shows the clutch ,bell, flywheel , and belt setup . I also used the axle that was used on the new bright sled . i did do some modifications to the axle . I cut some groves in it for some E ring clips to hold the axle in place and attach the drive belt wheel on . Hope this helps . If anymore questions , ill do my best to get you the answers . I have lots of pics .
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Man, you did an excellent job! My only concern is the motor mount falling apart. But that is a little chance.

Sumcruz: would you consider making all the parts for the front suspension and seeling them to me? Is there a messaging system here on RCU?
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:11 AM
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Oh and where did you get the end connections for the rods on the ront suspension?
Can you give a link the the shocks you used all around?
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:32 PM
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The engine is bolted to the sheet metal and the sheet metal is screwed to the wood blocks like you would do for a airplane . Then the blocks are screwed & glued to the sled frame . I can give you all the info. on how & what you will need for the front suspension . IT TAKES TIME . You got to make sure all the parts operate with each other and cut the parts to the right size . You got questions I got answers . Just ask .
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The parts for the front are Traxxas Turnbuckles 106mm (Front tierods 2 pcs per pack ) #5138 $9.00 at the hobby shop . you will need 6 all together . The shocks are also Traxxas Ultra shocks (grey) (xxlong) 2 included in pack #3762 $18.00 , you will need 2 packs 4 shocks total . 2 shocks for the back 2 for the front .
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Thanks!
I have found some cheaper shocks, they are 105mm long. Is that about how long the Ultra Shocks are?
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I just compared the old ones that came with the new bright sled , but i think that might be very close .
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Awesome, thanks. I have purchased these $11 shocks instead: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWZ70&P=7
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There you go awesome .
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sumrcruz

Maybe your handle should have been "wintrcruz" !

Do you have any video of her running in the snow?

Maybe next season I'll add those front turn buckle mods to my sled.
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Maybe your handle should have been "wintrcruz" !

Do you have any video of her running in the snow?

Maybe next season I'll add those front turn buckle mods to my sled.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:15 AM
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OK I have some updates:
Here is how I am re-enforcing both the suspension mount and the engine mount.
It is kinda like a chassis...I will glue it in using super epoxy that my dad brought home from work.
That stuff is strong!
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I have a rear suspension prototype video on the way. I used the "sister" shocks that TechyJoe used. He used the Evader ST shocks, and they were all out of stock EVERYWHERE, so I used the Evader EXT2 shocks. Same specs, just not aluminum. I picked up a set of 4 on ebay for $17 with free shipping.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:03 PM
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Thats funny because everybody says that . I went camping for the weekend and tried it out . It ran like a champ . I could not believe how fast I got it to go on a brake in run . I took video of it and will post as soon as I can . I got day time and night time run .
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMzofHGzlcY&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
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Here's a little video I did on my cell phone of the brake in ride . I have a better video I'll post later
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I am having trouble embedding a video from you tube. As you can see all I get is the embed code. But when I am in edit mode I can see the video. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 02-06-2012, 05:23 AM
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Yeah, just erase everything, put your link down, highlight it, then push the youtube button.
Also, what is your username and what is the title? It says that its a incorrect link.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:31 AM
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FYI
Hurricane Fibers has put up a new post of some of his works in progress including a new Nitro sled.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10...m.htm#10942972
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CASmhs_wlMA&context=C3398a38ADOEgsToPDskLk aXeXPkolSYetPLylf0P-[/youtube] Thanks for the tip . Its not much of a video but its a start , we need snow . Its's FEB. and in Buffalo there is no snow .
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She's moving pretty good - Awesome - I love RC snowmobiles!

We've had very little snow here as well. One freak storm just before Holloween and another in mid January which melted away in 2.5 days.
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Me too!!
Whenever we get snow, its guranteed gone in at most 2 weeks.
BTW I might be going to Mighigan to go snowmobiling in the UP. I might just put the mini one on the trailer too!
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:46 PM
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Oh and check out  www.rcsnowmobiles.com
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:14 AM
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Yes, that guy (Mr. Krupp) builds great models. He's also been trying to get a manufacturer to accept and build his designs for a few years now. Don't know why he has no takers. Many people would love one of his snowmobiles even if it cost $900.00.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq2BG...5GLKQRjZckktus[youtube][/youtube]Here's some more vids .
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr5A0...olSYetPLylf0P-[youtube][/youtube] Night run
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