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Old 12-29-2006, 11:14 PM
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Default GOT MY TR ARENA ON THE TRACK!!!!!!!!!!

well i took my truggy to the track yesterday and didnt get there in time to get a body so i ran it on the track with no body neway,for a few min. and those few mins. WERE GREAT THE TRUGGY IS 1 OF THE BEST TRUCKS IVE DRIVIN ITS HANDELS GREAT AND EVERY THING YOU WANT IT TO DO IT DOES GREAT.its the pro kit ofcourse so i had to put a motor in i put a peak racing 28 in there and it FLAT out flys.....but im looking at getting a radicall motor soon..i dont have any pics of my truggy yet but here are some pics of 1 of the drivers from HeadRush Hobbies,TRUGGY[8D]








Old 12-30-2006, 12:58 AM
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Do the plastic braces hold up? Get a vid and some pics ASAP!!
Old 12-30-2006, 01:35 AM
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What body are you going to run? I'd run that RTR body for sure but cant find anyone who has one so I bought a Crowd Pleazer for a Mugen. I'd rather have the CEN body.

Should have my FRE built by the end of the weekend.

What did you run in your diffs?

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Do the plastic braces hold up? Get a vid and some pics ASAP!!
YES!!!!those braces are way stronger then they look its has no flex in the chassi
ill try and get some close up shots taken by tomarrow
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What body are you going to run? I'd run that RTR body for sure but cant find anyone who has one so I bought a Crowd Pleazer for a Mugen. I'd rather have the CEN body.

Should have my FRE built by the end of the weekend.

What did you run in your diffs?

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i have the msr body or the proline will work to

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Old 12-30-2006, 03:58 AM
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The RTR body is truely next level... best lookin RTR shell Ive seen HUGE props to RGX for the design work
Old 12-30-2006, 02:16 PM
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Thats good news. Do you think the servo tray is swappable with our Matrix's? That plastic just KILLS me.
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Thats good news. Do you think the servo tray is swappable with our Matrix's? That plastic just KILLS me.

yea i no i thought of that too.....well i took a good look at it just while there on the chassi but i didnt take it off but as im thinking it right now since the truggy is longer from the rear pretty much its should work the only thing thats you might have to do is drll someholes but im 97% sure you wont have to lol.....because if you got the pro kit it comes with 3 metal post that you dont need and it doesnt tell you what there for but there for the radio tray on the matrix buggy cause there the same so if you put the puzzle together it should work.......ill try it later today and post the results
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ORIGINAL: notch

The RTR body is truely next level... best lookin RTR shell Ive seen HUGE props to RGX for the design work

i no notchers but i couldnt get the rtr body in time........so i just got 1 so i can go RACE =)

Hey are you going to hemet on jan. 6?
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HeadRush - I'd be real interested to know if the Matrix servo tray works. I have JR Z9000 servos and they dont fit in the plastic tray. Looks like the openings aren't square. They look like the long sides are warped inwards a bit. A standard JR590 servo drops right in with room to spare but the 9000's dont fit at all. I suppose when this plastic servo tray was removed from the mold it cooled and contracted inwards on the long skinny sides.

Let me know what you find... I'd rather not have to get the dremel out and grind on the tray. I have the tray sitting in hot water right now to see if I can get them to expand out a bit. But even if that works I wont like the pressure they will put on the servo cases when it cools and contracts back.

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HeadRush - I'd be real interested to know if the Matrix servo tray works. I have JR Z9000 servos and they dont fit in the plastic tray. Looks like the openings aren't square. They look like the long sides are warped inwards a bit. A standard JR590 servo drops right in with room to spare but the 9000's dont fit at all. I suppose when this plastic servo tray was removed from the mold it cooled and contracted inwards on the long skinny sides.

Let me know what you find... I'd rather not have to get the dremel out and grind on the tray. I have the tray sitting in hot water right now to see if I can get them to expand out a bit. But even if that works I wont like the pressure they will put on the servo cases when it cools and contracts back.

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by the time i got to look at my truggy and buggy it was to late to get serious but i did find that the throttle servo MAY....im not sure have to be raised a little to make it work.
what exactly would you like me to find out...if the raido tray (carbon fiber) out of the buggy works in the truggy???[8D]

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Old 12-31-2006, 06:20 AM
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My kit also came with the laydown Servo mount for the buggy as well as the 3 posts. Did yours?

Also, the transponder mount in my kit wont work with this radio tray setup. It doesnt line up at all to the holes. Not even close. I'd have to grind off 1/4" of plastic to get it to work.

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yea i got the laydown servo mount and the 3 posts which i think is to do that conversion with the raido tray.....
im going right now to work on it and ill let you guys know in a few hours what i came up with.
and i talk to some of the guys from headrushhobbies yesterday and they said that that laydown servo tray is for the throttle servo but i think its for the steering so see what you can do and what works and what doesnt in the mean time ill try and figure out the whole set-up
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Thanks Headrush. I am sure the laydown piece is for the Steering servo. If you look at the Matrix exploded diagram it is definately the steering servo bracker/holder.

Let us know what you find out.

BTW - I am in Idaho.

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Old 12-31-2006, 09:30 PM
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ok i got the results the laydown servo tray is for the sterring and the 3 post is for the carbon fiber tray and YES it works/fits no mods needed you can get the carbon fiber raido tray at... headrushhobbies.com
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ok the results are here the 3 post and the lay down servo tray for steering is for the carbon fiber raido tray conversion on the truggy and YES it will work/fit with no mods needed i tried every thing out and mesured and it seemed great so give it a try you just need to get a carbon fiber raido tray and i couldnt try it out on the track cause i need my buggy ready for a race in hemet so i didnt want to have it all apart...but the conversion works!!!!!!!!
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Rob...very nice. I dig the CEN truggy, just not so sure about CEN and there CS..........They, and their past products have kinda jaided me.

But I like it. Nice truck man! Props!
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dodamissc you are right about cens products from the past 5 years ago i just got into nitro and had a CEN mt2 and i hated it i spent so much on it i just hated so much.so i sold it for a whoping $90 lol and got a few savages a mgt a t-maxx and a x-cellarator and were racing those up in till the beganing of 05 and then the were all sold except for 2 savages witch i stll race there all raced out and everything but about at the end of 05 i met headrushhobbies and they are like a #1 authorized dealer for CEN racing so i started racing my savage with them and they were running all the other cen cars/trucks and were doing great at the races so i talk a little more about cen and in the past 4 years they have been coming out with top of the line racing products and the company and employees are great very nice and helpful and i swore i would never go back to cen and 3-4 years later im closer than ever to them and its great i LOVE the truggy and buggy they handle great and dont break easly for those beginers,thier VERY durable with great designing and enginering Thanks to Andy Smolnik Jayson Ashton and Gene Hickerson.......so trust me and everybody at cen and headrushhobbies if you get the truggy,buggy gst or any cen car/truck you wont be disappointed.
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Excellent thanks so much HeadRush!

So either one of these should work right?
MXS10 (Carbon Fiber)


MXS09 (Aluminum)
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I'm sure you are right that it will fit but I dont think it will work. I think that was the concern you had in your earlier reply. The TR servo tray raises the throttle servo up about an inch higher than the Matrix buggy tray.

Looks like I will have to break out the dremel and shave about 1/8" of material off of each servo opening.

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thanks for pointing that out i forgot......when you put the throttle servo in just adjust the ball on your carb to be facing down (you should be able to find a little set screw to adjust that)and then you should be good atleast for me it was but if you have any problems just let me no and ill be happy to help you as best as i can

and yes either 1 of those raido trays you posted wil work
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My biggest concern was the angle that the brake linkage would have to be at... Thanks again for digging in and helping me out!

I took the radio tray and forced a few sockets that were 20mm long into the servo cutouts. Then I boiled that tray like an egg on the stove for about 5 minutes and then let it sit for another ten. I took it out of the water and let it cool for the remainder of the hour and now the servos do fit. They are still a but snug. I'll go with this setup for now. ~e.






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Really nice looking.
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it looks good
yea so just give it a try and see how you like it[8D]
glad i can i help you out
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Rob, if you use the standard Matrix buggy radio tray you will have a difficult time setting up the throttle and brake linkage. You will need some thick riser plates to lift the throttle servo up. Probably about 1/4" thick ones. You are better off using just the molded tray.

As for the included servo tray, that is the one meant for the steering servo. You were correct in guessing that, it is not meant for the throttle servo, though you could try cutting it to use as a riser plate.

As for engines, if you can, might want to think about using a .21 like a V spec or something along the lines of a competition .21 to get some fuel mileage out. Since we race at Revelation and there are few tracks where the power of the .28 will show up.

I put a Nova 528XR in mine, but I am thinking about using a .21 like a Nova Plus 21-7.

See ya at the track with Primo and the rest of the guys. Rob you should know who this is. hahaha.


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