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Old 03-23-2016, 12:26 PM
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Question I'm still guessing..

Hi RCU

I just got these two chassis and i have no clue what they are. Maybe someone can help me find out?

Chassis 1 looks to me like some Nitro Team Durango Buggy 1/8 scale



Chassis 2 I have no clue at all.



Thanks for your help!

Keep on racing

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Old 03-23-2016, 01:03 PM
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Hooray!

I found chassis 2: Its a Flying Point Probe 1/8 Buggy..back from 90's
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Not sure what chassis #1 is, but I do know that it is not a Durango buggy due to the chassis layout. Not sure why, but it screams old OFNA to me (probably the chassis brace, not sure what.)
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thanks mate, you nailed it! I wasn't familiar with OFNA, and look what I found

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-1...s-turmoil.html

Originally Posted by paintfreaksr

OFNA HYPER 8 FEATURES
Big Bore Oil-filled shocks with Teflon pistons.
Bushing retained suspension hinge pins.
Oil filled and sealed gear differentials.
Full ball bearing set.
Adjustable caster C-hubs.
Hard anodized aluminum chassis.
Adjustable tie-rods and steering links.
Laydown steering servo.
Dual bellcrank with servo saver.
High performance polished, tuned pipe included.
Steel spur and clutchbell.
Ultra rigid suspension arms.
Low profile racing body and sleek wing.
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oh mistake its not a buggy its a short course



http://www.eofna.com/OFNA-18-Hyper-8...k_p_16449.html
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Old 03-23-2016, 05:20 PM
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Cool! Glad I could be of help. Those Hyper buggies are really nice. I have a Hyper 7 and converted it to electric with a Tmaxx motor plate. On 4S, it rips!
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Indeed the chassis looks massiv! perfect for the skatepark

May I ask you for some more details & pics about your e-conversion? Did you us this kind of plate?

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Old 03-24-2016, 11:15 AM
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You can use that plate, but cutting the dual motor plate gives you some more meat as far as mounting goes. I will take some pictures real quick.
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Pics! Uhm. They're kinda big. (sorry, sheo!)





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Wow! Thank you very much for the pictures. Gives me straight away a plan

Cant believe that 2 screws are enough but it looks like they do the job! I'm getting really excited now probably gonna start 1st thing in the morning with that new project

Are you willing to let me know more about your buggy?
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Awesome! Yeah, those 2 screws work great in my experience. Though you may need to file out a little in the motor mount screw holes. Absolutely, what else would you like to know?
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Cool!

Do I see that correctly that you took of pretty much everything except of the shaft?

Most interesting is probably the servo power I'll need to make it go any direction...since its 1/8, i'd like to make sure to get the right one. To complete the system, I'll need a 1/8 Motor right? A 540 wont make much sense does it? I got a 4000kv 14t Team Orion, I could use.

What you think about Orion Vortex R8 WP with a Team Orion Neon 8 2100kv? AH and the last secret would be the pinion

My shopping list is almost ready
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LOL guess what..I couldnt wait and guess what, the servo for throttle & breaks was stil on it.
It's a Ace RC S 2008mg with Torque: 4.8V: 108.3 oz-in (7.80 kg-cm) http://www.servodatabase.com/servo/ace-rc/s2008mg

shouldnt that be enough for steering?



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Woohoo! Glad to see you are eager. Yup, you are right on that. Yes, a 550 can motor will be needed, lol. That setup would work, though I suggest a lighter system for this as it is going to be less heavy than a normal electric buggy, but that would work. My motor is a Chinese 2150KV "4 pole" I got off eBay for $30, same as the RC Gear Shop 550 2150KV motor. That servo is plenty for steering. I just use a plain old Futaba S3305 for my buggy. Before ordering anything though, make sure you can screw some screws into the bulkhead/diff support in the middle.
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Mooorning!

Off to the carwash getting this thing clean

What do you mean with a lighter system? The motor is around 350g.. or do mean less KV
I found the setup pretty cheap @ dollaryhobbyz

hmmm...do you mean extrascrews? I cannot use the ones frome the breaks?

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funny how people sometimes setup their rc...why not take different size of suspensions



the chassis is now clean

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Do you know what these plugs are called? They were in the lower sus*****on arms holding the shocks.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:09 AM
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Its looking good! Yeah, those screws are too long. I suggest some small (maybe 8-10MM?) countersunk ones. Not sure why they did that, lol. Not sure what exactly they are. They might go into a hole on the arm and through the bottom eyelet on the shock? As far as the motor goes, that one is just overkill. If you're into that, then by all means, go for it, but I suggest something around 2150KV.
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Originally Posted by collector1231
Not sure what exactly they are. They might go into a hole on the arm and through the bottom eyelet on the shock?
Yep exactly. thats where they fit...I just never saw them befor, and I need to get some more of em since there is one missing what would call'em?

How long are your shockabsorbers? I cant find a good size 120mm or bigger like140mm?

hmm overkill...that just might be the Name of it

Happy Easter and thanks for your help!
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Ah, right. I'd call them "long screws", lol. In the manual for the 8.5, they just use standard 22MM screws. As far as the shocks go, put the two smaller ones you have in the front and the bigger ones in the rear due to difference in shock tower height. Overkill, nice name! And thanks, glad I could be of help. Make sure to keep us updated on "Overkill!"
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Yeah Overkill is cool and pretty much your idea

So to get its name in honor the Orion8 is ordered. Today I had a bit time and gathered together all the springs available from both chassis. They are not really in good shape but will do for the moment. I'm gonna use all slots on the lower suspensionarm and put 4 on each side.

112-118mm big bore in the back:



and 100mm from 1/10 in the front:



not sure if they last but worth giving a try.

For the screws, I'll put a M3x40mm with 15mm spacers, thats the plan at least


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Nice! Loving those dual front shocks, lol. Your plan sounds great from here!
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Hooray!

the stuff finally arrived



I already started to make it "fit", but it seems to be slightly different to your mount, I need to make new holes, but no big deal

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Great to see its coming along well!
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the bushings finally arrived..sus*****ons are on



they do thouch a bit in the rear...

next step servo.
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