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Old 07-30-2011, 10:07 AM
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i just got it tacked together and need to fully weld it up but this it what the chassis is going to look like.








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Old 07-30-2011, 12:45 PM
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Looks quite interesting
Old 07-30-2011, 12:57 PM
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its goin to end up looking kinda like a t rex moto.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:49 PM
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Wow that's cool man.
Nice and solid.



Good to see a few projects around here with pocketbike and scooter motors.



Old 07-31-2011, 04:27 AM
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This is going to be fun to watch! Looks like it is well built.
Old 07-31-2011, 07:32 AM
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yea im goin to make a video of it as soon as it gets running and the servo tests and stuff along the way.
Old 08-01-2011, 10:05 AM
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Love these custom threads [8D] go at it vugt
Old 08-02-2011, 08:53 AM
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Looks interesting. One suggestion put a GOOD remote kill switch on it as it will be a missile if you have a run away.
Old 08-02-2011, 05:13 PM
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yea im thinking about getting the Futaba FSU-2 Micro Fail Safe Unit or the DuraTrax Micro Fail-Safe Unit. i have had past problems with duratrax though so im wondering which one i should get. also im goin to probably get a voltometer. what do u guys think
Old 08-02-2011, 07:06 PM
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He's talking about a failsafe that also kills the motor. You'll need either a Pico switch or a killer rc killerbee killswitch.
Old 08-03-2011, 11:48 AM
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yea im thinking about getting the Futaba FSU-2 Micro Fail Safe Unit or the DuraTrax Micro Fail-Safe Unit. i have had past problems with duratrax though so im wondering which one i should get. also im goin to probably get a voltometer. what do u guys think

A fail safe is good to have but will not give you the protection a remote kill switch will. Not sure what you project will weigh but a large scale run away can cause big damage and be a big liability.

Here is a quote from Killer RC web site
[A failsafe is certainly a good thing to have, and I recommend that you use a failsafe. The more protection, the better. But a failsafe alone is just not good enough. With a failsafe you still have many loopholes that can cause a runaway. The receiver can fail, the battery can die, the servo can go bad, the throttle linkage can bind or become loose, the carburetor can freeze. In those instances a failsafe will not stop your 30 pound large scale R/C vehicle from running away and causing major damage. When you add a Killer Bee kill switch you have a “watchdog” that will not let your engine run unless it senses that there is a good radio signal at all times. You can also manually kill your engine at any time if you see that something is wrong with your R/C. It is also very convenient to have a kill switch for engine tuning, checking spark plug color at high RPMs. And it’s just nice to be able to pull your R/C into the pit and kill the engine via the transmitter, and not have to reach down and press the kill button.
Note: On Spektrum brand radios it is very important that you reset the built-in failsafe after you install a kill switch. Because of how the Spektrum radios work the kill switch needs the failsafe to be set in order to kill the engine if you loose radio signal. For most newer Spektrum radios just rebind the receiver and transmitter, and hold the aux channel button in the off position during the failsafe resetting mode. ]
Old 08-03-2011, 07:09 PM
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Oh that's a really good point, I guess I didn't really think that much about it but yea they're a lot of ways around a failsafe
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Not only that but you can cut the engine off any time you want. I personally would not run with out one. I run both a fail safe and remote cut off switch.

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