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Old 08-14-2010, 06:13 PM
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Default My new MCD Baja 1000 (loads of Pix)

Hey guys,

Well it came in this week so here it is my new MCD Baja 1000.

Its going to be running a OBR Machined and Race Ported Zenoah 4 Bolt 30.5with 2mm Stuffed Crank,and a Jet Pro V3 pipe.

The parts I have now and on there way are:

Slammer RC engine protector
Hitec 5745 1/4 scale servos
VoltWatch2 Battery Monitor
MCD steel inner gears (23/26)
engine chrome kit
VertigoRC Aluminum Transmission Gear Plate
VertigoRC Aluminum Center bearing carriers
Cat 5 HPI wheel adapters
DX3R radio W/SR3100 DSM2 receiver
Outerwears Pull Start cover (Red)
Outerwears Air Filter cover (Red)
HPI air filter

Here are some Pix.





















Old 08-14-2010, 06:44 PM
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These cars are just raw. Lars want one
Old 08-14-2010, 06:59 PM
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I like the sticker on your car , Overpowered !!!
Old 08-14-2010, 07:52 PM
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I'd love a MCD but they are sooo pricey in Oz
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Well they are pricey here to.

This is actually my most expensive start to an R/C yet. With not many mods at all I have surpassed the $3000.00 mark and that was all done in one week. But I have really high hopes for this truck so it should be worth it.
Old 08-15-2010, 12:39 AM
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Very nice, that engine and pipe should amaze you. If it's your first MCD you'll also notice how nicely they handle, excellent weight distribution.
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very nice pics
Old 08-15-2010, 01:30 AM
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Killer Exhaust, love to hear what t sounds like
Old 08-15-2010, 03:35 AM
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Looks awesome m8 now go get here dirty!!! [>:]
Old 08-15-2010, 04:56 AM
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Nice i have 2 great cars, you didn`t want the V4 then?
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:43 AM
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It's so nice... I had a nutech i had to get rid of but if I am ever able to buy another 5th scale... the Baja would be my choice, I always wanted one. My question is does it still use those (problematic from what i hear?) planetary diffs?
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It's so nice... I had a nutech i had to get rid of but if I am ever able to buy another 5th scale... the Baja would be my choice, I always wanted one. My question is does it still use those (problematic from what i hear?) planetary diffs?
Hey what your referring to is yeah an issue they had in the V2's This is a V3 and they made the diffs stronger by adding another tooth to the planetary gears.

Now I am just waiting on the Vertigo parts to show up, and the order from DDM with the chrome engine bits, slammer engine mesh, and the voltwatch, then I can start putting this sucker together.

I also want to give a Huge shout out to Jason at High Performance Hobbies In Calgary. If it wasn't for his store I never would have bought an MCD. Here in Canada we have no dealers and that's why I have stayed away from MCD or FG. But by accident I stumbled on to his website and couldn't believe what he sold and how much he had in stock.

Everything you see in the pix he had in stock including the truck, motor, pipe, and everything else. Canadians its awesome to have somebody here in Canada to buy off of.

http://highperformancehobbies.com

Pic of some of the parts I picked up as well as Parts that came with the truck.



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Hey what your referring to is yeah an issue they had in the V2's This is a V3 and they made the diffs stronger by adding another tooth to the planetary gears.
don't believe the hype...i know 3 people with exactly the same V3 baja and they now reside on shelves after munching their diffs a few times...only fix is the $250+ Lsd's
and the V4's are now doing the same...in one race in Finland 3 V4's retired with munched planetaries
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Well the only other 4x4 1/5 I have owned was a redcat rampage mt. That was just a pos so this truck doesn't have to be that much better. However, from all the research I have done this truck will kick ass.
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Wicked!! pics

the planeterys hold up but need maintanence regulary. the lsd's are problem solved and a good investment in the long run and will save you heaps of downtime.
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Do you know if the problem is more in the front or rear or both?

I won't be buying the LSD's anytime soon. But something I will look into if I start having problems.
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oh i just love how manufactures know theres a problem so they come out with a solution thats an added cost which isnt implemented in to the new design
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Just showing the chrome kit, and red outerwears installed.

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Very nice. what's the multicolored thing to the bottom left of the antenna?
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Thats a voltage meter for the RX pack usualy 5 leds from red to green.
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Very nice. what's the multicolored thing to the bottom left of the antenna?
It's a voltage monitor. "Voltwatch 2" just let's you know how your battery is doing. I have one in all my 1/5's
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Looking good, good luck with it. Two things I see you missed is you really need to get a kill switch and lose that spekky. Get a futaba or airtronics system.
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me to lars.me to
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me to lars.me to
You guys should get them then we could all post pics and talk. . The more the merrier.
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That is right, Wicked! There are -in my opinion- too few of these cars.

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