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Toy grade new bright 1:15

Old 01-03-2014, 07:54 PM
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Hello all,

I currently have purchased two toy grade RC vehicles for the first time for me and my 5 year old son. I've always wanted to get into modding RC vehicles but never had the time as a Marine and after I got out of the Corps I was a Federal Police Officer. Now I have a normal job with normal hours and have the time to start messing around a little bit. Me and my son really enjoy playing around with them. I've done a little bit of research and have decided to try tinkering with mine at least just for kicks to see if its something I really want to invest in further. I realize they are toy grade but I figured for a novice like myself I should start super small and fairly inexpensive at first.

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New Bright//1:15//Jeep Wrangler//Mud Slinger//Mine

New Bright//1:15//Ford F-150//Mud Slinger//My Sons

So, again I realize they are toy grade and low end but my question is can I fit a 1:10 motor possibly a 550 into a 1:15 scale without changing the other internals? (maybe change out the pinion as well). The goal is to make them a little faster and possibly able to actually go into the grass. Also, the steering is horrific the turn radius I mean possibly mess with that.? Any comments would be great thanks all!
Old 01-04-2014, 08:28 PM
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Hope someone chimes in for you. Hope this bumps it to top of page for someone to see.

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Old 01-04-2014, 08:29 PM
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If no replys try www.rcgroups.com too.
Old 01-22-2014, 10:19 AM
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I doubt a 550 would fit without more mods than it's worth. Besides that, it doesn't have digital proportional steering and most likely has a live axle meaning both rear wheels turn at the same speed when turning. This usually results in Under-steer or severe over-steer. The truck probably has a 380 size motor which is a common size. The problem you might run into is choosing between torque and speed. Higher turn motors have more torque to get you through rough grass but it won’t do much for speed. Low-turn motors are fast but week. Your best bet -if you want to put in the time and cash- is to get a higher powered motor of the same size. The stock pinion may be tricky to remove as it’s not designed to be but I’ve read that gently clamping the pinion in a vice and tapping a thin nail into the pinion hole should free it up. You’ll want to make sure you get a motor with the same size pinion shaft unless you want to burr it out.
After all that, though, It you might just be better off upgrading the batteries. Yours probably runs on a few AAs. You might be able to gut the battery boy and fit a rechargeable 9.6 in there. The extra power shouldn’t hurt the electronics and will give the steering servo more power to turn better.
Good luck!
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get a maisto rock crawler instead, then put the jeep mudslinger body on it =) I have the mudslinger jeep, and plan on putting it on a MRC soon. After you peel off all the stickers, the body is olive drab, perfect for camo paint. =) sub s30uploads on youtube.
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I have 4 of the Maisto rock crawlers and they are tough and lots of fun. Go anywhere but no speed. The closest thing to Hobby grade I found are the Revell Mad Machine and Revell Beasty Bug. On Ebay now for under $65.00. For a 1/16th, 4wd, 2.4ghz, and servo steering they are fast and go thru grass with no problem. Includes 7.2v battery and charger. Almost everything inside looks to be replaceable and the same set up as the Dromida brand.
Old 05-21-2014, 01:31 PM
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check out

https://www.youtube.com/user/S30Uploads/videos

I just got a new steering servo for the MRC, I'm going to be doing a video tonight on upgrading to hobby grade electronics, my recommendations on esc, servo, batteries, charger, the actual mod etc. If going fast is your thing, then save for a brushless RTR or TX/RX ready. thanks for the tip about the revells! Modding MRC's to death is just a hobby of mine, I seem to find them very cheap at swap meets, thrift stores and yard sales. Everyone has them.
Old 11-19-2014, 04:31 PM
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check out my MRC pwnage!
https://plus.google.com/u/0/10212286...1083521/videos
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It is hard to mod and repair toy grade rc's mostly because the mods have to be a total custom done job. just putting in a bigger motor sounds like it would work and some times it does but only for a short time because the gears in the toy grade rc's are just plastic and not a strong plastic. so they strip kinda easy and aren't easy to find and replace.
The fixing part requires you to have the same rc for a spare because you cant call up the maker and ask for just a rear axle housing or a steering knuckle. so most of the time when it breaks it's just broken. this is just my opinion because i have been fixing and making mods for toy rc for sometime now. a very hard thing to do.
even trying to make them go faster or have more power is a risk because adding more volts takes a chance of frying the receiver/mother board in the rc. they come able to handle only so many volts and amps before the burn up.
it may not be as cheap as a quote un quote wallmart rc but the redcat rs10 xt is a great rc to start in to the hobby and you can upgrade things on it.you can get replacement parts and at 155 bucks free shipping on ebay it's not a wallet killer.
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well aren't you just a negative person. I own 14 Maisto rock crawlers, 8 are currently builds. I have lots of spare parts, and love them all.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/10212286...1083521/videos

and a redcat is a micro crawler, MRC is 1/18 so i get to use a lot of bodies nobody else can.... if i was going to suggest something better in the 1:18 id say get a Maxstone crawler $114 RTR
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sorry if you felt if i was being negative. i wasn't trying to come off that way. i was just sharing my opinion. i also like the maisto rock crawlers i had two at one time. i played the hell out of them from snow to mud and even floated them in deep water puddles. then things started to break and go wrong with them so i turned two into one. if you have a few of them then when some thing goes wrong you can fix it and keep it going but i think most people don't have more than one or two. just being honest not negative.
my redcat is a 1/10 scale witch is a little bigger than the MRC. i always thought MRC was 1/12 scale but thanks for the correction about that.
i forgot the Maxstone crawler that is also a good option. i merely suggested the rs10 xt because that the first hobby grade rc i went with.
Oh and here is a pic of my MRC 6x6. it's still a work in progress
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:18 AM
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cool 6x6 idea, you should sub my yT channel, as I'm about to show people how to make chassis that would solve this problem for you. I'm using strong tin signs as the chassis, and fiberglass tent tubes as the chassis spacers. They also hold the body on via neodymium magnets or posts. I had used cardboard as the chassis on the Jeep Liberty but wanted to drive it in the creeks and snow, and didn't think of plasti dipping it in time. The cardboard chassis, did really good backed with plastic from dvd cases.... It would have lasted forever if dipped, but now I've finally figure out how I'm going to do it and am stoked. As for my 6x6 in the future I planned on making the middle wheels articulate a little bit if nothing else by cutting into the chassis or trans or both.
YT= S30uploads
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