Sunday Apr 05, 2009

A Good Weekend of Bashing

With the temperatures climbing into the mid 80s and plenty of sunshine, it was a great weekend to get out some of the RC trucks and see what they could do. The final tally for the weekend was

  • A broken rear shock on the Rustler - and oil everywhere!
  • A broken front shock spring retaining clip on the RC18MT
  • A broken servo brace on the Mini-T
  • Finished all but the cosmetics for the Hornet (see left)
  • And not a (new) scratch on the Stampede. It just keeps going, and going.....

    A couple of dollars in parts and maybe an hour of wrenching on the trucks and they will all be as good as new. Except for the Rustler who might be getting a brushless motor upgrade. I'm trying to decide between a Mamba Max ESC with either the 4600kV (conservative) or 5700kV (wild) or the Traxxas VXL-3 Velineon (simple). Of course this will set in motion other things like a wheelie bar, new diff, LiPo batteries and charger, maybe some aluminum hub carriers.

    And of course when all of this is done, the Stampede gets upgraded with the old parts from the Rustler. We'll see how it holds up with a new ESC and the 12T motor. I'm seeing a lot of transmission work here too. But it will all be fun.
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