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  1. intel igent

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    nice skitzo! how she runnin? pretty good i'm assuming judging by the fried clutch :rockout:

    i stripped mine down to BARE chassis today and gave her a good clean, she was COVERED in mud/nitro! i also straightened the frame (again - properly this time) and replaced the motor mount (again) :laugh: flyin' with a +10lb MT is tricky :roll: i'm getting better though ;)

    thnx again for the link to the rollcage bro :respect: the CNC version look's like it would be the best option for me but need to save some scratch first......

    maybe in a week or two ;)

    hammer down boy's :rockout:

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    It's run'n pretty good :) I know I can get it better yet but it was doing really well so I decided to just play. I was pretty hard on it :toast: and it took it all :rockout:

    It's runing so much better than when I parked it, huge improvement in every aspect even with the weight I've added. The heavy duty springs let me give it max ride height while keeping it decent for cornering at stupid speeds. I have to lower the shift point a bit, play with the shock adjustments, and tweek the carb a bit. Todays blast has spawned a modified list of upgrades :laugh: but after I get the skids it's gonna be mainly repairs for a bit :rockout:

    After I change the clutch bell I'll re examine my suspension and let it flex more.

    The clutch is worn but not finished, just needed adjusting.

    I had the paint job for the new lid mostly worked out, but it's not going to look good with different colors so I'll figure something else out.

    I'm gonna try oil'n the pre filter to see how long it lasts; I'm still think'n a dual filter setup would help. A simple way would be to find a plastic t or y-conector and stick the dual filters on the ends, wouldn't look very good though. I'll see what I can come up with. I wonder how long it'll take me to join the 1/5 scale with a baja :cool:
     
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    intel igent New Member

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    I've got the dual stage on mine and let me tell you do not be shy with the oil on the prefilter

    I'm thinking of getting a motorsaver though since my flywheel chewed a hole in my stock inlet tube

    Good to know that your clutch is still alive

    I've been trying to figure out how to adjust my shift point but I can't find the screw for the life of me
     
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    My own design:D

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    :toast: That's impressive, nice work :)
     
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    @ skitzo : thnx for the pix, i know about the hole just can't find the screw inside the damn thing :mad:

    @ P4630 : that's a slick lookin' design! would it be 2wd or 4wd? i like the posistioning of the motor ;)
     
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    a quick look and I'd say maybe 5385? I'll look closer, see what I can find... I see pins and I see screws, but only the one screw pin...

    you may need to turn the gears to get access

    EDIT: the main clutch assembly, 5390 has some holes but I can't tell from the diagram what they are (adjustment screw may be built in so might not be listed as a part)... I've never been inside one of these and not entirely clear on all the functionality. Unless there is some kind of tensioner in 5385 that can be overcome by centrifical force, seems the clutch may be more promising. That and the clutch lines up with hole better in the diagram. :)

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    thnx skitzo :respect: 5385 is indeed the bugger!

    after some more playin' around i managed to line everything up and get it adjusted :rockout:

    seem's like you have to keep playin' with it 'till it line's up ;)

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    Thanks:)

    It's a 4wd gear + belt-drive design.
    The belts are not on it yet in these screenshots.
     
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    :laugh: things that sound dirty but aren't :laugh:

    glad you got it figured out, time to break some more parts :rockout:

    these things are a riot, I shoulda got into it years ago...

    have to hit the lhs in 45 to exchange my spare filters then it's play time :rockout: Would be nice if I knew some peeps with similar bashing interests, I need to find some good places to go.

    with the added weight, it doesn't seem to want to flip on it's lid anymore at launch, it's smok'n the tires on the pavement instead. The tires don't get enough traction in the sand to do any killer hill climbs so far, atleast not the hills I've pitted it against :laugh:

    I heard fuel is supposed to drop below $1 CAD per litre again (new oil speculation regulations), kinda makes the 1/5 baja running a HO weed eater motor on pump gas seem even more appealling.
     
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    I would like to join im into rc nitro cars. Ill take pics of it when I get back from quakecon in a week!
     
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    similar to the HPI rs4 drive system?

    damn nitro went up $5 at the LHS $34.95/gallon for 20/12

    i got mine pretty much back together but i gotta head over to the shop today so the rest will have to wait.......

    a shame you're on the westcoast and i'm central i'd bash with ya skitzo :rockout: like i said a few (10-15) of us get together every wednesday at a local park so that's cool also there is a bash/swap meet happening in barrie, Ont this weekend, i'm gonna try and hit that......

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    that'd be cool, maybe someday in the future :rockout: It's only a few days drive :)

    I'm pissed now, I hit the lhs to exchange my filters, no receipt and the guy that sold me them wasn't work'n. Buddy said not sure what ya need, there are a few options and I'll need the reciept. Fuck what a joke, I know people spend alot of money in those shops, but I want service for my $. I've spent over $1000 there in the last month and have been in many many times. I've told them I don't know shit about this stuff soI'll be taking thier word on things. I talked to the owner yesterday and he knew what I had and what I should have received, told me no prob bring them in (even though I opened them) and we'll give you the right ones. I was gonna get 6 spares and he's not giving a refund so wtf?

    I know I prolly should have brought the orig filter in but these guys are supposed to be experts and mostly I'm pissed cause I lent the car out for the afternoon and may have to wait till tommorow to go back. It's getting to the point where I'm about ready to purchase everything at once with a few spares of each; going to the lhs every day or two is getting stupid...

    sorry for the rant, I'm feeling better now...

    Edit: the lhs has made good on the filters, left with 6 spares for not much more than the two cost the first time :rockout: I still think they are the wrong ones though :laugh: The way I see it; if I kill the motor with poor filtration, there will be a discounted motor upgrade :)
     
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    sorry bout the dp, thought I meant to hit edit no quote :laugh:

    maybe he didn't recognize me, I shaved my head this morning and got rid of most of the beard lol. It's been too damn hot for hair :rockout:
     
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    found a decent size track this weekend, it's new and just opening; it's not completely finished yet :)

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    he's put'n together a rock pit for crawling too...

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    I didn't beak any parts this weekend :rockout:, but I did manage to lose some screws :laugh: Got my first taste of air time ... will have to work up too the ramp lol.
     
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    intel igent, you got any nice scars to show off yet :)
    does the motor still run? shit man, good thing you didn't go used :)
    take a couple pics of the park yo run at, I'm curious...

    the next thing I need to add is a throttle return spring; that way if I start it without turning the reciever on again, it won't be so dam hard to catch :laugh:
     
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    nice track you guy's got there skitzo! :rockout: much better than what i've come across so far :eek: we just use a *small* BMX track at a local park, meh it work's :eek:

    no scar's of late (nothing worth sharing anyway), replaced my frt arm's with RPM's (full RPM f/r) and added the traxxas swaybar kit f/r. handling is noticeably better, just need better tire's now as the stock talon's balloon like CRAZY! :shadedshu

    today i went ahead and ordered the picco maxx .26 JL red dot engine, OFNA engine mount, TRX 7075 "tubes", and a centre differential kit and rear brake kit. it should all be here in a week or two :D

    in the meantime i'm on the lookout for some better tire's and maybe rim's? whadda ya think about beadlock's? :laugh:

    spent the afternoon yesterday jumping off of an integra hood (that was two radial tire's high) at my buddy's shop, starting to get the hang of flying :laugh:

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    beadlocks are the shit :rockout:
    your gonna have more than enough power to spin the tires on the rims. Didn't you break the glue bond on the stock tires?
    Do they come in plastic or just aluminum? You might have to modify your suspension for the extra weight if you get alum, but that could work out to higher speeds while cornering so ...

    I was looking at aluminum rims with beadlocks, very nice. Gonna have to wait for a power plant upgrade though.
     
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    I wanna join the R/C Club :)


    First Pic is my Supercub, Blade CX2 Chopper, Traxxas Rustler VXL + Maxamps 5000mah 11.1v 3s lipo setup, and my Losi Micro-T which has also had its lipo and BB Motor conversion.

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    i've reglued the stock tire's 3 time's already! :laugh: high speed + talon's don't mix at all :shadedshu

    not really shure about the option's for beadlock's but RPM knuckle's are in my future anyway so.......

    i'm also looking at proline 40 serie's wheel's.....

    i'll get some pix up l8r goin' for din-din right now.

    don't think i'm heading out to the park tonight as i'd like to take care of some other stuff, but who know's...... i'm like the wind :laugh:

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    edit : added pix for ya skitzo
     

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    Inteli gent, nice machine :), so would you say it's standing up well to the abuse you are throwing at it? Looks like it isn't doing too badly.
    This where mine is at ... needs a bath.

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    looking at the bumpers in the 2nd two pics seems to show some twisting action going on. I'm hoping it's the bumpers cause the rear one has been landing the jumps for me quite well :). The right rear wheel almost lost it's wheel nut.
    The trac visit was a little hard on it :rockout:

    @ Phsycoholic, nice collection. How's the cub?
    I was gonna get one last summer but decided to try the skyfly first. Those cubs look great on floats.
     
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    thnx for the kind words :respect:

    lookin good skitzo! i like to see her all dirty like that!

    flog that sucker :rockout: the bumpers twist you should see mine from the top :laugh:

    to answer your question considering how i drive it and the abuse i subject it to i would say it is a GREAT machine and would definately reccomend it to anyone :rockout:

    here's a tip or two for ya skitzo (or anyone) : to strengthen/straighten your plastic parts boil em for a few minutes ;) simple green dilluted with water 70/30 and a tooth brush do wonders! then hit it with the air compressor :pimp: just don't forget to remove the electrics ;)


    nice collection psychoholic! how's the rustler?
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