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  1. Psychoholic

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    Thanks Gents!

    @inteli: I Love the rustler vxl, quiet, fast, and i dont have to buy fuel :) I used to have a Jato 3.3, it was pretty quick, but with the lipo setup, the rustler is faster, clocked at 68 so far.

    @skitzo: I have had the supercub for what seems like forever now, about 2 years. Its really easy to fly, and easy to land. actually took a camera up for about 5 mins one time, that was kinda tough :) My next plane will definately have ailerons. BTW, nice TMAXX.. give it a bath!

    in flight Video from supercub. Sorry for the sideways video.
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    lipo w brushless is giving CRAZY performance ATM!

    there is just something about nitro that electric does not do for me :eek:

    cool flight vid man!

    skitzo suggested to me earlier that either of us should try to mount a cam inside of our truck's while bashing but..........
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    I have a traxxas rustler....I think thats the name lol. Used it for like a total of 5 hours, had issues with the ESC, and haven't touched it in many many years :(
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    why did'nt ya pick up an ESC?
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    Ahh kind of got bored, you want to buy it? :p It's electric, which I'd prefer to use because of the sound. I live in a very quiet neighborhood, and would hate to bring the noise upon everyone ;)
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    no but thnx for the offer

    i got untill 11pm to make all the noise i want, thnk you very much :D
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    LoL whats a good place to buy parts? A link would be great, as many of the hobbie stores sites are decently confusing :D
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    Ahh thanks :) How much do you think I could get for selling my rustler? Has a $40 charger and 2 extra batteries ;)
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    Yeah, they are crazy.. I Used to be the same way as you, i had to have a nitro and now i dont think i could ever go back after using the lipo+brushless setup.

    Theres just something i like about having 100% Power all of the time, not having to be in the rpm range, etc..

    if i had a camera i wouldnt mind losing i would mount it to my truck .. :)


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    electric is too easy for me, it's just plug + play. i like to tinker :D

    with the right setup they are faster though.....
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    Hey Intel igent, are your revo electronics water proof?
    It's been raining pretty good the last few days but I still wanna take it out. My skid plates should be in and I picked up some loctite so all I really need to do is some water proofing. I have some rubber cement kicking around so I'll give that a go, just gotta figure out something for the switch. :rockout:
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    no i have the stock un-modded servo's still :( the servo's from the REVO platinum (blue 2055's IIRC) are water proof and can be had for fairly cheap either from your LHS (ordered through traxxas) or on the used market.

    i've gotten my stuff pretty wet and i have'nt had any issues as of yet......

    you could alway's waterproof the electric's yourself by placing them in balloon's and sealing the end's with silicone. you can do this for the servo's and the receiver.

    just place the servo in the balloon nice and taught leaving the wire out of course, use a zip tie to close the end and hold it tight against the wire, use silicone here to enshure no water enter's, then use a pin to poke a hole where the stubb gear is so you can place the servo horn back on, trim away any excess balloon and voila! waterproof electric's :rockout:

    i'll be going one step further though with mine, i'll be opening them and packing them (not too much) with wheel bearing grease as well, should help to enshure no water enter's throught he stubb gear ;)

    i'm also looking at building a snorkel for my air filter! can you say river ridin' :rockout:

    YHPM skitzo

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    I've been looking at ace digital titanium servo's for my sterring. With the aluminum linkage and the servo saver there is too much slop in the steering. I can eliminate most of it by removing the servo saver but that could trash my new servo. It'll get moved to the speed control and a titanium gear servo will go in for the steering.

    I figured out why I'm plugging air filters so fast, too much wheel spin in the corners is letting the front wheels kick dirt up under the lid. Inner fenders on the front would be a great help, cutting the windows out should compensate for any lost cooling action.
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    servo saver is alway's a good idea, you may be able to take up the slack by adjusting the servo end point's and the steering linkage :confused:

    i'm looking at the ace model #1015 for steering and a jrz9100s for throttle/brake

    hole's in the body are alway's good ;)

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    the servo is good, the slop is in the new alum steering linkage and in the servo saver. Plus it's ugly and sticks out the bottom just waiting to take a hit. The 1015 is what I'm looking at too :) It'll be plenty strong without the servo saver. Just don't hit anything with one tire at high speeds :D, you know like lamp posts :rockout:

    a piece of lexan packaging should do nicely for a flap on the chassi to keep dirt out at the front wheels.


    looks funny all clean and shiny ;)
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    or kid's on BMX bike's :laugh::laugh:


    should work good, save your trimming's from a new lid or?


    been bashin' on tarmac and grass all week that's why ;) plus i did'nt make it out to the group bash on wed so........

    when it's like that i just hit with the air compressor/paint brush and she come's out all nice lookin' :rockout:

    have you tried adj any of the linkage/servo end point's? mine is adjustable on my truck :confused:
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    the servo is tight, there is a little slop in the servo saver that I can't do much about. The steering linkage is new and it used the original bolts. The slop is in the pins that the linkage is attached with so I'm gonna have to add a sleeve or use a regular bolt with a teflon bushing or something. if I can tighten up the linkage then I'll leave the saver alone. If not, the saver has to go because at high speeds it's all over the place.
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    sound's like you have to get it all set up right (servo/linkage/alignment) PM me if you want/need help to do this.....

    my wheel's look like this from the top (exaggerated): f \ / and r / \ i did this using the toe adjustment via the turnbuckle

    i also run them with some (IIRC) neg camber, they look like this straight on (exaggerated): / \ i did this using the adjustment's given by the pivot ball's in the axle carrier's

    i did all these adjustment's AFTER i set-up the servo.

    i run 0 trim on the Tx and she track's straight, only problem is the tire's constantly ballooning and peeling off of the rim :roll:

    another site i came across, might be helpfull for some.....

    http://www.misbehavin-rc.com/

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    I've had it apart and set it up several times already. The slop is definatly in the linkage and servo saver. Upside down I can wiggle the tires and everything cept the servo moves. If I hold the linkage to the saver, there is slop in the linkage too. The sevro saver may just need to be replaced, but the linkage is after market and anodizing can cause differences in final specs. Just need to fill in some gaps with bushings to eliminate the slop. I have some minor toe in on both front tires and it helped (rear is true).

    So you run toe out on the front and toe in on the back, doesn't that mess with traction in cornering? I'm thinking the back end should kick out nicely anywys :)

    The lexan for the "mud flap" I was tallking about, I'm pretty sure all the blister packs you buy pc hardware in is the same stuff ... I have a bunch kicking around so I'll try a piece of that :)
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    gotta tear down the motor now, finally figured out why it's not idling well; needs a head gasket... should resealed it first thing..
    I plugged the exhaust and I had fuel squirting out 2/3 the way around the head. Guess I'll see what's been damaged inside...
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    new motor, a picco JL red dot .26 and a center differential + rear brake kit :rockout:

    skitzo how you doin' over there man?

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    meh, something came up and it's gonna be a few days before I can pick up the picco :(
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    you are a good friend skitzo :respect::respect:
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