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  1. #41
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    Finally some progress!
    I havent even really been looking at this as I have been extremely busy at work two 93hr weeks in a row! And half of that is night shift so yeah! And this GFR dual servo tray has taken a bit of sorting out but im there now!



    Im happy with how it all looks now! I was going to run the factory throttle/brake servo but wasnt sure how it would go with the lipo driving it so i thought bugger it and just put the other Savox i had sitting there in!


    Jeez the steering has some grunt now! Might have to suss out an HD servo saver spring! When i bought the tray i didnt realise it came with the receiver box! Managed to fit the RX and the Killswitch in there quite nicely!
    It is a superb product and really recommend it! As with most of the parts i have bought for this!
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    Well things are going forward again on this. My motor and ESC are now in perth ill pick them up when im there next week. I also have on order a Penta body, fenderless so i can fit the following, 4x Hostile MX knobbly rears and dual stage hard foams, 4x Bowties pre mounted on desperados rears, i have a funny feeling tires are not going to last long running 15s 12kw motor in this!! I also ordered the team chase quick couplers as i seem to chew up a CV boot every time i take it out, a rock gets caught in it and shreads it and then the coupler is all full of crud! At least the ali shroud will help with this. A set of Area RC ali arms are also on there way. I had always thought ali arms on an RC vehicle was a dumb idea but have heard nothing but good things and it seems to be the only way to stop the dreaded arm droop!
    I think to make things easy on myself im just going to paint the body black! Or maybe gun metal grey. I wish i had the patience to mask up a couple lines so i could do gun metal grey with a couple black stripes but the shapes in the body look like it will make it very difficult! And i dont want to do a half a$%#d job. One colour with a few select stickers in the right place will look good i think!
    Oh and i also got a Vertigo CD locker on the way. Anyone have an opinion on whether this is a good idea or not? The reason i thought it might have been is because the huge power and torque of the brushless setup might just over power the CD and cook the fluid, driveshafts and bearings?? I am running 100k diff oil in it but im still not sure whether it will hold up. Has anyone run a locker in there Losi and can they advise me on how it affected the handling??
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    Nice buy!

    Ive glt a penta on the way as a few other goodies, ill be interested to see what breaks lmao

    Looks like your build will be well and truly run in by the time i get done

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    I have phat dad out drives and FLM axles all round and plenty of spare diffs and center drive shafts! It will be interesting to see how it goes. Others reportvery good durability. I should probably pull it down and get the ali diff housings put in ready for the motor to just drop in and go when i get back! I might do that tomorrow actually! Big tear down and clean up. Though i have to get rid of that other one off my bench so i have some room! Someone buy it!! What diff oils are you planning on running?
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    Well a bit of progress. New bearings all round, new Ali diff cups front and rear 30k in the back and 45k in the front with 100k in the centre. Flm axles all round now, irp links, area RC arms, new shock wears. A couple sets of tyres ready to be shredded, and a penta body ready to be painted black. If I can get some paint and some time off work we should be away

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    how'd ya go with the cd locker? I've been reading your thread and your trucks coming along very nicely, good job. I run an RC monster CD locker on 8s and it's held up well, I love the way it handles but I wouldn't know the difference in handling using gears and fluid as I put the locker in when doing the conversion.
    Go hard for fun!!

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    I have decided I'm not that keen on running the locker! I'm worried its going to put too much load on the axles etc. I'm gonna try it with 100k oil in it for a while first. I have a set of 8s battery's here to try and I also have two sets of 12s on the way and one set of 15s I'm really looking forward to seeing how it goes! I'm very very close to running it I just need to sort out some decent hold down straps for the battery's! I was very unimpressed with the ones that came with the kit.

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    That looks awesome, looking forward to seeing how it drives

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    Aww yeeeh! those things look awesome...please please post vids lol.

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    Haha ill try mate I'm not sure how ill drive and get video as well it's not that easy to do on something this quick haha.
    Can anyone tell me how you set up the mechanical braking servo and not have it interfere with the electric reverse? I'm running a dx3s and not sure how to go about it.
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    Turn the esc brake off completely. It'll help with temps


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r4i20_fwOc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKkDl...ature=youtu.be

    Here is a couple short videos. It does not do it justice at all! Im very very happy with how it goes! Yeah i need to get a dam servo reverser now! Im gonna run with esc brakes for now! Full throttle up and down the road and it wasnt too hot! Ill just run it like this till i get it sorted! It should run cooler putting more volts through it too as i wont be as full on on the throttle!
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    Well today has been a fun day! I only worked half a day so i came home put the batterys on to balance. Pulled the GFR servo tray off and mucked around, made up a Y harness and hooked up the mechanical brakes. Turns out i can have mechanical brakes and reverse! I just set the brakes up so they have a fair bit of play in the arms before it starts pulling the discs on. So i can slam the brakes on to stop but then to reverse i just apply a small amount of reverse throttle and it backs up without applying the brakes. While i had it all in bits i also fitted up the spectrum temp sensor to the motor and rx. Hit 130f thrashing it but more on that soon.
    I also hooked the ESC up to my laptop and had another play and actually got the transmitter endpoints stored which is something i couldnt do yesterday. I just had to set them each time i turned it on which was not a big deal but its much easier now! While i had it hooked up, i looked into the LVC and found that to be on a less than ideal setting. It was set to turn off at 78% of original battery voltage which i dont think was a good idea at all so i set it for lipo and had to program in that i was running on 8s and this time LVC kicked in at 3.7v per cell which is a bit high but its safe so ill run with that! Only draw back with this is that ill have to hook it up to the lap top and change it every time i wanna run different volt batterys but in saying that its only a two minute job so not a big deal!
    I then re fitted the tray and all the rest of it and tore the diff out. Pulled it to bits and considering it was maybe only 30min of run time old the fluid was in a sad state! I fitted up the monster locker and got it all put back together and took it out on the street for a play.
    WOW!! The acceleration is alot more brutal now! I didnt even punch it once of the line you just roll the throttle on quite quickly and HOLY ****!! And its loose! If you get aggressive with the steering you can drift the thing from side to side all the way up the road! Im very impressed with how it handles and how controllable it is. I was worried it was gonna end up like my Savage flux and just be a pig of a thing to drive! It may well be a different story on 15s! It would be a huge amount of fun on an on road track. An on road truck would be awesome! Can anyone say 1/5th drift ute? The brakes worked extremely well(full noise four wheel lock ups) and so did reverse so im rapped with that outcome. It feels good to be able to slow it down quite quickly now too. I may have to do the dual disc conversion as the discs wore down alot from that one run! Not nearly as much as the tires though! Only three runs with the brushless setup on virtually new tires and they have less than 2mm of tread!
    All up run time was probably about 10 minutes which is short but considering i was just hammering it full throttle up the street turn around and full throttle sideways switching back down the street i think its not too bad, on a track where throttle control is require im sure that run time would be doubled. And like i said previously motor temps got up to 130f which considering it was 40c outside already i dont think that is too bad at all but i will be getting a cooling fan unit for it. I cant find anyone in Aus that sells them though! the castle one fits on nicely i tried one on it at Gregs but i couldnt twist his arm into selling me it haha!
    All in all im very very happy with the MGM Lehner Combo and would recommend it to anyone! Nice and easy to get setup and a huge amount of fun to use!
    Simon

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    Wow, just WOW!.........That thing is now a complete ANIMAL!
    Man oh man I want a brushless one now, I mean, I wanted a normal one but jeeeeez that is tooooo awesome man.
    Ya gotta get someone to film some offroad runs, that thing absolutely kicks arse.....Wow.

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    Awesome man good work and congrats to successful maiden runs its a good feeling hey,
    Plus the 5ive t's handle soo good hey sometimes I wish I kept mine
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    Yep i am absolutely rapped. I could not be happier! If i had a Girlfriend she would be jealous! I love it haha. I just got back from another good bash round the street! Got up to 131f which is 55c which i think is alright. Any opinions on that will be appreciated.
    This thing with this much power is made for the roads! At the end of my street there is quite a big culdesack with a traffic island in the middle of it and you can drift all the way round it and power slide off up the road! It is such an awesome buzz driving this thing. The locker has made a big difference as has the mechanical brakes! I wanna put a locker in the back now too haha. Maybe ill pull it to bits again this weekend and fill the rear diff up with 100k fluid that should make it slide even better! Will probably be asking for trouble though once i bump the power up to 12 or 15s. The way it goes now i honestly cannot even comprehend how its going to go on 15s it is going to be FARKEEN RIDICULOUS!
    I need to get a mate that is good on the camera and get him to come and take some decent videos of it, not just straight up and down the street. Some nice corners on some smooth and slippery asphalt would be perfect! I may have to go for a drive tomorrow.
    I also got a bit keen and got my savage fixed up it was actually only a broken tie rod so got that sussed out and too that for a thrash and jeez i forgot how well that goes as well! Ill have to get someone that knows how to steer an RC and have a race between the two! Up to 60kmh i would say it would be fairly even but then the losi would pull away! Its bloody nuts on the road! Especially with the big soft standard tires on it it just rolls round all over the place compared to the losi which skates round all over the place! I went to take it for a quick bash on some gravel but the roost was filling it up too quick and ripped a CV bood almost straight away so i have decided to give that up till i get my penta body on.
    Im just waiting for paint to get here and i can get that sprayed and it will be going on! Then waiting for some wheel nuts to fit my Craft werks wideners on and ill be able to put the 5B rears all round! I think in the dirt with the Hostile MX knobblies on all 4 corners it is gonna be a **** throwing machine! Round a softish dirt track it would go very well i think! Maybe get some road going tires for it as well seen as it seems to be so much fun on the road. I wonder what tires will be good and be able to stand up to the centrifugal forces and provide the right amount of grip and slip for the road.

    Heres a pic of my savage! It doesnt really look like one but there is one hidden under there.


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    [quote author=simonj link=topic=1333.msg1#msg1 date=1361351829]
    Well I got some goodies in the mail finally, so I set about prepping and painting the body. I have never done an RC body before and I don't have the patience for fancy masking etc so it is all black with a couple stickers here and there. It took me two hours all up start to finish and I used 4 cans of tamiya black. I have only got the bow ties on at the moment as I haven't bought some contact adhesive to mount up the knobblies and zero growth foams, the bow ties will not even get run as is cos the tires are not glued to the foams and they are quite flexy so they would baloon ridiculously. I like the black on black, what do you reckon not too dark?
    I wasn't too sure about the shorter 5B tires but I reckon it pulls them off.








    And this showed up today too



    Battery is charged and shift servo end points set all ready for a play when I get home from night shift in the morning! I can't wait it's a seriously cool little truck. It's the first 1/10 model (except the summit but that's not really 1/10 it's bigger than most 1/8) I have ever owned and jeez it's small and fiddly to work on.
    Simon

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    this truck is fantastic its a head turner.only one problem i found with it the hardware especially the hardware that are using nylock nuts.this truck is fast despite its size.i highly recommend to buy this truck.

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