I mounted up the new battery trays but not the ESC clamp as I forgot that I didn't have a M3 tap at work.
I put some 300k diff oil in the center....helped a bit with the ballooning. Now it wheelies most of the way to its top speed which is geared for 80 kmh not including the tyre expansion.
The handling is [email protected]
I now understand why it has the stars and stripes paint scheme.......
Great in a straight line but jebus......don't turn.
I have never driven something that pushes the front so much. You can only really turn on a trailing throttle. No hard braking and turning. It just tucks the front and rolls. Try turning under acceleration and my jeep use a smaller turning circle.
Saying that, it is still running stock standard tyres and shocks/springs.
The next mods should help that.
Took it for a quick spin this afternoon...
Wow......it does turn.
What are the best tires for pine hills? Badlands, bowties or trenchers?
I think I might even have a set of moab's around here somewhere.
I like the look of the Badlands tread.......but aren't they a bit narrow for a MT?
I think they are about 15mm narrower than the 40 series bowties and to me they look more like a truggy setup.
The Trenchers are massive.....they have about the same rolling diameter as the original
tyres on the MGT but are 25mm wider
I am trying to find a tyre set that has the tread patern like the Badlands but with the width and sidewall stability closer to the bowties..... oh and yeah, I like the 40 series Wabash rims for style unless you can get Desparados in 40 series or 3.8" but with 23mm hex
Had a little play this afternoon at the Petrie jumps and got a bit muddy.
Found out the battery trays I have used are not up to the task.
I managed to break both off. The thread ferrules snapped off the tray body.
This dislodged one of the trays an fed the leads into the pinion/spur gears.
Might need to fix that......
Time to try and modify the vorza trays to fit.
Batteries have been great so far. I have had about 20 cycles through each.
I will have a better look at it in the morning, I think I can save it.....needed new plugs on it anyway.
Also managed to blow a tire off the rim as well. All in all not a great outing.
They were just a heap generic type one...GV I think.
I should have known better...they are held on with selftappers and the riser posts just broke off after a fairly big stack.
I need to have a closer look at the vorza ones I have as they are seriously chunky strong but I maight not have the room to fit them.
Option B is to machine the bottom of the generic ones flat and use larger threads that go through the case with nuts and washers on them.
I have been a little distracted the last few days with a new toy. Picked up an 18R with Exotek chassis and a castle cm26 motor and dirt hawgs and am transforming it into a 18T with a 35amp ESC .
I did get to have a quick look at the MGTe and it seems that I have I managed to also break the wheelie bar.......bugger.
I was originally worried about the strength of the factory shell but so far it is holding up [email protected]@dy well. I have had it land upsidedown from a fair height with no cracks at all.
Well....it's been a while since the last update.........damn work!!
So what do we have?
GPM shock towers.
Shorter wheelie bar.
Mounted a single vorza battery tray(solid as)
I have had to go with a single tray for now as they are a bit too bulky to go down each side.
Because of that the ESC had to also move.
I think the next step is to custom make a pair of trays from delrin to fit.
Then I can bump it up to 6S.......
Roll bar is a must.
Put the flag back on....
Just had another thought......
I have a complete spare rolling chassis and I notice that Thunder Tiger has released a Short Course Truck using the same platform as the MGT/S50....
Not sure about the shell but I think it would be cool to make from my bits.
As for a motor........hmmmmmm, I have something different in mind.
Although I do have a spare 1717 sitting around here somewhere
Or if anyone has any thoughts of what would be a good motor to shove in there I am very open to ideas.