Here I am to share my latest projects: a 1/7 scale drifter and a 1/7 track-attack-beauty!
Both started as stripped-down XO-1 rollers (no body, electronics, wheels) that I bought new from ebay.
It took a while to get them ready because everything R/C is hard to get here in Brazil (taxes, customs clearance, delivery service, etc).
Most of the electronics and radio parts I already had as spares that I kept for my off-road rides and so I made better use of them by throwing into these evil twins.
First there is the XO-1D, mainly designed to be a drifter to play around the track where I use to race:
- pre-painted and trimmed Corvette body from KillerBody;
- drift tires and wheels (they come premounted) from the Exceed 1/8 MadDrift;
- Hobbywing SCT Pro ESC + SpeedPassion Cirtix slotless 2500kV motor;
- Sanwa HVS-ZS servo;
- Sanwa RX461 receiver paired to my Sanwa MT4 "blue carbon" (water transfer printing);
- Turnigy LED system;
In order to achieve a better off-set for the drift set of wheels I had to use Integy hex adapters for the Slash line of vehicles (+18mm in the rear and +12mm in the front).
I used 30k oil for the rear diff, but maybe a diff putty would be better at locking the diff, but I went for the thickest oil I had at hand.
Also switched the springs for a stiffer set (Integy 25lb rears and 22lb at the front end).
I am using 4s batteries (2 x 2s 5000mAh Zippys), and here are some pics:
Then there is the XO-1T (track version), for which I used:
- prepainted and trimmed KillerBody Alfa-Romeo 8C body;
- Hobbywing M6C combo (Xerun 150A ESC + 4274SD 1800kV motor);
- Acer DS1313 servo;
- Sanwa RX442FS receiver paired with my "regular" MT4;
- Yeah Racing LED light kit;
- front and rear stabilizer bars;
- stiffer spring set (Traxxas 3.5 rate/green on the rear end and 2.9 rate/white up front);
I have also installed a Hobbywing G3 gyro (originally intended for helis) to check if it is any help in coping with the torque-steer.
In this case I am using 6s batteries (2 x 3s Nanotechs), with stock tires and wheels (in the future I plan to experiment with Sweep's GT tire line).
In my opinion this car is a looker, specially for me as a fan of Alfa-Romeo's spectacular 8C Competizione design. It looks just like the real thing from some angles:
I have also made two videos, so you can check them out in motion:
In the track version I have set a 50% EPA for the throttle, in order to avoid ruining such a beautiful body in these first runs:
Hope you enjoy, and I welcome any suggestions and constructive criticism!