Sup guys, it's great to finally be back in the scene and back on the forums (a new forum for me)! Really excited for this! I've been out of the rc scene for quite some time now. Music in high school pretty much took over my life, and I didn't exactly have my own income to support my hobby, so I gave it up. It's funny, despite the size of xmods and mini-z's, I still found myself spending ridiculous amounts of money for those damn things, lol.
I'm in college now, and also fortunately have a means for income. Don't really know what sparked the fire again, but it all seriously happened this month haha. Just decided one night that I was going to finally rebuild this RS4-3 chassis that I had lying around for years. There I found myself ordering a new engine, clutch, and flywheel.
I got a hold of this car from my cousin, whom I traded a new copy of Halo 2 for
(like I said, I've had this thing for YEARS. Halo 2 came out in '04!!) I think he just wanted to get rid of it, and he was going to be sending the game to his son who was overseas at the time. Anyways, got the rs4 and it was in pretty terrible condition. It was third-hand by the time it got to me, and it was clear that my cousin and whoever he got it from didn't know much about maintenance. I know nitro rc is messy, but this thing was out of hand, lol. Took the whole chassis apart and cleaned every single inch of it, and that's pretty much where it ended. I didn't really have the money to buy a new engine and such, and I simply just didn't have the patience to do my homework on nitro rc.
As I said earlier though, the fire just ignited out of nowhere and I've done my homework, haha. I've been reading a lot on this forum and others, and I'm absolutely ready to run this car already! Just waiting on a few more things to come in from the lhs.
My plan was to spend a little at a time until I had all the parts I need to get this baby running again. BUT... I definitely did the opposite and ended up splurging all at once
I've attached some pictures and I'll have more once I have ALL the parts in. Right now I'm just waiting for my lhs to receive an exhaust gasket set and a diff housing set (screws for both diffs are nearly stripped). They have been on backorder for about a week and a half now.
hurry up hpi!
I'm completely baffled by the size of the futaba receiver, lol! As you can see, no more than about 4 inches of antenna sticks out of the radio tray, but from what I've read, Futaba doesn't have much of a problem with range? So I'm assuming it shouldn't be a problem, lol.
Just some of the more major pieces I bought for my rs4
- Futaba 3PL 2.4ghz with 2004GF receiver
- Futaba S3004 servos
- HPI T-15 Engine
- HPI racing clutch
- HPI fiberglass brake disc
- RD Logics tuned pipe
- OFNA micro fail safe
- Sullivan fuel filter
- vxb bearings
k, this essay is done