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Old 01-24-2013, 08:04 PM
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just purchased one from a main hobbies and this thing is awesome.. i just started building the kit and am in awe how cool it is.. iam a racer at heart but this is way too cool.. i love the all aluminum parts, it really is a true to life rig..
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And you haven't even ran it yet...Just wait...
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nope havent even run it yet and i know it will be awesome this thing is a tank too. i like how heavy it is, seems like it will stay planted on the ground..my son and i assembled the frame and installed the diff and tranny last night, today i think it will be completed except for paint and electronics installed..
paint scheme is going to be army green..
im going to run a tekin fxr and 35t brushed motor,got a savox steering servo and a mks servo for changing tranny speed.. i'm wanting to add lights to it, that shouldnt be to hard.. that is about the only mod i'm going to do on this rig..want it to be as scale as possible..and stock as possible too..
i have 40 acres to run this thing on and i cant wait, granite outcroppings, mud trails and a creek too..
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nope havent even run it yet and i know it will be awesome this thing is a tank too. i like how heavy it is, seems like it will stay planted on the ground..my son and i assembled the frame and installed the diff and tranny last night, today i think it will be completed except for paint and electronics installed..
paint scheme is going to be army green..
im going to run a tekin fxr and 35t brushed motor,got a savox steering servo and a mks servo for changing tranny speed.. i'm wanting to add lights to it, that shouldnt be to hard.. that is about the only mod i'm going to do on this rig..want it to be as scale as possible..and stock as possible too..
i have 40 acres to run this thing on and i cant wait, granite outcroppings, mud trails and a creek too..
sound great, dont skimp us on the pics! lol
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check out rccrawler.com , tons and tons of info on this truck and scalers/crawlers in general..you'll be hooked first time you drive it..i don't hardly touch my race rigs after getting into scalers..our group goes out about every other weekend..they r alot of fun..
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Ill get some pics up after the build.... Installed the driveshafts this morning, not liking how they connect to the axle and diff really it's more on the axle side I don't like, one small set screw seems like a week spot to me, gonna get lots of torque on that screw, why doesn't it go all the way through like on the diff side of the drive shaft.. Is there a after market setup for that and the drive shaft is plastic too..
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This is the next kit on my wish list. I've only had on-road nitro RCs and now just got fascinated by scale crawlers. I've built many plastic scale models as a kid (maybe 25 in total, some haven't even been completed, just sitting in a box somewhere ) so it's only fitting that I get into it in R/C mode. I look forward to your updates
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iif your going to build a scaler then i suggest this one Rc4wd has really done agreat job with this trailfinder2.. great scale looks..pics to come soon..
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depending on how your fab skills are once your done with the tf2 build a trailer for it to haul your racer on
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Not too much of a fabricator, and to by a trailer like that is like 200 bucks..
I think I'll just roll my scaler around without for now..
Finally out in the desert for the scale scenery, photoshoot today.. Body isn't painted and just partially put together enough to do some offroading.. Waiting for the Toyota blue paint to arrive via UPS...
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Here it is on its first run body is unfinished but the truck goes so had to bring it too the desert on this trip..
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Here it is even closer to whatever done maybe..
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Here it is even closer to whatever done maybe..
Ah, Australian I see !
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Ah, Australian I see !
Now that is funny!
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i have 40 acres to run this thing on and i cant wait, granite outcroppings, mud trails and a creek too..
40 acres ... you need to let your mind go, here is some inspiration https://www.youtube.com/user/Headquake137
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