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Old 04-13-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default Project E Firestorm complete!

Got my new race truck set for its first day of summer racing. I thought I was going to run it more stock but figured that wasn't my style. So I went ahead and made a couple little changes to it from what I had been told were weak points from people. And I had a couple parts made just to look cool.
The ball studs were the only weak point I have heard of to date. thats a good thing so far, but its still fairly new to the market. And I switched over to Deans plugs so all you electric guys can lay off me about the crappy Tamiya plugs.

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Spektrum receiver
Custom carbon fiber battery, servo and bulkhead braces from Platinum RC Products
Lunsford titanium ball studs
RPM Punisher ball cups
Blue Bird 631MG servo
Robinson Racing 18 tooth pinion gear
T-Bone RC front and rear bumpers
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I will just start racing her from here and see what happens. I have a few spare parts ordered just in case. Here is some fresh pics with my newly acquired BH stickers...... Enjoy!









And I wanted to try and answer all those little kids questions they ask before they get a chance to ask them. You know the questions......

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Old 04-14-2008, 12:16 AM   #2
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Love! That sticker!
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yeah me to love the stick and you got a nice looknig truck
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Thanks guys! Im hoping it looks as good with me driving it. Im realy hurting for some new rear tires too. The rubber is a little hard on these.
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T-Bone RC front and rear bumpers
How are these bumpers working out for you and which material did you choose for the bumpers? Delrin (Acetal) or Nylon? Any war stories yet?

I think that rear bumper in particular is a good idea to provide additional protection for the motor, especially an expensive brushless motor! At the races this weekend my friend landed tail end first and burned up a spur and damaged the case on his Castle brushless motor. We got things back together but he did it again right as we were finishing up for the day! Haven't actually checked yet to see what the damage is but somethings broke. I've been more careful lately as I've also burned up a spur landing on the motor, but sometimes I can't catch it soon enough or I'll overcompensate and go into a forward tumble.

If the Nylon provides adequate protection we'll probably get that for our trucks since the T-Bone site says the Nylon will not break...I'm concerned these tail end landings might be a sharp enough impact to break the Delrin which offers more protection (that is right up until it snaps off!).
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Bumper looks similar to material that we ran for touring car "wings" that would protect the rear hubs on impacts. BRP made some nice ones

For your battery hold down, did those thumb screws come factory?
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You will probly want to get a set of cvds for the truck. They help the truck to stay more level which will give you more on power steering. There are a few other things you can do as well.
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Bumper looks similar to material that we ran for touring car "wings" that would protect the rear hubs on impacts. BRP made some nice ones

For your battery hold down, did those thumb screws come factory?
yeah they're factory i think.

i might get one of these to replace my completely unreliable nitro firestorm...
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