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Old 12-04-2008, 01:36 PM
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I probably will end up ordering from tamiya... They are always twice as expensive as other places though... And I want to build a CF chassis just because really... You can get CF sheets for $50 or so... Cut my own pieces... Have friends who can cut and drill the metal pieces I would need. I will keep the same layout, length, everything... Possibly even try to keep it bottom loading battery. Basically make my own version of a 3racing chassis for half the price... I think it would be cool. And if all fails... Use it to make small detailing parts or shock towers or something... braces maybe? I just think it would be cool and fun to drive my own chassis
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:57 AM
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I probably will end up ordering from tamiya... They are always twice as expensive as other places though... And I want to build a CF chassis just because really... You can get CF sheets for $50 or so... Cut my own pieces... Have friends who can cut and drill the metal pieces I would need. I will keep the same layout, length, everything... Possibly even try to keep it bottom loading battery. Basically make my own version of a 3racing chassis for half the price... I think it would be cool. And if all fails... Use it to make small detailing parts or shock towers or something... braces maybe? I just think it would be cool and fun to drive my own chassis
I think the custom aspect is probably the best part of your project. You can also select a thicker sheet then what 3Racing uses. The 3Racing chassis isn't too bad, I think it is 3mm thick (or it could be 2.5mm, I can't really tell, since my Vernier is not digital and it is in mils natively and have rough scales for metric).

Just make sure you make enough provisions for bracing. The 3Racing chassis is quite stiff once you put the center compartment for the battery... Good luck, and hope to see some pics during and when you finish the work!
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:27 PM
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I was going to use either the 2mm or 3mm fullforce sheet. I will make it a lot like the 3racing chassis. Like I said, I have friends who can cut and drill the metal parts. Maybe saw at the stock chassis a little bit...
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:30 PM
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I'm sure you already know, but take special caution when working with carbon fiber. The shavings are nasty stuff and will shred up your lungs if you don't have the proper safety equipments...
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:33 PM
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Oh yeh if I do this I will wear a mask, googles, gloves, and do it outside
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:11 PM
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Any ideas how to gear one of these with a VXL motor?
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:40 PM
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VXL motor/esc wont fit. Well the ESC wont. Gear it as high as you can... 26/78... And dont run 3s
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:44 PM
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Yeah I know the esc won't fit, it'll be running of a Hobbywing 60 Amp ESC. You reckon gear it that high? It gets pretty hot here!
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:48 PM
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yeh deff... It should be just fine. Really low KV so it needs a gearing like that. Should do absolutely fine. Drive it a few times and check the temps, then change gearing if you need too. And you will need to take the black piece on the endbell off for it to fit in there...
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:04 PM
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Do you know if anyone has slapped one in a DF-03 before? Keen to read other ppls feedback on it.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:53 PM
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I ran one for a couple of months... ran great but I couldnt gear it low enough... I ran 26/78 and it was still just useless torque... This was on 3s though so it might be better on 6 cell/2s lipo. Ran pretty cool as well. A lot cooler than my 5700 does now... Unfortunately it just wasnt ideal for a track buggy IMO... But I will say its wicked to be going about 50mph and slam the throttle and have the buggy start spinning in place. Its a sick strong motor for a 540. One of the strongest I have driven. other then the crap I have in my revo...
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Cool, well as u probably figured mine will sit in the DF03RA so I figured to gear half way between the TC and 4wd Buggy ratios that Novak recommend which would put it around the 7ish area.

I think I can do 7.2 or something so it should work.

Already put headlights on, could be insane at night!
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:01 PM
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If you plan to run 6cell that should be fine. I run something absurd in my pede... Like a 6.5/1 or something? I have a 30/70 gearing in it on 3s lipo... Beast of a motor
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:41 PM
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Main thing for me is to run cool because I tend to try some crazy things.

I have a 10.5 in my TA-o5 geared at 5.32 and it's never come off over 40-45 celcius so thats the ballpark I'd love this to fall into as well.
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:25 PM
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Well the VXL motor is in, took some doing had to unsolder the wires and get them to come out the back, so I shortened them at the same time, and yes the end cap didn't fit, even had to dremel a bit out of the chassis to get it in there, and drill a hole in the spur cover as the motor shaft is too long for the stock cover.

Fun Fun Fun!

It better bloody work now lol! Using the motor mount screws from a Rustler VXL as they seem less likely to leave dents in the motor plate.
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