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Old 03-01-2010, 06:31 PM
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Spiro -
I don't use the VE chassis or parts. The only VE part I used is the motor mount. I kept the nitro servo mount and the battery tray sits behind the servo. I get all my Kyosho parts from my LHS. They either stock or can order anything I want. You can give them a call to see if they can get that for you...their contact info is in my signature.
I'll take a pic of the bottom of my D8 chassis. But, there are a lot of holes and partially drilled holes (not all the way through the chassis) there that I don't use because I changed the design I wanted a couple of times.

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Sounds like a nice light setup. However, the Novak 6.5 motor is 3400kV which is WAY too high to run on 6s. Nominally, it should be run on 3s. Even on 4s, it is spinning really fast and will be consuming a lot of current. On 6s, you want something 1600kV and below.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:56 PM
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5lbs is super light. do you race this thing?
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:24 PM
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Nah, its fine. With truggy gearing & a 50 tooth spur you can get the gear ratio down to 24:1. Plus it puts less stress on the center line drive parts.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:14 PM
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I've practiced at the track, but since I just started to run it after converting it to 1/8-scale, I haven't raced it yet. But during practice, my DBX8e was keeping up with the nitro buggies just fine and I was driving kind of slow trying to learn the buggy. It keeps pace on the straights...not faster, but not slower than the nitros. On the corners, I seemed more agile...either that or the other guys there were really bad drivers, but I don't think so. I'm a pretty bad driver as is, and I could keep up ok.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:07 AM
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It would be pretty funny to pit my Z-car next your your light weight. Mine has porked up to nearly 8.5 pounds now with the Neu 1512 motor in it.

Do you ever get down to OCRC? I am hoping to duck in there tomorrow during my down time. Like 2 to 4 PM. I know that is not too close to you, but probably a lot closer than HOt Rod where I normally run up here. I am stuck working down there and hoping to run a few laps and maybe run into some fellow RC Tech people.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:39 AM
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No haven't gone to OCRC yet. I'd like to check it out but its a ways for me considering traffic. If there were no traffic I wouldn't mind. I normally go to Rev or Pegasus. I've checked out WCRC but haven't driven there yet.
How much did your buggy weigh before with the Medusa? There are people with 1512 motors that weigh 7lbs so you have a lot of room. My primary reason for liking the lightweight is the ability to use 1/10-scale electronics as they seem more reliable and are considerably lower cost. Let me know of you ever go to Rev.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:50 PM
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Here's some updated pics of my DBX8e. Got a new body as I broke the stock one that was modified to fit the longer chassis. I updated the layout to make it flatter (lower CG) from the last pics. I also had to replace the ring gear in the front diff as I broke 2 teeth off. I found out today that it looks like my rear diff bearing is gone as the drive cup is wobbly.

Anyways, here's new pics...and one of the bottom of the D8 chassis to show Spiro what holes I drilled.





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Old 03-08-2010, 04:23 PM
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you should get some chassis dirt guards.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:43 PM
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Fantastic! Thanks for the pics. +1 on the side guards. It will also help protect your car on side impacts. Not that you would ever get T-boned in this hobby. Though in the quest for light weight, nothing is lighter than nothing!

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Old 03-10-2010, 09:12 AM
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Yeah I want to get some side guards. I don't think they'll add that much wEight.
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JSR you should try a Ve8 body, the D8 chassis as long as the body mounts are the same measurements as a D8 it will work like a charm. And look good. Iam sre at Rev there are guys with them there and maybe 1 of them will let you see if it will go.
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im chewing through my spurs...at $8 each, gets exp...did u find any steel ones?
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i guess the reason everyone has found out that the dbx and dbxve does not last if u run 3s, the power tears the diff gears apart and outdrives. I stopped running mine after i bent 12 drive shafts and wore ALOT of outdrives out. In the end you should just buy a normal 1/8th and run it, its alot less costly and same enjoyment but thats up to you just from my experience since ive owned the dbx and dbx ve
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