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Old 02-25-2005, 10:43 PM   #256
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Does anyone else find it strange that with the major success of the micro market whey companies are making "strange" cars. I love my RC18 but it kinda killed the "mini-t" class. Now there are three or four 4wd vehicles and now with something as cool as a mini "1/8th scale buggy" they make it 1/16 scale? Y not try something universal, because believe it or not the micro class is getting huge support and is really picking up and a substantial rate.
it is still new. granted the rc industry overall has many years of experience now, but the mini-t only came out a little over a year ago. now is the time to experiment to see what works and what the people want. i've always wanted a 4wd kit, but back when i raced nobody in my area had a 4wd and they were considered the odd thing to have. how many 4wd class races does your local track have in a month? probably not a lot. thing is the 4wd may go away, or it might be the standard. but with only one truck being 2wd and all the others coming in at 4wd, losi may have to make one to keep up or their could be a split. who knows, too early to tell.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:34 PM   #257
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Well I found the stock servo and servo horn at a LHS and I tried to put a screw in it that was too long and twisted it off in the damn servo now I gotta get some new gears Drat and double drat!!!!

Oh well another trip to the LHS tommorow....
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:02 PM   #258
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one of these days ill get ambitious and find a way to mount a mini (vs a micro) servo in there. maybe ill get really ambitious and make a new bellcrank assembly so i can mount a std size servo in there. that baby should rip with a 943587

in the meantime, the stock servo/saver isnt a bad setup, just gotta keep to the stock hardware.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:51 AM   #259
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Don't know if this belongs in a new thread. But check it out! Associated has out done themselves again! New RC18 Monster Truck!

http://www.allstarhobbies.com/produc...cat=276&page=1
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Old 03-02-2005, 04:09 PM   #260
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Ya, just announced that today...
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Old 03-02-2005, 04:52 PM   #261
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Is anybody using any kind of lube on the diff gears inside the diffs??

Also with the new version of the truck coming out does that mean there will be ball diffs available???
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Old 03-02-2005, 05:24 PM   #262
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they all come with ball diffs.. yo!
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:04 PM   #263
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oh yeah what was i thinking
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Old 03-06-2005, 01:39 AM   #264
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www.uk-rc18t.co.uk this site is reconised by Associated it self so get on a join up to discuss all things 18T :P
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Old 03-11-2005, 08:50 PM   #265
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Question for everyone,

I want to get on the 18T band wagon...if I buy the FT edition, can I use standard size servo and receiver? If not, what servo would everyone recommend?

I'm also planning to get the Mamba setup? Which version would everyone recommend?

Lastly, what upgrades do you feel it's critical to get that may not be on the FT edition?

Thanks ahead for your input.
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how big is the test track from the vid I whant to bild one in my back yard it looks small but fun thanks
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Question for everyone,

I want to get on the 18T band wagon...if I buy the FT edition, can I use standard size servo and receiver? If not, what servo would everyone recommend?

I'm also planning to get the Mamba setup? Which version would everyone recommend?

Lastly, what upgrades do you feel it's critical to get that may not be on the FT edition?

Thanks ahead for your input.
SpeedChair: You cannot use standard servos on it, you have to use what Associated recomends in their book, TPhalen could help better in that department and maybe some of the hop ups. I bought the competition package mamba, the 6800kv, I think the 8000kv is way too much for racing...just my opinion. The 6800 is plenty fast to get that "WOW" factor. Mine really doesn't have very many hop ups, just aluminum adjustable shocks, the tie rod kit for starters, a McAllister Racing late model body, oh yeah, and the mamba. I race mine on a dirt oval and I'm not sure what else I'll add...something to make it fast and more bullet proof. You won't got wrong if you get an RC18T. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:01 AM   #268
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how big is the test track from the vid I whant to bild one in my back yard it looks small but fun thanks
Not too bid at all....maybe 10x20...maybe 10x25.
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my roomate just ordered one of these suckers up for an ASME (american society of mechanical engineers) project that we are working on. . . unfortuantely now we dont give a damn about the project and we just want to bash the 18t around. check out the video (if you havnt found it yet) from associated. . . those little suckers are quick, and look how solid they tackle those quick corners. its just like my old T3, only a higher concentration of funtasticness.
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For the Mamba users out there.... I just stole the 6800 out of my Kyosho HOR and put it in the 18T.... For starters I have 12/60 gearing in it... How low can I go before the motor cogs or the controller overheats????
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