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Axial EXO™ - 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD Terra Buggy

Old 04-19-2012, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by asc6000
only a few hard runs on an indoor clay track revealed a couple things that can ruin your r/c day. The wheel hexes are crap make sure you get the set screw tight. The hole in the wheel for the axle is big and allows wobble so you need to get the axle nut tight. If you don't do that and you hear some funny stuff check your nuts and yea, some nicer hubs/bearings.... blah blah
The cvd's should be available within a few weeks the sample has been approved but it's still dissapointing you can't get them right away, or maybe they should be standard equipment (how about a "pro" kit?)
So my nuts were loose enough long enough for something to hammer the axle cup. When investigating I didn't like the amount of slop in the rear bones so I put the longer front ones in the back, much better results. The extra bones came from the one I bought just for parts.
Although the Losi shocks are working well handling wise I can't get this pig to jump worth a crap. Maybe I'm just too used to flying 2w buggies. I just picked up a spare set of Kyosho big bores and will get those fitted for next week. Gotta say the kit tires are pretty impressive and fun on our indoor clay. The rubber squeals when your whippin it around the tight infield... fun car can't wait to get it up to speed.
Running the Castle 1410 system and it runs well, very happy.
I have found that the EXO is a great jumper. You have to stay on throttle a little bit for proper attitude in the air, then just brake or gas for your pitch. It took me a day to get used to it, but now it flies great. See my video a few comments up. All day of jumping lol. PS, I did go with 40/45 oils front to rear and it made a big diference. That may be too stiff for racing on a prepared track though, great for a bit rougher stuff and all around bashing. PPS, my kit is all stock and the only thing I have ever broken was the passenger side cage where the wing mounts. It looked like the mold had an air bubble in there and since being replaced, I've had no issues.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:06 PM
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I figured I'd put up a pic of my new (to me) rig. I got this as a stock roller from another member here. Since this will be a basher I figured I'd try it with the Trenchers and 8ight shocks. I'm running the Castle MMP/1415 in it on 3s. I'm diggin it so far.

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:49 PM
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OK, just started the build and I'm already frustrated by Axial's poor instructions. What size of socket drivers do we really need? The instructions have listed a 3.0 and 4.0. That can't be right can it. That is awful small.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ndi_guy
OK, just started the build and I'm already frustrated by Axial's poor instructions. What size of socket drivers do we really need? The instructions have listed a 3.0 and 4.0. That can't be right can it. That is awful small.
Nevermind, got it. The drawing shows a 3.0 and a 4.0 but when checked with the part number on Axial's website it shows the socket driver to be 5.5 and 7.0.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:14 PM
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What would anybody recommend as far as diff fluids go for the EXO on an 1/8th scale loosely packed track?
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Originally Posted by iStubz
finally was able to order my GCM motor mount.
then I can finally USE my exo!!!!
Where you ordered the mount?
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:52 AM
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http://gcmracing.ca/
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:44 PM
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heres mine
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Originally Posted by jarrodh
heres mine
Looks sweet!!
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Ran my first race with it yesturday.. They put me with the 4x4 sc class.. Felt like I brought a knife to a gun fight.. Only runnin a 10.5 with the kit gearing while they all ha 6.5's or less.. I could make any of the doubles, but still drove it to a A-main top 5 finish..

All stock except for the proline shocks..

Once I get some better tires on it, and get the boost in my tekin esc setup and swap out the motor and gearing.. It'll be right up there for the win..

Also it needs more than 20g diff oil for the center.. Probably goin to change it to atleast 50
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Just finished mine and got a few rips up and down the street. This thing is gonna be a blast, can't wait to get it into the dirt
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What kind of set up are you all running for racing?
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Those of who have put Losi shocks on their Exos, what pistons, springs, and oil weight are you using? I have stock EXO springs, red pistons, and 40 weight oil. It handles great except the jumps. It nose dives even over the smallest ones. I also have a sc10 4x4 that jumps great, and I know how to control the attitude with throttle and brake, but even that doesn't do any good.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:30 PM
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Took the EXO out today for fun.
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Wow nice vid. How did the buggy hold up. What is your set up?
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