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Old 01-31-2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default BIG Air @ the Big A with an 18T!!!!!

On Jan. 29th in Anahiem, CA, the 3rd in a series of Monster Jams was held at Anaheim Stadium. AE was part of the pit part (and half-time show) as we are at ALL the Monster Jams on the West Coast.

This time, though, I brought out the 18T for some fun. Big air??? You decide. Unfortunately, we only started taking pix near the end of the pit party. I was able to get about 30 jumps (like this) before a magnet came loose in the motor, siezing the motor. Other than that, not a broken part on the truck. The truck is basically stock....only additions are the Ti turnbuckles (part #21055), Aluminum Motor Mount (part #21093), Reedy's new Modified Mini-Max Motor (part #290) and the new Reedy Mini-Max Battery packs (part #616).

PLEASE don't try this at home. Team Associated will not warranty any parts if you try this. THIS is certainly over-abuse of this vehicle.

Ok, that said, on to the pix!!!!

Suspension compression on take off

Jump #1

Jump #2

Jump #3

Jump #4

Jumping through Big-A
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Old 01-31-2005, 02:33 PM   #2
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Default So what?

Maybe I'm just a sedan guy - but what exactly does this prove?

I have an 18t and race it every Tuesday and Friday on a carpet
track. It consistenly beats hopped up Losi mini-Ts, and it is bone stock.

I just don't get what running a truck up a ramp and splashing down accomplishes.
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Old 01-31-2005, 02:35 PM   #3
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That looks totally insane!
Makes me think of even bigger jumps.........
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dude thats INSANE! I WANNA DO IT!
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Old 01-31-2005, 05:04 PM   #6
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man....if you didn't downside every landing ramp....you could probably kiss goodby all 4 arms, shocks, towers.....geese!....nice pics though! great air!
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Maybe I'm just a sedan guy - but what exactly does this prove?

I have an 18t and race it every Tuesday and Friday on a carpet
track. It consistenly beats hopped up Losi mini-Ts, and it is bone stock.

I just don't get what running a truck up a ramp and splashing down accomplishes.
because he works for AE (R&D i believe) and wants people to see how durable/fast the smallest truck is... stock. he gets the stuff for free.... what does he care? lol. and hes promoting the product.
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Old 01-31-2005, 09:06 PM   #8
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Default Got it!

Now I understand......sorta like a promo employee discount program.......well somebody needs to R&D these cars.

I like the 18T a lot - I mean AE got it right the first time right
out of the box. Most of the Losi mini-Ts need a total rebuild
to compete.
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dam tony thats awsome bro.
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lol......im gonna do exactly what you did to your rc18t to mine........i cant belive it goes that high...

and yes i [like many people] easly beat hopped up mini ts with my std rc18t....i can even beat slow stock/540 drivers on the track
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I didn't do this because I 'get my parts for free', I did it to have a good time. Everyone out there has big-azz Monster Trucks, jumping this same gap. I just thought it would be fun to try it with the 18T. Not trying to prove anything (although, the pix my have!!!), just wanted to have fun. With this little truck, I probably would have done the same thing even if I DIDN'T work for AE. I like to show off a bit....
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Great pics man....almost unbelievable when I saw the 18T up that high. That is what I call some really big AIR!!!
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The next event we are gonna bring out the video camera and shoot for even BIGGER air....
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