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Old 02-14-2009, 01:29 PM   #16
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I'd slit Osama Bin Laden's throat for this car.

Would you happen to have dimensions to share about your Bolink? I wanna build one from scratch with some of my own modifications using RC10R and CRC parts (for LiPo batteries).
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:45 PM   #17
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Took my own advice and drilled out the battery tray to accept pivot balls.

The difference in handling is like night and day. My litmus test is the street in front of my house. If a car can maintain any semblance of traction there, it should do pretty good on a prepared track with some tire sauce.

Prior to the pivot balls it was like driving on ice, zero traction. Now that the rear end can roll side to side, traction has come up. I switched the rear shocks to some RC18T front shocks i have for another project. Sadly, i have no local track so i can only test on local parking lots and tennis courts. I might have to make a few road trips to test this thing out.
Very well done! I like what you did for replacing the Bolink shocks (which are very poor.) I am in the process of dusting off my old Eliminator. I converted it to the single shock using a RC10 shock.

I also changed the front end to use RC10/RC12 wheel mounts. I added two tweek screws to the rear of the radio tray. This made a big difference in steering response and traction.

Any chance of getting a copy of your CNC drawing?
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Calling all pan car dudes in the Los Angeles area. I am trying to get a core of guys that want to run pan cars at least once a month at Crystal Park Raceway. At the moment we meet for racing the 3rd Saturday of the month. I want to push for the pro 10 class but willing to go World GT if the majority rules. The track as you will see is a nice big track and would be ideal for Pro 10. Currently I am running Novak 3.5r, lipo. But again as stated I can easily swap to a 10.5 or 17.5 for World GT. Let me know if you are in the area and see if we can meet up any weekend for practice before racing.



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Old 04-25-2009, 11:37 AM   #19
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Very well done! I like what you did for replacing the Bolink shocks (which are very poor.) I am in the process of dusting off my old Eliminator. I converted it to the single shock using a RC10 shock.

I also changed the front end to use RC10/RC12 wheel mounts. I added two tweek screws to the rear of the radio tray. This made a big difference in steering response and traction.

Any chance of getting a copy of your CNC drawing?
??? Oh heck, please reply! Could you make me a set of the chassis parts?

Also, I was wrong about what I did to my front end. It still has the Bolink front end.

Please...please...please...
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what cnc you using to make all this.. i have been wanting to get a desktop machine for years to dabble with.. been brushing up on my cad since it's been years since i was a draftsman... can you cut aluminum?
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@ 2Slow-- you'll have a PM shortly

@Tallyrc-- I actually send the files and materials to my brother in Indiana. He has a CNC router table which works fine for what i'm doing in fiberglass. If you want i'll ask him what he has but it's primarily used for his business of custom engraving wood products. If you do track down a good desktop CNC let me know. I'm interested as well.

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Sadly he was right in the middle of my Bolink Legends project when the bit snapped. Now we're waiting on a new end mill to get back on track.
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about twice a year i look into it and dream of the posibilities.. one of my favorite sites is nyccnc.com.. this guy is/was an engineering student in a nyc apartment and started with a taig desktop machine.. now he has a full blown machine shop in his spare room.. brings out the geek in me.. lol
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Got the PM, you have two replies from me. Let's make this happen.

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PJ - you gotta bring that baby with you in a couple weeks next time we all run in Palm Bay!

I was thinking I would bring a couple of my other cars too to mess around with in between races like my brushless Revo and 1/10 4WD buggy!
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kudos for innovation )

used to race carpet way back in time, and i remember the old bolink cars, wish i had kept the ones i had now, would be fun to dabble in the 200mm class now.
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Very cool project man...surprised you didn't use saddle 4 cell though and just use the default slots...that would keep your CG lower.
While this is true about lowering the CG, having the weight in the middle is going to really improve the cars ability to quickly transition from left to right instead of having the cells way out on the outboard plates. Plus, 4 cell saddle packs DO suck - I'm running them in my TC and always worry about them shorting against each other.
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Great point! The car transitions excellently. I really need to get this back on the track to fine tune the rear shocks. I need to get some springs front and rear to REALLY tune this thing. I've been getting my VTA car ready the past few weeks and working on two other projects.
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Great point! The car transitions excellently. I really need to get this back on the track to fine tune the rear shocks. I need to get some springs front and rear to REALLY tune this thing. I've been getting my VTA car ready the past few weeks and working on two other projects.
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what does your rear axle look liek and how is it assembled? My wheel keep coming off and causes the gears to be off. How do you make it so both are aligned and are taking the power?

sorry if I sound vague..
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also where did you get those linkage rods for the front wheels to servo?
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