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Old 07-22-2015, 07:31 PM
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Your VTA car sounds a lot like mine. It has the functional bling on it, but nothing much else. Same stiffzel chassis. Graphite else where just because it's what I found in large amounts off of other guys.

I'll have to take a pic of my cars just to share.

I've had no problem with spur gear use. I only want the MF one for my blinged out shelfer. The 108 64 pitch gears are getting hard to come by though so I can see where I might get caught later on.
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Old 08-14-2015, 02:23 PM
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It has taken a while, but I'm making some arms. If testing goes well, you guys might have something no later than late October. Sorry for the extremely long delay. If I delay again, it's to make changes for strength reasons.
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Old 08-14-2015, 02:35 PM
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Interesting. I didn't know anyone was working on these.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:33 PM
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Hey guys, im from Brazil.

Whats advices for setup fot the XXX-S Blinky 13.5 , asphalt high traction , long?
i need new belts, somebody knows the specs of the belt or where can i buy online ?
We havent the support for Losi here.

Thanks a lot
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:35 AM
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Lots of changes to be made, but I'm adding more holes for shock adjustment and a hole for the sway bar instead of a ball end built in. Any suggestions on things that you like or hate about the current, stock arms?

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Old 08-16-2015, 02:05 PM
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I honestly don't go through arms very often. Front C-hubs are really the only weak spot, imo. But even they take a pretty good pounding.

What I would like to do is find a way to re-use aluminum CVDs by re-drilling them 90 degrees from the factory holes. The challenge would be setting up a perfect jig to make sure they would be centered.
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Those arms look cool though.
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:16 PM
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Well, the problem is that arms are more rare these days. I an making diff housings that could attach to a plate chassis for those that like to VTA. At some point, I'll probably make gears and such.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jhwnissan View Post
Well, the problem is that arms are more rare these days. I an making diff housings that could attach to a plate chassis for those that like to VTA. At some point, I'll probably make gears and such.
Definitely make some arms! It's one less part to worry about sourcing in the future.

If you could make some precise spur gears that match the original design, but with less teeth (since these are basically USGT / VTA cars now), that would be awesome as well. 92t in 64 pitch is a good starting point. I have a MF adapter but would love to be able to drop a one-piece unit in like what was originally designed for the car.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by nf_ekt View Post
Definitely make some arms! It's one less part to worry about sourcing in the future.

If you could make some precise spur gears that match the original design, but with less teeth (since these are basically USGT / VTA cars now), that would be awesome as well. 92t in 64 pitch is a good starting point. I have a MF adapter but would love to be able to drop a one-piece unit in like what was originally designed for the car.

Yeah. Well, see part of the problem is the size of the gearing. I'm not sure I can do it out of ABS with my printer, but I'm sure going to give it a try. The goal all along is the create replacement pieces for those who still love their cars. If someone wants to upgrade it, I'd like to have diff holders and such so they could convert to a plate chassis. Last night, I printed the first of many iterations of diff holders. It was okay, but I wasn't happy with the print execution. Basically, there will be two diff halves that will mount to a plate chassis with your diff between them. The key is for me to get good enough quality so that things stay within a certain realm. For VTA, I feel like being a smidge off isn't that huge. With that said, the plate car is going to take some time. Hopefully, I can get some people in here who regularly race to buy into it and try it out. I can't go to many tracks anymore like I used to be able to. My ideal proposition is for 1 basher, 1 carpet, and 1 rally guy to have a chassis to try out and provide good feedback as part of a longer term project. As of right now, I don't see VTA or GT going away. It's super fun. If our local track hadn't shut down... I'd be still doing it. Anywho, I'll keep posting pics of development as I have them. For now, everything is just being made from ABS. Depending on the requirements of racers, I may change to another material. ABS is good for cost and can flex before breaking if done right. Guess we'll see!
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What happened to fathead making spur adapters?
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:18 PM
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Had a bit of a delay but I am testing/revising them with nf_ekt right now.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:51 AM
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So, how many people do we have in here that are active XXX-S drivers or racers? List your screen name, state or country, and what type you do.

I'll start:

jhwnissan-Michigan-Asphalt/Drift/VTA (yeah, I like diversity)
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:41 AM
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Asphalt Vta,usgt. I live in the Berkshires in western Mass, and race in Troy, NY.
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Had a bit of a delay but I am testing/revising them with nf_ekt right now.
I'll definitely take two of these, maybe more.
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