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Old 10-12-2018, 01:02 AM
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So I picked up the kits today. Sweet bargain for both. The Pro even have some added upgrades like aluminum steering track, aluminum gear adaptor, aluminum front bulkhead stiffener/heatsink, carbon fiber battery holder. I added a set of aluminum wheel hex hubs which I had and aluminum servo arm horn. I'll still upgrade some parts like front upper linkage mount, rear carbon fiber shock tower, carbon fiber rear upper deck, graphite front bumper stiffener, aluminum suspension mount (1xd & 1a), and aluminum rocker arm set,

The Pro never ran. It was only displayed while the stock did a few runs but it's still looks like new. The stock will be used for parts donor in case.







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With my 22 year old FF01.

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Old 10-12-2018, 08:02 AM
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Nice find!! I love these kit's, I have a Pro version on the shelf I should get going..
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Roborovski hamster?
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Originally Posted by DaSilva3525 View Post
Nice find!! I love these kit's, I have a Pro version on the shelf I should get going..
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Roborovski hamster?
Yup. Got 14 of them. My daughter and I are really crazy about them. We've tamed most of them too.
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Holy moly, 14. I used to have 2 when I was smaller seeing them brought back great memories.
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Originally Posted by Nicadrauspro4 View Post
Yup. Got 14 of them. My daughter and I are really crazy about them. We've tamed most of them too.
I thought you had some new, state-of-the-art batteries...
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Originally Posted by longuylander View Post
I thought you had some new, state-of-the-art batteries...
They are the secret weapons. They are also trained to sabotage the opponent's car. Hahaha!
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Picked up a few parts today at the local Tamiya hobby shop. Was looking for a carbon fiber stiffener, carbon rear shock tower, aluminum servo holder and aluminum suspension mounts 1xd & 1a but they are all out of stock. So these will be good for now.







Getting there slowly...





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How do I modify k11 to fit the gear diff case on a ff03 pro?
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:40 AM
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Went to another local shop which is also the distributor for HPI/Hot Boddies and X-ray (owned by our good friend too).

Got some goodies...

- PowerHD L12HV low profile servo

- SkyRC Toro T160 Competition brushless sensored ESC (used but not abused) - got it for free

- SkyRC Ares Pro Competion 17.5t brushless sensored motor (used but not abused) - got it for free too







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You should have hooked up a hamster wheel and let the little ones power your car!
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I haven't done it personally but I remember a lot of FWD 1/10 guys using a shorty battery pack and moving it all the way forward... and putting the ESC inline in the battery tray near the rear. Might help a ton and keep it clean and balanced. Food for thought
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Originally Posted by longuylander View Post
You should have hooked up a hamster wheel and let the little ones power your car!

He's looking for 17.5 power... Hamster power is like Mod! lol
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Originally Posted by longuylander View Post
You should have hooked up a hamster wheel and let the little ones power your car!
I will try to build a hamser wheel that can fit into the chassis and put a conveyor belt to genrate power to the motor. Hahaha!

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I haven't done it personally but I remember a lot of FWD 1/10 guys using a shorty battery pack and moving it all the way forward... and putting the ESC inline in the battery tray near the rear. Might help a ton and keep it clean and balanced. Food for thought
That's a good advice. I will look into that. But I'm also planning on putting graphite plates (custom) on both sides. One to guard the low profile servo and RX next to it because the servo has short wires. As much as I want to solder new longer wires in the servo, I changed my mind and place the RX next to it instead. On the other side, another graphite plate will me custom made to fit the ESC properly. It's amazing how Tamiya put a bridge with canal under the battery case. In case a servo/ESC wire needs to cross.

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He's looking for 17.5 power... Hamster power is like Mod! lol
That's a good one. Hahaha!
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