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Old 02-10-2013, 03:56 AM   #1
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Default Mardave - the modifications have begun!

Hi All

Wondered if anyone wanted a chuckle at me and my boy's (he's 8) mods to our Mardave... We wanted more ground clearance and grip, ground clearance clearly worked out well, but grip still not so good!

Mods:

Stock V12 Mardave with alley chassis

Stock 540 motor

7.2V NiMh 5000mAH

Reversed steering rods and steering servo repositioned up-front to enable battery pack to fit vertically.

Cheapo China import ESC (320A Brushed). It's clearly not 320A but it's on eBay everywhere and only 7 GBP - works well!

Wheels and tyres from a donated Schummacer 1/10 Nitro

Mardave Diff (all balls fitted) - still working on getting the correct tension for optimal performance

No body - not keen on body's on any car. Love the uncovered look!


So far it's fun but there's so much power it's a struggle to transfer it to the road - lot's of wheel spin and back-end action - even with the new diff!

Any suggestions welcomed, especially with regard to the following:

Wheel/tyre choices for additional ground clearance (compared to original Mardave wheels) and MUCH more grip.

Rear diffs suitable for more power.

Anything really!!

Cheers
Lea
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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Road trials!!!

youtube_com/watch?v=R2DiUjPSAgQ

Motor runs way too hot and not enough torque from standing start! The quest to build a very inexpensive fast toy continues.

Need to:

Lower pinion/spur gear ratio (reduce motor heat)
Increase torque - possible new motor
Use slicks!
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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I know it's a while since this thread was started, but I wondered if you had got any where with your V12 mods. I'm looking to do something similar with my son, to create a car that's able to bash around and can be fixed easily and cheaply...

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I know it's a while since this thread was started, but I wondered if you had got any where with your V12 mods. I'm looking to do something similar with my son, to create a car that's able to bash around and can be fixed easily and cheaply...
easy and cheap to fix, that would be a 2wd sct!
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