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Old 07-17-2012, 09:11 PM
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I have a merv vxl, so I have this.

Motor
http://traxxas.com/products/parts/mo...lineon380motor

esc
http://traxxas.com/products/parts/escs/vxl3m

Probably WAY overkill for these little karts. But I want bigger tires on my merv, and even with the stock tires ones and lower than stock gearing, I cant keep the motor and esc cool. So I will probably come up with a different combo for it or make it big block and throw in a spare 1/10th vxl motor and a hobbywing 60a esc.

Eventually I would probably sell the traxxas electronics from the kart and get some cheaper combo that isnt totally overkill.

Now that I think about it, my friend does have a spare brushed system from when they first got the mini slash. I might be able to buy the esc and motor off of him and throw them in. I think he wants to sell his mini slash as a roller anyway, so he could then take out the bl system he has in it now and put it in one of these karts. Then I would still have a merv running.

Idk, so many ways I could come up with electronics for it. I might would just buy a toro micro system.
http://www.hobbypartz.com/toro.html
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:09 AM
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It surprised me how little power these need to haul. One thing's for sure, your VXL stuff would be on vacation in the kart.

I was also surprised to find that these have ball bearing kingpins. I'm constantly impressed with what I'm learning about Turnigy. I decided to look into the 1/4 kits, and maybe try some off the dock onroad sometime. The price in the US is $33, and the shipping for 2 was only a buck more than 1... so, I ordered 2. $41 apiece, to my door... I'll play with them someday. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

These little ones have got me going through all my long ago packed away slotcar stuff. Pics of some weird stuff when and as I unearth it. Really weird stuff...
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:41 AM
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The price on the little ones just went up to $38.74, in the US.

Glad I already ordered the 4.

Nerdy, if you want to try these before you put much money down, just scrounge a brushed esc from a 1/10, and put 3s into one of these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300717625495...84.m1439.l2649 The guy sells singles for about $4, shipped.

When you get good with it, twist around 20* of advance into it, and it's another level...

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Old 07-18-2012, 08:01 AM
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I have my traxxas vxl system and my friend also has a brushed system and another bl system. I have a bunch of spare 1/10th stuff.

Do you know what size motor the 1/4 takes? I have a spare 1/10th servo, brushed esc, and 540 motor. But by looking at it, it looks like the 1/4 still takes about a 380 sized motor. I hate how they say the kv rather than the motor size.

It would def be on vacation in the little kart. The big one is cool and would be fun for the street, but the little one would run well in the basement and garage. I have other cars that are bigger and can run in the street.

Well, if you build the 1/4 when you get it, I would love to see size comparison pics.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:55 PM
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I'm not sure what the motor size is, but it sure looks tiny. Those things are huge. I'll open 1 and get some pics. One thing is sure, it's too big for the loading dock... and I'm tired of the carnage from running there. Pic is my last dock monster. An ME16 Cen, 4s BL. It's a blast, but needs more room. The last run went about 2 mins, and cost me everything not seen on it here.

These little karts make the dock look like the Long Beach GP... Too much fun.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ekd View Post
I'm not sure what the motor size is, but it sure looks tiny. Those things are huge. I'll open 1 and get some pics. One thing is sure, it's too big for the loading dock... and I'm tired of the carnage from running there. Pic is my last dock monster. An ME16 Cen, 4s BL. It's a blast, but needs more room. The last run went about 2 mins, and cost me everything not seen on it here.

These little karts make the dock look like the Long Beach GP... Too much fun.
The 1/4 scale ones are more like 1/10th short course or 1/8th scale by looking that them in the videos.
Size comparison at 5:27 and 5:39
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:32 PM
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Any updates on how these things are doing?
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:00 AM
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The 6 kits will be here Mon, and maybe the used one. Turns out the 1/4s take 2848 motors, and I have a 4300kv waiting. They recommend a HK 45A ESC, there are 2 on the way (they are the same size as the 30A, and only weigh a few g more, so, 1 is for a BA mini).

I also ordered 3 extra of all the driveline bits for them, so we can see what it takes to tear them up. I have a few extra 36mm motors to try in the beast, right up to an 8XL (I bought spare stuff to mod the mount to flip it inward). It gets a HW 80A, they take serious surges. I'll keep the 1 stock recipe going, and we'll torture the other.

On the minis: I'm working with thin delrin sheet, to come up with a stiffer tray. If it works, I may try an aero kart someday. I also tried truing the tires... works quite well.

Have you decided to go for one yet?
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:14 AM
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Went digging for slotcar gears, found these:

I built this out of scrap aluminum, for the brutal oval racing at a scout troop (go lemonheads!). Cut to legal weight, it's far stronger than it has to be.

I can't help but wonder if I could convert it, and other weirdness here, into RC. No one is ever going to open another track here (insane rents).
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:27 AM
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Have you decided to go for one yet?
Just got a job, so after I start getting paid I will probably get one. Not sure if I want the 1/4 or the 1/18.
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Congrats... Either way, it won't tear that first check up too badly.

The motors for the minis won't be in for a while, so I got a couple mods in before the 1/4s get here. I narrowed the rear 15mm, it centers the fat motors, and will allow wider tires. I milled out the mount, and made the slots wider and longer. It can now fit from 28mm motors on down.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:03 PM
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Thanks, nice work. You seem really good at modifying things. I found a few products from the seller of that little motor as well. he has quite the selection of items.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:17 AM
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Thanks! Yeah, that guy is where I got the lasers, too.

With the motor more centered, the stock balancer is useless, so I'll cut a movable weight for the bar across the back. That bar is set into the uprights, so it makes a great brace for the rear end.

Room now for lots of tire back there.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:11 PM
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The new karts are here...

Until the 380s or the BL mini motors are here, I'll sneak some info in here on the 1/4s.

These are as well made as the minis. In many ways, they are simply 2 sizes of the same design. They, too, come with spares, a pinion, and also appear to have been properly assembled. I had that mini all the way down, and found no stripped or loose screws... and the important ones are threadlocked... who else does that?

The beadlocks are real. The rear axle is 8mm thick, and it uses mod1 (huge) gears. The tires are very well molded, and do not have the square shoulders as shown in the HK pics... they are thin and pliant, The rears may get foams soon.

We'll know more in a few days, about it's ability to handle power, but I'm already impressed with the value here.
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The plan, so far.
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