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Posted by hondarider98 | Jun 19, 2012 @ 03:14 PM | 1,750 Views
My sport trainer is so close. My order from hobbyking arrived and I installed the servo extensions and taped them down. I also added popsicle sticks for skid plates on the bottom of the fuse. I am thinking of adding landing gear. Can I just take a metal coat hanger and bend it into the shape of landing gear then add two wheels? I am going to try it! Can I use a wooden BBQ skewer and epoxy it into the fuse to make it more rigid?
Here are some photos:
Posted by hondarider98 | Jun 17, 2012 @ 05:02 PM | 1,688 Views
Here is my F-22 Raptor that I just finished putting together. I need a esc, motor, prop, and receiver. I used about 4 sticks of glue and some epoxy. I just used the epoxy to join the two main body pieces together. I am looking at this motor:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=12919
What do you guys think?
Posted by hondarider98 | Jun 04, 2012 @ 06:23 PM | 2,059 Views
My plane is almost done. It just needs a Y servo wire! I forgot to order one. I am an idiot!!!! Anyways the motor mount was the only difficult part. it took me about half an hour to think about how to mount it. I found some very thin and light plywood to use as a mount. It is super strong. I actually tried to pull the mount from the plane and I couldn't. The motor has scary power! When testing it I gradually increased the throttle until it almost came out of my hands. I looked at the stick and it was under half! I like the lower kv motor with a larger prop because of the low noise also. Hope you enjoy it!
Posted by hondarider98 | May 31, 2012 @ 11:02 PM | 1,822 Views
I got all my parts that I ordered from hobbyking. The motor, esc, prop, servos, traxxas connectors, batteries, radio and servo horns. I soldered the bullet connectors and traxxas plugs onto everything. Checked the batteries and they were 3.84v per cell. Perfectly balanced. So far I am very happy!
Posted by hondarider98 | May 13, 2012 @ 08:27 PM | 1,793 Views
Here is my Mikey's RC Sport Trainer that I just finished building. I still need the electronics, but I am having trouble finding a motor. Here is a link to my thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1651796
Here are some pictures:
Posted by hondarider98 | May 06, 2012 @ 06:37 PM | 1,765 Views
Here is my Shockwave 26 Brushless. I only have a couple 3000mah 7 cell NIMH packs from the summit. I decided not to use my new TQi transmitter because I didn't want it around water. I will probably pair the boat with my 2 channel transmitter. in the picture their is a 4 channel from the summit. It is almost finished, it just needs a canopy. I found the canopy on amazon, but the suppliers don't ship to Canada. Where can I order the canopy and seal? Model is SW26BL.

The boat is really loud out of the water and doesn't sound very smooth. In some youtube videos it sounds the same as mine. Is there any way to lubricate the drive shaft?

The esc I got supports well over a 3 cell lipo, but the stock esc only supported a 2 cell lipo. Will a 3s lipo kill the motor or do you guys recommend sticking with 2s to keep things cool?

Here are some pics:
Posted by hondarider98 | May 04, 2012 @ 11:21 PM | 2,196 Views
My Shockwave is almost ready to hit the water. I got a new rudder, sky wing 60 amp esc and Turnigy servo. It just needs a canopy and battery.

I have a few questions:
What will happen if I get the three motor wires mixed up with the esc wires?
Will the motor work if one of the wires is not connected?
What 2s lipo battery would you recommend?
Will the wire extensions that I made affect the performance or cause heat issues?

Thanks for the help
Posted by hondarider98 | May 02, 2012 @ 05:43 PM | 2,072 Views
I got this shockwave 26 and will be restoring it, so I need to know what parts to get for it. I need a steering servo, esc, battery, rudder and canopy. What servo, esc and battery do you guys recommend to use in this boat?

I will probably sell the spektrum MR3000 receiver because I have a Traxxas 2.4ghz one. How much will a used one sell for?
Posted by hondarider98 | Apr 29, 2012 @ 10:57 PM | 2,028 Views
My MERV is still not running, but I got the new TQi radio system and so far its awesome. I have the receiver installed in the truck and fortunately the dead esc was able to provide some power so I could play around with some steering endpoints and what not. Traxxas didn't include a double sided 3M sticky pad that you can use to stick the receiver in place, so a little dab of silicone and your good to go! The receiver box is open because the silicone is drying.

Just in case you're wondering if I will get some parts to fix and not upgrade, the answer is yes. I should have a new esc and motor in about 5-10 days. Hope you guys enjoy these pictures. I will be making a running video soon.
Posted by hondarider98 | Apr 28, 2012 @ 06:55 PM | 2,727 Views
Here is my MERV that is fully upgraded. CVD's, Aluminum hubs, Proline road rage tires on titus rims, aluminum shocks with black and tan springs, RPM A-arms and Traxxas aluminum toe links and push rods. Soon to have the Tqi radio system with telemetry. Right now it sits not able to run because of a motor or esc failure When it was running I used 2 Traxxas 3s Lipos in parallel.

Here is a mini review (more of an opinion)

The mini e-revo is by far the best basher out there. Some might disagree and say that more expensive rc's are better. For the price of the merv it is the best bang for your buck. There are also many upgrades that can make it better, faster, stronger and so on. For the size of the merv it is very fast. A 3s lipo can make it reach 50mph depending on your gearing. This kit gets very hot, so appropriate gearing is key depending on your terrain. The merv tackles all terrain that is not very rugged. It is awesome for bashing on the street, lawn, trails and anywhere flat. One thing I really like about this kit is the fact that you can change out the tires to make it handle like a Rally, Summit, Slash or of course the Revo. It has plenty of power for any age or skill level. Although I do recommend getting some proline dirt hawgs or road rage tires on titus rims because it widens the stance of the vehicle to prevent it from flipping over. If you like lipos then I would recommend getting some CVD's from Traxxas as the plastic drive shafts like to...Continue Reading
Posted by hondarider98 | Dec 21, 2010 @ 08:30 PM | 3,070 Views
Just finished installing the Traxxas Toe Links, (7138X). Took it out for a test drive and the rear hubs have a lot less slop. If you adjust the links correctly the car will actually go in a straight line. On December 28 my local hobby shop should be recieving my aluminum shocks and push rods.