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Posted by 2sicMiniT | Apr 04, 2010 @ 10:36 PM | 2,487 Views
I got bored today and decided to up the anty with my cheapy wal-mart boat I got for christmas. I still have yet to take it out to some open water to see how fast it is but I imagine with an 8000kv BL motor in it, it will be a screamer. Question is, will it stay on the water? We shall see, update to follow in a few days hopefully.

I have some water proofing to do before I launch for some extended runs so it will be a few days.

Cheap wal-mart boat upgrade. (0 min 18 sec)

Posted by 2sicMiniT | Mar 25, 2010 @ 07:05 PM | 4,796 Views
I have recently purchased a few badly needed upgrades for my mini revo.

1. Stainless Pushrods:

I like the push rods and all, but I am not sure whether or not I should have just gone for a backup set of stock rods. I have ran into a couple* of things and had some minor bending. But from when I was working in the steel industry I am pretty sure the stainless that I was working with was much tougher than this stuff. Might just be lower quality IDK.

2. Aluminum Dampers:

These I am not too sure of. They don't leak, that's a plus. At least the cap doesnt get busted off like I was told at my LHS. The spring seems to be more cosmetic than anything. I have read a bit on some springs with progressive compression to them. They would probably do well for this damper set. Overall though, compared to the stock shocks that came with the mini revo I am just not too sure if I would say they are a MUST have.

3. Aluminum Rocker arms:

These are probably the best upgrade I have done. The action is smooth, they come with bearings. And for looks they are quite the slick pair.

3/29/10 Rocker update: I like the response these have added to the suspension. I am not so sure whether or not it has anything to do with the arm or if it is just the bearings that the arms sit on. If I were to work simply with the mechanical principle I would say that it is just the bearings.

4. Fan and Heatsink:

I have yet to have a fan last through a complete bashing. Never fails I land the car on it's top and it compresses down and breaks the fan. Heatsink still helps cool the motor though. Guess it's time to get a roll bar that protects the fan.
Posted by 2sicMiniT | Mar 25, 2010 @ 02:20 AM | 2,974 Views
I had one of my 3s lipo's hooked up for quite a while and 1 of the cells would not charge.

I had been using this battery in my mini-t. Overall though with the size of the motor that I have been using it is very much overkill. So I decided to tear off the hard case and remove the bad cell and convert the pack to a 7.4v pack.

Worked out pretty good. There is a little bit of poofing of the remaining two cells from pulling at them to free them from the adhesive strips inside the hardcase. But I don't figure that will matter much, I have beat some lipo packs to a slight poof before and they worked just fine.

Just in case though I will be storing the battery in my oven for about 48-72 hours for safety sake. I will probably just make a lockout tag for my oven knob and start keeping all my LiPo's in there.
Posted by 2sicMiniT | Mar 25, 2010 @ 12:54 AM | 2,413 Views
I have decided to move all my advice to a blog format. There will be a combination of experiences and reviews contained herein. Please feel free to ask/comment all you wish.

If you see information that you question, please bring it up. I want everything here to be the most accurate and helpful as possible. Please keep posts relevant, or I will delete them.

Thank you and happy drivin.!
Posted by 2sicMiniT | Mar 18, 2010 @ 01:03 PM | 2,494 Views
So, I really wanted to build me another Mini-t from the ground up this time. I bought all the parts individually. After quite a few hours of fitting this and that's I have it mostly completed. I still have yet to make a lexan plate to protect the pretty chassis from scratches but that will come soon enough.

I am not sure that I will get this exotek body to fit. I may have to try a pro-line buggy body. If that doesnt work I did find out by accident that my mini revo body fit quite well. I will just need the body mount extensions and I am good to go.

Will update when I got some new work done on them.

And please feel free to ask questions. I will answer in kind.