Thread Tools
Old Jan 16, 2013, 08:40 AM
valiantGLX is offline
Find More Posts by valiantGLX
Technomancer
valiantGLX's Avatar

adjustable upper arms


available from the Toyz

See review here: http://www.microtforum.com/forum/vie...=221784#221784
RCG Plus Member
Last edited by valiantGLX; Jan 26, 2013 at 12:35 PM.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jan 18, 2013, 04:44 PM
1990yj is offline
Find More Posts by 1990yj
Registered User

Micro SCT


My wife bought the Micro SCT for me for Christmas. What a blast! Unfortunately I can't play with it in my house because of my 85LBS dog. I use it at work.

I thought it was pretty fast with the stock battery until I purchased the 11.1 Lipo battery from my local hobby shop...HOLY CRAP the thing is a weapon. What a rocket!!! It will pull the front tires off the ground on carpet and it will do donuts until it flips over. I have yet to do a GPS run with it because of the winter weather up here in Maine.

What a fun little truck. I would highly recommend this truck to anyone.
Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:33 AM
valiantGLX is offline
Find More Posts by valiantGLX
Technomancer
valiantGLX's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1990yj View Post
My wife bought the Micro SCT for me for Christmas. What a blast! Unfortunately I can't play with it in my house because of my 85LBS dog. I use it at work.

I thought it was pretty fast with the stock battery until I purchased the 11.1 Lipo battery from my local hobby shop...HOLY CRAP the thing is a weapon. What a rocket!!! It will pull the front tires off the ground on carpet and it will do donuts until it flips over. I have yet to do a GPS run with it because of the winter weather up here in Maine.

What a fun little truck. I would highly recommend this truck to anyone.
Welcome to the club!

What batteries do you use?
RCG Plus Member
Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:42 PM
valiantGLX is offline
Find More Posts by valiantGLX
Technomancer
valiantGLX's Avatar

Misc rebuild


See tuning and maintenance thread here: http://www.microtforum.com/forum/vie...=221022#221022
RCG Plus Member
Last edited by valiantGLX; Jan 26, 2013 at 12:35 PM.
Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:50 AM
turboparker is online now
Find More Posts by turboparker
I'd rather be flying!
turboparker's Avatar
ValiantGLX,

Excellent info! Thanks for taking the time to put it all together. The adjustable control-arms look very interesting! That's one thing I've really missed on this chassis. I see that there has been an explosion of aftermarket support for this truck. The progressive-rate springs & aluminum gears also look very interesting! Do you have any experience with those parts? I also noticed a bunch of stuff for the Mini8ight. I was wondering when someone would take advantage of the existing mounts & make a swaybar kit for it! Nice to see some aftermarket support for these two.

Regarding the gyro - can it be tuned for high-speed driving? I've been thinking about using one on the Mini8ight to keep things from getting squirrelly at high speed on 3s.

Also - it looks like your headlights are plenty bright! I may add a set to mine for those nighttime drives in the cul-de-sac.

Joel
Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:38 AM
valiantGLX is offline
Find More Posts by valiantGLX
Technomancer
valiantGLX's Avatar
Turbö,

Thanks mate! I would have experience with the GPM alu. shocks and spring set, but my package from blackstarhobbies has been in transit for well over a month now. Any day now, any day.

I have a brass 12t pinion, but that came stock, and I hear that adding a metal spur isnt a good idea, as the metal on metal causes excessive noise, heat and wear.

I have some adjustable turnbuckles too, but I need to wait on my alu. steering hubs to arrive from blackstar before installing them
RCG Plus Member
Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:28 AM
valiantGLX is offline
Find More Posts by valiantGLX
Technomancer
valiantGLX's Avatar
Functioning indicators

LOSI Micro SCT, Rally, Truggy Functioning Indicators.wmv (0 min 49 sec)


How to here: http://www.microtforum.com/forum/vie...=222187#222187

WARNING: always use the appropriate resistors on every individual led

Also use a Trimmpotentiometer in place of the resistors in 'w' formation, that way they can easily be dialed in to suit your application
RCG Plus Member
Last edited by valiantGLX; Jan 26, 2013 at 12:16 PM.
Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:22 AM
tyhodge07 is offline
Find More Posts by tyhodge07
Micro Master ;)
Quote:
Originally Posted by valiantGLX View Post
Turbö,

Thanks mate! I would have experience with the GPM alu. shocks and spring set, but my package from blackstarhobbies has been in transit for well over a month now. Any day now, any day.

I have a brass 12t pinion, but that came stock, and I hear that adding a metal spur isnt a good idea, as the metal on metal causes excessive noise, heat and wear.

I have some adjustable turnbuckles too, but I need to wait on my alu. steering hubs to arrive from blackstar before installing them
They recalled them shocks last I heard. The review is on mtf and was in the middle of fixing and replacing the sold orders with the new designed one when they get finished.
Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:55 AM
valiantGLX is offline
Find More Posts by valiantGLX
Technomancer
valiantGLX's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by tyhodge07 View Post
They recalled them shocks last I heard. The review is on mtf and was in the middle of fixing and replacing the sold orders with the new designed one when they get finished.
Fancy seeing you here! You found were I take my dumps, photos that is

True! I think I ordered mine like 2 weeks late though, so I think Im going to get the older ones

I'm still waiting on my order actually, a month and a half now Im pretty sure they forgot to write airmail on it, unless the package got lost. I order rc parts from the US all the time, as the range of rc parts in europe is somewhat limited, and if you actually find what your're looking for its twice the price as in the US. Anyway the point of the story is US to Europe postage usually takes no more than 2 weeks, even if it lands at the dreaded 'Zollamt' (customs office).

So there's no way I'm going to send the parts back to BSH to get the newer version because if I do I'll be waiting 6 months + to finally install and use the bastard shocks

EDIT: For EU citizens AsiaTees is the best place to order from. I ordered 8 days before christmas and received the package the day before christmas. If AsiaTees dosent have what you're looking for order from TheToyz, their package took 3 weeks to arrive, but that was over the holiday period too. I think under normal circumstances TheToyz postage would take 2 weeks.

Then as an absolute last resort order from BlackStarHobbies, but be warned you'll be waiting for 2 to 3 months for your package. The only reason I ordered from them in the first place was for their BSH stickers, but after this ordeal I'm not even sure if I want them on my rig now
RCG Plus Member
Last edited by valiantGLX; Jan 26, 2013 at 12:12 PM.
Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:24 AM
tyhodge07 is offline
Find More Posts by tyhodge07
Micro Master ;)
Sounds your package may have gotten lost in transit. Bsh usually ships with the fastest shipping they can do. Good to see you got your order from Thetoyz that quick. Last time I ordered from there it took over 2 weeks to show up even being in the state's. Haven't ordered from them sense, plus some of the guys he has running the forums or was if they arnt now I don't care for. Its that proved wrong I know more type deal that went from one forum to the next with one of the mods when tt forum first started and banned me because of the "i don't like being wrong or admitting." On the other forum. Lol if you know what I'm saying.
Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:17 PM
rustlererad3 is offline
Find More Posts by rustlererad3
Outdoor Extremist
rustlererad3's Avatar
okay i have always wanted one of these but now i definitely do after seeing this thread and driving my roomates so heres the question would it be wise for me to be a brushed one and convert it to brushless or no
Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:55 PM
valiantGLX is offline
Find More Posts by valiantGLX
Technomancer
valiantGLX's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by tyhodge07 View Post
Sounds your package may have gotten lost in transit. Bsh usually ships with the fastest shipping they can do. Good to see you got your order from Thetoyz that quick. Last time I ordered from there it took over 2 weeks to show up even being in the state's. Haven't ordered from them sense, plus some of the guys he has running the forums or was if they arnt now I don't care for. Its that proved wrong I know more type deal that went from one forum to the next with one of the mods when tt forum first started and banned me because of the "i don't like being wrong or admitting." On the other forum. Lol if you know what I'm saying.
Maybe so, but when I complained they said someone else in germany only just got their package and they ordered in NOV 2012. BSH are doing something wrong with their international postage thats for sure.

I never really cared much for the toyz either, to be honest I dont like the name of the company. On my SCT box it specifically says "this is not a toy" You have to admit atleast they are making an effort to fix the adj. upper arms.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rustlererad3 View Post
okay i have always wanted one of these but now i definitely do after seeing this thread and driving my roomates so heres the question would it be wise for me to be a brushed one and convert it to brushless or no
Get a BL one straight up, you wont regret it Upgrading everything is costly and there isn't much performance increase when compared to a stock BL micro.
RCG Plus Member


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion losi micro 1/24 scale crawler mods custom t Rock Crawlers 0 Feb 15, 2010 10:58 PM
Discussion what is a good 1/10 scale electric rally car ? mortonj69 Off-road Cars 3 Jan 02, 2010 11:39 PM
For Sale perfect condition 1/8th scale 4WD gas powered racing car MRX-3 made by Mugen Seiki warming Cars - Cars and Parts (FS/W) 0 Dec 01, 2009 05:13 PM
Discussion losi 1/24 micro crawler specriv Micro Cars 4 Oct 17, 2009 07:59 PM