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ChattavegasSE
2005.01.08, 12:27 AM
Fred and Steve have Monster's and Ninja wouldn't let my Mauler alone. Who else has a Mini truck? We oughtta have a race day outside in the dirt, if it's not too cold. We could race around the bases at the ball field in front of the rec center.





Just another race idea; inspired by destroying Michelle's back yard in my brother's Jeep today. :D :D :D

Ninja
2005.01.08, 12:41 AM
LMAO dude were her rents mad?

pHREDD
2005.01.08, 12:44 AM
Im game.....

Ninja
2005.01.08, 12:45 AM
yeah me too once i get my Monster, or mod my OL further ;)

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.08, 06:39 PM
LMAO dude were her rents mad?
No way! Her dad has a few trails through the property. If I got stuck, he's got the keys to this:
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/2/web/278000-278999/278249_226_full.jpg

As well as a few other giants. That's a Coke can under the door. ;)




Yeah we'll definitly have to do an off road race. Ninja, I forgot you've also got a Mini Quake; if'in you've got it fixed yet. :o

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.08, 06:40 PM
You're gonna have to mod that OL a lot; it'll flip right over with hard cornering. And I dunno if it can handle repeated jumps off the bottle ramp. ;)

Ninja
2005.01.09, 03:11 AM
mini-quake is still broken :( but the OL (with the right tires) will tackle anything your mini mauler will ;) besides, i will have my monster in a couple weeks :D

Ninja
2005.01.18, 03:40 PM
i will have my monster Thursday :D i got the special edition, now it is just time for Todd to get one ;)

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.18, 04:11 PM
i will have my monster Thursday :D
Awesome. :cool:

pHREDD
2005.01.18, 04:37 PM
i will have my monster Thursday :D i got the special edition, now it is just time for Todd to get one ;)


and fred to fix his

Ninja
2005.01.18, 05:11 PM
what did you do to it now pHREDD?

pHREDD
2005.01.18, 06:51 PM
I still have the li'po batt problems Im dealing with....I will try to sort it out this week ....

Ninja
2005.01.18, 07:04 PM
take them out and run standard batts this week :D

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.18, 09:40 PM
Yeah really. Them lipo's put you ahead of us anyway. ;) My new rear bumper/wheelie bar works great. :D No more wheelies; all traction. :cool:

Ninja
2005.01.19, 05:40 PM
Eric, it is sooo on tomorrow :D got the MZM today :D

pHREDD
2005.01.19, 07:22 PM
great news Nija, i got my truck in the shop now!!!

Ninja
2005.01.19, 07:26 PM
i already had mine in the shop ;) i had to switch up to the stiff springs, put oil in the shocks, and do some body detailing, i got the SE chrome body, this thing looks amazing, i cant wait to paint it, and i know what you're thinking, and it will still have the chrome look, it will just be titned to have some color ;) :eek:

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.19, 09:17 PM
Awesome Ninja. I charged my 5-cell last night. I'll top it off tonight. I'll bring some XMod bodies. :D :D :D

Ninja
2005.01.19, 09:19 PM
kool :p :D

pHREDD
2005.01.19, 10:17 PM
Ok, I got my MMT fixed and ready to roll.....no more batt problems and yes, Im still running li po. Get ready to get your A$$ smoked tomorrow, monster style :D

Ninja
2005.01.19, 10:20 PM
if you can keep it on the track :D;)

pHREDD
2005.01.19, 10:23 PM
I have already prepared for that. I droped to a less top end motor. I should change the pinion but the bigg one keeps the nose on the ground. I broke the front gear box playing around tonight, but I had a spare (plastic) and repaired.

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.19, 11:18 PM
The biggest pinion doesn't keep my Mauler's front on the ground. :D That reminds me to adjust my suspension. :o

pHREDD
2005.01.19, 11:25 PM
whats your biggest pinion? Im running a 16 tooth :eek:

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.19, 11:47 PM
I think it's about that. I'm not sure right off hand. :rolleyes:

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.20, 09:45 PM
I learned today that a stock Mini Z Monster is no match for a modded Mini Mauler. :D Fred - you gotta race around on the baseball field. Me and Ninja did until my battery pack died and it was the most fun I've had with this truck. :D :D :D :D

pHREDD
2005.01.20, 10:21 PM
o tay spankey....we will do it.

pHREDD
2005.01.21, 08:26 PM
Ok MMT guys....Im sick of breaking parts on my monster :mad: I have ordered everything alloy I could find today. I also got a few plastic pieces to hold me over untill the alloy arrives :eek:

Alloy Rear Damper Mount (BU) For Monster
Alloy Front Damper Mount (BU) For Monster
Alloy Front Knuckle Arm Set (BU) For Monster

Alloy Rear Motor Cap With Heat Sink (BU)
Alloy Main Gear Cover (BU) For Monster
Alloy Steering Assembly (BU) For Monster
Alloy Steering Plate (BU) For Monster
Alloy Front Lower Arm (BU) For Monster
Alloy Rear Lower Arm (BU) For Monster
Alloy Front Bumper (BU) For Monster
Alloy Rear Bumper (BU) For Monster
OverLand/Monster Alloy Top (32MM) (BU)
Titanium Main Gear 44T For Monster
Gear Box Set For Monster
Gear Set For Monster
Kyosho Body Set Mad Force Yellow Mini-Z Monster
Kyosho Servo Case Set Mini-Z Monster
Kyosho Small Parts Set Mini-Z Monster
Kyosho Chassis Set Clear Blue Mini-Z Monster
Kyosho Servo Case Set Blue Mini-Z Monster
Kyosho Shock Stay Set Mini-Z Monster
Kyosho Color Screw Set Blue Mini-Z Monster
Kyosho Knuckle & Tie-Rod Set Mini-Z Monster
Kyosho Gearbox Set Mini-Z Monster

I spoke to Steve today and told him about Ninja's MMT. He is going to try to come race with us next Thursday.

Ninja
2005.01.21, 08:52 PM
DANG thats alot of parts, cant wait to have an all-out race one week

pHREDD
2005.01.21, 09:27 PM
if David and Shaun can get 1 we could really have a BlasT

JTrusley
2005.01.21, 10:02 PM
if David and Shaun can get 1 we could really have a BlasT
Well Eric bought a Duratrax Evader Pro Truck today and brought it. I must say it was very nice. 15 turn motor 12 Turn speed control.

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.21, 11:45 PM
Well Eric bought a Duratrax Evader Pro Truck today and brought it. I must say it was very nice. 15 turn motor 12 Turn speed control.
...and a cheap azz Futaba servo. :rolleyes: Stripped servo gears, Todd. I have a spare 3003 servo, but I broke the mounts off to fit in another car. Oh well, that's the cheapest servo on the market; $11. I'll pick one up tomorrow. Oh, and the super pimp radio? Yeah, it's sweet. :cool: I also put the stickers on the turbo ghey neon lime body and it looks a little better.



Steve drooled over my Mauler. His lame MZM is scared of it; and his is broken, too. The 6-cell pack (with 1/2 a charge) is smokin fast. I doubt I can keep up with Fred's Monster, but I'm just a little closer. ;)



Sid at the rec center suggested we put together a big off road rally in the future; when it warms up. He wanted to know how many people we could get together to run around out in the ball field in front of the rec center. I know a good friend of mine races nitro's up in Cleveland; he's in Sale Creek. I know he'd come out to run around. Who else would be interested? Sid mentioned having different classes; which is good because I can't race my Evader and Mauler at the same time. :o I told him why wait for warmer weather? I've been out there cutting doughnuts all week.

Ninja
2005.01.22, 02:26 PM
i got bored with the chrome body on my MZM SE today, and since it looks as if i will never get my OL running right again i mounted my BMW X-5 on the MZM, very easy to do. I cut 4 pieces of 3/16 brass tubing 1cm long, i broke the stock OL mounts at the front and back of both sides, not the whole mount just the little tabs that go in front and behind the chassis at the battery area. i then glued the brass tubing to the bottom side of the mount in the corner facing inwards. the body fits perfect and is easier to get on and off of the chassis that the stock MZM body. I will post pics later when i get my digicam working properly.

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.22, 03:13 PM
That's cool, Ninja. You need to bring your TC3 out to race my Evader. :cool:

Ninja
2005.01.22, 03:26 PM
yeah, photos of my new MZM can be found here http://www2.mini-zracer.com/gallery/album430 i would like to get the rally car conversion for my TC3 but it is a little high, and i will run you on pavement any time ;):D

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.22, 05:38 PM
I'll see your 12T motor and raise you 15. ;) I just need a new servo and it's on like Donkey Kong. The MZM looks cool, too. I like it better than the smaller SE truck body; that X5 looks more realistic. I gotta put my F150 on my Mauler now. :D

Ninja
2005.01.22, 05:42 PM
i have a spare servo laying around if you need it

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.22, 06:24 PM
What model is it? Duratrax put in the bottom-of-the-line Futaba 3003. :rolleyes: I'm 'bout to head out to get an upgraded servo that might last a while longer.

Ninja
2005.01.22, 06:31 PM
my TC3 has a futaba 3003 and i havent had any problems, im not sure what the other one is, i will have to strip the turbo hopper down and find out

edit * the one in my hopper is a hitec HS-322HO, if you want it just let me know ;)

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.22, 07:09 PM
Well the LHS was closed when I got there a little before 7. I reckon they close early on Saturday's? :confused: Oh well. Whaddya want for that HiTec?

Ninja
2005.01.22, 07:20 PM
i will let you have it, when do you want it and where to meet is the problem;)

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.22, 08:26 PM
Well I want it now lol. But I can wait til Monday since it's snowing and all. I'm working tomorrow, so I'll try to swing by the LHS to pick one up anyway. I'm gonna make them gimme a new one. That's what I get for letting Todd drive it. :rolleyes:

Ninja
2005.01.22, 09:52 PM
while you are there see if they have an upper arm, lower arm, and knuckle for my Mini Quake.......... thats what i get for letting you drive it :rolleyes: J/K

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.22, 10:44 PM
Heh. :D I fixed the servo. The final cog (black) was missing two teeth that were stuck in the grease around the other gears. I had another 3003 so I popped 'em both apart and viola. I took the truck for a spin in the street in front of my house and it's the fastest car I've ever seen drive through my neighborhood. :D

pHREDD
2005.01.25, 09:44 PM
this will have to do untill the alloy arrives. I did convert back to the AAA batts.....

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421568702/52.jpg

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.25, 10:06 PM
Aw I wanted to race your li-po's against my 6-cell Mauler. Oh well, at least it runs again. I heard about all the fun ya'll had after I left Thursday. I cried and cried when I heard you guys were running trucks all night. :(

pHREDD
2005.01.25, 10:12 PM
Eric, I wont need the li po to run your 6 cell ....my truck kicks AZZ the way it is.....if you wan ta run u got it :D

pHREDD
2005.01.25, 10:18 PM
dont forget i still have a 4x2 stack , 16 tooth pinion and plasma dash mod motor :p

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.25, 10:34 PM
Oh yeah. :o With my 5-cell, I spanked Lamar's Monster like a 4year old in KMart. The 6-cell hauls more than that. I'll shake your bouncy booty. :D

pHREDD
2005.01.25, 10:40 PM
bring it on....If steve shows we will have 4 mini-trucks......still waiting on Todd to get his.

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.25, 10:44 PM
I saw Lamar at the shop the other day and whoever was with him said he was looking at a Mini Mauler. And Steve drooled over mine the other night at the other Steve's house I stopped at on my way home from racing.


I'm prouda muh truck. :D ...and that I learned the suspension is adjustable. :o

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.25, 10:45 PM
Yeah Todd sucks. He needs to get some kinda truck; or fix his E-Maxx. Todd - you think your E-Maxx can keep up with my Evader? :D :D :D :D



HEY!!! IDEA!!! We gotta race on the baseball field; but it'll be dark when we all get to racing later in the day. Maybe we can get the rec center guys to flip them lights on; if there are lights for the field. That would be stupid awesome!!!! :D :D

Ninja
2005.01.26, 08:56 PM
Eric, what kind of battery packs you run in that Evader?

JTrusley
2005.01.26, 09:26 PM
Yeah Todd sucks. He needs to get some kinda truck; or fix his E-Maxx. Todd - you think your E-Maxx can keep up with my Evader? :D :D :D :D



HEY!!! IDEA!!! We gotta race on the baseball field; but it'll be dark when we all get to racing later in the day. Maybe we can get the rec center guys to flip them lights on; if there are lights for the field. That would be stupid awesome!!!! :D :D
no your evader will out run emaxx but i will out climb you and JUST PLAN RUN OVER YOU :D :D :D :D and thats the bottom line cause Emaxx said so

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.26, 11:02 PM
Lamar - I run some crummy Duratrax/Sanyo 1500 packs from the LHS. Steve told me they were awesome; same for the charger. The charger won't do both kinds of batteries, and the two packs I have get about a 1/2 hour run time each.



Todd - you gotta catch me first. :D So what is wrong with it again? Let's get that sucker fixed!

Ninja
2005.01.26, 11:27 PM
might could hook you up with a couple packs cheap, if you want them, same as the ones you have

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.26, 11:36 PM
Same as these? I wouldn't give more than 5 bucks each honestly. :rolleyes:

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.27, 08:29 PM
Well kids, the Evader's servo is missing a total of 7 teeth from 3 gears. Time for a metal gear. :rolleyes:

Ninja
2005.01.28, 12:46 AM
sounds like you need a whole new servo

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.28, 07:47 PM
Yeap. I bought a Hitec somethingorother for $14 and it sucked bad. The main gear didn't mesh with the Duratrax's steering horn, so the servo sat and spun and the steering didn't move. I reckon Futaba and Hitec servo's have different gears on the outside; looked like it anyway. So I took it back and got a Futaba metal gear, high torque, heavy duty servo. It's the daddy. Now I'll let other people drive it. :D

pHREDD
2005.01.28, 09:04 PM
My alloy arived today and I got it all installed (fixed my servo wire too) You would not believe how heavy it is now. It handles different. I dont know if I like it any berrer but I do like it. The tiren seem to grip alot better with the added weight. I will post pictures soon

JTrusley
2005.01.28, 09:12 PM
My alloy arived today and I got it all installed (fixed my servo wire too) You would not believe how heavy it is now. It handles different. I dont know if I like it any berrer but I do like it. The tiren seem to grip alot better with the added weight. I will post pictures soon
Cant wait to see pics :D :D

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.28, 09:29 PM
I guess you could say my metal gear servo is alloy, too. :D

pHREDD
2005.01.28, 09:51 PM
here it is....almost everything alloy....

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421595754/25.jpg

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421595754/24.jpg

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421595754/23.jpg

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421595754/16.jpg

what do ya think?

pHREDD
2005.01.28, 10:05 PM
here is Ninja's MMT

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421595754/2.jpg

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421595754/4.jpg

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.28, 11:40 PM
So is it a snail with all that added weight? Now I really wanna race! :D

pHREDD
2005.01.29, 12:02 AM
I cant tell if it has a reducion in speed....I did however change back to a 12 tooth pinion.

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.29, 01:45 PM
So no excuses to race next week, right? ;)

pHREDD
2005.01.29, 01:55 PM
its on....unless you have to work :rolleyes:

JTrusley
2005.01.29, 05:20 PM
here it is....almost everything alloy....

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421595754/25.jpg

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421595754/24.jpg

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421595754/23.jpg

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421595754/16.jpg

what do ya think?
what do we think? Hummmm i think that is one sweet l :D :D king Monster makes me want my taxes to hurry up and get here so i can get me one and order all my alloy stuff

Shaun
2005.01.30, 06:57 PM
Hey guys I have been looking at mini off-road trucks. Do any of you all have a 1/18th scale truck? I really like the RC18T. I'm thinking of getting one.

JTrusley
2005.01.30, 07:56 PM
Hey guys I have been looking at mini off-road trucks. Do any of you all have a 1/18th scale truck? I really like the RC18T. I'm thinking of getting one.
i dont have a 1 18 th scale truck Ninja has a Mini Quake that is not running

JTrusley
2005.01.30, 07:58 PM
Shaun i think you should get a monster mini z i am going to get one as soon as i get my W2 and take them and have them filed. Look at phredds and ninja they are sweet

pHREDD
2005.01.30, 08:28 PM
pluse you can race them indoors on a RCP track!!!

pHREDD
2005.01.30, 09:05 PM
I just had to show off my color matched G-Maxx 800mAH batts and Yeah Racing crystal.

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421596183/0.jpg

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421596183/2.jpg

and check out the blue antenna :D

Shaun
2005.01.30, 09:40 PM
I'd like to keep my MR-02 for indoors and use the RC18T for outdoors. I could get some slicks or radials and race it indoors. It's not that much bigger than a MMT. Plus it only costs $125 RTR with ball-bearings and 4WD. And the electronics it comes with can handle hotter motors with no upgrading.

Not sure what I'm gonna get. I'd like to race in the dirt. Maybe we could bring some hose or pipe and make an off-road track?

pHREDD
2005.01.30, 09:49 PM
You should have raced with us at the tennis courts....David brought the water hose every week. I bet he still carrys it in in his car trunk

ChattavegasSE
2005.01.31, 12:20 AM
Shaun - I've got a Mini Mauler fully modded that'll smoke a stock MZM for about the same price. I don't regret this thing a bit. I also have a Duratrax Evader Pro, that comes with a 12T ESC and 15T Orion motor stock, chuck on a metal gear/high torque/output Futaba servo and it's a heck of a truck for under $300 with the new servo. I usually bring all of my toys on race nights (I've only had the Evader for a week) so you can drive 'em around on the ball field to see if you like either of 'em.

Shaun
2005.02.01, 08:28 PM
Well guys I did a lot of research on mini RC's and decided to get the RC18T.
I have one on backorder from T O W E R. Hope to have it soon! I have never had a 4WD car before. I know we can't dig up the ballfield, so I'm keeping an eye out for boxes at work we could use to make some smooth jumps out of.

Hey Ninja what do you think of your Mini-Quake? Once I have my RC18T you should bring your Mini-Quake and we could race together. :)

So far everything looks good for Thursday. I'll be there around 3PM. Everyone else gonna be there?

pHREDD
2005.02.01, 08:36 PM
i'll be there at 6pm... :(

Ninja
2005.02.01, 09:49 PM
Hey Ninja what do you think of your Mini-Quake? Once I have my RC18T you should bring your Mini-Quake and we could race together. :)

So far everything looks good for Thursday. I'll be there around 3PM. Everyone else gonna be there?
well duratrax has a problem producing replacement parts for the ones i have broken right now, so no clue as to how long it will be before i get it fixed.


and i dont know if i will be able to come racing this week, im still jobless and dont know if i can get some gas money or not, if i do though it will be around 3 for me as well

Shaun
2005.02.01, 10:05 PM
well duratrax has a problem producing replacement parts for the ones i have broken right now, so no clue as to how long it will be before i get it fixed.

What did you think of the truck when it was running? What parts do you need?
Hope you can make it Thursday.

pHREDD
2005.02.01, 10:09 PM
and i dont know if i will be able to come racing this week, im still jobless and dont know if i can get some gas money or not,


If ya can make it down I will spot you a few bucks to get you back home :D

Ninja
2005.02.01, 10:15 PM
awwww pHREDD thats awefull nice of ya but i wouldnt come up if i couldnt get home ;)

pHREDD
2005.02.01, 10:20 PM
becides...u gotta see my 300c and my mini van :p

I found a great tire combo for my MMT for the RCP track. I cant wait to run this truck on the big track. It is the best I have ever had it in handling...and the speed is still there too. wheelies from a dead stop with AAA batts and a 12 tooth pinion :D

Ninja
2005.02.01, 10:21 PM
any luck on those track pieces we were waiting on?

pHREDD
2005.02.01, 10:24 PM
still waiting on RCP to email me (hint, hint) ;)

pHREDD
2005.02.01, 10:26 PM
the alloy weights just enough to keep it from standing up too much. you can kinda control the wheelies if you know what i mean

Ninja
2005.02.01, 10:49 PM
sweet, i cant wait to see them ;)

ChattavegasSE
2005.02.02, 01:46 AM
Yeah Ninja, you gotta check out my new truck; if I get it finished by then. :rolleyes: I don't think I've got any other cool new stuff, other than some more chips, cracks, scratches, and scuffs on my Evader. I'm gonna make that body look better the hard way. ;)

Ninja
2005.02.02, 10:41 AM
im gonna bring that servo just in case you want it for a backup, i took the cap off it and checked out the insides, it looks pretty tough and durable, i think you just had the servo saver too tight, i have an extra one if you need it.

ChattavegasSE
2005.02.02, 02:39 PM
Nope, it's a Hitec. 35 teeth instead of Futaba's 36. I did the math, that's only around 13% meshed contact, maximum. That's why I had to take that Hitec back and get another Futaba. High torque, heavy duty, metal gears servo? I doubt I'll need a spare; unless I let you guys drive it again. :p


OH man! I know the perfect ramp(s) to get to jump around on. We used to sell a hard plastic skate board ramp; about 12-16" tall, about 3' long and about 2' wide. It was awesome driving my XMods off it at work when we had 'em. I'll check out Toys R Us and see if they still have 'em. I can't remember the price, though. I think around $25-30 maybe.

Shaun
2005.02.04, 11:44 AM
Did you guys get to do any off-road racing Thursday? I couldn't make because our truck didn't get to the store until 4PM then I had to unload all of it. :(

We should plan a date for everyone to request off so we can have another all day race-a-thon. Off-road in the daytime and on-road at night?

pHREDD
2005.02.04, 01:11 PM
Everyone made it. It was about the biggest showing yet at night. I think we had 11 or 12 people racing last night. Steve came and invited 2 people he had met at the hobby store. We were wondering where you were at. We didnt do any outdoor racing but we did set up the RCp with some hills and jumps.

Too bad you missed it :( We hope you can make it next time. It shouldnt be long before we have another all day GTG. We try to do it every 3 months.

Ninja
2005.02.04, 03:33 PM
maybe by the next one we will have more track and they will let us set up in the gym ;) that would be so sweet :D

Shaun
2005.02.04, 05:06 PM
Sounds like you all had fun. How was the racing? Who kicked everyone's butt?

pHREDD
2005.02.04, 05:08 PM
Everyone won a few but Ninja won the most. Hey, I even won a few.

Shaun
2005.02.04, 05:11 PM
How late did you all race?

pHREDD
2005.02.04, 05:17 PM
The rec center had a volley ball game going on or something like that and we got to stay untill 9 pm.

It was a blast. New track layout too :D I have some pics I will post when I get home from work tonight.

Ninja
2005.02.04, 06:44 PM
yeah, since it got my 02 i have been almost untouchable:D MUHAHAHAHAHAHA *evil grin*

Shaun
2005.02.04, 06:54 PM
yeah, since it got my 02 i have been almost untouchable:D MUHAHAHAHAHAHA *evil grin*

Way to go Lamar! You running that F50?

Ninja
2005.02.04, 06:55 PM
yes i am, though the wing seems to be getting loose already, i am about to try and glue it back on nice and snug, i just gotta find a way to put some nice race scheme type graphics on :D

ChattavegasSE
2005.02.04, 07:06 PM
I picked up a ramp from Toys R Us tonight. It's no where near as big as that skateboard ramp I was talking about. BUT it's really cool because it's like two ramps in one; one side has a larger radius that's set for distance jumping, the other side has a smaller radius that goes completely vertical at the top. We could have a high jump contest. ;) Not too bad for 8 bucks. I'll bring it next week, and I'll pick up another one or two if it tracks well.




Also, I'm off work most of next week, so I should be able to swing down there and mess with the door knob on the bigger room. :cool:

pHREDD
2005.02.04, 07:37 PM
my monster is back in action...I think the 2 foot ramp is what broke my servo gear....or was it steve. anyways its fixed and ready for racing....

pHREDD
2005.02.04, 08:03 PM
Here is a few picures of last thursdays racing.....thanks to steve for taking the pics!!!


The first is a group shot (hey, wheres my monster?)
http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421597133/0.jpg

This one shows the track layout.

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421597133/1.jpg


and the last one is just some blurs....


http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421597133/2.jpg

ChattavegasSE
2005.02.04, 09:35 PM
Cool pics. :cool: I set the first one as my background. :D

Ninja
2005.02.04, 10:44 PM
The first is a group shot (hey, wheres my monster?)
i think you were working on it

ChattavegasSE
2005.02.05, 12:10 AM
Lamar - didja check the member's rides page? I found another '06 STI pic that's the production version; different from the concept but still ugly.

pHREDD
2005.02.05, 01:26 AM
A little off topic but....I pulled the McLaren off the shelf and Im in the process of getting it ready for racing this week. It will have a stock PCB (no stack) and thats all im gonna say :D . Im gonna give the takata a few weeks off for some scheduled maintenance.

Here is a teaser pic.

http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/421597133/3.jpg

Ninja
2005.02.05, 09:38 AM
you have so many bodies, you make me sick :p i want a new body, and i have been debating on buying one but dont know how or when. i guess i will run this F-50 till it falls appart. then it is off to a better looking body ;):D

pHREDD
2005.02.05, 10:12 AM
Ninja, the way your driving the F50 I wouldnt change anything..I have a F50 body (red) thats missing the mirrors....you could get it off me cheap or trade.....let me know and I will bring it

Ninja
2005.02.05, 03:28 PM
that sounds like a plan, but do i have anything you may need? i may just have to work out a payment plan.

pHREDD
2005.02.05, 04:15 PM
ok we can work out something...Ill bring it. I got a slow charger today from batteries plus today. the ultralast charger...charges 8 aa or aaa at a time.

JTrusley
2005.02.05, 10:50 PM
ok we can work out something...Ill bring it. I got a slow charger today from batteries plus today. the ultralast charger...charges 8 aa or aaa at a time.
Phredd you said something about getting rid of that blue and white monster body do you still want to i am intereted in it if you want to

pHREDD
2005.02.05, 10:56 PM
Not to sure if I want to get rid of it. it may become my beater body....

JTrusley
2005.02.15, 09:57 PM
Phredd, where did you get your alloy from? I am having trouble finding the front and rear damper mounts. I have the alloy shocks from GPM on the way got them from Ebay.

pHREDD
2005.02.15, 10:14 PM
all the alloy i got for my monster came from rc mart . com

pHREDD
2005.02.15, 10:39 PM
I broke the ball joint housing on my blue front gear box :mad: .....had to replace with the stock black one. too much jumping. :D I went ahead and installed the alloy servo gears while I had it down.

Ninja
2005.03.14, 06:52 PM
well Eric, i have been looking at that rally kit for my TC3. i can get the Rally Kit, a 200mm body, and the deans plugs to fix my battery problem for $100 shipped. the rally kit comes with
kick-up front bumper
longer arms to widen the car to 200mm
longer composite CVD's
Rally-tuned shock springs and shafts
Pro-Line #3956 24mm Wabash wheels.
Pro-Line #3957 rally tires with inserts.
http://www.rc10.com/shusting/CatalogHub/KitSpecs,TC3/rally/tc3_rally.htm
i think this would be my best bet for offroading right now, since i could also order the parts to fix my Mini Quake while i am at it :rolleyes: total about $120. or i could go ahead and get the stuff to fix my monster and 02 as well, which comes to about $150. :confused: man i wish i hadnt lost my good paying job :(

ChattavegasSE
2005.03.19, 08:55 PM
Do it, Lamar. You know you want to. :D

Ninja
2005.04.05, 09:37 PM
well i got my monster fixed, with a little cheap enginuity, no glue of any kind this time, just the working of my twizted brain :D it works :D i am thinking about doing a 6 cell mod to it one day this week :)

Ninja
2005.04.25, 09:43 PM
i fixed my mini quake today, it is now powered by a 1:10 scale speed control (exactly like the one in my TC3) and a full size 1:10 scale 1500mah 7.2v battery pack :D this thing hauls major rumpage :p next up i think i will be swapping in either a faster (coreless?) motor or a 540 :D yes i am crazy for speed. speaking of speed, i tossed the 6 cell mod to the monster, and instead went with an 8 cell mod, iwaver pro board, and an SO4 :rolleyes: :eek:

MartyJones
2005.04.25, 09:45 PM
I bet a 17T arconite would go great in there.

Ninja
2005.04.25, 09:46 PM
my ESC can handle a 13t 540, so considering the size and amp draw of a 370 motor, i think i could go as low as 7t-8t, if i can find one :rolleyes: what do you think marty?

pHREDD
2005.04.25, 10:13 PM
is Marty ever gonna show back up at the races?

MartyJones
2005.04.25, 11:36 PM
I'm gonna show back up just as soon as i get all my parts back together. Alot of my stuff just came in.

MartyJones
2005.04.26, 12:50 PM
Look into a pro370bb. I ran one in a Rc18t gobbs of torque. If i find another link i'll post it.
~Later~

Shaun
2005.04.26, 08:05 PM
Ninja, how does your mini-quake handle? Next time I get a chance to come up I will bring my RC18T. We could have some nice off-road racing.

Does anyone else have a 1/18th scale car?

pHREDD
2005.04.26, 08:11 PM
not me...Todd had something but I cant remember what scale it is...

Ninja
2005.04.26, 08:58 PM
the mini quake is awesome, it just has a few weak points. hopefully some "green stuff" will fix these arms and knuckles for good :D Todd has an E-Maxx, but it isnt running right now, and Eric has a Mini Mauler and a Duratrax Stadium Truck, if he ever comes :rolleyes: we could always run Mini Monsters and other off road rc :D

MartyJones
2005.04.28, 05:06 PM
I just got rid of all my 18th scale stuff. The mamba nad the 18t.
~Later~

Ninja
2005.05.29, 01:41 AM
well, i just modified my MZM again, it is now a rock crawling beast :D i am missing one of the tires i wanted to use though, and i decided not to use the XRM tires, so I am using one set of stock OL tires and one set a tad bigger :D may get pics soon, not sure.
*edit* it will now flex 3 1/2" with all 4 tires touching :D


also, anybody want to get together Monday for a few hours and go rock crawling?

pHREDD
2005.05.29, 09:07 AM
I cant...I will be traveling back from Indy on Monday

ChattavegasSE
2005.05.29, 08:49 PM
Tomorrah Monday? I get offa work at 5:30; call my black azz.

Ninja
2005.05.30, 01:50 AM
you still in D-Town right? how about i just show up at ya work?

ChattavegasSE
2005.06.05, 08:02 PM
Shiz yeah. Me and the Ninja ran the court at my old folks' retirement apartment complex. It's pretty sweet. We oughtta race there. My IW actually runs really well out there!!! :eek: New motor, functional ball diff, new CF H-plate, and slick F50 body makes a nice court racer. AND me being MacGuyver, I can paint my F50 a different color every week without having to tape anything off. :cool:

Ninja
2005.06.06, 12:23 AM
yeah i think we could do that but i thgink we are just gonna take a break from minis for a little while. this one time i was cooking myself and my nephew a couple grilled-cheese sammiches ;) but i didnt have a shirt on, and i had put way too much butter on the bread, so it was taking a while. i sat the spatula on the side of the skillet and went to take a couple shots (ended up like a whole cup) of Vodka. when i returned i was a little light headed, to say the least. i was smiling so hard my face hurt. :D im standing there a few more minutes waiting, and my back started itching, without thinking i grabbed the spatula from the pan and reached back to scratch. damn that was hot, i got burned pretty badly, but i didnt notice it for a few hours. i finished up with the cooking and sat down to eat. about mid way through my sammich i noticed what seemed to be a pubic hair on my cheese. i was like WTF!!!! i shave my head, so it couldnt be mine, i complained to the waitress and spoke to the manager. 2 weeks later i recieved a written appology from the cook and the owner of the restaraunt. from then on i get like 30% off of any car i buy from Mickey's Auto Mart in Gualajaras, NM. see attachment below

ChattavegasSE
2005.06.10, 03:43 PM
Some kid took a crap in my old store. Then he stepped in it and walked around. The manager on duty used a cleaner with bleach in it, and now there are little white footprints all around the store on the carpet. I wasn't there, but I would have beat the kid to death with his own turds; but it was kinda funny. :o