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Mondo
2005.05.15, 05:15 PM
My made over RC18T solely for road use

Specifications


Mamba25 5400 kV
URC X61 Packs 7.2V
Hitec 40MHz FM RX
Venom branded WS Deans connectors
HoleShot Engineering Carbon Fibre chassis with some serious reworking
Full Associated FT billet kit
MIP CVDs
Stainless steel outdrives
GPM alloy steering link
FT Gold Springs
T-Bone front bumper
Losi Foams
FT Turnbuckle Kit
Custom heavy duty, adjustable steering links

Other things I've also done:


Shimmed out all side-to-side play from suspension arms
Put O-rings behind most ballcups to keep them clean
Fitted spacers on the battery holder mounting posts
Installed MRS4 tire inserts on battery bar to stop it scuffing the pack
Fitted genuine VelcroŽ to the lower deck and cells
Installed two brand new diffs to compliment stainless outdrives


I took it for it's maiden test run today. It flies and the baby Mamba 5400 kV still never fails to impress me!

turtle@mini-z
2005.05.18, 11:33 AM
My made over RC18T solely for road use

[B].....HoleShot Engineering Carbon Fibre chassis with some serious reworking..

I also bought the HoleShot chassis, but I simply CANNOT get it to work.. the drivedrain is binding, no matter what I'll do.. any pointers?

The chassis seems longer than stock, by atleast 3-4 millimeters.. the spur gear is not secured and moves around because the bearing support is too far up front... :(

So please define "serious reworking", I need help with mine. :D

Mondo
2005.05.19, 02:37 PM
So please define "serious reworking", I need help with mine. :D

Best discussed here (http://www.yourmicro.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=30)

McLaren F1 T3
2005.05.22, 03:28 PM
whats the deal with the "dorkus maximus" on the monitor? :p :confused:

Mondo
2005.05.22, 04:27 PM
whats the deal with the "dorkus maximus" on the monitor? :p :confused:

A little Off Topic, but:

LOL! I got that same question on YourMicro and a few other Forums I frequent.
Well, it's the name given to one of the many systems I run @ home
Other names are:

DellBoi (FreeBSD Server)
Lazarus (Mini-ITX System (http://www.mini-itx.com/)) connected by wireless that lives in my Land Rover
Mondo (LINUX Server)
Nostromo
PitchBlaque
RadioClash
Ripley

MartyJones
2005.05.22, 10:24 PM
I would have gone with a 6800KV. I had one in my old T on 3 cell lipo. It hauled and handled even better. Like it was on rails...

Mondo
2005.05.23, 04:22 PM
I would have gone with a 6800KV. I had one in my old T on 3 cell lipo. It hauled and handled even better. Like it was on rails...

Obviously you've never owned an RC18T..
IMO out of the box, the RC18T is under engineered for Brushless applications
They do not hold up too well to Mambas at all unless you invest a lot of time and money into it as I have to make them usable.
RC18T's wear out very quickly, even with a 5400, after a few packs, the standard ball-diffs strip, diff outdrives snap, stub axles snap and the steering inherits a lot of slop.
I have second RC18T under construction which uses a BB300 and the same drivetrain mods as the one in this Thread. That is my off-road version.

I do have a Brushless Mamba-25-6800 XRay M18 (http://www.mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16167). The 6800 was intedned for the RC18T, but made its way into the M18
I also own a Mamba-25 8000 kV that is still waiting for a use.

mini-z
2005.05.23, 05:19 PM
Venom branded WS Deans connectors

M, what's the deal on these, I haven't seen them? Are they less expensive, different in some way? :confused:

Mondo
2005.05.24, 02:31 AM
M, what's the deal on these, I haven't seen them? Are they less expensive, different in some way? :confused:

D, I've only ever seen them in the UK LHS outlets. I needed WS Deans connectors and these were shown to me as an alternative.
They work well, but I must admit they are overly tight when new and near impossible to seperate from a genuine WS Deans connector when mixed.

mini-z
2005.05.24, 12:09 PM
Huh - weird! :)