All the crappy ice pushed out this week. Good time to get out and do a little crawlin



Had time to get a couple of the vehicles out this weekend. The gkids wanted to take the Slash and Blackout. So charged up a couple packs each and off we went. 

For the most part they missed the trees, but one tree that was right in the middle of everything took some serious hits. But after 5 or 6 head on shots the tree won out. 

Yes the Blackout may be busted up badly, but it took ALOT to do it. Ah well. They make parts everyday… 

The Slash was also on its maiden voyage. While not as fast as the Blackout,, I certainly realized I miss the 2wd action. 

And battery.. I was running 2s 5000’s. The Slash was getting 45 minutes on a pack. Being from the 3800 nimh era, this seemed like witchcraft. 

Time to clean and get ready for round 2


We are complete

When I decided to get back in to this rc madness again, I did so with the intent of focusing on bashing. 

Bashing means a lot of different things to people. To me bashing means 2 things. Anything other than organized racing. And pushing the limits of your ride. 

But since I’ve been back there has been something missing. Something that has also been part of my definition of bashing. Something missing that I’ve had my entire rc life. 

But I fixed that last night. 

A Traxxas. I haven’t even taken it outside yet, but just looking under the hood at the long familiar set up makes me feel complete. 

Oh the things I am going to do to this poor truck… 

Just an update on the shock change on the Everest 10

I drastically changed the shock orientation to stand straight up hoping that would help with the chassis twisting. But I also changed to these Axial shocks which are far shorter. 

They did fit perfectly as I wanted them. But they are sooooo light in dampening and spring rate I think they made it worse. 

So I put the stock shocks back in.

Crazy tall. Waaaay to tall. But almost no torque twist at all. 

So it seems I just need stiffer, shorter shocks. I might have some lying around or I could put some heavier weight oil in those axial ones. 
Next on this truck is to find a way to dial out some of the wicked drag brake. 

Chassis extensions

Got started on the E10 last night. I wanted to add some longer ends to the chassis in order to get the shocks to stand up better. Hope fully this will soak up some of the horrendous twist. 

A $3 peice of aluminum stock did the trick.  I didnt go out as far as others I’ve seen so didn’t see the need for  cross braces,, yet. 

I thru on the Axial Deadbolt shocks that I just took off the pull truck.  These are considered shorter, but because of the geometry,  they feel like they have the same amount of travel.  

Only thing left is to add some body mounts so the old pea green Deadbolt body can go on an we are set. I don’t remember these shocks being as soft as they are. They might need an oil adjustment too. Right now they almost feel like Tamiya friction shocks