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



Found some corner brackets laying around that I could cut down to use as body mount posts. 

Now just have to get the body drilled out and we should be set! 


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