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motocrawler
12-09-2011, 01:19 AM
So watching Al and Matt C and everyone else have all this fun with there little rigs, made me wanna join in.
So I ordered a cup racer from RC Pitstop, it was the 240 body which I promptly got the 510 body for.

I didn't really do anything to crazy on this build the details are as follows:


Paint Inside: Black and copper

Paint exterior: Copper then bright silver covered with metallic red

Wheels: Stock Slicks

Rims: Stock 240's with centers painted gold (0mm front offset and 3mm rear offset)

Interior: Tamiya touring car insert, I needed to trim the sides of this down in order to get it to fit the narrower width, but with very little modding it fits in really nicely. Added a axial fire extinguisher to the interior.

Drivetrain: 27t mabuchi silver can, with 29 tooth pinion

Lighting: Currently I am running a losi 5mm LED system, 2 white and 2 red. This will be changing as soon as my e-flite light controller shows up. I plan on running the traxxas summit 5mm LED's for the front and rear and running e-flite 3mm Leds for fogs. The fog lights will be yellow and hooked into my 3 rd channel so I can turn them on and off. And if I can get a mercury tilt switch the rear lights will be wired into that...thanks Al for this great idea.

alan
12-09-2011, 01:58 PM
She's a real beauty, Reza!

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0164-1.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0153a-1.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0145-1.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0160a-1.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0162-1-1.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0165-1.jpg

Radioflyer
12-09-2011, 02:11 PM
Wow, she is a beaut. :bowdown:



Sean :cool:

alan
12-09-2011, 02:40 PM
Hey Reza; How much of that noise last night do you think might have been coming from your front gear-diff?

imthatguy
12-09-2011, 02:49 PM
Very nice looking ride sir! I also went with the Tamiya interior. Got a little surprise for mine though!

ChevyLuv
12-09-2011, 05:10 PM
Beauty 510. Painted on the outside?

motocrawler
12-09-2011, 07:07 PM
Wow, she is a beaut. :bowdown:



Sean :cool:

Thanks! There are so many nice cars on this site that I had to step it up.

motocrawler
12-09-2011, 07:11 PM
Hey Reza; How much of that noise last night do you think might have been coming from your front gear-diff?

So I did a little experiment today to try and pinpoint the source of the noise. The interior body definently makes it louder, cause I ran it without it and it was quieter. Going to try and find some foam to line the underneath of the interior. The 4wd shaft definently adds to the noise, and I think a good chunk of it is coming from the rear diff.

motocrawler
12-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Beauty 510. Painted on the outside?

Ya the outside was first painted with copper then bright silver and finally metallic red, all are tamiya PS paints.

matt c
12-09-2011, 08:02 PM
Wow. It turned out really nice. I really like the red. Thank you for not going with white and blue.:biggthumpup:

I tried the gold centres on my wheels too, but it didn't go with my paint. You're looks right. Only one more sleep to race day!

UNGLEWD
12-10-2011, 09:14 AM
You banged that out fast... color scheme looks perfect!

Deric
12-10-2011, 09:22 AM
I like the eyebrows. Awesome build!!

matt c
12-12-2011, 01:09 AM
Reza,

How's the RWD conversion coming? I was thinking about it, and I was wondering if your shaft and front diff were playing a roll in keeping your car stable? Similar to a gyro effect? Maybe not, I don't know. I would remove all of that stuff, it's just extra weight that you don't need. Although you seemed to handle it very well. No lack of competition there. I was sweating, that's for sure.

Matt

motocrawler
12-12-2011, 11:54 PM
Reza,

How's the RWD conversion coming? I was thinking about it, and I was wondering if your shaft and front diff were playing a roll in keeping your car stable? Similar to a gyro effect? Maybe not, I don't know. I would remove all of that stuff, it's just extra weight that you don't need. Although you seemed to handle it very well. No lack of competition there. I was sweating, that's for sure.

Matt

I have left the shaft and front diff in. I like my cars heavy, just looks more real to me when they go over bumps or when it slams in to guard rails and makes a deep thud! I don't think I am going to touch or change anything on the car right now. Just want to really get use to it and then I will start making some tweaks, might get some super sticky tamiya radials, I think we might need it when Al's track gets watered down.

matt c
12-12-2011, 11:58 PM
Apollo Hobbies has a set of HPI X Pattern tires in stock, for mini wheels. That's going to be the tire we'll use on slicker surfaces like my track. It's best to run similar tires when we're this close head to head, or else one guy ends up winning all the time. Seen it many times.

alan
12-13-2011, 05:04 PM
Not sure what you all are up to this afternoon but Reza just stopped by and we've already gotten into my shoe-closet..

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0014.jpg

alan
12-13-2011, 07:08 PM
Bring it on, Rick!:biggthumpup:

motocrawler
12-13-2011, 08:15 PM
Not sure what you all are up to this afternoon but Reza just stopped by and we've already gotten into my shoe-closet..

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/IMG_0014.jpg

That was some awesome clean racing today, still buzzing from it. Still reliving that pass you did on me in the chicane and it was text book.

motocrawler
12-13-2011, 08:18 PM
Whats that Al you guys are both in the closet....LOL

Joke bud can't wait to get my M-06 and the cool body of my very first car and bring it to Armature Alley Photo Studio do some rippin around and then a photo shoot

you guys' cars look awesome

Rick,

I hope you have nerves of steel, because when Alan gets in his groove and if he is behind you the anxiety level goes through the roof!!!!!

UNGLEWD
12-13-2011, 08:32 PM
Reza... steeling those tires and wheels already?
Look great on yours too.
I think I'm going to follow your lead and leave all my front drive assembly intact on the Cup Racer, it was working great the other day

matt c
12-13-2011, 09:34 PM
'Stop starin' an pump my gas'

alan
12-13-2011, 10:57 PM
That was some awesome clean racing today, still buzzing from it. Still reliving that pass you did on me in the chicane and it was text book.

What a 'rush'! Exactly what we were hoping for when conceiving this little league.:biggthumpup:


'Stop starin' an pump my gas'

:laugh:

motocrawler
12-14-2011, 09:22 AM
Reza... steeling those tires and wheels already?
Look great on yours too.
I think I'm going to follow your lead and leave all my front drive assembly intact on the Cup Racer, it was working great the other day

I really like those wheels on my car....hmmm, if I only knew where to get them? I have a first born I will trade you...lol!

I think the extra weight of keeping the drivetrain in helps keep the front planted and helps prevent pushing while cornering. I was also going to start playing with adding some 1/4oz lead weights to the lower front a-arms, just to see what that does to the handling.
It's also nice to be able to swap back to 4wd in minutes if need be.

alan
12-14-2011, 02:26 PM
FYI guys, MattC is running super-light and doesn't seem to have any issues turning in.