I didn't realize i never posted this thread.
Last year I slapped together a car for my buddy in 3 days to run at the ECSC in Pittsburg.
the original build can be seen here: http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/1-9-s...ml#post5270793
With ECSC 15' just around the corner, my buddy decided to compete again and he liked the charger so much he wanted to run it this year as well. but before i jump into the rebuild, here is a little update of what it's been through the past year.
The truck did very well at last years ECSC. it handled everything My buddy threw at it, including fully submerging it, and came back in one piece but a showing a few new battle scars
in short order i had the body straightened out and ready to play
Shortly thereafter I ran it on my rock pile and creek on the property. It really wheels well and is pretty much a point and shoot car going nearly everywhere i wanted to which involved places it should not have been! :lmao:
Again i straightened it and later took it to my local park for some real wheeling.
I started using standard sized 5000 Mah packs for more run time. unfortunately the strap was too short to hold them in place and i was too lazy to fix it so the loose battery started to take it's toll on the inside.
Once again she was fixed up for some more bashing.
Since then my kids (4 and 11) have been having a blast beating the tar out of it. "thumbsup"
the loose battery eventually started coming through the body so drastic measures were taken to keep the fun going.
Finally it was fixed one last time
next is the rebuild.
incidentally, throughout all this past year of relentless beating the only issue i has was a set of brushes go bad in the motor. That's it! nothing broke! :shock:
I'm beginning to really like this truck!