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project speed wraither

Discussion in 'Crawler Build Projects' started by Soulforged, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Soulforged

    Soulforged New Member

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    this is not a project to have the fastest wraith i can, this is a project to get my wraith kit built, and painted, for tomorrow at 9:30am, pst. thats when im out the door to run. either the wraith, or my scx10.

    project includes
    wraith builders kit
    hi-tec 9755tg servo
    novak timbuk 2 18.5 turn sensored brushless motor/esc combo
    axial stage 1 wraith aluminum link kit
    strc aluminum steering link
    green/silver paint

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    1 hour in, body is washed, masked, first coats of paint down.

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    more to come.
     
  2. imjimbo

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    do you trhink the drive train will hold up to the brushless?
     
  3. Soulforged

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    if it doesn't, well ill have my scx10 to drive. i can always rebuild it with metal gears if i have to.

    second coat of paint is on, 15 minutes to flash dry before coat 3, grabbing bag a now.
     
  4. JonySkadoosh

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    good luck buddy, I did mine in one nite, minus the axles, but I didn't start till about 10 oclock at nite. shouldn't be too hard. how r ur soldering skills?
     
  5. Soulforged

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    why do my post keep vanishing as i try to post?

    i do fine soldering, but the timbuk 2 kit, fully soldered, wires, bullet connectors, everything. all i have to do is replace the tamiya plug with a traxxas and im good to go.

    3rd coat of paint is on the green panels, and silver interior tub. silver tub is fair game for when i need it for assembly, green panels, will get backed in silver in 6-6.5 hours or so.
     
  6. Soulforged

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    and two axles finished, and rotating correctly. score.

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    onto the shocks.
     
  7. JonySkadoosh

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    Nice, kinda wish I had that, my soldering skills suck, that was the longest stage of the build for me. lookin forward to seein some more pics.
     
  8. Soulforged

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    4 shocks complete
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    the two marked with green tape rebound a bit harder than the other two. but both greens and both unmarked rebound evenly with each other. figure ill put the green marked ones on the back.
     
  9. Soulforged

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    axles done, time for links.

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  10. Soulforged

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    aluminum links built
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  11. Soulforged

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    axles assembled, time for transmission.
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    the strc steering linkage had no instructions, so took a few minutes to figure out how they wanted it assembled, but i got it.
     
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    i like the paint
     
  13. Soulforged

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    transmission is done, body has had its first coat of silver paint 60 minutes ago when i started the transmission, gonna slap another coat on, then work on more mounting transmission to center skid, and attacking axles.

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  14. Soulforged

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    DJspiffyFISH, heres a better shot of the body and how it will look.

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    while my scx10 is a scratch body, silver in, green out, this is a rush build, so all paints inside on this one.
     
  15. Soulforged

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    chassis assembled, time to start the body.

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    ok interior tub, you've had 7.5 or so hours to dry time to be trimmed up and worked with.
     
  16. Soulforged

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    heres the interior tub.
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    and as it sits right now.

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    its right here i began swearing. missing a part of the cage. the double bar that goes across the dash between the two roll bar halves. argh...
     
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    Looks Great... good job did you find that other piece?
     
  18. Soulforged

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    i worked until 1 am, couldn't find that piece anywhere. just woke up now with a bit of a feaver. though i wanted to be out the door in a half hour, i wont be going anywhere.

    looking in the manual for the missing part on parts trees, i have trhat tree. the part should be here. ive looked in my work area, unboxing area, and everywhere in between but dont see it.

    unless my dog managed to sneak in and grab it, but he hasnt snuck into my room in years to take stuff..

    a search of my room, the build area, unboxing area, has found nothing but several e-clips that went flying when working on my hpi drift car. no ones home to ask if they took something away from the dog yesterday, and i checked all the garbage cans, nothing in them
     
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  19. RC_Psycho

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    may be a n odd question but what kind of tape did you use to mask off the thin lines like that? I havent been able to find anything that thin.
     
  20. JonySkadoosh

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    ah man ! damn I feel for you i was really pullin for you gettin it built in time. sorry to hear its not happenin for you.:tttt:
     

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