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RCSparks / Vanquish Build / Wraith KIT THREAD

Discussion in 'Studio Discussions' started by RCEngineer, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. RCEngineer

    RCEngineer RCSparks Team Mechanic
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    MEDiC asked me to help him out.. and hired me to build a Custom Wraith Kit, with Upgraded Vanquish Parts!! WOO HOO!

    He has a ton of projects going on.. and when I was at the studio - I asked to help out! Now I'M PART OF THE TEAM! Awesome :) When I'm done this build.. I'm going into the RCSparks Studio to film the unveiling with MEDiC.. :-0

    So I'm building a Custom Wraith from the ground up.

    LOTS of Vanquish parts are already here and put together and lots more to come :) G made shocks and a wraith kit are also here.
    So i'm going to post "some" pictures lots of info for now and after a !point! in the build I'm going to do a LARGE photo shoot, but until the photo shoot the pictures will be limited :ninja:

    Ok so the parts list of what they gave me at the Studio already and what I have gotten from the Studio since:


    1) FULL!!!! Vanquish Wraith Axles front and back (only the gears are stock).

    2) G made XD Piggyback Shock's all around.

    3) Vanquish 1.9 scale rims

    4) X5 RC4WD Mickey Thompson 1.9 Baja Claws Tires

    5) Tekin RS PRO ESC

    6) Tekin PRO4 Short Course Brushless Motor

    7) Gens ACE 5000mAh 3 cell lipo (Hardcase)

    8) Wraith kit

    9) Traxxas slipper and 32P 56T spur

    10) RPP Gears 32P 15T Pinion, solid bottom gear, steal idler gear

    11) Custom body panels

    12) Battery forward mod

    13) Hitec waterproof servo

    14) Interco IROK 2.2 Super Swamper

    15) Vanquish 2.2 rims

    16) Full Vanquish link set

    17) spectrum 3ch recever

    18) RC4wd Bulldog 9300XT winch

    19) Wraith light kit

    20) Custom metal bumper

    That's the finished list. :haveaniceday:


    Ill be updating this thread/post often.

    Some pictures now (its only started recently so not much to show YET!!!!!!!)

    Getting ready to build axles/finish axles.
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    Building the JUNFAC Dual Stage "Piggyback" Shocks - THESE REALLY WORK!
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    (THIS is MY ADDiTIVE - to strengthen the Wraith Drive Shafts) Stock drive shafts modded with 1/4 threaded rod.
    I build the drive shaft and then drill out the male end with a 1/4 bit (so that it doesn't expand when rod is installed) cut the 1/4 rod to fit all the way down the male end with maybe 3mm extra so its removable, and then thread locked and pushed in.

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    All set out.
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    Rims/tires.
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    That's what's been done so far..... That I will show you :psychotic: hahahahahahaha............. lol



    I am loving all the after market parts all the Vanquish fit together great and was easy to build (with the instructions lol). There is no play in the axles now :haveaniceday:. Looks the part and Dose the part SOOO WELLL!!!! The Gmade shocks are soo cool the way they work. Rims are well u saw them BEAUTIFUL and EASY to build once u know how. Tires are my personal choice on my personal rig so yeah they ROCK!

    Lots more to come and new parts will be here tonight and more later on........

    PS on the Vanquish parts remember to use thread lock! :haveaniceday:
     
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  2. SmokyG

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    your'e going to love the shocks. i have a set and they rock!
     
  3. RCEngineer

    RCEngineer RCSparks Team Mechanic
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    The motor, esc, and servo are here now so yeah :)

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    Man those axles look so awesome! Im loving this build!
     
  5. RCSparks

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    me too.. GREAT Job David.. looking good buddy. I'm looking forward to unveiling this Vanquish Build with you in November, at the studio! Thanks for all your help ... this is EPiC :)
     
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    I love watching builds. Good work.
     
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    ....................WAY COOL!!!!!!! man, those diffs!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!
    I'm in!!! whats next!?!?!?!?!
     
  8. RCEngineer

    RCEngineer RCSparks Team Mechanic
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    Yeah their soooo nice loving all the Vanquish parts!!!!! :want:

    :) hmmmm Glad you asked...... well what dose this look like????

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    That would be the biggest part of whats next :haveaniceday:

    Been doing lots of little things lately and well waiting on a package Aaron knows nothing of..... should be here tomorrow :wut:
     
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    Body Panels!!!!!!

    BIG update!!! The bodypanels are VERRY close to done now :D

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    The hood:
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    Non of this is done just some pics to show you ruffly what it will look like

    All the soldering is also done now

    PS How do the ruff body panels look to you?
     
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    HOLY SMOKES! I love what you are doing! Thank you so much for taking the time to help me out RCEngineer, this is really turning out awesome :)
     
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    Im loving the air scoop style hood! Keep up the great work! Cant wait to see a running video!
     
  12. RCEngineer

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    What I did to the transmission so it hopefully lasts haha

    The Parts
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    First off I needed to convert to 32P gears so went with a Traxxas slash slipper unit, 32P 56t Traxxas spur, 32P 15T RPP pinion.
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    If u get looking you'll see that Axial's slipper uses a smaller pin so With the proper bit (cant remember off the top of my head witch one) Drilled out the hole.
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    Then assembled and greased the transmission.
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    One side done one to go.
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    The New slipper.
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    And the gear cover fits just have to space it out a bit.
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    And with the Tekin Pro4.
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    (Parts List has been updated in first post)
     
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    looking sick! cant wait to see more!!
     
  14. RCSparks

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    Great Job RCEngineer! Thanks SOOOO VERY MUCH for helping me with this build. its gunna be AWESOME when everyone sees it! WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOO!

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    Very cool looking wraith. its going to be a mad rig when its completed :on fire:
     
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    Sweet build! I like all the shiney parts!
     
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    The Wraith will be absolutely bullet proof! I can't wait to see it in action!
     
  18. RCEngineer

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    yeah the drive shafts are a idk spot but i have faith in them lol but yes every thing else

    ps i have had another batch of parts from Aaron come in :evilish::in love:
     
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    Ok so the links and some parts i was missing arrived!!!!!
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    Wonderful titanium links!!!
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    Front Axle all done!!!
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    The mechanical side of the truck.....
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    Should have some more pictures tomorrow and specs on the truck
     
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    man!!! that thing has more bling then Fort Knox!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!
     

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