The truck wont do well in sand with out paddles ,even 4 wheel drive .they still get stuck if you don't keep the truckwas able to get the truck run this weekend, brought it to my bash spot out near the river. I'm thinking that the gearing might be ok even with the 15t clutchbell, once i get it to shift correctly.
i am very impressed with the integy tires so far. great grip even in pretty loose gravely areas, and even in rocky areas. hadn't been able to try it out in sand though.
loving this engine as well. so easy to tune and start. really wishing i had it pull start though, roto-start is nice, but lugging a drill around while walking through the woods is kind of a pain.
caught some good 3-6ft launches, these RC raven springs just absorb the landings so well!
it is kind of strange though as it feels like the rears are a bit more "springy". weird as the rear carriers more weight because the engine. might increase the oil weight a bit. never had a truck running long enough to be able to complain about shock oil weights lol.
i have ran a t-maxx in pretty sandy conditions, IIRC, it seemed to have done decently well, it did have the stock, large chevron type tires so that could have played a roll in that. down by the river bottom at the spot i went its more of a sand/gravel mix.The truck wont do well in sand with out paddles ,even 4 wheel drive .they still get stuck if you don't keep the truck
moving at a fast pace!
We have a river just a few miles away ,an me an B-law thought we was going to have a blast running in the sand ,
BLEH ,it was offal!
i have ran a t-maxx in pretty sandy conditions, IIRC, it seemed to have done decently well, it did have the stock, large chevron type tires so that could have played a roll in that. down by the river bottom at the spot i went its more of a sand/gravel mix.
more or less am curious how they will do, I dont expect alot out of them in sand.
Back 10 years ago ,viruses were real bad ,so ,I can't really blame P.B. ,I went through 3 PC's due to virus ,my wife was madyeah been hearing alot of horror stories about photobucket losing stuff or locking people out of accounts, even in a few gaming groups I'm in. its amazing how much information is lost due to that kind of crap happening.
Yea but ,with the right gearing & shift point ,I think that the second gear helps the 21 at the top end .an a 15t is probablyWell, have come to the conclusion that 15t clutchbell is about perfect for this truck when its shifting correctly. If I was going to start launching this thing huge, might be a bit slow, but it's more of a backwoods basher.
Not going to lie the smile on your face when you get that perfect shift on a good tune!
It is kind of strange though it seems to run about peak at 240F the axial on 20% likes to be 250-260F.
Not complaining at all dont get me wrong!
So happy I stuck with the .21 engine!
Initially was worried it wouldn't be enough oomph.
I need to dig mine out an start getting it back together ,however ,I do have the engine sitting my display casetomorrow gonna run the .28/4.6 one and get that one shifting for the 17T.
can't wait for the weekend!
haha would be no fun, just gettin prepped to go run and have clutch shoe issues!
Was going to run the truck on Saturday, the battery ended up being dead so ran the 4.6 instead.
got started on the painting yesterday, got it masked off for the first color and ended up being about 11:00 by that time so painted the first and color and put it away for the night.
the masking media that I'm using so far has me kind of skeptical. i can tell in a few spots there is some bleeding, but i havent pulled the masking off yet. gonna finish it today after work i hope. really liking the light green color from tamiya, next is gonna be a regular green then black. is one area I'm still trying to decide which way to go.
changed my idea on what to do initially, was going to be way to much. maybe next body though.
LOL....yea ,that gets quite expensive an frustrating!or for me.... the 5th, maybe 6th... hmm how bout the 10th, that sounds like a good number lol!