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by Basher67
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:25 pm
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The RC10 I've Always Wanted

Like many here, I have more than my fair share of vintage RC10's, but this one has been under construction for over 2 years sitting in the background waiting for the right parts and trying to decide how to paint it. I wanted this one to be more of a street buggy. I wanted something different from th...
by Basher67
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:10 am
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"Just a Slash" No Prep Drag Car

With No Prep rc drag racing growing rapidly here in southern Oregon, I decided to build my second attempt at a drag car build. I wanted sort of a "sleeper". Anyone looking to see what I'm running will, at first glance, see it's just another Traxxas Slash. I tried to add a few go-fast goodi...
by Basher67
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:41 pm
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Re: "Just a Slash" No Prep Drag Car

Here's a pic of the paint job. Not my best work, but it will do. I've been trying my hand with liquid masking, but there is a learning curve. I loved the Rc10 gold pan paint color so much on my recent buggy build, that I decided to try it on the Nova body.
by Basher67
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:45 am
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Re: Your forever car...

Impossible! The very idea is ludicrous sir! I sat here thinking about it for a few minutes and decided it can't be done. It would be like choosing one of my children over the others. I could narrow it down to the top 12. :roll: :lol:
by Basher67
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:09 am
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Re: "Just a Slash" No Prep Drag Car

First actual organized NPRC race today. The car ran straight and consistent all day with no mishaps. I definitely saw the limits of a cheapo 6.5t motor in a 4 lb., 13 oz. car. After a gear change and playing with the timing, 2.7 seconds @ 51mph was all she was going to do. Launched well, didn't ride...
by Basher67
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:51 am
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Re: "Just a Slash" No Prep Drag Car

Yeah, I hear about a different rule change coming about every week. Looks like the rules have been decided for the 2021 season. I agree, it needs to be kept simple. I was very careful when building my car to stay far inside the parameters of whats "acceptable". Heavy car, short wheelie bar...
by Basher67
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:38 pm
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Re: "Just a Slash" No Prep Drag Car

Pic of me and and a buddy of mine caught at the finish line.
by Basher67
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:35 pm
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Re: "Just a Slash" No Prep Drag Car

It's sort of funny when you think about it. Weeks of stressing over parts shortages, countless hours of planning, building and testing. About $1000, and the ol'lady is frowning at every penny. In the end it all comes down to a moment less than 3 seconds long that ends with your toy car being just a ...
by Basher67
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:21 pm
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Buggyra Euro Truck

The Euro Truck class is gaining popularity fast at my local racetrack. I picked this up earlier this week and will start racing it this weekend. Pretty cool class. Cheap to get into it too. I already had servo, radio and transponder from other vehicles. The kit, battery, optional silver wheels and a...
by Basher67
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:05 pm
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Re: "Just a Slash" No Prep Drag Car

I haven't done an update on this post in a while, so it's time to catch up a little. I've been making steady changes to the car. It's currently using an Extreme carbon fiber chassis. After burning up 2 Hobbywing g2's within 3 days, I made the switch to a Tekin Rx8. Couldn't seem to get the revs I wa...
by Basher67
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:36 pm
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FOUND: 1997 IEDA World Championship Winning Drag Car

An older gentleman wandered into my local racetrack the other day asking about anyone interested in buying an old rc drag car collection. I jumped at the chance, of course, and met him at his house after the race day ended. The man's name was Ben Laureano. He told me tales of winning drag races bitd...
by Basher67
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:52 pm
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Re: B5M/SC5M No Prep Street Outlaw Drag Car

They are classified as 1/10 since they are based off of 1/10 shortcourse truck chassis, but the bodies that are made for them for no prep drag racing are closer to 1/8 scale. The class we race these in specify short course truck wheelbase. Widths vary between short course width to buggy width depend...
by Basher67
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:51 pm
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'78 Chevy Malibu Drag Car Body

Just finished painting this one yesterday. Thought I'd share some pics.
by Basher67
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:31 pm
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Re: '78 Chevy Malibu Drag Car Body

Thanks Jeff. I've been inspired lately by a couple of my favorite rc painting artists and I've been trying to fine tune a few techniques. I was really happy with this one.