triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Ooben » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:45 pm

Old Voltimas don't die......they just transform themselves into a drag chassis! :mrgreen:

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Ok, that's a bit of a stretch.....and I really am done hijacking this thread....

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Mr. ED » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:07 pm

Don't worry. You're blowing new life into the thread. Is that a parma body? Very cool creation

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Ooben » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:16 pm

Mr. ED wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Don't worry. You're blowing new life into the thread. Is that a parma body? Very cool creation
Heh...thanks...I have been on the receiving end of getting reamed over necro-posting.....didn't want to cause problems..... :lol:
Yeah, that's a Parma body, got it back in the 80's to match my Little Brother's 57 Chevy. The chassis is part Voltima, at least the graphite plate is....the rest I scavenged off an old pan car I had....

I sure do wish the OP would put up a video of his handmade Voltima....that is too cool looking....

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Ooben » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:05 pm

Here are some shots of the KV stripped down.....like the ad says..... 8)

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You can see the carbon motor plate I made....

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And the amount of anti-squat built in, the other battery/suspension mount had about half this.....

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I don't think these cars probably handled any better than any other well setup Ultima, but for me, they were easy to configure, and seemed to fit my driving style.....

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Mr. ED » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:25 pm

Looking over all the pics I'd say your car would have some advantages over a 'stock' or 'pro' on rough tracks. The increased anti-squat, long travel shocks upfront, very wide front because of the combined parts, wide rear: thicker than normal hexes, centered weight : all this should benefit you most on bumpy terrain.

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Ooben » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:32 pm

Once I got the basic configuration down, there was very little I did to prep for one track or another. I had 3 sets of shocks (the BIG advantage of the plastic shocks....they were cheap!) that had light, medium, and heavy oil, and 2 sets of springs. I always ran the Schumacher 4 spike rears and the 2 spike front tires, never changed them out. As wide as I had the front of the car, any tires wider than the 2 spikes would not fit in the ROAR drop box.

I used to run 2 KVs....stock and modified. For whatever reason, I always like the way the stock car handled best. I ended up selling the modified car, and I built up another transmission with a 32 pitch gear set....hell for stout it was. All it took was removing 5 screws and desolder/resoldering motor wires to swap out the stock and modified motor/transmissions. Sometimes all I did was put a 7 cell battery in between heats and ran the stock motor in modified.

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Ooben » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:43 am

I was digging around out in the garage and I found some more Voltima goodies.....the a-arms are the 2 degree toe-in ones.....

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I forgot I was running a Hyperdrive setup on my stock class car....

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Mr. ED » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:06 am

I tried that hyperdrive setup once... It didn't last a single raceday.

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Ooben » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:16 pm

Mr. ED wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:06 am
I tried that hyperdrive setup once... It didn't last a single raceday.
To be honest, I don't remember ever racing with that on my car...may have been just goofing around with it. I do have one on my HPI RS4....love the "stealthiness" of it....all belts, no noise...... :mrgreen:

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Lonestar » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:09 pm

Think of the drag!

Think of the inefficiency!

Think of the motor BB's!

I absolutely love it - That hyperdrive tranny is the shiznit :D The things we were running bitd, eh?!?! :lol:
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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Ooben » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:49 pm

Lonestar wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:09 pm
Think of the drag!

Think of the inefficiency!

Think of the motor BB's!

I absolutely love it - That hyperdrive tranny is the shiznit :D The things we were running bitd, eh?!?! :lol:
But...but...it was new! And innovative! And quiet! Quiet had to be good....right? :mrgreen:

I remember running one on my Schumacher CAT.....everybody was freaking out because it was so quiet....worked to my advantage....right up to the point when the belt stripped..... :roll:

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Ooben » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:40 pm

Got my car going....after sitting for 20 years or so.....with a Kyosho stock 05 motor, I wasn't too impressed....but it did roll!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GN4J0LmgC0

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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by dirt oval rc » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:22 pm

The video will get posted soon i need to let the mud dry some. its cool you worked for venture. my project has been fun and the car does handle well. :wink:
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Re: triumph project (Venture Hobbies Voltima tribute)

Post by Ooben » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:55 am

dirt oval rc wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:22 pm
The video will get posted soon i need to let the mud dry some. its cool you worked for venture. my project has been fun and the car does handle well. :wink:
That would be great! I am looking forward to watching the video.....maybe you could post up some more pics of it?

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