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Re: Lonestar's TRX-1 build chronicles...

Post by Lonestar » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:21 am

Oh, really?!? :mrgreen:

For now (and for the past years) It's just a body on an original worlds car with a nicely cut chassis by a top-notch guy from bitd. I wish all the trick stuff that this body refers to was there, but I never followed-up on that project, you can see the basis here:

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=23481 (PB links probably dead by now btw)

but if you can find me the stickers, I might give it a go again ;)
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Re: Lonestar's TRX-1 build chronicles...

Post by Lonestar » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:36 am

And back on topic, a few pics of the soon-to-be completed car.

For now I have some already bored out Losi XXX rims in the acetone bath, but these seem to fit perfectly - unfortunately I am experiencing the "NIB" syndrom and I'm struggling to tear the bag opened as these are long disc'ed and the only ones I can find in the US would set me back $35-ish per pair ($5 for the wheels, $30 for shipping :roll: )
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The car looks like this now:
Front Left w Radio.jpg
Front Left w Radio no body.jpg
I have tried to tidy up the wires as they are all over the place, and there's the extra KO servo fet wire that doesn't really help either. Shrink wrap to the rescue!
Center Left shrink wrap.jpg
Premium antenna mount - this is a cut servo mount from a late TLT-1... found it as scrap on the garage floor, the other half was used as a battery stop on my Xray T4 '17... a bit of body reaming, a drop of CA to make sure the antenna tube doesn't go away, and voila, (free) race material :mrgreen:
Electronics and Antenna Holder.jpg
Now I'm just waiting on AE bleeder caps and making up my mind about wheels/tires :roll:
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Re: Lonestar's TRX-1 build chronicles...

Post by Lonestar » Mon May 28, 2018 8:46 am

A couple of months after - back from the Savoyarde Vintage Meet this weekend:

It ran ! And it ran pretty well :)

In the meantime the car got a B4 gear cover which requires a smaller spur for a 2.6:1 IR (which is important as you will see further)

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The Marauder got a tune-up:
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And off we go to the track!

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Driving impressions: the car has good forward grip but by golly it pushes like hell! :shock: I also drove my Stealth CE, as well as my buddy's RC10 RPM Worlds (at least the suspension were RPM worlds!) Car, and the TRX-1 can't turn to save his life :lol: I mean, it does turn, but you need some trail braking, whereas the RC10's were turning "naturally".

Other than that it jumps well, and the forward bit is very good, which is the obvious flipside to the weak front end :mrgreen:

I ran it on VERY dusty track, old-school, with zero grip, rooster tail and all, sooo much dust!

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And frankly it was good fun:



until the motor melted due to the thing being geared crazy-high (remember the comment on the gear cover? :mrgreen: )Actually, one brush came unsoldered and the spring even melted :shock:

Net: for running, brushless rulz. Brushed motors are for shelfers :lol: But it was so awesome to run that car after all these years :P

Later yall

Paul
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