Composite Craft RC10T #2

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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by lavigna » Mon May 21, 2018 2:19 am

fst72vette wrote:
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Its weird how these new parts yellowed over the years. I wonder if the plastic packaging or sunlight causes this .... makes you wonder ..... hmmmm
I have a feeling that the environment the parts are kept in have a great deal in determining how their color changes.

Update - I thoroughly and faithfully tried the Distilled H2O & Bleach technique today. It did not work for me. I cannot tell if the pieces are any better or possibly worse than before. The best I can tell is the bleach technique may have removed some green tint, but added some brown (pic below is comparison of test bumper after all my attempts). I tried 3 separate times, with new water/bleach & iced water each time. The parts began to looks worse to me. Plus, the process is quite nasty. I then boiled them in straight distilled water 2 more times to try and "clean" them out.

However, since I have stock pieces outside in a peroxide bath, I took a deep breath and dropped in my RPM transmission and front bumper. So far, no green, and the pieces are appearing to whiten. Crazy. I have had luck with peroxiding RPM parts before, but I have also had them turn green. Seems to be a bit of a crap shoot.
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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by lavigna » Sat May 26, 2018 10:59 pm

After trying the boil/bleach, lime/baking soda, and peroxide /boil methods on my white RPM pieces, they look worse than before I started. Pretty damn frustrating.

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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by lavigna » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:29 pm

Still working to try and bring back some of the clear RPM pieces to at least their original brightness. In the mean time, I stole these rear RPM arm mounts from another build.

Here are a few progress shots. I was thinking of polishing the entire Litesink motor plate. However, I decided to smooth and polish the edges. I think is makes for a nice touch. It's more noticeable in person. MIP Litedrives have also been polished.
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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by NomadRacer » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:58 pm

For a lack of words, Astonishing.
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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by lavigna » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:24 am

NomadRacer wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:58 pm
For a lack of words, Astonishing.
Lol, thanks buddy.

Some more progress pictures. Some people may not like the "modern" Jconcepts towers (and transmission brace yet to be installed) on a vintage build, but I think they fit the build great. I am a big fan of Jconcepts. The CF and details in their parts is second to none.

I spent a lot of time on the front aluminum arm brace. I sanded down the rough edges, and polished it. It's a small piece, but a nice touch. It's hard to show in pictures. I will be swapping out the black Composite Craft plastic front cross mount for an aluminum unit.
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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by lavigna » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:22 am

More progress. I ended up spending a lot of time on the shocks. I machined a set of hard anodized bodies, so the cap and body sit flush to another. I added gold TiN shafts. I'm also using aluminum spring retainers top and bottom. I even found set screws with tine hard plastic ends, so they do not scratch the shock bodies. I may still make some changes to the shocks, but they are good for now.

I also did some machine work to a rear RPM aluminum motor guard. The pictures do not show it well. I also brought down the height to remove the 2 screw holes I will not be using. I polished the both the guard and motor plate edges to a high shine.

Rear RPM hubs are here, as are the RPM 3.5mm rod ends to fit the large diameter 6-40 Technacraft TiRods.
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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by lavigna » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:44 pm

More progress pictures.

The clearance to the top of the RPM steering belcranks is very tight. This is after I machined down the 2 large vertical screws, and replaced the top nuts with thin versions. This top deck seems to sit a little higher than my other CC truck. It may have to do with the different front mount. I used a custom made aluminum piece on my other truck, and am temporarily using the stock CC plastic piece on this build.
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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by mikea96 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:46 am

Amazing
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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by lavigna » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:52 am

Slider status achieved.

I polished the rear cvd axles. Couldn't resist. I have a NIP set of complete MIP aluminum CVD's that I wanted to keep sealed. I wanted to use the 2 NIP separate bones, combined with a loose (but still new) set of axles and pieces. However, I noticed the color of the finish on the drives in the full set is lighter and bluer than the individual pieces. I prefer this color, so I held my breath and opened the full set. Such nice pieces.
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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by NomadRacer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:45 am

Incredible polishing work. I name this build as "RC10T Unubtanium" :D
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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by lavigna » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:44 pm

NomadRacer wrote:
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Incredible polishing work. I name this build as "RC10T Unubtanium" :D
Thanks buddy!

Roller status achieved. Still many details to sort, and I need to find a Composite Craft #10205 battery brace. I put on the RC10 brace just to see how it looks.

I am unsure if I want to keep the Novak electronics in. Andrew Rizzo built a beautiful CC RC10T with similar electronics. I am not sure if I like all that orange on this truck. Any suggestions are welcome. I have some nice vintage Tekin electronics that would look great. I do love the Team Checkpoint Money motor!
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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by NomadRacer » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:52 pm

I think it looks tight with the orange Novak components, especially seeing as you have a Novak servo to boot.
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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by scr8p » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:51 am

My 2 pennies......

Ditch the servo. It's far too old to be in it...... for a period correct guy such as myself. I don't know the specs on them, but i always thought they were made more for pan cars anyway.

You should ditch the ESC too. There's a whole lot of expensive aftermarket stuff on that truck to run an entry level ESC. It's also a bit too old for the rest of the truck. Need to go with a later M1c or early HPc if you want to stick with Novak

The receiver................. just send that to me. :wink:

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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by jcwrks » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:59 am

scr8p wrote:
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My 2 pennies......

Ditch the servo. It's far too old to be in it...... for a period correct guy such as myself. I don't know the specs on them, but i always thought they were made more for pan cars anyway.

You should ditch the ESC too. There's a whole lot of expensive aftermarket stuff on that truck to run an entry level ESC. It's also a bit too old for the rest of the truck. Need to go with a later M1c or early HPc if you want to stick with Novak

The receiver................. just send that to me. :wink:
I concur on everything. If that were my build I would go all black w/ vintage Tekin and a nice servo like a Futaba S9302.

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Re: Composite Craft RC10T #2

Post by scr8p » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:10 pm

His first one is decked out with Tekin stuff, so I can understand not wanting to go that route again.

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Problem is, in that time frame, there really aren't many other options. It's Tekin or Novak. Or maybe wait for some KO Propo stuff to come along.

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