The Official "What is it?" Thread

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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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Been trying to ID the specific variant of this TA02. The front shock tower is unlike the standard TA02 and the 'S, 'T, 'W and 'SW versions.
It's the very low droop and notch in the middle that makes it unique.
Any guesses?
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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XLR8 wrote: Tue May 16, 2023 1:27 am Been trying to ID the specific variant of this TA02. The front shock tower is unlike the standard TA02 and the 'S, 'T, 'W and 'SW versions.
It's the very low droop and notch in the middle that makes it unique.
Any guesses?

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I'd suggest it's a TA01, rather than a TA02.... based on the blue shocks at least (and maybe the upper arms).
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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the cut down front tower, red front knuckles, 2 hole front arms, and forward facing rear arms with long chassis also suggest TA01
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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I picked up a black faceplated Victor Engineering ESC but it has no case markings on it so I have no idea what model it could be. There also is a double lead setup on the neg battery wire. One goes through a fuse and the other bypasses the fuse. Probably not a VE setup, but I've never seen this done before so I'm not certain. Any thoughts?
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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This one confuses me. I'm kind of interested in making a 4 wheel steering buggy and this looks like it is setup with steering knuckles in the back. Maybe a Schumacher gearbox too? This could be a Frankenstein creation (not that there's anything wrong with that) or it could be something common I'm just unfamiliar with. Any thoughts?
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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PB Mini Mustang

Dadio has a thread here outlining a rebuild
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Is that mostly how they come? The rear suspension seems unusual. Or is that for alignment adjustment capabilities?
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GoMachV wrote: Wed May 31, 2023 4:54 pm Dadio has a thread here outlining a rebuild
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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Looks like it's got an offset battery chassis for oval racing.

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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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I've got two of those Victor Engineering esc's but both of mine have silver stickers on the top, not black like yours. Not sure whether that signifies anything though? Both of mine are top dog VIC-4A's. Is there definitely nothing down to the bottom right corner of the front face of the case?
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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Frankentruck wrote: Wed May 31, 2023 4:30 pm This one confuses me. I'm kind of interested in making a 4 wheel steering buggy and this looks like it is setup with steering knuckles in the back. Maybe a Schumacher gearbox too? This could be a Frankenstein creation (not that there's anything wrong with that) or it could be something common I'm just unfamiliar with. Any thoughts?
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Be a bit of a shame to do any halm to a Mini Mustang but yes it has identical suspension front and rear with the rear track rods connected to a fixed point on the chassis, by adjusting the track rod length and position it's connected to the chassis you can not only adjust the toe in or out but also deliberately add bump steer to create roll induced steering at the rear , kind of 4ws but controlled by geometry not the servo .
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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dinglem wrote: Wed May 31, 2023 7:19 pm I've got two of those Victor Engineering esc's but both of mine have silver stickers on the top, not black like yours. Not sure whether that signifies anything though? Both of mine are top dog VIC-4A's. Is there definitely nothing down to the bottom right corner of the front face of the case?
Definitely no remnant of a model marking on the case. I have one silver top ESC with a faint 2B marking, but nothing on this one.
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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I have a body (for which I have no use) and a swaybar that I can't place. Anyone care to venture a guess?
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Body is a Parma shark
Sway bar looks like the composite craft due to the round pieces it uses and the ball joints it comes with. I don't know exactly which fitment it is tho
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

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Thank you! I assumed it was cut down, but couldn't fathom how much was gone. I didn't realize it was supposed to have a steep rake. It looks... special. Now the Desert Dog for Optima next to it in the promotional appeals to me.

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