Ibjamn's rides

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Re: Ibjamn's rides

Post by ibjamn » Mon May 04, 2009 9:04 am

The electonics aren't sealed at all. It looks muddy in that picture, but it was just moist mud. The most water this thing as seen was wet grass... I'm afraid of damaging that ESC. :shock: But, I may throw in some cheap electrics when I get that urge to splash around.

All the screws were changed out to stainless steel way back. But, I did score a brand new TRX 2070 servo for dirt cheap on flea bay. It is the high torque ball bearing servo that comes with the VXLs. And with this part, it makes it the same as the waterproof high torque ball bearing servo. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXTKL4&P=SM
I just have to wait for it to be in stock.

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Re: Ibjamn's rides

Post by crazydave » Mon May 04, 2009 9:32 am

All this Stampede talk is making me really want one again, but now I'm really curious about the Losi High Roller. The bellcrank steering and metal motor plate are the major selling points to me.
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Post by ibjamn » Mon May 04, 2009 2:52 pm

Funny you should mention the bellcrank steering. I was studying the Slash's steering setup and the front skid plate. It is the same bellcrank parts as the Rustler and the Bandit. After seeing RPM's front skid plate for the Slash..... wheels started turning. I thought about hacking up this Stampede VXL chassis I got a while back.......... Then I remembered that the bumpsteer on mine is livable, and at least the skid protects the servo area.

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Post by PimpFloyd » Mon May 04, 2009 5:52 pm

Looking forward to seeing pics of your finished "pet Pede" (sorry, I'm a sucker for a bad pun)

The older version looked GREAT and also looked like it was very fun to drive. The pede is on my next buy list for sure.

BTW...I thought your washer solution to the motor mount issue was pure genius and well fab'd! 8-)

How could the pilot concentrate on driving that thing with that art work on the hood? :lol:

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Post by sidewinder » Mon May 04, 2009 10:02 pm

Worse yet, I think IBJ is married...so how do you hide the body from the wife when you're not running it? :lol: Maybe she's more understanding than my ex...she'd almost have to be.
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Re: Ibjamn's rides

Post by ibjamn » Tue May 05, 2009 4:22 pm

PimpFloyd wrote:Looking forward to seeing pics of your finished "pet Pede" (sorry, I'm a sucker for a bad pun)

The older version looked GREAT and also looked like it was very fun to drive. The pede is on my next buy list for sure.

BTW...I thought your washer solution to the motor mount issue was pure genius and well fab'd! 8-)

How could the pilot concentrate on driving that thing with that art work on the hood? :lol:

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lol.... when it is driven, it doesn't go slow enough for you to see it.
the washer thing came from a seeing a tip on a website a long time ago. So, I can't take credit for it.

sidewinder wrote:Worse yet, I think IBJ is married...so how do you hide the body from the wife when you're not running it? :lol: Maybe she's more understanding than my ex...she'd almost have to be.


Ummm.... no wife here. Hasn't been for 7 years. :razz:

Whoever can name that chick on the hood ......... gets a cookie :P

I think that the H2SUT will be staying on it... After I fab up some more luggage rack bars (a.k.a. top mounted skid plates) They took a beating and look real crappy. Besides, I still have the lights on it too.
That Touareg body that crazydave painted for me was going to be the next victim to top off the basher.... but it's just too pretty to thrash :oops:

I also considered using the ParsecRacing VW Baja body that I have. But, it is pretty rare from what I can tell... and besides that, I have to strip the botched paint job off of it. It was new in the package when I got it, but I took bad advise from someone and screwed up the paintjob.

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Re: Ibjamn's rides

Post by PimpFloyd » Tue May 05, 2009 8:10 pm

That Touareg body that crazydave painted for me was going to be the next victim to top off the basher.... but it's just too pretty to thrash


Couldn't agree with you more on this...it's an AMAZING paint job! :cool:

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Re: Ibjamn's rides

Post by sidewinder » Tue May 05, 2009 10:09 pm

ibjamn wrote:Whoever can name that chick on the hood ......... gets a cookie :P


Uh... :???: Mindy Cohn? :lol:
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Re: Ibjamn's rides

Post by crazydave » Wed May 06, 2009 9:40 am

Oh just thrash the body already, I'll paint more! :lol:
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Re: Ibjamn's rides

Post by ibjamn » Wed May 06, 2009 10:06 pm

As soon as I get it back together, I'll see what to do for mounting it. But then I'll have to change my driving style...... I guess no more full blast on the throttle with my eyes closed..... :roll:

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