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What's_nitro? 06.03.2007 12:04 AM

NEW Pics!
Well I think I'm FINALLY done with this one. Other than replacing broken parts, I don't have any more modifications in mind for the Rustler.

Hasn't been run yet, hopefully I'll get a chance on Tuesday.











What say you?

supralover72 06.03.2007 12:15 AM


BlackedOutREVO 06.03.2007 12:31 AM

:043: :043: :043: :004: :004: :004: :004: :004: :004:

jnev 06.03.2007 01:19 AM

Niiice!!:004: :004:

crazyjr 06.03.2007 01:33 AM

neat trick, midmotor

jhautz 06.03.2007 11:53 AM

Very Nice!!! Looks sturdy.

One sugestion. Take the sharp points off of those battery boxes you made. Those sharp corners and Lipos just scare the bejesus out of me. Lipo packs are fragile and any kind of crash and those sharp edges will be poking holes in the lipos. NOT GOOD. Unless you like BBQ Rustler.

NiCad 06.03.2007 12:17 PM

I so agree on the battery boxes.

Great project. Looks very very good.

hyperasus 06.03.2007 01:16 PM

Twin batteries on a rusty...SWEET! Hope you have access to a radar gun.

What's_nitro? 06.03.2007 07:50 PM

Thanks guys. Yeah I am going to round off those battery trays, probably fold some electrical tape over the edges too just to be safe.

seth556 06.03.2007 09:42 PM

Looks great. My only question is why do the batteries have to be on their side? Might as well make the chassis a tid bit wider and lay them down flat. But still looks great.

What's_nitro? 06.03.2007 10:39 PM

Thanks Seth. I though about laying the batteries down, but I would have to make another, wider, chassis. Also it would need a wider body, which I think would interfere with the front suspension travel. I'll probably knock the ride height down another half-inch before I run it anyways.

snellemin 06.04.2007 05:37 PM

That looks nice! Very cool project.

What's_nitro? 06.05.2007 12:00 PM

Hey I just ran it about a half hour ago. HOLY SH*T this thing is FAST! You know that video of the 134 MpH car? No it doesn't go 134 MpH, probably half of that. I dont know for sure because I don't have a GPS, and my street wouldn't allow me to reach terminal velocity anyways. Here is a picture of my street for reference:



There's an airport a couple miles from my house. I might go down there and ask to borrow their runway. But seriously it was going at least 50 MpH before I had to turn. Even then it drifted around the whole sidewalk. You can see the sidewalk in the second picture behind the light pole. It runs very well though. The motor does get really hot to the touch, but anything would with 1000W+ going through it. The ESC gets warm to the touch, and the batteries don't even flinch. I need some stickier tires though. Do you guys have any suggestions?

snellemin 06.05.2007 12:17 PM

I believe you man. Do you have the sticky version of the HPI V-groove tires?

I have both versions of the V-grooves. Zero traction with the harder compound at anything over 30mph.
I had lots of traction with the stickier V-grooves. Just had to tape them up from the inside. They balloon like mad. This is what happend to mine without tape.





What's_nitro? 06.05.2007 12:22 PM

Wow thats a lot of ballooning! I didn't buy the sticky V-grooves because they were $4 more a pair. LOL I spend money on everything but good tires! I might give them a try. Also, what kind of tape did you use for the inside of the tires? Thanks.

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