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07.18.2017, 08:49 AM

Finally got the wing, headlight and taillight buckets cut out. The wing must be thicker lexan because it was much harder to score, but I got it. My awesome wife was in town yesterday and stopped at the LHS for some paint. I let her pick out the main color but said it needed to be my sons favorite color, so fluorescent green it is. I should be ready to paint this afternoon after giving the lexan a quick bath.




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07.19.2017, 07:14 PM

Got everything masked off this morning before work to be ready for paint when I got home. Forgot to snap a pic then.

Started playing some paint this afternoon. Fluorescent green that I'll back up with white. Also have some smoke paint for the windows.



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07.21.2017, 10:17 AM

Laid some paint...




3 layers of green, 1 white, 1 black. Came back and sprayed Tamiya Smoke color on the windows. Also started the tedious process of cutting out decals to apply. There are many decals with yellow accents that would look great with the recommended Tamiya grey color but not so much with fluorescent green so I'll leave those off for now. Quite a few more decals to cut and apply. Still need to install the headlights, taillights, and side mirrors as well.





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07.21.2017, 10:40 AM

Will try to install the high speed gear set, CVA shocks, and alu prop shaft this weekend. I did receive the ebay 13.5T motor as well so that or the Tekin 17.5T may go in as well.


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07.23.2017, 08:52 PM

Got the body all stickers up and I'm pretty happy with it. Looks really good zipping around the driveway. I really like the head and tail lights,the detail is pretty realistic.

Still have to trim the body posts and build the CVA shocks. I ended up taking off the stock servo saver in favor of a Vanquish 20mm servo arm. Much better now.







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07.27.2017, 05:31 PM

Got my oil filled shocks assembled and installed.




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08.08.2017, 11:23 AM

Looking good, can you snap a pic of that servo arm?

Is it just a solid arm with no spring function? I debated doing that with my M03 years ago, the stock tamiya saver just has too much slop in it. I ended up using a skinny zip tie to firm it up, just wrapped around the C shaped plastic piece that acts as the saver "spring"
   
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08.08.2017, 01:59 PM

Yes sir. The geometry is off a little with the stock draglink since it is limited in the range of motion so I'm looking for a new turnbuckle to use with better pivotballs. With the original saver, I noticed a couple times that the car would continue to turn even though I let it center. That doesn't happen now.



I did finally receive the Yeah Racing adjustable motor mount and I have some gears coming now so I can install the 17.5T soon.


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