Archive for February, 2008

Get ORANGE!

Posted in (E-)REV-O-RANGE, Pictures on 21/02/2008 by oxoxoxo

The RoadRage tires. The wheels that use 144 screws.
The truck that rules them all.
And the body that gave this blog the name.

Behold – the REV-O-RANGE:

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Still all 144 screws are not tightened, new A-arms not installed and the old scratched bumpers are still on the vehicle as well as the stock air-filter. Just wanted to give you a first impression of how ORANGE it really is – also seen in the new banner.

Shiny. Blinky. Gummy. 144 screws :)

Posted in (E-)REV-O-RANGE, Pictures on 18/02/2008 by oxoxoxo

Stock tire/wheel combo: 260g
ProLine Combo: 400g…

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Delivered.

Posted in (E-)REV-O-RANGE, Pictures on 18/02/2008 by oxoxoxo

No more to say. Just look.

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RPM Arms
ProLine 40 Series Commando BeadLock Wheels and RoadRage tires
Integy Aluminium Throttle arm with ball bearings
GTR titanium-nitrid coated shocks
MotorSaver Airfilter
FOC (!!!)
and some spare parts…

Big fucking grin.

The right shoes for the right truck. Mission REV-O-RANGE almost accomplished.

Posted in (E-)REV-O-RANGE, Pictures on 17/02/2008 by oxoxoxo

Still missing some parts for my REV-O-RANGE (which should arrive this week!):

Commando Beadlocks from ProLine 40 Series (144 screws in total, aluminium rings)…

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RoadRage tires from ProLine 40 Series…

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and the respective hubs (23mm).

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… are all soon to come! Stay tuned for the first pics of these mega-rims mounted onto the mega-truck REV-O-RANGE.

Minor (yet effective) modifications

Posted in (E-)REV-O-RANGE, Pictures on 17/02/2008 by oxoxoxo

Something I should have done directly after buying the Revo: drill new pinholes on the rear body mount.
That way I will never lose a pin again!

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another thing which definitely should come out of the box:
tank cap mod – I removed the molded stoppers which restrict a full opening of the tank cap:

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I always hesitated to cut a hole in the windshield of the body but finally I got onto it.
Added a fine (ORANGE!!!) mesh to prevent sand, dust and everything else from entering directly while driving.

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And finally some pics which show my truck with increased riding height and altered caster angle.

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short as short can be

Posted in (E-)REV-O-RANGE, Pictures on 13/02/2008 by oxoxoxo

I really did not think I would be able to totally hide the antenna underneath the body. Seems I have been proven wrong:

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That’s how the antenna protrudes the body:

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chassis…

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SPEKTRUM DX3.0…

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…and finally some pictures to contribute to my continuous obsession with scratched parts:

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No antenna!

Posted in (E-)REV-O-RANGE on 12/02/2008 by oxoxoxo

… at least not a visible one. Finished exchanging Traxxas TQ3 (which by the way served me VERY WELL) with the new SPEKTRUM DX3.0. I left the old servos for the time being – will swap them at the next evolution phase with the new HiTec ones. For now my antenna has (almost) gone, none is visible with the body on. Failsafe is programmed, I even installed the switching servo to the new system. No sensor though I guess I have to keep an eye on when I’m actually trying to go into reverse gear…

Will try out everything this friday. Stay tuned.