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  • Zarizi Tech
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    Another comp behind with this rig. Still not satisfied...


    Comp started well. First course full house points.


    These pics are from the second course which was a tough one.


    Going for the first bonus.


    Cleared. I got full house score from this course as well.


    For shafty this gate five was a real pain in the ass. But for pro there was no problems.


    Gate six cleared!


    Second bonus gate.


    And third one.


    My brother have had exactly the same points than me. So there was no room for reverse...


    So I didn't.


    Going for the final gates.


    Tough little course.


    Finished with -50 points!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MgGMaRHiqE
    Here is the third course on video. It was really walk thru for pro, so we decided to see how can make the fastest time. That went well.


    It all went wrong on the last course. I started it way over confident and on the last gates of the course it started to see as a terrible hurry and even worse driving. First I drove straight into my feet and then I ran out of battery. I wasn't able to clear the last bonus gate, so eventually I ended up last. Well, that's something new. Congrats to my brother, who drove amazing comp.


    The point difference isn't huge, but it is enough.

    I've thought to get a set of good old Conflux motors for this thing. Maybe the handling would get back to "normal" as it was last year. I'll need to start practising now, cause the Nordics are just little over a month away. Next comp will be in the middle of may. Gonna need to run few batteries before it.

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  • Zarizi Tech
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    Originally posted by Rockatanski View Post
    And another BIG THUMPS UP!
    Thanks!

    Got a pair of Custom Fiber motor guards for this yesterday.


    Installed them before tomorrows competition.


    New versus old.


    I opened the roof and hood for setting my esc's again.


    Found nothing wrong in there. Maybe I just have to learn to drive...


    Nice soldering Samu... I fixed this right away.


    Motor guards on! Killer job on these Troy!


    My old worn out guards have done their job.


    Rig is now ready to go for another comp. We have a new comp ground, which doesn't let you do any mistakes if you want to be on top.


    Only three rigs have registered for the comp, that's a real pitty. Anyhow, it's gonna be a great battle!

    Pics and videos on sunday.

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  • Rockatanski
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    And another BIG THUMPS UP!


    Sent from planet RC4WD - home of scale

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  • Zarizi Tech
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    And then...


    Time to go and test them new pinions on actual comp.


    A bit chilly in the morning, but the weather turned out to be just fine during the day.


    Koppensneller on the first course.


    The driving felt much better with smaller pinions. I now have 10t pinions on the way and I will test them next. With the 12t it was already half better than 14t.


    This was a day with lot's of good performances. I had five reverses and one roll over in total of the day.


    The courses were relatively easy, but it's also easy to do stupid and costy mistakes there.


    I'm satisfied of the overall performance now. This is good form to continue on training. Just gotta test them smaller pinions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=K4irL7dpMUE
    And this is the first course. Full -50 points was a good way to start the day.


    Here are the results. Didn't score a cup point from course two cause of the roll over.

    Next comp will be after two and a half weeks and in that time I will have to make the final setup for the season 2015.

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  • Zarizi Tech
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    Originally posted by Rckcrwlr View Post
    Looking good Samu.
    Thanks John! Doing the best I can.

    Ok, time to get this thing working before the comp on saturday!


    I noticed something weird on the rear axle.


    Bend upper link holder.


    Luckily though, I had one as a spare.


    Maybe the damage was done when I was trying to get it on it's wheels at some point.


    Got myself a pair of 12T pinions from Heido. Thanks mate!


    Pinion and upper link mount added.


    And the front pinion now as well. Time to try it out.


    The feeling for the motor slightly improved, but they still need a lot of power to start. I'll try with this setup on the next comp. That's the best way to test them out.


    All set for the comp. I do wish for a better position than last time.


    It'll be first comp this year outdoors in dry rocks. Rig has done well in that comp site, so everything should be ok for a top position.

    As always pics and vids will follow.

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  • Rckcrwlr
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    Looking good Samu.

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  • Zarizi Tech
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    After many, many, many, many batteries of training I can share my feelings of the rig now.


    One of the spots we were training on. Lot's to drive in there.


    Now that I changed the front shafts to new ones, the rig is doing like it should. Just as well as in the Worlds last year. The motors are still an issue though. But hopefully the cure is on it's way. I ordered 12T and 11T pinions for testing. Can't wait to have another go with those.


    Skins have been in touch with the rocks, I'll have to admit that.

    Once I have tested the new pinions, I'll post an update. Stay tuned!

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  • chevotafun
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    Let me know how those 11t pinions work out bud

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  • Zarizi Tech
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    Work with this rig continues.


    Replacing some of the steel hardware to aluminium.


    Also putting in a new set of shafts.


    Some weight saved.


    Also changed the hole of my drag link. It was getting too much contact with the steering link in the last hole.


    12g total saving. And it looks much better now.

    Work contiues next weekend. I ordered 11t pinions for this thing to get the speed down with the new motors. We'll see how it does when those will arrive.

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  • Zarizi Tech
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    I was doing some training and few modifications to the rig after the indoor comp.


    All of my rigs are almost ready. Here you can see some art made by Krawler Konceptz.


    Back to last years Worlds suspension setup. LaaLaa was driving his SuDu Pro with this mod in the indoor comp, and it got me thinking, why I even changed it.


    Shock cap mod and some more ground clearance is achieved. Also a lot of stability.


    This time though, I hot glued the caps. No shock oil was found outside of the shock after ten batteries.


    Ready for training.


    Oh wait! I still have to cut some pins. On the left you can see my cutting style on the front tires.


    On the right there is my cutting to the rear tires.


    Now it's ready for testing!


    RFOT training day was about to begin!


    Rig felt much better with this suspension setup. But it still needs tuning here and there. Good thing is that I have time now.


    On sunday I drove again and the only problem was one missing knuckle screw. So this thing holds on to it's own pretty well.

    Few more weeks before the comping season starts on it's full power. On that time I have to make this as good as possible. I'll continue on tuning and testing now.

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  • Zarizi Tech
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    I finally got the new tires for this thing.


    And start glueing.


    Exactly same kind of set that I've been using eight months now.


    I hate glueing as much as I hate soldering. Good thing, that I don't have to do this more often.


    Ready! Again, beautiful job on these Everett!


    Now attached to the rig.


    Looks like a new!


    I have to cut some pins off right away. Forgot about that.

    Gonna do some testing weekend, if we find a place to try these out. Hoping there will be sunshine and many positive degrees outside!

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  • Zarizi Tech
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    Okey, Indoor comp now behind without too great smile on my face.


    Comp spot was great. The best you can hope for in the middle of the winter.


    I was the first one to go on the first course.


    The new motors was really hard to predict. They were fast, maybe too fast for this terrain.


    I had 14t pinions and in the indoor course, there seemed to be at least 2t too much.


    On the other hand, when you needed the power... It was quaranteed brood power!!


    My driving wasn't too good either.


    For example this spot I made with my shafty easily, but no luck with the pro.


    At least I finished it. With third worst score though...


    I wasn't able to finish the next course. I didn't got a good feeling for the rig in whole day.


    This course went little better, but I was still sitting in the low end of the result field.


    Suspension felt a little stiff there, I might change the springs from rear shocks to red medium ones.


    Gate three and turning in the corner.


    Stop time!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=6NBGCW9vjns
    Here is the last course on video. This was the best for me in the whole day. But still no good performance.


    On the other hand I ended up fourth with a worst comp of this rig's career. Lasse would've still be in his own league, even if my rig would have been working. But I would have give a hell of a fight to my brother of the second spot. Next time.

    Now I have five weeks to get this dialed in for the next comp, which is (thank god) outdoors. Tires came yesterday, so I can soon start glueing.

    Sometimes you have to have a bad comp, so you can remeber how good it feels not to have it.

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  • Zarizi Tech
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    Has been a long time without even touching this rig. Still had few things to do before continuing to indoor comp next weekend.


    Shock filling in progress. Gonna try 40wt in all four shocks.


    Time to open the hood for checking the (shock) oils.


    RTR weight before comp. It's one fatty bully even with the lighweight motors. Aluminium screws are coming to next comp though.


    Will be cool comp with ten participants. Can't wait to challenge LaaLaa in his home ground. Last time we were at the same comp he beated me. Will be tough race for sure.


    Now that I remember, I haven't driven a single indoor comp with this rig. Time to make the first the good one. And it's the first test to my new motors as well. I'll add pics and video later on.

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  • Zarizi Tech
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    Originally posted by chevotafun View Post
    Truck is Looking good Samu
    Thanks Mike! I'll do my best.

    Wihiii, motors finally arrived!


    Always the best part to open the packages.


    Hmmmmmm....


    Yeah. Correct. Brood Racing awesomeness!


    New nexus motors compared to Stubby.


    That is something else!


    Rear motor on it's place.


    Front as well.


    Soldering it on.


    All done. I want to have a go with it!


    Not just yet. Attaching motor covers first.


    Front cover assembled now. Yeah, it's a bit worn, but it'll do.


    Ready for test drive on the garage floor!


    RTR weight for 2015. Motors felt really nice. Suprisingly smooth to be honest. It'll be interesting to see how well they manage our indoor comp after three weeks.


    I can safely say, that Nexus motors seems to be quite a bought! Let's get back to this rig once the comp is near.

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  • chevotafun
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    Truck is Looking good Samu

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