Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by vwjuice » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:23 pm

That looks awesome. Great job man.
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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by SFC K » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:44 am

Thanks guys! I plan on running to the hobby store tomorrow to get some detail paint that I ranout of to finish up the details. I will get some better pictures too if the sun will behave.

Powerram426hemi wrote:Awesome Retro Ride you should compete in the RCMTC Retro Class... Very Well done...
I was looking for info on this on RCMT. You have a link???

Thanks!
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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by Kingclod27 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:44 pm

The ILMTC and RCMTC-NY and HI run retro classes at their races...its really really cool..

Check it out at the 3:22 mark

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SPEED.......I..AM..SPEED

http://www.youtube.com/user/geeboo27

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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by SFC K » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:20 am

Those were sweet videos! Love all the old school MTs!
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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by vwjuice » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:28 am

I love the Nissan and Toyota bodies on those. Hue variety of trucks there. I love it.
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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by m2fit4u2 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:36 pm

Well done, you did an exceptional job bringing this old beast back to life !

I have a couple questions,

Did you clear the body after you put the decals on?

What shocks are those that you used?

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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by SFC K » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:52 pm

m2fit4u2 wrote:Well done, you did an exceptional job bringing this old beast back to life !

I have a couple questions,

Did you clear the body after you put the decals on?

What shocks are those that you used?
yup I clear coated the body after I put the decals on the shocks are Traxxas emaxx shocks with Red Springs

Thanks it was a fun build.
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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by m2fit4u2 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:59 pm

Will any clear coat work or did you use a special kind ?

Thanks

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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by Budhatrain » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:23 am

I love this truck... I would love to drive it at the spring nationals retro class

I think I have an idea for my own retro ride but I just don't know yet

I keep trying to score some decent axles at a good price and I have come up second twice this week. no axles for me
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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by SFC K » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:38 am

m2fit4u2 wrote:Will any clear coat work or did you use a special kind ?

Thanks
I'm pretty sure It was Testors that I used.
Budhatrain wrote:I love this truck... I would love to drive it at the spring nationals retro class

I think I have an idea for my own retro ride but I just don't know yet

I keep trying to score some decent axles at a good price and I have come up second twice this week. no axles for me
Thanks Mike! I wish I lived closer to you, I would be there in a heart beat! I could ship it to ya and let you run it! :shock: Did I just type that? :shock:
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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by SFC K » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:03 am

Ok, I mentioned in Andy's Clod thread that I took her out today. I got home from work and decide I am going to run it. I was in such a rush I never water proofed the receiver. Luckily when I got done it was just a little wet. I took my air compressor to the whole thing and set it over the heat register. I think it will be fine. (Crossing fingers) ;)

As for performance, one word, “slow”. Not sure why, but I am going to run to 2-2s packs in it tomorrow and see how it does! My son was out with me and I got some neat pictures of him and the Clod. And yes, he was bugging me the whole time to make a video… LOL

Video will be posted later, it needs some editing... LOL


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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by SFC K » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:09 am

Photo bucket is being a pain!!!!

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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by Bracz » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:16 am

The look on your boys' face with the truck flinging snow up the bank is priceless.

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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by m2fit4u2 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:19 am

Operating the Clods in the snow is so much fun. I just put the black rubber boot that is for the mechanical speed controller over my receiver and I have never had a problem. The stock silver can 540's are 27X1 turn so they do not run much RPM but provide great torque, even one 3s Lipo brings enough speed for most situations and with 5000mah capacity provides around 20-30min of runtime. I currently run two 2s Lipos with 10,000 combined mah for the long runtimes and I reduce power output on the transmitter by 20% to keep it running some what realistic. I personally do not want my Clod to run 30mph, thats what the race Clods are for :-)

Great pics by the way !

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Re: Clod project #2 "Excaliber" Done!

Post by SFC K » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:26 am

Bracz wrote:The look on your boys' face with the truck flinging snow up the bank is priceless.

Yeah, I know! :wink: As soon as I looked at the pictures I knew I had to post them right away!
m2fit4u2 wrote:Operating the Clods in the snow is so much fun. I just put the black rubber boot that is for the mechanical speed controller over my receiver and I have never had a problem. The stock silver can 540's are 27X1 turn so they do not run much RPM but provide great torque, even one 3s Lipo brings enough speed for most situations and with 5000mah capacity provides around 20-30min of runtime. I currently run two 2s Lipos with 10,000 combined mah for the long runtimes and I reduce power output on the transmitter by 20% to keep it running some what realistic. I personally do not want my Clod to run 30mph, thats what the race Clods are for :-)

Great pics by the way !

Thanks! I was running one 2s 5.8mah Nano Tech. I was out for almost 30 minutes and it still had plenty of juice. I don't have LV cut-off on this yet so I did not want to push it. The batt was cool when I yanked it out. Temps outside were 34 degrees.

Are you running the EVX-2 ESC? My silver cans are really old and most likely need to be changed out for new ones. It has good speed, but I little faster would be nice. You'll see what I mean once I get the video up...
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