HPI Sprint 2 Flux- Bandit 1

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Re: The Bandit 1

Post by Budhatrain » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:14 am

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Re: The Bandit 1

Post by jwrape » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:45 am

Awesome, looks like my Dad's old T/A. My first car was a Firebird...
Love those old Pontiac's
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Re: The Bandit 1

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:23 pm

TomT wrote:That's awesome man.
Go buy a lottery ticket :lol:
X2,
That's awesome!

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Re: The Bandit 1

Post by SFC K » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:14 am

andymac0035 wrote:
TomT wrote:That's awesome man.
Go buy a lottery ticket :lol:
X2,
That's awesome!
Well not lottery ticket was purchased. Darn it. lol Thanks guy's! :wink:
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Re: The Bandit 1

Post by NOUSEFORANAME » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:39 pm

Nice haul :D

Nice to see RCCA/HPI looked after you,
doesn't make Novak look too good, but it worked out better for you.

You should send Novak a thankyou card (made out to HPI & RCCA) for all the cool HPI and RCCA stuff. :biggrin:

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Re: The Bandit 1

Post by Diamond Dave » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:29 am

Why have I not seen this???

That T/A looks badass!!! You still have it? and how does it slide??

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Re: The Bandit 1

Post by SFC K » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:30 am

Yep! Still have it...It slides really well.... :wink:
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Re: The Bandit 1

Post by Blueice12 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:59 pm

Nice car love the old time show too, and your prize is awesome.

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HPI Sprint 2 Flux- Bandit 1

Post by SFC K » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:24 pm

It's been a while since I messed around with the my Sprint 2 Flux.

I was doing some internet searches for ways to tighten up the belts and get more room for the battery slot as the belt runs over the top of the battery. I found a couple fixes and proceeded to make some changes. I also decided to put the stock body ('66 Mustang) back on and fix the wing that broke in a crash and add some custom tail pipes while I was at it.


For the wing, I used some Plastruct sheets I had for my models. The aluminum fins were all mangled and could not be salvaged the final results turned out well and it looks good in the white. :wink:

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I had some ends from 1/4" break line that look like outlets for exhaust. Reamed some holes in the body and hot glued them in place. They really add to the tail end and look like the trumpet style tips that were on the early Mustangs.

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For tightening the rear belt, I had to cut a additional slot in the motor plate and used an extra front belt tensioner (Part # 86041) to tighten the rear belt. It works really well.

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To increase belt clearance, I used a M3x24mm flat head screw to replace the stock bulk head screw. Use two 3x6x2.5mm bearings and two m3 washers as guides for the belt. Sequence of parts is as follows: M3 washer, two 3x6x2.5 bearings, M3 washer, and lastly 1 M3 locknut. This really increased the belt clearance and doubles as a belt tensioner.

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Also, when you increase belt clearance, you need to notch out the upper plate a little so the belt does not hit.
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Lastly, I redid the entire electronics wire routing and made them look more presentable and not so cluttered looking. With the belts, it becomes a pain to get everything secured so nothing is hitting on them.

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Re: HPI Sprint 2 Flux- Bandit 1

Post by JHeitt142 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:59 pm

My insurgence back into RC was started with a sprint 2. As a drifter of course :? I ended up doing the front mid motor mod, and i tell you that thing handled like a DREAM.

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Re: HPI Sprint 2 Flux- Bandit 1

Post by SFC K » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:31 pm

Cool! do you have any pictures of that mid motor mod? I'm curious to see what all has to be done to this chassis to make it work.
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Re: HPI Sprint 2 Flux- Bandit 1

Post by JHeitt142 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:00 pm

In its simplest form you are just swapping the lower plate front to back.

here is a pic. This was when I first got it together, I ended up making a couple more changes after this, an idler for the belt and got a new top plate that was less chopped up.

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Re: HPI Sprint 2 Flux- Bandit 1

Post by SFC K » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:03 pm

Interesting! I would have never thought of that. Steering looks like it would be a trick with my fan mount on my motor.
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Re: HPI Sprint 2 Flux- Bandit 1

Post by JHeitt142 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:25 pm

having things front heavy makes the drifting a bit easier. was a neat car and tough as heck once i shopped the diff guards off, It was an older model that would catch rocks and eat belts.

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Re: HPI Sprint 2 Flux- Bandit 1

Post by SFC K » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:30 pm

Yep, That was the first thing I did when I got mine. I also swapped the front diff for a 1 way diff and adjustable rear diff and universal's front and rear as well. This was one of the first ones that came out. Not sure why HPI went orange? Purple is more appealing on these...

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