Budhatrain's rc10 classic

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Budhatrain
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Budhatrain's rc10 classic

Post by Budhatrain » Tue May 27, 2014 3:10 am

It's been a while! For the past year I have committed to pursue my Master's Degree and now I read a book a week and write a paper a week. Being a dad is number 1 for me so I have to guard my time and sometimes I feel pretty overwhelmed. This memorial day weekend has been great, and I was able to take some back-to-back days off.

On the back-burner I have had this rc10 classic waiting... been grabbing cool stuff here and there and finally it was time to put it together! I love a kit... good times. Took me a little longer than I expected but I thoroughly enjoyed the build.

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I really appreciated Jconcepts stepping up to this iconic RC and busting out some pretty cool stuff. The upgraded steering setup was a must. I couldn't help but pick up the carbon fiber goodies. Then they had these cool tubes braces and wing tubes that are square... and round. Picked them up! Of course there is MIP, my favorite upgrade for any vehicle is CVD's.

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The transmission is what took me the longest. There was some play with the outdrives and top shaft... I couldn't figure it out and then it got later and later. I was listening to 70's rock so I don't know.... but that just seemed to drag on. Finally I put the motor plate on with the felt around the outdrives and everything firmed up. I have even taken it apart three times to double check, I haven't forgotten anything. I try to remind myself this was a kit from back in the day... so it is what it is. I picked up some bearings from Fast Eddy and made sure everything was smooth with Moo-Slick from COWRC.COM. Once I got everything together on the chassis I was going to call it a night... but the wheels!!! Chris from REC did these sweet mama's up and I had to mount them.

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I couldn't go to bed without making sure the workspace was cleaned up so I packed everything away and grabbed these pics.

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Then today went out with the family... first thing when we got back I was thinking about this custom lid I had made up. So I jumped in to mount it. This lid was unlike any other lid. It's a pain... that's it. But I put it together and of course sticker it up!

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So this is where it sits... still need to pick out some electronics. Have a couple more goodies ordered up- some puretech mounts and strap. I saw this cool vaterra servo mount that would go nice with the aluminum swag I have going on. Speaking of aluminum... I missed REC launch of the aluminum transmission case for this. So I called up a buddy of mine and tomorrow I am shipping him my transmission, I am hoping he can come up with something.

So I also picked up some RPM rear and front arms for this. But when I tried to mount the rear arms the hinge pins are too short. I just eyeballed the front arms at that time and I backed off. Does anyone know if the rpm arms are compatible with this kit?

Let me know what you think and any advice is always welcomed!
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Re: Budhatrain's rc10 classic

Post by rex21 » Thu May 29, 2014 2:36 am

Its a thing of beauty! Nice work!

Here is the answer to your rear hinge pin problem:
http://www.amain.com/product_info.php/c ... Mgod6hEAng

They explain on the page why your pins are too short too.

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Re: Budhatrain's rc10 classic

Post by ratzo » Thu May 29, 2014 3:30 am

Man, that looks fantastic!

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Re: Budhatrain's rc10 classic

Post by THUNDERSTRIKE » Thu May 29, 2014 4:11 am

Are the front wheels on backwards due to you staying up so late building it? :lol: 8) don
If you got old parts lying around and dont need them,cant sell them,or figure out what to do with them.Contact me you never know what i will dream up next lol.SERIOUSLY GUYS!!!!!!!!DON :) B)

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Re: Budhatrain's rc10 classic

Post by Budhatrain » Thu May 29, 2014 4:13 am

THUNDERSTRIKE wrote:Are the front wheels on backwards due to you staying up so late building it? :lol: 8) don
Uhmmm yes :)
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Re: Budhatrain's rc10 classic

Post by 91lxcoupe » Thu May 29, 2014 6:21 pm

Looks awesome mike. I owned one of these for many years along with the rc10t. Enjoy!

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Re: Budhatrain's rc10 classic

Post by SFC K » Thu May 29, 2014 10:49 pm

I love the paint scheme Mike! Looks awesome! 8)
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Re: Budhatrain's rc10 classic

Post by Zac_F85 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:20 am

Not sure how I missed this! Great retro body! what's going to power it? My current resto (a CE) is getting mostly vintage electronics!
2 RC10's, 2 Losi's, 2 B4.1 Worlds, TLT-1 Grave Digger,

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