Dubbl-A's Wraith

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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by dubbl-a » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:51 am

[youtube]N6UoeKzJT3M[/youtube]

Snow!

Had a fresh dump of 5-6in of wet, heavy snow so I gave it a go. As you can see in the video, wheel spin was key to try and stay somewhat 'floating' to get through the snow. At a few parts in the vid you can see the wraith kind of bouncing up and down at full throttle, fighting the heavy snow. The next snow Im thinking I may try a 3s pack to get even more wheel spin and see how I do. :thumbsup:

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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by Skinner » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:15 am

Went thru pretty well! Looks like ya had fun!
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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by SFC K » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:56 am

I think the bouncing was helping you get through the snow better. Cool video though!
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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by rex21 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:07 am

Very cool video! Man that thing looks fun to drive, it has to make you smile every time you grab the throttle.

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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:05 pm

Looks like a lot of fun. :thumbsup:

If all your running area is that size I don't think 3S will help, you really got to get out in the open, if you have space like that, then yes, 3S would be a huge help, or at least that was my experience.

One other thing I've noticed over the years is that mid-20's wheel speed is a killer. Mid-to-upper teens is good and gives the tires a chance to pack as well as fling the snow. Mid 30's will let you turn you truck into a skimmer that jets across the top.

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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by dubbl-a » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:18 pm

Thanks for watching!
Yes, it is a blast to drive around and does bring a smile to the face. :)
I think I have it setup pretty well now to handle the brushless power w/ clod tires but I think my stock wraith shocks are at their limit. But i'm not in any hurry to swap them out...

BTW: More snow is coming tonight!

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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by dubbl-a » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:31 pm

andymac0035 wrote:Looks like a lot of fun. :thumbsup:

If all your running area is that size I don't think 3S will help, you really got to get out in the open, if you have space like that, then yes, 3S would be a huge help, or at least that was my experience.

One other thing I've noticed over the years is that mid-20's wheel speed is a killer. Mid-to-upper teens is good and gives the tires a chance to pack as well as fling the snow. Mid 30's will let you turn you truck into a skimmer that jets across the top.

I see what your saying about the running area size. The land on other side of my house is much larger and flat (few trees... :thumbsup: ) so I will take your advise and try 3s in the larger areas and get a good run at it. This will be exciting as I never ran a 3s pack through the wraith and I always seem to break things when I add a third cell in any other RC application...

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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by dubbl-a » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:47 pm

I thought this screen shot looked cool.
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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:59 pm

Sweet! :thumbsup:

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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by Skinner » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:07 am

Sweet pic. Still think ya need a driver in it :)
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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by dubbl-a » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:26 pm

I'm having too much fun screen capturing. :P
So now you all must suffer through a few more pictures!
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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by Skinner » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:55 pm

:) keep them coming.
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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by rex21 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:38 am

I wouldn't call this suffering, those are some awesome pics!

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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by SFC K » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:56 pm

rex21 wrote:I wouldn't call this suffering, those are some awesome pics!
Ditto! =D> Awesome pictures! 8)
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Re: Dubbl-A's Wraith

Post by dubbl-a » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:24 pm

Thanks everyone!