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Post  BENOLUX on Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:39 am

Ok so im new here.

I bought a 1/18 HSP Crawler, the little thing is awesome. almost a direct copy of the Losi MRC. So far i have just started driving it, over the weekend I bought a Proline Hummer body for it from a stampede, fits almost perfect. I will be stretching the wheelbase slightly however to make it work better. I will probably build a full length chassis and stand my shocks and springs more upright. Hopefully this will stop it from body rolling and saging under torque. The truck looks good and works really well.

If there is anyone in the Capalaba area after someone to go for a scale drive with let me know, always keen.

Headed out to the quarry near me and this is what i came out with, some pics.
my missus tagged along and worked the camera, lucky for me coz im useless on the end of the camera lol.

Here a few pics, the wheel base is starting to annoy me now, and i need to make the body slightly more secure, but that will come with a better chassis and more mounting points. it should stop the nose sitting high then.

























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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  Big fella on Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:30 am

welcome to the garage mate.

The mt cotton quarry is great, i guess you found the epic track from the last comp Very Happy
post up when you are heading out again, i would dare say there would be someone down there willing to go for a run with ya.

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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  BENOLUX on Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:36 am

Cheers for the welcome mate,
Yeh found the tracks, awesome little trails. need to weight my front tyres for one or two of the hill climbs/steps but otherwise she eats em up! Once i stretch the wheel base ill lower it also. Made some scale stuff last night.
-working on a highlift
-made a shovel
-Roof rack
-Swag
-tool box for the roof rack
-Also tried my skills at a snorkel.

Ill probs head back out to the quarry so if anyone else is keen let me know and we can catchup!
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Post  Big fella on Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:38 am

i would come but i am in Hervey bay now, looking at coming down in a couple of weeks for a run i will let you know when and were.
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Post  BENOLUX on Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:40 am

Yeh no worries hey, Hervey bay, thats dedication coming back here for a run haha
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Post  Big fella on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:32 am

I mainly come down for the comps, they are classic allways a pisser of a day Very Happy
i have to pick up a new prop for my boat from sunny coast so i may aswell make a weekend of it and bring the truck down for a run drunken
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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  BENOLUX on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:41 am

Haha nice work thats the way though.
Ill definately try and tag along to it, sounds like good fun lol. Plus its cheaper to break this than my 1:1 lol.
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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  micks troll on Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:03 pm

mate i'm in the process of building my new truck for the next comp but wont have new body etc ready for a few weeks so keen to go out to the quarry with my old body again for a play. got new motor and esc in so keen to flog them and see how they go for an extended time Twisted Evil Sunday arvos are usually the best, let us know when and we'll try and work out a weekend soon!
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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  BENOLUX on Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:46 pm

No worries mate, ill probs be going out tomorrow afternoon, if I do ill try let you know incase your keen.
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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  BENOLUX on Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:28 am

This is the latest incarnation, got a homemade chassis and body from azwa and originally from wideload and now mine lol.

Gotta work on the ride height and general stability of it and then ill look at making some more mods, painting it and so on. I think its sitting a bit to high so i will probably lower it and need to mod the bumpers as the tyres scrub on them and bind up

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Post  micks troll on Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:56 am

Nice mate now she looks the part Cool
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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  WIDELOAD on Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:58 am

BENOLUX wrote:This is the latest incarnation, got a homemade chassis and body from azwa and originally from wideload and now mine lol]

That was originally Bazuky's before i bought it off him...lol That thing is a serious whore...

Good to see its still alive...if you want to replace the body its a Speedway Pal one...you can get them on ebay from time to time.

To get your ride height down, run the stock shocks in drop. Take the external springs off and just run some thick (60wt+) shock oil...
all down travel, no up travel...
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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  blacklion on Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:13 pm

from the look of the photos i'd suggest cutting the foams to soften the tyres a little bit to get a bit more grip.
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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  blacklion on Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:20 pm

from the look of the photos i'd suggest cutting the foams to soften the tyres a little bit to get a bit more grip. nice rig by the way.. good to see nathans old girl alive again
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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  bazuky on Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:52 pm

what a little tramp that thing is mate change tyres to 1.9 flat irons then just fill the tyres with lead and set it up like troy said and drive the tits off of it but if you bend the cage just go to suzuki ad buy some genuine brakeline for a zuke cause thats what the cage is made of
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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  Ads on Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:09 pm

pretty sure ive got some atleast 4 x 1.9 axial rims floatin about pretty sure these are brand new too, ill double check if your keen $10
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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  BENOLUX on Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:56 am

Haha cheers fellas, i always end up with the whore lol. i mean lol.
There are no foams in the tyres at the moment they do bag well now the weight of the cage and chassis is there.
Troy, i tried her as droop setup only she likes to lean alot, maybe i need some thicker oil as said. I will have to give it a shot. the other alteernaitve is to add shock hoops sort of and that will help lower the whore (i think its got a new name Cool ).
Adz, sounds good mate, when you stumble across them next put em aside and next time we catchup can sort it out.

bazuky, good to see she is still getting around hey?
Cheers for that mate, once i get it working well i will most probably just wheel it lol. Doubt ill get a new body, if anything ill cut the rear tub off and make some sort of tray, or ill put a drop bed in the back.

Blacklion, cheers mate. Shes running no foams, the hsp tyres are pretty crap but they are starting to soften up with some use. troy suggested wd40 to soften them, might be a last resort.

Ill probs be out at the quarry this weekend testing if im not out in the hilux Twisted Evil

If anyone has a spare 1.55 rim or 1.9 rim with a small tyre on it let me know as id like to buy one for a spare (static only).

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Re: Beno's Sierra Scaler!

Post  BENOLUX on Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:47 am

Forgot to mention i also bought a electric winch for the front of the whore.
Should be good once i get it and can run it, will help me out of the harder line that you buggers just drive Twisted Evil
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