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jag7400
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Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:56 am

Out on the trail yesterday with nephew....good times.
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Where did your adventure take you and yours?
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gasman
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Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:52 pm

thats mean calvin, where were you? damaged the front diff on the bomber yesterday...don't ask! we must be getting close to a group crawl session...

jag7400
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Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:56 pm

Hi Chris.

Yeah, Botanical Gardens. Really handy spot 5mins from town for a binge trail/bash.
Head to the DOC tracks for longer sessions.

Great to hear you still have the Bomber. Still havent actually seen one in the real.
Blown diff huh.......nice.
Cam snapped an axle housing doing an end over from a 4ft ledge yesterday.
His first walk of shame (back to the car).

Get together sounds like a good idea to me.
Need to patch up that Wraith first. And currently rebuilding another(new motor, rewire electrics).

Some potential spots to check out. Redwood Forest up TeMata peak might be a go.

Post some pics of your Bomber Chris.

Cheers,
Calv.
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:23 pm

Thats cool. Thought it was up there somewhere. I was scoping up the Taihape road as well, some real rugged terrain up the top, lots of rock. I'm converting the yeti score truck to a more rock friendly beast (its a waste of time on an RC track).
There looks to be another bomber heading our way too, hes keen as for a session in the rough.

I'll post some pics of the bomber tonight, a lot of upgrades on that too.

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Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:52 am

Here you go Calvin
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jag7400
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:35 am

That's a nice looking rig right there.
Great mix of performance and scale additions from what I can see. They metal axle housings?
Have you waterproofed your electrics? Its worth the fuss.

Bet its fun to drive.

What have you done in your Trophy Truck conversion? Curious.
Might find this interesting: http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/axial-ye ... truck.html

Another Bomber in the Bay would be most welcome. Would be interesting to see the number of crawler/scalers we could muster.

Taihape Road sounds like a gold mine. Take some pics if you go for a recce.

I hit a few spots last Summer.
Lake Tutira:
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Few tracks up through the hills with great views. Pity that place has gone the way of so many waterways around our beautiful country. Perfect otherwise.

Thanks for posting the pics Chris. Appreciated.

Cheers,
Calv.
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:58 am

yes, they are xtra speed axles, but would not do them again. they were cheap,..... enough said, I'll be going back to the original kit axles for now.

Good article there, I'm building a custom cage that will slot straight on, I'm thinking no body as such, just lexan panels and a few scale touches.

I've done the Taihape road a couple of times, and up the top, it just screams rock crawling! on a nice summer day it is awesome. Mind you it would be awesome in the snow up there too....LOL

A lot to be said about hop ups, not a lot are worth the money until you have the kit built, and find out the weak points, just bling.

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Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:27 pm

Yeah, there are some pretty shabby upgrades out there.

I try and stick with established stuff when budget allows.
Vanquish, RC4WD, SSD, and the like.

Still have stock plastic axle housings on our 2.2 builds. Slippery that way.
Plan to fit beef tubes in them at some point given our recent breakage.
Keep axles light, slippery, and strong.

Cool your fabricating your own cage.
Should do a build thread.
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Bit of a delay at the mo' with parts as its ACC levy time of year. Thieves.

Will be in touch.
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