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Hammer
07-17-2005, 02:31 AM
Well, I finally had some time this weekend to install some of the hop-ups Iíve been buying for the last few weeks. :D

Unfortunately, while doing some hard surface speed runs last night to set some benchmarks for comparison with my stock setup, I hit a curb and broke a steering knuckle. :( Just blew my plans for the weekend, regarding my Mini Inferno, that is. :mad: Time for another parts order. :rolleyes:

My broken Mini Inferno and a few of the new parts I was planning to install.
http://halfeight.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=359&cat=500&page=1

holy_inferno
07-17-2005, 02:49 AM
I almost destroyed my knuckle, but i stripped it while testing my new Mamba Comp system...
You have a lot of parts ready to install there, Hammer...I take it you bought it all from hE.com shop :)
halfEIGHT, Are you going to stock more 3R and Atomic parts soon?...like 3R motor mount and aluminum knuckles?...and the new CAW stuff? ;)

TamiyaBF
07-17-2005, 03:23 AM
Oooh didnt get to use the Kyosho shocks ? Thats ashame. Ah well they are fun for an hour or so building them.

Nice CAW towers.

holy_inferno
07-17-2005, 03:47 AM
...Took me like over an hour just to build one front oil shock...It was my first time building them, but after that, all the others were easy as reading -> antidisestablishmentarianism :D

(woohoo 100th post :))

Inferno454
07-17-2005, 04:15 AM
lol i got the 3racing prebuilt and oiled, threaded ones for half the price.

TamiyaBF
07-17-2005, 04:46 AM
They are half the price for a reason :rolleyes:

Two words :

OPTION HOUSE !

Magnum P.I.
07-17-2005, 05:48 AM
Next week 3racing stuff is in.

halfEIGHT
07-17-2005, 08:35 PM
Sorry to hear that Hammer! :(


I almost destroyed my knuckle, but i stripped it while testing my new Mamba Comp system...
You have a lot of parts ready to install there, Hammer...I take it you bought it all from hE.com shop :)
halfEIGHT, Are you going to stock more 3R and Atomic parts soon?...like 3R motor mount and aluminum knuckles?...and the new CAW stuff? ;)

holy_inferno, yes, yes, and yes, new and restock 3R and new Atomic s/b in shortly and CAW s/b just a few weeks! :)

Hammer
07-17-2005, 11:20 PM
Oooh didnt get to use the Kyosho shocks ? Thats ashame. Ah well they are fun for an hour or so building them.

Nice CAW towers.No, unfortunately I didnít, however, I am looking forward to building them, which is at least half the fun for me. Iíll then have them ready when I need them, I hope that will be soon! Iím also getting ready to install the CAW towers, which are very nice, excellent craftsmanship! :D

halfEIGHT, thanks for the sentiment, keep an eye out for my order to be placed this afternoon. I always support the shop here first, D is the best! :)

One positive, the servo saver worked perfectly! Good thing I had it nice and loose. ;)

halfEIGHT
07-17-2005, 11:39 PM
Thanks Hammer! :)

R32dude
07-19-2005, 04:49 PM
Magnum! Tell me whats comin baby!! I need ball diffs, A TI/SSG colored dummy heatsink, aluminum steering rack and C-hubs and i'll be done!! That is if my AON gets he :) te

Hammer
07-22-2005, 05:03 AM
Iím back on the road! :D Received the last of my replacement parts today, a close up pic of the Kyosho shocks, CAW front tower & 3racing knuckles installed.

http://halfeight.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=365

Two more pics, the entire chassis from the same perspective as the pic above and the rolling chassis including a few more new parts.

http://halfeight.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=364&cat=500
http://halfeight.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=366&cat=500

Iíll be testing tomorrow and post my comparison in performance vs stock over the weekend. :)

.5x8
07-23-2005, 02:37 AM
lookin good hammer!

Hammer
10-23-2005, 01:41 AM
Well, it's been quite a while since I've had any time to devote to the halfEIGHT. :( I've collected a number of parts over the past few months that I think will improve durability as well as performance. I'm hoping to finally get some time tomorrow to install some of them. :) Maybe, if I'm lucky, I'll even have time to test things out. :D

mat3833
10-23-2005, 01:42 AM
holy crap!! thats alot of parts! what kind of motor is that??

Matt

Hammer
10-23-2005, 02:06 AM
That would be the SPEED 400 Rocket. It's the fourth motor down on this page. ;)
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/speed400.htm

mat3833
10-23-2005, 02:08 AM
lol im brushless. i just couldnt read the "rocket" on the label.

Matt

Hammer
10-23-2005, 04:11 AM
lol im brushless
lol, Gee, I'm impressed!

WeatherB
10-23-2005, 06:11 AM
Good call on getting the aluminum c-hubs... I upgraded to aluminum knuckles and keep breaking the c-hubs now.

I ordered aluminum c-hubs, lets see what breaks next.

mat3833
10-23-2005, 08:27 PM
lol i think it would be best to just order the whole thing in aluminum and drop a 400 sized brushless to ofset the weight. or maby a 540 for that weeeeee effect.

Matt

Hammer
10-30-2005, 01:08 AM
I finally took time today to install most of the parts Iíve collected recently. I must say the 3Racing parts are very cool to work with. ;)

Here are a few pics. The first two are close-ups of the chassis. The last two are of the rolling chassis. :D

http://halfeight.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=508
http://halfeight.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=509
http://halfeight.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=510&cat=500
http://halfeight.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=511&cat=500

Hammer
10-30-2005, 09:45 PM
One more Pic of the upgraded chassis with the body mounted.

http://halfeight.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=512

I have a couple more Crowd Pleazer bodies to work on next. For now itís time to go out, get this thing DIRTY, and see what I can break next! :D