got one for my daughter. I have been running GB02 mini champ for years. and this Frog is GB01 chassis. thanks to my friend Al.
installed Losi mini-T shocks which were already purchased for this. the pink spring from losi is too soft. and the stock tamtech spring is too hard. so I had to put 3 thick spacers on each front shock with losi pink spring. even the springs look great with the body
It has started from here
got HPI 6115 today. but there was no spacer for 10mm wheels. all the spacers are for 11mm. but my metric step bit did it’s job well
Early Dog Fighter 834B came with a small wing which was from RC-12EX. I still have the original from AE. later Wonder Dog Fighter 834B came with a large wing. you can see the pictures here.
I noticed the shape was pretty much close to 834B large wing while I made this
unfortunately I noticed it after I cut the #6188 sprint wing.
opened another #6188 today. actually the 1mm lexan sheet for the chain cover was from #6189 which had more parts like 2 wing wires, buttons, and longer wing tubes in the package
got another 1mm thick lexan sheet from the bag. and the leftover from the chain cover build
the wing came here only a few minutes after I opened the wing kit. the shape is not identical to the original. but close. and the width is identical
the chain cover is only for protect cables and wires from the chain. but it’s hard to find these days. I made one myself from 1mm thick lexan sheet. the first attempt was not far from the original cover except it didn’t have the rear end screw hole
This chassis has made from this post.
I noticed the dimensions need to be updated while I build with new chassis
1. the distance between the 2 screws on the center should be 12mm. it was updated in the old topic as well
2. the distance between the 2 screws for front bulkhead should be 49mm. updated on the original file
3. the distance between the 2 screws for rear gear box is 32.5mm. but 32mm would be better for holding the box secure. and will make the inside safe from dirt
minsoo (ebay seller pargu2000) brought me this aluminum chassis today. I won’t race with this one. but it looks great
my buddy showed me this way. and I tried myself. only the reason he did this was to save the body post. and I think it will save the body itself from damage due to the body post. we know the cracks around the post. the job was quite simple with a hair dryer.
cleaned the parts up and finished to rebuild. I got #1 and #2 trinity 834B’s now. they both have improved gears, hardened axles, Trinity chassis’, later steerings, and Novak gears. only the difference is #1 (with Lipo setup) has AYK Race Prep dogbones which are much stronger
grabbed this off ebay a month ago. and started to clean the parts up today. and I noticed it was a original RPS SE with trinity chassis. actually I bought this for the chassis. ‘cuase my tirinity chassis has worn out. I didn’t think it was a RPS SE but just had a RPS roll bar when I saw this on ebay. but amazingly it had all the hardwares in RPS kit. the gears are like new. and the parts are as well. most of all, the shocks are still in great shape
it will be back to life in a couple of hours. Al hates the white bumpers. but I can’t wait to show him this with a white bumper
Masami won his first world title with Schumacher CAT powered by HPI Uno motor at ’87. the motor I got was released after his winning, with ’87 World Champion lettering and his autograph.
Got the wheels and tried on my ’91 RPM runner. I didn’t cut the rear end of the chassis. so the offset is right for none-offset wheels. the metric adapters are coming too.
Race pics from neobuggy.net
large pics and race result from petitrc.com
the entire tread is here