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    X1 CR Brushless build

    Well finally starting to get a few things in motion with my new baby.... RCM mount is on the way my steering servo is on the way, motor is on the way... I'm hoping Lito or someone can give me some dims for their batt tray. We ahve a bunch of ABS here in the machine shop and I'm learning to mill so I'm going to be making my own.... Those pics could be interesting..lol

    Here she sits before it begins (got the cheap on ebay... it's brandy new )




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    I remember that thing 8-) glad its getting put to use

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    Yes it is She'll be getting her guts in a few days
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    Chris, it's looking good. I think I have seen that body before.

    Anyway, I used the Castle conversion kit for the CR. Since you want to make your own, you can custom everything including dimensions. Keep in mind that your measurements will depend on the batteries you're going to use. The RCM battery trays I have for the truggy was custom. I asked Mike to make the inner dimensions at 165mm x 50mm. I'll remove the truggy battery tray and post pic when I get home from work.
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    Chris, hre's a picture. You can also make a slot underneath the tray for the straps.

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    How thick is the bottom and the sides if you can check for me Lito??

    My new motor just arrived (thanks to a good friend) and the RCM mount and servo should be here Monday weather will be 80 here this weekend.. I am itching to drive..lol

    More pics up soon
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    I'll take some measurements when I get home. I'm still at work.
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    Chris, the sidewall are 4mm thick and 16mm high while the bottom is about 6mm thick.
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    Awesome thanks a ton Lito!!!
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    Motor mount and servo arrived today

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    Finally found the time a few nights ago to get everything I have installed so far






    Just need an ESC and to make my battery tray and I am good to go
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    I'll get new pics up in the next day or so (still waiting on my RCM batt tray) still going to make my own but the machine shop is flooded with NPD work... so I have to wait But I did rig something out for a test run and this think HAULS A$$. Instant take off no wheelie, no flips just goes.... I am so impressed with buggies and here I thought I wasn't gonna like them.... now don't get me wrong a good truggie still has it's place but this thing is just planted... WOW She flies straight and level goes exactly where you point it.... wish I was gonna be ready for the East coast championships at RCexcitement next weekend... gonna go watch on Sunday anyway, but would have loved to race... oh well next one I'll race at
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    Great to hear you're liking your buggy. Now you know why I have 2 instead of just 1 .

    Anyway, that thing would be better if you can buy the big bore shocks and get rid of those 13mm ones. You can buy the 16mm big bores from ebay for cheap.
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    I'll have to take a look ... thanks for the heads up Lito and i know what you mean.. I want more..lol
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    I personally have never drove a buggy, I have only had MT's and the occasional stadium truck but I bet I would be in the same boat and love them once I was behind the wheel. Maybe once our track is done I will pick one up. The thing that impresses me is how dialed they are, just like you described Chris. Point and shoot and it goes there!

    Nice buggy man. Good to hear you having fun with the RC's!

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    They're very durable too!!! I still have to replace anything on my son's X1 even though he had hit the fence and everything else.
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    Dirty updated Pics... I'll get her cleaned and take some nice outdoor pics


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