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    My Custom Inferno Build Thread...

    Hello guys!

    I'm not sure how many people here are into nitro RC racing but here is a list of mods I've made to my info (current)...but there are a few more on the way heh!

    • Carbon fiber shock towers, servo tray, throttle plate and steering plate
    • Lunsford Racing - Titanium turnbuckle and hingepin kit
    • Advantage Racing Products - Anti-Lock cradock brakes
    • Front, center and rear CVDs (a.k.a Universals)
    • CNCed from 7005-T6 aluminium billet, center differential mounts
    • CNCed from 7005-T6 aluminium billet, chassis braces
    • MP777 SP1 engine mounts
    • MP777 SP1 chassis
    • MP777 SP1 blue shock springs
    • MP777 SP1 wheels and stabilizer
    • MP777 SP1 wheel nuts (purely for looks)
    • Vantage Racing - Tuned carbon fiber pipe (BU120L)
    • XRC Aluminium servo horns for Futaba servos compatible with the MP777
    • 4x Pro-line Badlands


    And here are some pics I took today with a friends camera - yes the images are terrible but I promise some super clear shots at the end of the month!





    Ohh, that wing has CF vinyl applied to it...all that needs to be done is to install the tubing, throttle linkages the little metal wire that holds the pipe in place and plonk on the lid (small suprise here!).

    Rough ball park speeds are gonna be 60 - 70mph or faster

    Let me know what you think

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    Looks sleek.

    I've got a Savage SS with a Hyper 7 .21 4 port racing engine in it. I've mainly been fiddling with the tuning so far. It's quite a challenge as with differing weather it needs different settings and whether the engine is warm or cold. Still, they are a LOT of fun

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    I have an on-road car, not modified but it got a bit "petroll-y" so i stripped it down to clean it etc. Really gonna have to dig it out sometime soon, rebuild and start re-using it again, weathers being better for running it, although, t'is fun giving it some in the rain!

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    I cant imagine something that small doing 70mph!

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    Me any my mate blew up one of they little endgines, by putting petrol in it....

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    God mate that is alot of Asthma pumps you have there. My gf has asthma but only has 1.

    Just a quick question but how much does a diy car like that cost?

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    It really depends on the kit. This MP777 is a serious pro racer, and the basic kit costs $400. You need to purchase a Tx, mill, pipe and you're set. Mine however is like any pro buggy over £1000...

    ...and I was lucky enough to be able to snag a Novarossi P5 today (yay!)...the V-Spec is probably one of the fastest engines out there and I want to 'experiment' with the P5 (which is also an amazing mill btw). The P5 can do 2.6BHP while my v-spec is 3BHP rated...

    I ended up stripping the buggy down again (removed the mill, pipe, tank and tubing) to do this:



    That's a quad cradock brake setup...This buggy will probably be finished sometime end of next week and I'll post back with progress shots of the lid that's being painted as well

    Lead- yea, you need to re-tune it for diff weather, altitudes etc etc. The danger is that you won't realize but the weather is causing the engine to run 'that much' leaner - which means less oil and ouch

    Ohh I also forgot to mention, that I can swap between engines in under 5mins

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    your url is blocked by my work's firewall. what have you been up to?? *shiftyeyes*
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    I went to a race meet with my uncle when I was about 14. He was pretty good, and his car was pretty damn nippy.

    Fun times.

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    wow, cant believe they are so expensive. I guess you have to see it as a real hobbie. I spend far to much on computer bits and pieces

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    I spose it's like most things... you get what you pay for.

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    Looking really nice, I hope the shell is something exotic.

    I fancy having a go at it, is there any beginner kit things you would recommend? Is it worth getting an all in one kit first before trying to build on e seperately, as it were?
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    The HPi Rush Evo is a good beginners car.

    Theres also a new "Jatto" or Jato car, not sure on the specs or price though. It looks good stuff though

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    Headbrace, this is 'my' first ever nitro - many say that I'm jumping in too fast but heh let me tell ya, I'm gonna prove 'em wrong

    Simply put, if you can use a screwdriver (lol!), like to build things and don't mind say reading a bit (forums!) this can be a very very fun hobby.

    As for a beginner kit - you need to first decide what you want:

    • Scale (1/8, 1/10, 1/12 most of the common ones)
    • On-road or off-road?
    • If it is off-road, buggy or truck?
    • Electric or nitro (we know the answer )
    • RTR (ready to roll, but I like to think of it as ready to rock!) or kit
    • Starting system - pull start, rotostart (lame HPI thing), bump starter


    Let's say you want a 1/8 nitro off-road buggy like mine - Kyosho make a 7.5 that is an RTR model and you can still hack at it and upgrade it etc. It isn't as good as the 777 tho. The next buggy I'd want is a Mugen MBX5 but I hear that a new one is coming out this year.

    I've seen the HPI rotostart - personally I don't like it and prefer the bump starter way. Basically the rotostarter gets you to insert a rotating rod that catches the flywheel and cranks the engine over. With a starter box, you place the buggy on the box and press it down for a sec for the motor wheel to catch the flywheel - only downside, the 12V 7A batteries they come with - that's 2KG to lug around... (of course you can get 4.5A bats or less but then it ain't gonna last as long)

    Also quick note, the 777 comes in 3 flavors - stock, SP1 and now SP2 (special). You pay for what you get most of the time but I prefer going stock and making it what you want.

    For bashing a really fun vehicle you might want to try is the HPI Savage 25 - look into it, full RTR for about 300 - 400 quid inc basic controller etc.

    As a basic tool kit - you'd need a glow starter/charger, fuel bottle (say 500cc), set o' tools, spare set of glow plugs...

    If you'd like to see more of my buggy visit:

    http://www.bsodmike.com/?page_id=6

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    Oh, Lead- This is the guy I got the engine off, he's a real stand up guy and it is a shame he's selling his 777 but you can snag it cheap - I'm sure he'll ship to you if you want it: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MESE:IT

    All it needs : engine, 2x servos, Tx (remote) & Rx, pipe & engine clutch assembly.
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    I ended up grabbing this lid as well:



    I'm thinking of using this as regular 'bashing lid' and using the lid from TJ at events etc (that'll be nicer and brighter too!)

    Here are some progress shots of the lid that TJ is working on, which should be finished tonight!




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