To start with. I put a um 15 tooth uh pinion on it, so it matches the factory vortex gearing. So then we have uh the wide arms front and rear and the only real non arma parts on this. Besides, obviously, the electronics are the uh, rpm front, rear arms and it has the hot racing. Um rod ends on it, hopefully uh they’ll last a little bit longer and not get loose like the plastic ones. Do but we’ll see how that goes. So the only thing i’m really up in the air about right now is what body to put on it – and i was thinking – maybe um, sectioning a um big rock body to kind of slam it down onto it to make it that profile, because this is it’s About five millimeter shorter in the front or lower, so it does have a this – should handle a lot better, be a little better for speed, runs but off road, maybe not so good, but we can always put a little heavier shock oil in there. Remove them move the shocks into the next hole to get it to sit. Something like that to be just as high as the um vortex is, so it ended up being, obviously, like. I said, the long wheelbase chassis longer arms, but then it’s all vortex shock towers. Vortex shocks and vortex bumpers, so it’s kind of like the lower half’s big rock in the upper half’s vortex to make it slammed to the ground.
Then i don’t know maybe maybe a big rock body, or i was also thinking about you know if arma went ahead and made a three or four ass italian. This is kind of what how it would be set up. You know low wide fast, so i do have um this tiny 6s body laying around that. I got with one of the ones that i bought and it’s got these the goofy lights in it, which i hate. So i never really used it just been sitting around. So i was thinking about how do i make this fit on here and then i think that would actually look kind of cool to be honest with you, so that kind of reminds me of a you know definitely of italian setup, so that might be a project Making this fit, and then we can put the 3s wing on it, maybe have a little a little something like that yeah. I know it’s kind of hard to see, but let’s even get a better angle of it. Yeah, maybe like that sure that would work. I think i think that’s, probably gon na be the way to go, but no i’m gon na go ahead and pick up a extra big rock body just just to have it and then um we’ll figure out something to put on it and then do some. Do some speed runs and a little bashing or something like something like that and then kind of imagine it with the wing on it.
Yeah it’d be like ish, so that might be something we can do. The 3s 3s italian um so that’s. The next part of this project is getting a body on it. I do have a video beating on my big rock. That was pretty fun. We were basically jumping it off a tree in the yard or doing flips and actually cracked a piece of my fence so but it was filled filmed in um portrait mode instead of landscape mode. So i got to see if i can either rotate it or just uh just leave it the way it is and edit it together and just let you guys watch it because it is pretty funny watching that big rock and take some serious abuse, and we were Just jumping the tree over and over and over again and hit the house, the fence, the tree and sidewalk. On the other side, it actually landed and uh broke a turnbuckle and one of the shock towers i mean, but that was basically like 50 jumps in before it. Finally, finally, let go so so i’ll track down a big rock body and then figure out how to get one of the two bodies to fit this thing. If uh, you guys have any suggestions on um, a proline body or uh j concepts, or something that you guys think would fit this. Let me know i definitely got to get something on it. I want to put a body on it.
Before i run it, i mean i could probably do speed tests without the body on it, but we’ll see how that goes, and then i also got a set of uh dirt tracks. Bandidos. We can put on this to run on the street for doing other things and then um the whole heart. The the hardest part of this whole build was getting the um the motor gearing worked out because i didn’t look at it when i bought it. But when i bought the castle system, it’s actually a 3.2 millimeter 3.17, something whatever it’s three millimeter shaft and obviously all of the arma um 0.8 mod pinions are five millimeter shaft and all the new ones have that safety stuff. That with the clip and the d shaped, so i ordered some some pinions for it and of course, they’re the safety ones and they didn’t didn’t fit the three mil shaft. So then, i ordered some little adapters that go from three mil to five mil, but they’re circular. So now, i’m still stuck with uh see. These are the little adapters here, um, so that’s uh, three mil to a five mil adapter and then i still couldn’t use them, because these are perfectly round and they don’t have the d shape. So then i was still kind of stuck so then i ended up. I couldn’t find any point eight um pinion, so i ended up having i did some research people were saying that the 32 pitch pinions were basically identical to the point eight, so i had turn around order: some some five millimeter 32 pitch pinions and finally, after filing Some stuff down and mix matching a little this little that finally made a uh gear setup that works so now the uh.
I can change the gearing in this now with a few different opinions that i think i got um all the way up to uh let’s say. Would i get a 26 tooth robinson racing yeah? I think that’s, what i got so – and this is also 4s. So we can actually uh should be able to get it to go. Pretty quick we’ll do 100 yeah, who knows, but we’ll do what we can with it.