View Full Version : Project Sandblaster

02-24-2010, 05:43 PM
Well, I've accumulated enough spare parts to build another Mini-T. I ordered a new screw kit from Losi in case i was missing anything, got some GPM titanium hinge pins for the arms, sand paddle tires, an extra body that i got for free with my latest custom body purchase, and here's a picture.


There's a few sand bars and beaches around here that would be terribly fun to play on, so i decided to rig this one up for just that. Plans for it include an integy plastic spur/pinion kit, 9000kv brushless setup, 11v lipo, custom heat sinks, cooling fan, and lots of sand being thrown around.

02-24-2010, 07:06 PM
err better gear quite low, i run extremely hot on my rc18
8000kv, 11.1v 20c lipo, 12/60.. the safe range for me for is around 9/60, 11 being the highest, im glad i went down, before i was running 23/60.. and jeez am i happy i geared down

02-24-2010, 11:03 PM
I was going to gear it 14/59 to try and lose some acceleration and make it more controllable. If i could find some 1:10 sand paddles, i'll throw those on it, too.

02-24-2010, 11:08 PM
They have the sand paddles on tower. Look under the category of Tamiya Hornet/Grasshopper Tires.

02-25-2010, 07:06 PM


02-25-2010, 11:45 PM
Just an update bump...I ordered a "big block" motor plate just now! Know why? Because I also ordered an 8900KV brushless 370 motor! How's that for a start? I'm going to start modifying the body to get some ventilation going on and I need to start shopping around for an RX/TX and a decent 11.1 battery pack.

02-26-2010, 10:03 AM
hmm...you have inspired me to finaly get a mini or micro t.

After these xmods projects are done a mini or micro is off on the top of the list.

PS you have 2 unread messages lol

03-03-2010, 11:00 PM
So, here's what's going on with Sandblaster.
Sand paddle tires in the rear
Skinny road tires in the front
RPM front bumper
gpm servo holder
gpm steering assembly
gpm front knuckles
integy upper chassis
orion 7.2 v battery pack
Team Associated 27 mhz receiver
Megatech waterproof esc
Traxxas Transmitter
Epic 280 motor
Oil filled Shocks
Metal bearings
Custom LED lighting in body
Here are some pics...I decided to use the brushless motor for another project.