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mycrors4
08-09-2010, 01:38 AM
Well, long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, lived a project called "Project Ehh" (not a Canadian reference)
as time past, a competiton on urc emerged, and now, presenting
Project Ehh V2.187564938475623820383465474
and to be more clear
it's a 2wd $300 limit(electronics dont count) all terrain project, must be finished by august 31st

im planning on making a micro t scale puller, and i can pull my xmods around
i already had a project on it, made it into a hummer, but my f150 has the holes made for a trailer, so im gonna redo everything and put the f150 body on it.. then if i have time, make a trailer.. im just planning out a couple more things(other projects) and then ill start

this is the project as it sits now.. unfinished
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler001.jpg
this will be the new body
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler002.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler003.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler004.jpg
as you see.. it's an xmods f-150 body... its been beat up... beat up real bad...
and i added a towing hitch
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler005.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler006.jpg
some scratches
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler007.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler008.jpg
the rear "roll cage" will go there
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler009.jpg
as u see.. i had lights
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler010.jpg
aaaaaand.. now it's gone.. along with the rear mounts
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler012.jpg
this is how i had mounted the hummer(bad idea from the start.. lol)
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler011.jpg
with the mount off.. this is how it was lengthened
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler013.jpg
the wheelbase difference
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler014.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler015.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler016.jpg
and the rear tower hits the bed, but with the roll cage in place, it should protect it once i make a hole for it to go through(or maybe it might not even go through... maybe a different mounting method will be used
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler017.jpg

that's about it for now... more to come
costs so far
Micro-T RTR - $80
Bearings - $10
3 Racing alloy tranny case with bearings for the spur gear shaft $16
X-Truck Shock Set(the micro-t is using x-truck shocks) $15
F-150 body w/ body kit - $15
Tow Hitch Mod - $1 or use of spares(i used spares that were laying around)

total cost so far: $137
well.. i thought... hell.. i have a full 3 weeks.. why not just play around with it a bit
turned it back into a regular T to drive around
and the reason i say 3 weeks is cause im going to palm springs after this week.. and im staying there for a week.. cutting it 1 week short for me, but ill manage
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler018.jpg
and just for a comparison.. thats how long the body is compared to a stock t
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler019.jpg

:D
update:
got in the DT wheels
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler020.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler021.jpg
i h8 e-clips, i do have threaded axles, but im missing a wheel nut, and the axles are too short so if i over tighten it, the wheels dont spin, if i keep it loose, the nut flies off....... yay me...
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler022.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler023.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler024.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler025.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler026.jpg
i used one of the wheel nuts i have as a slipper nut, just for the hell of it lol

Wheels - $8
1 Red Alloy Wheel Nut - $1? seeing as how a full set costs $4? i thought 1 would cost $1
total so far
$146

started with the spacers, starting with the main spacer, the bottom one
layed out on an xmod starter kit box
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler027.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler028.jpg
layed out on the truck wheel wells
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler029.jpg
i removed the rear bed so the rear tower does not hit it and mess up the spacing
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler030.jpg
a dremel and 10 minutes later, i had that, i forgot to take a pic before i marked it with more sharpie
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler031.jpg
i had to cut out the sides for the rear arms to go down
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler032.jpg
all cut out, ready for holes

Xmod Box - $10 (called in radio shack, gave them the xmod item number, they pulled out the SKU's and looked up, the box alone was $10)
Total so far
$156

Richy2316
08-09-2010, 02:07 AM
looks good hope to see some more pics on it

mycrors4
08-09-2010, 02:35 PM
thanks,
i should be able to do some work on it today

mycrors4
08-10-2010, 02:15 AM
update:

today was a long day, i started my computer, finding out it had a virus. so i start to re-format it, and the doorbell rings :D
my win7 CD has arrived, on the perfect day :D:D:D:D:D
what did i do while reformatting/installing win7?








no, you sick pervert, i didn't do that
i worked on the project :D
let the pishurs begin!
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler032-1.jpg
bam, i love sharpie
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler033.jpg
yes, that is a needle, that is how i make my holes, perfect, and the screws make their own thread!
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler034.jpg
oh looky!
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler035.jpg
YEAAAAAAA
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler036.jpg
OMG! 2 HOLES? ALREADY? JEBUS
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler037.jpg
yep, that simple, screw it down with a bit of pressure :D
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler038.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler039.jpg
BAM! im 0.05mm off, but that's ok :D
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler040.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler041.jpg
EPIC
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler042.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler043.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler044.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler045.jpg
we gotta have some type of music
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler046.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler047.jpg
oh, and we cant forget a movie
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/th_microscaler048.jpg (http://s326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/?action=view&current=microscaler048.mp4)
comments and questions are welcome

mycrors4
08-25-2010, 10:18 PM
el update:
with 4 days left:
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler049.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler050.jpg
grr... gotta make a spacer
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler051.jpg
frount mount
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler052.jpg
forward position
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler053.jpg
rear position(to lock it in from the rear once i make the rear mount)
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler054.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler055.jpg
a lot higher than expected, but its not THAT bad :D
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler056.jpg

mycrors4
08-29-2010, 12:48 AM
teehee!
update:
its done, yes, with 1 day left, no time to make a trailer, ill probably jack one for my model car collection or something
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler057.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler060.jpg
simple yet effective design
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler061.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler062.jpg
screw holding the top spacer
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler063.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler064.jpg
as you see, i moved the front clip so the body sits lower and looks more scale

and a quick video:
its a nice scale speed too:
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/th_microscaler058.jpg (http://s326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/?action=view&current=microscaler058.mp4)

enjoy :D

blue504life
08-29-2010, 03:03 AM
Why does it look like the rear end is out of whack? Looks like it drive crooked. It could just be me

mycrors4
08-29-2010, 03:13 AM
what do u mean about the rear end? looks fine to me

it dirves sideways cause of the carpet, and my steering links would love to be replaced, it drives fine on concrete and harder surfaces tho

blue504life
08-29-2010, 03:17 AM
what do u mean about the rear end? looks fine to me

it dirves sideways cause of the carpet, and my steering links would love to be replaced, it drives fine on concrete and harder surfaces tho

ok yeah i know that carpet thing. it just looked strange basically drifting in a straight line

mycrors4
08-29-2010, 03:30 AM
its probably cause of the carpet thing that the rear looked wierd
i h8 thr carpet thing, it confuses me, idk if im turning or going straight, then i get mad and just turn lol

mycrors4
09-01-2010, 12:49 AM
today being the last day of the comp, i took some pix and a 2 vids:
Pix:
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler069.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler070.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler071.jpg
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler072.jpg
i was carrying that load the whole time! :lol:
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/microscaler073.jpg

vid, the voyage in:
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/th_microscaler065.jpg (http://s326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/?action=view&current=microscaler065.mp4)
vid, the voyage out:
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/th_microscaler067.jpg (http://s326.photobucket.com/albums/k436/hibisi/Micro-t/?action=view&current=microscaler067.mp4)

Final Total:
$156
$144 to spare, and can be used to make another one using spares left from everything bought to lower the price a bit OR
switch to lipos and brushless for power

Songha
09-01-2010, 03:39 AM
Finished product looks great. :thumleft:

mycrors4
09-12-2010, 11:15 PM
thanks!
here are the competition results :D
oh looky, im SECOND! :D
Well folks, the first ever UltimateRC.com Build-Off is in the books, the judges have presented their scores and comments in the individual build threads, and guess what? We have winners!


ebasher219 (http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111349), 99.5 points
mycrors4 (http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111140), 86.5 points
aircruiser (http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110299), 85 points
bearq3114 (http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111566), 68.5 pointsCongratulations! Each of you, please PM me your full name & mailing address so that the cool prizes from Cow RC (http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111513) can be shipped directly to ya!

Thanks to everyone who has participated or spectated. Turnout was a little on the light side, but in all I think it went really well. Special thanks to camiguel for initiating the idea here and to ebasher219 for picking it up & running with it. This was truly a community-initiated, community-run event, and I hope to see & be able to support more such things around URC in the future! :cool:

xmodzracer
09-12-2010, 11:22 PM
what happens if i call that number on arnold schwarzeneggers card?

mycrors4
09-12-2010, 11:25 PM
his secretary picks up, i tried like 4 years ago when i got it

Osiris19
09-13-2010, 07:22 AM
Congratulations on your win!

DRFTKO
09-13-2010, 03:28 PM
Congratulations on the big finish! Great project with great results! Do you know what prize you will be receiving?

mycrors4
09-13-2010, 08:05 PM
Thanks!
Ill be getting this
2nd place - CowRC Coral Pac Sampler. Includes one each of MOO-Slick No. 077, MOO-tor Cleaner & Degreaser No. 789, and Cow Duster No. 805. A $20.97 value!