Recently we’ve been going over to Hilcote Country Club with the crawlers on a Sunday morning, doing some digging then covering the RC off-roaders in a thick layer of Crap.
Here’s some pics from Sunday as I took the SLR for a change.
Pictures speak for themselves…. Took blooming ages to build but it’s a complete monster. It will go up near vertical inclines of any substrate and wade bonnet deep through water & clay filled trenches.
After building the Turnigy SCT 2wd 1/10 V2 Kit last year I spotted some areas I thought may be a little weak, e.g. front and rear suspension arm holding blocks. I looked into some alloy upgrades but annoyingly they were a) only available in the International Warehouse and b) Always on backorder.
I finally managed to get some Turnigy bits for the rear end but the main bit I wanted, the front bulkhead (lower suspension arm holding block) was always on back order.
I researched a few times and kept seeing posts which say the Turnigy SCT 2wd is a copy of the Kyosho Ultima SC. People suggest trying the front bulkhead as it might fit; I could never see anything which said someone had tried it though.
I found an ST Racing Concepts Aluminium front Bulkhead on ebay, for the Kyosho Ultima SC. It was $8, from the USA and had something like £1.50 postage. I took a punt. Worst case scenario I could stick it back on ebay and tell the world it didn’t fit.
However it fits perfectly. The Turnigy SCT is blatently a full on copy of the 4x more expensive Kyosho Ultima SC.
It has Reverse!
I’m just posting this because I bought a HPI Flux Vapour (NOT PRO) waterproof Electronic Speed Controller for Sensorless Brushless Motors.
I forgot to check if it had Reverse Function as I bought it for an Axial Wraith and was just fixated on he waterproof part.
I was thinking about it this morning in bed, as you do. It would be a rubbish off-road vehicle having no reverse as you would have to keep going and manually moving it if you can’t crawl up something.
As with many things in the RC world I couldn’t find the answer even on the manufacturer website. I could only find that the Pro version had Reverse.
I went and tested in the end and it DOES have reverse. Yay!
Boring post I know but it may help someone else in future before buying one / when researching.
Will feedback how it performs when I get the car finished.