iVillegasm RC'ing

November 22, 2013 - RC Parts

Finally got ball bearings to replace the rusted ones in the 2wd Slash.

November 21, 2013 - Tamiya TT-01

Decided to disasemble and clean the used TT-01.

November 15, 2013 - DIY LED Light Kits

November 15, 2013 - DIY LED Light Kits

November 12, 2013 - B4.2 Update

Boredom got to me, and hit me hard, made up another light bar set for the buggy.

November 4, 2013 - B4.2 Update

Got the remaining parts needed to get the B4.2 up and running flawlessly!

ASC6469 - Team Associated Shock Cap O-ring (4)

ASC1581 - Factory Team Buggy Front Spring Kit (8)

ASC1582 - Factory Team Truck/Buggy Rear Spring Kit (10)

ASC6299 - Team Associated 1/8” E-clips (12)

TRA1834 - Traxxas Body Clips (12)

October 31, 2013 - B4.2 Update
Installed an aluminum hinge pin brace for some extra stiffness.

October 31, 2013 - B4.2 Update

Installed an aluminum hinge pin brace for some extra stiffness.

October 30, 2013 - Parts Haul & Slash 4x4 Update

A package came in from Hobby Hobby Inc.  Parts were mostly for the buggy, and a few other things for the slash 4x4 and a friends helicopter.  Also took a trip to the hobby shop and picked up a couple bullet connectors and tires for the future on road project.

ASC1778 - Factory Team Milled Motor Plate, Black

ASC9665 - Factory Team Front Hinge Pin Brace, Blue

ASC6475 - Team Associated Spring Cup & Preloads

TRA6815R - Traxxas Body Mount Slash 4x4 Front/Rear

PKZ1032 - Park Zone 7.4V 800 mAh LiPo Battery

HPI4793 - Vintage Racing Tire 26mm D Compound

October 29, 2013 - B4.2 Update
Decided to refill the shocks with some other weighted oil and found the reason to why the shock was leaking; a broken o-ring.

October 29, 2013 - B4.2 Update

Decided to refill the shocks with some other weighted oil and found the reason to why the shock was leaking; a broken o-ring.

October 26, 2013 - B4.2 Buggy RTR

Decided to order a ready-to-run Team Associated B4.2 over at the hobby shop.  It’s great, though sadly quality control had been slacking and I had found that there was a missing spring cup and a leaking rear shock; didn’t mind too much.

October 22, 2013 - 2wd Buggy Update
Getting ready for the 2wd buggy!  Bought this list over at a RC track in Michigan.
JCO3017-05 - JConcepts Bar Codes 1/10th Buggy Front Gold
JCO3033-05 - JConcepts Bar Codes V2 1/10th Buggy Rear Gold
JCO3347 - JConcepts Mono B4.1 12mm Hex Front Wheel 4pc.
JCO3348 - JConcepts Mono B4.1 12mm Hex Rear Wheel 4pc.
TLR74004 - Silicone Shock Oil 25wt 2oz.

October 22, 2013 - 2wd Buggy Update

Getting ready for the 2wd buggy!  Bought this list over at a RC track in Michigan.

JCO3017-05 - JConcepts Bar Codes 1/10th Buggy Front Gold

JCO3033-05 - JConcepts Bar Codes V2 1/10th Buggy Rear Gold

JCO3347 - JConcepts Mono B4.1 12mm Hex Front Wheel 4pc.

JCO3348 - JConcepts Mono B4.1 12mm Hex Rear Wheel 4pc.

TLR74004 - Silicone Shock Oil 25wt 2oz.

July 19, 2013 - Traxxas Slash 2wd Update - Replaced the Broken Parts

Took a trip over to the hobby shop, Action Hobbies Kingsville to pick up some parts to get the Slash 2wd running once again.  Also picked up an aluminum bearing adapter for the Slash 4x4’s slipper clutch.  Impulse buy… damn.

RPM80712 - RPM Caster Block

RPM80372 - RPM Front Bearing Carriers

TRA6893X - Traxxas Aluminum Slipper Clutch Bearing Adapter

July 18, 2013 - Traxxas Slash 2wd Update - Broken Parts

Broke something during a bashing session with a makeshift ramp; practiced jumping with the 4x4 (yellow bodied), but the front right wheel of the 2wd went out of whack.  Turns out the caster block had broke, and in turn, cracked the front bearing carrier.  RPM replacements on the way !

July 17, 2013 - Traxxas Slash 2wd Update - More LED Lights
Decided to put some LED’s in the fog light area, and it turned out great !

July 17, 2013 - Traxxas Slash 2wd Update - More LED Lights

Decided to put some LED’s in the fog light area, and it turned out great !

July 15, 2013 - Traxxas Slash 4x4 - Pre-race Close Ups

The body is looking good pre-race, but hopefully it’ll be alright after it.

July 11, 2013 - Traxxas Slash 4x4 Update - Replaced Spur Gear

I had replaced the spur gear and the 4x4 sounds so much better than before.  Time for the races !