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Blitz ESE: Installing Electronics

Posted on Monday, September 27th, 2010 | in How To, News | 9 Comments

The brushless Novak Kinetic ESC for my Blitz ESE has arrived and it is time to get it installed! I’ve paired the Ballistic 17.5T motor along with the Kinetic ESC. Eventually I want to run a 2.4 GHz radio system but until I have enough funds for a nice radio I will be using the stock HPI TF-1 radio system. Novak does not recommend running an AM radio system with the Kinetic due to RF interference but that’s what it will have to be for now. The servo used is a spare Traxxas 2075 servo which was installed when the steering linkages were assembled. Read on »»

How To: Rebuilding Oil Filled Shocks

Posted on Friday, September 24th, 2010 | in How To, News | 8 Comments

Over time dirt and crud can collect on your shocks and affect their response leaving your truck with inconsistent performance. Regular shock maintenance will give you more consistently responsive shocks and therefore truck!

Today I will go over a general guide on how to rebuild your oil filled shocks. For this demonstration I will be rebuilding one of the HPI Blitz ESE’s stock shocks, however, most shocks are constructed in the same manner.  If you are building the shocks for the first time you can skip the disassembly portion ;) Read on »»

Real Speed Of RC Cars

Posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 | in How To | 3 Comments

We were browsing the local hobby shop tonight and something popped out to us that normally we took for granted.  A young boy was looking at the different RC’s and had finally settled on a short course truck. (good choice we say)  He then made his choice almost instantly and almost exclusively by the speed posted on the outside of the box.  This is of course where we jumped in and decided to give his mom a little help.  We explained that there are several factors that go into how fast an RC can drive and they almost never come out of the box as fast as they claim. Read on »»

Painting Lexan Body Part 2/2: Painting, Decals

Posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 | in How To, News | 3 Comments

Now that our body is all masked off and ready let’s turn it into a masterpiece! ;)

Make sure you are using paint that is formulated for polycarbonate. Other paint types may not adhere correctly. I will be using Tamiya paint for polycarbonate: PS-5 (Black), PS-6 (Yellow). The ATTK-10 body is a 1/10th scale body and used up both cans of paint so depending on your design you may need more than one can of the same color. Read on »»

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