Vans Racing Taboo goes FE

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  1. May 28, 2019 #1

    Darin Jordan

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    It's been a LONG, slow build, but I finally have strung enough "honey, I'm going to be in the garage for a few minutes" sessions together, and now have my Vans Racing Taboo all setup for FE. Basically just duplicated everything I did to my Lynx, only better.

    Going to get the initial testing done using a P-LTD setup, but once it's dialed where I want it, I'll swap to my 2-Lap P-OPC setup and, well... maybe we'll have another go at it.
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    Looks nice Darin
     
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    awesome!
     
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    Darin how about a picture or 2 of the radio box set up please
     
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    Looking good Darin. Cant wait to see the videos of it on the water.
     
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    Very nice mate. Hope it goes as well as I have been hearing about these boats! I know in your hands it will do well ;-)
     
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    Here you go:

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    DAM!! thank you very nice
     
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    I'm impressed. That is nice work.

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    Post the video of it when you get it trimmed.
     
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    Hi Darin,
    all well done , motor looks a bit tiny at the back , but i know this boat can fly.
    The only thing that makes me a headache ist the steering with wire like the big. I have tryed such like you have done here in some scale tunnelboats , but it was never as good as a stearing servo, a bigger not to fast one with high torque, ridge mounted at the backplate with a straight not bend 2mm pianowire to the outbord. With the thin wire stearing you need thin diamond controlline wire as it has to go around the idler pulley at the outbord . Yes this is a gear but the wire will lenght as to thin. Maybe i am to scared , give it a try and carefully go in the first corner. If the boat spun in , you know.

    Happy Amps Christian
     
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    Been running that system on my Lynx from day one without any issues. Works perfectly. However, you may not have noticed the engineering I did on the system to allow it to break-away in the event of a crash, and be easily repaired again?? I use a 30lbs Stainless Steel Ball-Bearing Swivel, available from the local fishing supply. In a crash, the swivel wire will give-way, opening up, and save the stainless-steel steering cable, which is rated at 60lbs, by the way. I just keep a box of the swivels on hand, and replace the wire section as needed.

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    Darin, check your mailbox in a few days. Sending you an updated version...should be good for at least 3 more mph.
     

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    SWEET! DEEP WEIGHT SAVINGS, and COOLNESS!! :)
     
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    Stump Fab has some really cool stuff!
     

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