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s22jgs
16-09-2013, 07:51 PM
Here is mine before it gets dirty.

One little tip as pictured below, if you cut a small gap into the ESC shelf it gives you a little channel to run the power cap wires and sensor lead.

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pgzh6OGK78c/Ujde87mSMXI/AAAAAAAABZY/XZHdMNMIZNQ/w422-h563-no/IMG_20130914_160316.jpg

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HHKYBuT8d-w/UjdfBB_NCRI/AAAAAAAABZo/oZzu6JltV9A/w422-h563-no/IMG_20130914_163241.jpg

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C2nB-jmcH8M/UjdfUevowbI/AAAAAAAABaQ/uobazq6OKuo/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130914_185102.jpg

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iiqjcwUYt6s/Ujde5xpopTI/AAAAAAAABZQ/HJ4lJyyblsY/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130914_185050.jpg

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5O-tiIzz2lk/UjdfEME0xcI/AAAAAAAABZw/sj7sJ2t5bBw/w422-h563-no/IMG_20130914_170135.jpg

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YVidMxXFcLw/UjdfLbYqK-I/AAAAAAAABZ4/K1UttcupoIw/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130914_185043.jpg

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6Jcu3VaFRtY/Ujde296D2hI/AAAAAAAABZI/5AG1dETccy4/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130915_194935.jpg

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9smbplm_hfg/Ujde-ZjFt5I/AAAAAAAABZg/HQe82HmSvE0/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130915_200415.jpg

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fTYESm8AUyQ/UjdfRbSPX4I/AAAAAAAABaI/6IHrf5_zZGM/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130915_200631.jpg

Loiismustdie
17-09-2013, 12:48 PM
When I saw the per production car it was full of carbon and looked the business ! The released car looks a bit cheap and plasticky IMO. No doubt it still goes well though.

s22jgs
17-09-2013, 01:54 PM
the carbon top decks are available as option,

might be plasticy but then so are Durango, Losi, even yokomo has plastic top decks. The difference is its 8th plastic, not the brittle rubbish everyone else uses for 10th.

It is also a scaled down 8th car effectively so is going to have different flex characteristics to a more conventional 10th.

Col
17-09-2013, 03:00 PM
Presumably it will take saddle lipo's as well?

rcpower
17-09-2013, 03:44 PM
yes, it takes both saddles and shorties. With the saddles you get a near 50% front/rear weight ratio, with plenty of space left in the back to add some more weight if needed. Talking about weight, it's kinda heavy, it puts more than 1800grams on the scales, that is ready to race of course.

I have spend an afternoon with it on a dirt track, I must say, it has potential.

JonyNitro
17-09-2013, 03:45 PM
Yep runs both saddle or shorty.

rcpower
17-09-2013, 03:48 PM
Please pay attention whilst inserting the diffs in the gearbox, the manual is not correct, just visit the Sworkz FB page for the corrected version.

OneKiwi
17-09-2013, 06:12 PM
Darn it how do you embed youtube clips??

Click on edit to see what I did

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FVLbr5_PI4Y#t=63

FVLbr5_PI4Y#t=63

Chris Larner
17-09-2013, 07:45 PM
Now thats one ugly looking body shell.
At least you will not mistake it for another buggy:woot:

GRIFF55
17-09-2013, 08:22 PM
Looks good going around there.
Any astro videos?

fil9144
17-09-2013, 10:03 PM
Looks good going around there.
Any astro videos?

I saw the prototype run at bury in the north west reg it was untouchable

Col
17-09-2013, 10:56 PM
I saw the prototype run at bury in the north west reg it was untouchable

Driven by?

s22jgs
18-09-2013, 06:52 AM
Driven by?

Stuart mahon

fil9144
18-09-2013, 10:30 AM
easy to build really nice bit of kit

M.Andrews
18-09-2013, 05:36 PM
easy to build really nice bit of kit

Looks like it has the bling factor,how was the build? When are you going to give its first run?

fil9144
18-09-2013, 06:29 PM
Looks like it has the bling factor,how was the build? When are you going to give its first run?

I've seen the buggy go myself i was pitting next to stu at bury when he ran it. I've just built a brandnew 410 v3 and to compare the to is easy the sworkz is that easy to build my little girl could do it you get 2 bodyshells and stick and saddle set up with the kit, when you are building for example the front end everything you need from a screw to shock tower is i the same bag you don't have look around for the bits which saves loads of time.. The only thing i would say after seeing it run that well and seeing his sent up running stick shorty isn't the way as stu ran with abit of weight on rear so i have already used some spares i have and making it myself.. Iam hoping get the elecs in it when speedo comes and then run it indoors Tuesday night i think... Getting used to all the adjustment you can make wont be easy at 1st as you even can adjust the travel on the wishbones it's just a really well put together bit of kit in my view and building it was a joy just over 3 half hours with coffee breaks upto now

bender
21-09-2013, 03:58 AM
Anyone know where there's a link to the manual for this car yet? I havent found one and wouldnt mind having a look at it.

s22jgs
21-09-2013, 03:47 PM
Anyone know where there's a link to the manual for this car yet? I havent found one and wouldnt mind having a look at it.

not seen an online version yet. just look at the s350 manual, its pretty much the same LOL

rcpower
21-09-2013, 06:35 PM
I tried it today for the free practice of our last national round, the track was a very rough, bumpy clay track with medium grip and I must say...wow what a car, tough, stable, very planted, tons of steer. Very impressed and easily as fast, if not faster than anything else out there...so far I like it ... a lot!

fil9144
22-09-2013, 10:08 AM
Anyone know where there's a link to the manual for this car yet? I havent found one and wouldnt mind having a look at it.

There only on there 1st batch at min there was only 15 bought into uk so would thought prob be next few months i really do think they going to be the in 4wd car this year if you can get one that is

Origineelreclamebord
22-09-2013, 09:28 PM
I saw one in action this weekend on clay. It looked awesome! :thumbsup: Really smooth, the front end really seemed to work more and respond quite differently from the other 4WDs.

rcpower
23-09-2013, 06:43 AM
Yes, the car works very smoothly, even the transmission doesn't sound loud at all. More info to come, meanwhile some pics attached. I used Kyosho shocks, because I didn't have enough time to work on the standard shocks/pistons as I received the car only a couple of days ago. However the standard shocks will do their work very well, once set up correctly.

fil9144
23-09-2013, 11:51 AM
Yes, the car works very smoothly, even the transmission doesn't sound loud at all. More info to come, meanwhile some pics attached. I used Kyosho shocks, because I didn't have enough time to work on the standard shocks/pistons as I received the car only a couple of days ago. However the standard shocks will do their work very well, once set up correctly.

What motor and gearing were you running???

rcpower
23-09-2013, 12:52 PM
Tekin Gen2 6.5 with a 22T pinion, coupled to a HW v3.1 esc

rcpower
29-09-2013, 05:52 PM
Today I ran the car for the first time on a high grip astro track.
It was a regional race with 2 of the National top 3 drivers present. I TQ'ed and won all 3 A-main finals. Car performed flawless all weekend... After the race 3 other drivers drove the car and they were all impressed by the handling: pretty sharp and really planted. it's a whole lot of car for the money!

s22jgs
01-10-2013, 07:48 AM
Today I ran the car for the first time on a high grip astro track.
It was a regional race with 2 of the National top 3 drivers present. I TQ'ed and won all 3 A-main finals. Car performed flawless all weekend... After the race 3 other drivers drove the car and they were all impressed by the handling: pretty sharp and really planted. it's a whole lot of car for the money!

what setup were you running in the end?

I am playing around alot with roll centres at the moment

rcpower
01-10-2013, 10:32 AM
I haven't unlocked the the car's full potential yet, but the car was easy to drive and very, very consistent. It gives a lot of confidence.
The setup attached was okay, but not yet the golden ticket. The dampening in the front was still too soft. I am now working on the kit shocks again. I have already cut the bladders as I personally prefer emulsion type shocks over bladder ones. The shocks used in this setup were Kyosho small bores with big bore springs(I used to drive this combo on my Lazer with great succes).

At first I thought the weight of the car(1820gr ready to race) would be a handicap on astro, but to be honest, it drove so nimble I hardly noticed, even with a 6.5 motor. Up till now I have only driven it with saddles. I might try a shorty as well as this will shave of some weight (about 30-50grams).

To be continued.

BTW: the more you drive it, the more you like it, really!

Facelvega
03-10-2013, 06:46 PM
I have some concerns about the slipper pads. It looks to me they are pretty rough. Do you use them as they are, do you make them smoother or do you change them for alternative supplier parts ?

I just ordered Orange BB springs from Kyosho as well, hope they will better fit than the out-of-box one.

10K/7K looks to be a nice option for the diff as the car has tons of steering.

Any opinion about making this car less responsive (or more secure) on an astro track is welcome.
I do believe his car has a great potentiel. I would love being a better driver to take advantage of its agressive behavior.

rcpower
03-10-2013, 06:52 PM
The stock springs fit of course, however a 1mm larger inner diameter would have been better. They can rub on the threaded shock bodies yes.
The Kyosho BB springs don't fit nice accross the alu spring load collar. The diameter of the spring is just a little too big. It's the same effect if you want to run BB springs on smaller bore shocks. I took some old, big washers and drilled the inside out until I had a perfect fit. If you watch very closely you can see it in the pictures in the post above.

There is no problem with the stock slipper pads however. They work just fine!

M.H.D.
06-10-2013, 04:43 PM
I've been building this thing up and tried to make something nice

my bodie is not exactly what i wanted but it will do for now

rcpower
08-10-2013, 06:26 PM
Losi BB springs are a much better fit than the Kyosho ones, and they are cheaper as well. You can even use them without the need for an adapter on the spring collar.

rcpower
08-10-2013, 06:37 PM
Cut some rows on your tires. If you are using MiniSpikes you can do the following:
front tires: cut 1 inner row and 2 outer rows
rear tires: cut 1 inner row and 1,5 outer row(or 2 rows if you are on Mega Grip.
You could also make use of the swaybars or eventually try some negative expo on your steering servo.


Any opinion about making this car less responsive (or more secure) on an astro track is welcome.

suparajicon
10-10-2013, 11:53 AM
Here is mine before it gets dirty.

One little tip as pictured below, if you cut a small gap into the ESC shelf it gives you a little channel to run the power cap wires and sensor lead.

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pgzh6OGK78c/Ujde87mSMXI/AAAAAAAABZY/XZHdMNMIZNQ/w422-h563-no/IMG_20130914_160316.jpg

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HHKYBuT8d-w/UjdfBB_NCRI/AAAAAAAABZo/oZzu6JltV9A/w422-h563-no/IMG_20130914_163241.jpg

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C2nB-jmcH8M/UjdfUevowbI/AAAAAAAABaQ/uobazq6OKuo/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130914_185102.jpg

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iiqjcwUYt6s/Ujde5xpopTI/AAAAAAAABZQ/HJ4lJyyblsY/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130914_185050.jpg

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5O-tiIzz2lk/UjdfEME0xcI/AAAAAAAABZw/sj7sJ2t5bBw/w422-h563-no/IMG_20130914_170135.jpg

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YVidMxXFcLw/UjdfLbYqK-I/AAAAAAAABZ4/K1UttcupoIw/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130914_185043.jpg

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6Jcu3VaFRtY/Ujde296D2hI/AAAAAAAABZI/5AG1dETccy4/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130915_194935.jpg

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9smbplm_hfg/Ujde-ZjFt5I/AAAAAAAABZg/HQe82HmSvE0/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130915_200415.jpg

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fTYESm8AUyQ/UjdfRbSPX4I/AAAAAAAABaI/6IHrf5_zZGM/w751-h563-no/IMG_20130915_200631.jpg



cool decals! where did you get them?

nitro_head
12-10-2013, 08:28 PM
how's everyone finding the shocks ????? I've herd that you need to leave a spacer out...:confused: any tips....

rcpower
13-10-2013, 08:11 AM
Don't know about that, I have build them as per the manual and they work fine. I however have cut the bladders.

fil9144
14-10-2013, 10:33 PM
Well heres mine all finished and ready for the weekend Paint work by jon miller thanks very much jon

s22jgs
15-10-2013, 12:46 PM
cool decals! where did you get them?

john miller (rcs)

s22jgs
15-10-2013, 12:47 PM
how's everyone finding the shocks ????? I've herd that you need to leave a spacer out...:confused: any tips....

Spacer in or out, you may find the orings too tight.

Solution is to use the yokomi high grade blue orings. No need to remove the space then and super smooth

jokersat
17-10-2013, 04:24 AM
my first s-workz paint job,,,,,:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

fil9144
12-11-2013, 09:03 PM
I have some concerns about the slipper pads. It looks to me they are pretty rough. Do you use them as they are, do you make them smoother or do you change them for alternative supplier parts ?

I just ordered Orange BB springs from Kyosho as well, hope they will better fit than the out-of-box one.

10K/7K looks to be a nice option for the diff as the car has tons of steering.

Any opinion about making this car less responsive (or more secure) on an astro track is welcome.
I do believe his car has a great potentiel. I would love being a better driver to take advantage of its agressive behavior.

the slipper with the pads as per kit new just doesn't slip which is a issue a chadderton indoors with front grip and power I also found the shockers very poor and have replaced them with team associated big bores I have also sanded the slipper pads down alittle which I hope will make a diff

kbrunsden
13-11-2013, 04:40 PM
What problems have you found with the shocks the quality of them is very good but the orings are a little tight so should be no need to run anything else

fil9144
14-11-2013, 12:44 PM
They seem so stiff no matter what oil i try have seen the build tips that pete has done iam going to have a play around with them but with 25 in front and 20 in rear they were like a f1 car still which wasnt helping me grip wise at chadderton but wen i ran it on astro it was fine yesterday with these other shockers so i guess its about having to play with the shockers bit more

s22jgs
14-11-2013, 01:33 PM
They seem so stiff no matter what oil i try have seen the build tips that pete has done iam going to have a play around with them but with 25 in front and 20 in rear they were like a f1 car still which wasnt helping me grip wise at chadderton but wen i ran it on astro it was fine yesterday with these other shockers so i guess its about having to play with the shockers bit more

Sounds like you have the same issue i had with the o-rings.
Get a pack of the Yokomo High Grade Blue o-rings from MB Models, and a tube of green slime. They are a much better fit, and mine are super smooth now with these fitted.

http://www.rccarshop.co.uk/index.php/spares/yokomo/b-max2/ys-7hg-high-grade-o-ring-oil-free.html

Other than that, as Kev says, they are very good quality shocks

fil9144
14-11-2013, 06:17 PM
Sounds like you have the same issue i had with the o-rings.
Get a pack of the Yokomo High Grade Blue o-rings from MB Models, and a tube of green slime. They are a much better fit, and mine are super smooth now with these fitted.

http://www.rccarshop.co.uk/index.php/spares/yokomo/b-max2/ys-7hg-high-grade-o-ring-oil-free.html

Other than that, as Kev says, they are very good quality shocks

many thanks lads hoping to give ago this weekend going to try with both sets on I think and see how works noticed huge diff in the car when I put the AE big bores on seems to sit better when not so stiff

s22jgs
14-11-2013, 10:25 PM
many thanks lads hoping to give ago this weekend going to try with both sets on I think and see how works noticed huge diff in the car when I put the AE big bores on seems to sit better when not so stiff

It will if ure o rings are too tight. No need for ae shocks.

DaveG28
21-11-2013, 06:21 AM
Just shocks and esc still to go on mine...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/DaveG28/null_zps59c11a8f.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/DaveG28/null_zpsa03ce0e6.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/DaveG28/null_zpsf4113985.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/DaveG28/null_zpse148766b.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/DaveG28/null_zps5c0a72d3.jpg

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/DaveG28/null_zps7d7aa162.jpg

GRIFF55
21-11-2013, 09:34 AM
Does that motor say 7.5!!!!!:o
What's happened to the real dave gibson???? I see you've cut back on the amount of sinks you have too bro.

Looking good tho mate

DaveG28
22-11-2013, 10:05 PM
It is indeed a 7.5...I wish it wasn't so but nowhere has a straight to speak of over here :(

As for the sinks, sinketh maketh the man bro.

Rs lou
29-11-2013, 02:56 PM
Finally finished today and ready for it's first outing. :thumbsup:

http://www.answer-rc.com/S104Build/karls104-1.JPG

http://www.answer-rc.com/S104Build/karls104-2.JPG

dMITIj
02-12-2013, 05:18 PM
Rs lou, what color is that body paint?

Rs lou
03-12-2013, 01:12 PM
Ran the car over the weekend and was amazing very easy to drive, with zero problems or breakages. Just a few small set-up changes required before the next meeting. :thumbsup:

The colour is Tamiya PS-24 Fluorescent Orange and then backed in white, the shell does look a little red in the picture but it is Fluorescent Orange.

Hope this helps..........

Loheswaran
10-12-2013, 01:22 PM
people keep saying this car feels more like a 1/8 car, but to a person like me that has never run a 1/8 car what does that mean? I am not talking about the solidity of the design, nor how it looks, but about the way it handles. Is it a case that the cornering, jumping, and how it handles the rough stuff simply different, or is it better so to speak. Again is it a case that it suits a certain type of driver over another?
I only ask this as I was at Maritime last weekend where Kevin took the win - that said Kevin can drive anything and make it look good. I did see several others going pretty well too.

richardj
26-12-2013, 07:19 PM
Body fitted to the stuby conversion ready for this weekend at Broxtowe MCC Christmas Cracker meeting.

rcpower
26-12-2013, 08:41 PM
good luck, let us know how it went!

rcpower
26-12-2013, 08:43 PM
Lolz, his car is in the bathroom, I wonna bet he takes it everywhere he goes:wub

Just shocks and esc still to go on mine...


http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/DaveG28/null_zps7d7aa162.jpg

DaveG28
26-12-2013, 11:25 PM
Haha no it's just the only room where I live with decent lighting!!

Gearing wise I have been running 23/86 on a 7.5 but it feels a bit off...should I be going up on pinion?

rcpower
27-12-2013, 10:00 AM
possibly... with my 6.5tekin Gen2 motor I go from 21T to 23T
for a 7.5 I would recommend anything from 22T to 24T

Haha no it's just the only room where I live with decent lighting!!

Gearing wise I have been running 23/86 on a 7.5 but it feels a bit off...should I be going up on pinion?

orinoco
27-12-2013, 10:41 PM
Itching for a shot, need to wait till 5th Jan for Worksop:(.

traffman
28-12-2013, 04:50 PM
Like that a lot Colin .

I have been looking at these on and off . I reckon it's what Durango should have done.

The layout looks interesting. Good luck at Worksop.

orinoco
28-12-2013, 08:20 PM
Yes Paul, I was very underwhelmed at Durango's new offering and this has loads of new innovative ideas and Sworkz have had some decent results with their 1/8th car and I loved the look of it so thought what the hell....

rcpower
16-01-2014, 09:20 PM
I have build a fresh kit, for my son, in which I have put the esc behind the servo(low-profile). It should be better than on top of the servo.

I will be mounting the receiver in the back of the car. You can neatly wire the leads under the lipo's as they don't sit flat on the alu chassis ;-)

rcpower
20-01-2014, 10:47 AM
She's all done now: without body she comes in at 1734gr. and the left to reight weight ratio is exactly 50% when the PT is installed :-D
Shocks with cut bladders and yokomo high grade o-rings, f***** fantastic! Some titanium turnbuckles and Jconcepts ballends are still waiting to be assembled...

Dean Washington
25-01-2014, 09:36 AM
Mine finally done, thanks to Peter from answer rc for hooking me up. Need to get smaller esc, getting the speed passion gt 2.0 in wasn't easy.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt103/denzamo/5b50b39ceb0b5db4709e4c0d2f4b2e9d_zpsa703b535.jpg
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt103/denzamo/876cddc344dddc707b7fdef18b12541e_zpse2b41fbd.jpg
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt103/denzamo/933ea6e432f4a3fec1cc7ef46a9f2d40_zps5c0d855b.jpg

rcpower
25-01-2014, 11:27 AM
I like the foam tires, how did you do it? I assume you bought 1/8 scale foams on tires and acetoned them down and glued them again.... Correct?

Dean Washington
25-01-2014, 12:19 PM
I like the foam tires, how did you do it? I assume you bought 1/8 scale foams on tires and acetoned them down and glued them again.... Correct?

No just bought 1/8 foams and put then straight on, both my local clubs uses foam for tyres

toddzellia
25-01-2014, 12:24 PM
NICE !! paint job...........:thumbsup:

rcpower
25-01-2014, 01:16 PM
Which foams? Which shop? Have been looking earlier into this, but without success so far(or I might have been looking in the wrong places).

No just bought 1/8 foams and put then straight on, both my local clubs uses foam for tyres

Dean Washington
25-01-2014, 04:07 PM
http://www.racing-cars.com/sp/category/Manufacturer/subcategory/Contact_RC/templateid/12/searchbox7/1-8_Stock_Car_Donuts.html

Any of them depending on shore, used to used enneti donut foams which I think are a lot better, but since rc direct shut down havnt been able to find them anywhere :thumbdown:

andy110m
28-01-2014, 08:50 PM
You going to be running that beast at Ribble on Friday Dean?

Dean Washington
29-01-2014, 05:21 AM
Hopefully, depends what time i finish work

jokersat
28-03-2014, 10:22 AM
video from top rc greece.........
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVLakjHadrk

guinness
08-04-2014, 01:23 PM
So the only place for the ESC on this car is on top of the servo ?

orinoco
08-04-2014, 02:20 PM
Unless you are going to use a low-pro servo. In that case you may be lucky and fit it in behind the servo depending on which speedo you are going to use. There is an upgrade kit coming out very soon which moves the cells and motor/spur assy nearer the rear of the car, which should allow the speedo to be mounted behind the servo and shift more weight to the rear for balance. This upgrade kit will also allow the use of a shorty battery on one side of the chassis with the motor mounted behind the spur assy which will free up a lot of space at the front and again change the balance and dynamics of the car. Im not sure if all new cars will come with the new chassis or if it will only be available as a tuning option.

s22jgs
09-04-2014, 09:36 AM
tuning option I believe. But for 85 quid you get ALOT!

Welshy40
03-07-2014, 12:22 PM
Ok, well I decided to get one seeing as they went rather well at Maritime over the winter season. Havent used it yet but hope you like what I have. :thumbsup:

rcpower
28-08-2014, 04:54 PM
items sold