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Old 18-12-2013
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Old 19-12-2013
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Mine so far, a teaser from my upcoming photo build:


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Old 19-12-2013
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Looks super tasty that!!

How do you rate the quality of the kit compared to the xb4?, I hate to say it but looks even better!!
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Looks super tasty that!!

How do you rate the quality of the kit compared to the xb4?, I hate to say it but looks even better!!
The XB4 was excellent of course, but this feels differently good. similar if not better really. Things like sometimes on the XB4 you were having to work hard to get the screws into the plastics, wrist ache, and you could feel the heat in the screws from the friction as you screwed it into the plastic bits. None of that with the Bmax4, screws go in easily. Also i like the fact they use different grades of plastics depending on if the parts need to flex or not. Example wing mounts. The XB4 wing mounts were forever breaking. They were just brittle, in my opinion, but made out of the same grade of plastic as everything else. The bmax on the other hand they are made out of a more flexible plastic and look like they will take much more abuse, also bumper also is the same, certainly different plastic to the bulkheads and gearbox casings and arms. The Yokomo shocks are a better experience. The xb4 shocks are not bad, but i found the lack of anything to hold the shock body with a bit of a problem sometimes with things got tight, or you wanted to screw the cap on tight, to stop the leaks.
For me the only "bad" bit about the bmax4 is the availability of white wheels. there are none at the moment, so i'm stuck with yellow!
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Can't you use a hex from a TD or XB4 and use those wheels?
Thats what I did with the MR2, put on a 14mm hex and use the xray rims
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Can't you use a hex from a TD or XB4 and use those wheels?
Thats what I did with the MR2, put on a 14mm hex and use the xray rims
yes need to try this with TD hexes. Seen it done on rear of mr2, but the front doesn't work with xray hexes. did you make up a spacer, or use lots of shims?
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Working on the photo build....

Complete now and been run.



It's awesome!
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Old 24-12-2013
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Looks like a great bit of kit. If I bought one I'd probably never get chance to race it.

Would it be naughty to buy one then, in that case?!
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Very nice. My body is in paint, have been using a borrowed one.
I need to re-wire also. Just transplanted the electrics right out my XB4. A few wires can be rerouted and shortened.
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well heres my Christmas prezy




just waiting on the alloy shock tops then fill full of oil and away to go

great build but why the mixing of allen and cross head screws!
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Apart from the screws tho hold in the outer hinge pins where else were the cross head screws?
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Nice Andy. Didn't realise you'd changed over to Yok.
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Apart from the screws tho hold in the outer hinge pins where else were the cross head screws?

pinion screws for the crown wheel and pinion

outer hinge pins

for the sake of those why not change them???
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Oh yeah, the crown gear ones are a pain in the ass. I don't recall the ones for the wing mount tho. I'm 99% sure mine were all hex heads.
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Nice Andy. Didn't realise you'd changed over to Yok.
Just got it as something to build really and have a go with, I quiet like the idea of the gear diffs also.

I think in my kit I got both Allen head machine screws and cross headed self tappers for my wing mounts... I obviously used the machine screws
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Just got it as something to build really and have a go with, I quiet like the idea of the gear diffs also.

I think in my kit I got both Allen head machine screws and cross headed self tappers for my wing mounts... I obviously used the machine screws
I suspect I scared him into getting one as I nearly beat him. He won by 0.4sec though.
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I wish I was just as convincing in the speed department, but I tend to focus on demonstrating the Yokomos' durability...
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Going to give it it's first outing tomorrow.
HPI 6.5 T motor, Speed Passion GT Pro ESC & Savox 1283 servo (servo is a bit overkill but it's the only spare one I had)


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