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Old 05-13-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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This is a project I started a couple of weeks ago and still have some things to finish but wanted to post it up. It is a RC10gt with a stock .12 AE engine that I'm going to replace but I'm not sure with what yet. JR9100s for steering and a Hitech MG5645 doing throttle duty (not pictured). I have RPM front and rear arm and all new hinge/king pins, bearings, hubs and axles just to freshen it up.

This GT has been through some wars and needed to be gone thru. I got tired of looking at it sitting on the self and jumped when I saw a chassis built to make it into a SCT for sale on another forum.

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It was as easy as swapping over the old parts to the new chassis but I made a couple of changes, like moving the battery to the middle of the chassis instead of over the rear of the truck, which might make for traction problems later. I used the stock receiver mount, cut off the antenna part and drilled 2 holes in the chassis. The battery fits perfectly and is held up off the frame so attaching the battery with zip ties is easy.

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Bumpers were the hardest part but with some searching I came up with using a RPM Slash 4x4 rear bumper. I just had to drill 2 holes for the lower mount and used 2 Slash camber links for upper mounts, it works pretty nice but I have yet to put it to the real test yet.




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Old 05-13-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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The front isn't done yet but would probably work the way it is.

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I picked up some AKA Enduro tires and SC10 rims and threw them on with this beater/ mock up body to see how it will look when it's done.

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Old 05-13-2010, 09:24 PM   #3
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man that thing is sick! make a runing video!
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:57 AM   #4
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Now this is an idea. I have a couple RC10GT's laying around collecting dust. Maybe a gas CORR truck is in my future?
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:14 AM   #5
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Nicew job. What would be really impressive is if you converted it to BL/lipo. Nitro sucks, stinks, and is slow.
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Ehh, where is the fun in having all electric? Gotta have a few gas trucks around to switch things up a bit. If I had the tools around to do it, I would have a MT2 18SS converted to SCT, and running nitro!

Nice job on the conversion! Should be a blast to drive, and I want to see the video of it on a track!
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:58 PM   #7
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I wanted something different and this fits the bill. Everything I have that's electric is brushless and I'm getting tired of having to replace or send ESC's in for service I have 3 that need to go back right now, for something that's supposed to be easy to use and less maintenance, some days I'm not so sure and besides I already have a SC10 so what fun would that be..

It's going to be a little while before this truck is done, I'm just tinkering with it when I have spare time and money. I'm looking for a new .12 engine and still have to freshen up everything else. I wanted to get it together to be sure it would all work and now I'll finish it and hopefully run it in the next couple of weeks. I don't have a video camera but I have time to borrow one and will get some video as soon as possible.
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Ehh, where is the fun in having all electric? Gotta have a few gas trucks around to switch things up a bit. If I had the tools around to do it, I would have a MT2 18SS converted to SCT, and running nitro!
I followed the MT2 builds and wanted to do that as a nitro too, I still might, I already have a MT2 just sitting. One project at a time....
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:37 AM   #9
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PM sent about the chassis
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Old 05-15-2010, 04:56 PM   #10
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I don't make or sell the kit to convert the RC10GT but I can get anyone interested in touch with the guy who does just shoot me a PM. My understanding from emailing is that more kits were/could be made as needed.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:31 PM   #11
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ya i got 5 more RC10GT TO SC10GT conversions ready to mail out and will post pics and maybe a video on here later you can see my ad at rc universe now for pics and price or just e-mail me at susandine@yahoo.com thanks and p.s. nitro haters theres nothing like a powerband
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:07 PM   #12
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I had some time today so I got the real servos mounted and the linkage set up nice. I hoped to get the RPM arms done but ended up shoveling and raking on a friends track for most of the day. I have to pick up some 4mm nylocks tomorrow and have a deal worked out for a Novarossi .12 engine, so as long as I get a little time it should be done this week. The track is ready.....



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Old 05-17-2010, 11:07 PM   #13
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That's a sick truck, nice man!
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:16 PM   #14
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I haven't had much time but I made progress this weekend and swapped the tired, well used AE .15 for a Novarossi .12r I traded a Slash for. swapped out the 2 shoe clutch for a 4 shoe clutch, on/off switch and receiver mounted, glued up the tires and cut some holes in the body. I traded a Losi Slider for a complete FT RC10GT with a second Novarossi .12r that was modified (not sure by who yet) a big box of parts with plenty of spur gears and clutch bells so tuning should be easy. 2 complete sets of RPM arms, 2 headers and 4 pipes, 2 sets of FT carbon front and rear shock towers and a 1/10 starter box with gel cell battery.

I started the truck while waiting for the tires to dry and it fired right up and sounded really strong. The engine that's mounted up now was a practice motor that was used in the FT GT and is just broken in with great pinch and compression. It's going to be running on Trinity 30% nitro fuel. I hope to run this truck tomorrow at a friends track with a mostly stock Slash and my Slash with a Pro-Line kit, Bow ties and VXL-3 for comparison.
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I finally got the RPM arms with and hinge pins put on. This poor truck wasn't very well maintained and it showed when I tried to take it apart, hinge pins were rusted in tight, the e clips disintegrated when I took them off and the bearing were gritty. It was a late night hand filing the new arms, c hubs and hinge pin holes but everything is nice and smooth with no binding. New bearings in the front and the rears cleaned up and re-oiled. Still hoping to drive it today.....
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:18 PM   #16
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That turned out great! Nice build! Look forward to seeing it in action.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #17
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You have me wondering!!! Have two GT's!!!!

Do like GT's getting "NEW" life!!

You could put this on >> http://www.baysidehobby.com/forum/ << the GT forum of forum's!!!

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Old 06-01-2010, 05:01 PM   #18
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I just got an email with pictures of SC10 front and rear bumpers mounted up and it looks good. I like the idea of keeping it all AE. I got rained out yesterday but did order a new video camera that should be here by the weekend so I'm going to wait and post up the maiden run. New camera:
http://store.kodak.com/store/ekconsu...ctID.156585800 came with a 8GB SDHC memory card that should be good for 1.5 to 2 hours of video.

Tmail59, what engine(s)did you run in your GT/GT2? I hope I didn't go with too much motor for skinny SC tires, plus having moved the battery forward....but it should be fun either way.

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Old 06-01-2010, 10:34 PM   #19
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i would love to put pics of mine on your forum but i seem to be a little stupid at this stuff put my pics at photobucket but can't get them on here WTF im retarded LOL
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