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    Default My maverick Blackout

    Well not been home long
    Been trying to steal time to work on the Blackout whilst spending time with the wife
    So here is what I have been up to so far
    Checked the screws which go into aluminium and loctited.
    Removed the wheel hex pins and ground flats for extra security
    Removed the shocks and refilled with 55wt shock oil (I was surprised how loose the shock caps were)
    Did the mesh mod on the motor installed an ADA billet manifold, Walbro 990 carb, Phatdad inclined shreadstack and Hpi Baja air filter with TGN filter foams and GPM Filter cover.
    Replaced the stock servo's with Hitec servo's (not a straight swop as the stock servo's are huge I had to cut off the top locating nipples and drill new holes.
    Installed Craftwerks heavy duty pullstart cord and GPM cover
    I have got to say for the price the GPM covers are awsome value.
    Installled an alloy gear plate (de anodised) and vented and dyed the gear cover
    I did get some steel gears but found they were the wrong ones.
    Replaced most of the fuel tube and installed a fuel filter.
    ( I WOULD RECCOMEND EVERYONE CHECKING THEIR CLUNK FILTERS AS MINE AND KRIS'S HAD ONLY JUST ENOUGH TUBE TO REACH THE BOTTOM )
    Installed a CPI tuned pipe with hollow point studs and heavy duty gasket.
    I replaced the steering turnbuckles with TGN Stainless steel turnbuckles
    I have installed hostile dog boots on the rear to see how they work out
    Of course installed a killler bee kill switch
    and replaced the stock radio gear with futaba 3pmx

    Well since I have not run the truck yet I don't really want stuff the motor by trying to power through the snow
    SO
    what I have done is Install my spare OBR 30.5cc motor already run in
    also I have installed it with the new Walbro 990 carb and easy adjust needle
    Ready for a run now and also strengthened the shell with some fiberglass




















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    Great stuff, mate what OBR 30.5 is that?



    Will be interesting how it goes with a good motor a pipe.


    Cant wait to see vids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echlin W View Post
    Great stuff, mate what OBR 30.5 is that?



    Will be interesting how it goes with a good motor a pipe.


    Cant wait to see vids.
    The motor is as below

    http://www.oneillbrothers.com/rccar/...0_machined.htm
    Last edited by tectic; 20-12-2010 at 23:13.

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    Thats the same engine that comes with the Blackout, Just a different colour.

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    One thing I have to say about the Maverick Blackout is
    what a pleasure to work on
    loads of space and easy to reach most parts

    But everything does need checking over as loads of parts are looooose
    crappy screws so new screws needed
    bearings are terrible metalshielded and cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echlin W View Post
    Thats the same engine that comes with the Blackout, Just a different colour.
    Same 30.5cc
    but the OBR is ported and hopefully has a bit more HP

    SORRY WRONG LINK
    http://www.oneillbrothers.com/rccar/...0_machined.htm
    Last edited by tectic; 20-12-2010 at 23:13.

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    Nice one mate, It'll go great.

    Best of luck with her

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    Looks great, I'm gonna grab one in the new year to have a closer look.

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    great work there

    can i ask why you have drilled out the gear cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajamanic View Post
    great work there

    can i ask why you have drilled out the gear cover?
    The Rampage/Blackout suffers from the gears heating and warping
    hence the reason why I am trying to get the Steel gears
    The Aluminium gear-plate helps a lot by stopping the flex
    but a common issue with the Rampage is the gears

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    ok. that is a good answer.
    look forward to more on this thread

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    have you got a link for the CPI tuned pipe, not seen one of those before

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    Pipe looks like a side dom, apart from the manifold bit. Still not a fan of the blackout, let us know how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hosster View Post
    have you got a link for the CPI tuned pipe, not seen one of those before
    http://www.cpiracing.com/redcat-rampage-tuned-pipe

    http://www.largescalerc.com/cpituned...ge-chrome.aspx

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    looks like you are having fun building that mate, look forward to some motion vids.....
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    Look forward to seeing a vid of it running. Good on ya for ripping out stock radio and replacing it with something decent

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    it looks well smart on your Blackout, but the 5B/5T version doesnt look as refined. every used one seen one ?

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    Looks great. I'll be real interested to hear how that drivetrain handles all that OBR power. Please keep us posted.

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    Wow your mods look great! I'm a bit of a Noobie to all this but I intend to learn, I have also recently bought a Maverick Blackout MT and it's pretty awesome! Will keep an eye on this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tectic View Post
    Well not been home long
    Been trying to steal time to work on the Blackout whilst spending time with the wife
    So here is what I have been up to so far
    Checked the screws which go into aluminium and loctited.
    Removed the wheel hex pins and ground flats for extra security
    Removed the shocks and refilled with 55wt shock oil (I was surprised how loose the shock caps were)
    Did the mesh mod on the motor installed an ADA billet manifold, Walbro 990 carb, Phatdad inclined shreadstack and Hpi Baja air filter with TGN filter foams and GPM Filter cover.
    Replaced the stock servo's with Hitec servo's (not a straight swop as the stock servo's are huge I had to cut off the top locating nipples and drill new holes.
    Installed Craftwerks heavy duty pullstart cord and GPM cover
    I have got to say for the price the GPM covers are awsome value.
    Installled an alloy gear plate (de anodised) and vented and dyed the gear cover
    I did get some steel gears but found they were the wrong ones.
    Replaced most of the fuel tube and installed a fuel filter.
    ( I WOULD RECCOMEND EVERYONE CHECKING THEIR CLUNK FILTERS AS MINE AND KRIS'S HAD ONLY JUST ENOUGH TUBE TO REACH THE BOTTOM )
    Installed a CPI tuned pipe with hollow point studs and heavy duty gasket.
    I replaced the steering turnbuckles with TGN Stainless steel turnbuckles
    I have installed hostile dog boots on the rear to see how they work out
    Of course installed a killler bee kill switch
    and replaced the stock radio gear with futaba 3pmx

    Well since I have not run the truck yet I don't really want stuff the motor by trying to power through the snow
    SO
    what I have done is Install my spare OBR 30.5cc motor already run in
    also I have installed it with the new Walbro 990 carb and easy adjust needle
    Ready for a run now and also strengthened the shell with some fiberglass



















    Truck looks awesome mate.
    May the Ford b with u.

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