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PostSubject: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:17 pm

Got my Xevo Conversion kit for the Tamiya M-chassis and loads of Tamiya Hop-up parts which i researched for 2 weeks just to complete everything for this project ......

there are 2 avenues to go about this build ....

1. Buy a Xevo Conversion Kit and take apart your old M-chassis
2. Buy a Xevo Conversion Kit and Buy all the Hop-ups you can find so you won't have regrets on forgetting anything for your build .....

i took number 2 ...... thanks to JJ Driftshop of course ......

the packaging for the Xevo was simple ...... you wouldn't even think that you could build a new chassis out of it ...... the parts itself are of good quality ..... machine engineered and everything is spot-on when it comes to holes aligned together .....

newbies will have a bit of difficulty in building the xevo as to because the instruction manual which comes with it is not that useful ..... plus there are things which you install and fix different from how you would install in a regular M-chassis .....

anyways .... i'll add details as i post pictures ..... im probably at 50% of the build now and will update this thread as i progress ......

my estimate is i'll have the Xevo up and running by tomorrow ..... so here are some pics of whats at hand for now .....


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Xevo simple package




progress pics as of 2pm today ....



TRF shocks still need to be assembled and installed ... view from the rear







right universal shaft is assembled but i have not installed yet .... i need 2 more 1050 bearings .....

good i got extras ....

Xevo logo located in the right motor bulk head




left side ..... uni's installed ....




thats it for now .......


join in Mini-Xtreme ........ Generation XEVO
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:17 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:25 pm

wow.. didnt expect it will be that wicked!

nice job and nice kit you got there strawb! what powerplant you plan to install on her smile
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:28 pm

it will be powered by a 13T BL yeah racing ESC motor combo papi ......

...... KO Propo Low Profile Digital High Speed Servo
...... Spectrum S300 Rx

...... take note of the Blue Teflon Bearings ......
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:08 pm

WOW! that is cool convertion congrats strawb 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:20 pm

Nice one strawb,

cant wait to see the xevo in action!

enjoy the build man!
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:07 pm

Very nice indeed.!
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:55 pm

Wow, that kit is a much nicer looking build than I thought.

I am building a short wheel base 13T Brushless M03 for Al Ain.

I am really looking forward to seeing how these two cars compare.

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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:57 pm

Chalk and cheese I would imagine, although a well thought out std mini, in the right hands will be a contender. I reckon the main difference will be in the slop inherent in normal mini's, they tend to wander on the straights, if the XEVO doesnt battle with that, it will win surely...
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:07 am

wow, very nice kit strawb, cant wait to see it run and crash, i mean clash with standard minis, with the same motor that is... very happy

well, continue the build, i know your enjoying it...

too much though that you have to cut (class) work to build it laughing

congrats clapping
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:11 am

Realistically the Zevo should kill the M03 just through the motor placement, but we will see.

I am off to Saudi tomorrow but once I get back and collect my parts from JJ its game on.

I might also build a stock M03 with friction shocks just to see if all the money we spend makes any difference - lots of time on my hands, the family are away for 8 weeks from tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:52 am

A Chariot indeed! nice one Strawb!
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:00 am

you like?. . . . blum3 blum3 blum3 blum3 blum3 blum3
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:18 am

Niceness!


Great stuff goin' on there!

Keep us posted.. thumbs_up
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:36 pm

chardiboi wrote:
you like?. . . . blum3 blum3 blum3 blum3 blum3 blum3

no thanks hehehe but if it is free hmmm me like!
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:30 pm

some updates over the weekend ......

a view of the bottom ...


Flourine TRF's assembled and Rear Upright 1 degree Toe in installed .....




a view of the front bulk head ......




view of the front bulhead (TOP VIEW from the rear) .... the IFS shock configuration is lookin spot on



13T 3000KV Yeah Racing BL Motor with 23T Pinion Gear installed ....






with my M-03 .....





i'll be finalizing the lay out for the electronics once i get hold of my servo .....

the battery holder was a good fit but i still cant finalize anything until the servo is in place .....

will update as soon as something comes up ......

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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:31 am

very nice very very nice....
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:10 pm

installed the ESC and Spektrum Rx ...... started to lay-out the wirings just to see if everythings in place with the battery box ....






i changed the front springs to the tamiya shord mediums ..... the long ones were giving me positive camber .....

the short ones had better angle but gave me extra droop when the car is off the surface .....

i also put in spacers in the TRF shocks in the front and the rear to have my shock length at 55-56mm ....




now i have the ride height set at around 6mm off the ground .... which i believe is just perfect ...



hopefully i get my low profile servo by this week and its off to the track for some test runs ....
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:08 pm

now its turning into a monster! nice work strawb smile
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:12 pm

Do those open gears have some sort of a plastic cover?
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:14 pm

WoWieeeee!! shocked ..she is beeeautiful!!, i wont allow her to be bashed!! dont worry baby ill rescue you theehee... and isint that a brushless motor i see in there!!, how many turn?
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:15 pm

the gears are open ....... you can put some lexan plastic to protect it but i don't see the issue with it being open .....

i think its not that big of a deal ....

once the build is done .... i'll give it a run and give my insights .....

folks from rc-mini.net seem to have no complains with the open gears as well .....

anyways ..... we'll find out
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:19 pm

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WoWieeeee!! shocked ..she is beeeautiful!!, i wont allow her to be bashed!! dont worry baby ill rescue you theehee... and isint that a brushless motor i see in there!!, how many turn?

hi joe ...... im gonna run it like how a mini should be run ..... open the throttle and let er rip .....

its running a 13T 3000kv yeah racing BL combo ..... on a 23T pinion .....

the XEVO can accomodate pinions up til 25T ..... a regular M-chassis can go up til 20T only ....
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PostSubject: Re: Strawb - XEVO Project - Mini Xtreme Build thread   Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:30 pm

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its running a 13T 3000kv yeah racing BL combo ..... on a 23T pinion .....

the XEVO can accomodate pinions up til 25T ..... a regular M-chassis can go up til 20T only ....

Is the internal gear ratio the same as a normal mini? Do you know what your FDR is?
I'm expecting this to be rather quick...... and if you are lucky, it may also go around corners, which will be a nice bonus.

Edit...
Now that I look closer, are those the original M03 / M05 gears? If yes then I just answered my own question. clapping
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