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    Triple D Project

    Here is a little something we put together here at the lab.
    It's called the Triple D Project, short for David Demolition Duke.



    There are way too many hop-ups to list and was created with various parts that were just laying around the shop.
    It's pretty obvious because of all the different anodized colors everywhere.
    Although there is no real design scheme it was created specifically for our race track and performed perfectly
    Most of it is made with used parts from other Rustys.
    Some more were custom made and some from other R/C vehicles.
    Those shiny rims are over 5 years old and have seen a lot of track action.
    We built it for a very close friend so he could join us at the track for some racing fun.

    A special thanks to RD Racing Products for making such great products.
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    Nice Rustler what body is that?
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    haha love the Mercades air hole in windsheild =P
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    thats a sweeeet rustler

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    Rc-Parts... I bought your aluminum bell cranks a couple years ago.. One of the best upgrades I've ever done to the Rustler. Hope all is well with you.

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    man i cant get over those rims i jus love em! nice and simple but look great an go with the truck
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    When is RC-parts coming back?
    My Nitro Rustler is faster than yours.

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    I wish that I could give you a specific date but a lot revolves around getting our new shop built. We are pretty far out in the desert of Nevada and material is rather difficult to obtain. Our steel trusses have just been delayed another two weeks and winter is closing in fast, (Our lows are already single digit). But to make a long story short, we should be up and running sometime in January.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynix
    what body is that?
    That's a Pro-Line Crowd Pleazer.
    Traxxas: Stampede, E Maxx
    Losi: Muggy

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    I can't wait to get some aluminum bell cranks. That's quicker than I thought.
    My Nitro Rustler is faster than yours.

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    That's a sweet looking Rustler!

    Are those machined wheels?
    What kind of tires? Dirt Hawgs?

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    Thank You

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    Hey Bruce,

    Glad you are coming back, I need a new set of Lonestars, managed to ruin the rear ones when trying to drill them for T-Maxx axles :S

    You probably won't recognize me under this username but I was Rusty Noob.

    You should check out this thread to see where my rustler is at now with RD parts etc.

    The password to the photo album is jonnysrustler, full pics from back in the day http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...eh101/Rustler/.
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    I LOVE those rims on RC-parts pics of his Mercedes. Real nice.
    Mr nitro? Not since going brushless!

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    Thanks for all the positive comments folks.
    Rusteh101 I remember you well and am glad to hear that you're still around.
    That is a good looking Rusty and would look awesome with some Lone Stars on the corners.
    Here's a shot of the last set to come off the line before I had to pack up my equipment.

    It's sad about about your rear rims and I know how you feel.
    It was a hard lesson for me to learn when I first started cutting them.
    You need to have a lathe to drill a perfect center hole.
    Send me your email addy and I'll be sure to let you know when we're up again.

    Until then keep your fingers crossed for me, I really need it.
    I called yesterday about my trusses and couldn't get anyone on the phone.
    It's got me concerned to say the least.
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    Hey bud,

    I sent you a message i thought i would post a pic of the truck so you can get a idea of what i have done to it I can post updated pic after i clean it and get the trans back together. Just send me a mail when your up and running and we can go from there. I have added a few other things sense the time the pic was taken. Like rpm a-arms and i also added a battery pack to the front of the truck. I usally go with a flat black paint for the body just to keep it simple




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    Looking Good.
    Which reminds me that I've been meaning to make a CF top plate for my Racing Rusty.
    There's about three yards of heavy CF cloth just sitting in a crate ready to go.
    As soon as I get my equipment buzzing I'll unpack it and post some pics.
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    rustykicker: Is that motorsaver filter the one for the jato or tmaxx?
    rc-parts: If u started making cf top plates, i'd buy one.
    Losi 1/18 LM, Jato3.3,Revo 2.5r, Micro-t, Losi 8.

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    yah man me to depending on how much shiping =0 darn my location..canada
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    I don't know about making CF top plates.
    I'm really not tooled to be cutting carbon fiber.
    It's just something to play around with when things get slow.
    There's a CF bottom plate in that same crate that still isn't finished.
    I ruined a few cutting tools on it and had it packed by time the diamond bits finally arrived.
    A lot of manufactures cut CF with a water laser and those are a little too expensive for my budget.
    Cutting with standard (or diamond) bits is really messy and the dust surely can't be good for a persons lungs.
    Besides I prefer to lay the carbon fiber myself instead of buying it in sheets and then cutting it.
    There's something primal about working it "hands on" from start to finish.
    I think we'll stick to aluminum for now.

    Side Note:
    A lot of the CF aftermarket parts are cut overseas and it's hard to compete with them.
    Fortunately those people overseas can't provide my kind of precision when it comes to making wheels.
    So they can't compete with me.
    Made In America !!
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    Bruce, do be careful will that cf dust when cutting, its not just bad for you, it is downright TERRIBLE.
    Knowledge is useless unless one can pass it on.

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    I agree rc-parts. CF is nasty stuff when producing it. If you make one for your self make sure you use a respirator. Happybill i didnt know that they made motorsavers for specified trucks. I just go into my lhs and say i need one and they hook me up

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    Yeah, back in the day, I used to do a lot of fiberglass work and got used to the resin fumes quite quickly. Every time I smell that stuff it really takes me back. As far as the dust from the CF goes, I always use a mask. That stuff is carbon, one of the hardest substances known to man and could really do some damage to an already smoke damaged lung. I don't take the physical chances that I used to when I was young, there are a lot more people depending on me these days.

    But the CF properties are so substantial and the opportunity to design and build my own parts is something that really frees my imagination. The bottom deck I spoke of earlier is 4mm thick and so strong that it almost defies physical laws. I had a 250lb man stand on it while supported between two blocks of wood and it didn't even flex. Some of that was due to the CF the rest because I laid-up 15 layers and then squeezed them tight in a press.

    I think we have only begun to see the uses for carbon fiber and are at the forefront of a technology that will soon grow beyond anyone's expectations. That to me is extremely exciting and I consider myself very fortunate to be living during a time of such great technological advances. Even more so, to be able to experiment with these technologies first hand.

    It is these same technologies that first got me started in the wheel business. It hasn't been that long since CNC machining was something that only a select few people had even heard of. Now it's common place and there probably isn't a machine shop in this country that doesn't have at least one piece of CNC machinery. Can you imagine trying to cut something in the round by hand. That's like drawing a circle, or in my case, hundreds of circles with an Etch-A-Sketch.

    Personally, I think it is the responsibility of every individual to experiment with at least one new technology as often as possible. This is where new developments are born and new uses for the technologies are found. No matter how small or insignificant the idea may seem, every idea has the opportunity to make this world a better place for everyone.

    Within each of us lies the ability to change the course of humanity.
    Those that believe it will.
    Those that don't, just add to the challenge.
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    The cf top plate was just a suggestion. Personal safety comes before pleasure so I totally understand. Also, I'm pretty suer they make motorsaver filters for specific trucks /c on ebay if u search it it pulls up kinds for all different trucks.
    Losi 1/18 LM, Jato3.3,Revo 2.5r, Micro-t, Losi 8.

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    ya happy looks like i have the one for the 2.5 revo/t-maxx

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHWU0&P=ML

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    I would be very interested in a 4mm CF bottom deck for my Rustler, I bent my RD one in the summer

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    WOW!!
    RD Racing makes pretty good stuff.
    It must have been a heck-of-a crash to bend it.

    I've heard that a CF bottom deck is not a very good idea.
    It makes sense that it wouldn't conduct heat away from the engine.
    But I'm one of those "See For Myself" kind of people and pay little attention.
    When I finish mine this spring we'll know for sure and I'll post my results on the boards.
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    It was a pretty nasty crash, bent the RD rear shock tower, bent the RD chassis, broke the transmission brace, broke the engine mount and snapped the engine crank case!

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    Hey B.. the DDD Rusty is looking dialed. Nice job!
    Didn't it have an OS18 in it last time I saw it?
    It's been a couple of years since I raced ya'all.
    We'll have to get together sometime in '09.
    I'll polish up some RC and we'll let 'em fly.

    Until then.. take good care!

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    Hey JR, yeah there was an OS.18 in there but David wanted to have the TRX EZ Start so I slapped in a 2.5R.
    That OS .18 is in my silver Rusty waiting on the spring to tear up my new back yard.
    We'll have another track in 09 and we'll be waiting in the pits for ya.
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