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    Traxxas Funny Car Dragster Conversion

    What's up everyone! Not sure how many people still run these things but I still enjoy mine! I cut up a spare chassis a few months ago to extend it and make a Traxxas Dragster. I just made a video talking a little bit about it and fixing an issue I had with the steering. Check it out and let me know what you think!

    https://youtu.be/FIGdwEKnGxk
    Last edited by FTRC; 07-30-2018 at 10:43 AM. Reason: link fix

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    Why use a long rod going to s steering block? Why not use a servo mounted right up front ? Just s thought. Nice build keep it up! Let see some times soon!
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    Thanks! Hoping to run it this week sometime. I thought about mounting the servo up front but the wires aren't long enough and I had trouble with the stock servo horn/servo saver when running it as a funny car. This set up gets rid of that problem.

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    Small update on the dragster. I was able to get some test runs in yesterday on only 2s since my 3s won't be in till next week. I was also only able to run 100ft since I was limited on shut down area. Still had a blast and got a few good passes in. I hope to have the video done sometime early next week and will post here when it's up. I have a feeling it will be short since the runtime I got out of the 2s wasn't that great but it'll be fun. Hoping to do some more testing when I get the 3s in next week

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    Finally got the video of the first test session done! This test was only done on 2s so that I could get a feel for what the car was going to do and work out any bugs. I was also only able to run 100ft instead of 132ft because of limited space. I figured 100ft is a 1/10 scale 1000ft so technically I was running the right distance. Anyway, hope you enjoy! I plan on getting out and running it on 3s this week and see how fast I can get this thing to go!

    https://youtu.be/7pdLQoOt198

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    Well I got to run it on 3s today. And actually had a little more room so I ran 132ft. I found out the hard way I didn't have enough shut down area. Slammed into a dumpster and broke the wing and a front suspension arm. I won't be able to make another video till probably next week since I only got 2 runs in. I'll try to get some video on the repairs too

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    I just finished the video of my 3s runs and the crash. Let me know what you think! Considering converting back to a funny car soon to run in a few races. Should I?

    https://youtu.be/K899_5HCbcY

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    New video of the Dragster. Any and all feedback is welcome! I want to know what people want to see!

    https://youtu.be/KRniWSQ6puY

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    Unfortunately it was time to convert this thing back to a funny car... for now.

    https://youtu.be/HTsarDOrPko

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    I built a custom wheelie bar for my funny car but ran into some more problems...
    Check it out!

    https://youtu.be/gFXGbhha1y0

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    Finally got the new body painted. I had a blast painting this body and I love how it turned out!

    https://youtu.be/teH3Z_UcBwM

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