JT3 Vekta build log.

JT3

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Just starting this to keep track of things and share progress with all the awesome people here. Feel free to leave comments or offer advice on things I may need as I’m still new to 1/5 scale and gas RC.

The parts so far:
KV7701 - KV5 Ultra unlimited 1500 class w/o motor.
RCMax 50gt with billet head,vertigo transmission, and RCMax v3 62mm clutch
RCMax ram air 2 stage filter
Vertigo transmission rear carrier plate
Vertigo transmission upper brace
ca183 - piston stopper
dr109 - ddm flywheel puller
tt292 - pull start thumb screws (not sure these will work with the RCMax)
tt121 - ratiorite cup
tr210 - Killer RC super bee kill switch
kv138BLK - FullForce front mudguard
kv120 - Turtle Racing steering link
kv110FB - FullForce shock boots
fd350 - FMF HD spring puller
ca199 - DDM hex driver set
bt285 - DDM 2s 7000mAh Rx LiPo (x2)


@dougstar hopefully this is enough for now 😁
 

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JT3

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Ughhh... I have all my parts except the engine, which was expected from the beginning... BUT I DON'T HAVE THE VEKTA YET. It says it's expected to be delivered today but I highly doubt it considering that the tracking info says it's not even in the same state as me yet.
 
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Seandonato73

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Bummer. Is it fed ex? I ask, because I ordered a set of tires for my pickup two weeks ago, paid for 3 day shipping and they just showed up today. I contacted the seller earlier this week and was issued a credit for the shipping. I was told by a fed ex customer service lady that they were having issue because of covid.... their websight says they are back to normal. Called bs on that. Oh well, best of luck mate.
 

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Bummer. Is it fed ex? I ask, because I ordered a set of tires for my pickup two weeks ago, paid for 3 day shipping and they just showed up today. I contacted the seller earlier this week and was issued a credit for the shipping. I was told by a fed ex customer service lady that they were having issue because of covid.... their websight says they are back to normal. Called bs on that. Oh well, best of luck mate.
Yea, in fact, it was FedEx... funny thing is that the Kraken AND all my parts (2 orders) were from DDM and 1 of those orders shipped out with the Kraken. In fact, they are under the same tracking number (broken down into 2 shipments). I have both my other orders from DDM and still not the Kraken. Obviously my frustration is directed at FedEx as it's clearly not a problem on DDM's end.
 
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Noticed you have a piston stop tool. No personal experience with them but I know Bartolone and RCMAX warn against using them on their engine due to potential piston damage. Bartolone has an alternate tool (available from ddm), but I also don't have my engine yet and can't confirm if works with RCMAX.
 

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Noticed you have a piston stop tool. No personal experience with them but I know Bartolone and RCMAX warn against using them on their engine due to potential piston damage. Bartolone has an alternate tool (available from ddm), but I also don't have my engine yet and can't confirm if works with RCMAX.
I saw that disclaimer on one of the websites but couldn't remember where.
ALSO... NOTHING ONLINE PREPARES YOU FOR THE SIZE OF THESE MONSTERS. I THOUGHT I KNEW... I HAD NO IDEA. I'm in love.
1 of my tires came with no beadlock rings on it lol
 

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JT3

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Glad it finally showed up mate. Shes a bute.
I started tearing it down almost immediately and realized all my tools are in my camper so all I have with me is my hex drivers. No wrenches or pliers or anything :'( So I gave up and just threw it all back together. I'll be making a trip to Home Depot in the near future to pick up a few smaller sized things I'll need. Most of my tools are industrial-sized.

I also decided a few parts I bought upgrades for, I'm gonna leave stock for now and just throw the upgrades on when they break. As I looked around the transmission I see that's going to be very involved taking it out to get the Vertigo in. @crucialRC, you wouldn't happen to have a video of you dropping in the T90 would you? lol
 
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