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turbohopper

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Head's up turbo hopper mod's
« on: March 20, 2011, 12:52:58 »
I picked up a Tyco heads up turbo hopper off of eBay recently just like the one I had when I was a kid. Have any of you here done or heard of any good upgrades that can be done to this car? Like suspension, servo???s or motors? Nothing too crazy, I mean I don't want to tear up the gears or anything.
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performerrpm

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Re: Head's up turbo hopper mod's
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 00:54:57 »
you pretty much stuck with stock stuff unless you wanna change radios esc and servo
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bad boy black bandit-40+

nib red bandit

red bandit in box

black bandit stock

hobby graded suspension bandit

black fast traxx truck

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turbohopper

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Re: Head's up turbo hopper mod's
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 10:32:57 »
Yeah, that's kind of what I figured since its only toy grade.

jeffescortlx

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Re: Head's up turbo hopper mod's
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 15:54:40 »
Radio, servo & ESC all need to be installed as a set at the same time.

You can run the stock motor on a real ESC.
But you cant run a mod motor on the stock electronics.
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-Tyco.
-Nikko
-Tamiya.

turbohopper

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Re: Head's up turbo hopper mod's
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 16:27:35 »
My brother has an old RC plane. I guess I could look and see if any of those servos would easily work for the steering.

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Re: Head's up turbo hopper mod's
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 16:36:18 »
i used the hi tek mini servo in my bandit, it came with a bag of assorted steering pieces. wasnt but 15 or 20 bucks on ebay and worked good, although mine got broke pretty quick just because some 40+ mph wrecks. it is pretty easy to adapt it to the bandits steering pieces accorse im planning a ball studded steering link soon.


anyhow if you go this route which will only work if you use a hobby grade radio/reciever the servo fits in pretty easy, you could make a brace to actually screw it down but i just used 2 sided servo tape.....stuff is strong, but makes taking it apart pretty simple
my current r/cs

bad boy black bandit-40+

nib red bandit

red bandit in box

black bandit stock

hobby graded suspension bandit

black fast traxx truck

eliminator

performerrpm

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Re: Head's up turbo hopper mod's
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 01:09:18 »
so it looks like theres fixin to be another hobby grade tyco on the forums soon!!!!
my current r/cs

bad boy black bandit-40+

nib red bandit

red bandit in box

black bandit stock

hobby graded suspension bandit

black fast traxx truck

eliminator

turbohopper

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Re: Head's up turbo hopper mod's
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011, 09:04:50 »
Yup, I have 4 rc18 oil filled shocks and studs on the way. I'm not sure what radio/receiver to get.

performerrpm

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Re: Head's up turbo hopper mod's
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2011, 00:04:24 »
im not sure how exactly you will make the front oil field shocks work, the back, will be simple to figure out, and most likeley use the original mounts with some modding, the front on the other hand i dont know, because on my bandit, it has a truck body which leaves plenty of room for the rc18 shock tower-i used the rear rc18 shock tower on the front of the bandit, does away with the weak stock spring arms, but with your hopper the body actually sits right where the shock tower would be screwed down, or over it anyway, im not sure that you can actually trim enuff of the body away without actually cutting the nose of the hopper body off in front, altho if you cant make that work with the hopper body, luckily tho, the bandits, eliminator bodies can be swapped onto your chassis if not.
my current r/cs

bad boy black bandit-40+

nib red bandit

red bandit in box

black bandit stock

hobby graded suspension bandit

black fast traxx truck

eliminator

turbohopper

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Re: Head's up turbo hopper mod's
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2011, 12:36:45 »
Yeah, I might have to get a little creative with some JB weld. I will post some pic's when I get it done.