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Old 01-15-2005, 06:43 PM
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Mondo's MQ

man, this MQ Forum needs some livening up..

Here's pics of my Mini-Quake. It's not the Duratrax RTR version, it's the "Anderson MRX4" non-RTR that comes with a standard 380 motor and el-cheapo 600mAh NiMh pack.

So far I fitted a Futaba S3002 MG hi-torque steering servo.
It has a Hitec HFS03MM 40 MHz FM RX fitted. I'm awaiting my Futaba MC230R ESC to come from the U.S. and I got some URC X61 7.2V matched packs for it too.
Lastly it has a ProLine Crowd Pleazer bodyshell that looks a lot better than the canary yellow and Rastafarian green standard shell.
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Old 01-15-2005, 06:50 PM
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I was contemplating a Mamba25 Brushless system for this little beast, but decided to wait for the URC Krystal-4 tuned 380 motor instead. Hopefully Jon will be releasing that soon.

I think some alloy dogbones are needed on the MQs, but I haven't run this critter yet as I'm awaiting an ESC.

generally it's a great little truck and worth the money.
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Old 01-15-2005, 07:23 PM
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I'm thinking about picking one of these up but nobody around here are selling them.

Yours looks very good and ready to race with that body!
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Old 01-15-2005, 09:16 PM
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looks great mondo!
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:05 PM
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looks great mondo!
Thanks Kev, can't wait to run it. The guys who run BeatYourTruck reckon it's the best Micro scale truck they've ever gotten their hands on.
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Old 01-22-2005, 02:58 PM
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Finished & running

Ha! Finished at last:

I fitted a Graupner Speed 400 motor into the beast, and an Mtronics RV ECO 20 ESC.
The Futaba S3002 Servo packs real punch and gives the MQ fantastic steering response.
Took it for a blast in the snow. w00t! She flies I tell you, she flies!
Hopefully if the snow builds up a little, I'll get some decent photos of it in action
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:56 PM
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Dang, i thought the shocks were of the friction type, didnt realize at all that the shocks were oil filled. Can you give me some good points on the MQ other then the bigger motor. Speaking to Jon from URC since he also owns one told me that it is the bomb. What about the servo what kind is it stock or the one you have in there. (standard, micro, feather)---- you will be my deciding factor in getting one when the 18t is finished.
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Oops it didn't come with a servo.
It looks like the MQ can take a full size servo if you trim the mouting "ears" off. I had a Futaba S3002 kicking around in my pit box and put it to use.
This servo is strong being metal geared and pretty fast too.

The MQ is a bomb, IMO the best small scale Monster Truck money can buy.
The only improvement I see it needing is CVDs. Other than that, it's perfect.

The Anderson non RTR version is available from this bunch of jokers at $99 minus shipping. I hear their shipping is slow......
Jon from URC arranged mine for me
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Old 01-22-2005, 05:27 PM
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thanks Mondo for helping me out on my decision
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:35 AM
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Maiden run

I don't know what the performance difference is between the standard 380 motor and the Graupner Speed 400 I fitted.
I'm impressed with the Speed 400's performace and with the standard pinion I get good all round usable power with enough to crawl and a decent top speed. I'm using URC X23 matched packs in the MQ
I took it for a good outside run and the road surface was still a, little wet, so no wheelies!

I noticed it was pulling to one side, upon further inspecion, only one of the rear wheels was driving, the other was free wheeling.
Took the beast inside, took about 5 minutes to strip it down and I noticed one of the standard (composite) CVDs had broken where it slots into the rear diff.
I guess it's time to order some alloy CVDs, I was always a little suspicious about the strength of the plastic units, I guess I came to the right conclusion.

The diffs themselves are of a plastic/composite construction and are nicely sealed. I had to disassemble the diff to get the broken CVD end out. The diffs themselves are nicely made.

So, hop up #1 has to be alloy CVDs
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Old 01-23-2005, 01:14 PM
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hey Mondo sounds to me that your having a blast now i cant wait to get my hands on one now. As soon as the 18t is done.
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Wow very nice truck. It's like a mini e-maxx lol
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Re: Mondo's MQ

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Originally posted by Mondo
man, this MQ Forum needs some livening up..

Here's pics of my Mini-Quake. It's not the Duratrax RTR version, it's the "Anderson MRX4" non-RTR that comes with a standard 380 motor and el-cheapo 600mAh NiMh pack.

So far I fitted a Futaba S3002 MG hi-torque steering servo.
It has a Hitec HFS03MM 40 MHz FM RX fitted. I'm awaiting my Futaba MC230R ESC to come from the U.S. and I got some URC X61 7.2V matched packs for it too.
Lastly it has a ProLine Crowd Pleazer bodyshell that looks a lot better than the canary yellow and Rastafarian green standard shell.
Looks good "Dorkus Maximus".

Whats wrong with Rastfarian yellow and green?
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:57 AM
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Re: Re: Mondo's MQ

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Looks good "Dorkus Maximus".

Whats wrong with Rastfarian yellow and green?
"Dorkus Maximus" is the Latin name of that particular dedicated gaming machine

The Rastfarian yellow and green just isn't as classy as the CrowdPleazer

Update:

Jon from URC was doing some hop-up shopping for his equally impressive MQ and I have the following on the way:

Alloy Steering Bellcrank kit
Alloy heatsink motor mount
Alloy CVDs
2 x alloy 380/400 size motor heatsinks
Speed 400 Race Ball bearing motor
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will it fit a 1/10 scale servo?
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Old 02-27-2005, 05:34 PM
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will it fit a 1/10 scale servo?
From my estimates: Yes, however you will have to trim the "ears" or mounts off the 1/10th servo to make it fit
I use a Futaba S3002MG, more powerful than most 1/10th servos, a lot smaller and unfortunately a lot more expensive too
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