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Old 05-02-2008, 08:29 PM
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Sportwerks Recoil - Re-build thread

Just bought a used Sportwerks Recoil Spashett Edition from flea bay and so far I seem happy with the purchase. What I received was exactly what I had bid on. I plan on racing this in the fall/winter of this year and next year with the other Recoil racers in my area.

Came with:
2 bodies (one clear), 7 tires (I wonder where the last one went?), 2 plastic wrenches for wheel nuts, 2 sets of springs and 1 custom cut set, 2 decal sheets and a buncha misc spare screws/part. Chassis has CVDs all around and blue alum motor mounts, driveshaft, shock bodies, rods. Also came with JR-285MG servo.

Here are some pics I snapped a few minutes ago:
















Next task, to clean this up and rebuild it. Also to get some electronics installed into. I'm thinking about going Mamba 25 and a Dynamite C4 brushless. Possibly upgrade to Spektrum Dx3r by summertime.

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Old 05-02-2008, 08:45 PM
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That sucker should handle well by then......and its about time you get a spektrum system.......the recoil does look nice......post some pics when you get the elec's installed.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:01 PM
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That sucker should handle well by then......and its about time you get a spektrum system.......the recoil does look nice......post some pics when you get the elec's installed.
Well I know another fellow in the recoil class is running that same mamba / c4 combo. So I figure that is the only route to go. Plus he said he would give me a spare mamba 25 he had.. LOL.

I know the crawler guys in my area want me to go Spektrum and ditch my FM system. Downside is, i just bought the JR XS3 Pro in November'ish 2005. Ahh well, we will see what happens in the next few months.

Oh I will post some pics. It probably will be a very slow process since this doesn't have to be complete until about September. Unless I wanted to race it outdoors in the summer time, but I know I won't be able to attend all the races anyways (cottage on weekends and going boating).

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Old 05-02-2008, 10:07 PM
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Dude just take your time man....im in no rush at all.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:26 PM
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updated pics

Snapped some pics of my tear down and rebuild tonight. I wanted to clean up and redo the shocks with oil that I wanted in there.

Right now the rear shocks have 40w and the fronts will have 45w. I ran out of time for working on front end parts for tonight so I will finish that another time. I still have to work on setting up caster / camber on here.

SteveM is hooking me up with his stock of the 38 Elite 1500 cells (3x 6cell are going into this thing for racing) and I'm considering going with a Wraith 7K motor from Bishop Products.

Some pics to look at:


Front shocks taken apart to be cleaned:




Rear diff and diff parts scattered. The rear diff is back together now however.




Front lower chassis parts and front diff and servo assemblies




CVDs and motor mount (yes aluminum)




Rear diff assembly. If you look close enough you can see a slight bend in the diff cup where that pin for the CVD meets up inside the cup. It is "a hair" to the left of where that pin is in the photo.




So that is what I have done for now. Rear shocks have 40w oil and the fronts will be getting 45w. The ball diffs will be setup to half a turn out from snug (this will be a setting I will have to tweak later on). I will eventually have to set or reset the camber on this thing as well.

Thanks for lookin @ my "rebuild thread"
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So far its looking good man......its nice that Stevem is going to hook you up with some batts.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:13 AM
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some update photos

Just wanted to update some progess on this Recoil...

I had adjusted the front shocks in this photo. Basically I "thought" the ball ends were coming loose (because I could see the shock shaft threads). So I decided to tighten them up. Take a look at how low the front end now sat on the lower ball location. The chassis would rub on the desk.



Comparison photo of upper to lower ball mounting location


After some tweaking and then learning that the ball ends "weren't" coming loose, I ended up with this again. Basically it was identical to how the previous owner had set it up. I tried to keep the lower arms 90* with the hinge mounts.



Lower chassis view:


Upper:



Still have to decide on a motor for it. Right now im considering the Dynamite C4 8000kv BL motor and Sidewinder 1/18th Micro ESC. Otherwise, the Castle Creations Sidewinder motor combos are a whole lot cheaper priced then the C4 and Sidewinder. I have heard the C.C 6800kv setup is fairly quick. I dont think I will end up going with the Wraith motor in the end.

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Old 05-23-2008, 10:21 AM
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dang that suckers nice.....im drooling over here.
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dang that suckers nice.....im drooling over here.
Wait till I get the electronics and batteries goin in it

After taking it apart, it really is a fun chassis to build and rebuild.
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And i see that it has a lot of tunability as well.....
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:14 PM
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That's a very nice looking ride. I'm not familiar with that particular car. It's 1/18th scale, correct?...The tuning options look limitless. How's the parts availability?
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Its a bit bigger then 18th......its 16th scale i think....please correct me if im wrong.
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Actually it is 1:14 scale

Recoil Pro:
http://www.sportwerksrc.com/Products...ProdID=SWK1460

RTR Sportwerks:
http://www.sportwerksrc.com/Products...ProdID=SWK1450


Parts are readily available from my LHS. Horizon Hobbies main webpage I think has the bulk of the parts listed on there. Another thing about the parts, they are very cheap in price.

As you saw in the photos above, to replace an outdrive set off the diffs, $7 for the kit. Foam tires come in a package of 4 tires, $21.

Guys that ran these cars last season, basically got it setup and ran it the whole season without doing any mods / part replacements etc. Zero maintenance over the course of 4 months of racing.
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Thanks for correcting me bud........i cant wait to hear your review on the handling of the Recoil.
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Hmmm....Might be something to keep an eye on.
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