Modding The Helion Dominus Part 5 – Installing Upgraded Off Road Tires
The Helion Dominus has proven itself an extremely poplar bash machine, so popular in fact that it won BigSquid’s March Bashness contest against some very stiff competition. Many of the people that have chosen the Dominus as their basher of choice use it strictly off road. While the stock Dominus tires do a sufficient job off road, they are far from offering the best traction possible. Over the last few months we have tried a multitude of different tires on our Dominus and have determined that we like the Pro-Line Badlands the best for all around off road bashing.
Here is what is needed to properly install a set of Pro-Line Badlands on your Dominus….
Modding The Helion Dominus Part 4 – Installing A Brushless System
No other single modification will give your Dominus such a dramatic increase in shear power as the installation of a brushless power system. Today I’ll be walking you through what it takes to install a brushless motor and speed controller in your Helion Dominus. If you are an old pro you can do this in your sleep but if you are new to the hobby I hope these instructions help you out.
Well to say that I was excited to see that Kyosho was bringing out a Mini-Z Motorcycle would be a major understatement. Then you toss on the layer of details that Mini-Z is known for and that it was going to be a replica of the Yamaha M1 and I pretty much had to buy a bib cuz I was non-stop drooling at every pic I could find. Being the type that can’t stand running the same rig as everyone else has I had to put my spin on it. For me there is no better rider than Valentino Rossi when it comes to on-road motorcycle racing so I had to pay homage to him on this one. Like most involved in this Hobby I love all things with wheels and details and some of what I collect are scale motorcycles. Maisto is a huge supplier of said bikes that can usually be had for under 5 bucks at you’re favorite toy stop. Doing a quick search I found they made a copy of his 06 ride with Camel being the lead sponsor. Oddly enough I didn’t have these in my stable yet so I ordered up a couple. The details and fit and finish are really good on these scale beauties right out of the box so the only problem was could I make them fit onto the Mini-Z Moto that is already too small to possibly have as much going on as it does. Keep reading to get the details of the build..
The latest issue of HobbyTown‘s Hobby Outlook digital magazine has just been published and we have, once again, contributed an article of awesome utility. We show you how to assemble an all in one portable charging box. Inside the easy to carry case you will find two chargers, a power distribution panel, and 12 volt battery to power it all when away from the grid. You can read the magazine embedded after the break or you can click on through to the Hobby Outlook page for a look at the current and past issues. Our article starts on page 12.
Since we have been covering more RC drag racing lately, we have been getting questions about how to get started in the drag racing scene. Many questions are “where did you get the King Squid?” and “how do I get one?” Well, those are the questions I am going to answer here. It’s going to be a pretty short project, since RC dragsters are really pretty simple.
(We have a newer ramp design, which you can read about at this link.)
When we set out to build a ramp, we had a few restrictions:
- The ramp has to be portable (has to fit in our trucks).
- The ramp has to be adjustable (height and ramp curve).
- The ramp has to be sturdy.
- Time to bash: Can be built in a weekend.