LEO X 1:20 monsters
September 11, 2004 at 3:02 pm #12326
September 11, 2004 at 6:42 pm #55417
I thought they were a straight ripoff of the venom mini giant. They have all the exact same features etc… BTW they cost more to bring in etc than my genuine VMG cost me to buy from a guy off ebay.
September 11, 2004 at 7:33 pm #55420
nah there rebadged schumachers
September 16, 2004 at 7:17 am #55540oldtamiyaphileParticipant
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We can argue about who ripped off who, but they are all the same!
Good news is the pretty BMWesque Schumacher body for those of us who already bought the VMG.
AU LHS price is $185.
September 20, 2004 at 3:59 pm #55605
Is the VMG any good? Im considering a DTX mini quake, looks like a great mini basher.
September 21, 2004 at 3:35 am #55616
I love its versatility, swap the springs and pinion and it is a completely different vehical, rock crawler, mad-ass jumper, whatever. It does have a high COG and it is a little underpowered stock, but otherwise (Y)(Y) two thumbs up
September 21, 2004 at 5:00 am #55618
Well, that’s one man’s opinion, just wait till one of the car magazines has a 1/18-1/20 truck shootout…
September 23, 2004 at 1:10 am #55645oldtamiyaphileParticipant
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Keep in mind this truck is actually 1/24 scale, a pretty good indoor. outdoor vehicle. The outcome of any mag comparo is pretty predictable.
September 23, 2004 at 11:23 pm #55664
Um, can you elaborate on that?
September 24, 2004 at 12:02 am #55665
I’ve pretty much got a stock VMG apart from the wheelie bar & bearings and it’s great for bashing around in the back yard (mini camera attached & all) with a 2foot jump & 1f landing platform. It’s pretty lame on open flat say ….. a netball court…lol:)
I agree Pork_Hunt. my pinion keeps popping off when I attempt to do wheelies while the motors hot, Say 10-15mins off pretty much full throtle fun. Having to re-glue the pinion is a pain, as I have to remove the whole motor mount & gear. I would’nt want spill CA ZAP supaglue on the gears etc.
Have you swapped your motor yet Pork_Hunt? I wouldn’t mind a TrinityMonster Termination Mini Motor or even a micro brushless!!
& predictable cause they’re all the same! Wouldn’t you say.
Edited by – macroe on 23 September 2004 20:09:18
September 25, 2004 at 6:05 am #55698
all the same?? thats a very woolly statement LOL..
The Leo-X and VMG are both solid axle, 2 trailing arm articulating designs, 4wd Monster truck.
AE RC18, Trinity Spyder, 4wd independant suspension, stadium truck.
Duratrax Mini Quake, 4wd independant suspension, 8 oil shocks (e-maxx *cough* e-maxx), monster truck.
Team Losi Mini T, traditional stadium truck, 2wd 4 wheel independant suspension..
All very different…
September 25, 2004 at 10:59 pm #55715
Mine is runnng a Venom fireball motor, 9-15t pinons (ta ph2t), and orange sprngs for mucking about on cement and yellow springs with a servo screw (to lengthen the shock) for crawling.
September 25, 2004 at 11:17 pm #55716
now that would be a good review!
i wouldn’t mind getting Losi Mini T next. Having seen a few sweet vids on the net, 1 being a niro conversion 🙂 With all the hop-ups out there they look pretty sweet.
September 26, 2004 at 12:08 am #55717
The mini T is fairly raw, comes with the basics, like friction shocks (ugh shocking) and an AA cell holder (is that a joke?)
September 27, 2004 at 10:37 pm #55757
OMG! Just put a Team Orion Bigblock motor into my VMG ova the w/e. What a different beast the mini has become. Pinion seems to be holding up (for the time being anyway) as the motor arm has teeth for the stock pinion.
Anyone know where I can buy a set of centre axle shafts for the VMG? as I just lost the front one, in my backyard somewhere (must have been when it half way thru the 5 roll stack:)
September 28, 2004 at 1:12 am #55759
got a big magnet???
September 28, 2004 at 2:07 am #55762
yeah. i’ll have to crack out an old speaker magnet I think…..:)
September 28, 2004 at 3:41 pm #55767ph2tParticipant
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man, do what betty does. just drive around with a car that has neo magnets in it. betty’s found so much stuff previously lost this way, no jokes 🙂
September 28, 2004 at 4:23 pm #55768
thanks for the tip ph2t/bettyK/Jamie, All i have to do now is get some rare earth magnets
September 28, 2004 at 4:42 pm #55769
jaycar sell them.. the motor on a VMG is 2 high 2 pickup parts .. so just tape some jaycar neo mags to teh bottom of the chassis
September 29, 2004 at 4:55 am #55781Quote:Mine is runnng a Venom fireball motor, 9-15t pinons (ta ph2t), and orange sprngs for mucking about on cement and yellow springs with a servo screw (to lengthen the shock) for crawling.
Just added… custom 7 cell 2000mAh pack, micro deans plugs and silicone-d wire.
September 30, 2004 at 11:37 pm #55841
Kellett’s in Liverpool stock stuff for the VMG. Ordered a centre drive alxe set for $18…
October 2, 2004 at 5:53 pm #55884
Does anyone know whether an 8th cell will kill my VMG?
October 2, 2004 at 9:27 pm #55885
i would say it will kill it.. most escs dont take above 7 cells
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