An update on my Traxxas Rustler VXL Spare parts build. The Car is together and up and running and is now my FPV RC Car. I built this Rustler completely out of spare parts and built it for high-speed street use only. When I completed this car I clocked it with GPS at 70mph. I was running 31/76 48 pitch gears and stock size street wheels and tires with 17mm adapters.
The spur gear melted on me while running at high speed. Unfortunately, you can not get a smaller spur gear in a 48 pitch. Seeing as I want more speed out of it, I switched over to 32 pitch and am currently running 23/50 32 pitch gearing. Today, while i was running the car, topped out at 61mph. Maybe due to it being so cold outside, but I don’t know for sure. The gear ratio went from 2.42 down to 2.17 so really shouldn’t lose speed, should have gained a little if anything.
This Traxxas Rustler is a really fun car at high-speed driving. I built an FPV system that I put on an old car of mine, So I decided to do the same thing with this car. I could not be happier, Driving an FPV RC Car at high speed is extremely exciting. Here is a video of me running the Rustler with FPV. I was able to catch and video from the cars point of view so you can really see what I am seeing through the FPV goggles.
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