Reviving an original Blackfoot

Discussion in 'Radio Controlled' started by The Bumble, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. The Bumble

    The Bumble

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    Hello! I'm in the process of getting my 30 year old Blackfoot up and running again. I've been doing some research and am thinking about going with the HK-GT2B radio/receiver combo and the Quicrun 1060 ESC. I will also clean up the gear box and regrease it. From what I can remember, it ran great when I parked it (a long time ago!). So far, I'm in the process of cleaning it up, new tires, and getting a fresh coat of paint on the thoroughly beat up body. I'll also need a new battery and charger. Do you guys have any suggestions or helpful hints on getting such an old r/c back on the road? Any suggestions on the radio or esc? I'm going to guess that the motor is ok, but if it's not, I would like to stick with something similar (nothing ridiculous). Thanks in advance for the help! I'm excited to get this up and running again!!

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    The Bumble

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    Took some time, but my original Blackfoot "restoration" is complete. I was happy to see that 13 year old me did some nice upgrades to the old Blackfoot (full interior cage and Thorp differential/dogbones). I ordered a sticker set, but used some of ARB/OME decals that I had. I kept the original, beat up body and painted it. I also put in a new motor, esc, and receiver. It's fun to mess around with and my 6 year old loves it!
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