Posts Tagged ‘BSD land ripper nitro’

Http:// While my Inferno MP9 TKI awaits its new SH .28 powerplant and Hong Nor pipe, the best candidate for my upcoming Songkran Holiday has to be my BSD Land Ripper Nitro. I’m using a Hobao Hyper carry-all padded buggy case. It’s good enough for the car plus the various spares, hop up parts and tools.

The electric screw-driver is a great asset. Does all bolting and un-bolting in a fraction of the time. It takes standard hex bits so I can use all my existing ones. Runs on 4 AA batteries.

Out: Inferno MP9 TKI full-mod. In: BSD BS802T Land Ripper Nitro (Backdraft 3.5).

Deciding what spares go into the bag…


Grabbed the wrong sunglasses on the way out- instead of my CMOS camera one. Didn’t get to record to great session of racing, bashing, big jumps, mud-drifting and engine tuning with my BSD Land Ripper Nitro running SH .21 engine and FlySky FS-GT3B.

Pit tables at Segar OffRoad RC Track

Post-run damage assessment Redcat Backdraft 3.5

This applies to BSD and Redcat Racing 1/8 range, I.e the Land Ripper Brushless, Land Ripper Nitro, Backdraft 8E and 3.5, Aftershock 8E, 3.0 and 3.5, and Earthquake 8E and 3.5. The steering knuckles are held to the steering hubs by wimpy 3mm screws. They always bend or break. This one’s a little bent, and loosened too but it’s held in by threadlock I applied. My Kyosho Infernos use Kingpins for the same purpose.

The other thing that broke was the front chasis. Too much dirt got between the front chasis and the differential bulkhead. Here’s where I have to applaud BSD racing engineer’s brilliance. Usually, had the same happened to a full-aluminum chasis, it’d warp. They realized that the front of the car takes the most beating, and made it easily replaceable! Best part? The plastic front chasis replacement cost less than lunch!

Aggressive styling by the designers at BSD Racing. This is the Land Ripper Nitro, often sold as the Backdraft 3.5. Held up very well… Only a bent screw, chipped front chasis, and a loosened front roll bar after some heavy bashing- which included some somersaults and cartwheels.

Segar Rd 1/8 Buggy Truggy Track

Http:// Here’s Kelvin a.k.a. SpoonJazz on RC tech helping inspect my Land Ripper Nitro’s break-in needle settings at the Segar Rd offroad track. His comments were that the stock wheels are a little hard so wheels still lift off the ground during throttle in spite of the low suspension arm setting – affecting power transfer. Kelvin’s a very experienced RC racer who once spent an afternoon teaching me most of what I know in RC. Unfortunately, work will be taking him to Paris later this month. I hope he managed to touch base with the French RC racers there. This IS the Redcat Racing Backdraft 3.5 on it’s original branding.