The RhinoForce S2 is the RC Short Course Truck Self Righting System, I posted RhinoForce S2: Assembly Part 1 the other day. Today I will take you through the second step in the assembly process, which is taking the completed RhinoForce S2 and mounting it onto your vehicles roll cage. The instructions for this are very well laid out, easy to understand and follow. Make sure your roll cage is securely mounted to the vehicle. This part of the process took me about 20 minutes, with most of the time taken to cut out the roof with the template.
** All of the instructions are available for download HERE
I am using the Integy Roll Cage for the Slash 4×4.
Use all of the zip ties to mount the RhinoForce S2 to the roll cage, it distributes a lot of force and if not properly secured, it won’t work properly.
I am using very old “Basher” body I had sitting around. To be honest, the body was in very bad shape and it is held together with a bunch of Shoe Goo and drywall tape as you can see in the pictures above. The hardest part of this process for me was cutting out the roof of my SCT, it was tough getting things started and working my lexan scissors around the first corner was very difficult. Be patient and things should play out just fine, the more you cut, the easier it gets.
I believe that if I used a body in better shape, I would have cleaner lines between the RhinoForce S2 Flip Plate and the body of my SCT. It took some trimming, but I am happy with the end result. I like having the hole in the roof. After adding the weight of the roll cage, the RhinoForce S2, to the Slash 4×4, the hole in the roof will give the extra heat a place to escape.
Remember, the body I am using was is not in the best condition. I could have used 2 layers of double sided tape, to help even out the roof, but I plan on “Bashing” with this bad boy, so the look doesn’t bother me. In fact, I like the look of the Slash with just the roll cage and the RhinoForce S2. I am thinking of getting some lexan sheets and making a few body panels to complete the look, but that is for another day.