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Old 03-17-2012, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1:8 scale 2.2 Jeep type thing

After the Winter Project Raptor didn't pan out, I changed direction. Feedback of any nature wanted.















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Old 03-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I forgot the most important picture

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Old 03-24-2012, 01:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I got the trans installed. As you can see, its almost flat in the chassis. Using the 54T spur gear make tons of room to move it. Its much smaller than the stock 68T gear. And as you can see, nothing hangs below the chassis.

Had I thought it through a little more, I'd have made that part of the chassis wider and mounted the trans nearly flat.

Here you can see the difference between the two gears


This is the side mount plate. It took a while to make. I need to make another one to go under the trans.




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I like it, keep up the good work
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I like it! Bigger is Better!
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Awesome. Can you upgrade to a brushless motor? I only do RC planes so I don't know if brushless is common with cars/trucks.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. I'll keep the updates coming.

Yes, I can upgrade to brushless. Brushless motor are very common in RC crawlers. The only problem is that I started building these because I don't have $ to throw at my full size. Now this is becoming expensive fast. For now, I am going to use what I've got and upgrade later.

Eventually, I will have a sensored brushless motor, all metal axles, metal trans gears, and more stuff. But for now, I'll build it an just enjoy it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Action shot later when its cleaned up a bit.

TO DO:
faux sway bar
panels
metal grill
LEDs
Front Light bar
Rear light rack
Interior...that'll be a big job
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Here is a small update. I cut test panels for the body. I'm going to use .050 or so Lexan. I may use clear so I can paint if from the inside. I don't know what color to make it. The chassis will definitely be silver. Suggestions?

I posted some video of today's test run. It crawls really well with the 45T and and 15/54 gears. I'd like to get a bit more top end out of it. I'm thinking that 16/53 will be about right. I'll do so trial and error and keep you guys posted.



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Old 05-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just finished the hood. It still needs a bit of trimming along the bottom edges. I'll actually hinge open.

I bought some thin lexan sheets. Unfortunately, it was too thin and non-paintable. Oops. From the pictures, you get the idea of the colors that I'm going for. I can't decide if I want to paint the hood or polish it.



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Old 05-19-2012, 08:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is my custom tube chassis crawler. It started its life as six 5' sticks of 1/4 steel tubing. It is all custom built, not a kit. All joints are brazed with Safety Silv 45 and Safety Silv 45 flux. No booger welds or glob wads of brazing rod.

It has:
Wraith Axles - stock plus one extra set of Axial U-joint shafts. I built the drag link and tie rod from 3/16" tubing and RC4WD 4mm rod ends (aluminum). In the photo, it has Vanquish Ti lower suspension links. I have the rest on the way. All links will be Vanquish Ti.

Summit 2spd - Stock with the low range slop removed. Integy 54t 32p spur gear. Shifted with a Traxxas micro waterproof servo. I used the 54T spur so that I had enough room to lay it on its side to keep COG low. Has RC4WD punisher shafts front and rear.

ESC - Mamba Max Pro with Castle Link. Brand new with receipt.
Motor - Tekin Redline 13.5T. Brand new with receipt. 14T steel pinion gear.
Radio - Traxxas 2.4hz 4 channel radio. Only three channels in use.

Shocks - HPI 73-117 with three sets of springs for each pair (reg, firm, super firm).

Wheels & Tires - 2.2 Mayhem Monsters with no rock rash. Unfortunately, I don't have ton of rocks here. Mostly dirt and gravel. Proline 2.2 TSLs in new condition, but dusty.

MISC - All hardware is stainless steel (except three screws securing the trans into the chassis). Panels are Parma .030 lexan painted from the inside. The hood is 6061 Aluminum hand rolled and painted (on the outside of course). I am sure that there is more that I'm forgetting. If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.

$1500.00 plus shipping from (unfortunately) Alaska. I know that sounds like alot, but if you price the parts alone, its over a grand. If you want an awesome reliable crawler, this is it. See the link to the COMPLETE build with video.

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/2-2-s...installed.html



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Is it too ugly or just too expensive?
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Are you for real? The entire build is listed above. What other information are you looking for?
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:11 AM   #14 (permalink)
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$1000.00 Firm. The parts alone cost more than that. I just want to build something new...maybe a shortcourse.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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That thing is pretty badass. Did you make it for a specific class or just to play with?
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:23 PM   #16 (permalink)
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pretty cool and nice build, as far as your price, seems insane, not that Im in the market

for real cars,not RC, most people expect half of parts and labor is free

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Old 06-19-2012, 09:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That thing is pretty badass. Did you make it for a specific class or just to play with?
Thanks. Its just for play. It gives me something to do up here in the Fairbanks' winters. -40F sucks! I don't know much about the classes or where to look. They're just fun to build. That is why this one is for sale...time to build again.

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pretty cool and nice build, as far as your price, seems insane, not that Im in the market

for real cars,not RC, most people expect half of parts and labor is free

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Also, thanks. I really like this truck and don't mind keeping it. I was thinking about going with an SC truck and decided to sell this one. The price may be too high, but I don't want to lose money on it. Even at sale/mail order/used prices, I don't think that one could acquire the parts for less than $1K. Still, you're probably right.

Thanks...both of you. I didn't get a ton of feedback on it. I didn't know if the price was too high or if it was too ugly...or worse, both.

Any suggestions on another build, or improving this one?
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Try a custom motor on axle rig... berg or bully style. Agreed on the price though... Although it looks like great engineering, it doesn't do much more than a gmade R1 or axial wraith.

On the other hand.. I have a couple complete 2wd slashes if you're interested.
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