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Old 09-19-2018, 05:56 AM   #21
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Still waiting on a rubbish ebay seller to deliver the last bits I need to sort out the wheel hubs, so in the meanwhile I've been playing with my camera - so here's a little vid giving a walk round of the truck as it stands right now, and some clips of the various lighting I've installed.

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Old 09-19-2018, 09:15 AM   #22
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Perfection!
Tell me how do you solder those small tabs and nuts?
I have ton of problem building my rockbouncer with soldering small tabs...
How to fix damn thing to stay in wanted position
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:17 AM   #23
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Perfection!
Tell me how do you solder those small tabs and nuts?
I have ton of problem building my rockbouncer with soldering small tabs...
How to fix damn thing to stay in wanted position

thanks


yeah - it's tricky for sure

I usually thread the m3 nut onto a long bolt and then hold the bolt in place using a mini crocodile clip thing whilst i solder it on.

It doesn't work perfectly every time though
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:18 AM   #24
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yeah - it's tricky for sure

I usually thread the m3 nut onto a long bolt and then hold the bolt in place using a mini crocodile clip thing whilst i solder it on.

It doesn't work perfectly every time though


also - you'll need a LOT of spare crocodile clips as the heat will wear out the springs over time
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:32 AM   #25
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also - you'll need a LOT of spare crocodile clips as the heat will wear out the springs over time
O know that...also it is not hard to melt them

Going to buy them more...

What do you think of these?
crocodile clips

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Old 09-19-2018, 11:40 AM   #26
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Yeah

That’s the kind of thing I use
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:33 AM   #27
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Its proved a lot more complicated than youd expect to get some UNC threaded bolts here in the UK

Not sure whos fault it was but either way, managed to get some now so Ive been able to finally properly fit up the wheels using some alloy hub covers that Ive put some of my home made stickers on - locking hub styleeee










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Old 09-23-2018, 01:48 AM   #28
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It may only be the garden....... but.......
Proof that it actually runs

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Old 09-23-2018, 02:16 PM   #29
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Took it out to a local RC Track today - wow - had a blast.

Loads of man made trails / obstacles along with natural stuff too. The trails up in the trees and the enormous see-saw were a bit nerve wracking!:wow: (watch the video!)

So it was only fitting to take the JK out for a blast.

All in all - it proved to be a pretty capable rig - the pitbull growlers weren't perhaps the best tyre for all the wooden surfaces, but they did great on the rock and concrete.

Here's a video of the day.





Also - did a poll over on Instagram asking for people to guess the weight!

turns out people don't have that much faith in me



The actual weight, including 2 x 3S 2200mah batteries, the drive, cage, body, all the accessories - EVERYTHING, ended up being 11.2lbs or 5.1kg - not bad for all that metal work - one of the benefits of using tubing instead of solid rod.






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Old 10-25-2018, 09:20 AM   #30
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The Jeep went swimming


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Old 10-31-2018, 11:18 PM   #31
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Thanks for sharing, this is what I'd like to build eventually.
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