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Old 03-22-2019, 03:52 PM   #21
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Electronics came in! And they are...

Holmes Hobbies

- 2200KV brushless motor
- TrailMaster BLE Pro
- Castle BEC
- Holmes HV500v2 servo

I'll be running this setup on 2s
And using a Futaba 4PLS to pilot the thing.



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Old 03-23-2019, 09:42 AM   #22
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Got some work done.
Shock mounts set up:






And the front bumper. It was a major pain the the butt getting those bent right and making everything even
So glad that's done!





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Old 03-27-2019, 06:07 AM   #23
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Got some work done.

Shock mounts set up:













And the front bumper. It was a major pain the the butt getting those bent right and making everything even

So glad that's done!











Looks like your bronco will be wearing a bowtie:-)

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Old 03-27-2019, 10:31 AM   #24
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Looks like your bronco will be wearing a bowtie:-)

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Heathen! how dare you suggest such a thing.

Stupid Chevys.
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:46 AM   #25
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Heathen! how dare you suggest such a thing.



Stupid Chevys.
I didn't even mean it that way it literally looks like a bow tie not a Chevy bowtie. I'm not a Chevy fan either.

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Old 03-27-2019, 11:47 AM   #26
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I didn't even mean it that way it literally looks like a bow tie not a Chevy bowtie. I'm not a Chevy fan either.

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I wouldn't be following this thread if you had a Chevy

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Old 03-27-2019, 02:48 PM   #27
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It was supposed to be a joke. Sorry if it didn't come across as such.
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:40 PM   #28
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Maybe I need to rename it 007


Was going for something close to this:



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Old 03-27-2019, 04:58 PM   #29
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Maybe I need to rename it 007


Was going for something close to this:


That looks cool. You are well on your way. It looks like your CG will be low. Should perform well.

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Old 03-27-2019, 06:20 PM   #30
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That looks cool. You are well on your way. It looks like your CG will be low. Should perform well.

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Thanks! I appreciate it!

I am hoping it will crawl very well.
Almost all the weight will be from the gear box and motor, which should end up being the lowest thing in the chassis . Hoping the CG ends up quite low.

next heaviest thing will be the battery, which I'm putting under the hood, over the front axle. Hope that will help with climbing.

You can see the battery tray in this picture.

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Old 03-27-2019, 06:23 PM   #31
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Thanks! I appreciate it!



I am hoping it will crawl very well.

Almost all the weight will be from the gear box and motor, which should end up being the lowest thing in the chassis . Hoping the CG ends up quite low.



next heaviest thing will be the battery, which I'm putting under the hood, over the front axle. Hope that will help with climbing.



You can see the battery tray in this picture.



You are not doing a chassis mounted servo?

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Old 03-27-2019, 09:34 PM   #32
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You are not doing a chassis mounted servo?

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Yep, CMS is the plan. It will be incorporated into that battery tray somehow. Still working that out...
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:41 PM   #33
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Well I got the sides of the bottom pan brazed in this weekend.

I think this thing is ready to start putting together for some initial test runs to see how it handles!







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Old 04-11-2019, 04:16 PM   #34
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Started putting this thing together.

I had to modify the shock mounts on the axle. I was getting binding. I hope I don't regret cutting those things up.

Before:


Where i need to move it:


After:


Got a few brackets on for some of the accessories:




Also got the motor mounted, gear box put on the skid plate and installed into the bottom pan.


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Old 05-01-2019, 04:35 PM   #35
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Been awhile since I put up a update. Been busy traveling with work.

Decided to upgrade the shocks to something from this decade

Welcome Pro-Line


Picked up a fuel cell to put the receiver in. Did the detail on it with a liquid chrome marker. Turned out super cool, but the chrome just doesn't show very good in the picture.



Mocked up the mounting for the jack and fuel can.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:00 PM   #36
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Very cool, love the early Bronco's and you picked a couple of great looking buggies to get inspiration from!
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Very cool, love the early Bronco's and you picked a couple of great looking buggies to get inspiration from!
Thanks, appreciate that!
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