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Old 03-17-2019, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Ultimate Adventuring Bronco "VERTIGO"

I picked up a New Bright rock crawler the other day, on clearance not really knowing what I was going to do with the body but knowing I liked its look.

I have the old chassis from Bubbles 2.0 sitting @ 12.5" wheel base SSD Ar60 housings fully built and a old Vanquish trans sitting around. The chassis isn't super scale, but is very stiff, and very functional using a Wraith Skid as the base.

This will not be a build thread so much as a log of how she drives and where she goes.

Before the body was cut, and on small 4.7" tires.






Not bad but needed bigger meats....



Better, but that bumper is hideous....

And those Flares!



Ok now we are getting somewhere....

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Old 03-17-2019, 05:43 PM   #2
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I was watching YouTube this morning and realized.....

That is what I do, I hit trails where and when I can, and this rig would look right at home on the U.A. or on a trailer behind Bubbles 3.

So inspired, I went out to the shop and mounted the body. It pivots on the rear and I drilled out the front "hood pins" and mounted some Axial body mounts.





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Old 03-17-2019, 05:51 PM   #3
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Thumbs up looks killer!

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Old 03-19-2019, 03:52 PM   #4
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Thumbs up looks killer!

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Old 03-19-2019, 09:25 PM   #5
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So after a bunch of fiddling today, I scrounged a 14t pinion, and a Wild Boar drive shaft for the rear and a Traxxas drive shaft is up front until I get my Mip extended shaft for the rear.

Motor is in and throttle is programed in at 66% to tame the power of the 3000kv 4 pole motor. Hoping the driveshafts last a couple runs anyway. Bec is set @6v and my rx is getting ballooned....

No real visual changes, so no pictures.

Hoping to run her on Sunday.
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:11 PM   #6
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I got out to the shop this morning ad froze my toes off....

Rear bumper mounted...




Its a plastic one off a 1/10 scale NB Jeep.... Temporary until I knock out a metal one....

And a couple posers.... My buddy and his Bronco and mine....




And Snow bank pose!


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Old 03-21-2019, 11:51 AM   #7
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I couldn't stand it any longer.... Fenders came off and spare tire mounted....


Beautiful days lately. So more outside pics.








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Old 03-22-2019, 07:43 PM   #8
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Old 03-23-2019, 07:23 AM   #9
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I like it man, looks good!
Snow is melting fast and I'm starting to see dirt and rocks in my future. ;)
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:56 AM   #10
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I like it man, looks good!
Snow is melting fast and I'm starting to see dirt and rocks in my future. ;)
Amen brotha!

I'm trying to get a couple guys together to go for a run tomorrow afternoon... I forsee lotsa snow, slush mud and water!
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:19 AM   #11
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Test run complete, Did a quick little dog trail run in the snow at my house.

I need to tighten up the slipper a bit but she performs good for a heavy weight monster. Movement is controlled but has great flex, and she is not prone to roll over to bad, for a hard body. She is a little underdamped but it looks cool as she bounces around.

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Old 03-24-2019, 06:22 PM   #12
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First real run today, got out with a couple guys...

I really like her, she needs some tuning, But she is running good and is suprisingly stable.





The Barrage died.... So out came the Honcho...



Then the Cherokee lost its steering servo...



So out came the Bomber.



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Old 03-25-2019, 04:57 AM   #13
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I like it
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:13 AM   #14
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Thank you Rs10man.

Carnage report. Somewhere on a hill climb I tumbled and broke a upper link making the tq twist extreme. Then I bumped the throttle to 100% on the way back to the cars and broke the rear drive shaft lol.

Body removal is two screws i n the rear bumper.... Drivetrain is 10 Screws, 4 for shocks, 2 for steering panhard, and 4 for the skid,and 3 wires for the motor.



A Super Shafty exclusive Mip bone is on its way.... Hopefully I can run 100% throttle fro now on....

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Old 03-25-2019, 10:54 AM   #15
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Beautiful days lately. So more outside pics.

this pic is awesome, great build
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:42 PM   #16
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I had no clue Bob crawled! Glad to see people getting out and enjoying some mud/snow.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:44 PM   #17
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Yeah his first time! He had a blast. I helped him swap some shock oil on his little barrage today. Went to 15wt feels much better now though still over spring imo.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:46 PM   #18
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this pic is awesome, great build
Thank you Antigacho. Comments always help to keep me motivated.
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Old 03-26-2019, 04:06 PM   #19
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After giving her a good shake down, I came up with a name....


"Vertigo"

Always feels like shes going to tip over, sometimes she does.
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:26 AM   #20
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Did some tuning yesterday, moved the shocks out at the top, had to file the frame a bit to clear the shocks. She will now climb my steps up the deck without hardly any trouble. The bottom steps are the same as the wheel base and about 3-4"tall. the last is a standard step, all treated 2x6.

Previously Hitting the bottom two steps was a matter of trying not to flop on her side while climbing both steps from either direction I managed it but struggled just to get on the second step. I managed all three maybe 1 in 10 times.

After... She walks right up the bottom steps without threatening to flop, and I can climb the top step until my Skid hangs up and the rear leaves the ground. Back up a bit until the front tires are on the edge, and bump the throttle and she is up. I can do that 9/10 times now.
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