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Old 01-25-2008, 04:16 PM   #21
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looks great. i might have to try it. great build-up
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:49 AM   #22
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Very nice set up!
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:50 PM   #23
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awesome dig system ,but i have 1 concern ..once the dig is engaged and the rear wheels are locked what stops the hole unit from turning and winding the servo linkage around the drive shaft ..wouldnt the rear wheels want to turn due to being pulled along .
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:05 PM   #24
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That's why I ask for pics of the linkage and servo mount, should be here now since the W-E come and go
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:29 PM   #25
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awesome dig system ,but i have 1 concern ..once the dig is engaged and the rear wheels are locked what stops the hole unit from turning and winding the servo linkage around the drive shaft ..wouldnt the rear wheels want to turn due to being pulled along .

i was thinking the exact same thing!
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:50 PM   #26
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Nice and simple. Good job on the write up.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:04 PM   #27
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awesome dig system ,but i have 1 concern ..once the dig is engaged and the rear wheels are locked what stops the hole unit from turning and winding the servo linkage around the drive shaft ..wouldn't the rear wheels want to turn due to being pulled along .
There is a female shaft inside the metal nipple. The female shaft spins with the male shaft when engaged in 4wd. When it slides back and locks, the female shaft is no longer on the male shaft.

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That's why I ask for pics of the linkage and servo mount, should be here now since the W-E come and go
I know, I know. I have been really busy. I apologize. I will try to get a pic tomorrow.
I work 6 days a week, 12 hours a day. Plus I have been working on our new website trying to get it going. But I will get them up.

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i was thinking the exact same thing!
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Nice and simple. Good job on the write up.
Thanks racer4life. Still needs some tweaking but its getting there.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:35 AM   #28
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Here are the pics of the way my linkage is setup now. I will be changing it soon though. The pics didnt turn out very good at all.LOL









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Old 01-30-2008, 05:19 AM   #29
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I built mine the same way just used different materials. Works flawlessly. Thanks
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:32 PM   #30
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My dig setup is similar, but I'm using a hex on the slider and a socket on the axle... having problems with it locking though. I think I'm going to ditch my hex locking system and go with something more like this.
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:56 AM   #31
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Doesn't the torque of the tire trying to rotate force the dig slider to twist when it is locked? you thought you answered that above, but we know that the dig is not being forced by the tranny, I'm talking about being forced by the axle.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:07 PM   #32
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just finished mine, works flawlessly! I did have issues with the drive shaft trying to turn the dig, which made it very flawed.

Simple fix...

I took 1/8" aluminum and made myself a little bracket that keeps the dig pushrod in check.

Now it works Perfectly every time!
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:56 PM   #33
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Very nice addition. Mine will try to roll a little but not much. Glad to see someone actually used this.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:16 PM   #34
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My dig setup is similar, but I'm using a hex on the slider and a socket on the axle... having problems with it locking though. I think I'm going to ditch my hex locking system and go with something more like this.
are you using a 6 piont or 12 point socket, if it where me Id be using one of those cheap harbor freight 12 points, theyre so loose that it would probably slip in and out pretty easy
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:10 PM   #35
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Very good build thread I have been trying some different ways to do this (dig), I like your set up. Thanks
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:47 PM   #36
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Sorry for the newbie question, but what is the purpose of the "DIG".
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:15 AM   #37
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the dig is used in both rc and 1:1 to crawling. By disengaging the rear axle from power and locking the tire it creates a pivot point as your front wheels pull you. Which allows you to make much tighter turns. In comps rear stear is not allowed so a dig is the alternative.

nice set up btw. thank you for the ideas.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:23 PM   #38
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cool setup never would have thought of it.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:55 AM   #39
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Love this thread i am going to try this for sure! my question is can you go half way also? meaning can i disconnect the tranny to make it front wheel drive and leave the rear free to roll? I want to lock it for tight turns like yours and make it front wheel drive only to go up steep climbs. maybe this is a stupid question.
like a 3 position switch 1st position locked 4wd, 2nd position front wheel drive, 3rd front wheel drive and locked rear axel?

Thanks for figuring out this idea and letting us use it.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:06 AM   #40
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Very good build thread I have been trying some different ways to do this (dig), I like your set up. Thanks
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Love this thread i am going to try this for sure! my question is can you go half way also? meaning can i disconnect the tranny to make it front wheel drive and leave the rear free to roll? I want to lock it for tight turns like yours and make it front wheel drive only to go up steep climbs. maybe this is a stupid question.
like a 3 position switch 1st position locked 4wd, 2nd position front wheel drive, 3rd front wheel drive and locked rear axel?

Thanks for figuring out this idea and letting us use it.

Maybe. If you can get everything just right, it should work. I have not tried it because I am about to change to a different chassis and will be running a R2D. The problem is with the links. As the trucks suspension cycles, the drive shaft will move in or out about a 1/4 inch or so. So it makes it hard to get it setup perfect. And no its not a stupid question.
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