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Old 09-02-2009, 08:47 PM   #81
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best mod ever
Slash type slipper mod!
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:34 PM   #82
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Default Holes in rims

Thanks for the info on drilling holes in the rims. The front tires have one hole in them and the rears have two just oding some testing.
Still a newbe BUt we'll see how it goes
I also cut the tires into stars before I did the drilling so I guess I'll
be testing both.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:08 PM   #83
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take your battery plate use to make 4 links

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Old 09-26-2009, 12:19 AM   #84
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i found that if you set your rim on a cap of some sort that fits inside the wheel and raises the tire off the table that it is much easier to mount your tires on the wheels with the lip being able to slide in with no force being put on the other side of the tire
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When assembling the tires, squeeze the rubber rim completely into the rim on both sides, then start all the beadlock screws 4 turns through the beadlock ring. Next slide the rubber rim out from inside the rim into its place under the beadlock ring. Finally finish screwing down the screws. As a last check see that the screw heads all touch the ring. Remeber not to overtighten the screws.-Migs
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:12 PM   #85
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Cool Battery Location Mod

Okay, I'm kind of new to crawling and someone else may have also done this...but I thought of it on my own.

I don't care for the way the axle-mounted saddle packs look, but I don't like the high CG battery location either. So, I removed the stock battery mount on the Scorpion along with the two plastic chassis braces/battery mount holders. I drilled a hole in each end of the plastic braces and screwed them to my chassis plates. Then, I used single wrap Velcro to hold two small LiPo batteries, which I run in parallel, to the outside of each chassis plate. They work great! The batts are under the body and extremely secure, the CG is lower and I don't have to look at the batteries when I drive.

I like the idea, but to each his own, I guess.





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Old 10-03-2009, 09:11 PM   #86
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Well good idea but now they are open to being damaged if you get into the tight stuff but if you dont run tight areas like we do here in Co then all the better for nice work. Just another thing you might want to think about as well is yes you have a lower center of gravity but it is still sprung weight. With the batteries on the axle it now makes it unsprung weight and lets your suspension work more efficent cause your springs aernt fighting the weight of the batteries...........just my .02
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:22 AM   #87
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That place is too risky... the batteries are going to be damaged really easily. As they are so small, I would place them on the front axle. This is going to help you a lot with your center of gravity.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:55 AM   #88
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Default Battery Location Concerns

You guys have good points about the battery locations. I had never heard of 'sprung' weight and you're right there is a greater risk for battery damage in tight situations with this configuration. I figured that this would not necessarily appeal to everyone but I wasn't sure about the reasons why. Now, I see.

Luckily, I drive on an open course (my body never gets scratched unless I fall off) and the battery location is lower than it was so....good enough for me. I will look into some sort of improved protection for the battery, beyond the body mount posts and the side of the body, though.

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Old 10-19-2009, 05:49 PM   #89
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Here's the old SHOCK CAP MOD, to fix those Losi, and Traxxas shocks with no ball end. For reference, mine are done on the Traxxas aluminum bi bores.
1st, you need to cut or mill the current shock mounting tab off the cap, (a dremel works good) as close to flush on the cap as possible.
2nd, drill a hole using a #34 or #35 drill bit through the center of the cap. (these bits will allow you to thread the screw onto the cap)
3rd, after you get the screw through the cap dab some lock-tite or sealent near the base and then thread what ever 3mm rod end you wish till it's tight.
Wha-la, you've now got a smooth operating shock that's easier to mount and give clearence near the cap.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:32 PM   #90
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I also found the local plumbing shop sells 'lead sheet' for roof flashings. Easy to cut into stips that fit any wheel diamentions and possibly cheaper than proprietary wheel weights from the local tire shop!
The other cheap way to go about it is by gluing fishing sinkers in using a hot glue gun. A mate of mine did it and it works great - Cheap as!
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:06 PM   #91
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Ah, I actually have the G-Made air system and trust me as soon as there in the sun the pressure increases, it's not rocket science the tyres are black the rims are black and the amont of air in the tyre is small so ANY heat increase has a large effect on tyre pressure.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:52 AM   #92
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this goes for all r/c.when you are puting the motor pinion with the spur, the best mesh is to get a bit of computer paper and put it in between the 2 gears then push the motor up to the spur,tigting srews,spin the gears to get the paper out and what do ya know the perfect mesh

hope this helps
p:s im not sure if this has already been posted before
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:40 AM   #93
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On my AX10 I use the bogstandard 6-cell NIMH packs as these are the ones I bought for my first crawler, a CR-01.
But on a different location, right over the front links and servo.
A friend gave me this custom-made plate, which bolts directly to the axle-housing. The servo is mounted upright on one side and the upper links are bolted to the underside of the plate.
Gives quite a low COQ and saves me a lot of money.



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Old 11-14-2009, 10:53 AM   #94
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I like the idea, try flipping the servo upside down and mount it a little lower for COG purpose.

somthing like an angle bracket off the 2 axle holes then bolt that to your battery plate.

Just a suggestion!
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:25 PM   #95
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i syped my rock lizards and they crawl so much better i also have the hot bodies rovers and they do just as good as those so if you dont have the cash i would deffinetly recomend syping yor rock lizards
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:32 PM   #96
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i syped my rock lizards and they crawl so much better i also have the hot bodies rovers and they do just as good as those so if you dont have the cash i would deffinetly recomend syping yor rock lizards
what is syping
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:48 PM   #97
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Siping (rubber), process of cutting thin slits across a rubber surface

It makes big luggy tires more flexible to get traction

Its very popular in regions that have slick roads in winter
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:41 AM   #98
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Siping (rubber), process of cutting thin slits across a rubber surface

It makes big luggy tires more flexible to get traction

Its very popular in regions that have slick roads in winter
Depending on the terrain, cutting pieces out of the blocks works quite good, too.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:55 PM   #99
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Hello everyone, another noob to the website.. been crawling for a few months now.. anyhow I've tried a couple mods.. I've read through and haven't seen them on this thread so I figured I would post 'em. I did read it in RC Car Action Crawling edition.. so they receive the credit..

I took apart my axle and put shrink tube around the inner axle. Wiped petroleum jelly around the inner axle with shrink tubing. Took small lead shot from shotgun shells and mixed it up with super glue quick set epoxy. I filled one half of the axle case with the mix and them placed the inner axle back into the mess.. filled the second half of the axle case and then put the axle back together.. I put a few screws in just to hold it together.. I came back the next day and took it apart, took the inner axle out and wiped the petroleum jelly off and removed the shrink tube. I now had a gap between the led shot mixture that was dried in my axle case and my inner axle.

I knew there was a lot of risk going into this mod however i took precautions and so far it has worked out great.. It crawls much better IMO then before.

Let me know what you think and if you like it, if your going to give it a shot. Thanks and I look forward to becoming part of the community. -Erc
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:35 AM   #100
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Well good idea but now they are open to being damaged if you get into the tight stuff but if you dont run tight areas like we do here in Co then all the better for nice work. Just another thing you might want to think about as well is yes you have a lower center of gravity but it is still sprung weight. With the batteries on the axle it now makes it unsprung weight and lets your suspension work more efficent cause your springs aernt fighting the weight of the batteries...........just my .02
Thanks for that bit of info
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