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Old 02-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Goal: Spend as little as possible to build up a rig to race in the Terra-X at the Hot Springs ORV Hog Wild Event at the end of the month. by using what I have in the shop.

Chassis: "It ain't square and I don't care!"
5/32" Rod shotily MIG welded by Szczerba
Only 2nd chassis to make from scratch.

14" Wheelbase
Axles:
Vanquish Wraith CNC Machined Aluminum Axle Housings
HD Axial Gears
Axial Lower Link Mounts
Vanquish Wraith Chubs C-Hub
Vanquish Wraith Steering Knuckles
Vanquish Titanium Tie Rod
ARB Diff Cover for Wraith
STRC Knuckles and C-Hubs
Axial universal's on all corners
Wraith "Dinky Link" S-Type (Front)
Wraith "Dinky Link" S-Type (Rear)
Transmission:
Vanquish Aluminum Transmission Housing
All Metal with Robinson 1 piece locker
BWD Heavy Duty Axial Motor Plate
C.I. 4340 steel; 5mm - Axial Trans Output Pair
MIP Driveshafts
32 pitch gears 54-60t
15-20t pinions

Shocks..
SCX shocks with Proline single springs

Links..
Lunsford Titanium Links 130mm - 140mm 120 unthreaded with revo rod ends (135mm total)
Electronics
Mamba Max Pro
Tekin Pro4@ 4000kv
Servos: Hitec 7950th and Hitec 5985tg
CC BEC PRO
3s Lipo
Wheels/Tires/Foams..
Eritex Rockers 2.2
Pit Bull 2.2 Rock Beast 2 & 6.0 Double Deuce Foam Combo

Body:
HPI Bronco Hood and roof. Proline Cherokee doors

Still in progress.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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Looks plenty beefy
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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May be kinda hard to drive at speed with the 4w steer ?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #4
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Looks plenty beefy
Yea. I tend to over do it on bracing.
My MIG welding needs some refining too. I'm gettin' there.

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May be kinda hard to drive at speed with the 4w steer ?
These axles came off my wraith Monster Truck. It can work you just have to slow down a touch to whip it around. I doubt it will get used much in the race. But I am pretty quick to hit that rear steer button and whip it around in a tight corner.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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It is looking pretty good so far! I love those rims! Any info on where to pick some up?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:08 PM   #6
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It is looking pretty good so far! I love those rims! Any info on where to pick some up?
Thanks. It's nothing fancy and I am just building it to drive the heck out of it in a few weekends.

Those are Eritex Rockers. Discontinued and that dude is long gone.

Got the front end boxed in and mounts for hood and roof.

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:47 AM   #7
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Lookin good. Cant wait to see the first run vid.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:56 AM   #8
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Lookin good. Cant wait to see the first run vid.
Thanks. I am no fabricator by any means. Just looking forward to getting this going and having some fun.

Only thing I am lacking is a longer transmission output and swapping out one of the diffs for a locker.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #9
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i may hve to get one of those dinky servo mounts too. ive seen them on a couple rigs. really starting to grow on me. ive been called a fabricator at work plenty of times. i always disagree. i can whip somethin up if i have to. thats about it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #10
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i may hve to get one of those dinky servo mounts too. ive seen them on a couple rigs. really starting to grow on me. ive been called a fabricator at work plenty of times. i always disagree. i can whip somethin up if i have to. thats about it.
The servo mounts are great. Just note there is a front and rear version. Only thing that I don't like is the upper link mount holes are like 4mm size and the 3mm screw/nut can come loose.

I drove this for 2 minutes in the rain right at dark. whoa handles good, tons of power and jumps flat. Might try for a short video soon just need to finish up the side panel mounts and figure out something for the rear.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
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Sweet looking rig. Should be a blast to drive.


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Old 02-23-2013, 06:42 PM   #12
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Sweet looking rig. Should be a blast to drive.


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Thanks. Ran it today and pulled a 2nd place finish in the Wraith class Terra-X

Added the Dinky R/C fuel cell yesterday.

Won Carter Fab Wraith panel set and a Crawler Innovations Wraith Battery Tray. Thanks Clay and Eddie

Spun the rear locker on one side with a half a lap to go. and then busted a revo rod end jumping off the skate ramp afterwards.

4WS came in quite handy for the Terra-X race. I forgot to set my ESC to crawler mode before the race.

Probably a video coming in the near future.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:28 AM   #13
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:19 AM   #14
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What is the RTR weight?

Looks like you guys had a blast
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #15
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how do you guys keep from falling all over each other lol. really cool concept, head to head racing like that
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Bad ass! Any videos of these kind of races?

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:43 AM   #17
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What is the RTR weight?

Looks like you guys had a blast
Terra-X racing is a blast. Race was about 5-6 minutes long.

Truck is just under 8lbs RTR. Using a 3300mah 3S lipo

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how do you guys keep from falling all over each other lol. really cool concept, head to head racing like that
Simple rules. Try to keep off the track (rope staked to ground) and marshal ypur own truck. If you get bound up with another truck pull yours off and place it just behind or ahead of the other truck.

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Thanks. Video posted in this thread.

Check out my Twin Hammer's tread for that class video.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #18
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Ahh, now I see on my pc. The video wasn't popping up on my phone.
Looks like radical fun. A little more adrenaline rushing I imagine.
I (or someoene) needs to set this up in my area!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:18 PM   #19
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do you guys set up a transponder system to determine winner? is it won by first to cross the finish line after X number of laps, or most laps in the alotted time?
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:46 PM   #20
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land rush start..
5 laps or how ever long or short you want the race..
1st to cross finish wins..

if you roll over,you can flip yourself over,but if someone is directly behind you,you must place your rig behind them..

example...im flipped over and shane and ross are right behind me going thru a bottleneck obstacle..id have to repo behind ross.

if your vehicle goes out of bounds you must re-enter where you went out.
out of bounds is all 4 wheels.

dont stand on track..if you have to cross it do so quickly



And above all else Have fun!
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