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Old 01-31-2018, 09:23 AM   #81
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Crawler Innovations acquired this official rc pull sled several years ago and now it's headed off to an RC museum. In this video you will learn what makes this rc pull sled unique and see it in action as it's pulled by different RC's from the C.I. collection.

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That is SERIOUSLY one Badass Rig!!!

Thank you for supplying us with GOOD foams, Tires and accessories to keep our Rigs nice and fine tuned!
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That is SERIOUSLY one Badass Rig!!!

Thank you for supplying us with GOOD foams, Tires and accessories to keep our Rigs nice and fine tuned!

Thank you for the kind words and likes. Crawler Innovations only exists because of our customer base. I am thankful everyday for all you that help make this possible.


The current state of Big Blue is that it is still together but after years of hard use, the axles are in need of rebuild. This truck was built so long ago that is uses Version 1 Vanquish Products Ar60 axle housings that use the small bearing on the inside of the case for the pinion shaft. Vanquish switched to larger bearings with V2 cases that have been available for several years now.

Big Blue weighs 10 pounds 8 ounces or 4.76KG, ready to run. All that weight, plus 16volts and brushless power tax the drive train to the limit. All four of the aluminum axles C's have been epoxied to the housing and a 3rd bolt drilled and tapped to hold them on. Even with that, the C's wobble loose. The axle pinions run on brass bushings instead of bearings to hold up to the torque and not explode. I'd like to rebuild the truck with updated axles and custom skins but between running CI and the numerous other projects, this truck sits.
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The time and desire have come. Let the rebuild begin;













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These Vaterra upgrade shocks for the Ascender were not up to the demands of this vehicle:




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I'll be recycling the front axle from Blue Torch for the front of this rebuild:



I'll be switching the front axle over to Dlux Fab brass steering knuckles and modifying these 8mm Kyosho Universals to fit the Incision locker:




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I made some progress on the rebuild, but not as much as I was hoping. It turns out that the axle from Blue Torch was V1 design AR60 from Vanquish Products and it has the 5x11mm pinion bearing instead of the 5x14mm I want for the rebuild. So I was only able to assemble one axle last night.


This pic easily explains the reason to upgrade to 8mm stub shafts:



Kyosho Universals on top, Incision locker, Axial Universals bottom;




Vanquish Products gray housing, Dlux Fab brass knuckles:



One semi complete front axle:
Vanquish Products gray AR60 aluminum housing, C Hubs, diff cover; Incision locker; Kyosho Universals; Axial HD Standard gear set (I'm going to try a slight over drive on this rebuild); Dlux Fab brass knuckles and hub adapters;


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Exciting Stuff!!!
That's quite a pile of Kit going in. I'm sure it's nice to be able to get those cool Parts! ;)
.... Those AXLE SHAFTS!! WOW! Is that what you'd call Bombproof? I suppose there's Hexes or SOMETHING to actually get Wheels on them? VERY impressed.
Looking forward to seeing what comes next!!
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Exciting Stuff!!!
That's quite a pile of Kit going in. I'm sure it's nice to be able to get those cool Parts! ;)
.... Those AXLE SHAFTS!! WOW! Is that what you'd call Bombproof? I suppose there's Hexes or SOMETHING to actually get Wheels on them? VERY impressed.
Looking forward to seeing what comes next!!

Thank you for the kind words. Yes, it is quite nice to be involved in this hobby on a level that allows me to acquire and build RC's with these quality parts. It is truly a childhood dream that has come true. I am grateful for the hard work I have invested into this hobby, grateful for the customers that have supported Crawler Innovations, and grateful for the opportunities leading forward.

The axles shafts are extremely stronger and much smoother in rotation while turning. I have not broken any 8mm shafts since switching over from the original Axial style. Anything mechanical will eventually wear out or weaken with age and use, so I prefer not to use cliché terms to describe parts. I'm just grateful Dlux Fab offers this level of parts.

As for hubs, Dlux Fab offers several widths of 8mm hubs, in stainless, aluminum, or delrin, with the VP SLW bolt pattern. The CI 6 Bolt Wheels easily attach to these, same with VP bead locks. I'm using the stainless hubs on "The Formula" build and Big Blue has a set that arrived this week.

Big Blue has been shelved for several months now. Other builds were more important to finish and they were. Several new parts arrived this week from Dlux Fab for this build and I will have updates soon.
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New parts to complete this rebuild;


8mm Front brass knuckles machined for weight slugs
Carbon Fiber uppers
Aluminum lowers





Dlux Fab cheezeburger transmission
SAF Gears
Titanium outputs
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