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Old 05-07-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Here we go again

I've learned a lot about the XR10 in the last year of competing around the country. My CDW XR10 has proven to be an extremely capable rig, but I believe that there is always room for improvement. After seeing the Secret Agent in action and following the several impressive builds here on RCC, I knew that I wanted to build one for myself.

This truck will most likely see quite a few different parts and setups, but here are some the parts that I will be starting with

Chassis
Y-Town Crawlers Secret Agent

Motors
Holmes Hobbies 13t Crawlmaster Pro

Shocks
Axial 61-90mm Aluminum shocks

ESC's
Castle Creations Sidewinder Micros

Steering
Futaba BLS 157HV
Vanquish Products Steering Knuckles
Castle Creations CC BEC

Tx/Rx
Futaba 4pks
Futaba 614FF


Since my build time is pretty limited these days, this will be much more of a "build" thread than a "built" thread. I will try to show some of what I've learned over the last year in building a dependable, lightweight rig. This build will feature some parts that may sacrifice strength for weight. I won't post anything here that I haven't fully tested, however if you view your rig as more of a sledgehammer than a scalpel, your results may vary
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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I'm looking forward to watching the bar get raised again. Good luck with your new build Jake.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:45 PM   #3
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First up is the front gearbox



Each gearshaft is drilled out with a 3/32" cobalt drill. 1g savings for each

I also drilled out each idler gear with a 1/8" carbide drill


2g savings each gear

I used the same 1/8" drill to open up the holes in the Final Gear(spool) for another 4g of savings.

Total savings from the front gearbox = 12g

I also drilled out the housing with a 5/32" drill and pressed in some 3mm inserts from Mcmaster-carr.


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Old 05-07-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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OH ya I"m ready!
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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Jeeze man, this is already starting to look good. I will be watching
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:17 PM   #6
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Looking forward to this build! Is there a goal weight in mind?
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
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Whelp brutha...this oughta be good. Take the top 2 skinny builders & drivers, their chassis designs, knowledge & skill...roll it all up in one rig & yer gonna have some SICK results. The majority of the West Coast RCC Familia is goin skinny so it'll be killer to see how rigs compare over the summer build season.

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Old 05-07-2012, 05:45 PM   #8
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:49 PM   #9
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Look forward to seeing where you go with the new chassis

How light can you go?
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:00 PM   #10
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Just another reason for me to get an Agent. Looks good so far.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #11
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I've been looking forward to this build! Great start so far man
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:10 PM   #12
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Sweet! Look forward to seeing in action at Nationals. Possibly another $1K challenge is in order
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:22 PM   #13
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Going to be a sweet build!!! So will it be under 3 pounds
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #14
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holy crap I kinda thought you were kidding about the agent build lol
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:49 PM   #15
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Subscribed, always great to see your build threads.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:52 PM   #16
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Glad to see this happening. Nice to see ya again at ECC

Later,
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:32 PM   #17
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if you view your rig as more of a sledgehammer than a scalpel, your results may vary


Always interested to see what you come up with for the build.

Those inserts from mcmaster carr, what are they called exactly, I have seen them before just cant remember, your first build or mark reels build possibly?
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:33 PM   #18
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Could you build two of them at the same time?

Can't wait to see it. When will it be alive? Club Picnic June 2nd?
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #19
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So I was just looking at a spool. What brand do you use? Where are the 4 holes you drilled out to 1/8th? Or did you drill 4 holes that were not originally there? 4 grams is pretty substantial for one gear


Drilling out the shafts.... interesting.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:34 PM   #20
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Looking forward to this one!!!!!
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