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Old 08-03-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default Brought it Home..DTX cliffclimber RTR

Its been sitting at the shop for about a week so I finally decided to go get it... Heres a couple pics before I start tearing into it, hasnt even had a pack into it yet (on the charger).

Dual 380 motors
stock esc
dual lipo 2s (4s total)
stock servo (until I can pop the hs645mg in)



As you can see the electronics have to be moved.

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Old 08-03-2008, 04:14 PM   #2
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Cool, hope mine arrives soon!
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:24 PM   #3
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Bug Body looks like a good fit... all the body/wheel lines match up to the stock body.

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How about a shot next to a 2.2?
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:58 PM   #5
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Right 16" wb super
Left 12.5" 2.2 comp truck
Middle DTX

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Cool, it's a bit larger than I had pictured.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:35 PM   #7
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Im VERY Dissapointed with the truck... Clod stall is horrible, front axle is either broken or has an open diff, wheel speed is stupidly fast.... Video of first 1min of "driving" the truck uploading now

Edit: heres the vid
http://www.hobbyzip.com/videos/404/d...f-climber.html

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Old 08-03-2008, 06:05 PM   #8
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:-(, that looked really terrible, so much for the anticipation of mine coming in.
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that is really bad.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:24 PM   #10
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Not impressed at all. :-(
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Is that w/ the stock (2) 6 cell batteries?

The front axle is definitely either open or there is an issue w/ it?
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I like the body anyways. is it comp leagal? whats the length?
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:38 PM   #13
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slap in a dig and when it stalls when you dont want it just hit the dig.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:59 PM   #14
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Alright that sucked... I'd like to know about that front axle.. Locked or open... If it's open.. Lock it up and shot another Video. The Stall is coming from the Weak motors with not enough gearing and Voltage. Try Gearing down and volting up if you can. Maybe they will come out with some Higher turn 380 motors for these. What turn are they stock?
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:09 AM   #15
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That looks poo - a real lame effort crawler - shouldn't have bothered designing it. If you want a smaller crawler anyone, go with the Losi, they know what they are doing.
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Dont know the turn on the motors but according to JRH they are 1000kv units

The batteries were stock AE rc18 packs, they were all I had charged at the time. Im going to blame battery power for the stall for now but, it was horrible really made me think I wasted my money.

I might try pulling the front axle apart tonight but, I only got about 45min sleep last night so we will see how I feel when I get home.

Didnt measure the body, to me its kind of homely, Ill be replacing it asap.

The video was the first run with the truck ever, took it out of the box and back to my little rock garden... Im hoping there is some setup I can do to work on it.... I had such high hopes for this truck out of the box, hopefully mine is a defective first run unit and other wont have the same problems, Ill be getting a losi in a couple weeks so I am crossing my fingers on it.
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I might get myself a Losi too, just for fun with the baby when I'm playing with mine, and to keep him from wanting to drive mine off cliff-faces ;)
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Its not possible to have an open "diff" in the truck. The gears are all solid. Check to make sure the front motor leads didn't come un plugged. There is definately something wrong there.
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Comeon guys don't send it down the river yet! He said it was the 1st minute running the thing. Have none of your ever had an RC that did not perform flawlessly the first time you ran it before? I look forward to a new video showing a better performance, I don't believe the first vid represents the truck.
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Its not possible to have an open "diff" in the truck. The gears are all solid. Check to make sure the front motor leads didn't come un plugged. There is definately something wrong there.

Didnt think it was possible but, when it gets in a bind (or any kind of climb) that front right tire spins like mad and the left just stops. When I hold it I can spin the left front just like an open diff.... realy not happy to have broken parts straight out of the box. That rear motor stalling out on climbs really was ticking me off. I tried driving the truck for about 30 secs after the video shut off, I got pretty ticked at it pretty fast. I did however manage to keep myself from throwing it across the yard....

Hey Jdawg53... any word on lower turn motors???
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