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Old 04-03-2009, 05:41 PM   #41
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ok thanks i think i can come up with a print on my own (after all i am a machinist lol) i was just curious what to do with the electroncs. thaks much and i can't wait to extend my cc and crawl it. that is as soon as i get my batteries in.

I just split the frame between the 2 lower link mounts and added 2.5 inches. I cut the middle out between the two end pieces where the battery sits in stock form.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:06 PM   #42
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thanks i've got it all figured out and i have mastercam open and everything apart ready to measure, draw, and program the new chassis. cant wait to wheel it.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:11 PM   #43
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ok they are all drawn up and programed but i have to wait till monday at school to make them then monday night i will put it all together
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:52 AM   #44
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let me know how it turns out. it will make a big difference in crawling.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:19 PM   #45
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well i ended up changing my mind and was going to make my own links to extend the wheel base but then im back to the decision on making the chassis so after class here im going to run the chassis sides and tray for the electronics and i will have it all together tonight. just witing for my batteries to come into the shop that i ordered but ill let you know tonight how it works out.
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well i ended up changing my mind and was going to make my own links to extend the wheel base but then im back to the decision on making the chassis so after class here im going to run the chassis sides and tray for the electronics and i will have it all together tonight. just witing for my batteries to come into the shop that i ordered but ill let you know tonight how it works out.
post up some pic's if possible. i really like the extended chassis.
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:19 PM   #47
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flexj I have been working on extending my chassis too. I have not got a program made for it yet just pulling measurments. Post some pics id like to see what you've come up with.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:30 PM   #48
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Ya, I'd like to see what people come up with. I probably should have added another 1/2 inch to mine. I thought I would end up with the other half inch when I made new links but I did'nt. Adding length to the links was just raising the chassis. The wheelbase is right at 12 inches. It still crawls great. Now if I just had good motors.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:14 PM   #49
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yea ill have pics up by this weekend just got it all together and picked up the batteries tonight so ill wheel it this weekend and get a few pics and post them.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:58 AM   #50
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Well I dug it out of the closet the other day, I think I will finally install the banebot motors I bought almost a year ago. I bought my son and daughter each a CC for christmas, so now I am back to wanting to play with mine. Have'nt had it out for about a year now got to busy.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:29 AM   #51
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Check my pic thread to see how low I am stock... have you considered running droop? WAY big difference on the rocks. I wish that I had the capabilities to do that, or at least was back home where I could even have it done... I may stay with the stock chassis though... I've been learning a lot by experimenting with it, and only need to lengthen the links so I get to 12-12.5 inches...
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:39 AM   #52
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I have looked at running droop a little, but I don't really know enough about it or really understand the concept. Mine does really well on the rocks the way it is, but I am always up for something better. I just bought a used one for my son and the links are longer to increase wheel base, but it also sits higher, which is where droop might be useful. I wanted to do something to the frame to be different than all the others and it seamed to me to be the right way to extend the wheelbase. Thanks for the feedback. I hope to have some time to get it running again soon.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:50 PM   #53
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Pretty much, a droop setup starts with the shocks in a compressed state, you can go full droop with the shocks fully compressed, or anywhere in between fully compressed to fully extended. The benefits are the truck sits lower for a much lower COG, and the axles follow the terrain a bit better. I think about a 75-80% droop should work the best, as it'll allow some compression dampening, but it'll also keep you lower and follow terrain without bouncing you over.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:50 PM   #54
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WOW, Got the banebots in and wired finally its been almost a year since I've had it running. The banebots with a mamba max seam to do the job .Need to get on some rocks to really test it. My rock course is covered with snow right now, can't wait to see what it does.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:49 PM   #55
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Well there was a little bit of the rocks showing threw the snow so I took it out today. With the banebots there is good wheel speed, but it is very jumpy. I think they have to much torq, you can't ease into it. Every time I tried to ease into it it jumps forward. I think i will go back to stock motors with the mamba max and see how that is.
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