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Old 11-26-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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I have a average joe scx10 honcho and I want to turn it in to a formula offroader, I was looking at the RCP crawlers wrekluse chassis and I though that looked pretty nice if anyone has any ideas how to start building one out of a honcho please let me know,
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:05 AM   #2
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I have a average joe scx10 honcho and I want to turn it in to a formula offroader, I was looking at the RCP crawlers wrekluse chassis and I though that looked pretty nice if anyone has any ideas how to start building one out of a honcho please let me know,
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Have u seen benders? it has paddles and a jeep body AND IS SICK Formula Offroad SCX10 in HD - YouTube
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:11 AM   #3
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I followed bender in some aspects. The SCX10 is a great platform for a Foff. Especially if you are leaning towards a scaler appearence type build.

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Old 11-26-2011, 01:13 AM   #4
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I followed bender in some aspects. The SCX10 is a great platform for a Foff. Especially if you are leaning towards a scaler appearence type build.

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Old 11-26-2011, 01:22 AM   #5
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Thats A masterpiece Follow this exactly and you will have success
Very kind words. I really appreciate it. After the research I have done. Seems it is the ideal build for what I am looking to get out of it. Balls to the wall fun .
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:31 AM   #6
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Very kind words. I really appreciate it. After the research I have done. Seems it is the ideal build for what I am looking to get out of it. Balls to the wall fun .
I did a similiar build this past summer sold it and am kickin myself it had a tamiya cr01 chassis 4'losi comp shocks, the vxl3s system wheel spacer kit, boggers and lots of fun check it out its the fj40 in the water see it here 2:30 in the clip :Axial Scale Teaser "Lost In Lincoln Hills"pt1 - YouTube
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:47 PM   #7
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Search around in this section I think at least half the builds are based on your current set up. This is is the simplest format, Its basic bolt on parts, shorter shocks, some paddles, and a fast motor/speed control nothing to it. Or if you have the ability and desire build your own chassis and components, There's no right or wrong.
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Technically all you'd have to do is mount up a set of sand paddles and a fast motor and bam, FOFF. If you want it to perform better though there's a lot more you can do from that point.
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ok thankyou for your help i am going to throw a mamba max 5700 in it with paddles, and i was wondering if i should run paddles all around or something different in the front
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:24 PM   #10
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ok thankyou for your help i am going to throw a mamba max 5700 in it with paddles, and i was wondering if i should run paddles all around or something different in the front
I would all The Way Around, im thinking of sipping some boggers
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ok thankyou for your help i am going to throw a mamba max 5700 in it with paddles, and i was wondering if i should run paddles all around or something different in the front
Paddles all around is your best bet if you're climbing a loose surface ie. sand. Panthers are my favorite.
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how should i start building a formula offroad?
Same question, accept starting with a clean slate.

What aproach would you guys take for a scale version?

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Same question, accept starting with a clean slate.

What aproach would you guys take for a scale version?

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scx10, traxxas vxl3s esc & motor scale jeep body and paddles Or build your own tube chassis and skin it with a jeep style body, and paddle it with a bad ass motor and shorter shocks
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After watching the videos on youtube I wanna build an foff car now too!
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scx10, traxxas vxl3s esc & motor scale jeep body and paddles Or build your own tube chassis and skin it with a jeep style body, and paddle it with a bad ass motor and shorter shocks
Thanks man, I appreciate it

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After watching the videos on youtube I wanna build an foff car now too!

Thats what I'm talkin about, hah.
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You'll need to beef up the drive train to handle the brushless motor power. A slipper clutch will help... although I haven't installed mine yet
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What exactly is the difference between a crawler and FOFF?
Can any crawler be converted? If so, what are the ideal parts to be swapped?

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For the smaller shocks would you put the GTR 1/16 E-REVO ones on it
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For the smaller shocks would you put the GTR 1/16 E-REVO ones on it

I am running the GTR 1/10 E-Revo ones. Perfect size for this set up. Pssst, don't forget to get softer springs. Look to the Jato.

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Old 12-20-2011, 11:21 AM   #20
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Formula Offroad : paddles, lots of power. As you drive you will find the improvements you want. There is more than one way to build it. Let it evolve (?)

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