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Thread: Harley0706's "Goferit" WK Tuber Build

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Old 05-25-2007, 12:21 PM   #61
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That is really cool i wish i knew how to do the tubing in solidworks. i have tried and fail lol!
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Old 05-25-2007, 12:50 PM   #62
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lets see a vid!!!

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Old 05-25-2007, 12:52 PM   #63
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I can show you the tires moving and the tranny shafts spinning, but with the invisible driveshafts it doesn't transfer the rotational movement to the tires very well.
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:26 PM   #64
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The model will be complete later, but this will be the type of deal I am going to make for it.

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how hard would it be to make that a virtual crawler with links on, motot wheeels/tires.... coming along realy well when are the link mounts commingto tcs?
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:07 PM   #66
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Not really sure what you mean by a "virtual crawler", I do plan on completing the computer model (make it like the actuall crawler) if that is what you mean. It is fully animated when it is done, but only in my program.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:02 PM   #67
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Harley wow i love your crawler it looks realy good would you be able to post a link to your servo template the link doesnt work for me and i would realy like to use your template

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Not really sure what you mean by a "virtual crawler", I do plan on completing the computer model (make it like the actuall crawler) if that is what you mean. It is fully animated when it is done, but only in my program.
thats exactly what i mean
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:16 AM   #69
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There is the servo template. The link works for me, make sure to download the version that has the larger file size. The other one needs to be removed, it is at the wrong scale.

http://www.projecttwin.com/files/WKtemplates/
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:03 PM   #70
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Harley!!! Really nice info on your build. The design is "I want one"...I really like that the drive shafts are protected & out of the way (something less to worry about). The lock outs that Jeff made on mine are just too simple.....Like to see a video...........
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:54 PM   #71
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After working on this rig I think I am going to pick up one of these chassis.
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:08 PM   #72
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Dude they're 5/16" links
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Custom 1/4" Delrin links, with heavy duty Revo style rod ends and Rear steer lock outs.

This stuff makes this rig! The delrin links are absolutely killer! There is no way you are going to bend these things, NO WAY! I have mine set up right at 12.5" WB. All I did is give Jeff the lengths I wanted and BAM, DONE!







Then Jeff whipped me up these steering lock outs. These things clean up the rear of the axle perfectly. The steering knuckles were then trimmed to keep it as clean as possible.



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Old 05-27-2007, 08:53 PM   #73
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Project "Goferit"

As in "go for it" and Cole82's Gopher Frame

Well my WK build is getting kicked off finely!

I was going to do a BMVii inspired torsion build with the axles..................nah I can think of something better.

So I thought I would build a tube frame.........................Well I remembered a super simple design that I really liked. I remember Cole82 built it, so I looked his profile up and saw that he was now a vendor. Turns out he just started producing these frames! Perfect! I cruised around his site for a minute and took a close look at his frame that he now calls The Gopher. So I e-mailed him and had one ordered within 20 mins.

He sent me some teaser pics today, and said it would go out Monday.





It will be a full droop setup. This will be my first attempt at this type of suspension setup.

I am going to run a 12.5" WB using delrin links, built by Jeff at JWCustomwurks

The link mounts will be my new ones that will also soon be available through The Crawler Store's new website. Here is the "Press Release" for them.








I am going to be running an RC4WD R2 transmission.
Power will come from another brushless setup like I have in my TLT BMVii build, available again through The Crawler Store, along with the Mamba 25 controller.

**edit** Motor plans were changed to try something new, and to match the color scheme **edit**




The shocks are Hot Bodies blue aluminum model used on the T Maxx.




The wheel and tire package will be coming in the form of matte black Axial Beadlocks, blue Axial Rock Rings, and 2.2 Proline Moabs.


I all the important parts in hand on in the mail, this should be up and running by the end of the week.

Well what do you all think?
WOW NICE SET UP FOR THAT WK WELL GOOD LUCK ON THE BUILD
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:18 PM   #74
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Looks real nice! Those rock rings are electric

How much does the axle being clocked that much play on the steering?

And just for reference...and people that would be searching for those rod ends on your links...they are actually Jato ends. The Revo's are shorter in length.

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How much does the axle being clocked that much play on the steering?
None...that is one of the things that is cool about the wk the axles come clocked so even with the diff clocked up the caster is set at zero.
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None...that is one of the things that is cool about the wk the axles come clocked so even with the diff clocked up the caster is set at zero.
That was really my concern. I know there's room to fiddle with it, but it looked like his were clocked up ALOT and wondered if the knuckles were pushed far enough forward to hinder the steering.

BTW....do ya think your ever going to get that keg pack back from Branden?
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Looks real nice! Those rock rings are electric

How much does the axle being clocked that much play on the steering?

And just for reference...and people that would be searching for those rod ends on your links...they are actually Jato ends. The Revo's are shorter in length.
Sorry I usually use revo ends for the upper links and jato for the lower. Good catch

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Old 05-28-2007, 12:49 AM   #78
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Thanks for all the comments guys.

Yeah I fogot that Jeff told me he usually uses different rod ends on the top links, I guess he did give me a little neighborly upgrade on that one. Nice catch though, thanks.

My front steering arms are roughly parralell to the ground and the rear doesn't matter at all (obviously).

PRetty much all that is left is to hook me up some drive shafts, and mount my electronics. I am not sure on what the time frame is for the paint work, I don't like to rush painters. I still need to figure out my window nets also.

I have been crazy busy getting ready for my wedding this next weekend. Don't know how much I will get done this week. It will be a short week for me, I go back to KC tomorrow night and then come back to Omaha thursday night. So only a couple nights for building. I better make them count, because I will be on my honeymoon for a week after that.

Well off to bed.

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Old 05-28-2007, 01:55 AM   #79
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So only a couple nights for building. I better make them count, because I will be on my honeymoon for a week after that.

Well off to bed.
Damn honeymoons getting in the way of building and crawling:-x !!











Seriously though, build is looking good, and congrats on the marriage !!
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:50 PM   #80
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I have been crazy busy getting ready for my wedding this next weekend.
Aww, that's too bad...sorry about that...hope it all works out for ya :-P
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