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Old 07-14-2007, 10:45 PM   #41
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That was the link that I posted...Jason changed it to the same article but on the RCC server.

I'll put the orginal link in the first post.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:58 PM   #42
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If anyone has any questions please let me know. I tried to be clear about the build up so if you have a question send me a private message. I will be more than happy to help.

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Old 07-16-2007, 11:26 PM   #43
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hello All: thank you guys for the great write up got my wheely king and having fun building it this is my first crawler project and really think that it is a very nice approach to for newbs like myself again thanks and cant wait for the future stages 2,3 etc.......
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:45 PM   #44
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when is stg 2 going to be up?
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:46 PM   #45
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yeah, stage 2, I'm dyin' here!
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:07 AM   #46
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I just went and got a WK while I was home on leave for my mid tour from South Korea. This was to replace the 2 Nylint 1/6 scale crawlers my son and I had, since he blew up both of them finaly after a year or so. I must say thank you for a nice write up on a low dollar conversion. I only had a couple of inputs.
1) The driveline parts 82008 and 82009. The instructions say nothing about getting these parts to fit other than cutting the length shorter.
I ended up taking a dremel to them just to get them to fit for the moment so we could play. I will swap out the yokes with the stock ones when I get back home at christmas
2) The 3mm steering rod was no where close to being long enough to work. I ended up finding a piece of 3mm all thread and making my own.

Thank you!
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:53 PM   #47
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yes we fixed the drive line pict. and instuction. the steering rod we forgot to put that in I will get that up asap thanks for letting me know.

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Old 07-30-2007, 10:16 AM   #48
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I just finished "phase 1+" on my new WK. AWESOME! I ended up ditching the steering linkage and went for an axle mount for the servo and made a battery tray for the front end to replace where the servo used to be. Much nicer. Even with 3 wheel drive (broken front axle) it still out climbed my stock WK! New axles coming soon, can't wait to see how it REALLY performs.

I had to cut the all-thread for the links 4mm shorter than the instructions said. I guess my rods ends were shorter than the ones HPI used...

can't wait to see what phase 2 will bring.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:29 PM   #49
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No big deal, but the hpiracing conversion page says the parts should cost about $65.20. When I add up the list, using the specified quantities, I get $85.69. It cost me about $130 for the parts, including shipping from multiple sources. In any case, I think the $65.20 is a little optimistic.
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thats cool... I wonder when they are going to come out with stage 2?
Edit did they leave it 50/50 or did they make it 60/40?
If you want the vid and the bottom of the write-up......it can be clearly determined 50/50 or 60/40 at the very beginning of clip.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:00 PM   #51
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EXCELLENT Article. Just EXCELLENT. I built up the stage one kit just as the page suggests and was very happy with the results. My only problem is I couldn't stop. I've gone on to flip the chassis and mount the servo on the axle.

I'm also waiting for stage II.
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Old 08-12-2007, 03:19 PM   #52
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i am new to the wheelie king. Where can i find a good tube chassie i like the jeep style
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:38 PM   #53
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Try to use the SEARCH
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:05 PM   #54
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i notice the 20 min of run times, would the gearing for powere give more power?


i really like this right up. this is proabably going to be my crawler.

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Old 08-19-2007, 09:03 AM   #55
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The Article helped me a lot too, Mine's done all except for links.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:38 AM   #56
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I was in the process of my WK stage one build and ran into a problem. My LHS can't get the DS's anymore(E-Savage). So, now I've gots to figure out something else. Any suggestions? Chris
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:20 PM   #57
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long traxxas shafts (maxx)
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:02 PM   #58
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i did my build alittle over a week ago,and love it! first crawler and i love it. allready started building a scale truck. THANKS!!
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:40 PM   #59
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Great article, I have bulit my WK but still need to do a few things that are in Phase I.

Do we have a date on Phase II. It would be good to see what I could do all at once.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:29 PM   #60
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this is great to see hpi supporting our part of this hobby like this.
shows you guys are doing your homework, keep it up.
i saw some people questioning the motor and gearing choice we have a local here running pretty much the same set up with gearing and stock motor speed control. (he even had the stock tires for a little while) he had no problems from it at all. he has upgraded it now but it got him out there..
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