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Old 03-12-2015, 11:47 PM   #1
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Heres my 1/5th comp style crawler it started out a maxstone 1/5th crawler, this is what i have so far.
8.5" rock locks on proline 40 series wheels
2x holmes hobby motors
2x hitec 7980th servos
Cc bec pro & sidewinder micro speed control
9t pinions
Aluminum gears, hubs, knuckles, rear gear case, & upper link mount
Bent links
Punk dig
Flysky gt3c w/hack
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:28 PM   #2
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Wraith looks like a Matchbox next to it, the rims are as big as the whole wheel/tire of the wraith, lol, that thing is huge!
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:33 AM   #3
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Wraith looks like a Matchbox next to it, the rims are as big as the whole wheel/tire of the wraith, lol, that thing is huge!
I hear ya... my wife thought i was crazy cause i drove around one day just to look for a spot with bigger rocks. Now she thinks im completely nuts cause i couldent find a good spot and am now thinking about buying some
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:25 PM   #4
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Got a friend that's a landscaper?, I have a buddy that is, and when I need more rock or debris for my crawl pile, I let him know, and when he gets a job and has leftover rock or construction debris, he drops it off.
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Old 03-15-2015, 12:13 AM   #5
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No lanscaper buddies, ive exhausted my resources looking for rocks. I cant find any place to crawl around me. Im pretty sure ill be buying at least a few tons of rocks this summer and building a crawler course in my back yard. Its 35 miles to my closet crawl spot so if i can save in gas it may be worth it.
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I don't remember which thread it was, might search for "back yard rock courses", or something like that, some one had mentioned to check Craigslist, because people put up adds to remove rocks from their property at no charge. The other option you could try is go to a construction site where they are breaking and leveling the ground. They have usually turned up the ground enough to expose decent sized rocks. When I had my pick-up, I'd go on the weekends, usually on a Sunday, when no one is around to pick through the site. I found enough 8-10 inch rocks to make a nice rock garden for my wife.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:26 PM   #7
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im going to need some bigger rocks. this crawler crawls right up my 25" dog kennel and it has straight sides and 90* corners. ive already been to a place that sells them. the size i need weighs between 70 and 100 lbs per rock and cost $149 a ton with a $65 delivery fee. so for $515 i can get 3 tons and that should be a good start. i would go around looking for them but even if i find them loading them may be a problem, not to mention i would use up most of my summer. buying them is going to be my easiest way to get it done quick.
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so the maxtone 1/5th crawler is a decent machine? i am thinking of getting one and leaving it stock as this would be my first crawler and i have no clue how to upgrade it. i would probably want more speed...???
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This one looks heavily upgraded. I read that will be the case. I think I read some specs on it. The same servo is used in smaller scale rig. Main problem I see is the OP ran out of obstacles.
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so the maxtone 1/5th crawler is a decent machine? i am thinking of getting one and leaving it stock as this would be my first crawler and i have no clue how to upgrade it. i would probably want more speed...???
for the money you would spend getting this crawler and modding it, you could build a stronger better crawler. but it would be alot smaller. i only decided to do this monster build because i live very close to a 1:1 crawler course and my 2.2 pro was not big enough to make it over the rocks there. i have yet to try it but i think this thing will make it.
to answer your question though "NO" this crawler has alot of drawbacks the major ones ive noticed are. 1. there isnt much aftermarket support 2. i cant find cv axle shafts any where so its dog bones for life 3. even if you could find cv shafts you would still need to fab up some C's and knuckles to make use of them because the stock ones wont do it 4. it comes with 23mm hexes and all the wheels with a 23mm hex are discontinued 5. the stock wheels crack very easy forcing you to source wheels 6. the stock gears and case are all plastic. you can get AL gears but not steel. 7. stock servo sucks 8. need i go on???
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This one looks heavily upgraded. I read that will be the case. I think I read some specs on it. The same servo is used in smaller scale rig. Main problem I see is the OP ran out of obstacles.
yes, it is very hard to find things big enough to put this thing through its paces. i may have gone over board with this build. if not for the 1:1 crawler course next to my house i dont think i would have any place to use it.
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thats one sweet maxstone any problem snaping axle shafts i keep breaking mine i noticed that the yeti xl axles are almost the same with a little modding i think they can be made to work i havent looked at the front cvs yet but i will when i upgrade my yeti xl axle shafts
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