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Old 01-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #21
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I like it square. with the hood would reach over the front more, like just up to the servo and... maybe even add a mount for a pair of bucket lights under where the grill would in theory go. Just to tie it all together like the full sized wraith.


edit: looking more at the images though, you would need to stretch the center forward more too. The whole chassis looks a little too far back minus the area around the transmission mounts. it may not need to stretch over the servo. but maybe if you offset it forward a little more.
Just my personal taste however. dont want to waste your time doing a render if other people disagree! D:

extra edit: what does it look like with a droop setup? I bet it would be cool low and ground hugging.

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:15 PM   #22
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Been thinking about the comments. If I made the changes then it's no longer a Wraith tribute, but something else. I've tried to duplicate the look and feel with only pictures to go by. >.< I've posted a side by side. ;)

I've corrected the height problem and it's sitting closer to real life. It will actually sit a little lower as the springs compress. It's semi-drop.

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:09 PM   #23
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:34 PM   #24
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thats saaaaWEET!

can it hold a big block?
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #25
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I'd buy one as is as soon as they are available.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:42 AM   #26
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Man I can't wait for this! We all need to send angry letters to objet telling them to hurry up and deliver the printer!:p
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:06 PM   #27
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I like this a LOT more than the other offering. When you said you were going to do a tribute to the Wraith, I was a bit disappointing that it wasn't going to be an original design. Now I am a completely looking forward to seeing some builds, and possibly doing one myself. IT LOOKS GREAT!
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:43 PM   #28
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Thanks for all the comments.

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thats saaaaWEET!

can it hold a big block?
It should, there is a lot of room around the engine.


I lowered the suspension to what it will be in real life. The spring length was set to the unloaded length. We aren't doing simulations, so I had to set them manually. Now it is setting at semi-droop as it would with the mini-t front shock springs on losi stock shocks. Here is a more accurate look of how it sits. It was easy once my buddy showed me how.

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:16 PM   #29
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Oh lawd!

Please tell them to get their ass in gear and get your 3d printer to you like last week!
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:32 PM   #30
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Playing with the rendering a bit. Next I'm going full droop. hehe



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Old 01-21-2013, 05:42 PM   #31
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bythe time these come out ima be dead. :[
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:26 PM   #32
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bythe time these come out ima be dead. :[
Haha You'll be alright...

Here is a render of it in full droop. There is enough room in the front of the hood for headlights. We can probably do more in the rear if the battery is inside and not on the rear axle.

I'm not sure why it is hovering, I'll figure it out. Haha


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Old 01-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #33
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Two questions:
1) what is the wheel base you are displaying? Stock Trekker?

2) Is it hard to stretch the wheel base and show a pic just for fun? I would really like to see it stretched out a little
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:07 PM   #34
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Two questions:
1) what is the wheel base you are displaying? Stock Trekker?

2) Is it hard to stretch the wheel base and show a pic just for fun? I would really like to see it stretched out a little
She is clocking in at 4.81" wheelbase. Not sure what the stock trekker is.

I will find out how hard it is to lengthen the links soon, it's the next step.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:09 PM   #35
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Got it back on the ground. haha

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:59 AM   #36
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Here are some more renders at full droop. I figured out how to turn the front wheels.



The next image illustrates the clearance above the servo.



Here is the rear. You can put a battery on the rear axle, but no way for a rear bumper. If the battery is inside the cage we should be able to replicate the same rear setup as it's bigger cousin.

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:30 PM   #37
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Here is a render of the chassis with body panel mounting tabs. Let me know what you think!

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #38
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I wish I could build something that beautiful out of my coat hangers. It truely is art.

I REALLY want to be one of the first for this chassis...is there a way i can convince you to make it happen???

I have motors you know...hint hint hint
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:44 AM   #39
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I wish I could build something that beautiful out of my coat hangers. It truely is art.

I REALLY want to be one of the first for this chassis...is there a way i can convince you to make it happen???

I have motors you know...hint hint hint
I have beer.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:29 AM   #40
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I wish I could build something that beautiful out of my coat hangers. It truely is art.

I REALLY want to be one of the first for this chassis...is there a way i can convince you to make it happen???

I have motors you know...hint hint hint
You will get no.1 my friend. Your work has inspired me in so many ways.

BTW... A semi is coming here tomorrow!

Here are a few more renders from last night.







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