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spoo76 12-21-2017 04:43 PM

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Yea they claim 1/18 body and 1/24 axles for some reason. Even though they look a bit large even for 1/18

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Brake Weight 12-21-2017 04:50 PM

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I suspect its to tuck the wheels underneath.

spoo76 12-21-2017 06:45 PM

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I suspect its to tuck the wheels underneath.

That's not what I meant. I meant nothing about the axle looks 1/24. I think it's just listed that way because they aren't suitable at all for typical 1/18 RC based on 1.55's. they are better suited for a true 1/18 or 1/20 which isn't very popular so they just called it 1/24 because it's the most popular that's close in size. IMO the ghekko24 is where a 1/24 axle should be at.

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spoo76 12-21-2017 06:49 PM

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I got this in my notes.
Yota II/Gelande II - 1/18
-92.2mm/3.6"

Yea that would need an extra 30mm. Not ideal.
Btw did you ever mount those Scramblers on the WL?

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Brake Weight 12-21-2017 07:16 PM

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Yea that would need an extra 30mm. Not ideal.
Btw did you ever mount those Scramblers on the WL?

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Yes but Iíve since broken a driveshaft horsing around with a bigger motor. I have the GAZ one coming and this one coming. After seeing the 4 link on this one I will just move this drivetrain to the B1, leave the GAZ be for now, and find some mini axles and a tranny for this one. If itíll work that way. I had swung by my LHS looking for Losi mini balls and cups but they didnít have any. I did figure out that the Dromida balls and cups are basically the same just not sold without a shock tower or something another. So when I see how the 4 link mounts, Iíll duplicate it or at least improve on it when swapping it over.

Sounds involved but should be a good lazy afternoon worth of work if Iíve got all the parts handy.

spoo76 12-21-2017 07:37 PM

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If you're able to do some fabrication I'd say go with Sumo crawler axles extended. This will give you the width you want, a nice small scaleish pumpkin, and you could even have a front offset pumpkin.the sumo axles are pretty damn stout too

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Brake Weight 12-21-2017 11:23 PM

Wpl c14
 
Iíve got an HBX clone of the sumo drivetrain Iíve been looking at swapping the tranny into one of these with. Those axles are a 2 in to 1 out roughly whereas the WPL axles are 7 in to 3 out (2.3:1). Itíd slow it down some. I have another China crawler that has a worm gear drivetrain and theyíre about 11.5:1. But thatíd be too slow.

Iíll look into the Redcat axle extension when I get some time. According to HorizonHobby the ECX 1/18 Temper is 170mm with the wheels on. The Redcat E16 is 133mm hex to hex and itís supposed to be compatible with the ECX. The ECX axles arenít to be found solo on the fleaBay though. And the E16 is a rear steer setup so itíd need lock outs and shafts to eliminate that. It just keeps circling back around in my head which way to go. Ima put these on hold until I can get this new 4 linked one and see if I wanna keep these chinsy axles. Then thereís the 5mm hex issue vs 7mm with a mini or micro axle. 1Ē or 1.55/1.7Ē wheels. Then the tire sizes to keep it somewhat scale. If only it was a little bigger or a little smaller......

MGCrawler 12-22-2017 05:26 AM

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There’s a 1/18 Wraith clone out there that I’m waiting for parts to possibly be released on that may be more scale. But the 1ton axles would be a fun looking rig, too.

I picked up one of the wraith clones and they are well worth the money. Parts would be nice though, thinking about buying a second to do a 4ws setup.

Will have one of them yota's soon also..

Jim85IROC 12-22-2017 07:53 AM

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Where are these 1/18 Wraith clones of which you speak?

Brake Weight 12-22-2017 08:41 AM

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Where are these 1/18 Wraith clones of which you speak?



https://www.banggood.com/PRC-118-2_4...p-1196355.html

spoo76 12-22-2017 08:43 AM

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There's a few videos of these on YouTube

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Jim85IROC 12-22-2017 09:58 AM

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Thanks, now I remember them. I watched a couple reviews and decided at the time that they weren't worth the cash and quickly forgot about them.

BlackVenom 12-22-2017 06:01 PM

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"Product size (L x W x H): 31.00 x 14.10 x 14.00 cm / 12.2 x 5.55 x 5.51 inches"
-Gearbest


If they could've released this a month ago..... yeesh. I think I'll wait for a sale or when these other two projects are done. These look like awesome project cars - they may be cheap, but it'll take a lot of fab or $ to get them up to par.

seedburns 12-27-2017 11:57 AM

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Ok i orded the red kit version.Can someone tell me if this is a complete kit or do i need to get anything else to get it up and running.Just wanting to make sure i have everything i need when it gets here.Thanks

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Brake Weight 12-30-2017 02:38 AM

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Ok i orded the red kit version.Can someone tell me if this is a complete kit or do i need to get anything else to get it up and running.Just wanting to make sure i have everything i need when it gets here.Thanks

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I believe the kit only comes with a servo and motor. You'll need a cheap 10a ESC and your Tx/Rx of choice then should be in business. From what I've heard on other sites is there is plenty of room under the hood for all that and a decent sized battery. We'll see in a few weeks.

seedburns 01-04-2018 10:45 AM

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A few pics from the webhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...abdd2489f5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...44bc74d2b9.jpg

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seedburns 01-04-2018 11:38 AM

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Few morehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...312664447a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7b8def83c0.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d2242596c2.jpg

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TooOldForThis 01-04-2018 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Brake Weight (Post 5781289)
I believe the kit only comes with a servo and motor. You'll need a cheap 10a ESC and your Tx/Rx of choice then should be in business. From what I've heard on other sites is there is plenty of room under the hood for all that and a decent sized battery. We'll see in a few weeks.

If this is the case, I will be interested to see which ESC/battery people are choosing.

Blind 01-04-2018 12:33 PM

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Just ordered a red RTR one from gearbest with code rc18off for $31 or so out the door shipped to california.

Worst case, I've got a spare tiny esc and extra rx for my normal tx if the rtr stuff is junk, but it was only $2 more for rtr from them.

TooOldForThis 01-04-2018 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Blind (Post 5783410)
Just ordered a red RTR one from gearbest with code rc18off for $31 or so out the door shipped to california.

Worst case, I've got a spare tiny esc and extra rx for my normal tx if the rtr stuff is junk, but it was only $2 more for rtr from them.

I've heard the kit comes with a better servo. This is second-hand information though, so who knows. I went with the kit just to save the lousy $2. :mrgreen:

I love how we're all buying them up without knowing any details (myself included). It makes it even more exciting to see what shows up because right now I honestly don't know what I just bought. :lmao:


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