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Old 09-06-2020, 07:32 PM   #1
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Thatís what itís called. This is the starting spot for my next build. Scale rollback/ recovery rig.
Should be arriving soon from RPP.
Iím going to stock up on sheets of styrene for this.




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Old 09-06-2020, 07:39 PM   #2
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Old 09-07-2020, 12:25 AM   #3
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Nice, can't wait.

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Old 09-07-2020, 03:33 PM   #4
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Thatís what itís called. This is the starting spot for my next build. Scale rollback/ recovery rig.
Should be arriving soon from RPP.
Iím going to stock up on sheets of styrene for this.




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Following. This is going to be amazing! Canít wait to see it!


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Old 09-07-2020, 06:30 PM   #5
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Cool! Going to follow this one. I was just looking at this Aussie truck yesterday.

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Old 09-07-2020, 07:19 PM   #6
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First issue I will need to address is the lack of shocks. Very few of these have been built, I think this is the first batch available to the public. I got a note from RPP, ordered one. And now they show OS.
Reason I bought this from RPP, not direct was shipping was $165.00, no not $16.50!
RPP on the other hand wasnít the usual free, but a modest$30.00


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Old 09-23-2020, 07:14 AM   #7
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Got the truck, sweet details!
Lights are ordered, 16t reedy power, HW1080 and my trusty Futaba controlling the two Hitec servos.
The cable shifting is going to be crazy to setup. 19mm servo horns will be needed.
Plans changed as I donít have anything that would fit on a rollback. So a camper is now the thought, will need a big gas tank, shouldnít be a major issue. I ordered a set of 55mm shocks, we will see.


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Old 09-25-2020, 12:03 AM   #8
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Got the truck, sweet details!
Lights are ordered, 16t reedy power, HW1080 and my trusty Futaba controlling the two Hitec servos.
The cable shifting is going to be crazy to setup. 19mm servo horns will be needed.
Plans changed as I donít have anything that would fit on a rollback. So a camper is now the thought, will need a big gas tank, shouldnít be a major issue. I ordered a set of 55mm shocks, we will see.


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This. Is. Awesome.

I canít wait to see it!

Personally think a camper would look better than a rollback. Whatís the thickness of the styrene you are using?


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Old 09-25-2020, 07:18 AM   #9
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This. Is. Awesome.

I canít wait to see it!

Personally think a camper would look better than a rollback. Whatís the thickness of the styrene you are using?


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Thanks, not sure yet, I need to dig thru my stockpile. Floor will be twice as thick though


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Old 09-25-2020, 03:00 PM   #10
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Take a look at Sintra, Komacel or other expanded foam PVC sheets instead of styrene for the rear box. It cuts easily, is strong, you can get it in different thicknesses and it's not too far off the foam that they make the real thing from.
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Old 09-26-2020, 09:51 PM   #11
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Take a look at Sintra, Komacel or other expanded foam PVC sheets instead of styrene for the rear box. It cuts easily, is strong, you can get it in different thicknesses and it's not too far off the foam that they make the real thing from.

Great Idea ! That will save time rather than building walls and covering them.

WOW!! I did look it up, great stuff, I think itís priced per square inch !

Many positives, but Iíll stick with sheet styrene at much less cost.

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Old 09-26-2020, 10:01 PM   #12
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We need pictures!

I have been chopping and cutting on one of these 4x4 rigs for a bit now. Frame cut down, body cut down, etc
I used some new GMade 80mm shocks and kept around the same travel the leafs offered using rear scx hoops and some simple metal pieces up front. Still need to get the right spacers on the front top shock tower bolts, just mock up. I tried to order the factory shock hoops that come on the 6x6 but no luck talking to RC4WD, so I winged.




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Old 09-26-2020, 10:06 PM   #13
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Todayís ďfunĒ involves the RC4WD legendary lack ofís .
Threadlock and grease. RC4WD must have gotten the message as I spent almost an hour cleaning excess loctite from the rear axles/bearings/hexes. One side just plain was stiff after getting lockers and transmission cables sorted out. Emery cloth and elbow grease solved all issues and reassembled.



Best fight of the day was removing the front hub covers. The rear have small hex screws, no biggie, but the front doesnít. So I used a spanner and spun.......... finally realized that they pop off and are secured with an o ring.

They really stay on well!!

Some fun did arrive midday, my controller from MyTrick RC, and most lights. Still a few things coming from other sources.
I used the DG1 on my SCX10III, Bud due to running 6 halos, this one was only running 3&5 mm ledís so a smaller UF7 was chosen.


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Old 09-26-2020, 10:14 PM   #14
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We need pictures!

I have been chopping and cutting on one of these 4x4 rigs for a bit now. Frame cut down, body cut down, etc
I used some new GMade 80mm shocks and kept around the same travel the leafs offered using rear scx hoops and some simple metal pieces up front. Still need to get the right spacers on the front top shock tower bolts, just mock up. I tried to order the factory shock hoops that come on the 6x6 but no luck talking to RC4WD, so I winged.




Hood sitting on truck for this pic. Still working on it.

Thanks Shane! This is a fun but frustrating truck( for the experienced builder only!) I wen a slightly different shock route, 50mm shortys. I need to make the axle plates, and am spacing the fronts out with tube spacers, 11mm wide, rears Iím looking at options as a camper box can hide things well. I need to get some pictures of this , but itís a slow boat Iím on. Just getting the cables arranged was ........ fun!


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Thanks Shane! This is a fun but frustrating truck( for the experienced builder only!) I wen a slightly different shock route, 50mm shortys. I need to make the axle plates, and am spacing the fronts out with tube spacers, 11mm wide, rears Iím looking at options as a camper box can hide things well. I need to get some pictures of this , but itís a slow boat Iím on. Just getting the cables arranged was ........ fun!


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I feel the same way, Iím trying to make a flatbed for my trx4 and itís frustrating.


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Man, I'm lovin' it at this stage!

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Old 09-26-2020, 10:34 PM   #17
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Good call on the 55mm front shocks. I Should have done that, looks super easy. Took me about 1.5 hours to cut, fit and drill tap the front mounts. Haha. Any tips on the transmission/axle servo cable linkage? I will be tackling that tomorrow if I have a decent enough servo in the parts bin.
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Any tips on the transmission/axle servo cable linkage? I will be tackling that tomorrow if I have a decent enough servo in the parts bin.
It took me a bit of time to see what the manuals pictures were. I ended up with viewing on a 24Ē monitor, and the routing clicked(I was confused by the extra diff cable shown) I thought sealing the wire with CA would work..... meh , after that failed I ended up with tiny heat shrink on just the moving ends, again I will work on some better pics when light outside.
I did use my servo tester centered to set the position and could test it with the dial. The final spring and ferrule is a nightmare for my hands to crimp


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Old 09-26-2020, 11:21 PM   #19
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We need pictures!

I have been chopping and cutting on one of these 4x4 rigs for a bit now. Frame cut down, body cut down, etc
I used some new GMade 80mm shocks and kept around the same travel the leafs offered using rear scx hoops and some simple metal pieces up front. Still need to get the right spacers on the front top shock tower bolts, just mock up. I tried to order the factory shock hoops that come on the 6x6 but no luck talking to RC4WD, so I winged.




Hood sitting on truck for this pic. Still working on it.

Looks like another heavy logging truck , or a swamp cruiser. I too was ignored by RC4WD , found A bit of cross parts, shippingís was more than the parts so passed on them, coming to see a small break on some of the same lines that your doing out back I do have some taller shocks that might work well.


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Old 09-27-2020, 08:34 PM   #20
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Todayís fun between games and races was to get the lights wired. Iím missing 1pair of amber rear signals, and three splitter cords for easy wiring. All lights go onto the frame, so Iím going to try and find or build a spot, might be on the firewall, but not sure yet, until all wires are installed

It actually all worked properly, after figuring out where things really go, vs manual.(2 revisions, big difference)


3headlights
6 flashers /turn signals
Brake/Tail
Reverse
All automatically works after setup


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