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Old 02-13-2015, 02:30 PM   #101
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Wow. This build is coming out great. Really making me want a Blizzard for myself. Attention to detail!
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:03 PM   #102
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Great imagination, with the damaged light.
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:01 PM   #103
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Wow. This build is coming out great. Really making me want a Blizzard for myself. Attention to detail!
Thank you! I would be very pleased if my build is encouraging you to get you a Blizzard too. Same happened to me. I saw some great builds an I was lost.


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Great imagination, with the damaged light.
Thank you! Those little details are fun to do
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:52 PM   #104
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I have to take care about the tools in the bed to prevent them from falling down during my rumbling rides
Bolting them to the side of the bed is more for a 4x4 truck, as most landscape gardeners just bolt a pice of sewer pipe vertically on their truck bed and stick their tools in. This keeps them in place and also close at hand when getting of the cab. Just plain easy.

I started with a pice of aluminium pipe and cutted it down to the right lenght:

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Glued a pice of styrene to one end:

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Drilled some threaded holes for later attachment:

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A small ring of heat shrink tube will make a nice pipe collar:

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And paint, lots of paint:

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Old 02-21-2015, 05:52 AM   #105
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I am working on the "Schlepperdreieck", which is a coupling for farming equipment. Normally the coupling would be lifted hydraulically, which is hard to do in rc modelling. Even the geometry is giving me some headaches. So I did a rough sketch in CAD to see the interfering edges and get a feeling for the movement.

This is what I have come up with so far:

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Old 02-21-2015, 11:56 AM   #106
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Don't know what the implement looks like but I think the lower push frame arms should be straight and fixed together so they won't twist.
A blade project of mine, 36.00 Blade
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:35 PM   #107
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Don't know what the implement looks like but I think the lower push frame arms should be straight and fixed together so they won't twist.
A blade project of mine, 36.00 Blade
You are right. A straight pusharm would be more stable. The pusharm is bend to give room for the hydraulic cylinder. I have added the cylinder in my drawing:

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I am in two minds about the coupling. I really like the look of the big red triangle in front of the Mog. But it totally eliminates the aproach angle

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Anyway, nice linkage in your project
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:02 AM   #108
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I finished the tool pipe today. I mixed some light orange to do a slight weathering job on the "plastic" tube.

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Added some brackets by using small stripes of heat shrink tube and silver paint. Rust stains are made with a brown marker.

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Weather was nice today so I went out for some driving and to take some pictures. Unfortunatelly the ESCs didn`t arm, so driving was canceled cause I had no tools nor the programming card with me

Good thing was, I could focus on the pictures. I hope you like them

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Old 02-22-2015, 03:54 PM   #109
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Agreed, that's one awesome build sir.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:40 AM   #110
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unbelievable attention to detail on this. looks incredible, qand i love the little touches, like the lost gas cap lol
Thank you for your kind words! Once you go into detail, one thing leads to another ...


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Thank you for the compliments!
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:36 AM   #111
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well because of this thread i just went and got this stupid thing so I could use this stupid body that doesnt seem to fit anything else.... im excited haha

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Old 04-27-2015, 02:27 AM   #112
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Looks great! The Dub body matches perfectly with the Blizz tracks.
Is it a Maisto or a Kamtec Body?
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OK so this makes my ev not so cool any more! I do have a few scale mods to improve the scale appearances. What I was going to say is the sabotooth is awesome. I run a 13t sensored brushless set up and it proforms well. For summer driving I put abrasion resistant rubber straps on a set of plastic tracks it's like nikes for your blizzard. I run metal tracks in the winter
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:27 AM   #114
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OK so this makes my ev not so cool any more! I do have a few scale mods to improve the scale appearances. What I was going to say is the sabotooth is awesome. I run a 13t sensored brushless set up and it proforms well. For summer driving I put abrasion resistant rubber straps on a set of plastic tracks it's like nikes for your blizzard. I run metal tracks in the winter
"Pics please, or it didn`t happen" - you know the drill

Joking aside, I would really like to see your improved "summer-tracks"!
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:38 AM   #115
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OK will try to I haven't posted pictures on rc crawler before. I have them posted on rc snowcats with part numbers. But I will try to get some up

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Old 04-27-2015, 11:51 AM   #116
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I would also like to see these tracks. I would like to the blizzard in place of having a normal truck so I've thought heavy metals were the only option.

My VW body is from a toy grade RC. I'll add a pic of its original form in a bit here
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OK so here is my blizzard. I cut and attached rbrasion resistant rubber straps to the tracks it adds 3mms to the height. I live in Texas and we don't get a lot of snow so I use the plastic tracks with the rubber strips to go on trail runs and light crawling. During the winter I run the metal tracks.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:01 PM   #118
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Tbg. Has dx interiors that will fit the ev and possibly the Sr.
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:21 AM   #119
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Great job on the tracks, very professional!
Cool cargo as well, don`t you have to put a warning sign for explosives on it to comply transortation regulations?
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Very true. These things last very well I've probably got 10 miles on them driving on dirt rocks and concrete. Make sure to upgrade to bearings from start to finish in your blizzard. And the chains will stay tight if you change the front to metal or run the solid bar on the front between the front sprocket wheels. If your running the Sr I think it comes with that bar it doesn't on the ev. Also or rc snowcats in the for sale section Gumbavi sells a full Metal drive trains for the Sr blizzard and in his he runs 2 out runner brushless motors off of the sabotooth it's the best ecs's for the Sr blizzard. Also the metal tracks don't hold up well to high speeds.

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