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Old 08-17-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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The first time I saw a crawler (AX10) the first question I asked was, "Do they have an exact replica of a truck so you could practice 1:1 crawling with the toy?" I didn't know people called it 'scale.'

Now after building up a creeper and then building a custom atv I am ready to get serious about scale.

Oh and I saved up enough money for this beast.


My cat Dyno is pondering the lack of petting due to the new toy on the table.



Still a noob...This is all i've ever built. So I get to ask stupid questions.


Obligatory box opening. wtf is this Apple?


For Posterity:


Cleanest desk ever


So many polybags. Definitely appreciate the labeling


See the face?


Machining too fast RC4WD?


Chassis (backwards batt tray oops)


Shocks (Should they be this saggy?) First think ill do is add more leafs but for now I'm keeping it stock.


Shocks


Sexy guts


Just porning now




Servo of choice Savox sc-0251MG






I decided on a 35t brushed


Rusty Ass Pinion...Is this normal?




That's all for now. This was an easy build so far. Everything came pre-built! The manual was a little lacking (tire installation, 1:1 scale images, maintenance info for shocks, axles, tranny,, where battery goes, BASICALLY noob stuff)

But I can't complain. There's nothing I won't figure out by asking you guys right?





















Next up...Paint

First hard body painting ever

I plan to make it look as close to a stock off the lot late model Toyota as possible. I'm thinkin' beige. This way I can asses its crawl-ability before I do any mods.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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Nice start, keep the photo's coming.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:33 AM   #3
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A friend of mine asked me what pinion I was running....I told him the one that came in the kit. apparently he did not get one....rusty or not
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:43 AM   #4
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A friend of mine asked me what pinion I was running....I told him the one that came in the kit. apparently he did not get one....rusty or not
Haha I guess I'm lucky then...

Actually, I was missing a few screws (could have been my fault, not sure) and I emailed RC4WD. They replayed to my message after business hours and sent me replacements the next day. So I really can't complain.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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I was going to use a really old servo I have for the transmission. Is it going to be too slow/weak?

It's a Futuba FP-S148
Dimensions: 1.59" x 0.78" x 1.42"
Output Torque: 41.7 oz./inch
Transit time: 0.22 sec./60 degrees
Weight: 1.50 oz.

Last time I used it I was 10.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:33 AM   #6
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You don't need a lot of servo for the trans. I used a basic 60oz servo for mine. Just set your end points and good to go.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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Assembling paint. I'm going for a boring beige color. It's going to start as if it just rolled out an 80 year olds garage.





I started with 1000 grit sandpaper so the paint would stick. You can see I haven't sanded the bottom half.


A little help


That took a while...


This is the first time I've used paint for lights. It takes a ton of coats huh?




I ran out of time to actually prime the thing...

I ordered a HH Torquemaster BR-XL. I really like the fxr but I wanted to try something else. I love being able to my sidewinder into my computer with the castle link. The BR-XL can do the same
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #8
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Where are the door handle parts located? Are they yellow? I can't seem to find them.

Also, where do you get these locknut covers?
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #9
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The handles are on the chrome parts tree with the bumper. The hubs are made by Rc4wd
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:03 PM   #10
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Where are the door handle parts located? Are they yellow? I can't seem to find them.

Also, where do you get these locknut covers?
those fake locking hubs are made by RC4WD, same folks who make the TF2.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:46 PM   #11
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You're going to like the BRXL. I bought my first one for my Wraith and now I have three. It has a great drag brake and I run big torque servos without an external BEC.

Just an observation, not telling you what to do, but if you plan to use some Toyota or Hilux 4x4 stickers, you may want to sand the raised area where they would go on the front fender down flush. I did at someone's recommendation and I'm glad I did. Much cleaner look in my opinion.

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:49 PM   #12
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....I ordered a HH Torquemaster BR-XL. I really like the fxr but I wanted to try something else. I love being able to my sidewinder into my computer with the castle link. The BR-XL can do the same
Tekin - HotWire

Programming with a gui is alot more comfortable than counting lights. Not knocking the brxl or castlelink, you will enjoy that esc.

Good looking build so far, gotta love the tf2's.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:22 PM   #13
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You should get one Mr. Wad
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You should get one Mr. Wad
Pff why when I've got plenty of blinky lights!
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:56 PM   #15
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That's good to know about though, I probably would have gotten that and an fxr if i didn't already have the castle link.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:37 AM   #16
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I got my BRXL.


It just barely fits in the box. I think I'll just leave the top off of the box. I don't plan on fording any rivers...


I did the first coat of primer










Wet sanded.




I suppose I'll do another layer of primer before I do the color...
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:40 AM   #17
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The front shocks are so droop. What leaf springs are you using?

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Old 08-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #18
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I don't like the front shock set up either, I added the lift blocks from Blue Monkey and added a helper leaf spring to help with the axel wrap. I have hardly any travel in the front, thought it would be terrible to crawl with, but it wasn't bad at all.

Pic for reference : I noticed you left out one of your screws in your leaf spring also...and is that a Philips head screw???

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Actually that is a pic of the rear...but you get the idea
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Leave the front suspension with the main leaf and one of the helper leafs and remove the internal springs in the shocks. It will sit very drooped. After a couple of runs you may want to add the other leaf back in.

Truth in the matter is, even in the 1:1 scale world many SA leafed front Toyotas sit dropped out and are more down travel then up travel due to high steer set ups and the frame rails. If I snapped a pic of my 1:1 86 SAS 4runner its maybe maybe 2" from the bump stops at ride height but when crawling it drops out nicely



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