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Old 08-13-2015, 05:23 PM   #1
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I'm slowly getting into crawling and I decided to get a Redcat rs10 then later on I decided to get an r1 chassis. So this is my Redcat r1 build, I'm going to be posting things I do as I go along but if u have any tips or suggestions plz let me know. Preformance and looks is what I'm trying to improve
So my r1 chassis came in today Click the image to open in full size.
And it didn't come with instructions but with a pic I found online it was easy to figure out what whent where. Click the image to open in full size.
Then I took both of the axles and put them on the new chassis. After seeing how the crawler sits in not to worried about the links. I might change them laterClick the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.
Some things that I wan to do next are order some 130mm shocks. So my crawler will sit higher, get smaller lipo battery's, use Pop cans as body panels, get or make bent links.


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Old 08-13-2015, 07:14 PM   #2
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the r1 chassis is one of the best improvements to the rs10 IMO
a picture of the skid plate please.

would recommend a brace between the shocks both front and back
don't know how much it really helps but it looks good. haha
good place for driving lights too.

soda pop cans for side panels? I would have thought molsons beer cans. haha

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Old 08-13-2015, 08:17 PM   #3
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I put all the electronics in and I will put them up higher once I get a small lipo but I don't have one right now so I'll just have them below for now. Here are some more pics! Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size. I wasn't sure exactly what u meant cabron. Haha Click the image to open in full size.


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Old 08-13-2015, 10:27 PM   #4
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I was thinking you had the skidplate upside down.
but apparently not.
look at this optional skidplate, it lets the lower links be attached closer together.
some people think this makes the crawlers a bit more stable.

http://www.junfac.com/shop/index.php...roducts_id=370

food for thought.

something else to consider ....replace the balls in the rodends with balls that have a 3mm hole instead of the
2.5mm. make everything a bit more consistent. you can get a set of about 20 balls in ebay for
about 10.dollars
http://www.ebay.com/itm/7028X-Hollow...item3aafb9940b
for steel or
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Axial-AX10-R...item43e0a078c3
for aluminum

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thanks for those links Cabron i've been looking for something with a 3mm hole that would fit the RS10
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any new pictures?

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I have been working on making the panels out of the pop cans. Not 100% don't yet. But yet turned out pretty good. I'll post more once they are all doneClick the image to open in full size.


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Old 08-17-2015, 06:52 PM   #8
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looks like the housings are a bit angled down at the back.
this could cause the motor to hang up on the rocks. try moving the upper links farther out
on the chassis
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I'm gettin my body in a couple of hours. Does anyone know where the body posts are on the chassis? None of the mounts are flat?


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Old 08-19-2015, 06:45 PM   #10
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not usual to have a body on an r1.
but what axial does and many have adopted is having a post sticking up front and back from body braces.
some use regular body posts some use a wider post that is threaded.
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I have been working on the body posts and finally got a spot that will work. I attacked them to the optional shock mounts.Click the image to open in full size.
I also finished cutting out the body. I will go around and fix it up with the dremal later. Click the image to open in full size.


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I saw this thread yesterday, seemed interesting
as well as a font of good ideas

and timely too, look through there and even look at some of the posted videos for good ideas
on mounting the body

Hiding the body mounts
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I finished trimming the body and I cut my body post holes. And I used the dremal for cutting holes in the body because I don't have a reamer, and it was super easy! Click the image to open in full size. also I want a really aggressive kinda monster truck look. So I made the body sit where u can still see the r1 chassis underneath Click the image to open in full size. I think it looks really cool and next step is paint!


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I have been looking online for paint ideas and things like that and I found this orange wrangler and I'm thinking of doin something Similar.Click the image to open in full size. sorry it's blurry I found it online and it wasn't clear. But I really like that it's turned into a truck. Let me know what u guys think!


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body looks good on there, lets see what you do with paint. haha


those shocks need to lean the other way. by having them lean inwards like that you are loosing
a lot of the effectiveness of the shocks.
the lower links might be better bolted on to the skidplate itself (on the outside holes) than on the chassis tubes.
might nee to swap out those rod ends or at least the balls so you can use 3mm screws.

all in all rig looks pretty good and it is YOUR rig to do as you wish.
are you going with the different tones on the orange like in that picture?
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I have always like that chassis on a Redcat. It sure looks easy to work with when you don't have a motor and tranny on the inside of it.
I liked the Monster skins. If I ever do some, I think I will go with "Rolling Rock" it just seems super appropriate for a crawler.
Nice work on those body mounts.

Not sure if this would work with the look you are going for, but see how the center of the tire tread is Arrows and squiggles? Removing the squiggles and the foams (At least in front)will greatly enhance the tires performance in terms of crawling. Just remember to never let it sit on the tires while not in use, if there are no foams. It will develop a flat spot.

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I have all its finished the body. I will post some pics up soon. And thx overkel I will try taking the foams out then maybe cut out some lugs


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i am new to rc rockcrawling and have to r1 plus a roller for parts a scx10 deadbolt 2 rockslides with 3 more on the way and 2 chassis on way for parts and or 2 try a build....def addicted and loving it i spend a ton of time reading and following .... thank you and hats off to you all for all the wisdom and knowledge you guys share

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Sorry it has taken so long but I basicly have the body finished. There is a few more things I have to decide. Like if I want to put the bumpers on that came with the body or Make new ones.... But for the most part it is done Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size. I u guys have any suggestions on the body lemme know


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