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Old 04-03-2014, 09:03 AM   #41
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Wow, this bring back some good memories, love it.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:23 AM   #42
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I have purposely not posted because I want to post it finished and running. It needs motors to run and a couple scale details finished.
Is it Done now?
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:26 PM   #43
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Is it Done now?

No, but it's getting close. Holmes Hobbies donated new, matched, 540 Crawl Master Motors to the build A big thank you to JRH and Holmes Hobbies for the amazing products.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:44 AM   #44
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Finally... This little rig is done and it's adventures can begin :-)
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:47 AM   #45
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:53 AM   #46
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Glad you found a better front steering link, max clearance and cool factor right there.

What did you do for ESC's? Just a single with fulltime 4WD?

The truck looks awesome, completed. Oh, where are my "taller cougars"? Those were hawt, as in go ahead and throw them in a fire.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:58 AM   #47
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Once I took possession of this little rig it was too cool to leave circa 2009. So I created a set a smashed Castle Sidewinder Micro esc's, Castle BEC, Holmes Hobbies donated 35T expert crawlmaster motors, I swapped out the links to Lunsford Titanium uppers and I bent the lowers myself. It runs on 3S Lipo and everything fits in the chassis skid. The truck sits mid travel and is a bit of a belly dragger on the rocks. The clod axle gearing is atrocious for crawling, even with 6 tooth pinions. I suppose 55t motors probably would have been better for crawling. The large diff pumpkin is a major obstacle. It really makes you appreciate the modern day MOA axles. Even with its flaws, it's fun to drive :-D It's nice having a small piece of RCC history here in the CI garage.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:04 PM   #48
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Glad you found a better front steering link, max clearance and cool factor right there.



What did you do for ESC's? Just a single with fulltime 4WD?



The truck looks awesome, completed. Oh, where are my "taller cougars"? Those were hawt, as in go ahead and throw them in a fire.

I am using the Futaba 4PK so this rig has the full capability of a current 2.2 Pro MOA. I'm glad I am, because the rear motor needs to be dialed down, since the front motor has to turn the weighted VP DH wheels.

As for the cougars, they are currently mounted up on TXT Super that is sitting on the shelf waiting for it's turn to get on the bench.


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Old 09-14-2014, 03:59 PM   #49
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Apparently this section doesn't allow embedded video, so here is a link to the a video of the C.I. Mini Clod on the rocks @ Barnwell Mountain ORV Park:

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/videos/335224-crawler-innovations-you-tube-channel-5.html#post4893948

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Old 11-11-2014, 03:42 PM   #50
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Hey Eddie that came out sweet .IT look like it crawler great.....
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:15 AM   #51
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i built mine at the very beginning when the kits were first available.Never had any problems with it except for gearing, finally I switch it over to overdrive underdrive and that cure the gearing problem.I'll see if I can post pics tonight.
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:06 AM   #52
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This video is a compilation of video footage from many different locations using RC cars Crawler Innovations has built and used to test and develop CI products. This video features the 1:6 Willys Jeep, the Forced Wraith, Big Blue, a Wrexo, two different 2.2 Pro MOA Rock Crawlers; Top Shelf, the Mini Clod, the 1:5 Savage, and the Mega Truck. All vehicles have build threads on the rccrawler forum. All vehicles have Crawler Innovations foams in one flavor or another.

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Old 08-02-2015, 12:04 PM   #53
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What a sweet truck! How much those axle tube/axle run by chance? My .02 it needs clod wheels (RC4WD bead locks?)
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:56 PM   #54
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The display case that this crawler was housed in was moved and repurposed. It made for a good opportunity to put it in the photo booth for some current pictures;













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Old 12-13-2016, 07:59 PM   #55
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sweet...i wish they would make the tubes available again.
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That's a bad ass looking truck!
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Old 12-18-2016, 11:44 AM   #58
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You're making me to want redo my 2.2 clod. Looking badass there.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:41 AM   #59
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This rig is headed to a new shelf to be displayed on and before it left it felt only proper to document its story. Link to video here on RCC:
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