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Old 09-10-2009, 05:10 AM   #1
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Default Da Bug - TLT based 1.9 comp rig

Didn't want to run a belly button Losi rig...











Backwards pics, since its done and in tuning now.

Parts list...

TLT axles, SEVERELY narrowed
Hand made rear straight axle adaptors
front aluminum C's, clocked
Axial drive shafts
Axial trans, geared 14/87
Integy 35 turn
Hand made chassis, 70% replica of my 2.2 Berg, running a Da Wicked Bull chassis
Axial SCX wheels/tires, F400 Panther foams.
Bug body
Sidewinder/Spektrum/2 cell/CCBEC on a no-name servo
shocks are of unknown origin, some touring car shocks I had around.


































Links are all solid aluminum thats been drilled and tapped for studs, then lowers got Teflon sleeves. Chassis is 6061 Aluminum, skid is Delrin.

at first I tried a Mamba25, but it wasn't doing the job at all, so in went the Sidewinder and I rewired the entire rig.

Anyway, there it is...
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:53 AM   #2
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Killer build. Are those washers on the inside of the wheel? Is that for extra weight or to strengthen the hex? You aren't kidding on the SEVERELY
narrowed axles. What's the width on them?
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
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Narrow is right! pretty stout looking "little" rig.

Same Do the washers help reinforce the (plastic) hexes? Or just for wheel weight. Either way I like that approach.

How are the axles working out since you narrowed them?

Nice job
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The washers are just unsprung weight, b ut they are gone now. It's got the new Pro-Line 1.9 BL's, they are nice.

The axle shafts are drilled and pinned to the diff. One pin snapped, so I am going to cut some theads on the ends of a steel shaft and run a single shaft through the diff instead, it'll be much stronger.
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:16 PM   #5
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I've thought about that before. Wondered if it was possible. ;) Guess anything is possible, with right, tooling, materials, free time.

If/when you do, post some pics and a review.
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:52 AM   #6
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Looks good BM!
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:06 PM   #7
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Long time no talk, Very nice 1.9er. So you ran against any Losi's yet?
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So you ran against any Losi's yet?
He prefers not to talk about that.....
Just messing with ya Jer, any changes since I saw it at Deception?
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Nope, the little "bugger" has gone off to the big course in the sky!

I can say I gave it more of a try than most, built something completely out of the box that hadn't been done before, but in the end it just didn't grab me like 2.2 or even more so, scale!
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I hear ya

Whoa, what is this?....


Perfect tire tuck...



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Nice, so Nate is building a scaler too!
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Nice, so Nate is building a scaler too!
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