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Old 08-28-2006, 03:06 PM   #61
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Yep he only drove it for about 10min before the comp. Then he goes and takes 7th out of 14 in the class. I was blown away. He has some nitro monster truck maybe he will leave that in the closet and get a crawler.

I didn't have enough steering in the heat which made me roll. I was trying not to back up and went over the edge. So today when I got home, the steering got modded. I did the mods etype R has on his trucks. BTW he made the turn without a problem.

Here is the steering pic went from 25* to 37*. That's the only thing that has changed. I do want to change the rear lock out though.
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:26 PM   #62
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B.T.W. I thought that kid was related to you somehow (son, nephew, etc.) since you let him drive your truck in the comp. I was dumfounded when Freetime told me afterwards the truth.
Yeah, it was just a kid that came up to us at the campsite wanting to know more. Really had alot of interest in the hobby, his parents where awesome about it to, never met such nice people.



Don't go rear steer Cole, don't want you dominating my class, lol.
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:23 PM   #63
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Yeah, it was just a kid that came up to us at the campsite wanting to know more. Really had alot of interest in the hobby, his parents where awesome about it to, never met such nice people.


Pretty kickass of you Cole... of course I knew before that you were pretty tolerant of kids (crawlerman) and were a generally nice guy...
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:40 PM   #64
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Thanks for the kind words guys.

That's the turn I didn't make right there. The left onto the bridge. I fell off the far side.
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Looks like a pretty cool course.

Shaven headed mexi-lovers never make tight left turns, ya heard?
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:21 AM   #66
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love the chassis idea & design Cole82,
thx posting here!! mine is almost ready to climb! xD

Did u name it???

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Old 10-19-2006, 09:39 AM   #67
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Did u name it???

I think I read the word "stupid" a lot....


Its a cool idea...but I prefer the shocks and more of a chassis type truck.
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:14 PM   #68
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It doesn't need a name.
It dominates the competitions trucks. The standings speak for them selfs.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:21 PM   #69
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Putting one together myself. I did a "proof-of-concept" with a fuse from a Slow Stick (airplane) and it did fantastically well. Didn't flex worth beans, but my new stick material will do much better. Loved the 60%+ grade climbing ability...
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:10 PM   #70
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that thing is sweet
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:26 PM   #71
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On my TS, I set my wheelbase using holes drilled in two wooden rulers (got the idea from someone here on the board). I then put the stick in place and drilled the holes with everything in place. I used tape wrapped around the drillbit so I wouldn't overdrill into the axel case.

Hope that helps you. The way I did it allows you to not have to deal with angles and such, you get to use the ole eyeball and the TLAR method (that looks about right). Both my axels line up and I don't have to use hardly any trim on the Tx.
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:52 PM   #72
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Mine is also done the same way, with one difference. I made new servo plates that span the whole axel between the C's... This allowed me to not use the stock screw holes on the axles like you are using. One thing I believe Cole did with the link mounts he has attached to the axles was to open up the holes so he can straighten out the axles.

Here are some pics of my rig:



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Old 12-15-2006, 10:33 PM   #73
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Trickster got it right on. I enlarged the holes on the tamiya parts to make it line up then the rest was taken care of by the yurn buckles.
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:53 PM   #74
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Yep drill the blue out to 3/16"
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:01 PM   #75
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And Cole, thanks for the original idea. I believe you weren't the first, but I liked your setup over most and it inspired me to creat my rig. When I had the Moabs on it, I was pretty much unstopable.
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:05 PM   #76
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I did the first C channel angled stick.
Here was the first and was the one that inspired me.
TLT torsion stick
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