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Old 03-14-2005, 07:04 PM   #41
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haha no, no mud for this thing. although you are right it looks mud ready

I dont think it will have enough wheel speed to be able to power through the mud. i got that gd-600 in there adding 2.5:1 reduction.

Anyway, im just about to eat dinner then its out to the garage to solder up my EVX and motor, hopefully ill get some run time in tonight before sun down.

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Old 03-14-2005, 07:22 PM   #42
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:55 PM   #43
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in the words of Dr. Frankenstein.......


IT'S ALIVE!!!! IT'S ALLLIIIIIIVEEEE!!!!!!!!!


my RX pack is dead (charging on the chair behind me) BUT IT MOVES UNDER ITS OWN POWER!!!

The suspension is PLUSH.. soo smooth, like BUTTAH!

ill try to get a few "action" shots this evening. I have such a HUGE smile on my face, all the hard work has paid off!

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Old 03-15-2005, 12:15 AM   #44
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SO... When are you going to come out and play with the ORCRC gang? I need to get my Maxx truck finished and seeing another one might make me finish it


Every Sunday ORCRC goes crawling around the PDX area. Right now the hot spot is Spring Park.....
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Old 03-15-2005, 01:21 PM   #45
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Toyo, i really want to come out with you guys some time. it should be a blast, a friend of mine is building up a TLT right now and he wants to come out as well.

I got a few minor things to work out yet with my truck then ill be ready to rock and roll... I need to fix my steering right now its only front wheel steering and it doesn't turn nearly as much as i want it to. I have the back preped for a second servo its just a matter of making the brackets and mounting it. But i don't know how to wire the servo backwards so that it steers opposite rather than crab walkin all over the place. Any help on this would be great.

I know i have seen a link you have posted for directions to spring park. can you post it again please?

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Old 03-15-2005, 02:36 PM   #46
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bigger tires and definetly lower the body quite a bit.
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:57 PM   #47
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I know i have seen a link you have posted for directions to spring park. can you post it again please?


http://www.rcrockgear.com/ORCRC/Loca...d%20States.htm
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Old 03-16-2005, 12:30 AM   #48
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thanks toyo, i'll join you guys pretty soon i think... do you guys have your own forum i can check out and talk to you guys in?

today i got like 13 action shots, but photobucket is down for maitanence. so stay tuned for those...

I also came up with a name for my crawler, since im in German 2 at school i wanted to pick out a name in German. I kinda worked with my teacher to find one that made sense and came up with this "Fels Kriecher"

its pronounced fels(long s, NOT like fells) creek(kriech) hair(er). thats the best way i can desribe it to anyone that doesn't speak german. Anyway it means in litteral translation "Rock Crawler" which i think is pretty sweet... it has a ring to it.

FELS KRIECHER

other than that i just have to narrow down my to do list:
1) make brackets and rods for rear steering
2) go to LHS get servo horns and splitter for CH-1
3) figure out how to reverse servo direction (HELP!!!)
4) find a bronco body, paint it, and hack it to death
5) locktite all the grub screws
6) add alluminum tube to steering links
7) figure out how to mount body
fix minor shock issue
9) HAVE FUN!

I think once i get that list DONE (i can do most of it pretty easily) then i can say project Fels Kriecher is a done deal.. until i break stuff
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:31 PM   #49
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since i herd you were building a maxx crawler, i decided to build one two. your truck inspired me so much well i finished it today, took it for a test drive and snapped the mounts off the servo ya got any ideas on new servo mounts?
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:01 PM   #50
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Bandit, did you have steering mounts like mine? or how did you mount it? i ended up throwing a zip tie around the top of my servo for additional strength, it wanted to twist a little.
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:19 PM   #51
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Okay i finally got the pictures uploaded, so here goes...

sequence shot off the curb.





Climbin its first rock!




nice articulation shot


In this picture shows a nice rock face, i actualy made it UP that face.. NOT from that angle tho, she wanted to roll when i gave it to much gas. i took it from a different angle and that sprinkler head helped me slightly and she walked right up it.


another articulation shot


tell me what you think!

BTW, i ordered a bronco body today, its on the way! i also got servo horns for my second servo, i just need to figure out a way to put a new switch on my trx radio for that second servo in channel 3.

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Old 03-16-2005, 10:29 PM   #52
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tell me what you think!


You need to get some cross bracing on that chassis, otherwise it'll turn into a pretzel once it takes a nice tumble down a hill I can see it flexing in a couple of the pictures you posted and it's only on a curb
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Old 03-17-2005, 12:03 AM   #53
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ya i know toyo , i have the stuff to do it... i just gotta do it, haha

i need to figure out how to put in cross bracing AND some kind of body mounts. i dont know how to do both yet, but i'll get it. i really should do an X style brace but i dont think i will be able to.. ill have to just brace it straight across.

BTW toyo, is your name Sean? i was talking to Mike at Tammies hobbies today and he was sayin he knew the ORCRC group.

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Old 03-17-2005, 03:22 AM   #54
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Toyo is Brett and Sean is hackster
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Old 03-17-2005, 02:43 PM   #55
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its lookin good offroad, how long have you been workin on it?
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Old 03-17-2005, 07:59 PM   #56
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Toyo is Brett and Sean is hackster

Yeah, what he said Sean lives over there on that side of town.... me on the other hand, I live as East as you can go with still being in what most call the PDX area I hardly ever get into Tammies or any of the real hobby shops in the area....I use Tower and other online resources.
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:14 PM   #57
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i also think u need cross braces straight across would be plenty....

your truck also looks like it sits perdy high hows the COG???

did it make it up that rock??? when you were trying to go straight up the side of it????

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Old 03-17-2005, 09:43 PM   #58
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RSI, from the position that the picture was taken it wouldn't make it up, the rear tires pulled the front end away from the rock. It would try to climb it at first then it would pull away. i DID make it up that face though, i had to take it from a slight angle and it went up it was pretty impressive.

creampuff, i wanna say probably 3 weeks or so. thats not constant though. I had to wait for parts a couple times.

tomorrow im going to work on rear steering and also im going to pick up some switches to do a mod to my TQ3. i will get to the cross bracing soon, i MIGHT do it tomorrow if i feel like it.

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Old 03-17-2005, 10:28 PM   #59
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very nice. any vids in the future?
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Old 03-18-2005, 09:53 AM   #60
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man brian that crawler just keeps looking better and better, great work!
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