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smog 10-28-2019 11:54 AM

Winter is Coming............again?
 
2019-Who knew?

Jon Snow's head has been temporarily brought out of Carbonite freezing to help oversee the building of a new Yeti rescue vehicle. The illusive species has become an invaluable ally north of the wall but unfortunately they are being threatened by the blow of winters evil wind. This invisible force generated by Winter is proving to be more than the Yeti can handle. The attacks are swift and powerful. In fact they are enough to freeze the testicles of a species once believed to be impervious to winter's evil. The species survival is being threatened!

Here is Jon unwinding from the neck up. Being briefed by Shaggy, the head mechanic.

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67423.jpg

The bones of the rig are the bombproof TRX-4. Slight modifications will be made in order to make it off road and deep snow ready. It needs to be capable of navigating the craggy and stormy terrain north of the wall. So Shaggy built it up with a Wertymade steel bumper to maximize clearance and approach angles

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67409.jpg

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67399.jpg

The tires are Pitbull Rock Beasts. They will be interchangeable with a set of unstoppable Tracks to help the vehicle reach both the craggy peaks and run the snowy valleys.
The Tracks are currently in production while our mechanic and advisor work on other logistics. The Rock Beasts are seen above. Below can be seen the SSD steel wheels that will be depended on to hold on to those PB's like the white-knuckled vice

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67335.jpg

John Rob Holmes, the purveyor of parts breaking power has been tapped for his expertise and finely tuned torque. Originally planning a brushed system including the HW1080 and a HH Trailmaster Sport 550, the team is now leaning towards the kick-ass Mamba X to power the HH 2700kv Puller Pro. Moisture resistance is paramount and power will be required for the Tracks to pull this rig out of the deeps

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67424.jpg

This is just the beginning. Stay tuned for updates after Jon finishes his smoke(don't know how long that will take)

A few pics of the TRX-4 from production
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67356.jpg

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67334.jpg

These portals should only help with deep snow clearance. Bonus!

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67348.jpg

mewalsh100 10-28-2019 06:00 PM

Re: Winter is Coming............again?
 
Speaking of Winter - Are you planning on getting the Trax for Winter smog?

smog 10-28-2019 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by mewalsh100 (Post 5973497)
Speaking of Winter - Are you planning on getting the Trax for Winter smog?

That is the plan mewalsh. This year I take winter by the snowballs!

HelloRocks 10-28-2019 08:40 PM

Re: Winter is Coming............again?
 
Not sure if Iím ready or not but, I do have a snowplow for the TRX4 thatís been sitting around!

mewalsh100 10-29-2019 04:08 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by smog (Post 5973522)
That is the plan mewalsh. This year I take winter by the snowballs!

I like your attitude! Quite frankly, Iím dreading it.:cry:

B-MOW71 10-29-2019 04:15 AM

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I'm not a fan of that 4-letter word you speak of that starts with S![emoji852]

But I am looking forward to seeing what you have planned for this build![emoji16]

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smog 10-29-2019 11:53 AM

Re: Winter is Coming............again?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HelloRocks (Post 5973533)
Not sure if Iím ready or not but, I do have a snowplow for the TRX4 thatís been sitting around!

Cool! That has a fun factor. Any plans to upgrade in support of that? I imagine you will need some weight and traction to get the snow moving?
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Originally Posted by mewalsh100 (Post 5973563)
I like your attitude! Quite frankly, Iím dreading it.:cry:

:ror: I hear ya. I make the best of it, but winter is limiting with the short day and bitter cold. It would be pretty awesome if someone came up with a winter tire compound for RC
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Originally Posted by B-MOW71 (Post 5973564)
I'm not a fan of that 4-letter word you speak of that starts with S![emoji852]

But I am looking forward to seeing what you have planned for this build![emoji16]

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Thanks B! The plan is to have fun with this one. I hope I can get its snow perform to the level I envision.
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Originally Posted by hobbyjumper (Post 5973582)
Like button pushed.

Gracias"thumbsup"

mewalsh100 10-30-2019 07:02 AM

Re: Winter is Coming............again?
 
I find it all depends on the snow consistency as well. Up to this point, the best performing tires I've run in the snow have been Hyrax.

MaX-D 10-30-2019 09:00 AM

Re: Winter is Coming............again?
 
What is snow?

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mewalsh100 10-30-2019 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by MaX-D (Post 5973810)
What is snow?

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From ALL OF US who have to deal with it for 3-6 months out of the year MaX-D, I give you a collective :flipoff:!!!!!!!!!! :lmao:

smog 10-30-2019 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by hobbyjumper (Post 5973774)
Great idea. Even the best tires get decent traction for the first five minutes out the basement walkout, and then turn into Newbrights.

Love the snow vid! The tires definitely freeze in a hurry round here, as do the hands:ror: (the worst)
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Originally Posted by mewalsh100 (Post 5973777)
I find it all depends on the snow consistency as well. Up to this point, the best performing tires I've run in the snow have been Hyrax.

Certainly open tread tires have worked best for me as well. The RC4WD Goodyear MT-R have been serviceable as well.
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Originally Posted by MaX-D (Post 5973810)
What is snow?

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Originally Posted by mewalsh100 (Post 5973869)
From ALL OF US who have to deal with it for 3-6 months out of the year MaX-D, I give you a collective :flipoff:!!!!!!!!!! :lmao:

:lmao:
I love snow, just wish the days were longer so I could enjoy it.

Check these out. Shaggy and Jon Snow's head are plannoing to crush winter this year!

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67427.jpg

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67428.jpg

smog 10-30-2019 12:59 PM

Re: Winter is Coming............again?
 
Threw in the Puller Pro last night at about 1am. The way the motor mount incorporates the spur cover is interesting. It actually took me awhile to accept how it was designed. Very different from any past build.

The Puller might have the sexiest can I have ever seen! ooh,la la

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67425.jpg

MaX-D 10-30-2019 01:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mewalsh100 (Post 5973869)
From ALL OF US who have to deal with it for 3-6 months out of the year MaX-D, I give you a collective :flipoff:!!!!!!!!!! :lmao:

LMAO!!!! Although I currently live just outside of Fort Lauderdale Florida , I'm originally from Chicago. I shoveled my fair share of snow and I don't miss it one bit. I'll take the heat of Summer and an occasional hurricane over shoveling snow any day. You all are welcome to come down for a visit anytime between now and April. My door is always open.

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MaX-D 10-30-2019 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by hobbyjumper (Post 5973884)
Very kind of you indeed! But I'm legally not allowed within a fifty mile radius of Lauderdale on account of something that went down during spring break 1982.

Understood.

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smog 10-30-2019 01:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hobbyjumper (Post 5973881)
Off topic but I'm just wondering how Shaggy can be in two places at the same time. (Posted a day or two ago)

It’s not widely known, but Shaggy was hired for this job for a couple of rather esteemed reasons, omniscience, omnipotence. It also just so happens he might be omnipresent:shock:

:ror:

mewalsh100 10-30-2019 02:46 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MaX-D (Post 5973879)
LMAO!!!! Although I currently live just outside of Fort Lauderdale Florida , I'm originally from Chicago. I shoveled my fair share of snow and I don't miss it one bit. I'll take the heat of Summer and an occasional hurricane over shoveling snow any day. You all are welcome to come down for a visit anytime between now and April. My door is always open.

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Be careful, a dozen of us or so may end up on your doorstep RIGS in hand!:lmao:

kincer 10-30-2019 02:54 PM

Re: Winter is Coming............again?
 
Very interested in seeing how good the Trax work. My plan for the snow is a set of paddle tires for the UDR.

MaX-D 10-30-2019 04:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mewalsh100 (Post 5973905)
Be careful, a dozen of us or so may end up on your doorstep RIGS in hand!:lmao:

Very good! Weather is finally starting to cool off down here. Have some really good crawling spots. Don't forget your pillows.

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smog 10-30-2019 04:12 PM

Re: Winter is Coming............again?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kincer (Post 5973906)
Very interested in seeing how good the Trax work. My plan for the snow is a set of paddle tires for the UDR.

Our first snowfall has melted away. once we get a playful snowfall I will take 'er out and shoot some video.

So, the arrival of the trax got Shag a little bit titillated. Feeling a bit uneasy, Jon Snow's head suggested to him that he might break out the airbrush and parlay his energy toward some creativity.

So Shag painted a Yeti on the Yeti Rescue Truck
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4578-67429.jpg

mewalsh100 10-30-2019 06:14 PM

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I assume Shag will be packing that keg in to the back of the rig eh!?


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