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Old 09-29-2020, 01:37 AM   #1
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Default Yet another cheapo Sport build

Here it is. My only other slow tiny truck is an EX Real so I needed something more capable, decent out of the box, and durable as I share it with my 4yo son.

Chinese 20kg servo, 1080, HH TM Sport 27t 550 can and RC4g radio that I use on my other stuff. Done some basic mods and upgrades like metal beadlocks, brass portal housings and trimming/tucking of the fenders. Oh and battery tray never got installed, run my pack on the side.

Just geared down to 11/45 as I plan on running it on 4s when my 880 arrives. Got a 14t pinion too, might use that if I don't like the top speed.

White plasti-dip.

Very, very capable and stout rig for the price!

Some pics:

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Old 09-29-2020, 01:29 PM   #2
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Here it is. My only other slow tiny truck is an EX Real so I needed something more capable, decent out of the box, and durable as I share it with my 4yo son.

Chinese 20kg servo, 1080, HH TM Sport 27t 550 can and RC4g radio that I use on my other stuff. Done some basic mods and upgrades like metal beadlocks, brass portal housings and trimming/tucking of the fenders. Oh and battery tray never got installed, run my pack on the side.

Just geared down to 11/45 as I plan on running it on 4s when my 880 arrives. Got a 14t pinion too, might use that if I don't like the top speed.

White plasti-dip.

Very, very capable and stout rig for the price!

Some pics:


Nice setup! I love the white plastidip!


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Old 09-29-2020, 11:53 PM   #3
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Rear underdrive next on the list, should have the gears by Saturday...

Went for a crawl yesterday, the stock tires were a bit of a disappointment on slick mossy rock, gotta borrow some Hyraxes and/or PB RB for comparison! It was wet and pretty muddy around the rocks.
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Old 09-30-2020, 05:59 AM   #4
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Nice rig. Like the simplicity. Try the tire mod on the stock Canyons. You'll like it! All you need is a good pair of small diagonal cutters and some time.
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Old 09-30-2020, 07:35 AM   #5
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Good looking rig. Itís nice that a guy doesnít need to blow a fortune to build a nicely performing crawler. Slight variants of that electrics setup has become pretty common in my crawler collection. It crawls beautifully!
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Old 09-30-2020, 10:01 AM   #6
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Thanks guys.

I wanted something that won't cost me 50 bucks in parts every 2 or 3 runs like my 6s Arrma does

I think the TRX4 really moved the market forward... my last kit was a Wraith Spawn, that thing needed just about everything upgraded. New rigs coming out lately are mostly good to go, metal links, good tires, metal gears, CVDs...
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Old 10-02-2020, 01:20 AM   #7
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880 arrived. Had some issues with jumpy startup and fwd/rev behavior but managed to find settings that work. Very nice on 4s, creeps like a... creep? And just enough wheelspeed.

Here's the layout, I run 2x2s so stuck the ESC up front.

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Old 10-03-2020, 12:13 PM   #8
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Video!

https://youtu.be/wkbREAdj6bE
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Old 10-08-2020, 04:01 PM   #9
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What a dumbass. After a couple of light runs with underdrive gears I felt like it should be pulling the front around more. Painted a dot on the tires and saw that the front barely spins faster.

Hmm.

Went to check my parts box. Yup, I changed only the ring gear and reinstalled the original pinion.

Five minutes and one facepalm later, UD is doing its work ��
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Old 10-31-2020, 01:58 PM   #10
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Scale shrooms!

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Old 10-31-2020, 02:45 PM   #11
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Thatís a cool pic!
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Old 10-31-2020, 03:54 PM   #12
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Thanks. Went hiking the other day, the trail turned out boring for RCing. So half way up I decided to stash the TRX4 in a tree and picked it up on the way back.
I came to a conclusion that trail running is boring. Gimme a good piece of rock and I can have fun for hours, but running on a forest path, meh.
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