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Old 12-31-2019, 02:05 PM   #1
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Well, this is going to be a long, drawn out build. Something my son and I can work on and build together.

Purchased some 5/16" Brass Rod and 4mm x 16mm socket head set screws and plan to build our own links to lengthen the wheelbase to around the specs of a Traxxas X-Max, so around 20".

Still totally undecided on a transmission or power plant at this point.

I have an old set of Jumbo Kongs to run, unless I come up with something different.

Any recommendations for the transmission and motor set-up?

I do not plan on this thing being fast at all, just for crawling around the yard and taking camping with us next year.

It was fun watching him go to town removing all the "nitro" associated parts.
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Old 12-31-2019, 04:39 PM   #2
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Couple of interesting videos.

Looks like there is a way to use the existing transmission, but would then need to figure out how to mount the electric motor to it.

Still thinking it would be easiest to use an electric motor/transmission set up that was out of another rig all together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8fJVYnsLZY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZTC2fc1WSs
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:32 AM   #3
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Just to keep everything located and accessable in one thread, I have added the links below to other threads that pertain to this project.

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Old 01-06-2020, 02:47 PM   #4
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Ordered the material to build the links today. SS Tubing, SS Threaded Rod and Losi Rod Ends.
Those parts should be in town by Jan 17th.

Was wanting to go pretty big with this, but having a hard time finding a body I like in the 18" to 20" wheelbase.
Any thoughts from the masses on where to find decent looking large scale bodies?
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:09 PM   #5
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Alright, I have ordered a few parts for this and I fully suspect here will be changes along the way in regards to some of these items.

Chassis - X-Factor (or X-Factor 2, can't remember)
Axles - X-Factor
Links - Custom from 3/8" SS Tubing, SS 10-32 Threaded Rod and Losi Rod Ends (Ordered)
Wheelbase - Stretched to 18" - 20" (depending on what looks best with the body)
Tires - Imex Swamp Kongs (for now because I already have them)
Transmission - Summit 2-Speed (Ordered)
Drivelines - Custom of some sort, unsure yet
Motor - HobbyStar 4092 1480Kv (Ordered)
ESC - Mamba Monster X (Ordered)
Servo - JX Servo BLS-HV7146MG 46kg (For Now)
Receiver - Flysky FS-BS6 (will bind with my current GT5 Transmitter) (Ordered)
Body - Proline Gladiator (X-Maxx Size) (Ordered)

This will be something for just running around the yard and taking on camping trips.
No major speed runs, or really crazy crawling, just a fun build with my son.

One other thing to work out is the suspension. Whether to keep it cantilever or not.

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Old 01-09-2020, 03:02 PM   #6
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So, I picked up a Holmes Puller Pro 3500Kv and Mamba Monster X ESC from a member here.

I'll probably use the Mamba on this build, but after speaking to Holmes, I'll be looking for a bigger, lower Kv motor.

Something more like the 1/8 Puller Pro 4274 1900Kv, not sure on the "Punchy" or "Smooth" yet.

Any other viable options out there that wont break the bank?
The $160 for the puller Pro is about my upper limit.

Thread in the Non-Crawler Section asking about motor choices.

Thread in the Electronics Section asking more specific questions about Kv Ratings.

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Old 01-16-2020, 12:37 AM   #7
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Finally made it home from work.

Snapped a few pics of the XTM. Clean slate and big tires. Definitely needs to be stretched out.

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Old 02-16-2020, 02:17 AM   #8
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So, thanks to a member here... I think I have a good starting point for tires/wheels on the XTM build.

You can see the “ghost rig” behind my old TA02 Baja F150.

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Old 02-16-2020, 05:30 PM   #9
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This jig is setup for an 18” wheelbase, looks about how I want it to sit.

Your thoughts?

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