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| flm maxx chassis brace | carbon fiber | ofna cd | hacker c50 10xl | - 10.14.2009, 02:11 PM

After many moons of researching, designing, tweaking (still tweaking actually) and waiting, I finally got the chance to start this project of mine.

A list of ingredients:

electrics/power

Hacker C50 10XL
Quark 125B with 'custom' heatsink/mount
Dimension Engineering Sport BEC
Li-saver (Mike's version)
Airtronics steering servo (94359)
Airtronics 3ch Receiver FHSS 2.4 GHz MX-3

chassis

Custom carbon fiber upper and lower plates
FLM Aluminum bulkheads
FLM Aluminum chassis brace
Hardcore Titanium skid plates (front and back)
Unlimited Engineering monoblock chassis extension

suspension

Pro-line steering/servo saver
Pro-line suspension arms
pro-line 23mm Velocity wheels with Bow-Ties and Badlands
Unlimited Engineering shock towers
Unlimited Engineering Supermaxx shocks X 4 (blue springs in front and blacks in the rear)
40 Series USE Hot Racing hubs (23mm extension nuts)
Aluminum knuckles

drive train

OFNA modified LX one center diff with carbon fiber mounts (OFNA Spider on the way)
Unlimited Engineering diff ultralite 7.5 housing
Unlimited Engineering drive cups
Hot Bodies Lightning Hardened Differential and Pinion
HPI Savage XL center drive shafts/dogbones
MIP CVDs all around
Pro-line 23mm hex hubs
RC-Monster pinions 14, 16 and 18 (for speed runs maybe)

Okay... have a look see...

The test cuts made from PVC












Carbon cuts... they were/are a bit rough due to the operator not setting up the router to cut through the material slowly (might have been a dull bit too)...
so it ended up with with a whole bunch of burs along the edges. The best things is, he did it for free... so I will work with it for now.











More to come...

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More...




Cutting out the parts were pretty easy with a cut off wheel... kept every thing wet to reduce the dust (still used a dust mask and eye protection)







Had to remove the burs with a knife before sanding



The whole thing required some serious sanding (to prevent dust, i used water on the sandpaper)



Motor mount



Center diff tower upper brace



Center diff mounting plate
   
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10.14.2009, 02:49 PM

Screwing it up...



I thought these little 'flat-head' screws would work well for the carbon plates







This close up gives a good idea of the work needed on the edges... I'm going to hit them soon with some emery boards to reduce the distortion.











The 'power pack'



The 'power pack' mock up




Going to try and do some work on it tonight... Still have a long way to go before it's finished...


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10.14.2009, 03:06 PM

(Stands in amazement) Man that looks GREAT!!! Great job there!!!


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10.14.2009, 03:09 PM

Awesome work!!

very nice.

I like the center differential mount


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10.14.2009, 03:25 PM

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(Stands in amazement) Man that looks GREAT!!! Great job there!!!
Thanks man... I hope the end product is even better


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Awesome work!!

very nice.

I like the center differential mount

Thanks brushlessboy... I had to modify/cut the LX one towers a bit to allow the 14/16 pinions to move close enough to the spur. The CD
will be lifted a bit, because the 52 spurs is a little too close to the chassis brace (made some spacers for that).

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10.14.2009, 03:32 PM

Wow, didn't see it earlier but those are Pro-Line Suspension arms! Nice job! I had a set of those to make my original max wider!


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10.14.2009, 03:47 PM

Instantly one of my favorite builds! Can you turn the motor mount around?
   
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Wow, didn't see it earlier but those are Pro-Line Suspension arms! Nice job! I had a set of those to make my original max wider!
Yep!! Coming back with the old school ... I found these on ebay a couple months back.

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Yeah, sure... it can be rotated... the mounting plate has slots in stead of holes, so it will allow for adjustments if needed.

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10.14.2009, 04:14 PM

Hope you dont get any flex in the motor mount when you hit a hard landing.

Those arms look a heck of a lot like stockers.....what's the diff between them and traxxas fair....?


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Hope you dont get any flex in the motor mount when you hit a hard landing.

Those arms look a heck of a lot like stockers.....what's the diff between them and traxxas fair....?
I have been thinking about the mount flexing... I won't be doing any big jumps right now, so it should hold for a while... The Pro-line suspension came out along time ago,
and it was a good replacement for the stock arms (still is actually). where strength is concerned, I think they are just as good as the RPMs or even better (not so sure).
   
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10.14.2009, 11:58 PM

Nice job! I love to see the "Homemade" builds and ideas that people come up with. A part of the hobby I like probably the most. This looks like it is going to be real sweet! The flathead screws look nice. Could you recess them into carbon to sit flush or would that take too much away from the strength/integrity of the area?
   
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