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Manne
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01.09.2013, 06:05 AM

Update:

Found some old pictures of weight comparission between my batterys, the weight of the chassis and such, just thought I should post them if someone were interested

I changed out all the sloppy plasticballs for some revo metal ones in the steering:




And here is the weight of the 15mm chassis, 540grams:


My 4000mah 4s nanotechs, 423grams each:


The old Rhino packs, 3700mah 4s, 406grams:


I have always been afraid to rip out the sockets from the mambamonster, so I made extensions back then so I didnīt have to pull the motorcables directly from the mamba:


I donīt use them anymore tho since it gets too messy in my latest build wich you can read about here:

http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ayer-pro-build

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07.07.2014, 04:35 PM

Long time, no see....

I have really really bad news. The flux got stolen. I will build a new one in time.

Have some carnage pics to post in memory.

I hope you struggle like hell for the one who stole you! Bye bye dear truck.

Bought a new body for it:


Got a MMM WP V2 for it:


Drove it like i stole it:


Worst rim so far i think!
   
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07.07.2014, 04:36 PM

Bye bye


   
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08.25.2014, 05:42 AM

Time for an update!

Just ordered a whole new truck! Ordered it in parts mostly from Dollarhobbyz and Tcs crawlers. It will be a XL build this time without the batteryboxes.

Brb as soon as the packages starts raining in
   
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08.26.2014, 01:18 PM

Are they there yet? :D


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08.27.2014, 04:08 AM

No not yet! I want my parts now! My fingers are itching after wrenching!

Will update as soon as they are here
   
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09.24.2014, 06:20 PM

So it finally begins!
Just as the last build itīs totally dedicated to bashing. Itīs aimed to be light, agile and ofcourse bulletproof.


Specs of the ride:

Castle creations Mamba monster 2 with smoothcan 2200kv.
Custom length cvdīs, front 57mm, rear 167mm.
Custom gerboxmounts.
Custom esc mount.
Custom battery tray.
Custom Servo mounts.
Custom center skidplate.
Custom motorplate.
Hpi Cheepo Rx/Tx.
Hpi Bulletproof diffs.
Hpi Xl axels.
Hpi Hd servosaver spring.
Hpi Bulkheads and skids.
Traxxas E-revo/Summit/E-maxx gearbox.
Traxxas E-revo/Summit receiver box.
Traxxas steel steeringballs.
Traxxas E-revo/Summit Servo protector.
Traxxas MMM Esc hold down.
Pro-line 23mm 1/2 offset Velocity rims.
Pro-line 3.2 mashers and pro-line 3.2 paddle tires.
Pro-line Ford f650 body.
Integy aluminum bulkhead braces.
Integy Hd carriers.
Tcs crawlers 5mm Xl chassis.
Tcs crawlers Carrier bolt kit.
Cen racing 23mm hubs.
Power Hd steering servo.
12.9 steel hex screws.
Ballbearings in the steering rack.
Aluminum servo horn.


So it starts with the Tcs chassis to make some meassurements for the battery tray thats going to hold two 5s 3000mah lipos:




The battery tray sits on Hpiīs plastic bulkhead braces, should be more than enough to support my lipos:


Did cut it out by hand as usual from a kitchen cutting board:





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09.24.2014, 06:23 PM



The magic box finally came:


And then there was christmas early!:



Started with the diffs, deassembling, shimming, greasing, changeing oil etc:


Grease is good for you:




Grease is good for the builder too:
   
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09.24.2014, 06:24 PM

Made some stops for the hingepins:




Mounted dual braces to save the bulkheads:


Bearings in the servorack:


Steel balls in the steering linkage:


Hd servo saver spring:


Drilled holes to use longer screws:


Made slots in the carrier to get blown bearings out easily:


Front and rear end is on:
   
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09.24.2014, 06:26 PM

First version of the extended rear shaft, simply cut and welded, didnīt hold up to my abuse:


This is the second version. Cut, inserted in a handmade steel tube with six 4mm holes in it, welded in the six holes, then finished in a lathe. All done by a very skilled friend of mine called "Karlsson" , this version has taken som serious abuse and still holds up! Basher approved:



Some plumbing was done, oops pic taken after the first testdrive....:


The aluminum bulkhead mounts:


The custom skidplate, also mounted after the first testdrive, was going to not use a skid, but bent the rear centershaft so decided to moke one up:


How the servo sits and are connected to the steering rack:
   
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09.24.2014, 06:27 PM

Had to remove some material from the chassis to get free movement:


After the first test session I installed washers on the toelinks to keep them from popping off:


And then there was a whole truck all the sudden!:




Painted the body black and white to make it more easy to see how it stands in the air on those freaky uncontrolled "flip it like you stole it" jumps:


   
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09.24.2014, 06:29 PM

And what can I say? Itīs beyond all expectations, the thing I love the most is that when everything is mounted so tight in the center itīs so much more easy to make the truck lean to left or right in mid air, which makes it possible to throw some awsome underside up whips.

Iīm sorry that I forgot to take pictures of the making of the esc mounting plate and the servo mounts. And the gearboxmounts and motorplate.

I now have three things left to do on the truck. Build my "indestructable" shocks from 5mm Revo pushrods (see page three), buy a aluminum gearbox housing (see page three), and install my other radio with telemetry for temp and voltage.

The parts for the shocks have arrived, just have had to much fun driving it to do any wrenching:


Thats all for tonight. I have some more stuff to post about driveshafts, wear etc but that will have to wait for now. Keep on bashing and have fun everyone!

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09.30.2014, 06:10 PM

Looks good manne!
Looking at this makes me want to build my stuff back to running order.
I used to love my savage.


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03.18.2015, 03:22 PM

Long time no see!

A few things have happend except tons of bashing.

Some new springs Coils/White 159GF/MM Hpi86554:


Got the shocks modified for the 5mm shafts:


Got the flm draglink:


Got a bigger motor for less heat, Leopard 4082, vs Castle 1515:




Iīm always cutting the skids like this, otherwise small pebles gets stuck between the a-arm and the skid:


Got the Tqi radio in:
   
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03.18.2015, 03:23 PM

Installed the Cen racing internals from the genesis/matrix, I did this not because I stripped the gears, but because I kept snapping the 2.5mm pin on each outputshaft. The Cen internals uses 3mm pins. Just drilled up the flux outputs from 2.5mm to 3mm. Strongly recomended!:
Stock to the left:














And got a new Charger:

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