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  • #103887
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    That would be 4s, although I think it probably would have gone with 3S I was no where near full throttle when it let go.

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    #103899
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    AvatarRetrocosm
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    Ouch, are they still making those cases, looks difficult to fix?

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    #103913
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    Ouch, are they still making those cases, looks difficult to fix?

    sadly no longer available, not even via shapeways.

    That said the fix seems to have been fairly simple, although I need to try it out to see how well it stays together. 20181001_181916

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    As the axle tubes are square I cut some suitable length pieces of steel box section, made and attached the link mounts and made a new upper link mount/axle brace. The steel tube was heated and the nylon axle parts pressed into form a snig fit, then I epoxied everything together. I am currently waiting on some short M3 grubscrews to reinforce the joints and then I shall give it all a quick coat of matt black and shove it back in the Bronco. Test run will be at the nationals 🙂

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    #103914
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    Very impressive, I must admit I would have given up on that.  If it can survive the Nats that will be a job well done.

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    #103940
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    Very impressive, I must admit I would have given up on that. If it can survive the Nats that will be a job well done.

    It helps having the tools and experience I have gained over the years, especially as I often modifiy axles to suit my needs, but this one was in all honesty quite a simple fix. I probably only spent an hour actually fixing it, most of the delay was letting the epoxy cure fully during the final re-assembly.

    So tonight I got it all back together.

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    Next update will be post Nationals and will probably envolve a long list of broken bits 🙂

    Thanks as ever for looking.

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    #104140
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    Right then, post nationals update.

    Only took 3 pictures due to enjoying myself and 2 of them were out of focus 🙁

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    Only one breakage to report, sadly it was the rear axle again. It survived about 150 gates and then one of the portal boxes detached it’s self. again none of the internals got damaged or lost, so I retired the rig for the rest of the weekend (after a mad rush, in the hotel room on saturday evening assisted by Mark, to fit a spare set of SCX10-II axles I had with me.)

    After chatting with Tedd and Chris (Mad Moose) I managed to procure a new rear axle casing (they are no longer in production and the files have also been removed from shapeways).

    So tonight the rear axle was built up and the both were re-fitted. I also took the opportunity to fit some different wheels with a little more weight added for good measure. The wheels are 2.2 RC4WD racelines with 1.9 Pitbull Rock beasts.

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    Thanks as ever for looking in,

     

    More soon………

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    #105457
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    This rig continues to get abused, killed the servo arm at the G6, and with what happened to the rear axle last year I decided that the Mad Moose Axles needed a new safer home so have replaced them with a set of hopped up TRX-4 axles. I was pleasantly surprised to find that all but one of the links I used on the Mad Moose axles fitted the TRX-4 axles and put the wheels in pretty much the same place. The exception was the front upper link which need to be made longer and re-located at the chassis end for cleaerance. Whilst swapping the axles I swapped a set of, I think Carisma Scale Adventure, shocks and springs in as well.

    The suspension all seems to work much more smoothly and I also seem to gained some up travel on the front end, I need to get it out on the rocks soon to see how it performs now.

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    #106846
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    Since fitting the TRX axles to this I have been beating on this everytime I take it out, the first run out I discovered that I had accidently rebuilt the gearbox using some RC4WD gears and some GCM gears and they don’t play happily together (really loud whine). So I replaced it with a 1/16 Traxxas E-revo gearbox. I then killed the plastic gears in the gearbox when I got into a really tight bind on one of the courses at the Scale Nationals last year. So I replaced the stock plastic gears with a set of hot racing steel ones which seems to have fixed that issue. I also swapped out the Pitbulls for some Proline BFG’s.

    Since then I have run it a few time now (still on 4S) and have not had major issues, I did bend the panhard so that got upgraded but again this thing just soldiers on although it is starting to look a little tired.

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    Hopefully it will be less than 8 months before the next update.

     

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    #106862
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    Looks so good all beaten up and dirty, I like how the truck is evolving.

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