Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Off-Road builds Quick TFL Bronco Build

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  • #103887
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    Pete Attryde
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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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    Ouch, are they still making those cases, looks difficult to fix?

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    Pete Attryde
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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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    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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    Pete Attryde
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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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