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Postby Ferny » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:13 pm

Electrics refitted just need some Velcro to secure the battery ImageImageImage

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Postby Ferny » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:43 pm

Steering upgrade done for less than a fiver ! Works a treat removes most of the wobble from the front end and increase steering lockImage

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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:28 pm

Nice upgrade.
I used rubber O-rings on mine, but this looks neat and very strong.
Can you share a link for the steering linkages?
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Postby Ferny » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:38 pm

Here you go

https://m.banggood.com/10pcs-2_5mm-RC-B ... mds=search

The tie rod is made from 2 rod ends for rc planes soldered together, I had to drill out the rod ends to make it fit as is a 3mm thread The drag link is joined with a small self tapper with the head cut off.

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Postby Ferny » Fri May 11, 2018 10:16 pm

Up graded the axles with some metal parts from aliexpress which arrived in under a week.

A few problems along the way which needed a work around.

1. The bearings supplied on the axle were to wide to fit in the correct place but the 4 supplied for the pinion were perfect!

2. The dog bone pins were too short

3.They knock out easily and were replaced with with a 180 motor shaft cut to length!ImageImageImage

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Postby Ferny » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:09 pm

2 speed transmission arrived today!Image

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Postby Ferny » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:28 am

2 speed transmission is in just need repack all the electrics, have hidden the esc in one of the fuel tanks Image

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Postby wibblywobbly » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:55 pm

Yet more magical mods on an HL truck. It seems that the possibilities are endless??
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Postby Ferny » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:19 pm

They are not with out there faults, but to fair I broke a 300 quid hpi monster truck the first time I used it lol. I have big plans for this little truck

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Postby Ferny » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:55 am

So been working on this on and off for a while and it's nearly done! Just complete strip down to fit new chassis rails now I have perfected the suspension.

The upgraded leaf spring kit while quite well made, gives to much lift and some tips the axles to much ( photo 1)

So replaced the kit parts with some shackles made from brass strip. Also replaced the kit bushes with my own made from styrene tube with brass inserts.

New chassis will have brass bushes soldered on to to replace the random pits of plastic!

Now the 2 speed transmission: the servo supplied was rubbish and for some reason would not play the game when setting the end points. So was replaced, which due to the size of the splines meant I had to fabricate a custom linkage!

Wheel nuts: Got these for my 1/10 truck but they don't fit my new wheels. Slightly over scale but look better than cross head screws ( devils own work in my opinion!)
Drilled and tapped hubs to 2.5m and drilled wheels to 3mm. Need of the kits in photo as they come with special odd sized socket. ImageImageImageImage

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Postby Ferny » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:05 pm

The bodyImage

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Postby Mishka » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:21 pm

Damn this is looking good, nice build

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:27 pm

Oh wow, I particularly love "the body" :clap: :clap: :thumbup:
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Postby Ferny » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:55 pm

Thanks! Still waiting on the new chassis rails.

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Postby Mishka » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:07 pm

Ferny wrote:Thanks! Still waiting on the new chassis rails.

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Making them yourself or ordered some?

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Postby Ferny » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:25 pm

Orderd did think about making some but changed my mind .

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Postby Ferny » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:18 pm

Rear suspension done !ImageImage

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Postby Ferny » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:07 pm

Axle mount servo kit arrived yesterday so could crack on with the front suspension. Just waiting on another metal cross member to complete the chassis Image

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