Monthly Archives: April 2015

Guards and Controllers

Since my Scx10 runs the mirrored transmission i cannot use the stock gear guard , so i took advantage of the 15% easter discount at CKRC and ordered an Vanquish one, which can be run mirrored. It arrived on the same day as the HEYOK 4amp Winch controller.

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please ignore the bad wiring on the HEYOK controller, thats my work , not Al’s. It works lovely , just need to stuff it into the electronics box.

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The Vanquish gear guard consists of a motor plate with an extra 4th hole for better alignment, spacers and the cover itself . the installation is a simple bolt on job.

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I also swapped over the 35t Torque master expert from the Wraith into the Cherokee. I rechecked the brushes and it seems the grinding sound has disappeared at least for now.

 

 

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The state of the projects

Its time for a status update on whats what.

the Cherokee is kinda finished but looks in pieces.

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i need to install the new servo winch controller when it arrives as the small 10A ESC went up in smoke after I installed the Locked up RC spool and line

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The servo is sitting on a bracket ,so the spool is raised out of the way of the panhard. I also went with some new winch line

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i fiddled around with the panhard some more and i think i have the desired rod length and angle , i might change it to a solid rod instead of the threaded rod one.

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There is also Mojca’s SCX10 for the new season , which she built herself. a detailed writeup on it will follow when its completed, it should be very capable.

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There is also my new project , the FJ40 Ascender . Not much done to it yet, but I really enjoyed building the kit itself . 20150406-fj40begining5

it might have a few shortcomings , but look at that steering angle out of the box !

Fancy Foams & Fancy Wheel Hubs

its been too long , i apologise ! i was really busy with work . The postman has been busy too 😀

Finally pulled the plug on the Crawler Innovations 4.25″ – 4.19″ Deuces Wild Closed cell foams

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The install is simple, i had to enlarge the inside to fit the wheel weights . it was really easy with a Dremel and sanding drum.

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the foams are waterproof, but need the tires to be vented ,  which was a weird psychological hurdle .

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i used a cheap hole punch to put in 3x2mm holes into the centre of the tire.

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the star cut 2.2 foams i used before have deformed after a year

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the DW foams are even firmer than the old foams, but i can still trip the forward ribs to increase forward bite.

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Rogue Elements did one last run of their wheel hub covers , they are super nice, really impressed with the details. they will replace the TSS covers on the Cherokee

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