Well, for a while now I have missed my extended pede since it was sold to finance my Evil Bandit build. After many months of on road bliss, I am a little bored. So I picked up a slash chassis and threw on the Bandit bling. Have been looking at it for a month now deciding how to proceed. Slash mod racer, or MT?
After seeing The Jangs 1/6th sc build, and the durability that he was experiencing with the bigger tires, I have decided to try my hand.
Now my goals for this truck are to have a 25 mph, durable big tire basher for 90% off road duty. I want to use a black/yellow/red/white paint scheme. I want to use my spare Sidewinder and a Vxl or lower kv motor. For the first initial runs, I will see if the 4600kv can be geared low enough, but I have some serious doubts with the 32p gearing. I could go as low as 9 or 10/58 with what I have laying around. I am also going to look into rrp's 32p clutch setup, being that its design will give more room for a bigger spur gear, if they make them. The clutch sits further back against the motor plate reducing the interference with the drive shaft. I will also use the Traxxas Link I picked up off of ebay. I may have to sell my graphite e-savage to fund this one, but with the lst shocks, its pretty much strictly a jump truck, so not much to lose there. I may extend the chassis with my pede extension mod if the body that I pick needs it. I want a mt, not a scaled down street legal looking type truck. Other than that, the build will pick its own course as it escalates. This will not be a fast build. Any suggestions will be considered, so don't be afraid to pipe up!
Ok, on to the pics.
Here is what I am starting with:
Servo is the cheapo 995mg china special. It has proven to be strong and durable. I have been using it for 6 months in the e-sav and have no centering issues. Strc front bulk. HR Slash trans, and shocks (don't like them, but will be using the caps with ultras). Swami Bar.Trx steel outdrives, carriers, bell cranks and linkages. RC Solutions x-wide c-blocks. Rpm towers and arms. I will be doing an rpm wide front mod, and will eventually dye the chassis black.
Hpi Dirt Bonz. These tires are very light for their size. They will be mated to yellow ofna splits. I have some integy 17mm slash adapters I got as a present for x-mas. If they don't work out, I will go with the ones The Jang used for the \slash.
Here is a mock up:
These tires are really big. If I cant effectively gear for them I also have my holeshots as an option:
as you can see from the pic, they are about 1/2-3/4" smaller than the dirt bonz. They are good bit heavier though.
Well that is all I have for now, but have 8 items coming in the mail this week, so will try to post up pics when they get here. Thanks for lookin!