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    T-Maxx 6x6

    please do not ask me:"are you selling this, and what is the price ???", just send me a mail, if i answer you here, my thread will be considered as advertising, and will be deleted one more time

    This Project began in january with my 2 years old T-maxx 4908 which I was not using any more because I built a FLM E-maxx last september.



    Rather than sell my t-maxx, I have decided to transform it in something of really fun, why not a 6 wheels maxx ?
    I made a prototype to see what would be the difficult points of my realisation
    -center bulkhead
    -center skid plate
    -rear chassis and chassis brace
    -rear transmission
    -center differential









    we can imagine many thing with a scratch build



    After that i couldn't stop this project, i knew that i wanted such a monster

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    During more than one month, i spent a lot of time drew all the new part which are not existing on the market to build my T-maxx. I used the SolidWroks soft for that:

    center skid plate with the rear chassis brace :


    the most difficult piece to draw, the center differential:




    all the parts assembled:
    Last edited by halesk; 07-18-2010 at 05:02 AM.

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    in the city close to my house, i have a friend who is working in a factory which is making hydrolic jar.
    My project amazed him and he helped me to build all the pieces:

    a new era rear bulkhead that we have cut:


    the rear chassis in a 4mm aluminum, and the rear chassis braces:




    the center skid plate:


    and the central diff:


    let's assemble all that !
    the center train:


    linked to a brand new rear:



    after 6 month of works and waiting, here is the monster:


    with my old picco.26 and a dubro airplane tank !


    and many replacement parts ;-)
    Last edited by halesk; 07-18-2010 at 05:26 AM.

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    I also wanted so see if my kit would fit the E-maxx, i tried with my FLM chassis


    this thread would be worthless without this :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-HMWCDGPfA

    and this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOCTXRKTTBM

    the monster is really stable, can climb incredible things! even if it is a little bit slower than the 4 wheel version it is a real pleasure to drive

    the last one, the grass is too tall and the cameraman is sick :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFfb4YeDtQY
    Last edited by halesk; 07-18-2010 at 05:55 AM.

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    Love the vids! Looks like your 6x6 is working good.
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

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    on the E'maxx you could put the batteries on the back

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    Great job. Impressive.
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    That is awesome! You really did a great job. It is incredible how it went from seemingly lifeless SolidWorks plans to those incredibly manufactured parts.

    By the way, what happened to the set of Pro-Line Powerstrokes? You only have two pairs (four shocks), half a set, which only outfit the front end on the E-MAXX.
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    my e-maxx is, in the normal configuratin, completly equiped with power strocks.
    but in order to try it in 6wheels, i removed the rear train (with the Power strock) to directly screwed this part on it



    that's why there is a mix of big bore and power strocks.

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    hey !
    I still haven't got a body for my monster, but I will have TRACKS
    this weekend i had some time so i bought some aluminium, screws and belt :


    i aslo sacrificed 2 wheels with 8 screw on it, every 45 :


    here is what i obtained after 6h of works (i had very bad tools ) :


    everything installed on the 6x6 :



    Then it was time for tests ! just look at those 2 videos, it is simpler than long explanation

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH2aMMV9XlA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTaq3QLI5Qo


    Epic failure

    The tracks need to be guided with more than 1 screw
    I will try with a 40 serie wheels next weekend. i think that with 3 screws on the same line it should be ok ...

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    That's one crazy looking T-Maxx. But I have to say good job on that.
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    8x8 would be a BEAST!

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    hello

    I have big problems with the tracks, and i have to rethink all what i have done.

    a little up, because there is some snow here !! let's fit those ski pad and have some fun



    and a vid :




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    Excellent work! I Love seeing people who go beyond and produce something like that. At first with the mock ups in plastic I was saying to myself here we go again.... You proved me wrong.... Nice job.

    The track system needs idler wheels to maintain the tension on the tracks. I suggest doing some research on tracks, one good thing to look at is the "Ripsaw" on youtube, they even had some episodes on Discovery where they really showed a lot of the engineering features...
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    with 2 old body, i tried to make 1 long body.
    here is the result :


    and because the thermic is not easy to use during the winter, i easily convert my truck to electric power (twin 775) :


    i had a lot of fun with my friend (who got a summit) today !

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    I saw on here recently somebody made a 6x6 e-maxx I think and he used a silverado body and cut off the bed. He made a flat bed out of aluminum for the rest of the truck. Just an idea.

    Great build too

    Your truck sounded like it was boggin alot in the vid w/ the snow

    I'd like to see a vid if the e-maxx version, since I'm a electric guy myself, but I tend to peruse the nitro maxx forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by halesk View Post
    (twin 775) :
    Now why oh why did you have to go and out do me? Looking good!!! What gearing are you running on the 775's?
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    sell me that center differential! lol

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    Nice build! I know it's a year old, but someone just brang the thread up.
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