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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    I have had nitro... but not anymore. With today's technology electric is faster, runs longer... and may be cheaper. It costs only pennies to charge up a pack and a properly cared for pack lasts a LOT of cycles. A gallon of nitro around here (you should know) is not cheap by anyone's standard.
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    Ahhh crap your killing me. Thought I had it all figured out. Was going to buy a big tackle box with storage boxes for all my stuff. But now that I see how nice yours works I have changed my mind and want everything in one place.

    Nice work

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    Nicely done sir !!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crock View Post
    Ahhh crap your killing me. Thought I had it all figured out. Was going to buy a big tackle box with storage boxes for all my stuff. But now that I see how nice yours works I have changed my mind and want everything in one place.

    Nice work
    I had the tackle box plus storage boxes... between those and getting my family loaded to go somewhere for a little fun (a park usually) it took a ton of trips back and forth to the car to get everything loaded. Now at least all my RC stuff is only 2 trips and I have everything instead of two trips just for a radio, minimal tools, and an RC. Now if I break I can fix it on site as long as it doesn't require a Dremel...

    Aw, man... another idea! lol


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    Nicely done sir !!!!!!
    Thanks!
    So far I am very happy with it!
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    lol Jimmie i know what your going to do next now with that dremel its going to get a different power source soon and modded just a bit.
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    Ok were did you hide the tools?

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    In the bottom section now...
    When I started this thread they were carried in a separate tool box. Now, since I am selling my MERV and Boss I have room for the tool box in the bottom section as long as I don't bring my oils. I am currently looking for a more compact container for the shock and diff fluids... so the will sit in front of the power supply down in the bottom standing up. I might end up making a tray out of plexiglass... we will see.

    Here is an old pic of my tool box...

    Tool content has changed a little since then.
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    Hard to judge the size. Guess I'm off to Walmart now. Hehe. Then I can get rid of my charging tool box and my parts and tools box.

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    The tool box is the $5ish option... it is the small one.
    The mobile center is the only one they have.
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    Ya gonna go do some measuring. I think I can fit my tools and chargers in the rolling box easily. With some inspiration from your set up. Just got to see it in person and take a few measurements. My charging station is no ware as big as yours it fits in the $5 tool box with my extra charger in my tool box

    I actually think my Walmart has a different rolling box don't remember seeing that one

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    FYI Canadian tire has the parts bins on sale for $2 and $4 right now.

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    Great job Jason !!
    Massive effort, very well executed.

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    Thanks!!!!
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    Made some changes tonight... for a couple of reasons.

    1) I don't like leaving my charge system powered up when it is not charging. Before this change, that required me to go unplug the cord reel between every charge.

    2) Now I have a AC power point on the unit... for soldering or a Dremel.

    3) I like tinkering.



    I was hoping to find a black version of this... but they only had this color, white, and almond.
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    Dang it, now I am going out to get another toolbox for my next project... Why? Why did you post this?!?!
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    To either make your life more simple or more complicated... I cannot decide.
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    I made some changes to the ParaBoard tonight...

    Took off 4 of the XT60 connectors and added TRX:


    Then I noticed the balance cable was going bad:


    I found a 6S extension cable in my goodie box, cut the end off, and soldered it direct to the board:

    (Covered in liquid electrical to protect against shorts)

    Since I was already soldering I wanted to try out an idea I have had for a while:

    TIGHT quarter soldering!!

    Carved a hole:


    BAM!! Now I can see cell voltages AS THEY CHARGE!!!
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    You are forgetting one thing sir...

    Where are the speakers and the 1/8" jack for your MP3 player?

    Looks like you have the same philosophy about toolboxes as I do: If I can't find what I want, I'll get a toolbox that is close then modify it and make it what I want.

    nice work!
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    I'd be too busy RC'n to listen anyway. lol

    Thanks for the compliment!
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    Dang, this looks really cool
    Drive it like you stole it!

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    Man, that toolbox is awsome, you are a GENIUS!!! I will make one too! this is what i need! Can it be plugged on a car battery(DC input)?
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    The iCharger is a DC charger... the play center is AC based; unless I bolt on my 2500 watt inverter. lol
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    Update on the modified paraboard

    I was having issues with the charger claiming that the cells were too low, slow balance charging, and a never ending last .01v. It seems that the charger does not like the cell checker ran in parallel... so I did this:



    Now I can see cell voltages with the press of a button. This small interruption of signal does not mess with the charge.

    I wired the 6x6x7 tactile up to the (-) of the cell checker, drilled a hole in the halves of the paraboard plastics, and filed a slight slot in the edge of the circuit board for the switch to "rest" (it is kinda wedged in there with no where to go... with a very slight wiggle).


    Here is a tiny clip of it working:
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    Jimmies Mobile Play Center... Version 2

    I decided to build something smaller yet have it still hold everything I normally use for minor repairs and items needed for just about every bash session.

    This is what I came up with:




    Carved out the front part of the bottom locking circle to give my fingers something to grab to open the lid.




    Very important tools... cell checker and a thermometer!


    Epoxied 8x1.5 N35 neodymium magnets to the lid. This holds some of my tools on this side and spare body clips on the outside. You can also see the bracket I made to hold the 1/4" drive ratchet.




    This is what the tool holder looked like before I pop-riveted it into place.


    AC power point with lighted AC control switch.


    Here is a link to version 1:
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...le-Play-Center...

    I have been using this one in an unfinished state for a few months, adding tools that were needed and taking away tools that were just taking up space. I am pretty sure that this is as lean as it can get yet still have the tools needed to do minor repairs. This unit is small enough that I can take it with me even when I drive the 2003 Mach... the V1 monstrosity would not fit in the trunk! lol


    There are a few things that I still might do to it...

    1) More caging around the flashlight (that also has a magnet on a stick... great for finding those dropped fasteners). During harsh treatment it can slide out of place.

    2) Something to keep the lid from tilting back as far. The stock method is overburdened with the weight of the tools and charger in the lid.

    3) Part of the removable tray bottom flattened to store the ParaBoard. I might end up needing to do something similar to what I did in V1, but I still want to retain the handle in this one. It all depends on how stressed the balance connectors get on my Summit packs... they are the shortest ones I have. Only time will tell!
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    Just posted up my smaller version!
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...13#post5560413
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    Nice work Jimmie
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    Great work Jimmie with some well thought out ideas. Should work out for you better than version 1 as this one is not as bulky and will be easier to haul around.

    Did you get what you had in version 1 in this one?
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    No need to create a second thread on this Very cool handy box of wonders

    Even if you have made a revised edition, the entire thread is worth going over JN...

    So I've merged them NN
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    Thanks for the compliments guys!

    The new version is lacking:
    A lot of spare parts... the ones that should be changed out at home on the work bench and not out in the bash area.
    Cord reel... I love it, but there is just not room for it. This just means I have to move closer to outlets.
    24 volts... which means charging the MT4's 5S battery will be limited to 220ish watts. V1 will still be charging when I am home with 24v.
    Amp meter... very awesome wow factor, but just no room for it.
    Select tools... the ones that only get used with major parts breakage. The set that is in this box are all I've used in the past 2 months.
    Oils... those are staying home.
    Spare remote...really don't need to drag that with me everywhere.
    Wheels... this one doesn't weigh a ton, no need to drag it on the ground.
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    Dude you are one awesome fabricator/builder.So mad respect jimmie ......peace
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    You got some great ideas and nice craftsmanship. You can transport rc's on top of your big box. Slide the extended handle between truck and the left or right side tires. Then you can let it rest on top as you roll it around.

    I used chain for my lid holder. You can use a solder iron or a hot piece of metal to melt threw the soft plastic instead of drilling. Here are a few thumbnails of my pit charge box.


    Includes:
    12.5-13.6v/46 amp Ps
    Dual hyperions
    LED lighting
    Power strip
    Cigarette lighter/12volt outlet
    X-box 360 fans
    Ps Voltage adjustment potentiometer
    Ps fan On/off switch
    Voltage display
    Deans outputs(three)
    Horn/alarm


    Wishlist:
    12volt or 120volt input
    More LEDs
    Voltage and Amperage combination display
    Battery backup system for the Leds
    USB output
    Clock
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