Castle rustler, stampede, merv, summit,and an s-10
Hahah, thanks MiNi, I'm glad everyone's liking this.
I really hope someone else gets in to this as well, and starts posting their progress in here too! "My FPV Summit" can become just that, not KRALL's just "MY" makes sense to me. There are a few forums out there with over 100+ pags of FPV builds, it'd be great to have one on the Traxxas forum itself!
I just got back from the store and bought ANOTHER receiver switch, now I can have a switch for transmission ON 1, or Transmission ON 2. Earlier problem solved.
It appears the battery trays were MADE for this!
I've cleaned up the wiring, I shortened a bunch of the servo wires and the ESC wire, redid the chassis led connectors, and then ran them through the vent and up through a hole I cut in to my "FPV Link" box.
Worked out very well, in the battery tray there is even a type of hanger... for all the wires to keep them out of the way of the battery! Not bad not bad!
Used to look like this:
Very nice . Clean install everything labeled for future potential repairs etc
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Mountains cant stop me
they have tried
holy, this thing is coming along even more sick than before, I definitely need an extra $1200 to get my own make shift summit going
What's a coffee if it aint Irish
Turns out my LED for the transmission is a common cathode, I need common anode to make it work. Figures, now I have to order ANOTHER part. What's funny though is the one I was using, it's from 1979!! In short, they don't make them anymore hahaha, however I found what I need fortunately.
I spent the day researching 1:6 bodies, I almost pulled the trigger on a 1:6 of the same thing I have, but it's 4" too wide and 4" too long, but so much more detailed inside. Big drag.
There is a 1:8 scale but they haven't been seen since 2008, 4years ago.. no luck finding them. OH WELL.
Bought the expansion to BF3 today so been busy bustin peoples virtual faces with machine guns all day. BACK to work I go.
Out standing build and great modifications, makes my mods look like 1st grade work. Love the way you switched the electronics around and used the flat cable. Great job and have been keeping track of your build just did not know what to say sense you r build is out of my range of knowledge .
Endeavoring to persevere !
Haha thanks a lot Edstoys, it's really nice to hear. What I'm doing isn't really complicated, it just requires a lot of tools and a big enough parts bin.
I just got back from the store and I bought:
Now I can finalize wire placement throughout the body - well sort of, still waiting on these 7-segment led's to get back in stock.
BF3 has been taking alll my time! Hahah
I got some parts in today (ordered late last night from Arizona, they arrived here by 3pm, incredible)
Nothing too exciting:
BUT it made me get back to work and here's the new antenna mast for the car - it goes from the "FPV Link" I made on the chassis, to the body, and then through the body to this - MUCH higher than the stock antenna so I expect greater range - basically now the car can be completely out of sight below a hill, and still receiver signal.
The parts I received are for the dash, a few posts back I mentioned I needed common anode 7-segments so I needed to order some, sooo last night I ordered MORE common cathode, oops. Either way I received some nice square and round led's for the dash to display front/back diffs and gears.
Nice, can never have enough range!
What's a coffee if it aint Irish
Nice haha to bad the antenna is usually on the other side lol
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Hahah yeah I know, I saw a picture of that after I mounted this. Oh well!! I still have to mount the antenna for the camera pan&tilt and light controls etc.. so maybe that'll go on the other side - depends on the antenna length.
It's been SO HOT here the past week, that and other LIFE stuffs.. I haven't touched this really since putting the antenna up.
I receiver my proper 7-segment LED, mounted it and it looks pretty good - the first one (from the '70s) was a perfect fit, but this one is smaller so I've filled the gaps with liquid electric tape.
Kind of wish I didn't cut the hole for the bigger one, but whatever - the camera can't even focus this close anyway, so you won't really notice it in the video feed/recordings.