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Posted: 1/1/2023 7:28:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: bansil]
SO, I picked these guys up a couple of days ago on 30th, 1/18 scale 4dr Bronco's
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Red is mine and Blue is the wifes

These are a blast to drive, especially after spending 20+ years wheeling, it is fun picking lines etc

Here is a video from 1st night, playing on island



and another testing climb angle, these were very slick boards



Now its been raining/snowing so we needed a place to play indoors, So I picked up some foam, expanding foam and some plaster sheeting to start on a trail course
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More work, the steeper mnt. was foam over crinkled paper hot glued to box face.
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mores

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Need to do a 2nd coat in a few places, have to order some more plaster, I didn't know how far it would go

VP
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 7:45:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: bansil] [#1]
Plan is to have 6 pcs in total to cover the island and to be easier to store in a closet.

The two pieces for the ends of island will be two 24x48 inch pcs for a 48x48 course

with a 24x36 run between the two ends and a bridge or two over the sink area

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Link Posted: 1/1/2023 7:46:35 AM EST
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Homemade hills are very cool!

I remember when I was doing RC planes that a digital proportional controller was a good thng to have.  It looks to me like the controller for the Broncos has a pretty abrupt on/off throttle control.
It'd be nice to be able to moderate the forward motion a little better.
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 7:58:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: bansil] [#3]
Originally Posted By eracer:
Homemade hills are very cool!

I remember when I was doing RC planes that a digital proportional controller was a good thng to have.  It looks to me like the controller for the Broncos has a pretty abrupt on/off throttle control.
It'd be nice to be able to moderate the forward motion a little better.
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Thanks and you are correct!!

SO after reading the instructions I found out that, it has 3 modes and that was the stock sport mode 100% response and no brake drag, the next is Trail mode it is reduce % response for finger travel and has drag brake in neutral, the 3rd is Crawl mode which is 100% drag for hill climbing.

Also I have lower gearing coming, to lower it more.

SO the sport mode you have to control the gas and brakes, throttle is back and brakes forward, thru neutral, so it definitely is twitchy trying to figure it out, in crawl mode totally different animal
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 8:27:45 AM EST
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Hopefully later today I can start building my Tamiya racing fighter (dt03 chassis). Going to use an old mrc 75mhz am radio with it.  Last model rc I had was a tamiya falcon.
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 8:47:43 AM EST
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Hopefully later today I can start building my Tamiya racing fighter (dt03 chassis). Going to use an old mrc 75mhz am radio with it.  Last model rc I had was a tamiya falcon.
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Post pics for sure!
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 8:54:33 AM EST
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Planning on getting a 4wd slash truck this year, too. Traxxas is a pretty cool company, learned a little about them at a local hobby shop.
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 9:02:02 AM EST
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I was thinking about the spray foam as well. Looking good! I installed the complete low range motor assembly. Makes a big difference. Trying to keep my course" /> somewhat small in the garage.
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 9:49:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By scool:
I was thinking about the spray foam as well. Looking good! I installed the complete low range motor assembly. Makes a big difference. Trying to keep my coursehttps://images.z900rs.co.uk/course.jpg" target="_blank">https://images.z900rs.co.uk/course.jpg somewhat small in the garage.
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Very cool!

I just got done adding another end to uphill climb

Before
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Gonna let it dry and we can try it out this afternoon
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 10:22:50 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/2/2023 5:26:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bansil:
Thanks and you are correct!!

SO after reading the instructions I found out that, it has 3 modes and that was the stock sport mode 100% response and no brake drag, the next is Trail mode it is reduce % response for finger travel and has drag brake in neutral, the 3rd is Crawl mode which is 100% drag for hill climbing.

Also I have lower gearing coming, to lower it more.

SO the sport mode you have to control the gas and brakes, throttle is back and brakes forward, thru neutral, so it definitely is twitchy trying to figure it out, in crawl mode totally different animal
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Excellent!
Link Posted: 1/2/2023 8:27:58 AM EST
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Well we played for about an hour last night, 2 of the 3 climbs are possible, the last one...no way, even with added weight. So I will add a few smaller boulders when plaster comes in.

She tried like hell though and it showed

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another poser shot as she climbs an easy line

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Link Posted: 1/5/2023 8:21:49 PM EST
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Last night I roughed in some areas, and then sprayed foam tonight, then split her into 2pcs.
Moar pics tomorrow
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Link Posted: 1/6/2023 9:39:13 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/6/2023 2:10:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: bansil] [#14]
Started this morning on the plaster sheeting
Ends covered
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Then some terrain!
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Weapon of choice is an old chinaminium knife and cutting board
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Link Posted: 1/6/2023 2:17:53 PM EST
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Got the winch anchor tree stump made and covered.
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Well picture sucks ,but I started on top plaster coat...this will take a while
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I will take better pics later...
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 3:26:07 PM EST
[#16]
This is so creative and awesome!
Do you have friends with whom you can run some time trials?
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 5:07:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: bansil] [#17]
Not yet

But we have been wheeling together 18 yrs, until life slowed us down,  so best competition is wife, I spotted her all over the east coast, so we think a like

Local shop built a 1:18 outdoor course and folks are buying the trucks as fast as they come in, they like my concept but said it can't be done, in such a small space...this will show them
So, drying....fingers crossed for tonight

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Link Posted: 1/8/2023 7:54:35 AM EST
[#18]
Spent an hr and a bottle of wine playing last night.
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I got to chase her around, need to modify some lines and desperately need the low gears
Link Posted: 1/9/2023 8:11:43 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/12/2023 7:01:29 AM EST
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So I added on to backside of hill, to stop rollovers
Link Posted: 1/12/2023 7:03:28 AM EST
[#21]
Also started on 3rd pc, this will be the Vol. Fire hall
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and printed rear shock relocator patterns
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Link Posted: 1/14/2023 5:49:36 AM EST
[#22]
Finished the 2 areas I mentioned above
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Did some work on the "sink cover"
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Some texture on bridge
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This will allow a 2 level play area, testing room
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Link Posted: 1/14/2023 4:49:22 PM EST
[#23]
Set up at the house for tonight
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Link Posted: 1/15/2023 4:42:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bansil

and printed rear shock relocator patterns
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Are the shock reloactor STL files available?  Want to try them since my local hobby shop will be closed through Tuesday.
Link Posted: 1/15/2023 6:00:53 AM EST
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Yes, on thingiverse.com, I will hopefully get them drilled and tapped installed today.took like 30 min. To print
Relocation links
Link Posted: 1/15/2023 9:19:05 AM EST
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Also added moar plaster sheeting
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Link Posted: 1/15/2023 9:46:19 AM EST
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So this obstacle is a we bit vertices
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So I will add a ledge and a rock today...enjoy
Link Posted: 1/15/2023 10:46:20 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/15/2023 12:19:13 PM EST
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Man, looking fun!  Wish I was closer to try it out with my new one, lol!

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Link Posted: 1/15/2023 3:55:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: bansil] [#30]
Got peeps in AZ....the whole Mesa area, shot 1st rattler off of hiway, heading thru to wheel cheva falls!! Circa 1979

What size tires ?
Link Posted: 1/15/2023 7:07:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bansil:
Yes, on thingiverse.com, I will hopefully get them drilled and tapped installed today.took like 30 min. To print
Relocation links
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Thanks!  Printing them now but will be a while before I try them out, don't have the tap available.
Link Posted: 1/15/2023 9:18:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: Helsing76] [#32]
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Originally Posted By bansil:
Got peeps in AZ....the whole Mesa area, shot 1st rattler off of hiway, heading thru to wheel cheva falls!! Circa 1979

What size tires ?
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Nice, I love it here in AZ!

Here are tire dims...

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They are a bit smaller than the rc4wd Mud Slingers.

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Link Posted: 1/16/2023 12:59:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bansil:
So friends last night said it looks like an AT-AThttps://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/388306/20230115_104134_jpg-2672916.JPG
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I immediately thought "Pit bull."
Link Posted: 1/16/2023 1:00:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By eracer:

I immediately thought "Pit bull."
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Link Posted: 1/16/2023 5:36:37 PM EST
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This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while
Link Posted: 1/16/2023 7:54:19 PM EST
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Thanks to all that posted
Link Posted: 1/17/2023 8:38:54 AM EST
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Quick update on truck mods that were planned

I printed the shock relocation, after mocking it up last night, I did not do the mod.

It put the shock so layed down, they were bottomed out at rest, so NO up travel was left, plenty down BUT no up, so even ground pressure wouldn't really be usable.

I may put longer shocks on and print taller rear mounts to go up into cabin
Link Posted: 1/20/2023 2:51:48 PM EST
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I added a couple "fins" to an area

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Also 3D printed some scale firewood, I am detailing it here
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I think flat matte with some super fine grit will work, I can pill the wood up around the course, so you or your spotter can put a pc here and there

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And printed up side racks for the trailer, turned out awesome, perfect fit into stock pockets
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Link Posted: 1/21/2023 6:54:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: bansil] [#39]
Wow, the new shock mounts are the cats meow......

New tires and links...wife will be surprised
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Link Posted: 1/24/2023 11:16:32 PM EST
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Very cool! I think a crawler is in my future. Been watching a ton of videos.
Link Posted: 1/24/2023 11:49:06 PM EST
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Very cool! I've got a couple SCX24s and a full size TRX4. The new TRX4M looks tempting.
Link Posted: 1/26/2023 4:55:05 PM EST
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Wheel and tire combo is set up finally, PITA (especially after the 1st glass of wine)

On left is a 24 W X 62 H X 20.5 ID mm Tire on a 31g. bead lock wheel; ON the right is a stock 22.5 W X 56 H X 20.5 ID stock plastic wheel (no wt)

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Need to grab scale and get wt of stock one...
Link Posted: 1/26/2023 5:04:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: bansil] [#43]
So scale wise we basically went from a stock 16 x 39.50 inch tire to a 44 inch tall tire; a little bit more narrow even though the math doesn't work on the 24 mm dimension

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Link Posted: 1/27/2023 7:03:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bansil:
Wow, the new shock mounts are the cats meow......

New tires and links...wife will be surprised
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Any details on the shock mount you went with?
Link Posted: 1/28/2023 7:46:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Saker13:
Any details on the shock mount you went with?
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Originally Posted By Saker13:
Any details on the shock mount you went with?

Oops, sorry Bout that, different thread
Originally Posted By thehun06:
bansil this is what I got coming:

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@thehun06

He found them from adaptiv3_designs on ebay, he has. Bunch of stuff for them

I bought 2 sets and seller combined shipping!
Link Posted: 1/28/2023 8:03:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: bansil] [#46]
Got around to weighing everything
Stock plastic wheel and tire with foam
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31g wt injora beadlock blem wheels aftermarket oversize tire no foam
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Stock tire
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A Stock tire is actually heavier, probably the foam
Aftermarket bigger tire
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Link Posted: 1/28/2023 8:06:45 AM EST
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Printed and installed trailer lift kit from thingaverse
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I am printing an adapter for stock bronco wheels now
Link Posted: 1/28/2023 9:41:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bansil:
Wow, the new shock mounts are the cats meow......

New tires and links...wife will be surprised
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Oh yeah...those mounts are the BOMB!
Link Posted: 1/28/2023 9:44:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: thehun06] [#49]
BTW Adaptive_Designs has the front blades now too...BOOOMB....lets flex these babies...

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Link Posted: 1/28/2023 9:54:32 AM EST
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One thing I will recommend to you guys is using some Sly-Glyde dielectric grease in all your gears including the servo...

I've already stripped a servo gear...but it wasn't lubed...
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