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by weeb_beano
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Custom Builds, 6x6's, Tracked Vehicles, and other Oddities
Topic: 6WD/6WS Clod Buster - Tiamat
Replies: 51
Views: 11296

Re: 6WD/6WS Clod Buster - Tiamat

No major changes... I am almost done with the body. I have found time to do some R/C stuff again. My other hobby is distance swimming and I am temporarily sidelined with an injury. After many failed attempts at masking with stencil to create the 'shadow' design (and much wasted brake fluid) I decide...
by weeb_beano
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Custom Builds, 6x6's, Tracked Vehicles, and other Oddities
Topic: Steam powered R/C..?!? some neat builds I found
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Steam powered R/C..?!? some neat builds I found

This is so absolutely ridiculous that it is awesome! On a similar vein, CrabFu has built some steam mutants similar to this in the past.
One of them was a steam powered 6x6 based on the TLT-1...
by weeb_beano
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Custom Builds, 6x6's, Tracked Vehicles, and other Oddities
Topic: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)

I kind of like the appearance of the semi cab better... though I think the MAN cab would look pretty awesome converted to a nuclear missile truck. I've been holding off on 3D printing. I think I am going to cave in soon :(
by weeb_beano
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Custom Builds, 6x6's, Tracked Vehicles, and other Oddities
Topic: Pickle Time - A compact TLT-1 based 6x6 build
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Pickle Time - A compact TLT-1 based 6x6 build

Thanks Andy! It would be pretty neat... but I've come to realize that their design goals are very different from mine. As compromised as I think the Konghead is, it is a very fine truck aimed at a demographic that I am not considering at all - the twelve year old boy. Pickle Time would not last very...
by weeb_beano
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Custom Builds, 6x6's, Tracked Vehicles, and other Oddities
Topic: Pickle Time - A compact TLT-1 based 6x6 build
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Pickle Time - A compact TLT-1 based 6x6 build

Hi all, this is a slightly different 6x6 truck that I built a few months ago with my daughter. It's based on the Tamiya TLT-1 axle set, using the original smaller TLT tires. We named it 'Pickle Time' and she gets to drive it far more than I do :lol: https://i.imgur.com/0Eq9WWA.jpg The truck features...
by weeb_beano
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Custom Builds, 6x6's, Tracked Vehicles, and other Oddities
Topic: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)

Hey this is pretty neat! Have you thought of tripling up the ESC count and running individual packs for each? There's plenty of space it seems in the chassis to do this. It seems pretty nimble despite the longer wheelbase too!
by weeb_beano
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Custom Builds, 6x6's, Tracked Vehicles, and other Oddities
Topic: Any non clod 6x6s ?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Any non clod 6x6s ?

I have a few reservations about the Konghead, but I think it will sell quite well- and it also will accomplish its mission of being a fun truck.
by weeb_beano
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Custom Builds, 6x6's, Tracked Vehicles, and other Oddities
Topic: Any non clod 6x6s ?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Any non clod 6x6s ?

Thanks! I don't think there was a lengthened input shaft ever available as an aftermarket part. I ended up making my own instead. It started off with a tool steel round, and lathed it down to 6mm on the input side, left i think 6.5mm for the splined part, and then taped down to 5mm on the output sid...
by weeb_beano
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Custom Builds, 6x6's, Tracked Vehicles, and other Oddities
Topic: Any non clod 6x6s ?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Any non clod 6x6s ?

Hello there, I have build a pair of non-Clod based 6x6 trucks using a fairly conventional chassis designs in both cases. First off is Pickle Time, a TLT-1 based truck with small axles and original TLT-sized tires. The motor is a brushless outrunner, which is why there is basically no gearbox and the...
by weeb_beano
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Motor on Axle Monster Trucks
Topic: The Nut Buster - The Strongest Clod Buster Chassis Ever
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: The Nut Buster - The Strongest Clod Buster Chassis Ever

Hahahaha thanks :) Glad you like this project :) It did not take long to find a good coconut because at the time there was literally a tub full of coconuts in the house at all times. Just casually browsing BJ's out near me which sells them... I would guess that 1 out of every 20 coconuts is a good s...
by weeb_beano
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Motor on Axle Monster Trucks
Topic: Bumbalumptious Bug Update: The Hell Kitty
Replies: 18
Views: 1330

Re: Bumbalumptious Bug Update: The Hell Kitty

Man, you know how much a compliment means to me when it comes from you, potatobeanocatweabthingamabob! This is just a little bit of makeup and some stretching exercises for an old Clod, nothing too special. That having been said, I'm going to have one more update coming soon, maybe tomorrow. My pri...
by weeb_beano
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Motor on Axle Monster Trucks
Topic: The Nut Buster - The Strongest Clod Buster Chassis Ever
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: The Nut Buster - The Strongest Clod Buster Chassis Ever

Thanks! I have been building a lot more than driving, and it's probably going to be that way for some time.
I'll try to get some video but it's pretty tough because most of my driving lately has been at night under very impromptu conditions.
by weeb_beano
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Motor on Axle Monster Trucks
Topic: The Nut Buster - The Strongest Clod Buster Chassis Ever
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: The Nut Buster - The Strongest Clod Buster Chassis Ever

Awesome info. Thanks! Next question: how did you attach the lower shock mounts? It looks like you may have just drilled the lower suspension links and screwed them on, but wouldn't that create a weak spot? Especially since aluminum is best for sewage tanks? :lol: I'm asking this because I have been...
by weeb_beano
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Motor on Axle Monster Trucks
Topic: The Nut Buster - The Strongest Clod Buster Chassis Ever
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: The Nut Buster - The Strongest Clod Buster Chassis Ever

Well, I'm a bonehead. All I had to do was draw a circuit diagram of what happens when you add a second brushless motor in parallel and the simple answer is this- You are going to get back EMF in the circuit, messing up both motors. This has nothing to do with the speed control. As for why I got luck...
by weeb_beano
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Motor on Axle Monster Trucks
Topic: The Nut Buster - The Strongest Clod Buster Chassis Ever
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: The Nut Buster - The Strongest Clod Buster Chassis Ever

Thanks Andy! Back EMF is totally new to me as well. I basically stumbled into this doc by accident http://cache.freescale.com/files/product/doc/AN1914.pdf?fasp=1 from Freescale Semi where they talk about how to read back EMF from a sensorless control circuit to guess what the actual motor RPM was an...