Short clips of a n00bs crawler....

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Short clips of a n00bs crawler....

Post by Toyofast » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:28 am

I haven't posted on CT in a while. Some may remember this Maxx, I've only been working on it for at least a year. After rebuiding it about 6 times I'm almost done. It's all about fun the old school crawling way...

Here are some of todays clips with the recently installed dual 55 turn Integy motors. Went from a single 55 turn and a 8/73 gearing to dual 55's with 10/73 gearing. I've also dropped in a 6 cell AA receiver pack to help extend run times. I also removed the 3/4 lbs of stick on weight on the front axle.

Anyway....

http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Videos/03- ... V00094.MPG
http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Videos/03- ... V00095.MPG

On-board stuff:

http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Videos/03- ... V00100.MPG

http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Videos/03- ... V00104.MPG

This one shows what happens when your receiver gets a bit wet:
http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Videos/03- ... V00105.MPG

Better on-board clips...you can see the left front wheel in action:
http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Videos/03- ... V00107.MPG

On-board climbing the same rock from the first two clips at top of post:
http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Videos/03- ... V00112.MPG

Working my way out of one of the mini rock gardens in this crawling area:
http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Videos/03- ... V00116.MPG

Finishing off previous clip rock garden:
http://www.rcrockgear.com/BC/Videos/03- ... V00117.MPG

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Post by Cubman » Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:39 pm

n00b?! You are defidently not a newb.

It looks like the extra wheelspeed helps alot with wet rocks. Do you like the height of your tires? They look a little short for a crawler.
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Post by Halgar » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:11 pm

You powering that thing with a Dodge starter motor? Sounded just like the '74 van I had when it was trying to start! LOL :wink: :wink:

Nice vids. Amazingly stable with the onboard work. What kind of cam you using?
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

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Post by Armornut » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:15 pm

I am curious as to how you mounted the camera to the body. I have done films with my tanks, but they have hard plastic that can hold a camera....lexan seem flimsy?

Great videos! I like the one where you can see the wheel most, looks like your hanging out the driver's window.

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Post by Toyofast » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:03 pm

Halgar wrote:You powering that thing with a Dodge starter motor? Sounded just like the '74 van I had when it was trying to start! LOL :wink: :wink:

It used to be a lot louder... All my RC's have a particular "sound" to them. Only quiet RC is my Kyosho Maxxum....

Halgar wrote:Nice vids. Amazingly stable with the onboard work. What kind of cam you using?
It's just a Sony MiniDV camera(DCR-HC42). I just strapped it to the bed of the body. It's pretty stable thanks to the chassis upper deck which is flush with the bed of the body. I use a mini flexable tripod to help stablize the camera too.... the tripod legs are pushed through the shock tower holes and bent to help hold the camera, then took a strap and sinched it down. Rather crude setup but the camera is pretty solid on there.

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