Andy's Super Clod Buster {added the last batch of new pics!}

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:29 am

Thanks Tom.

SFC K,
There's washers on the back side of the mounts....and it occured to me that the stock cross braces, which are for the shock tower were now out of position. I checked.....and yup.....sure enough, the chassis was flexing under the stress of the new mounts. Reinforcement was found in an old set of axle bumpers.... :mrgreen:

besides.....you know how hard I run this truck......it needs all the bracing it can get.... :twisted:

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:30 am

Update:

-21 turn Titan monster 550's
-Traxxas link 2.4ghz radio
-Traxxas slash reciever box

I had originally intended to put the reciever box on the upper crossbar. Actually I had it all mounted up.....my servo cord was too short. This futaba servo, while very strong, had been a pain to me due to it's short cord. I suppose I could extend it.....but it did cause me to put the box in what is probably a better spot, so I guess it's all good.
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by Diamond Dave » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:06 am

I just ordered the same batteries, How do you like them?

I bought the ESC about a month ago, same as yours. It has been a long slow process, but I have some time off in the new year and I will

Get it all up and running then. I hope it performs as good as yours Andy, I have seen some of the jumps you like on your vids.

Anything you can tell me about the esc and batts that will help?

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:19 pm

These batteries are pretty decent. I plan on getting more. Getting the 3000mah size is critical for me, as anything larger (larger mah, means larger cells) will not fit into the stock battery tray. I have actually thought about mounting them lengthways inside the tub now that only the esc resides in the middle section, but other than the fact that my secondary tray is mounted higher, I notice that I have a battery layout simular to what CPE uses. I mention this because my clod is just NOT tippy on side hills at all. 9 out of 10 times, if it flips on me, it's going over backwards.

Biggest thing with the evx-2....or any esc.....make sure you calibrate it to your radio!
Usually they are all close or right on, but it's good to check and make sure full throttle is indeed.....full throttle.

Also......are you going to run one battery or two?

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by Diamond Dave » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:34 am

I ordered two battts, exact same as the one in the pic.

I am going to have a hard time getting them wedged into the tray I am using. I will get some pics of it all mounted in the next week or so.

I assume you mean full throttle by not being in training mode or whatever they call it?

Or am I looking for the light to go out when it WOT. I have not used this ESC before.

Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:47 am

For the light to go out.

Back when I switched from the stock msc to a traxxas xl5 (single battery) I was pleased at the power difference......then I calibrated it..... :shock:
Apparrently , my futaba radio was not giving me full throttle. The calibration fixed that.

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by Diamond Dave » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:28 am

That will be the first thing I do then, Get it all set up and then calibrate.

Good heads up, Might have been to crazzee excited to get it running.

I will get some posts up in the thread "help ID my clod"

Been awhile since I have had time to work on it and post any pics.

I like the radio you are using for yours, the short ant would be a plus and 2.4 is the way to go.

I might get a new receiver for my DX3S, came with the Ten-T. Use that to run the clod.

Time to turn yours into a "§uperClod²" extreme lipo version! haha!

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:21 am

Update time.

So, we all know I um........KAAAAABOOOOOOOOMMED!! :roll:
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:34 am

You may not have noticed......but I put some grommets and zip-ties in front of and behind the shock mounts to prevent creeping/sliding on the links. So far......so good.

Ordered new links ends from CPE and they came quik. Decided to lengthen the lower links slightly in an attempt to get the axles level. Used shock pistons as spacers.

LOL.....SFC K......I sort of got the idea from you as one of those rollers I bought had some being used as spacers for the body mounts.

Anyway, came out pretty good. Next is going to be replacing that rear axletube I cracked a while back, it's getting worse, but it ain't dead (yet).
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:38 am

All back together and ready for snow-bashing!!!!!!
I got stuck a few times....but getting a clod to "float" over fresh light powdery snow that's over a foot deep is pretty good IMO.
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by SFC K » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:57 am

Sweet! Any pictures of it outside in the light stuff?
Jeff

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:07 am

Not yet........too many wusses that don't wanna' go out "cause it's cold"...... :roll:
....or "your crazy and you gonna' get sick".......... :lol:

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by Diamond Dave » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:35 am

Big babies!!!! Get out and GO!!
Havin a few beers and not payin attn right now to what is goin on, Check back later...

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:50 am

The wheelie and spin around near the end was soooooo cool!

[youtube]1jzJf5rINOM[/youtube]


Okay.....here's the reason I love clods for snow-running:
This is powdery snow over a foot deep and it is not packed down either.
We had a foot, it stayed cold, then we had a little more........so here we go:

[youtube]D_wi_gE1KIo[/youtube]

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:53 am

Sometimes I get the clod stuck tho.....sometimes it's a pain getting to it too....
Got lucky with this attempt.
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