Andy's "Super-Stocker" Clod Buster

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:30 pm

Thank you,

After all thet....... they changed the track around..... :censored:
It's such a tight and technical track now that I did not have any fun runing the clod or the wraith, good thing I brought the pede'..... but even that struggled. :evil:

Which is not to say I didn't have fun today. :mrgreen:
Plan B....... after practice sessions.... I went to the local sand pit.... vids were taken. :wink:

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:54 pm

So here's how it flies:




.... and how it crawls:

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by 91lxcoupe » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:14 am

always look forward to your vids when i settle it in for the night. she looks great andy and as always nice :censored: work

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:01 am

I did a little experiment tonight. Basically I moved the rear swaybar up one set of holes and also removed a screw from the gearcase and ran the bar through it. This basically lets you delete the anti-rotational bracket.....the bar is now your anti-rotation device.

This did two things:
Made servicing the axles VERY impractical......
And made the twisting action VERY stiff.....too stiff. Articulation took a major hit.

I will say though, if you are running in a racing class that requires the use of the stock bars and wings, this would probably work really well for you, just hope you don't break anything.....

Sorry.... no pics....... I'm calling this little learning exersize a failure... actaully I'm pretty disgusted with the whole major waste of time it was, but at least now I know.

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:59 pm

So now I need to take this back apart and either put it back the way I had it, or try something new. I honestly thought the chassis would not survive yesterdays pounding. There was a LOT of stuff off-camera that you guys didn't see. There's a backside to that side-hill, and it's steeper. Niether the wraith or the clod made it all the way up that.....which is not to say I didn't try. :mrgreen:

The clod came tumbling and cartwheeling down it after flipping over backwards more than once. :explosion:
.......and yet that chassis survived. #-o <--------- :nana: <-----chassis

One (unwanted) side effect to making the suspension so flexy, and also because the ball-cups are getting worn..... artificial torque-twist. Because the brackets attach to only one "wing"..... The front case pushes down, the rear pushes up, the repective "wings" flex (because of the added power).... and it actually makes the clod lean a little. That was the purpose of the attempt to use the sway-bar as a replacement for the anti-rotational brackets. Oh and I did snap a few pics of that.... so if you really want to see them.....post and say so.

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:19 pm

So know I'm back to:

Just run and enjoy it.... or till it kabooms! ---------> :explosion:
Or bite the buttet and do a chassis swap.
Or just do a 2nd clod and have both.

Choices for a different chassis are:
-custom-do-it-yourself
-been flirtin' with stealing the ridgecrest's chassis
-build that 2nd clodzilla II that I've been wanting to build
-do the unthinkable (for me) and do another race clod (terminator/predator)

Yes, I've actually thought about another terminator. Going with a vertical servo mount and a few other changes would let me set the suspension as high as I'd like, as well as allow the motor choices I prefer. I also have an idea for filling the space in under the body.

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by 91lxcoupe » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:48 pm

You have alot on your plate my friend

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by frogs84ss » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:38 am

I say build another clod you really have this one tweaked pretty good. I don't know if I like the chasis chop but it seems to work. I give you kudos for creativited. you always surprise me with what you come up with. you inspired my stocker build. and I will have videos edited and up soon enough to show what I've been doing. thanks for all the crazy stuff you do with your clod.
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by SFC K » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:52 am

Cool Videos Andy! I lik it the way you have it set up now! I also like seeing the suspension move too. You don't see that with a sort of stock set-up. :wink:
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:04 pm

^^^ You would if you'd listen to me on tuning Excaliber's supension. :nana:

So today I took that failed set-up off, boy what a pain, glad I didn't leave it like that. I did gain something though, as I like the idea of using a couple layers of shrink tubing over the wire where it sits in the hole of the ladder bar, to take out the slop.

Got that back together, and I think I'm going to do the same for the front, and rotate the motors while I'm at it.

I also ordered a few things from CPE. I hope they get here for the weekend.
I'm taking a long hard look at putting upper link-mounts on this clod.

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:14 am

Oh.... and there will be new pics (late) tonight.
I took a lot of flex-shots after I did the crawling vid. :mrgreen:

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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by SFC K » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:21 am

Cool! 8)
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by Justinswraps » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:22 am

I say go for the Terminator!!! Or even a Predator! :twisted:
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:20 am

Flex-time!
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Re: Andy's Super Clod Buster, the next generation

Post by Spidubic » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:16 pm

You get some pretty good flex out of the stock chassis.
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