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Re: Three Kings

Post by SFC K » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:30 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:
SFC K wrote:Truck looks great with the Blackfoot wheels! How did you mount them on there? I thought those did not have hex mounts? However you did it that really helped with the offset.
Thanks! The wheels are off the Blackfoot Xtreme (also on the Overlander) - the first of the Wild Dagger type of Blackfoot. They take a 12mm hex. They are getting a bit scarce now though.
Yeah, I just found a set in silver. I was looking at your pictures and jumped on ebay...Cool that they went with the 12mm hexs.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-SILVER-WHEELS ... 51cbd61e2c
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:22 pm

I used those ones on my original WK. You can buy some cheaper Chinese knock offs from Aliexpress.

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:22 am

This one is done! I'm very happy with how this turned out. When I was a kid I had a Blackfoot. I really wanted a Clod, but the pocket money didn't stretch that far. I saw one on Ebay recently and almost bought it... but since getting back into the Hobby a couple of years ago, I have bought some RC cars purely on nostalgia - Hornet, Big Bear, Boomerang, USA-1. They all didn't live up to my expectations and I knew that the Blackfoot wouldn't either. It frustrated me back in the late 80's because it was 2wd. Anyway, I got to thinking that the Wheely King was a similar size to the Blackfoot. I googled to see if anyone had put a Blackfoot body on a WK before and I found this thread; http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/non-craw ... nnabe.html And the decision was made!

Here's a rundown on the mods;
* Parma Blackfoot body
* MCI Racing Repro decals (off Ebay)
* Ground Pounder bottom links and Dubro ends, stretching the wheelbase to 250mm
* Shortened shocks to 100mm
* Blackfoot Xtreme wheels
* 12mm x 7mm thick hex's (off Ebay)
* Crawler King conversion body mounts
* HK brushed esc
* HK 2.4ghz radio
* Ground Pounder servo
* No servo saver (figure the bendy links will do the same job)
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Re: Three Kings

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:44 pm

Exactly why buy a Blackfoot when you can have this instead =D> :P I did not know Parma made a Blackfoot body pretty cool.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by SFC K » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:22 am

When you take a quick glance at the pictures it looks like a Tamiya Blackfoot, with a twist. Nice illusion. :mrgreen:

Seriously though, that looks bad arse. Don't let Tamiya see it though. They might have to steal HPI's WK layout and re-release the Blackfoot :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:59 am

It's how the Blackfoot should have been made. Imagine if this was released mid 1980's.... It would have been a game changer!

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Re: Three Kings

Post by andymac0035 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:25 pm

^^^ This.
I know I would have bought one.

That's a really nice look on there, I like the way that came out a lot! :thumbsup: =D>

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:20 pm

Got the new body on the Crawler King. Pretty happy with this one. Landcruisers are really popular in Australia. I have (real cars!) a HJ60, 2 x FJ55 and a BJ40. No 80 series Cruiser though.... although I do now!

I changed the wheels and tyres to Wraith as they look more realistic. I added 13mm wideners to get them to work as they have less offset.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by SFC K » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:12 am

That Land cruiser body looks great on there. I like how it turned out.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by 132NHAF » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:55 am

Sixtys Guy wrote:Got the new body on the Crawler King. Pretty happy with this one. Landcruisers are really popular in Australia. I have (real cars!) a HJ60, 2 x FJ55 and a BJ40. No 80 series Cruiser though.... although I do now!

I changed the wheels and tyres to Wraith as they look more realistic. I added 13mm wideners to get them to work as they have less offset.

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:27 am

Hey Scott. I love 'Tassie'! It's a special part of the world!

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:30 am

I have made the Cruiser Crawler King into another Wheely King. I got a bit over the crawling, not really my thing.... I wanted to have the three kings all around the same speed so the kids and I can race them around the back yard. I bought a couple of cheap Grave Digger copy bodies off Banggood. When they turned up in the post they were just packed in a bag and were squashed out of shape. I managed to get them back into shape somewhat, but I received a credit for the total I paid for them.

We spent this afternoon playing tag in the back yard. Broke a rear axle and bent the aluminium steering rod on one of them. All part of the fun!
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun May 01, 2016 6:45 am

I have been running the Blackfoot King on 3S and it took it toll. I was getting clicking on take off and I had assumed that it was the rear diff. I replaced the diff gears with HPI sintered metal gears, but it didn't fix the clicking.

On further research I found that the WK has a kind of spring operated slipper inside the tranny, which clicks when under too much load.

I found a couple of threads on various forums of a fix by using MOD1 steel gears to replace the tops gears in the tranny. I bought Novak MOD1 15T and 22T steel gears from Tower Hobbies;

The stock middle shaft is 4mm and uses 5mm adaptors to fit the bearings. This shaft has to be replaced to fit the MOD1 gear. Easiest way to make the new shaft is by cutting down a 5mm drill bit. The bit just needs to be cut to match the old shaft length. It was 29mm long. I ground a flat spot for the grub screw to get better purchase on the shaft.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun May 01, 2016 6:53 am

The top gear is easier to fit. Remove the existing plastic gear and spacer. I re used the old gear as the new spacer, works perfectly! leave the circlip on the end of the shaft.

There doesn't seems to be a easy replacement for the bottom gear, but from what I have read it is much more durable than the two top gears.

This mod costs around $20 as opposed to $50 for the RC4wd gears.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun May 01, 2016 6:58 am

While I had it apart I replaced the 48P spur with a 32P gear. The Kimbrough 60T spur is the same size as the stock spur, so the gear cover still fits.

The stock spur uses 4 screws for mounting, but only 2 holes line up on the Kimbrough spur. I just used the 2 screws. I have done this mod already on the other two kings and haven't had an issue as yet.
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