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Re: Three Kings

Post by GodsLiLMistake » Tue May 23, 2017 2:18 pm

Man I need one of these for the house, winter time this would be perfect for the basement monster jam, I tried to has a show the other day with my clod and there isn't enough room

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Thu May 25, 2017 12:11 pm

It's been raining constantly here for a week and it's not letting up..... so took the Crawler King out for a small run. A heap of fun, although I was wishing I took the Clod Crawler too. I think I could really get into this crawling caper, although it would be good to have a few others to crawl with.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by andymac0035 » Thu May 25, 2017 2:11 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:11 pm
although it would be good to have a few others to crawl with.
^^^ That's the key right there. The fun-factor goes way up when you R/C with other people.

Truck looks good and those look like they are better suited as mud trucks with their high COG.

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Thu May 25, 2017 8:22 pm

It's actually not too bad Andy. It's essentially a Crawler King now, but with 90mm shocks instead of 115mm. The steering could be better, but I think that oud mean axle mounted servo and I don't have room for that. I scannned FB for local crawling groups but the closest I could find was a scaler group around 220km away. Has to be others around.... when racing starts back up I'll put the feelers out at the club.

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat May 27, 2017 2:26 am

Took the Clod Crawler out today also. The Crawler King is better! The B&H tyres on the Clod Crawler aren't soft enough and the Clod stall is terrible. I will fix that up... the stability of the Clod Crawler is a lot better though.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:09 am

Found a buddy to go crawling with! Turns out my 7yo loves RC crawling!

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Re: Three Kings

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:26 am

Your in trouble now! :wink:

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:21 am

andymac0035 wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:26 am
Your in trouble now! :wink:
LOL. I asked my son (who races buggies with me), but he didn't want to go, so I threw a hail mary and asked my daughter and she said yes! We only spent about an hour down by the river as she is staying at the grandparents tonight, but she didn't want to leave. I'm quite chuffed that she is into it :P

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Re: Three Kings

Post by matt1ptkn » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:15 pm

That's awesome! Maybe I'll need to get into the trail/crawling finally. My daughters are starting to get out of oval racing. :(
-Matt

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:10 am

Bit of fun with the BigFoot King over the weekend. I had to make some mods to it. I was using the stock WK springs on the shocks even though I modified them to be 90mm. They were way too stiff, so I swapped them over for some soft springs I had in my spares box.

I also swapped out the 3350KV motor I used. This is an old Hobby King motor that never seemed quite right in other trucks and didn't perform well in this truck. It has really low torque on start up, almost like it has to wind up to get to top speed. I swapped it out for the TORO 3900kv 4 pole motor that I had in my TXT-2.

The truck runs awesome now! No pics actually running unfortunately.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:37 am

Took the Bigfoot King to the beach today. Had a hoot and the truck ran great. The motor is really well suited to the King..... but I'm certain I crunched the bottom gear in the tranny again. Last time I did this I was running 3S on a 27T brushed motor and a locked rear diff, landed hard on the back wheels and wasn't surprised that the gear stripped. This time there was no hard landing, just normal running, albeit with a 3900kv 4 pole brushless motor. I was really happy with the Mod1 gear mod, but I guess I have to spring for the RC4wd gears.
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Re: Three Kings

Post by jmw_man » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:07 pm

I just bought a brand new Wheely King. The first thing I did was put some RPM wheels + Proline Destroyers on it (I happened to have them from a failed project). The next thing is 4WS. I bought one servo over axle mount to put on the rear. I only got one because I didn't think the stock setup for the front was all that bad. Well, now I notice the reduced shock travel since the chassis hits my servo in the rear. The shock travel has been reduced by about 50% which is unfortunate. I want to look for another method. I saw a post on rcmt.net where somebody with a gravedigger 5 years ago did a single servo 4WS setup. He basically tied the linkages together but it took creativity. I'd like to do something similar, but just not sure how to approach. Have you done 4WS yet?

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:13 pm

No I haven't mate, same issue with the rear servo hitting the battery tray. I had thought of shortening the battery tray and using a shorty battery tray, but hasn't looked into enough to see if it was an option. Haven't seen the way of doing it with one servo. Sounds interesting!

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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:14 am

Stripped the tranny down, and found the crunched gear. I have been researching slippers for the WK and found a writeup for adapting a Duratrax slipper. Then there is the obvious RC4wd gears.....
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Re: Three Kings

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:10 am

I ordered the Duratrax parts to fit a slipper to the WK. I then ordered Rc4wd gears as well. I ordered both from Tower, the slipper parts a day before the gears... gears are here, not the slipper!

So I started fitting the Rc4wd Tranny gears when I realised that I stuffed up when I installed the Mod1 gears.... I didn't put spacers on the middle gear, so I think one of the bearings came out of the housing causing the shaft to move and the middle gear to crunch the bottom gear #-o

I decided to keep using the Mod1 gears and just the bottom RC4wd gear. I fitted spacers to the middle gear using 10x5 plastic bushings left over from Tamiya kits.
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