Barbarian Chassis Carnage

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Re: Barbarian Chassis Carnage

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:31 pm

true grave digger style my friend!!

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Re: Barbarian Chassis Carnage

Post by 87lc2 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:05 am

Finally got around to ordering a new chassis from CPE. Haven't done much with RC in a while, have been focusing on my 1:1 cars but excited to get back into it. Was running one of my other trucks around the yard and got the itch to drive the Digger again, it worked so well before I twisted her up.

Ordered a new chassis and a set of Brawler wheels since I haven't tried them yet. Figured they'd look pretty good on this truck and the extra offset will be nice, I kept hitting the steering links on the wheels running stock Clods. Cant wait to get it back together, I'll be sure to post up some pics when its whole again.

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Re: Barbarian Chassis Carnage

Post by 87lc2 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:48 am

Finally got her back together. Like the extra offset from the Brawlers, I can finally use 100% of the steering throw. Not crazy about the extra width, but would rather have the functionality.

Still have a couple of small issues to iron out. Have the Yeah Racing aluminum knuckles & c hubs but it seems the knuckles are not manufactured correctly and give the truck positive camber. Probably not noticeable on a truck with 1.9 tires, but with Clod tires its pretty noticeable. Will most likely go back to stock for now. Second is the motor/esc combo. Running the Castle Sidewinder 3 with 4600kv 4-pole motor and it has plenty of power, but cogs pretty bad at low speeds and on forward/reverse transitions. Will play with the settings a bit to see if that helps, maybe it needs more timing.

Overall its a really quick truck that handles great and jumps very nicely, very light and well balanced. Hoping to find some local racing, but haven't had any luck with that yet.
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Re: Barbarian Chassis Carnage

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:33 am

Looks great!

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Re: Barbarian Chassis Carnage

Post by HDMM » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:33 am

Looks great, good to see it all back together again. (saw it all tweaked on rcmt)

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Re: Barbarian Chassis Carnage

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:03 pm

The sponsor plates kinda' give it a tube-chassis look.

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Re: Barbarian Chassis Carnage

Post by 87lc2 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:02 pm

andymac0035 wrote:The sponsor plates kinda' give it a tube-chassis look.
Yea, when I first built it without the plates I didn't like the square look of the chassis. They definitely helped a bit.

Replaced the aluminum knuckles with stock and no longer have positive camber which is nice, but still have to dial in the ESC settings to get rid of the cogging.

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Re: Barbarian Chassis Carnage

Post by dubbl-a » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:17 pm

The truck is looking great!
I'm not normally a big fan of Grave Digger themed trucks but your build is awesome. :mrgreen:

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Re: Barbarian Chassis Carnage

Post by 87lc2 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:29 pm

Thanks! Really appreciate it.

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Re: Barbarian Chassis Carnage

Post by mrgrimm » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:19 am

I'm just digging through threads since I have a Barbarian project in the works...crazy carnage to that thing! So I'm wondering about drilling a few more holes and seeing if I can get just an extra brace set from CPE for this chassis to reinforce it a bit?

I've already had some trouble mounting vertical body posts to this chassis, and was thinking some square braces that could be drilled and tapped would be awesome to screw body mounts, or plates into for electronics and what not. The HPI Savage uses some square, tapped, aluminum braces between it's vertical plate chassis and I think it would be a good idea for CPE to offer something like that!
Monster trucks rule :)

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Re: Barbarian Chassis Carnage

Post by 87lc2 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:33 am

On the rebuilt truck I did add some extra braces to help prevent major damage in the future. I will say that it took a lot to twist it up as shown, it was an extremely hard hit in the wrong spot.

I ended up having issues with vertical body posts as well and went with the side mounts, but using square tube should work quite well if you insist on vertical mounting posts.

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