Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

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Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:20 am

For whatever reason.... it's taken me a long time to warm up to the SCX-10 platform..... then this happened. :mrgreen:
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Mods didn't take long...... other than testing electronics..... it never even got driven in stock form.

Battery tray moved up front:
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Molex/Tamiya plug ditched in favor traxxas high-current plug.
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Reciever box and esc moved to rear, with servo extension wire to make everything reach.
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Moving the battery up front really helps on those steep climbs, and keeping it low helps with side-hilling.
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Fun-fact: That carbon fiber-looking front brace on a traxxas slash 2WD lines up perfect with the SCX010's wimpy/bendy tir bar.
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Wimpy/tiny motor wires replaced with heavier ones from a titan 12T (motor is still stock axial 27t)
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Other than some spare hardware, the tie bar brace, motor wires and esc plug..... everything was done using spare parts included with the truck.

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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:33 am

Maiden Voyage =D>

Rock wall out in from of where I live:

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It got some serious miles after that, including a comp it's first trip away from home, and a trip to Mt, Kearsage this past Sunday.
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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:20 am

Nice one Andy!

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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by SFC K » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:10 pm

Cool beans Andy! Some nice changes so far and you are the king when it comes to finding other uses for parts laying in the bin! So how did it preform? I have a set of the tires as well. My only complaint with them is there is no weights in them. Might want to look into that or different tires and wheels altogether.
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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:46 am

It did really well. At the comp I showed up late, so I was really hurrying just to get a run in, but out on Mt Kearsage the truck ran really well. It went most places and also went some places the wraith would not due to it being smaller/narrower. Having that battery low and up front helped a ton! I probably will be adding weight to the front wheels to help even more. I just got done 4-linking the front and tried re-inforcing the rear lower links as they were bending badly, and while it looks to be working, I don't think it's good enough. I had some links with no ends in the bin, and managed to mix+match some ends to get the right length. Just need to put them on. I also have the steel idler gear for the tranny, need to get that in there too. As for wheels and tires, I don't know. I like the tires, I may just get some beadlocks, just not sure what ones to get. Not really looking for fancy, just cheap+practical.

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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:56 am

Went to another comp. had some fun and met a lot of nice people. Truck ran well. but there were 2 water spots I refused to take it through till I put beadlocks on it, so needles to say, the penalties hurt my times pretty bad. I did better with the wraith, but I'll post that in another thread.
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Hanging with it's big brother
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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:33 am

Good one Andy. I'm really surprised at the size difference between the Wraith and the SCX10. I thought they would be a lot closer in size.

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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:42 am

I jokingly refer to my wraith as a 1/8 scale SCX10... :lol:

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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:16 am

andymac0035 wrote:I jokingly refer to my wraith as a 1/8 scale SCX10... :lol:
It does kind of look that way!

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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:39 am

Been a busy week with the Deadbolt!

Aluminum steering linkage:
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Tried weighting the stock front wheels. This worked well and cleared everything.
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But bead locks were going to happen, so off came the lead and into the oven they went!
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The axial 1.9 beadlocks have a narrow center section that they sell weight rings for, but I took the leads weights and cut them into halves... :idea:
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However, I also scored a nicer set of bead locks, and some axial "wildpeaks" ... got to say, they look pretty snazzy! 8)
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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:56 am

So with new stuff to test.... I hit the trails this week. The aluminum rear links and steering linkage did a great job of keeping things from bending out of shape... 8)

Both sets of tires are axial "R-35" super-soft compound. The "wildpeaks" do good on the rocks AND the dirt. The stock "trepadors" are slightly better on the rocks, but no where near as good in the dirt. These are fairly tall 1.9's, I also brought my set of pro-line "hammers" 2.2's. (small for 2.2's these days) There are not weighted, but they are G8 compound and worked really well.


Did 3 outings, these are from todays run @ Mt. Kearsage:
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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:01 am

Then I put the 2.2's on there..... wow! :shock:
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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by andymac0035 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:48 am

New body! 8)
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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:34 pm

Bunch more pics on the way from another comp and some trail rides.... :popcorn:

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Re: Andy's SCX-10 Deadbolt

Post by mrgrimm » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:37 am

:thumbsup: Very nice choice...unique looking truck now for sure!
Monster trucks rule :)

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