Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

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soze
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Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:18 am

So... finally getting around to my GMADE GOM GR01 build. Just started today, and I'll post up progress as I go along.

Build Details:
GMADE GOM GR01 Rock Buggy Kit
GMADE GOM Sway bar set (Titanium gray) GM30115 (available on eBay)
GMADE GR01 Aluminum rear shock brace (Titanium gray) GM30080 (available on eBay)
GMADE GR01 Aluminum slipper plate GM30073 (available on eBay)
GMADE GA60 Brass steering knuckle bushing (4) GM30076 (available on eBay)
GMADE GR01 Machined M4 99mm Upper Link (Titanium gray) GM30105 (available on eBay)
GMADE GR01 Aluminum trailing arm (Titanium gray) GM30107 (available on eBay)
GMADE GR01 Aluminum HI/LO Shift Fork GM30087 (available on eBay)
GMADE GA60 CVA kit GM30062 (available on eBay)
GMADE GR01 Aluminum Skid Plate (Titanium Gray) GM30111 (available on eBay)
JunFac GA60 Aluminum Panhard Bar Axle Mount (Titanium Gray) J30009 (available on eBay)
JunFac Hardened Universal Shaft for GMADE GOM Rock Buggy J90036 (available on eBay)
GMADE Aluminum Shock Upper Ball 8x8.5mm Red GM0020095 (available on eBay)
Vanquish 25T Aluminum Servo Horn (available on eBay)
Pro-Line 2.2 Single Stage Rock Crawling Foam (for use with stock GMADE MT-2202 Tires)
Pro-Line 2.2 Dual Stage Closed Cell Crawl Foam (for use with Axial Ripsaw 2.2 Tires)

Motor:
Brushed - Traxxas Titan 21T
Brushless - SkyRC Ares Pro 540 Modified 8.5T (4100Kv), or Holmes Hobbies PULLER PRO BL 540 STANDARD (3500kv)

Electronics:
Hobbywing WP-1080 Brushed ESC Or Castle Creations Mamba X
FlySky R6B 2.4GHz 6-Channel Receiver
FlySky GT-3C 2.4 GHz Radio
Savox SC-1283SG Servo - (for steering)
Savox SC-0254MG Servo - (for shifting)

Tools / Materials:
Versachem Brake Caliper Grease
45 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set
Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station
Tamiya Side Cutter
DEWALT DCF610S2R 12V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Chuck Screwdriver Kit
MIP Metric Speed Tip Set MIP9512
Noleen SF3 Grease (on eBay)
Tamiya PS-30 Brilliant Blue
Tamiya PS-5 Black

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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:19 am

I forgot to take some photos during the beginning steps, but I'll remember going forward.

Steps 1-13: Front and Rear Axles

GMADE GA60 Brass steering knuckle bushing (4) GM30076
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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:19 am

Used Versachem Brake Caliper Grease to grease the gears.

Steps 14-18: Transfer Case

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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:20 am

Used Versachem Brake Caliper Grease to grease the gears.

Also added the GR01 Aluminum slipper plate (GM30073).

Temporarily using a SkyRC Ares Pro 540 Competition 8.5T (4100kv) brushless motor for now. If I use this, I'll be using the Castle Mamba Monster X Esc.

If I go the brushed route, I'll probably use the Hobbywing 1080 Esc + Maybe the Traxxas Titan 21T.

Steps 19-27: Transmission

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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:39 am

That is pretty cool looking! ... and yet different too, sometimes I think G-made is a little like a modernized tamiya... if that makes any sense.

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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:03 pm

andymac0035 wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:39 am
That is pretty cool looking! ... and yet different too, sometimes I think G-made is a little like a modernized tamiya... if that makes any sense.
I know exactly what you mean. So far I like their lineup, especially since they're just unique enough from everybody else. I will definitely pick up a R1 in the future.

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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:33 am

Steps 28-37: Links

Bought the upgraded trailing arms
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Comparison of stock trailing arms with the upgraded ones
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Links attached to skid
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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:34 am

Steps 38-45: Lower Chassis Part 1

Transfer case, shift servo (Savox SC-0254mg), and transmission attached to skid. Using a SkyRC Ares Pro 8.5T (4100kv) brushless motor for now.
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Shift servo calibration using the 3ch 3position switch on the FlySky GT3C
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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:35 am

Steps 46-54: Lower Chassis Part 2 - Lower and upper front cage, battery tray, driver's side chassis rail.

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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:36 am

Steps 55-60 - Drive Shafts, Attaching Axles to chassis.

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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:37 am

Step 47: Steering Servo

I skipped this step earlier, because I'm using the Savox SC-1283SG Servo.
The kit comes with pre-molded servo spacers that encase the servo ears. They are pre-molded to fit most servos that use thinner plastic servo ears.
The Savox 1283 is metal cased, and has thicker servo ears so the pre-molded servo spacer didn't fit.

What I ended up doing was to use Yeah Racing M3 3mm spacers to space the servo up.

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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:38 am

Steps 61-68: Shocks

I really need to get some more specific tools to do some of these build steps like the shocks. I'm sure I can do a much better job, but for now I'll keep winging it and improvising with the tools I have.

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Applying some Noleen grease (on eBay) (thanks Jato!)
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Bought the upgraded metal rear shock brace for the GOM
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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:51 am

Steps 69-74: Steering & Panhard Links/Rods

So, I did run into a snag here. The panhard axle mount that the panhard rod attaches to on the axle uses a countersunk screw to secure it into place. The "eye" of that mount for that countersunk screw isn't very sturdy.

Well... like someone from another forum that did the same thing that I didn't really remember until I did it myself.... I overtightened it by hand and "split" goes the eye of the panhard mount. Grrrr :x.

It will hold for now as the other half of the eye is not broken.

Anyway, I ordered the sprue that contains that particular part for now, while I wait for the upgrade metal part to show in stock at vendors. The panhard axle mount metal upgrade is one part that I WILL BE DOING.

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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:11 am

Steps 75-86: Cage/Body/Cockpit

I'll add pictures of the body panels later, but was playing around with the cage to see what woudl be involved in getting to certain areas of the truck during maintenance.

So you can take the cage off as a whole piece. There's gotta be a way we can make this work by a hinge and fasten right?
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Will be painting more details to the cockpit later.
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EDIT: Here are the rest of the body pictures.

Painted with Tamiya PS-30 Brilliant Blue and Tamiya PS-5 Black

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Re: Soze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

Post by soze » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:16 am

Some work under the hood.

Picture of the Mamba X just fitting into the spot above the receiver box.
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So as mentioned the receiver box is quite small. I'm using a FlySky 6ch receiver and it's just a tad too big for the box so I had to modify the receiver casing.
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The receiver will only fit by putting it on its side.
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