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Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)

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rknaub
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Re: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)

Post by rknaub » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:52 am

Cleaned up and regreased all three axles, motors and servos installed. Now I just have to make a y harness for the two rear servos, and wire up the motors and we can go for a test drive!
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My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

ratpower396
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Re: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)

Post by ratpower396 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:56 pm

I have the same steering mount printed out and can say it is a nice setup.

rknaub
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Re: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)

Post by rknaub » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:58 pm

Yep the servo mount is very nice, and tough. Slight fitment issue getting it mounted to the axle, but a little squeeze and it's fine.

Got everything wired up, drove it around for a few minutes this weekend, it's definitely cool. Evx2 handles the three 45t motors just fine. The tires are pretty firm, definitely need some better shocks so it isn't so bouncy! Otherwise it's great!!! Fun project. I've got a few more things to print out, like a good electronics tray, but I'm out of PLA and so is Microcenter. I'll try and get a quick video up later.
My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

rknaub
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Re: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)

Post by rknaub » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:38 am

Quick running vid. Sorry for the bouncy video, had my 5 yr old daughter filming, she did the best she could.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuzKBHbpJHQ
My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)

Post by matt1ptkn » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:48 am

Nice work! And in such a short time span, too. So its actually a 6x6x6! I'm interested to see where you go with this!
-Matt

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Re: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)

Post by weeb_beano » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:40 pm

Hey this is pretty neat! Have you thought of tripling up the ESC count and running individual packs for each? There's plenty of space it seems in the chassis to do this. It seems pretty nimble despite the longer wheelbase too!

rknaub
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Re: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)

Post by rknaub » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:56 am

It’s working great on one EVX-2, and 3 45T motors. Adding two more ESC’s and batteries just increases the price it costs to drive it. Haven’t run it a full pack yet so not sure what I’m gonna get for runtime, but I need something bigger than the 3s 2200 anyway, so don’t care to count until I get a bigger battery.

I’ve got a couple different ideas in the works for a body. Either a MAN cab with some kind of extension to it, or this older looking semi cab. Kinda liking the MAN. They bodies are rough as I just printed them out and glued the pieces together. Gonna take some work, but I’m starting to have ideas about where I’m going at least!

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My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: Possible 6x6 Build (On a tight budget)

Post by weeb_beano » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:08 pm

I kind of like the appearance of the semi cab better... though I think the MAN cab would look pretty awesome converted to a nuclear missile truck. I've been holding off on 3D printing. I think I am going to cave in soon :(

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