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Post by vwjuice » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:35 am

That's looking pretty good.
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Post by charliechristmas58 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:56 pm

Ok any up date on this here build ??????
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Post by todd ritchings » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:24 pm

CC where have you bin?

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Post by charliechristmas58 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:26 pm

I'm not allowed to talk about it . :lol:
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Post by todd ritchings » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:28 pm

You will have to kill me right!

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Post by 6x6_BigDollars » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:31 am

I will have Some updates Soon I just Haven't been Feeling Like I Wanted To Work on this Truck but
I will try to work on it This Week End and Mybe some (pic) to.
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Post by weeb_beano » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:20 am

Pullers aren't my strong suit as I like to build more general purpose trucks... but I noticed something just from eyeballing Todd's pics... the steering servo linkage between the middle and rear axles- if the middle axle compresses, wouldn't the axle suffer a bit from bump steering?

Then again I don't think it matters for a puller because all axles would be compressing at roughly the same level all the time. I love seeing other 6X6 projects though... keep up the awesomeness!

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Post by 6x6_BigDollars » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:58 pm

Well Todd Truck is going to be a Ceawler and my Truck will be the Puller or mybe just a Play Toy
That all depends on how I feel.But your Truck in so Nice.
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Post by todd ritchings » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:42 am

Hey Weeb, yes you are right with regard to the bump steer. But you can minimize it. What I did was actually splt the steering into two rods with ball ends on them, so they more or less can work independantly, so to speak.

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Post by weeb_beano » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:19 pm

Cool, that should help somewhat in minimizing bump steer. It adds some complexity though...
I'm a fan of one servo per axle just because I don't know any other way.

Sharing these here just because it seems somewhat relevant... some neat tricks for getting better steering on Clod axles:
- Use Juggernaut2 tires, or tires with a high crown and small center contact patch... I get lock-to-lock steering on just 1 standard powered servo per axle.
- Connect the positive and negative servo leads directly to a stick pack, but preserve the white/yellow PWM connection going to the servos. Not a good idea with LiPo packs, but with NiCd/NiMh quarter scale servos generally run just fine at 7.2v, and you bypass the need for a powerful BEC circuit.
- If using one servo per axle, forget about using a servo reverser circuit. By happy coincidence if you use Futaba servos, Hitec ones happen to spin the opposite direction. So on a 6x6, putting one Hitec up front, and two Futabas on the mid and rear axles gets you reliable, simple claw steering without cumbersome link or servo signal reversing.

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Post by jdmerrill1240 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:46 pm

Looks amazing, I want one lol!!
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Post by charliechristmas58 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:44 am

Any up dates guys?
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Post by 6x6_BigDollars » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:06 am

Well I hope so I just Dyed all The Blue Plastic Parts all Black and Like always there a Health Problem that Gets in the way

Like I Can't Stand To Long so my Friend From Canada is Comming Here for Easter and we are Building a Table For My

BandSaw so I can use it in a Chair and I have alot of Small Parts To Cut Time 2 yes I'am Building TWO 6 x 6 Clods,Money is Tight

When you Have Stopped Working 17 Years ago and on Fixed income.But I will try and Get (pic) up on Both of Them.For Right Now

I Two Rolling Chassis one Has all the Silive Can Motors in them and ALUM Locker in it and Bearing Soon to Have all The Shocks and

Bracket RePlaced,and all New B-11 in Alum From a Very Nice Friend and Now the other Chassis is a Roller 2 and that is all Locked up But

By jB Weld that the way the Gear Boxes Came and I cleaned Them up and Put Bearing in Them,No Motor yet.The Body's Well there one

BullHead Body For one Truck and NO Back End and The other BullHead Body Has to Be Fixed and NO back End Yet.Now For The ESC I

Bought one to Handle the 3 Silvier Cans Motor with No Problem or I can Go Bigger Motor To.I Picked up a Brand New Astro Flight 208DX

Deans Plugs and I will Cut them off and use others.Thats it For Now I will Come Back,Maybe TODD will Put in His 2 CENTS to.JIM
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Post by charliechristmas58 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:44 pm

Thats good to hear jim. slow and steady. and just where is andy.
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Post by 6x6_BigDollars » Sat May 18, 2013 2:32 am

WELL I WAS WORKING ON MY 6 X 6 AND I GOT BOTH OF THEM READY TO PUT IN THE ESC AND WIRER THE

MOTOR ALL UP AND PUT THE RADIO GEAR IN AND AFTER THAT PAINT RIMS MOUNT TIRER AND FIT AND

PAINT BODY'S.
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