6x6x6 Clod build

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6x6x6 Clod build

Post by rknaub » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:11 am

Well, guess I should start a build thread on my 6x6 clod too, already got one going on the eBay (peterbuilt) clod. Too bad I don't have pics of the build process on the chassis, but it's based off a Clodzilla IV. Yeah, two builds going on right now, and this one is probably gonna be slow, but I'll document it from here on out.

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Got some CPE servo mounts in the mail today, but they didn't include enough screws and spacers, so I only installed one so far. Had to dremel the plate to clearance the steering link, no biggie.

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Gonna use Solar D772s for this one too so I can save a bit of cash up front. Not sure on motor/ESC selection yet, but like the Holmes brxl and 55t rc4wds in the peterbuilt so I'll probably do the same, but maybe 35 or 45t motors.

This one is gonna be fun!
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: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by fullmetalgrave » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:02 am

That is awesome. I can't wait to see where this build goes.

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Re: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by Budhatrain » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:29 am

have you used those solar servos before? how do you like them?
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Re: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by rknaub » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:42 am

So far so good. Lots of torque. Aluminum case so they don't get too hot. Only been using them for a couple days so hard to really say, but for $20 they are working well. We will see how long they last. Been using them on my other clod for about a week. Definitely nothing like my hitec 7980 and 7950s, but at a fraction of the price. I'll be sure to report any problems with them. They are rated to 7.4v but my brxl only outputs 6v non adjustable. For the 6x6 I'll have a cc BEC and run it at 7.4.
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: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by SFC K » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:26 pm

That is longer than life itself! Man that is going to be cool once you get it completed!


45T's might be a bit slow for that big rig. You will have the power to climb though. What kind of driving you going to do with it?
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Re: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by rknaub » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:06 pm

SFC K wrote:That is longer than life itself! Man that is going to be cool once you get it completed!


45T's might be a bit slow for that big rig. You will have the power to climb though. What kind of driving you going to do with it?
Probably mostly scale driving. Don't need to go fast really but you never know. I think I'm gonna make some kind of flatbed tow rig to haul around my Axial Wraith. Thinking some kind of actuator to lower the bed would be cool. We will see.
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: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:11 pm

6x6x6 builds are the crème de la crème of Clod building in my eyes. Impressive =D> =D> =D> I look forward to seeing more updates :popcorn:
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Re: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by rknaub » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:45 pm

Got my aluminum servo horns in today from Hong Kong. Paid like $5 for 5 clamping horns, got here in 4 days, super stoked. 3 for my 6x6 and 2 for the peterbuilt. Spent most of the day working on the peterbuilt crawler, but had some time to wire up the servos on this beast and get my 4ws mix set up in my radio. Love the torque of these Solar servos on 7.4v.

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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: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:49 pm

rknaub wrote: Got some CPE servo mounts in the mail today, but they didn't include enough screws and spacers, so I only installed one so far. Had to dremel the plate to clearance the steering link, no biggie.

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I can't see if you have done this already, but with the CPE vertical servo mount you have to swap the knuckles around, so the steering rod is lower.

Do you have the CPE mounts on all axles?

BTW, thanks for the inspiration!

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Re: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by rknaub » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:58 pm

I do have CPE mounts on all three, and was thinking the tie rod is a bit close to the servo... I will flip them when I have another hour or two when the kids go down for naps. Thanks for the tip!!
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: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:40 pm

No worries. It may already be done, the pic is a little dark for me to see. I'm seriously considering a 6x6x6 build. I have a fair collection of bits and pieces that I could use.....

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Re: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by rknaub » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:53 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:No worries. It may already be done, the pic is a little dark for me to see. I'm seriously considering a 6x6x6 build. I have a fair collection of bits and pieces that I could use.....
From what I can tell, the steering arm is just a wee bit above center, as it sits now. Maybe this pic will show it better?

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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: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:59 pm

Yep, swap the knuckles from side to side and you will gain a few mm which should then clear the servo mount.

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Re: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by charliechristmas58 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:03 pm

What kind of mount is that for the front shocks ?
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Re: 6x6x6 Clod build

Post by rknaub » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:17 pm

charliechristmas58 wrote:What kind of mount is that for the front shocks ?
Custom made mounts.
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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