6WD/6WS Clod Buster - Tiamat

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6WD/6WS Clod Buster - Tiamat

Post by weeb_beano » Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:50 am

Some of you may recognize this truck, it's Tiamat, my 6WD/6WS Clod mutant, Tiamat.


Well, the quick overview of the truck and how it is currently setup:
Name: Tiamat
Chassis: 6061 Aluminum L-channel, 1/8" thick. 1/4" thick 6061 staunchions.
Weight: 24.2 lbs.
Front/Mid axle wheelbase: 15"
Mid/rear axle wheelbase: 8"
Total wheelbase: 23"


Top speed: 28MPH
Suspension: Triangulated 4-link on each axle, dampened with HPI Savage long shocks.

Motors: Triple Hacker C50L Brushless (In the USA, C50 E-Maxx).
ESC: Triple JETI Master Car Sport, non BEC
Power: Triple 6-cell stick packs. Additional stick pack for onboard electronics and accessories.

Radio: Futaba T9CAP PCM, surface frequency band (75MHz USA)
Servos: Triple 1/4 scale servos (2X Futaba, 1X Hitec)

Other features:
-Tamiya Big Rig light kit (first generation), with headlights, automatic brakelights, accessory lights, and driver controllable directional blinkers.
-Tamiya Big Rig sound kit (first generation) with engine noise, horn, and backup beep.
-Passenger mounted CMOS camera, broadcasting over UHF, controlled by separate 2CH stick radio and Casio pocket TV.
-Driver's head rotates, driver controllable.
-Onboard bicycle speedometer (Echo F1) with odometer, top speed, other trip features.

Sounds a bit unbelievable i guess, so here's a video: (6.3MB) http://www.beanos.com/~tsoutij/stuff/ti ... hing02.wmv

More pics and videos including all the build up pics from the past are here, in Tiamat's media pile:

Thanks for reading!

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Post by BamBam » Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:49 am

Wow!! That's a beauty!!! :D
Sugar is?


Post by Anonymous » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:14 pm

that is one nice truck :shock:

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Post by mnstrbetle » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:41 pm

Very Cool!!

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Post by danferd2002 » Wed Feb 25, 2004 8:02 pm

Looks Great


Post by Anonymous » Wed Feb 25, 2004 8:49 pm

fast too? :?:

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Post by VA_Clod » Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:46 am

That has to be the wildest Clod built. Three brushless motors :!:

You've put a lot into that truck and it show. Very nice work.

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Post by TamiyaStock » Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:23 pm

I have been seeing pics/movies of that beauty for years now.

Nasty Monster :D

Weeb, your next 6wd monster should be utilizing the jps twin-motored gearboxes.
R.I.P. RL Burnside November 21, 1926 - September 1, 2005


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Post by weeb_beano » Thu Feb 26, 2004 3:47 pm

Wow, thanks for the kind words guys :)
You know... when i saw those trannies come out i basically had to restrain myself. I am highly considering getting at least two (for the rear and mid axles)... but still uncertain. Tiamat is not considered 'done' and is constantly changing so i am not ruling anything out.

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Post by CM_113 » Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:39 am

OMG WEEB...AWESOME.. its bad sitting there but omg its just wicked sick.AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by offroadford4x4 » Fri Feb 27, 2004 11:14 pm

Dude that thing is awsome!!! :shock: That vid is of it is realy cool too, althought the music .........

Sweet truck. can I have it? :lol: J/K
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Post by mavrick0 » Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:11 am

Hey Weeb did you ever solve the problem of all the BL power blowing out the tranny bearings?
A off roader may be able to jump and run around a track. A on roader may be able to run circles around the road but a monster truck will run over anything and everyone.

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Post by weeb_beano » Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:39 am

Thanks guys :) Well as for the music, i can definitely say it wasnt me screaming in 'tune', it felt appropriate though :)

The issues with the brushless motors have not been 100% resolved, but i am very close. I replaced the small 8 x 5mm ball bearings with 8 x 8 x 4 needle roller bearings to reduce the stresses on them. I lathed up some reinforcement sleeves for some of the gears, but i did a sloppy job.

I plan on making better fitting reinforcements for the gears, and to re-align the stresses in the driveline about them. There is so much power flowing out of those C50s with just 6 cells it is kind of terrifying. I have tuned the ESCs on the truck since those first videos were shot so expect about a 'free' 5% boost in midrange and top end power.

I'll get some pics when i do a breakdown on the gearcases.

Plus.... Tiamat just got a pile of matched packs, so things are getting interesting in that department. Nothing fancy, but they are matched 2400mAH NiCDs :)

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Re: 6WD/6WS Clod Buster - Tiamat

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:21 am

From the archives!
We were looking at this truck in that other thread, well here it is again!
Truly an awesome custom build!

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Re: 6WD/6WS Clod Buster - Tiamat

Post by Diamond Dave » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:59 am

It looks so streamlined, but yet not so. Yet it is so fast looking, awesome custom build.

i am not sure how to describe it, slicked back looking from the top, but tough as nails from the ground up...

Sweet either way.

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