Sixty's Guy GMade R1

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Sixty's Guy GMade R1

Post by Sixtys Guy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:06 am

I've got the itch again! I recently sold off a couple of trucks and I felt the need to replace them! I have looked at the Gmade R1 on and off for a couple of years and have always liked the look of them. This one came up on Ebay for $140Aud ($100Usd) so I nabbed it. It hasn't actually turned up yet, but I'm looking forward to getting stuck into it when it does.

Funnily enough it has the exact same tyres that I just bought for my Clod Crawler!
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Re: Sixty's Guy GMade R1

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:11 am

100 dollars is a good score they are over 300 dollars new looks like a motor is included as well 8)
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Re: Sixty's Guy GMade R1

Post by Sixtys Guy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:07 pm

Yeh motor, no other electrics.

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Post by soze » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:04 pm

R1's been on my list for a while. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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Post by SFC K » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:05 pm

Nice score! It uses the same axles I have on my Clod shafty build! They are fun rigs once set-up right! My buddy has two of them.
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Re: Sixty's Guy GMade R1

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:48 pm

Yeh Jeff, I was really interested in your build with these axles.

The R1 has arrived. It's in fairly good condition..... as always when you buy 2nd hand, it won't be perfect....

* The pinion cover is missing off the transmission. This isn't a spare part on it's own, so the whole transmission casing has to be purchased to get the cover. I will run it as is, hopefully it won't be an issue.

* The body panels are not the standard polycarbonate. They have been custom made from aluminium and are a little on the rough side. The colour (white with blue dots) is pretty bad too! I'm not sure I will run the body panels..... the roof one I will, but probably not the others.

* The shocks are missing the longer spring in them and one is missing a circlip, meaning the shock just compresses under the weight of the truck. I have fitted a set of Associated shocks in the meantime and they look like they will do the job.

* The driveshafts have been replaced with steel units, but they don't fit well. Both of them have been hitting a nut and the paint had worn off where it was touching. I trimmed a bit off each driveshaft, but they still touch on full compression. I'll see how I go with them. I have a set of Junfac carbon shafts, but one is too short. They are my backup plan if the driveshafts on there don't work.

* On a positive note is has the aftermarket shock brace on the front and an aftermarket Delrin skid Plate :)

I fitted up electrics - I installed a 27T brushed motor and used the 9T pinion it came with. This will give an overall ratio of 53.65:1. I scoured the electrical spares box and found a cheap Hobbyking brushed esc with drag brake, el cheapo Towepro servo, a Ground Pounder radio I had spare. Unfortunately I didn't get to run it as the servo didn't work and the switches on both the radio and the esc are a bit temperamental. Maybe that's why all that gear was in a spares box :oops: I will replace it all over the next few days.

The battery that I will use is the Turnigy shorty 2S 2600mah battery I just bought for my racing buggy. There isn't much room for anything else, which leads me too.....

Initial impressions - It looks really cool! The chassis is really small and it seems everything is crammed in, so much so it's a little painful. I am not running the battery and electrics where the manual says too, simply because I couldn't get a battery to fit. The motor has about 1.5mm clearance from a link end. A few more mm wouldn't have gone astray! The body panels are hard to take off and put back on due to get access to the nuts, although I have read that a lot of people just cable tie the panels to the chassis. I'll run the roof panel, but probably not the others anyway.

I hope to have it up and running on the weekend, so will get a chance to see how it goes and compare it to my Clod Crawler.

Crappy, low light pic from the shed;
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Re: Sixty's Guy GMade R1

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:13 am

So I replaced the switches on the esc and in the transmitter. $1.49 each from jaycar! I haven't soldered on a pcb since I was a teenager I think! It was kind of fun, satisfying that I could repair the transmitter for so little $$ and effort. I also scrapped the servo and replaced it with another cheap Towerpro servo.

Got to do a some crawling this morning with my daughter (driving the Crawler King). The R1 is a beast! Easily the best crawler I have - hate to say it, but better than the Clod Crawler - maybe the Clod needs more mods :-k

I would like to try 4WS on the R1. There is a kit available, but quite expensive. Might wait on that one.

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Re: Sixty's Guy GMade R1

Post by NorthernNightmare » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:29 pm

Thats cool I got a r1 too as well as a sawback, Heres a pic of mine, the only problem area on the r1 is the front steering axle cv are crazy week.

I broke both two sets of the orginal jounts and the $40 upgrade CV units in a few rips, they just cant handle any sort of power. The portal are very cool and look just like the real deal, just the outer front drives are way too small.

I bought some axial shafts to cut down, and try to graft a bigger alloy wraith knuckle as well. wish the whole portal steered on the knuckle like the real thing that way a bigger axle shafts and joint would fit easy
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Re: Sixty's Guy GMade R1

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:48 pm

Cool rig NN! I have been thinking about a body for mine also.

Good info to know..... I'm not running a 27T brushed motor on 2S, so maybe the weak cv's won't bother me too much :?:

Yeh I was really surprised that the portal ratio was so high, expected it to have bigger gars and be much lower. Still very cool though.

Dollarhobbyz have really cheap spares if you need some.

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Re: Sixty's Guy GMade R1

Post by NorthernNightmare » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:10 pm

Thanks man its kinda suposed to look like my 1:1 snow truck :)

The R1 is now for sale, I guy did offered me a good deal on it but wanted the body, The body is beat to crap anyway, but is kinda my thing so I did wana let it go like that.

Wish i never showed him that body on the truck, as I already got another crazy monster truck mog build I wanted to do. :wink:
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Re: Sixty's Guy GMade R1

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:41 pm

That would look cool as an RC build!

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Re: Sixty's Guy GMade R1

Post by SFC K » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:31 am

Hey Mark, I have a R1 Transmission laying around if you still need the cover.

I was just driving my friends R1 this past weekend. He has the 4 wheel steering hooked up and does it turn sharp! I am really impressed with it. Only issue is he is using a 55T motor currently and it has no wheel speed what so ever. How was the 27T motor you ran in yours?
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Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:15 am

Hey Jeff, I'm interested in the tranny....

The 27t goes fine. I reckon it would be slow with the 55t. I'm not pro crawler so I'm happy with the motor choice.

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Post by SFC K » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:45 pm

Does your Trans look like this one? The cover on mine does not appear to come off.
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Re: Sixty's Guy GMade R1

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:36 pm

Yep, it's the round plastic piece with the star on it.

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