Building a dream

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Re: Building a dream

Post by ratpower396 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:11 am

hobbywing 860 works great as well already for 2 motors & lipo..

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Re: Building a dream

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:13 am

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-RC-Lipo-Ba ... SwY~1aAzbc

dunno' what the extra cables are for, but that's the model I have.

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:58 am

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... mmGaEPoGY0

Not the greatest video...that part of the garden imma a bit small for going fast driving one handed. I don't have Andy's crazy skills...

and here's some more of Andy's crazy skills... preview video window added ... :mrgreen:

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Re: Building a dream

Post by shadowfocus603 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:39 pm

Are your front and rear steering on independent servos/channels? It looks like your rear is steering more than the front and at one point you were crab walking it a fair bit

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:24 pm

All on one channel. Still trying to get it just right....no rush, we will get there;

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Re: Building a dream

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:09 am

That's like that because he is still using the stock steering.

...oh and I added a preview window for your video.... :mrgreen:

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Re: Building a dream

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:20 am

I forget if I've already mentioned this, but have you considered doing this simple mod to your stock steering?
https://www.clodtalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=30540

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:29 am

That's a great idea, and I may just do it. But I kind of enjoy the slightly quirky handling at the moment. I still need to fiddle with the rear steering though... Initially it was pretty much only turning at the back! But we are getting there.

Love this little truck. Puts a huge smile on my face whenever I take it out!!!!!

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Re: Building a dream

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:47 pm

Even if you do it.... it will still be quirky.
As for steering mostly in the rear, that is normal when going forward, that is why I suggested the mod, so as to make it work as it should have in the first place. :)

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:48 pm

Finally put a normal servo arm on the servo- with as much throw as possible to the front, and as little as possible to the back. It dies make a difference!!

Unfortunately flipped her on braking, but otherwise all is good. Think it may be a bit sideways when going straight, but otherwise all good!!

Thea ks for the link Andy

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:53 pm

Done some more fiddling. We had a sideways thing going on, but I think it runs straighter now.

With the steering mod it is definitely way more responsive, and looks better as well!

I'm a very happy camper...

Got some silly cosmetic ideas- going to the nearest big town this coming weekend and will do some shopping. If everything works out I'll post some pics

Al

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:52 pm

Flying was a wash yesterday as it was raining, but the sun came out and got to have some cold fun today
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:46 pm

IMG-20181113-WA0001.jpg
Made a trailer for the clodbuster
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Re: Building a dream

Post by Halgar » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:24 am

Why did you put the axle so far back on the trailer?
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

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Re: Building a dream

Post by Owl » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:13 pm

I wanted it just behind where the beetle balances, and the beetle is a bit tail heavy.