Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:41 pm

Kings Bounty is now a roller :P not been on much recently or had much time as I have a new job working for Canal Trust as a boat lift operator at Anderton Boat Lift which was built in 1875 8)

Top links are 100mm and bottom links are 80mm with Traxxas #1942 rod ends and as per usual with my builds 3mm conical washers are used to ensure no binding whatsoever. Have full travel with shocks (25mm's).

Due to shock mounting points on the chassis being lower than the front the rear shocks have droop which makes the truck level.

The shocks look vertical but have a slight angle to them which is just how I like them to look. Also looking truck head on the shocks angle outwards a bit like on a KK2 8)

Installed Clod uprights and Thundertech wideners off FOTD as a temporary measure so axles will be a mix of Txt and Clod.

Decided that a 1/10 scale body just doesn't look right with WK chassis so the wheelbase of KB is eleven and a half inches. So yes a 1/12 scale body will be fitted to KB.

Limited choice so any recommendations will be greatly appreciated! :popcorn:
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:49 pm

What wheelbase does a stock WK have by the way?
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:53 pm

Top down view.
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by SFC K » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:36 pm

Your running into the same issue I am with body choices. I need something narrow but long.


Love this truck by the way! 8)
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:45 pm

Looks great Alex!

Long, narrow body = Ground Pounder bodies. Just an idea.

WK stock wheelbase = 240mm

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:01 pm

Thanks guys :) the blindingly obvious occurred to me I can get an un painted WK body and Shane can really bring Kings Bounty to life :wink:
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:10 pm

I'm surprised you guys aren't looking into bodies for the traxxas stampede.
.....especially the monster jam versions. :wink:

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by SFC K » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:28 pm

andymac0035 wrote:I'm surprised you guys aren't looking into bodies for the traxxas stampede.
.....especially the monster jam versions. :wink:

Yuck! I think I just vomited in my mouth... :puke:
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:25 pm

andymac0035 wrote:I'm surprised you guys aren't looking into bodies for the traxxas stampede.
.....especially the monster jam versions. :wink:
Thanks Andy will take a look but remember all my trucks are themed so pre painted bodys are a big no no.

This truck is called Kings Bounty afterall...
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:37 pm

andymac0035 wrote:.....especially the monster jam versions. :wink:
Goodluck finding those! They have been discontinued and the very few available are going for big $$ on Ebay.

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:09 pm

Guys need a recommendation for prop shafts as obviously TXT-2 prop shafts are too long measured the gap on KB and its 90mm's.

Mark kindly recommended Crawler King prop shafts as they are 105mm's (fully closed) so I can cut them down if need be.

Before I order a set any other options out there?

Oh and the grub screws on WK prop shafts are 5mm's like on TXT-2?
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:13 pm

Mark you were right Crawler King prop shafts are a PERFECT fit they look the business too :P :thumbsup:

WK grub screws sit nice and tight on Txt-2 output shafts I loose fitted the prop shaft for the photo below.
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by Sixtys Guy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:05 am

2 years on the forum and I finally give some correct advice! Woohoo! :P

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by Sixtys Guy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:05 am

BTW, glad they worked out for you Alex!

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:35 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:BTW, glad they worked out for you Alex!
Thanks Mark they look the business too. Mainly black chassis components will look mega mean with red body and red planetarys :wink: :P (insert red dragon shooting flames smilie here)
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