Comin' Back With a Wheely King

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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by shadowfocus603 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:39 am

Alright picture time
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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by matt1ptkn » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:35 am

=D> I really love the look of this truck! Thanks for documenting your progress! Hopefully I can follow in your footsteps some day.
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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:26 pm

Looks great! I have the Level3RC servo mount on one of mine, but they are no longer available. The Hot Racing one you have looks the goods. Might look at one of those for another King.

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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by shadowfocus603 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:56 am

It actually isn't the hot racing servo mount. It's this.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/HPI-Wheely-or- ... 2749.l2649
I didn't get the hot racing because I didn't need the extra links etc. The delrin one flexes a bit for my liking but I have stopped worrying about it.

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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:24 am

Thanks for that. Looks interesting. I'll look into it more.

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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by shadowfocus603 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:49 pm

Dropping a couple new videos for you guys. 3s bashing and wheelies.
PS Yes I know the rear diff sounds terrible. I am off to get shims for it now.
Stupid embed feature doesn't like this video so I had to do a direct link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC9_vxgyZuI&t=
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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by shadowfocus603 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:55 pm

So a follow up. Apparently the slipping ring and pinion gears were acting as a slipper clutch and protecting the transmission. I shimmed both axles perfectly after posting the wheelie vid and took it for a test run.
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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by shadowfocus603 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:17 pm

I've been around the Wheely King scene for a long time. Haven't owned one for the majority of the time but I have followed it. One of the popular mods from back before the days of off the shelf gears from RC4WD was people using mod1 pinions (15t and 22t) to replace the top and middle gears in the transmission. I am going this same route on my truck. I can't justify $50 for a set of gears. My method doesn't address the plastic bottom gear but those tend to hold up fairly well so I'm going to try it my way first. I just ordered the two pinions for $14.

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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:28 am

I think we have a new Captain KABBBOOOOOOOMMMM!!!!!! :explosion:

On the steering mount, I think some flex is a good thing.

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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:04 am

I've done the Mod1 tranny gear mod on two of my Kings and crunched that bottom gear on both of them. One hwas running a 27T brished motor on 3S with locked diffs. I took a jump and landed hard on the rear wheels. That I just replaced the bottom gear and that truck is now a crawler. The second just happened running a 3900kv 4 pole motor on the sand. This one I put the RC4wd gears in.

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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by shadowfocus603 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:31 am

Thanks for the feedback SG. If I :explosion: the bottom gear I will order the RC4WD gears but I'm trying to keep this build as inexpensive as possible so let's see what happens lol.

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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:39 am

shadowfocus603 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:31 am
Thanks for the feedback SG. If I :explosion: the bottom gear I will order the RC4WD gears but I'm trying to keep this build as inexpensive as possible so let's see what happens lol.
yeh, thats my theory too. I ut ipn on a FB group and had people say they are running carazy motors withour crunching that gear. I guess I'm lucky!

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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:50 am

yeh, thats my theory too. I put it up on a FB group and had people say they are running crazy motors without crunching that gear. I guess I'm lucky!

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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by shadowfocus603 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:41 am

Mod1 gears done. The transmission and ring and pinions are smooth as butter now. The awesome thing is with the mod1 pinion on the top shaft it will be super easy to swap to the HPI Blitz top shaft so I can run a slipper since I only have to grind the flat spot for the pinion grub screw rather than drilling a hole for the cross pin for the stock top gear.
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Re: Comin' Back With a Wheely King

Post by shadowfocus603 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:47 am

Ordered a 3800kv brushless system for the King as well as a new set of wheels and some misc bits and pieces. The brushless system was a natural progression as well as a necessity since 3s running keeps melting the motor wires on my Firebolt motors. The new wheels are due to me realizing that the center of my wheels are warped rather than the stub axles being bent, which I originally thought. I ordered an inexpensive set of black RPM 2.2 revolvers and I am going to reuse the stock Wheely King tires. I will make a set of foams to go in them and drill 4 larger holes in the rim for air evacuation. I tested the 4 holes on the stock rims along with a fresh rebuild of the shocks using 10wt oil and was impressed how much of the rebound bounce was eliminated. I can drop the truck from 6ft now and get maybe 2-3" of bounce whereas before the rebound would nearly flip the truck over. I am slowly working towards having all my issues sorted on this truck so I will hopefully just be able to run it and enjoy it for awhile.