Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

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Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by rc-racers-edge » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:21 am

Well as promised the build thread of my project 8x8x8 clod build :!: :!: :!:

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for now i am using the standard clod lower links & shocks just to mock up the wheel position, these will be getting replaced with some 10mm solid ally rod with the 5mm g-made stealth rod ends and decent shocks.

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when this is near completion i plan on swapping out the plastic gear cases/axel tubes for some decent alloy ones (which ones best quality to get?????) and plan to run the standard clod tyres up front with imex dually tyres on the rear.
I will be using two tamiya TEU-101BK esc's so the front and rear axels will be independantly controllable along with the steering. i am using a spektrum dx6 set up (With left stick mod) so the front axels are going to be controll via the left stick and the rear axels via the right stick.

Here it is in a semi rolling state :lol: :lol:
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Hope you all like the progress so far, Any comments/advice will be appreciated
Will keep you updated as this beast progresses.

Wayne :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by SFC K » Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:18 pm

Looking good so far. What body you got planned for this beast?
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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by FlashGordon1 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:09 pm

Are you going to lock up the rear with cvd's?

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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by rc-racers-edge » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:37 pm

SFC K wrote:Looking good so far. What body you got planned for this beast?
im using two may be three clod shells for this build and cut the back off and lengthen and widen the rear bed and hopefully make a tilting flat bed.

flashgordon1 wrote:Are you going to lock up the rear with cvd's?
All the axels have locked diffs with front two axels and the rear two axels having independant drive via two esc's along with independant steering.

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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by SFC K » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:44 pm

wow, that will be one long Clod for sure. :wink: Definitely keep us posted on this build...
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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by rc-racers-edge » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:48 pm

will do for sure :wink: :wink: :wink:
As build progresses i will post it up :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by Halgar » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:01 pm

Are you sure that chassis is going to be strong enough? :wink: :mrgreen:

Looking pretty darned good. We don't get to see too many 6x and even fewer 8x builds. 8)
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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by rc-racers-edge » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:06 pm

Thanks for all the great comments guys :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
Glad you all like it so far. more updates to follow soon :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by charliechristmas58 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:53 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming to the Lord,
"Wow, What a ride!"

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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by Lowgear » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:47 am

I can't help but wonder what the turning radius is going to be? :shock: :mrgreen:

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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by charliechristmas58 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:02 pm

6 and a half foot :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming to the Lord,
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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by rc-racers-edge » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:17 pm

charliechristmas58 wrote:6 and a half foot :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

the turning radius shoudnt be to bad as it is 8 wheel steer with front axels being independant from the rear ones, so hopefully the turning radius shoudnt be to bad :!: :!: :!: :!:

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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by 2low » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:30 am

pm sent with the pics!

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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by markturbo » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:37 pm

Cool project, I remember seeing a vid of an rc 8x8 with and the thing could turn on a dime.

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Re: Daddy Clod 8X8X8 Build

Post by TamiyaTony » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:33 pm

Oh yeah this is gonna be one epic build for sure. Please keep on top of this and show us many many pics as it progresses.
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