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A Tale of 2 Axial Crawlers

Discussion in 'Radio Controlled' started by Corbet, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Corbet

    Corbet Speski OffRoad LTD. Supporting Vendor

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    I went pretty basic on the motor so that I can play with gearing then choose a motor in the end to match my needs. The 45T Torquemaster was really chosen as an upgrade to the bomber. It will give it a little more speed as the boy gets better at driving.
     
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    Corbet Speski OffRoad LTD. Supporting Vendor

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    So the Easter Bunny paid the boy a visit last night and delivered a Vanquish Stage One kit in blue.

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    Testing

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    Y’alls Easter Bunny is cooler than ours.
     
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    Corbet Speski OffRoad LTD. Supporting Vendor

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    Admittedly, our Easter Bunny has set a pretty high bar.
     
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    Ending up with 2 uh ohs, our ‘Tooth Fairy’ needs to be shot on sight.
     
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    I've got some work ahead of me this week once I'm caught up on fab work. Trying to get the Wraith running by Thursday.

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    New Incision gear set installed. The original plastic idler was getting pretty thin in the tooth.

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    Holmes 45T torquemaster installed. This motor is destined for the Bomber but I’ll use it to dial in my gear choices in the mean time then select my preferred motor.

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    Decided on my electronics locations. Everything is secured and final connections will be made after the ESC gets programmed.

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    I haven’t had good luck with the hobby shop servos on my crawlers. So I tried an equivalent priced Chinese one with more torque just to see. 4-5 later and I have only broken one. Granted I jumped my Bomber about 4’ high off of a dirt pile and it landed out in the flat. It tore a Revo rod end apart on the links I made from 3/16” rod, too.

    Banggood has a US warehouse that can get them to you in just a couple of days also.
     
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    Nice! They are sure fun and easy to catch the bug. I started with a losi crawler and then went with the MOA XR10 which i built up. That thing will go almost anywhere but now it sits on the shelf too much.