My Flux XL conversion with 1717 and center diff

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Re: My Flux XL conversion with 1717 and center diff

Post by FluxNZ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:57 pm

Whoops!  :D
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Post by johny723 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:03 pm

I wonder what was the bigger mistake. To give a child an RC truck or to give a child a 6s-powered RC truck :D

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Post by FluxNZ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:13 pm

Must have clipped something good in a small space to do that. Good effort!
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Post by s2022 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:30 pm

[quote="johny723";p="854329"]I wonder what was the bigger mistake. To give a child an RC truck or to give a child a 6s-powered RC truck :D[/quote]
both!
won't be doing it again soon...
let him stick to his mlst for the time being ;)
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Post by s2022 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:44 pm

[quote="FluxNZ";p="854330"]Must have clipped something good in a small space to do that. Good effort![/quote]

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Tell me what an effort!
Anyways, we both had a long laugh! Should have seen his face when I turned around. Well it's all part of the hobby...

:roll: it needed a rebuild anyway.
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Post by s2022 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:45 pm

Sorry, double post.
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Post by johny723 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:16 pm

maybe time for a new chassis design lol. when you rebuild it, try a bigger front bumper. Wrong18 had one from super flux 5 sc on his savage. with your kid it seems to be a must! :D

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Post by s2022 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:35 pm

Just gonna dismantle it and change the broken pieces, bulk head, brace that holds the servo and replace the pins and braces. Tvp's gonna hammer back to near straight. Till now this is what appear damaged.
This way can bash it and have fun till I have time to finish my design and cnc it.
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Post by s2022 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:21 pm

Haven't updated the truck since a long time, just bashing it and it still hold up good. Only the usual maintenance and some breakage, have been running a lot through spurs and pinions though.

Anyways, got a new  Hitec HS-7954SH High-Voltage Servo, with a 10amp CC BEC to run it through its true potential on 7.4 Volts.

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Had to retire my old cheap HK 15298B, it just stopped working. well cheap is cheap, it did its dues for what it cost.

Also wanted to get new tires, Thought of trying something new, GRP Gandini tires "Bulldogs". These are for 1:6 scale, just perfect size.

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Post by s2022 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:31 pm

The issue is they don't come with a standard hex, but use the 18mm square!! Well turn on the CNC and get some adapters milled  :D Some photos:

Some measurements and some stock 6061 Aluminum laying around

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First side done and test fitting.

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Some custom washers to snug fit the nut:

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And here is the result:

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Used the wide axles, had to drill new holes, now they can be used for these tires or the standard hexes.

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Some size comparisons with the Bowties I was using previously.

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Post by s2022 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:34 pm

Having bashed them for 2 runs, they hook up great, and what I noticed is that they do not balloon at all.

I can't explain it but the material is much more tougher. Weight wise they are around 460 grams a piece. Slightly heavier than the Bowties "front" I was using, but I think lighter than the Baja "rears".
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