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Old 06-12-2014, 09:59 PM   #3781
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Ready to convert 21.5 2S blinky.

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:00 PM   #3782
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LM-1 length to CRC comparison shot.

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:01 PM   #3783
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Quite a bit shorter.

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:01 PM   #3784
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Closer! Tires will have either wear down or be trued 1mm.

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Serpent axle and hub assembly. The axle is 1/4 inch, same as the CRC axle. Offset iof the hubs is dead on. Diffadjustment is sweet., pull off the right rear wheel and stick a wrench in the adjustment nut and spin the left wheel. No diff cap removal required

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:03 PM   #3786
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1/8x10x4 bearings. Front rums go straight on. Good shot of the front end plate spaced up from the main chassis.

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:03 PM   #3787
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Fuzzy shot of the adjustment hole. Fairly clear shot of a Gulf 956 wannabe in the background.

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:09 PM   #3788
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In the pictures you can see the 4mm of spacers under the side plates and the front suspension plate. There is also a shot of the 1/8x10x4 bearings. Last a shot of the Serpent hex hub and axle assembly. I included a shot of the wheelbase differences to show the CRC is quite a bit shorter. Ride height is currently at 4.5mm all around.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:05 AM   #3789
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Try moving the steering servo further forward to improve the angle of the steering links.

You will see what I mean if you go to both extremes of the steering. The links need to be straight at a minimum; but, really want to be slightly swept back at the steering knuckles.

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John, that is wonderful! The only (slight) disadvantage I see is the higher motor for CG.

Is there room on the main chassis to drill new holes to move the front end plate forward to increase the wheel base? (That would need a new bumper, too.) An ingenious guy like yourself could also make a new front end plate to do the same thing.

You have inspired me to post pics of my rear axle conversion on the LMP thread. I've been swamped with other things, but should have some time available soon to do so.

Do you know what brands of fishing reels use those bearings? That might be a garage sale find.
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Try moving the steering servo further forward to improve the angle of the steering links.

You will see what I mean if you go to both extremes of the steering. The links need to be straight at a minimum; but, really want to be slightly swept back at the steering knuckles.

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I should have done that servo adjustment when I had it apart! I just have to use the front hole instead of the back hole. Oh well.
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John, that is wonderful! The only (slight) disadvantage I see is the higher motor for CG.

Is there room on the main chassis to drill new holes to move the front end plate forward to increase the wheel base? (That would need a new bumper, too.) An ingenious guy like yourself could also make a new front end plate to do the same thing.

You have inspired me to post pics of my rear axle conversion on the LMP thread. I've been swamped with other things, but should have some time available soon to do so.

Do you know what brands of fishing reels use those bearings? That might be a garage sale find.

The reel these bearings fit an old Abu Garcia Series 5000D. The bearing replaces a bushing originally installed which wears out. There isn't a cheaper alternative I've found so far.

The CG worries me a bit too with the motor up so, but won't know until I try.
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I generally only lurk on this thread, so I'm a bit behind. Which Serpent axle is the one you used? I would like to run my CRCs in the LM class, but it requires "single lug wheels" like the Speed Passion LM wheels in your pics. This looks awesome! I'll keep my eyes open for 200mm "P" bodies that will fit this wheelbase.

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Scott, for some other ideas, take a look at these:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/13333679-post304.html

http://www.rctech.net/forum/13333682-post305.html
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Some people used CRC front knuckle parts on the SP-1 due to the weak plastic on the SP-1...might be able to just use the SP-1 knuckles and axle on the front end to fit the metric bearings.
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