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Old 02-17-2003, 03:56 PM   #1
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hey guys,
welcome to the Electric Powered Monster Trucks thread!!!!
just thought i'd start a new thread for EP monsters / crawlers as i think "we're" in the way of our nitro buddies.
current member count 2! haha.....huasze and me, (although i'm sure BloodClod will grace this thread every now and then.)
anyone can join..... any scale, MTs, Crawlers, Mutants....all are welcome. only thing is you need to be electric powered!!!!
feel free to post pics , ideas, tips, thoughts.......

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Old 02-17-2003, 06:25 PM   #2
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Wah lao eh...

1) Go to TP never call me to go... I am so sad.

2) Start this thread imply that I have forsaken EP for nitro? I'm so so sad.


On the upside!

That is awesome dude. Looks like the locked diffs are working out huh?

I've been working on my crawler too. Waiting for some Clod gears to get here so I can lock up the diffs with EPOXY. Will build a crawler in phases as time allows:

- Lock diffs first...
- then 4WS
- then custom chassis/links (this will obviously take the longest)

Next time go SMS me lah!

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Old 02-17-2003, 07:43 PM   #3
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*sigh*

I *used* to own an EPMT.. what fun we had with it at this strange little spot in Loyang too..

Found out a few things about MTs back then though..

1) These things don't fly too well..
2) 10 volts on 17turn motors will eat your transmissions quick
3) Batts are a killer....







and here it is crushing raygun's TCs...
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Old 02-17-2003, 08:11 PM   #4
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hey BC...dun be sad, that was a last minute trip sent Jade for sunday class at tampines mall so had a full 30mins to myself.
next time i have confirmed timings i sure to let you know.........no fun going alone.....but no choice lor that day.
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BTW BC. locked diffs are a pain man.....i think i'll free up the front one and see if its any better....crawling damn shiok but other than that, its a pain. dun noe how to explain, have you had locked diffs before? if you want, before you lock your clod diffs, you can give my txt a go and see if its "good" for you.....no point wasting good diffs if you dun like it right?.....thanks goodness my lock diffs reversible man.
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I think basically with locked diffs your steering suffers. It helps if you are running on loose surfaces. For a good balance, some guys will only lock the front diffs (this is important for crawling as you want to be able to "pull" yourself over obstacles) and leave the rear unlocked.

Ultimate crawlers will lock both though.

In my experience, you can't crawl effectively without locked diffs.

We should find a good crawling ground and then set up a course and see how different trucks/setups fare.

I never locked a diff in my MT before but I did on my Emaxx (which is *not* an MT in my books). AWESOME power, but it killed my sliders very quick.
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hey BC...dun be sad, that was a last minute trip sent Jade for sunday class at tampines mall so had a full 30mins to myself.
haha, methinks JADE should attend more classes, huh? <grin>
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yeah i noe what you mean about loose surfaces.....i have a quarter scale servo in there now and the wheels still dun turn sometimes when i crawl and when i investigate....the servo has more than enuf power....its the kimbrough that gives man....i checked with rcmt and they say that only a servo horn is tougher than the kimbrough...but i won't do that coz somethings gotta give in these situations and i rather be stuck in a rockpile than have to replace a broken servo...haha.
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hmmm... perhaps you should try 4WS and also remove those swaybars to get even better traction over obstacles.
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yah man, overt: 4WS is the way to go for crawling, it turns better than 2WS. i guess 2WS only for running fast. once i draw up the specs i'll try to custom an MT as well! right now i don't even have a solid axle truck ever since i gave up on the TxT cos of the slow speed.
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dude...get a bullhead or a clod lah.....low CG etc etc.....no weak tranny to worry about.....etc etc...

anywez, its amazing how many cells you can stuff in the rear bumper of the txt......





yep thats 7 cells in there...shoe gooed together....
and since the batts ain't there i can do the ol' BC flip the tranny around trick.....



i guess thats the lowest you can get the batts and still be protected.

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Hey overtki11, cool man, perhaps u should do a TXT gathering, I can bring down my TXT for some photo session tho.
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That TXT is simply awesome dude!

I just got my Clod gears today! Gonna EPOXY them and try them out.

BTW, could you give me the dimensions of the rubber washers you used to lock the TXT diffs? Until my Clod is ready I might just try that on my TXT.

HZM - I think that's a great idea! Guys, how about a short EP crawling session this Saturday at Tampines? TXTs, Clods and any other crawlers are welcome. We'll meet up and take some nice pics too. The nitro trucks have been getting all the good pics so let's populate this thread with some nice group pics of our EP trucks!

Actually just across the road from the WL track there is also a very nice area to rock-crawl. You guys might wanna check it out.
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thanks HZM, thats a great idea dude.....its about time solid axles got its time in the sun man......
i wonder how zmain's txt is doing? after his "angel" passed him a set of replacement gears.....
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BC, i'll measure them tomorrow and post them dimensions........
this sat hmmmm,... lemme check.
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