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sal the salmon 11-24-2018 11:39 AM

Desktop/Micro crawler under 200?
 
is there anything in the 18th or smaller scale, RTR, preferably with high articulation and future upgrades availble?? 200 dollar budget (somewhat loose on that number). I would prefer a pure crawler caged type chasis, but would consider a "real" body style as well if it preforms very well (bonus points if it can rock a hilux body).

thanks for your inputs. id be using this indoors, outdoors on rock, and playing around in the office at work.

xl-racing 11-24-2018 05:33 PM

For that budget your best crawler in desktop crawler world will be the ORLANDOO crawler series, they are scaled at tiny 1:35 size, ultra small yet they are very detailed. I have all of them. They comes 3 different chassis; F150, Jeep and Pajero. Each have their crawling characteristics so individually are unique.

You can check out how they perform through my videos below.

Videos:






xl-racing 11-24-2018 05:38 PM

Btw here is the internal details of 1:35 ORLANDOO crawlers.

Photos:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...6ee5b32154.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...4996d70e2b.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...ff93d82a15.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...87900798d8.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...63711b6cf8.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...1723019a13.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...ad95ec4529.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...466dae8f65.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...92d7a3a7e5.jpg

sal the salmon 11-24-2018 11:14 PM

thats pretty awesome thanks for sharing it

xl-racing 11-25-2018 03:25 PM

You're welcome. If you wanted to know more about it i did wrote article about assembly, test drive and review on all 3 desktop models which you can find out from below links at my webpage:

Orlandoo Jeep micro crawler: https://www.supermotoxl.com/designs-...-micro-crawler

Orlandoo F-150 micro crawler: https://www.supermotoxl.com/designs-...-micro-crawler

Orlandoo Pajero micro crawler: https://www.supermotoxl.com/designs-...-micro-crawler

Hope the info helps a lot, btw planning to upgrade my Orlandoo's crawler with aluminum hop-ups soon. Silver blings! :D

sal the salmon 11-25-2018 10:32 PM

im still hoping to find something thats most like a classic comp crawler not modified truck but this looks good if i dont find anything. may just go into whatever the normal comp size is isntead.

xl-racing 11-26-2018 12:26 AM

Few years back used the market have lots of desktop size comp crawler which is smaller and nice ones. I have the 1:43 scale Yokomo comp crawler that have good axle articulation. Its MOA axle. But now extinct in the market. You might find it at ebay for used ones.

Photos:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...b0837639db.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...12a52cc91f.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...61953d32b9.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...fe78aa5b4f.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...10e253907a.jpg

soze 11-26-2018 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by xl-racing (Post 15342006)
You're welcome. If you wanted to know more about it i did wrote article about assembly, test drive and review on all 3 desktop models which you can find out from below links at my webpage:

Orlandoo Jeep micro crawler: https://www.supermotoxl.com/designs-...-micro-crawler

Orlandoo F-150 micro crawler: https://www.supermotoxl.com/designs-...-micro-crawler

Orlandoo Pajero micro crawler: https://www.supermotoxl.com/designs-...-micro-crawler

Hope the info helps a lot, btw planning to upgrade my Orlandoo's crawler with aluminum hop-ups soon. Silver blings! :D

You're Orlandoo wiring is so much cleaner than mine LOL. I probably need to re-do mine, it's too fragile right now.

xl-racing 11-26-2018 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by soze (Post 15342569)
You're Orlandoo wiring is so much cleaner than mine LOL. I probably need to re-do mine, it's too fragile right now.

Thanks, there a reason for clean wiring not just for looks but also to lower the CG weight (center gravity), most people make mistake cramping raw components into the Orlandoo chassis making it heavy weight (top heavy) and toppled on its side during crawling. As seen in my video ht Orlandoo now can easily perform extreme crawling at various angle without toppling on its side and climb smoothly. Its lightweight setup makes a huge differences and makes desktop crawling more thrilling.

Photos:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...95cbe2678c.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...80c8b54a08.jpg

sal the salmon 11-27-2018 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by xl-racing (Post 15342274)
Few years back used the market have lots of desktop size comp crawler which is smaller and nice ones. I have the 1:43 scale Yokomo comp crawler that have good axle articulation. Its MOA axle. But now extinct in the market. You might find it at ebay for used ones.

Photos:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...b0837639db.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...12a52cc91f.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...61953d32b9.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...fe78aa5b4f.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...10e253907a.jpg


ty this looks amazing.



sal the salmon 11-27-2018 07:24 PM

my LHS has an orlando hunter, but we couldnt figure out what sort of electronics would be best to put in it. If i can figure out a decent priced set up i might get it. What ESC did you use in yours and what motors (i saw they offer three speeds). Also, soundbox version 1 and version 2, whats the difference? Any parts I should upgrade for performance, or bling that you can think of?

xl-racing 11-27-2018 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by sal the salmon (Post 15343552)
my LHS has an orlando hunter, but we couldnt figure out what sort of electronics would be best to put in it. If i can figure out a decent priced set up i might get it. What ESC did you use in yours and what motors (i saw they offer three speeds). Also, soundbox version 1 and version 2, whats the difference? Any parts I should upgrade for performance, or bling that you can think of?

Usually all orlandoo uses same default electronics that comes with full package (recommended) like motors, servo and boards.
The ESC i used is this one supplied by Orlandoo and it support lighting unit: ( http://www.banggood.com/Orlandoo-OH3...363706201312DW )
The motor i use is stock 120rpm ( http://www.banggood.com/Orlandoo-OH3...363706201312DW )
I can't comment about the soundbox because i never used on mine.
There no need to upgrade or bling because stock kit performed excellent and lightweight to climb/crawling.

soze 11-28-2018 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by xl-racing (Post 15342800)
Thanks, there a reason for clean wiring not just for looks but also to lower the CG weight (center gravity), most people make mistake cramping raw components into the Orlandoo chassis making it heavy weight (top heavy) and toppled on its side during crawling. As seen in my video ht Orlandoo now can easily perform extreme crawling at various angle without toppling on its side and climb smoothly. Its lightweight setup makes a huge differences and makes desktop crawling more thrilling.

You make me want to go and re-do my wiring. I think I probably need to crack open my receiver and figure out how to wire the lights more cleanly. Really not looking forward to it.

sal the salmon 11-28-2018 05:55 PM

so i dont think i have the skill to build the orlando sadly. I am going to keep on the lookout for one of the MOA micros above. if anyone wants to sell one, im a happy buyer.

xl-racing 11-28-2018 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by soze (Post 15344168)
You make me want to go and re-do my wiring. I think I probably need to crack open my receiver and figure out how to wire the lights more cleanly. Really not looking forward to it.

Very easy, just remove the radio receiver casing and snip the pins to make it lighter and compacts. It helps improve the crawler weight and CG a lot by 70%.




Originally Posted by sal the salmon (Post 15344250)
so i dont think i have the skill to build the orlando sadly. I am going to keep on the lookout for one of the MOA micros above. if anyone wants to sell one, im a happy buyer.

Just take your time to learn slowly to build the kit. The reward building yourself is satisfying...once you tried it you'll want more = that's confident building. All R/C is based on hand build. Can't build, can't R/C. So go for it. ;)
Btw i'm waiting for my Orlandor Defender, just pre-ordered my fourth collection. :)

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