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Old 01-25-2013, 09:56 AM
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Why no love anywhere for the NIghtcrawler? I am new to crawling and love the way they looks. I have no desire to go to competions with it nor do I want to spend a ton on it. I have enough tied up in the pair of Revos So that having been said the question I have for you guys is "Why do I not want one?" since nobody seems to like them I am curious as to why?
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:37 PM
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I had one at there great crawlers. Few little tweaks and your good to go. Check out rccrawler.com and look into to losi comp crawler section. Pretty much the same rig.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Lukescb7 View Post
I had one at there great crawlers. Few little tweaks and your good to go. Check out rccrawler.com and look into to losi comp crawler section. Pretty much the same rig.
x2 on rcc. since the lnc doesn't have a dig you can run it is the sportsman class where its shaft driven rigs only, no dig and only 2 wheel steering
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:13 AM
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I agree it's a great crawler. The only downside is the maintenance of the axles,which can be helped with a drill bit and a set screw.
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Like mentioned before, the maintenance of the axles is a little much for some. I have had a Comp Crawler for year and love it (one of the very few RCs that I will never sell).

IMO the biggest problem is that Losi discontinued the Comp Crawler. Makes people nervous. I have one as a sportsman and one as a Pro-shafty (Basher). Even though I am currently building a AX10 Sportsman, I still think the LCC/LNC based rigs are the best Sportsman rigs. Very capable.

With the resurgence of the Sportsman class, they are making a comeback. Venders are starting to support again, and there are more build going on on RCCrawler.

When it was solely my basher, it was very solid and really did not have any problems with it. Really the only thing I had to do was stay on the maintenance of the worms.

Probably should explain the worm maintenance. The worm gears (while IMO great for crawling - very low torque twist and brakes at the axles - not the ESC drag brake) are power hogs and require LOTS of lube to work properly. You just need to open the axle, clean the old lube out, and put new in. Others have a hole drilled to squirt more lube in. That is fine for a quick refill, but should not replace cleaning the old out. I have used Lucas Red n Tacky for years, worked well for me.

Hope it helps.
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