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Old 06-05-2015, 07:41 PM
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The folks at RCM and the USPS were very good to me today. Began the build on the newest member of my R/C family and it ain't built by Traxxas. Matter of fact plan on not using one Traxxas brand part in this build.

Starting out with the FLM extended chassis along with their bulks and towers. Also have installed the HR adjustable aluminum bellcrank and steering assembly. Oh and that plastic fantastic front skid will not be part of the final build, just doing mock up.

Now on to the drivetrain, suspension and electronics.

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Old 06-07-2015, 09:07 AM
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First attempt at machining tiny little parts.

Rear tie bar hand made.

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Geez why does everything else start to tear up about the time I start a new build?..... House, pickup, car, Dually truck all had problems. Afraid this build is on hold for a bit.
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what RCM part you got?
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Originally Posted by rc_collector View Post
what RCM part you got?
Bought the bulks and towers from RCM...Sure there will be more to come
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Finally the build is back on track...... UE 8 spyder diffs, RDLogics aluminum trans case, and trans internals on the way

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Why not go with FLM hybrid bulks and Ofna 7 internal diffs? Very strong.
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Why not go with FLM hybrid bulks and Ofna 7 internal diffs? Very strong.
Yes they are and had thought about it. With the standard FLM bulks there are more gearing options, easier setup, faster swaps when needed. When the strobe braces get installed the standard bulks are very close to the strength of the hybrid. The UE Ultralite diffs I picked up use the Ofna internals with a lower gear ratio, or can set them up with the stock Traxxas gears with a higher gear ratio. Of course, one would want to strengthen the stock diffs with aluminum cups, aluminum cases and quality bearings.

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Scored a set of Strobe Braces tonight

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Geez why does everything else start to tear up about the time I start a new build?..... House, pickup, car, Dually truck all had problems. Afraid this build is on hold for a bit.
Because you gave the Devil advance notice of your plans.

Or if you prefer a less-religious interpretation, because you were subconsciously neglecting those things while planning your new project.
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FLM arms, Aluminum big bore shocks w/4mm shafts, MIP axles, Aluminum knuckles, Steel tie rods w/aluminum ends, 17MM hex's, stubs to convert the UE diffs to MIP CVD, receiver, 30,000 and 50,000W diff oil, geez there's more i'm sure, on the way....... Now just gotta figure out motor, definitely a 2000Kv or less. That's what needs to be figured out.......Stump puller like my basher Maxx or speed demon.
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Been busy

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Just need the shocks, axles, and knuckles to make it roller.....Won't be long now

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Truck is looking good man
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Strobe braces need a touch of massaging to fit the FLM bulks and towers

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