RC MZKT-Volat 12x12

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Silvertin

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Hello guys and girls this will be my third attempt at a multi-axle build. It's amazing how far my skill has come injust 8 months, I think its best to try new things and push what is possible into the impossible <-- part of my favourite quotes. I truly believe bigger is better so here we go :D
 

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Silvertin

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I am making it 12x12 8 wheel steering nearly 46 inches long. I will finish this one in time for the 2012 comps so like 2-3 months time frame I'm giving myself. Same as the Ford I'm using 1/4" aluminum C-channel, Tamiya axles, Hollowpoint tires from RC4wd which by the way are on sale at the moment due to beingdiscontinued so I picked up 8 set. the wheels i am using are RPM revolvers wide wheel base, they will give the truck the stance I want and plus theres noway I can afford the alternative at 70.00 for 2 :D.
 

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jeenyus

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thats gonna be a monster!! cant wait to see it come together, looks cool!
 
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Silvertin

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thanks jeenyus I'm quite excited myself, btw your tag name = awesomeness :D
 
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Silvertin

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Working on the leaf suspension this morning before having to sleep before work, I've decided to add progress pics everytime I add the smallest thing to this build. I first made a template of the spacing between each spring bracket so that they would be even the whole length of the frame. When I look for more reference images and stuff online for this truck I can't find very much. In the blue print it looks like a rigid axle setup? Any suggestions? More to come tomorrow maybe my brushless motor will come in the mail who knows :D
 

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alan

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:popcorn: Nice! I don't know much about big trucks but if I was reading those blueprints, I'd have to say that the 'front' image almost looks like independent suspension on air.
 
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Silvertin

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triple axle steering update and video

Happy Holidays guys, I've started to build my steering setup. It works fine but needs alot of tweeking, all good. I think I'm gonna drop the sail servo 1-2 inches into the frame to relieve the stress on the steering links but thats only my first idea.
Cheers!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLsMDnwOYDg&feature=youtu.be
 

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squatch71

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good lawrd....that is cool....have you thought of using a 3 speed with this...gear it really low???
 
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