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Toyofast
07-04-2004, 01:44 AM
At an undisclosed location between Beaverton and Hillsboro the ORCRC gang comes upon a small business park with what looks to be a small play area for the crawlers....

Pictures from today:


http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4255.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4256.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4257.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4259.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4261.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4262.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4263.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4265.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4268.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4269.jpg


My favorite picture from today:

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4271.jpg


The light weight TLT crawler is hangin' on even with a strong current trying to push it over the edge:

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4273.jpg


Narrow path with a steep drop:

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4275.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4276.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4277.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4278.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4281.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4282.jpg

http://www.da-juggy.com/orcrc/2004/07-03/PICT4284.jpg

MicroMan
07-04-2004, 01:48 AM
Sweet, I want one. I live in the perfect place but nobody crawls around here.

Toyofast
07-04-2004, 02:07 AM
Sweet, I want one.

Watch this site, http://rcrockgear.com and you'll soon(mid to late August) be able to by the most extreme RC Crawler parts ever made.... We are trying to get a TLT based crawler chassis designed right now.



I live in the perfect place but nobody crawls around here.

Are you sure no one crawls near you?? Watch http://www.rccrawler.com and I bet there is someone near you.



:D

Fidelio
07-04-2004, 02:10 AM
very cool man. i used to watch those old mudcow videos over and over in amazement. sweet stuff. nice pics. :)

Toyofast
07-04-2004, 02:12 AM
very cool man. i used to watch those old mudcow videos over and over in amazement. sweet stuff. nice pics. :)

JK has put more Mudcow videos up on his site... well, new ones about a month ago or so.

monyet fangkeh
07-04-2004, 12:06 PM
very cool pics. what car is the one with the red body? i really like it:cool:

Toyofast
07-04-2004, 12:19 PM
very cool pics. what car is the one with the red body? i really like it:cool:


Red one? :confused: You mean the Heep bodied one that is kinda rust color? If that is the one you're refering to it's a mix of parts. X-Factor axles, Jugg2 tranny, Maxx 2.5 sliders, GD-600 reduction, Kong tires and other booty fab specials :D

ElectricThunder
07-04-2004, 01:16 PM
Dude, that's totally insane. I love it. Was that one jaloppy of parts (jeep bodied one) floating on the water?! Nice articulation too... Totally awesome. :cool:

Wizardman_1
07-04-2004, 09:26 PM
how did you modify that tlt-1 with the green body? can you post all the parts that were used it looks nice.

End Overend
07-05-2004, 12:12 AM
The green TLT-1 is mine. Here is basically what's been done to it and the parts used.

The truck has been stretched 5" and raised approx. 1"

-Bottom links are T-Maxx 106mm links
-Inner links are custom made but you could use T-Maxx 96mm or 105mm (both from the original Maxx)
-HPI RS4MT 86mm dogbones (one ball end dremmeled down to fit the drive cup on the axle)

Suspension:

Associated 1.02" shocks on all 4 corners. Green truck springs on all 4 corners and using #1 pistons and 35 wt. oil.

Wheels and tires:

-HPI Super Star (rear) wheels (non Associated, Traxxas, etc.) it's important to get the correct ones because they give more offset for bigger tires. The rims have been narrowed approximately .25" from stock
-CEN MT2 tires (in the process of cutting the treads for more traction) 5.25" tall and 3" wide (2.75" with the narrowed rims)

Electronics:

-Integy 55 Turn lathe motor
-Sanyo 2400 saddle pack (all mounted up front). Three are on the top of the electronics tray and three beneath the tray.
-JR XR2i radio
-JR receiver (mounted on the center of the chassis using an RPM Stampede ESC plate
-JR Z590m rear servo
-Cirrus 63MGBB front servo
-Novak Rooster ESC (mounted on the rear battery tray)

Other stuff:

-All differentials are locked
-Full bearing kit
-Gearing changed to regular 48 pitch gearing instead of metric (15 tooth pinion and 93 tooth spur). I'd like to drop to a 12 tooth pinion but I'd need a 96 or larger tooth spur and I don't know if they make them.

As it stands now the truck measures approximately 16.25" long and 10.5" wide. Center clearance is 2.75". I will be receiving some wheel widners in the mail on Tuesday or Wednesday that will widen the truck by 1.5" giving a total width of 12".

With the 55 turn motor, low gearing and Sanyo 2400 batteries I'm getting approximately 1 hour run time (give or take 5-10 minutes on terrain)

I think that's about it :D

-=ADA$=-
07-05-2004, 08:48 AM
1 hour run time ?? thats nice, im now got summer job to try to earn for ESc but i wont get super rooster but the mtronics one that is waterproof, it seems as good choice, hopefuly then ill be able to do similar things :D

metalry101
07-05-2004, 06:53 PM
That's SICK.

End Overend~
:eek: Wow, that's a helluva truck, very very impressive. :eek:

Toyofast~
Ditto, sweet truck man.

-=ADA$=-~
The Mtroniks ESCs are good stuff, I've used 3 of them myself, never had any problems. One thing you might want to know however, is that they don't have full power available in reverse. Probably not an issue w/ something geared as low as a crawler, but still, could be important.

Toyofast
07-05-2004, 08:58 PM
-=ADA$=-~
The Mtroniks ESCs are good stuff, I've used 3 of them myself, never had any problems. One thing you might want to know however, is that they don't have full power available in reverse. Probably not an issue w/ something geared as low as a crawler, but still, could be important.


Actually one of the guys in the ORCRC group uses a Mtroniks waterproof ESC and he cusses at it all the time when trying to use reverse. He runs it in his TLT crawler too. You NEED full power in reverse in a crawler. Sometimes you can wedge yourself into a tight spot and the only way out is reverse.

For a pure crawler a Super Rooster is the only way to go.... :D You can find them on eBay often for a discounted price if cost is a concern.

KidWithACrayon
07-07-2004, 02:12 PM
I was thinking that the yellow car with the hummer body was a mini-giant. Am i right?? The vmg (mini-giant) is going to be my next car. I was also thinking about getting the tlt, but I am most likely getting the vmg.

I dont want to take over the thread here, so i will ask a question or two.

I am almost postivive that is a mini-giant now. Are those the losi mini-t shocks on them?? I have seen them before, but I can't remeber which ones they are.

What tires and wheels are those??


Which car do u enjoy driving more, the mini-giant or the tlt?

Can u post more pics of the green tlt please??


Edit: I now see you called it a tlt. Can you post the specs of it??

Sorry for all the questions, but I'm trying to learn :)

Toyofast
07-07-2004, 03:03 PM
I was thinking that the yellow car with the hummer body was a mini-giant. Am i right?? The vmg (mini-giant) is going to be my next car. I was also thinking about getting the tlt, but I am most likely getting the vmg.

I dont want to take over the thread here, so i will ask a question or two.

I am almost postivive that is a mini-giant now. Are those the losi mini-t shocks on them?? I have seen them before, but I can't remeber which ones they are.

What tires and wheels are those??


Which car do u enjoy driving more, the mini-giant or the tlt?

Can u post more pics of the green tlt please??


Edit: I now see you called it a tlt. Can you post the specs of it??

Sorry for all the questions, but I'm trying to learn :)


Yes, The yellow H2 bodied rig is a mostly a TLT... kinda. TLT axles, 'Pede tranny, homemade chassis(Kydex) and other homebrewed parts. It's one of the best TLT based crawlers I've seen.

The Mini Giant is crap if you want to mod it and build it for crawling... at least IMO :D

We, http://rcrockgear.com Hope to have a crawler based TLT chassis setup designed shortly...still on the drawing board. Just keep an eye on our site for more detals in the future. The store doesn't open untill mid-August, hence no prices or parts listing on the site. Keeping it secret untill opening date :D

DCLXVI
07-07-2004, 03:27 PM
Actually one of the guys in the ORCRC group uses a Mtroniks waterproof ESC and he cusses at it all the time when trying to use reverse. He runs it in his TLT crawler too. You NEED full power in reverse in a crawler. Sometimes you can wedge yourself into a tight spot and the only way out is reverse.

For a pure crawler a Super Rooster is the only way to go.... :D You can find them on eBay often for a discounted price if cost is a concern.

Witch Mtronik? All their ESC's are waterproof, I'm pretty sure their truck ESC's are 100% reverse...I'll go out and check if mine are...I've got the top of the line model though...(I got it cheaper than a SR to :D)

DCLXVI
07-07-2004, 03:50 PM
The revers on my mtronik seems quite powerful...there's a small delay but you'll get used to it quite soon...

KidWithACrayon
07-07-2004, 05:11 PM
Actually, I think the mini-giant is a good project car. I want to follow this guy, and try to do what he did. I doubt I can get mine as good as his, but Ill do my best.

Two sample pics:

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/tattoos/MT/MiniCrawler/MiniCrawler09.JPG
Custom mini-giant vs stock.
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/tattoos/MT/MiniCrawler/MiniCrawler02.JPG

Here is more pics: http://www.clodtalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=4028&highlight=mini+giant+crawler

edit: Let me remind you, this mini-giant has lots of custom parts on it :)

KidWithACrayon
07-07-2004, 07:24 PM
Acutally toyo, I am going to get the tlt. The more I look at yours, the more I like it. I was lookin at some pics on your site and other forums, and I want a tlt now. I still really like the mini-giant posted above, but I would never be able to do that :p

metalry101
07-07-2004, 07:30 PM
Witch Mtronik? All their ESC's are waterproof, I'm pretty sure their truck ESC's are 100% reverse...I'll go out and check if mine are...I've got the top of the line model though...(I got it cheaper than a SR to :D)

I've run the Super E-Truck model in my E-Maxx and two Eco 20's. None of them had a very strong reverse. I still liked them a lot, but I did notice tht.

Toyofast
07-07-2004, 08:55 PM
Acutally toyo, I am going to get the tlt. The more I look at yours, the more I like it. I was lookin at some pics on your site and other forums, and I want a tlt now. I still really like the mini-giant posted above, but I would never be able to do that :p


That TLT I posted isn't mine... it belongs of the guys in the ORCRC group. I have yet to get my TLT crawler project rollin' :cool: I wanted to have parts and my TLT project started by now so I could drag it along on my vacation in a week but so far no go... The Tater-Tot crawler rig is just too big to take on vacation, plus my wife would shoot me if I packed it :eek:

End Overend
07-07-2004, 10:15 PM
Here are a few more pictures of my TLT. I just received my wheel wideners which brought the width of my truck up to 12.25" I've got a few new pictures with it and articulation has increased a little.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/46452/Ig12046.jpg
This is all four of the stock tires, with the other three wheels still on the ground.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/46452/Xc79800.jpg
This shows the wider with of the truck now. You can see the battery packs sandwiched in the front of the truck.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/46452/Xv64165.jpg
Side profile of the truck


Now all I need to do is sandwich a Stampede transmission into my chassis and use some Traxxas sliders for driveshafts. I'll also extend the wheelbase by another inch or so with some new T-Maxx links when I switch to the Traxxas transmission and sliders.