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  1. Long wheel base Redcat XBE Build 
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    I have a custom built Redcat XBE and I love it.
    Fast and handles great I thought after building it that it would be nice to build a stretched Brushless SC truck that was bigger. I love the look of the Losi 5T and thought that I would try to build something that looks like it but made of parts that are strong and light so that it drive and handles great in a larger size.
    Parts that I have for this build include
    Skyrc Beast X524 2Y 910kv motor
    Skyrc 200 amp esc with extra caps added.
    Castle cooling fan
    Losi 5T shocks
    Custom carbon Shock towers
    Custom T6061 chassis
    Custom motor mount
    HPI lipo trays
    CNC 7075rc wheel hub carriers
    CNC 7075 Diff housings
    Custom wheels
    RC4WD tires
    Custom carbon center drace
    1/4 scale steering servo
    CNC redcat Parts
    SS Bearings
    Impact Carbon SC Body
    Losi 5T roll cage.
     

  2. The build begins 
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    This is the hart of the build and is one of two built, the other is in my XBE buggy.
    The motor you see here is the SSS569s 1200 KV motor and it is a awesome motor.

    This is what I will be cooling the motor with.
    And this is one reason I want a longer wheel base. This is a mountain of sand in Coulee Dam that was used in building the Dam and I a great place to play.

    Here is a video of me having fun on the back side of this mountain of sand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBcf9etjSKw
    The body is for this build but I used it in this video on my Losi 5.
    Last edited by twissted; 12-01-2013 at 08:44 PM. Reason: added stuff
     

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    ...Man that was awsome! You have a sweet place to run.
    You going to wear that dog out,I bet it slept good that night...
    Just bash it!
     

  4. It really is awsome place to play 
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    I hope this brushless build is even more impressive. with 3 times the power and toque it should really put on a show.
     

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    I'm going to give this a shot. The pan is to thing and isn't hi grade so another will be made so that there isn't any flex at all.
     

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    I picked up some Carbon sheets in 2 and 4 mm to use as bracing and shock towers.
    The spine that runs down the middle will be 2 sheets of the 2 mm epoxy bonding them together. The shock towers I will use the losi 5ive as a pattern from the rear and use it as well as the xbe tower to make the front and rear towers for this build. This will make it so that the rear losi shock will be used on all 4 corners.

    The above picture is of the pan that was cut to get the angles that was needed. Kaiser 6061 aluminum doesn't bend so I cut it and tig welded the frame. Also to get the wheel base that I needed I used the rear drive shaft in the front as well to make the cage and body fit.

    The 2nd picture shows the spine to this build. should look good with the carbon body. same goes for the shock towers.
    I have a bench top band saw that I use to cut the carbon. It doesn't last long before the blade is toast but it is worth it.
     

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    Having a XBE that I built before staring this build really helped in planning how to build this build.
     

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    THE BODY IS GOING TO BE THE CAT'S MAOW!

    Last edited by twissted; 12-04-2013 at 11:43 AM.
     

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    DOG GONE IT WHERE IS THAT BODY!!!

     

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    I can't see anything roll down the window!

     

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    Well I cut the windows out of the sides and will be using them as number plates behind the cab.
     

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    Ok everyone try to find one of these bodies made with impacted resin so that it can't shatter and is lighter than the stock plastic body and is 18 to 20 times stronger!
     

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    There is more to come as I placed a order with 7075rc and picked up the front and rear bearing carriers and front and rear CNC diff housings just over 400.00 was spent again. I would have to say this is the most I have spent on one r/c anything (I do boats also).
    Last edited by twissted; 12-28-2013 at 12:50 PM.
     

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