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Old 09-09-2011, 12:32 PM
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Looking good, keep it going!!
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:15 PM
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Today I bolted steering servos and the engine under plate to the chassis, and tomorrow I'm gonna try making some mounts for the throttle servo if I have time... Also had to order a new set of engine mounts, because I wasn't happy with the mounts i had.

Here's how it looks like with the body on it!


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Old 09-12-2011, 08:15 AM
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Yesterday I started making the throttle servo mounts, but then I found some small block engine mounts I had mistakenly ordered in the past, and those had exactly the same screw pattern as in the servo, so all I needed to do was four pieces of brake line to give some support for the screws. And the other mount was even hollow on the inside for some reason, so it was easy to run the servo lead through it after a slight dremel work. And there's even 1mm clearance left between the mount and the gear!


And I needed to bolt the axles to the chassis, because I had forgotten to take measurements of the drive shafts. After that it looked like this...


Then I had to go and see how it would look like outside!


I need to lower it a little bit in the future, and I think it will drop slightly on it's own when it has all the weight on it...




What do you think, does it resemble even remotely the real Digger or not?
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:48 AM
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look really nice! a bit lower OK, AND you need to shorten the wheelbase too (or it's pics effect?!)
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:05 AM
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look really nice! a bit lower OK, AND you need to shorten the wheelbase too (or it's pics effect?!)
Thanks!

The wheelbase is measured from a picture of a real Digger that I printed to scale(actually the first pic on the first page), so it should be true to scale...
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:01 PM
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wheelbase looks dead on, chassis looks dead on, sticker graphics aren't too obvious, just look at this pic



that says it all, if it were parked in an field that hadn't been mown and was 3 feet tall. just need the ads on the sides in the center of the chassis and some headers coming out from under the body



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granted it looks like you're copying a different chassis than this one but it gives the idea, i mean hes only had what, 18 of the things.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:45 AM
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yeah, this really looks like the real Digger
I love it!

It onlu need side chassis plates like in Hairba11's photo than it will perfect
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:10 AM
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x2 on the side plates. Not to mention it would cover up the chain drive.
But either way it's an awesome build and I can't wait to see video one it.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:17 AM
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Thanks guys!

And if you look at the pictures closely, you can see there's mounts in the chassis for the ad panels. I already have the stickers waiting, and today I picked up a sheet of polycarbonate, so all I need to do is cut those panels out of it and bolt them on the chassis!

After that I'm probably gonna start fabricating the sway bar arms...

Stay tuned!
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:47 AM
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And now that I figured out how to link youtube vids, here are a couple clips of the Digger.


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Old 09-14-2011, 12:41 PM
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And here is what the crowd's been asking for!

I made an ad panel to the other side of the chassis today.


Need to take some scale pics outside when the weather gets better...
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Looks great

don't often see this kind of detail on most peoples monster trucks, even those get labelled "replica" or "scale"

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:25 AM
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Looks great

don't often see this kind of detail on most peoples monster trucks, even those get labelled "replica" or "scale"

+1

can't wait to see it running...you may build a scale monster stadium track with 1:8 cars and buses to crash
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:25 PM
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That is the closest thing to the real deal right there.That is so scale i had to have a double take to see if it was real or rc.
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