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Old 02-09-2016, 12:56 PM
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Default Makya's Wheely king project

I've had this one for a while, let it sit after I was , and got some motivation to start it up again.

here's the old, from last february:
so I had a wheely king that I had done some modding to, and then ended up tearing down and it turned into spare parts. I decided to make it a project this week, and came up with a design for the frame, and happened to have a Pro-Line Tuber chassis/body for an AX-10. It looks a little rough and needs to be refined and tweaked, but I think it came out pretty good for a rough draft.


I'm running 1.9's with Pro-Line flat irons on tamiya wheels, a 20t hpi brushed motor mated to a level3rc flipped motor mount, Hobbyking brushed esc w/drag brake and a traxxas 2075 servo for now to see how it all works. I'm gonna run it at the local gsrcc scale comp this weekend to see what I need to do next.





Here's the side pic with the roof, hood, and side panels on. I haven't figured out how I want to mount the rear decklid yet, and after a quick run this morning, I need to move the rear axle back a bit more and tidy up the wiring.

when I re-do the chassis rails (I picked up another cutting board yesterday), I think I'll try to integrate the front shock mounts into the rails.

the other problem I've got is that it only weighs 4 lbs 3oz with 2oz of weight in each front tire and a small 2200mah 2s lipo in it, so I'm having a hard time finding soft enough springs for it :cry: I'm probably going to need different shocks as well.

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Old 02-09-2016, 12:57 PM
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and the new:

So.......

this sat a lot longer than I thought it would. ops: I made a new main tube out of brake line, and I need to make the brackets still, but I think it came out well so far 8)

I also got the overdrive set for the front, and I made some pvc lockouts for the rear

WP_20160203_001 by makya9, on Flickr

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Old 02-09-2016, 12:57 PM
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I made a little more progress, I made the front mounts to tie in to the ProLine Tuber body, and the transmission mounts on the passenger side of the chassis.

WP_20160206_007 by makya9, on Flickr

I need to clean up the welds, and I picked up some brazing rod today to some some of the more intricate work.

body off shot:
WP_20160206_009 by makya9, on Flickr


I also put the overdrive set in the front axle, and installed the lockouts on the rear. I can't wait to get this thing working again
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:01 PM
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a few notes:

I lengthened the front and rear links to compensate for the COG, with the new chassis and front OD, I can hopefully shorten the wheelbase a little, and place the battery down low.

The new chassis will also have room for a driver, so it will be legal for U4RC.

I am still using the ProLine Tuber chassis for the body to save weight up top.

hopefully, with the battery low, I can run a chassis mounted servo, without too much of a shift in COG.
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Old 02-20-2016, 09:23 PM
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a rough mock up of what I have so far:

3 link with panhard, front and rear
cutting board belly pan/bottom link mount
the steering servo mount is temporarily styrene.

I still need to figure out the battery mount, probably shorten the front links, make a winch mount, fender wells, interior and transmission housing cover.

I know it's not much compared to a lot of the builds on here, but hopefully with a little practice it will end up presentable.

WP_20160220_002 by makya9, on Flickr

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Old 02-21-2016, 01:51 AM
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Nice work sofar.....looks nothing like a wk
Good luck at the comp.
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Old 02-22-2016, 12:33 AM
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Thanks, I really like the WK platform, I have a few of them This one is my tester to see if I can do a decent job of building a full chassis and set it up properly. Hopefully I can get it dialed in and clean up the welds and brazed junctions enough to make it look decent after paint.
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