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Tamiya and other brand R/C Tanks and Tracked vehicles. And any vehicle with more than 2 axles; 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, etc!


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Old 10-07-2016, 06:30 PM
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Awesome! where did you find the little Arnold? lol
It's from Neca, from their Terminator series
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:03 PM
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I didn't show the functional hatch yet[/b]





Try to do the weatherstripping on the windows:





Now needs a new coat of paint to hide the excess glue

Now,the portals. A full year has passed since I've made the prototypes. I've realized that 3d printing would be the way to go and with the 3d skills of a real designer we've came up with this:









I prefered make them for yotas but right now can't afford 3 new axles
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:56 PM
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continuing with the portals...


narrowed shafts that came from another project









The rear ones, mounted on SSD housings






Stock shaft on top vs. portal shaft. Width stayed the same

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Those portals are amazing! I would LOVE to give them a try...are the files available anywhere to download?
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:21 PM
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Those portals are amazing! I would LOVE to give them a try...are the files available anywhere to download?
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Thank you. The files are not available online. Was a design that I and a friend made from scratch.

Unfortunately, I've already broke one. Changed the design to be stronger and will be printed in carbon fiber reinforced filament

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Hi guys,

well, I had the first headlights for the 'mog 3d printed but they weren't 100% what I wanted, so armed with recent solidworks skills I tried my best to replicate the real ones:




They turned out alright

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Some aluminium foil to spread the light

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I think they look better..


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They're mounted on a new bumper that's exactly the same as the old one. Had to make another because I'd took it to the shop, painted it and someone lost it somehow. Probably thrown into the trash

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I have a soft spot for unimogs. Nice work! Would love to see a shot of the insides of the portals. Where did you get the gears for them from? How thick styrene did you use for the body, and what did you use for windows?

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I have a soft spot for unimogs. Nice work! Would love to see a shot of the insides of the portals. Where did you get the gears for them from? How thick styrene did you use for the body, and what did you use for windows?
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Thanks!

About the portals, I don't a any photo of the inside but it's pretty simple, a 12t and a 25t pinion(32dp,5mm bore from hobbyking) and 4 bearings

I use pvc for the body, 3mm, I think...

The windows are made from 2mm policarbonate
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A small clip of the first test with the portal axles

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well, let me share the latest updates. I was delaying the new chassis for several reasons. One day,after work, had one of those "now or never" moments,blueprints in hand and 10m later:







Looked out of scale, made of 16mm tubing but the 1:1 blueprints showed 17cm frame rails so it will work out




Got a Helios 2sp a while ago on a deal and even if it's a small size 2sp gearbox, that size don't allow being on many builds. This 'mog has plenty of space for one.I don't really need 2sp but I dig the scale looks of it


In my current chassis, used a Scx10 skidplate but the new one has to be custom to accommodate the Helios.











At ride height






Sorted out the links mounts. Not pretty but was the best idea

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Hi guys!

I don't updated this for a while but it's slowly going forward, one problem at a time.


Well, my new chassis has new link mounts so I have to reduce all the links. Also, the Helios it's longer than the previous transfer box so I needed shorter driveshafts. I could cut mine but my buddy The Gamer needed longer ones and we made a trade






The axles weren't really finished. There was some rubbing inside of the portals and against the rim. The rims only needed a bit of machining. Pretty tight,eh? :








Now I have 2 rear axles looking like this, no frictions. Pretty smooth, actually






The front parts are a different history. The steering was kind of limited because the dogbone cup was binding on the inside of these axle ends.


On the left, stock. On the right, what I had to dremel to solve the problem:





And how it looks without the axle housing:





For the chassis, wanted better looking rear shock mounts than the previous


Some Unimogs are like this:



my take on them:








Had to invert the location of the shock/spring because of the sxc10 axle. Uses a long scx10 spring and these nice 60mm shocks:












Already has all the links(i know, Unimogs don't have links...)



Forgive me the lack of torquetubes with photos of ground clearance



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Did the motor mount:






How low the motor sits...


This engine bay need lot of work but is doable. Was my first scratchbuilt body and my skills improved since 2014(or I'm more confident of being capable to do better stuff)



How the truck sits right now. The cab needs to be 15mm lower. Was on top of the rails on the photo...



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more goodies coming!

after the motor mount, I want to make the truck standing on it's own so the work order is: front axle truss, panhard and upper link and spring/shock mounts

The truss


Started with the axle springs mounts, similar to the 3d printed i have in the back but in steel to be welded










Added a 5mm square steel rod,tight to the housing





To finish, the panhard mount next to the knuckle and the angled upper link mount





The idea behind the truss was making it low profile so it wouldn't hit the frame rails but in the same time, looked from factory. The angled link mount allows to use straight rods and has a thread to avoid the "nut and bolt"
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My goal of making the truck stand on it's own is done

Finally did the spring mounts:








In place:








Next, secure the bumper
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I have mounted the bumper,panhard bar and i'm working on the steering,this week I should have photos. Meanwhile, at home, was taking care of the bed

It's first iteration was made mainly in balsa wood, sounded like a good idea at the time:




Painted, looks good enough but can't handle the trails

So,had to do another and using the opportunity to make it wider because that was another mistake I've made. So, this one is 30mm wider





First, the bottom:




And then, one side:



Back:



With primer:



It's the first time I've worked with tooling foil. It's fun stuff
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