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Old 01-25-2012, 09:11 PM
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1 sweet ride and i really like that you point out all those minor areas where that could be a problem,i hope you ditch that silver can motor they are only for hairdriers and stuff like that.
Thanks, I thought it would be a good idea to mention anything like that so that if you've seen this you'll have a good idea what to expect. That motor was what I had sitting around so I used it when I was putting it together for the pictures. I've currently got a wheely king motor in it at the moment. I believe it is a 35T motor.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:16 PM
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The next step in the build process was to the install the servo for steering. One thing that I've found with this build is Axial has been very thoughtful when it comes to routing your wires, they've designed specific pathways into the chassis for your lines which is much better than the old ziptie method!

See in the pictures below what I'm talking about.

I want you to also note in picture 2 you'll see that the wire for the servo runs under a tab, this tab is part of the bottom dust cover for the center diff. In order to run the wire under this I had to loosen the center diff mount from the chassis to get the wire underneath. A little annoying but not a big deal.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:22 PM
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Next was the ESC mount. Since I'm using a simple NOVAK esc I used their universal mount which is simply a flat piece of plastic. But, Axial had the foresight to include specific mounts for the newer Castle Sidewinder SV2 ESC, newer Axial ESC's and one for the Novak Havok SC ESC; so bare that in mind if your planning on running one of those systems in this kit.
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Next up is the battery mount. Axial has a pretty slick mount for batteries in this rid, it's adjustable in the length and the straps have multiple hinge points to accomodate various sized packs. So it will handle your standard stick packs as well as your LiPo packs. The straps are incredibly easy to latch and unlatch, you just stretch it over the pack and slip the rod under the lip and it's held in place! A very nice set up.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:29 PM
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In this next pic you'll see how Axial planned for the wiring in the chassis design. I wish more kits had this feature.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:35 PM
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Finally for tonight is the mounting of the Rx in the water right box built into the chassis. Note that the direction call for mounting the Rx to the underside of the top of the box lid, obviously to help if any water does get in. It then calls for the wires to be run through the opening in the top and then back though a hole on the side/bottom edge of the lid and then everything secured with screws.

In this first pic I'm showing you the separate parts, box lid, wire lid, foam pieces, and rubber gasket.

The second pic is showing where the pieces of foam go.

The third pic shows the gasket in place. Keep an eye on this because it doesn't want to stay once you've got it in place. It's very easy to knock it loose and you'll be messing with it constantly.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:38 PM
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First pic here shows how the Rx mounts. You can see the opening in the top and the hole/hoop on the side/bottom that I was referring too in the previous post.

2nd pic shows what it looks like once it is all mounted. I would have tried to get a pic showing how the wires looked running through the openings but I didn't have much slack and it wouldn't have really shown well.

3rd pic shows all the electronics and wires installed.
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Geez Matt, brushed motors, NiMH batteries and fixed frequency radios....

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Thanks for the picture Jugg, might opt for the HPI Savage Flux XS instead for my project.
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Geez Matt, brushed motors, NiMH batteries and fixed frequency radios....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYMc3v6HTXs
Haha, some of us are stuck with what we've got because our money is being used elsewhere! Besides, if it works..........
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Thanks for the picture Jugg, might opt for the HPI Savage Flux XS instead for my project.
No problem.

Anyone else, please feel free to ask specific questions and I'll do my best to answer and give images where possible.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:18 PM
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Here is a little tip that I thought about as I did the next steps.

In the kit you'll have a bag of screws that goes along with several assembly steps. There are numerous screws of differing sizes as we all know. I like to put all my screws into an old Futaba servo case so that they are easily reached and don't roll away. (image 1) But there are times when that can make it difficult to spot the specific screw you need. Especially when some vary by only a few millimeters. So what I like to do is use the fold of the manual as a little screw holder. I go through and find all the screws I'm going to need for that particular step and then line them up by size in the fold. The fold keeps them from rolling away and I don't have to hunt around in the case for the one I need. (image 2)
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Tonight was an easy night. Nothing really complicated about what I was assembling. Tonight it was the.................Front Bumper!!!!
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Well.....That's not all I did tonight. I also assembled the entire roll cage structure. While this was not terribly complicated it was a bit time consuming. Being as large a piece as it is it had an awful lot of parts that went into it's assembly. The pictures below show the parts first and then the assembled structure.
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