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Boing's Monster Deadbolt Build

Discussion in 'Crawler Build Projects' started by Boing, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Boing

    Boing Well-Known Member

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    Well, here's my shot at a build thread.

    I've been wanting to add a Monster Truck to my Team for quite some time now. However, their aren't many out there that caught my eye. I like the straight axel look. It's closer to real Monster Trucks. I like the Kyosho Mad Force Kruiser... I don't like the $500+ starting price.

    So I decided to do a Custom. I looked around and decided the Axial Ax10 Deadbolt was a good platform to start with. It again has the look of a real Monster Truck that I want.
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    I already have quite a few parts on the way. Don't worry, I do intend to add ClodBuster Wheels&Tires. Yet, that will be a little further down the line. I do have rent to pay.

    Regardless, I can't wait for parts to start coming in, I think you'll like what I have in mind.
     
  2. CalvinJames

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    It'll be interesting to see where this build is headed! can't wait to see the next bit!
     
  3. darkside0914

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    i don't know if this will interest you or not but since you said you like the truck I figured id toss it to you. rc planet has the mad force cruiser for 410 dollars and I believe it has free shipping at the moment . its nitro , im not sure if they have an electric version but heres a link Kyosho Madforce Kruiser 1/8 4WD Nitro Monster Truck (KYO31227S-B) | RC Planet . after looking a little deeper they do offer an electric version for 50 dollars more on rc planet Kyosho Madforce Kruiser Ve w/Kt-200 (KYO30885S-B) | RC Planet and both are shipped free at the moment
     
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  4. Boing

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    Well thanks for the heads up. I guess the price is finally starting to come down a bit.
    Either way, I already picked up the AX10 pictured above. Plus, already got parts on the way.
    On top of that... If my plans for this work out, I really will have a "one-of-a-kind" Monster Truck.

    All in all, I'm happy with the choice I made.
    I'll just have to pick up a Kyosho when the price drops a little bit more.
     
  5. darkside0914

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    I can sure understand that and im looking forward to seeing more of this build .
     
  6. Boing

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    Round One... BEGIN!!!

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  7. Boing

    Boing Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so as you saw in the last post, first round of parts are in.
    One of which being an Axial Wraith Skid Plate???

    When I compared the AX10 Deadbolt to my Wraith, I noticed... The AX10 was a bit smaller.
    Well this thing is going to be a "Monster Truck"... It can't be smaller than my crawler.

    After looking at the two I realized, it's all in the skid plate.
    So I added a TopCad Aluminum Wraith Skid Plate. Giving it length and width. Plus, using aluminum gives it a bit more strength given the AX10 only has Two mounting holes on the side chassis pieces.
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    Well after the chassis was lengthened, I needed the shock mount points moved forward.
    So I picked up a Level-3 Deadbolt Droop Kit. However, you turn the pieces around and its now a lift kit.
    I just needed the mounts moved forward hence mounting the kit at the angle I did.
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    Once the new mounts were in place, new GPM Blue Aluminum 110mm Threaded Shocks.
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    You may have also noticed I threw in a Trinity 16turn motor. I had it laying around. Might keep it in, might not.

    Well with the chassis being wider now, needed to throw in some 3/4in Aluminum Spacers and 30mm screws in order to re-mount the electronics and battery trays.
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    Plus, add on the RC4WD 12mm Hex Aluminum Clodbuster Wheel Hub Adapter.
    (Sadly they only come in gold)
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    And with that, Round One is complete. I hope you guys like the progress so far.
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    I'm sorry it's taken so long to get started. Plus, it may be a while before Round Two. It's really just a matter of Money and Time... but mainly money.

    I look forward to Round Two and I hope you do too.
     
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  8. Boing

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    Round Two... Maybe Round 1.5... BEGIN!!!
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    The reason I say "Maybe Round 1.5" is because not much happening this Round.
    I just picked up some of the electronics.

    1) XP SC900-BL ESC
    2) Reedy 550-SL 3500kv Motor

    I'm kinda "Brand Loyal" to Team Associated.
    My RC10T has been good to me over the past 20+ years.
    Plus, I picked these up on the cheap. Yay for ebay!!!
    All in all, an ESC and 550 Motor intended for a 1:8 scale should give my little Monster Truck plenty of punch.
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    Stay tuned for Round Three.
     
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  9. Boing

    Boing Well-Known Member

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    Can it be...
    Do I see...
    OMG...

    It's Round Three!!!
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    Coming this weekend... When I have time to build. Haha
     
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    Looking good I will be watching this build. Round four, five, six DING DING DING. Can't wait to see it ....:bouaaaaah:
     
  11. Boing

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    Well I don't know how many "Rounds" it'll take to finish.
    However, when it is done, it's sure to be a...
    "Knock-Out"... Ehh, ehh???

    ...*cricket sounds*...

    Uhh, yeah... I'll just be over here.
     
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    LOL I will be waiting for the updates....................:bouaaaaah:
     
  13. Boing

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    Weekend is here... Build Time!!!

    Started bright and early this morning.
    First with a 5mm Robinson Racing 48p 24t Pinion Gear.
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    Deciding the overall strength of the Chassis was a bit "flimsy"...
    I went ahead and upgraded the linkage with Blue TopCad Aluminum Suspension Links.
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    With the New Reedy 550 motor, needed to upgrade the driveshafts.
    So why not Steel??? HotRacing Heavy Duty Steel Driveshafts???
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    Sticking with HotRacing, threw on one of their Aluminum Steering Links.
    Plus, an old JR-Racing Z590M (metal-gear) Servo I had lying around.
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    And Round Three... Finished!!!
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    Stayed turned for more... With Round Four.
    (Why am I get'n all "Dr. Seuss"?)
     
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    This really is an interesting project, completely different from the usual
     
  15. Boing

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    Round Four... BEGIN!!!
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    Boing Well-Known Member

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    Round Four is brought to by...
    The Four most important things on any Car or Truck...
    WHEELS!!!

    RC4WD Aluminum Clodbuster Beadlock Wheels to be exact.
    I gotta say... These things are beautiful.
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    A special thanks goes out to Mike, Cheryl and really all the people over at RC4WD for helping me get ahold of these when there website says "out of stock". I really appreciate all your help.

    Next, put on a set of BoomRacing's Blue 110mm Aluminum Dual Spring Piggyback Shocks.
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    Now I know what you're probably thinking...
    "You just put new GPM shocks on in Round One?"
    You're right. However, I have those same exact shocks on my Wraith. Based on my experience, they're great shocks for crawling, not so much for jumps and "bashing". So I decided to upgrade and now I have an extra set for my Wraith.

    Now, with some of the testing I've been doing, I've noticed that 550 Brushless motor getting pretty Toasty. I happened to have some extra Team Associated Blue Aluminum Motor Heatsinks laying around. So I slapped one of those on.
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    After that, threw on some TopCad Blue Aluminum Diff Covers for some "style".
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    And with that... Round Four is DONE!!!
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    I just wanna say sorry for the Lag between Rounds 3 and 4. Lets just say "Life Happened" and as of Wednesday I am currently between jobs. Because of that, it may be a while before Round Five. Yet trust me, as soon as I have another job lined up, this thing is getting finished. Because I am SOOOO close to finishing. But that's "Life" for ya.

    Thank you guys for bearing with me. I hope you like where this build is heading and I Promise...
    There is more to come.
     
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    "All in all, an ESC and 550 Motor intended for a 1:8 scale should give my little Monster Truck plenty of punch." I thought that was for a 1/10 sct?? well whatever...

    your build looks great man really coming along. i wouldn't mind making one of these if i wasnt 13 and had a job...... but im happy my parents pay me for chores hahaha.... :want:
     
  18. Boing

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    Maybe it was the SC10. I was told the ESC came off the RC8 RTR. Yet you can only trust EBay so much. The motor I know is off the 1:8 Rival MT. Regardless, after putting my Wraith's wheels and tires on it for testing and calibrating... It does wheelies from a stand still launch... So I'm happy with it.

    As for Building one of these... You will. Probably something even better by the time you're my age and working. However, don't rush it man. I miss when my money came from my parents and I didn't pay rent. Definitely enjoy the time while it lasts.
     
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  19. jaloos

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    Looking pretty stout so far man.
    Sorry to hear about your recent misfortune and hope everything works out for ya.
     
  20. Boing

    Boing Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man. I'm happy with it so far.
    I too hope everything works out. Mainly so I can finish this build.
    Thanks for the sentiment.
     

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