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AXIAL OHOs Bomber.

Discussion in 'Crawler Build Projects' started by OHO, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. OHO

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    Nothing too much to report, axles all done, the rest will follow, don't plan on major upgrades with this, just want to beat the snot out of it, waiting for electrics to come in stock at RCmart.

    And a preview of my scale garage, more to come on that in it's own thread sometime.

    Electrics will be Castle Mamba X, Slate 2850kv motor on 3s/4s Savox 1272, SR415 and my trusty DX4C.



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    Shocks all done, fresh from the pallet.

    Front and rear axles complete and ready to go on.

    Annoyingly, I'm missing the little metal servo plate from the kit, searched every bag for it and the box, no sign of it anywhere, might just make my own.

    I can't wait until stuff starts arriving for the garage as well, it's getting full but looks bare.



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  3. Bluedually

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    The pallets need weathered and beat up, that would sell the scale realism better lol.

    Cool lookin shop and build
     
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  4. OHO

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    It's all still in the very early stages.. My other one is pretty weathered and beaten :)
    I was in a rush to take the picture lol.
     
  5. OHO

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    Well, she rolls.

    I was unsure what to do about electrics, RCmart didn't seem to be getting stock of what I wanted, although they told me mid-March, having realised all I needed was a motor for a brushed set up, I looked around and the Holmes Trailmaster Sport 550 27t and 21t seemed to be the best budget option for getting muddy and not wrecking a high end brushed motor, so for $20, I ordered the 21t, checked Holmes' site for gearing and I am currently running 64/10, I couldn't find a 9t pinion or I'd have tried that just to begin with, but a 10-11t is recommended anyway.

    Paint is nice and simple, just some gun metal highlights, I might add a few stickers to it as well, but we'll see, as with interior, just simple, gun metal figures and helmets, the rest black.

    I have ordered some of the rear springs for the front, the front seems very stiff and the only difference is the springs, so I want it matching and I'll put those on when they arrive.

    Hopefully I might actually get to testing tomorrow, but if not it'll be within the next few days, so hopefully the motor survives and I might get some pictures too.

    For now, these ones will have to do.



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    Top tip to get your lines matching.



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    Nooo, too shiny!



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    So much better!



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    Interior is so annoying to mask.



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    Nope, too shiny again...



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    These pads are excellent for stuff like interiors or panels that aren't flat, it works so much better than sandpaper.



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    Matt, flat and ready to attack.



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    And my electrics of choice, along with the Savox 1271.



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    you never seen a new pallet ?
     
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    I don't think so lol
     
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  8. OHO

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    I will have a few new and few weathered/painted maybe :)

    I will say, I have really missed running a 2.2 rig!
    So much fun, so capable, only gave it a very small run, because the servo horn was loose and I didn't take any tools with me, stupidly.
    I did take a few pictures though, nothing too exciting, as I went very easy on it due to the servo horn being loose.
    Hope you enjoy, let me know what you think.


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    I wasn't going to upload this, but decided to anyway as a few people referenced seeing some footage.

    It's nothing too crazy, due to the servo horn being loose, on that climb and roll, you can see the front wheels stay facing one side, due to the horn slipping.

    I need to order a new one just to be on the safe side, but not sure which yet, I need something decent for this though.

    Here's the little bit of footage I got anyway, hope you enjoy.



     
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    Sorry for the picture spam, but here's some of the Bomber from Fridays run with the Yeti, there should be some footage to come too, but haven't looked at it yet, let alone edited it.

    I will say this thing is awesome, absolutely love it, I hammered it pretty hard as time went on and didn't break anything that I have found.

    My Dad went nuts with his Yeti and broke nothing either, considering it is completely stock, it's one of the strongest I've witnessed first hand!

    Anyway, hope you enjoy the picture!



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    I was unsure if to bother with a wheel upgrade for this, because the stock ones held up fine, they were vented and all 5 matched, but in the end I caved and ordered some, all 5 arrived super quick from China, so I can't complain!

    I want to get a slightly more secure spare wheel winder, not sure what else to call it, but the plastic one feels like it will strip easily and I don't want to just use a nyloc nut either, so I'll have to have a look around for that or maybe get one machined.

    I'm also very unhappy with my Vanquish lightbar mounts, broke on the first roll today, I know I didn't have a lightbar actually on yet, I was doing some meauring up and decided to just leave the brackets on and they broke today like cheap China metal, not good.

    So I will have to come up with something if I want to run a lightbar too as I won't buy those brackets again.



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    It's light time!

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    Also very happy this combo is holding up, specifically the motor, I ran it quite hard today, a lot of flat out throttle climbing and jumping and the motor was only warm, I feel I could go up 2 or 3 pinion teeth, but I won't, just to be on the safe side, for what I'd actually gain in speed, it's not really worth the risk.

    I plan on getting the lightbar on somehow, not sure how yet or what brackets I will use.

    I absolutely love this thing!

    I feel in future I may end up going brushless with it, but for now I'm very happy with it
     
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    So I had this up for sale, due to thinning out my collection and actually considered all but leaving the hobby.

    As a few people showed interest, I decided I couldn't quite let it go, another few models have already gone and the shelves are looking a bit more bare than I'm used to, so I have decided to give this another run sooner rather than later and see how I really feel.

    With that in mind, I thought I'd put my spare lightbar on it, it was originally bought for this truck, but I just never really had the enthusiasm to get it done.

    Planning a run out with the brother-in-law soon, over some terrain I know this thing will absolutely love, so here's to hoping I get some good pictures, maybe some footage and hopefully decide to just keep it!

    Been on a serious LED binge today, sorting out the SCX10s front lighting and now the Bomber, and I think after some food I will make a start on the SCX10s rear lighting.



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    The driver and passenger look happy, now they'll be able to see on those evening/night time runs!



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    I like the style and positioning of the rear tailights! Keep it up!
     
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    Thanks bro, I struggled to get a bar to fit to be honest, so decided to go with something a bit more old school :D

    I ran the Bomber, my brother-in-law ran his Gmade Komodo, after a full rebuild, new wheels, tyres, shocks, screw kit and some added weight in the way of rock sliders and axle guards, runs way better than before, but still suffer from approach angle because of the bodyshell length.

    No biggie, he loves it and that's the main thing!

    Today was decision day, I said at the start, either the Bomber or the Baja is going up for sale today, the Bomber is staying, the Baja is for sale, decision made!



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    Some footage from our run out yesterday.
    GoPro onboard my Bomber, following my brother-in-laws Gmade Komodo.
    Video turned out better than expected, what do you think?
    Do you like the onboard action?
    We'll try to do more if you enjoy it!



     
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    Hmmm, so, considering I was so well set on leaving this brushed, I am currently making it brushless lol!

    Circumstances dictated it more than anything, my Team Associated SC10 has sold, the buyer wanted it as a roller, so I thought why not put the brushless gear in the Bomber, just to see what it's actually like.

    I will keep the brushed electrics just in case I don't like it brushless, it's not a sensored combo, but it's never cogged really and cogging is nothing a little hit of throttle can't cure.

    I will say, this motor (and many others like it) are a real testament to the quality of HobbyWing electrics.

    This thing has had a hard life from new, it's been in all sorts over the years and it really does still run like a new motor.

    The ESC of choice will be a HobbyWing WP-SC8, which this motor has been paired with all it's life.

    At 3400kv, I'm not sure if it's perhaps a bit high for 3s, but we will see, I am not sure on gearing yet, but I have a 10t pinion and a 14t pinion, I will probably just go with the 10.

    The next videos posted aren't brushless, they are already done, but I do hope to give it a brushless shakedown in the not too distant future.

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    Well, she is now brushless, gave her a quick shakedown on the street, the prop shaft came off and I broke the lightbar on a nasty front flip, so I decided to just remove the lightbar for now.

    Lots of power now, not as fast as the Yetis, but the acceleration is great, assuming due to it being quite low geared, I opted to go for the 10t pinion, so I am running 10/64 currently, on 3s.

    We're hoping to head to the quarry soon, so I might get some pictures and a little bit of video, depending on how I feel.



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    Proper maiden run with the brushless system installed.

    Such good fun, restored my love for the RC hobby today with this Bomber.



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    We also had a couple of spectators.



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    Glad you found your love for the hobby again! Sometimes you just need to get a good running to get you back into it! Nice pictures and those are the coolest spectators! They never ask if they could have a try at driving, except they might want to taste it!
     
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    Yeah sometimes it's needed, I've been in a bit of emotional turmoil lately, in my personal life, so the hobby sort of took a back seat, but I really thoroughly enjoy photography as well, so combining the two was needed again as it's been quite a while since I took some proper photos of the RCs.
     

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