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Post by tamiyadan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:39 pm

i'm working on a monster truck now.

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Post by tamiyadan » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:11 am

first run today.

I had to make my own version of the steering system as the original version was not good enough and didn't fit my equipment configuration.

the truck actually runs pretty awesome. I was not a huge fan of the design but with a little dremel work to clean things up and altering some hardware it really works well as a monster truck with 4wd and 4ws too. i took it on grass and some dirt the tires are currently monster mash prolines. but i have different ones on order and want to try a 3d print of the tires at some point.

i'm still working on the body and more parts so far this is taking the longest to 3d print every part is like 5-15 hours and lots of bridges and major problems getting parts to print correctly. i had to break apart lots of STLs to set them up to work on my machine.

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lots more to print on this one. if i can finish the print i have ideas for mods i want to try out on it. the current suspension is bungee cords i would like to change the model for real shocks.

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Post by tamiyadan » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:40 am

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slowly...

i had to modify the cab of truck the STLs were too thin and couldn't slice correctly.
its running now
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modified the steering system also
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what still blows your mind is you are printing something and installing it and then going i could make that better, and you sit there and make another one better because you have the tools to do it and you watch it print out.
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Post by tamiyadan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:18 am

on to the wheels

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Post by tamiyadan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:33 am

HAHAHAHAHHAHA estimated time about 40 hours per tire! not happening LOL!!!!! going with alternative.

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Post by RC10th » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:39 am

Cute :lol:

Is there a fleetside version?
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Post by tamiyadan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:29 am

there is 3d modeling software :D wink wink....

i'm making a rear window for the body right now.

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Post by tamiyadan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:29 am

finished the rear of the cab i added a rear window louver.
i kluged it but woohoo
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Post by matt1ptkn » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:29 pm

So did you paint portions of the body, or were you able to change filament colors during printing? Cool truck!
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Post by tamiyadan » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:51 pm

in this case i painted the parts by hand. in the future i will be able to switch filament and print in colors.

i can very primitively print in color now however it must be by full layer, where with the future version i can stop in the middle of a layer and change colors and have multiple colors on the same layer. I'm waiting a year until they work the bugs out.

i will need to remake the small bevel gears in 910 nylon as i feel they are a weak point.

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Post by DaveM » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:17 am

That's awesome!
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Post by tamiyadan » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:51 am

made a few mods today gave it a run till the battery died, it actually drives nicely climbs well and does well in dirt.

the gear diffs are a little weak and i didn't want to push it too hard. i want to reprint some of the gears in Nylon 910 for more strength.

it could use lower bumpers in front of the axles like the clod buster for protection and also as a skid plate to help climb things. the tires block most of the damage.

i ordered different larger tires for it but they have not arrived so i'm using some monster mash tires now.

the CG is nice on it, it isn't tippy with the stock silver can motor. i was worried about the primitive suspension but honestly it works really well.

I've driven some Bad R/cs over the years and so far the 3 3d printed ones i made have been excellent and you could take them further in performance as well. i learned a bunch from all these also.

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Post by mk-Zero » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:16 am

Awesome work man! :shock:

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