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Re: New project "Superbeast"

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Electronics are in and calibrated/programed. First time "Superbeast" has moved under it's own power. Just a short lil' shakedown test in the driveway but I think I'm gonna be pleased with the power it seems to have.

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Superbeast is done! Short vid and few pics of it all ready to go. Hope to have some run vids soon, lots of rain & storms today here so don't want to take it out today and get it muddy already lol. Already planning the next build. Next up, I decided to go all out. 1/5 scale tuber is planned over this winter. Gonna be a 1/5 scale. Basically going to be a 50lb version of this. About 2-3 times this size. using some Hesse 1/5 scale axles. Will star that build thread soon.


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Nice rig - driveline sounds smooth.
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You really do some great work. I'm eager to see some action video. If you ever decide to build any frames and sell them, please let me know first! :wink:
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Re: New project "Superbeast"

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the ability of the members here to build stuff out of nowhere never ceases to amaze me :shock:

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That is a fantastic build! Wonderful job!

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Nice! Can u go with a giant nitro 4 stroke airplane engine on the 5th scale build?
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I'm going to go with a giant brushless system on 8s for it. Will be instant power for moving the big truck, plus make it more controllable in the air most likely.

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Re: New project "Superbeast"

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Seems like it's been forever since I got this done and still had not really ran it outside. Tested it on the backflip ramp in the shop a couple months ago and blew the rear spider gears in the digger axles. RC4WD had a bad batch of them so they replaced them free of charge with some hardened ones but took forever to get them in hand. Finally got caught up on my real work stuff so finally got this one out for a little run outside today. Will have more vid soon after I get the ramps out but for now, it moves on its own which is nice to see!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdIZYy-zq8A&t=13s

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Re: New project "Superbeast"

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Run #2 with this truck today. Got the ramp out so first time getting some air with it to see how it does. Nothing crazy for the first jumps. Not only because I'm still getting the feel for how it handles, but with the snow its hard to get enough traction for a good run up to the ramp

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