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  1. 8 hours ago, TWINSET said:

    New shell on the TRX-4 chassis



    Custom-Painted Chevrolet Blazer Body
    Scale details: grill, chrome bumpers, side mirrors, door handles, and wipers
    LED-ready headlights and tail lights
    Tinted windows
    Authentic decal sheet
    Full Nylon composite wheel wells and floor pans

    Trail-tuned XL-5 HV Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
    Fully waterproof design
    Five drive profiles
    Sport Mode — forward / brake / reverse
    Race Mode — forward / brake / no reverse
    Training Mode™ — 50% forward / 100% brake / 50% reverse (patented)
    Trail Mode — forward / brake / reverse / with trail-tuned drag brake in neutral
    Crawl Mode — forward / instant reverse - no neutral with 100% hill holding brake
    Traxxas EZ-Set® one-button setup
    Large, efficient heat sink
    Wide voltage latitude 6–7 cell NiMH (7.2–8.4V) and 2–3s LiPo (7.4–11.1V)
    Two stage low voltage protection (LVD)

    Powerful Titan™ 21T reverse rotation motor with internal cooling fan
    Precision, preset gear mesh adjustments
    Motor retention separate from gear mesh

    Portal Axles
    Increase ground clearance
    Eliminate torque twist
    Steel gears
    Improve axle geometry and reduce strain on driveshafts

    Rigid Steel Frame
    1.5mm thick steel frame rails increase torsional rigidity
    Innovative design allows four wheelbase positions (300mm, 312mm, 324mm, 336mm)
    Adjustable rear shock tower positions for SWB and LWB configurations
    Bumpers adjust fore and aft
    Rugged rock rails adjust for width
    Wire routing clips integrated into frame rails

    Full-time shaft driven 4-wheel drive
    Tough 6mm stub axles
    Steel front CV driveshafts
    Hardened steel rear axle shafts
    Remote locking steel gear differentials with cable-actuation
    Steel gear transfer case

    Innovative Battery Compartment
    Hinged battery strap allows quick and easy battery access
    No pins to lose
    Accommodates different height batteries
    Accepts full-size long battery packs
    Integrated compartment accepts smaller 1/16 scale batteries (with optional strap)
    Secondary front battery tray accepts smaller 1/16 scale batteries (with optional strap)

    Two speed high/low range with remote shifting
    Dual horizontal shafts
    Twin friction plate slipper clutch
    Easily removed for servicing

    Chassis mounted 2075X metal gear digital servo
    Superior 45° steering angle
    Direct steering (no servo saver)
    Steering geometry corrected for bump steer

    Front — 3 link with panhard
    Rear — Triangulated 4 link
    Heavy-duty rod ends with steel hollow balls
    5mm diameter steel link rods with 4mm threaded ends

    Aluminium GTS Shocks
    Oil-filled coilover GTS shocks exclusive to TRX-4 chassis
    Silver-anodized aluminium bodies
    Threaded bodies with collars easily adjust ride height
    Silky smooth damping for the toughest trails
    O-ring cap seal and dual X-ring shaft seals

    Wheels and Tires
    Replica chrome Rally wheels with hub inserts
    Pre-mounted 1.9” Canyon Trail tires with trail-tuned foam inserts
    Trail tuned S1 rubber compound
    12mm steel hex

    TQi™ 2.4GHz 4-channel transmitter
    Traxxas Link enabled
    Telemetry ready #6533 5-channel micro receiver with failsafe
    Automatically stores and loads settings for up to 30 Traxxas Link enabled models
    Exclusive Cruise Control feature for extended trail driving
    Adjustable steering and throttle sensitivity (exponential)
    Adjustable steering and throttle endpoints
    High 13ms frame rate and near-zero latency for responsive control

    Patented O-ring sealed watertight receiver box keeps the micro receiver dry
    Sealed Ball Bearings
    Hex hardware with rust-resistant black oxide coating

    Cool truck and that's a lot of stats!

  2. On 2/25/2019 at 8:36 PM, GooneyBird said:

    I'm working on something which might improve steering quite a lot. On a stock clod the steering arms run a bit funny. The rear arm is nice and parallel, but the front arm angles up. This is because of how the servo arm is situated in the truck. Since I mounted a larger servo arm the effect is even worse. This causes the front steering to be a bit soft, and have less thrown than the rear steering.

    But what if we flip the front ball socket around?

    It looks a bit bodged together because I didn't have a 6mm ball connector stud long enough to reach all the way through (since you lose the hole for the nut). From top to bottom: 20mm Tamiya screw, the original nut in the original cutout, a 1mm spacer, one of those push-through ball sockets you sometimes see in shocks, capped off by a lock nut.

    This ensures that the steering arm to the front is now parallel with the ground (and more importantly, with the rear arm)IMG-2903.jpg

    You can see how it doesn't angle upwards anymore (front is left side of picture). It works well, the front steering lock has increased a bit, but more importantly, it now steers at the same rate as the rear wheels. This means that when you go full-lock, it doesn't kick out the rear first before pulling the nose in. This makes it far more natural to drive, for as far as a 4 wheel-steering car will ever feel natural to drive to a on-road track rat like me. :P

    I quoted too much, but that's a great idea with the steering.

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