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Hi, first post here. I was out of RC for several years until I got the itch to come back. But found out that the local racing program all went extinct, and was a bit bummed out. I decided to go back to my roots and play with Tamiya cars that I did as a child. My first project was the Konghead 6x6. I've been through several crawlers in the past, but the 6x6 really got to me. Thought it might be interesting to see how much I can do with this chassis. I first locked the diffs and gave it some 1.9s I had from a Twin Hammers. Wanted a little more travel, so I added longer arms. Added a little more options, and ended up with this video. Still a work in progress. (need to decide whether to use the kit decals) Let me know if you have other suggestions for the project. Thanks!
I think it probably looks better with the standard width suspension, but I decided to build it wide from new. I got a Blackfoot Xtream as my first new car after after a long time away from the hobby when my boy was still to small to drive. Since then we have (besides quite a few other classics from eBay) had a CC-01, GF-01 & CR-01 he has built with me. The Rock Socker is very good at what it does but the low top speed gets annoying after a while. Soon after getting the Xtream I was thinking of adding a gear box to the front, but decided to just get a Clod instead! That is good but the twin motors are a pain when it comes to tuning with front motor direction & ESCs. So I was looking for something with a single motor & gearing for big wheels, that was the main reason for getting the GF-01 but its so unstable with just a torque tuned motor it, it spends more time on its roof than anything else. The Xtreme is by far the most stable of all the cars, so I was keen to replicate that with the G6. My son was very keen to get a 6x6 but really wasn't sure about the Kongheads styling, I think its one you learn to love! (I will look at getting another Blackfoot body or two & trying to make them fit.) Having broken the Xtream & GF-01 both very quickly on their initial runs this G6 is built having learnt from them & has the alloy front plate (I had spare from years ago but assume would still be available on eBay) to tie the front upper suspension mounts together as the longer suspension arms put much more strain on those when crashing, the Xtreams got ripped off, that allows fitting of 95mm shocks too. Then 75mm shocks on the rear, having 4 shocks on the back means it needs only the thinest spacers on the springs so they are softer than the heavily spaced 2 on the back of the Xtream. The GF caused us lots of grief trying to run a normal servo & stock saver, I'm not sure why really as the Xtreme had the same servo saver & has been fine for a good 5 years. But the GF & G6 are both running a high torque servo & saver now. (I was interested to see the CR-01 came with a high torque servo saver). I think maybe the Xtremes servo mounts are more flexible than the GFs so add to the protection of the servo, though not the accuracy of the steering! Then the most recent mod I leaned of thanks to this forum is diff putty to give highly effective limited slip diffs, so all three are packed with 45 grade Ride diff putty. It works as well as locked diffs for driving over obstacles but means it won't flip sideways when turning & hopefully won't keep breaking drive shafts as the Xtreme did with a locked diff. At least I know it has that effect on the Xtream the G6 has only been driven with it in but the only time it rolls over is when it drives vertically up a tree! Its not running the 4 wheel steering but seems fine with just the front. If you try turning at full speed it just under steers, but back off a touch & it digs in fine then turns nice & sharply. (I did add the rear steering to the CR-01 as the fully locked diffs in that made turning difficult) To make the most of the almost locked diffs to climb stuff its got the Wild Dagger front skid bumper, it comes on the wide axle parts tree. As its more than wide enough now I also swapped the long wheel axels 50808 to the normal short wheel axels 50823. The GF01 snapped one of its long wheel axels, in many years of bashing I've never snapped a regular short one! One last nerdy point I can't figure out is why the G6 has part 19804996 for the front wheels & 50808 for the rears (they look identical in terms of dimensions) when the GF has the 50808 front & rear, maybe harder metal, but it was a rear I snapped on the GF anyway!
I've put the gearbox together on my Konghead and with a dry run, with none of the supplied Tamiya grease, it turned over fine. Now all of the gears are greased there is an awful lot of friction. I was careful applying the grease, making sure i didnt apply too much. Anybody else come across this problem? I was wondering about removing all the supplied grease and trying the Tamiya ceramic grease which appears less viscous? Any thoughts on this? Appreciate any help 😀