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@BuggyGuy are you using some sort of brace under the battery to keep it from falling through? I didn't notice a strap or other system in your pic - what sorcery are you using to keep it in place?

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@nginsb I do use a big reusable cable tie as well, but it's secure enough to run without it as well for me.

Mines really tight in that same space with the strap over the top - I wonder if the Spektrum shorty batteries are slightly fatter/longer or something?

 

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34 minutes ago, BuggyGuy said:

@nginsb I do use a big reusable cable tie as well, but it's secure enough to run without it as well for me.

Mines really tight in that same space with the strap over the top - I wonder if the Spektrum shorty batteries are slightly fatter/longer or something?

 

Ok, thanks - I thought of fitting a lexan/polycarbonate sheet under the battery at the bottom of the tray which would prevent the battery from falling out (and perhaps has the added benefit of protecting the underside of the battery from dust, stones, mud etc). I'm thinking I may do this anyway, even if I do choose to use a full size battery in future, as I find it unusual to have the battery totally exposed to the elements in a crawler/trail truck running on lipo. Guess I'm thinking in comparison to my TRX4 where the battery is very well protected from anything that the truck could get caught up on. Thanks for all the input - I'm looking forward to having the build complete and testing it out on the trails.

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After waiting for over a year for a new body on the CC02, I decided to take matter into my own hands. Now it's been discussed on this thread (specifically between Mad Ax and Saito2), but even though the logical thing was not to do it, I went ahead and did it anyway. Tamiya passion won out over reason :D

So let me start by saying I think the CC02 is brilliant, not over engineered IMO, highly adjustable and cleverly designed. The number of different possible wheelbases is remarkable. This is what I expect from Tamiya in modern times, not a simple 80's design - leave that for the re-re's!

I followed Matteo's advice about the wheelbases, but only after having the model in hand and while building it, I found there's even more play that Matteo did not address in his videos - the links on the axles are adjustable too, so you can actually reach the coveted 275 mm wheelbase! Tamiya must have thought about that, knowing there are a lot of bodies out there with this wheelbase.

I had purchase the Xtra Speed D90 hardbody at the same time with the CC02 from RCMart, thinking I'll have to stretch the chassis. Imagine how relieved I was when finding I could reach 275 mm by just flipping some parts around. Mating the body (with its full interior!) to the chassis ... well that a whole different story for another time (probably the most challenging part of this build).

Another influential source I must give props to is Kisun's defender videos.

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I think thats possibly one of the best RC landies I've seen. Just shows what a difference a hardbody makes. All it needs now is a driver (marmite I know)

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22 hours ago, Fabia130vRS said:

Nice.

 

can you tell what is the height?

The height ground to top of roof is approx 23 cm. The body is very heavy and compresses the shock springs almost to half their travel. While this shortens their potential, it's extremely realistic!

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19 hours ago, Busdriver said:

I think thats possibly one of the best RC landies I've seen. Just shows what a difference a hardbody makes. All it needs now is a driver (marmite I know)

Thanks! Yeah Tamiya's lexan bodies are incredible, but there's no substitute for hardbodies. The driver is on a flight from China... Might have to quarantine on arrival

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1 hour ago, beetleman said:

Thanks! Yeah Tamiya's lexan bodies are incredible, but there's no substitute for hardbodies. The driver is on a flight from China... Might have to quarantine on arrival

This s an amazing looking body , i too have the CC02 Chassis , i was tempted to get the cco1 purely for the land rover defender body ,  having seen Mateo's videos on the wheel bases i opted to the cc02 ( the G500 isn't that bad but not first choice ) hoping for some body shells to be released  -   i know the CCo1 body will fit  , now you have me all in a spin with that hard body - but a bit daunted to attempt it  -  but looks worth it ... what tips would you have ? as a  2nd time round RC newbie on surface ,  gave up my planes 2 years ago after losing all my nerve !  

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