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Konghead What’s it like to own and use?

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I feel like a big kid today as the smoke stack sprue has just arrived 😊

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Looking at this more often now-

It has a Futaba S3003 servo.

A Quicrun 10BL120 ESS with a fan and perhaps a capacitor.

Foams in the tyres.

A Revtech 24K  17.5 brushless motor.

None it means anything to me, but it’s shiny and looks fast 😂

And these shocks all round-

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She runs and drives - something very likeable about this truck 😊

I think the WW2 wheels, Monster truckish stance and oddness of 6 wheels makes it really interesting.

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I've bought the King Yellow. OK, it was an alcohol-fueled purchase, but it's A BUS and I bought a second body wich will become the body of CATBUS. I've splurged on a 4WS-capable TX with a Flysky GT5 so 4WS is go. It's third or fourth in the build queue though, so maybe I'll have it done by about June. Totally looking forward to it though it looks like total fun!

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Find yourself something steep and watch it climb with ease. It's pretty incredible how steep it can go without issues.

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Thanks. Did you need new driveshafts / dog bones too? I assume so. Just trying to get the full list of parts to go wide. 

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4 minutes ago, smirk-racing said:

Thanks. Did you need new driveshafts / dog bones too? I assume so. Just trying to get the full list of parts to go wide. 

Hi,

I've gone wide with my Konghead using TL-01B parts. You'll need upper and lower arms, dogbones and longer steering links.

Also I used the longer bottom shock rod ends.

Drives lovely, much less tippy.

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I went wide-ish with mine, using WR-02CB parts. Still looks close to stock, but it is surprising how much more stable it is with just a bit more width.

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I had this downstairs over the weekend ready to pack and move along, but for now it is staying and is on shelf duty 😉

 

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Actually got the KH out for a run today, nice and gentle.

Tarmac, grass and some sandy hills, it’s a dusty truck now.

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This is a very cool take on the Konghead chassis. Does anyone know what wheel tyre combination they're using?

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On 4/29/2020 at 7:25 AM, dannymulder said:

It do not hurt the tires, I have done that to a lot  of tires because I run most of the time on the beach and sand was getting stuck inside the wheels with this holes I can get it out easy.

I started doing this because of beach running too. Even with the tyres glued the sand can get in the breather holes in the wheels and suddenly your tyres are half full of sand and wobbling all over the place.

If you put holes around the centre line then cover vent holes in the rims and glue the tyres it's 1000% better. Not much sand will go in the holes and most gets flung back out anyway. Whatever is left can easily be removed via the new holes. It works the same way to keep water out too which can also build up and make your wheel wobble like mad.

I didn't realise it helped ballooning till after I started doing it, bonus!


 

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Had my 3rd outing today with a bit more of a challenging terrain- just superb with gradients and the loose stuff, the 6 wheel drive is fantastic.

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