Hi guys, just thought I'd post a recent project of mine that I started and have had ideas for some time to do. A couple things led up to this:
1. Stampede 4x4 had become unused and I was longing to change it into something else, very much inspired by Jang's Shapeshifter series. I got a chance to drive my friends Slash 4x4 platinum and instantly realized that converting to a Slash was my first objective, I simply needed the longer wheelbase.
2. I wanted a double duty offroad truck to drive trails but still handle well enough for driving around more prepared surfaces. The Slash 4x4 was surprisingly good on some dirtbike trails with nothing but some Pro-Line Badlands out of the box.
3. I didn't want to buy a Yeti 1/10 because it would take a lot of money to get it to my level of performance I'd want. I already have the YXL so I think it'd be a bit redundant as well. Converting my Pede would be much cheaper and not give me another truck to worry about.
Here is the goal look for the truck:
Some of this is going to be bolt on and some might require some work, but that's part of the fun right? Anyways, here's how my Stampede 4x4 sits now:
Hobbywing SC8-WP ESC
(I do plan on running 4S occasionally)
Losi 2800kv 4-pole sensorless motor
(Blue can, discontinued since HH went to Dynamite brand)
I got my advice and read a lot on URC back when I started so I'm essentially already "bullet-proof" with my Pede. Revo slipper upgrade, King Headz motor mount, Tekno M6 axles, Tekno rear hubs and steering blocks, etc. A lot of those parts will be making the transition along with my current electronics. Other parts are undecided at the moment.
Anyways, I'll update the thread as parts start arriving.
(Last edited by Sneetches : 3.03.16 at 8:06 pm)
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