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Old 02-25-2018, 09:58 PM   #1
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I haven't done a kit since my Axial XR10...so...here we go! The plan for this build will be something I can take out and get a lot of run time on and not have to worry about beating up my other scale builds. I maybe even hit a few WARCRC U4RC races as well and maybe even some hiking. I am lucky enough to leverage a lot of great info from the fellow WARCRC U4RC builders/drivers and will be putting that to good use.



This is the kit version so it comes with a lot of good upgrades right off the bat. Such as, shocks and links.


The cage was some what easy to put together and I really like the design of the side floor panels.


Cage is mostly together, just a few bits to add.


The transfer mission was pretty quick to assembly and the gears seem to be really nice as well. Also, jumping ahead, the diff gears are a new design compared to the older SCX10.1 kits I am used to, they look like they can handle some abuse.


Here is the view of the rear side of the transmission, I am really liking the gears, really beefy looking.


Here is a view of the front of the transmission.


Transmission is installed, along with the Brood 3300KV Vigor sensored brushless motor.


I also installed an Axial Machined Alum Adjustable Motor Mount (#AX31156), I really feel like this is a necessary upgrade because the stock plastic setup really feels weak.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:58 AM   #2
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I found some aluminum laying around so I decided to make some quick panels. I am thinking about painted the panels with a few graphics and applying some numbers and etc to them as well. I think a mixture of grey and orange might look cool.


The aluminum sheet is .025" in thickness and is pretty sturdy. If it gets some dents, well... I guess it will just add to the scale look.


To transfer the hole locations I used my Starrett center punch, if you don't have one you need to quit reading this and buy one...lol.


To cut the large straight sections I used my Eastwood 8 Inch Bench Shear(# #20198). I have had this shear for a while and it maybe the reason I decided to make panels, trying to get more seat time on it, to see what it's capable of.


It's a pretty cool shear, it even has a slot to cut solid rod, it does 3/16" just fine.


For some of the smaller cuts I was able to use some standard curved body trim scissors.


I used a normal kitchen scrub pad to give the panels an even finish in one direction.


I am know I am not re-inventing the wheel on creating panels like this but it was a fun quick Sunday project.


To get the sharp bends I just put the panels in my vise to get the bend I needed.
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Here are a few pictures on what the Bomber is creating at, it's all wired up and I had a blast at the last WARCRC U4RC race. The Mamba X and Brood 3300KV Vigor sensored brushless motor is pretty smooth. I am getting this rig ready for the WARCRC "Scale Trail Run" this weekend. I am excited to see how it crawls, it seems to have a lot of low end control.







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Looking good, I need to get mine done. What axle trusses are those. They look beefy.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:47 PM   #5
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Looking good, I need to get mine done. What axle trusses are those. They look beefy.
Thanks! The mounts are from DLUX RC, prety nice. http://www.dluxfab.com/#!/AR60-Wrait...egory=12405705
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Not too much to update on the Bomber besides continuing to adjust the shocks, adding some fun stickers and momentarily swapping in some VP wheels for a WARCRC Scale Trail Run this weekend.



I would like to thank the homer donut company for there continued support.


I found this cool winged Axial sticker on a OG sticker sheet, pretty cool.


I finally got around to painted the interior but need to secure the driver head better....lol.


I am really liking these proline shocks, pretty good for trail driving and for track usage too.


I mounted some Krawler Konceptz plates as well. I was thinking, it's a good way to tell peoples trucks apart at RC events too.


Here are a few pictures from the WARCRC Scale Trail Run on Saturday.


The WARCRC event was right by the water, pretty cool location. BoxCar Park in Everett, Wa.


Here is a pic of me hitting the dirt track at the J&S Hobbies track in Marysville, Wa.


And one last crappy pic of me sending it....lol.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:48 AM   #7
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Looks Killer! Nice Job.
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Looks Killer! Nice Job.
Thanks! Lot's of more tuning to go. I plan on running a bit wider at the next U4 race.... hope it helps corning a bit more.
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