Well, after a long RC career without ever going slowly, I finally started getting into crawlers about this time last year. I bought a Bully ARTR and while it was a great learning experience, I really wanted something that I'd built myself. To that end I bought some more bullies, this time the lightweight axles and ordered a Chaotic Switch Smash chassis and some VP wheels etc. After a while I realised I was facing an uphill struggle with the bully v1s, and decided to wait for the v2s which have just been released, Amazing new axles.
This is the parts list so far...
RC4WD Bully V2 2.2 Comp Axle Front
RC4WD Bully V2 2.2 Comp Axle Rear
Steering link for BV2s
VP SLW V4 1" Wheels (2) x2
VP 2.2 Beadlock Rings (2 inner, 2 outer) x2
VP SLW .600 Hubs (2) (rear)
VP SLW .725 hubs (2) (front)
Hot Bodies Rover white dot (2) x2
Chaotic Switch Smash Carbon Fiber Chassis
Chaotic Titanium High Clearance Links
Chaotic Ti Sliders
Revo ball ends x lots
Traxxas Big Bore Shocks (4)
Tekin FXR ESC x2
Tekin Hotwire PC interface
Castle 10A BEC (already got Castle link)
Nordic Crawler Designs Bully V2 Battery Mount
Nordic Crawler Designs Bully V2 High Clearance Lightweight Servo Mount
Nordic Crawler Designs Bully V2 Axle Mounted Electronics Tray
Protek 170T Chad Bradley 630oz-in servo
Various batteries to try on the NCD mount from 500 to 1050mAh, all 3S
Futaba 4PLS radio (finally, an excuse to upgrade from the 3PK which has been fulfilling all my RC needs for over 10 years! No ESC mixing!!)
R204GF FHSS micro receiver (no antenna!!)
Turbofest Bully 2 CF Hub weight carrier
VP 3/8 weights (2)
VP 1/8 weights (2)
Holmes Hobbies Torquemaster Expert 35T x 2
The axles finally arrived yesterday and due to teh age of this project, most of the rest of the stuff was waiting.
So, here's the progress so far. Kudos to Cabron on rccrawler.com for the mod to the traxxas shocks, on the rear they work really well, the front not so much due to space restrictions.
I know its riding way too high, I'm going to get mini-T springs soon. I also need to vent the tires/wheels.
Well, here's a load of pics of progress up to now anyway. Enjoy...
More info and pics to come in the coming weeks.