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Lee's Axial EXO Terra Buggy build thread

Old 02-08-2014, 08:40 AM
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Default Lee's Axial EXO Terra Buggy build thread

I've had this for a while, so it's about time I did it justice...!

Treated it to a Castle SCT brushless system and some hop ups..

Left to right: aluminium/graphite steering upgrade, rear chassis brace, motor mount, front shock tower and rear skid plates, I also bought the green body panel set but can't find it..

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Old 02-08-2014, 09:23 AM
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Some neat box art.. not quite sure about 'racers only'...

All the parts laid out..

Wheels and tyres glued up.. (turned out nice, as I usually get glue everywhere!)

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Old 02-08-2014, 10:12 AM
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Sealed diffs being built (they are sealed in three places) either side of the output shaft and also between the ring gear and diff case..

Heavy weight oil and finished diff..

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Old 02-08-2014, 01:34 PM
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Grease is the same colour as the hop ups!

Deviated from the instructions and built a shock..

Front end coming along nicely..

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Old 02-08-2014, 03:15 PM
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Very cool so far, nice pics!
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Pretty sweeeeeeeeeet! Looks awesome.
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I keep seeing these parts... a bit random!

Rear arms finished..

Centre diff oil, twice the weight of the other diff oil.. Leaked all inside the bag so I threw it away (that stuff is too messy!)

Showing the seal on the ring gear..

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Found some even heavier oil and used that.. centre diff complete..

Front end mounted on the chassis..

Motor mount comparison.. (they look similar but the upgrade holds the motor in place by 2x machine screws, the standard mount uses 1x grub screw..)

Centre diff and motor mount installed..

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Rear end and chassis brace installed..

Castle SCT motor, standard 540 size but this thing is heavy!!

Motor installed..

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Looks good so far! At first I thought it would be some sort of crawler type setup based on the looks.. but looks like it is a performance buggy.. !
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Nice metal geared servo.. (Ni-Cd use only..!)

Upgrade steering link vs standard..

In the end I had to ditch the carbon bar (as you'll notice its a few mm wider) as it was catching the front bulkhead very slightly.. bit of a school-boy error by STRC..

All fixed in place..

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Servo mounted (but not centred yet)..

Got bored of waiting for the batteries to charge so I put the wheels on.. (sat the chassis on the servo box for realistic ground clearance)..

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Very nice. I like the green theme.
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Gotta keep it all coordinated!

Servo centred and connected..

Battery housing attached..

ESC holder/ESC mounted..

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Waterproof receiver box fitted, ESC connectors 'Deaned' and cable tidies attached..

Front bash guard fitted..

Cage started..

Cage finished!!

Cage roughly attached.. (need to sort a lot of details before it can be attached properly)..

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The cage is neat. But I wonder how painful it will make it to get to things.
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Its hard to get to the battery from the side and to get to the esc and motor and servo u have to take the chage back off. Its annoying at first but it gets easier.
Good lookin build so far btw, I love my exo!

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