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Old 03-21-2016, 04:01 AM
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Default 8x8 MAN KAT1 trial runs

Here is some videos of my new 8x8 rock crawler.


It's the MAN KAT1.


https://youtu.be/eosRnLU-U88

https://youtu.be/OG-hTU0GUIE

https://youtu.be/yT9sANeCzD8

Have to find some more 'challenging' course work soon.
Old 03-21-2016, 04:27 PM
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Nice build, and it appears to handle flat ground very well, not so much over rough terrain, as the first link shows. Does it have leafs or are you running 8 shocks?

If leafs, you might consider running 1 leaf per wheel, if shocks, softer springs or thinner oil. Doesn't appear to have much flex, to keep tires on the ground.
Old 03-23-2016, 04:12 AM
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Hello Mike

It uses the stock springs and shocks. The shocks do need some breaking in as they were pre-assembled and a bit sticky maybe from the O-ring fit tolerances. The oil is a fine oil already and wicks over everything when opened.
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Since it is an accurate representation of the real KAT, don't expect it to perform on the level of most rock crawlers.

Otherwise I would widen the footprint for sure, as its long body can tend to roll if not approaching obstacles correctly.
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Looks good to me. the full sizes weren't the best at side hilling. too long for that.the longer you run it the better at judging the approach angle.
i like the sniper rifle on the cab.
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Beach Video for your enjoyment!

https://youtu.be/bedrVgAJB44
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great video man. that cannon trailer is way cool. the sand is so white it looks like snow at first. when you headed for the water i was like noo not salt water. lol.
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Nice beach run!, where did you find the artillery piece?
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Long Tom is a world peacekeepers toys 18th scale.

Looks a bit smallish to the 12 scale MAN KAT1 but saves lots of scratch building!

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