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Old 10-07-2003, 08:01 PM
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i bet youd all like to be able to buy some of these tracks systems to put on your rc savage or maxx etc.
how cool would they look especially oversized
and how cool would they be in snow
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Old 10-07-2003, 10:22 PM
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I think some guy did that already on his maxx. Look on www.rcpics.net but I know have seen someone do that to their maxx before.
Old 10-08-2003, 01:05 AM
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really? that would be cool.. wouldnt that be good for rock crawling and mudding? I saw the ski`s before, but not the tracks like that!
Old 10-08-2003, 08:22 AM
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I posted this on the traxxas forums a month or so ago. I really wish a company would make something like these!
Old 10-08-2003, 11:39 AM
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that would be very cool, but i'd prefer my maxx to have tracks that were longer like the kyosho blizzard. It'd be hard to turn though.
Old 10-08-2003, 08:27 PM
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long tracks use a completely different turning system/transmittion/suspension, where as these tracks use the existing truck setup and so are relatively very easy to change to (and back to tires from).
Old 10-09-2003, 10:17 PM
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hi just thought i would share what i have have been working on. so far it is 6x6 but with any luck it will become a half-track.
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Old 10-09-2003, 11:31 PM
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You guys mean something like these? This guy is actually on a Savage forum a lot and he is considering making these. He's projecting the price to be in the $800 range. Ouch!!


Heres a link to his site. These tracks are called sandtraxx. He also has some very nice alum. wheels,spinners and knockoffs.[link=http://www.ramtech-rc.com/index.html]Ramtech RC[/link]
Old 10-10-2003, 04:38 AM
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very expensive too
hope he makes them but im guessing that isnt the final design as it wouldnt ever work

nice work losi_rally
Old 10-10-2003, 04:15 PM
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that would be cool if he did make thos traxx but theyd be expesive so some ppl wouldnt get them
Old 10-17-2003, 06:31 PM
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Hi guys, the Sandtraxx has been running as a prototype for a few months. But, they are using the old Tyco NitroDozer tracks. That is only 1" wide, so it looks a little odd. I am waiting for some better feedback from people who may want it, to start a real production run. The problem is getting a 3"wide track

Nodolarsnonsense, why do you think it wouldn't work?? It works on full size and ATV already.
Old 10-17-2003, 09:17 PM
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does the real blue cog/ belt have some sort of teeth to transmitt power to the belt so that the the blue wheel doesnt just slip (even though there is a lot of surface contact). especially as the track will not work as well with the belt pulled really tight on the cogs.
also with no teeth gripping the track how it is in the picture you i think it would be easy to loose the belt too as there is nothing to cause it to want to stay on ie to align it.

one possible "theory"
if the drive cog was made of 3 parts, ie 2 washer style shapes and one gear with the gear wedged between the 2 washers. and the belt had small paddle teeth down the inner centre this would give the power transfer, allow for a loose track and automatically keep the track aligned. the bottom cogs would need to be altered to acomodate the track etc etc. the cost and getting a belt may inhibit though

if you have tested your design and it works then i suppose it works, but with some design changes i think it could work better.
Old 10-19-2003, 12:53 AM
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Good to see you stop by Ram. Youy musta had some radar and seen me post those.lol. Old crzy has about got me talked into a set of those Iron Cross rims like he got. Those things turned out very nice. Ever decide whether or not you're gonna run the 40 series vipers? Those looked super nice!
Old 10-19-2003, 12:55 AM
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cuz they r so perty
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Old 10-19-2003, 12:57 AM
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Old 10-19-2003, 12:59 AM
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did u notice we joined same day thats the day the savage forum was abotu to die thne we bought sum other forum or sumthin look at hose rims
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Old 10-19-2003, 01:08 AM
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Just about everyones join date is the same. Thats because RCU made the change.lol.
Old 10-25-2003, 09:13 AM
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The CAD rendering is only a model of the track. The reason is I haven't been able to find a company that makes all the details you are correct about. I need a belt that is 14" long, with Chevron thread on the outside, and a perpendicular drive thread on the inside. I haven't found any yet. I have one guy that will make me 10 sets, at a cost of $135 each. That is why the cost is so high right now.

We just decided to go a little smaller, and do it for a 4x4 stadium truck. I'm looking for a project roller right now.

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