RatKing

neruda

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It has been quite long time without monster truck and now I decided to make something. SMT10 would have been nice but money situtation is not so good at this moment.

So I took my SCX10 and made old school "double" frame. Ok, it is not scale accurate because I don't have leaf springs etc.



GCM front motor mount and CMS. Ok, I didn't like that servo in chassis so moved it to axle. Much better, maybe not so good lookin though.



Roller with Jconcepts wheels and tyres:



And here we are now:









It's very nice truck to drive but wow I need to get better shock, add some kind of sway bar, open diffs, add some power etc.
 

GRAVETXT-1

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FANTASTIC! I love how you have made your own version of Grave Digger grandma truck so to speak all rusted up so cool :cool:cool:cool

You have the retro monster truck stance spot on what wheelbase are you using?
 

87lc2

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This looks fantastic, great work. I've been wanting to build an SCX10 based monster for a while. That frame looks great when used for a classic monster truck build.
 

neruda

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Thanks again for kind comments! I just opened front diff and it's steers much better. Gears from HPI.



 

neruda

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New place to battery. Still need to make some kind of cover:



More electrics:





Interior seems to be quite tight :D

 

neruda

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And this time pick-up version. It might be that I like this version even more!!



By the way, have you seen this new Tamiya Rat King Figure :D

 
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neruda

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Thanks! First 3S test run ended quite fast :D



Second test run and I lost transmission... Now waiting for inspiration (and money so that I can buy better parts to transmission).







 

87lc2

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Man I love this truck, looks awesome. Even the crash looks real. Do you happen to have any video of it running? I just built a monster truck out of an old SCX10 and I love it. Running 2.2 SMT10 tires and 4WS. I have a lot of positive caster on the axles and its causing some steering issues, need to lengthen my lower links. I noticed yours are at an even more extreme angle than mine, are you have any steering problems? Mine lifts the inside front wheel on hard turns.

I posted mine over on Clodtalk: http://www.clodtalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=31050
 

GRAVETXT-1

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RatKing is so cool its off any measurable scale! :cool:cool:cool possibly my favourite truck I have seen all year.
 

neruda

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Man I love this truck, looks awesome. Even the crash looks real. Do you happen to have any video of it running? I just built a monster truck out of an old SCX10 and I love it. Running 2.2 SMT10 tires and 4WS. I have a lot of positive caster on the axles and its causing some steering issues, need to lengthen my lower links. I noticed yours are at an even more extreme angle than mine, are you have any steering problems? Mine lifts the inside front wheel on hard turns.

I posted mine over on Clodtalk: http://www.clodtalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=31050

Thanks! I don't have any good video yet. I haven't got any big steering issues. I have servo on axle, 4 links, simple sway bar and open diff in front. Nice to see another good looking SCX10 monster!!
 
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