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Greenstem
2006.12.19, 06:34 PM
Hi guys,
I decided to pull some of the lawn edging for some dirt obstacles, check it out.

Greenstem
2006.12.19, 06:38 PM
few more pictures, eventually i'll pull all of the edging out and make the whole area with more obstacles

briankstan
2006.12.19, 07:25 PM
those are some gret picutres. Nice action shots and all.

is that sand that you make you track from? nice job and very creative.

I run that same Hummer H1 :D

pomme de terre
2006.12.19, 08:38 PM
Thats a very nice place to play in. Now all your cars missing is some bigger tires :)

Greenstem
2006.12.20, 10:20 AM
Thanks for the comments, I originally wanted to make this a nice little garden area with islands filled with pebbles. Eventually I would have planted lots of flowers and plants to make it look real nice while still being able to run the overland through it all. That wouldn't leave much room for anything else though so i decided to leave the center open this way for a play area.

It's all nothing but dirt/sand watered down and packed hard and yes I do need bigger tires. I also need a new motor, the old stock one started to make a loud whine on complete pull of the trigger. this was WAY before i started to run this on dirt and i always take it apart/clean/re-assemble after every use. So I've just been running it slow and it's much better that way, my stock overland can go through all of this at less than half throttle and it looks cool seeing the suspension do it's work. But i still need new motors, wheres a good place to order a bunch of the stock ones? thanks

briankstan
2006.12.20, 10:28 AM
I also need a new motor, the old stock one started to make a loud whine on complete pull of the trigger. this was WAY before i started to run this on dirt and i always take it apart/clean/re-assemble after every use.

a little bushing oil on the comm ends will take care of that whine.

Greenstem
2006.12.20, 10:36 AM
cool thanks but i'm not sure if i described the problem right. the last time i took everything apart to check the gear and diff. and all was good and clean but it also slows down while it makes this loud noise, i can also see the pinion slow down on full throttle. I've never taken apart the motor itself so i'm not sure what "comm ends" so i think i should get a couple of stock ones. thanks Brian

briankstan
2006.12.20, 12:03 PM
cool thanks but i'm not sure if i described the problem right. the last time i took everything apart to check the gear and diff. and all was good and clean but it also slows down while it makes this loud noise, i can also see the pinion slow down on full throttle. I've never taken apart the motor itself so i'm not sure what "comm ends" so i think i should get a couple of stock ones. thanks Brian

the whine is a pretty common thing. As the motor heats up you will hear a whine (squeal). basically it's the friction between the Comm shaft and the bushings.

if you use bushing oil on the shaft where it come out of the can (pinion end) and the small hole on the back of the motor cap. just a drop on each will do it.

if you do need a new stock motor they are available here in the shop. here is a direct link to them.

http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=17009&cat=0&page=5

Greenstem
2006.12.20, 05:47 PM
Cool thanks! i'll try that today after work and thanks for the link, I still want to buy a couple of those stockers and some bigger tires. Will the 9t pinion be ok to compensate for the bigger tires?

Greenstem
2006.12.21, 10:09 AM
OK, I dabbed some oil on there and now it spins smooth and clean, thanks. I picked up some tires too

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Greenstem/000_1459.jpg

danielk
2006.12.21, 09:46 PM
hehe i see a bunch of xmod junk on it. i see shocks, springs, and the lift kit tires. i love the track and have built one for my tank...cant wait to get my hands on an OL one day. until then i am stuck with the ever evolving evo-t...

Greenstem
2006.12.22, 10:30 AM
Lol, yeah the stock springs and shocks would bind up all the time and wouldn't allow any travel so i used my old xmod for parts. I would like to see other tracks too, post some pics danielk

Well now my steering is acting up, it will work for a while but then it gets stuck in one position. I've taking the steering assembly apart several times to find the little motor itself to be stuck. I'll turn the pinion to free it up, re-assemble and works for a while only to get stuck again after a minute. any tips? thanks
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Greenstem/Servoassembly.jpg

stuZ
2006.12.22, 03:53 PM
I've taking the steering assembly apart several times to find the little motor itself to be stuck. I'll turn the pinion to free it up, re-assemble and works for a while only to get stuck again after a minute. any tips? thanks
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Greenstem/Servoassembly.jpg

try the lube again.

Greenstem
2007.01.02, 01:20 PM
Thanks stuZ, I did that the same day i posted and it worked. It ran great for a couple of days until the steering stopped working completely. I could steer it back and forth by hand so the gears/motor wasn't binding So i figured it was a loose wire. took it all apart and found the loose wire, but geese these little wires are hard to solder back on the tabs. my hands were so shaky and i was using a cheap rat shack solder iron.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Greenstem/Disassembly.jpg
So small!

Greenstem
2007.01.02, 01:29 PM
So after re-assembly, everything was working good as new even though i did a sloppy soldering job. I also put the stock tires back on for some more off roading, the xmod tires didn't fit well because of their inside ridge. Didn't really need bigger tires after a few muddy runs, check it out.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Greenstem/Mud01.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Greenstem/Mud02.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Greenstem/Mud03.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Greenstem/Mud04.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Greenstem/Mud05.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Greenstem/Mud06.jpg

thanks
I want a micro-t to run it through all of this

vzereeys
2007.01.02, 01:31 PM
If you're bad at soldering I guess you could use this:
http://cgi.*******om/Xmods-Wire-Glue-Highly-Conductive_W0QQitemZ260070017022QQihZ016QQcategory Z34063QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://www.xmodsinternational.com/USA_STORE_FRONT_XMODWIREGLUE.htm

cembom
2007.01.02, 05:01 PM
So the glue conducts electricity? too bad you cant just dip the fets in some glue then stick em on lol. nice track man. your tires turned into mud pies i mean donuts lol. are the ols awd? I want at least one mr02,awd and maybe either a ol or a monster. maybe.

newbitowner
2007.01.03, 12:41 AM
cool track...i wanna make one like that for my xmod evo-truck.

stuZ
2007.01.03, 12:50 PM
[QUOTE=Greenstem]...it was a loose wire. took it all apart and found the loose wire, but geese these little wires are hard to solder back on the tabs. my hands were so shaky and i was using a cheap rat shack solder iron. [QUOTE]


this hobby has taught me to solder, that's for sure. the first few times were daunting for sure. you get better. take a deep breath and hold it to stop shaking, let it out slowly, and go slowly. The irons at the shack are alright, you might want to try a weller adjustable temp station, clean your tip w/ sand paper or a file and rosin/flux often.

a micro-t would eat that up!!

G-Class
2007.01.03, 05:00 PM
Nice track.

are the ols awd?

No. Just rear wheel drive.

cembom
2007.01.04, 11:00 AM
CRap. I was hoping for awd but i figured them too be rwd. I'm playin with an xmod trying to make it offroad. its decent seeing as it doesnt even have awd or bearings. but xmods suck lol. im thinking about an ol. green every time you post ill prolly say nice track lol. NICE TRACK

vzereeys
2007.01.05, 01:21 AM
CRap. I was hoping for awd but i figured them too be rwd. I'm playin with an xmod trying to make it offroad. its decent seeing as it doesnt even have awd or bearings. but xmods suck lol. im thinking about an ol. green every time you post ill prolly say nice track lol. NICE TRACK

xmods aren't "that" bad. I think they're pretty good for their price.

marc
2007.01.11, 06:00 PM
You get what you pay for!

Greenstem
2007.02.06, 02:56 PM
got bored over the last few saturday mornings so i dug out a new trail/track. thank you for all the comments guys.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m82/Greenstem/newdirttrail.jpg