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    Losi MRC Rebuild

    Hey all,

    Just giving you an update on the current status of my 1/18 scale Losi MRC:

    Quote Originally Posted by TheB1GDude View Post
    Hey all,

    I picked up an MRC a while back in a trade... this is how it started life:



    I've torn it down and rebuilt it a few times now, for example:



    I was at the point of getting rid of it, I did in fact try to sell it but didn't get any bites so one day last week when I was bored I figured I would take another stab at a scale build using a custom chassis and body I bought from a member on another site a while back...

    I'm not yet finished assembling it but this should give you an idea of how it will look:



    In terms of my progress... well I have pretty much everything installed and the chassis is basically running. I recently picked up a second PunkRC electronic dig and figured I would setup rear steering on this, the one piece I need is a 4 link servo plate which should be here in the next day or so then once I have that I'll get the rear steer setup and should be ready to crawl.

    Here's a few shots of the chassis as it stands:






    The electronics end up being tucked away between the body and the panel I added to mount them on. The PunkRC dig sits behind them which isn't ideal as it is exposed to the elements but I'll deal with this when I do the wiring for the rear servo.

    The transmission has been flipped which is how the chassis was designed.

    The front axle has with aluminum C's, knuckles, lockouts, metal lockers and overdrive gears.

    The rear axle has aluminum lock outs and metal lockers.

    Tires are 1.55 Mud Thrashes mounted on white steel stamped wheels.

    Shocks have internal springs and are in the process of being setup for droop.

    Front servo is a Hitec HS-645MG, the rear is the stock MRC servo but I will probably replace both with waterproof servos some point soon.

    The motor at the moment is just the stock one but I have a really nice 22T Holmes Hobby motor that I plan on sending in for a rebuild before installing.

    Photos aren't the best but once the rear servo is in and the body is mounted I'll come up with a much better set.

    Q&C welcome.

    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by TheB1GDude View Post
    Finished setting up my shocks...



    I originally had them with just an internal soft spring and a short length of nitro fuel line tubing to control the height but I've since changed them to have soft springs on the outside as well then adjusted the shocks to control the spacing.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheB1GDude View Post
    Here's a few shots with the body mounted:






    I may need to rethink my electronics placement as they interfere a little with how well the body sits, I also need to have a think about final mounting of the body as at the moment there is just a hole cut into the underside of the interior that allows it to rest on the transmissions, that isn't really secure for outdoor use.

    Still waiting on my rear servo / 4 link mount, once I have that installed I'll start to finalize the placement of everything.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheB1GDude View Post
    Started to redo my wiring and component layout...



    Still struggling with the battery... don't have the money to go lipo so stick with the original Ni-Mh packs... thinking about maybe fitting it under the hood of the body to add some additional front end weight.
    Enjoy.
    The B1G Dude.

    Traxxas Stampede XL-5 | Tamiya TT-01 | Aktion RC MRS4 | RS ProPulse (brushless) | Vintage '93 Team Losi XX | Axial AX10 | Losi Mini Crawler

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    Awesome little rig, great job

    Why do I care where Waldo is?

    THE MASTER!!

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    Hope to see it on the rocks soon.

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    Thanks guys! Any tips on making it better?

    I have a little guy coming for the cab and the lights will be going in soon, still waiting on the servo plate for my rear steer but other than that any big improvements I could make?
    The B1G Dude.

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    looks great!

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    Where did you get that landy pick up? That body is fantastic! Id really love to see this in person. I personally wouldnt worry about rear steer on this. Did you do the tube work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTY View Post
    Where did you get that landy pick up? That body is fantastic! Id really love to see this in person. I personally wouldnt worry about rear steer on this. Did you do the tube work?
    Thanks! Unfortunately I cannot claim credit for the body or tube work it was all done by a member named BlazinKreeper from RCC, assuming it is OK for me to link:

    http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/1-5-s...nge-rover.html

    I just picked it up once he had become bored of it

    It really is a great looking body though, the custom cutting he did turned out nicely and the bed looks like it is meant to be there. Getting the body mounted is the one big issue I am having as it was designed to just rest on top of a reversed transmission and be held in place by the tube frame which works ok but if the truck was to roll I'm not sure of the outcome.

    Oh and the rear steer I'm doing just because I have the parts...
    The B1G Dude.

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    Some additional progress:

    Quote Originally Posted by TheB1GDude View Post
    Did a little work on the Range Rover body, it already had headlights / brake lights so I planned on wiring in power to them using a light circuit I already had for one of my other rides:



    However it quickly became apparent that the wiring would not be long enough so I re-did it all:





    Also added lower fog lights although they don't really show up in the photos...

    Wiring still needs a little tidying up and hiding better but for the moment it will do nicely.
    The B1G Dude.

    Traxxas Stampede XL-5 | Tamiya TT-01 | Aktion RC MRS4 | RS ProPulse (brushless) | Vintage '93 Team Losi XX | Axial AX10 | Losi Mini Crawler

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    and a little more progress:

    Quote Originally Posted by TheB1GDude View Post
    Oh also got my rear steer setup:



    The B1G Dude.

    Traxxas Stampede XL-5 | Tamiya TT-01 | Aktion RC MRS4 | RS ProPulse (brushless) | Vintage '93 Team Losi XX | Axial AX10 | Losi Mini Crawler

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    Another small update:

    Quote Originally Posted by TheB1GDude View Post
    Got a driver for the Range Rover:



    1983 Series 1 GI Joe going by the name Wild Bill - he flew the Dragonfly attack helicopter in case anyone is interested

    He is 3 3/4 inches in height which I believe makes him 1/18 scale but the body is 1/14 I believe so he's a little off in the proportions but either way he will do nicely.

    Photos of him fitted coming soon.
    The B1G Dude.

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