Custom Trophy Truck Project 1/5

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Hello everyone.

Not so far we started a new custom project. There are a lot of inspirational movies on youtube, but the most of them apply to 1/10 - 1/8 scale, so the main reason why do we start is creating something really special and interesting. One of the most unique detail is the cantilever rear suspension and straight drive train.

Final result:


Technical specification:

1) 2WD

2) Motor - Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 149KV

3) ESC - Mamba monster 6s / Ezrun MAX6 ESC (3-8S)

4) Batteries - 6s-8s LiPo

5) Chassis - aluminum milled on CNC

6) Skeleton - caprolon milled on CNC

7) Length - 810mm, width - 440mm, height - 280mm.

8) Ground clearance - min 65mm (back axle), 0-100mm (front axle).

9) Suspension travel - up to 120mm front, up to 200mm back.

We had a lot of experiments during this 6 months.

At the very beginning we created a full caprolon version with custom composite body.

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First ride video + suspension testing in real conditions.


After different tests we decided to change a little bit our concept for more performance and far better look. Of course we made it from scratch and almost nothing was taken from first version besides arrangement of motor and batteries.

What we have now:
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Assembling 360 video:

Suspension test:

Now car is ready for hard tests in different conditions from tarmac to dirt, sand, gravel etc.
 

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Holy Shmoly, is this being created by RC4WD?
If so, I'm already in line for one. That thing is amazing, the articulation is very similar to the real deal.
 
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Holy Shmoly, is this being created by RC4WD?
If so, I'm already in line for one. That thing is amazing, the articulation is very similar to the real deal.
Hi,
First - actually we created it with our hands and CNC, we don't have any connections with RC4WD. All the details except motor, esc, batteries and tires were made from Aluminum and Caprolon in our garage.))
Second - We try do something that is more than typical RC, and this is not a final result.)
 

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Hi,
First - actually we created it with our hands and CNC, we don't have any connections with RC4WD. All the details except motor, esc, batteries and tires were made from Aluminum and Caprolon in our garage.))
Second - We try do something that is more than typical RC, and this is not a final result.)

I am sorry, seeing the videos start off with "RC4WD Custom" I had just assumed you were affiliated with them as they have created some pretty insane products as well. Nothing nearly as detailed as yours though ;)

Are you planning on producing these?
How long have you been in R&D?
Where are you located?
I'm very interested. This is by far the best looking best performing suspension I've seen on a large scale, period.

Oh and by the way, welcome aboard :) This is a great forum with a bunch of great guys.
 
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Nothing nearly as detailed as yours though
Thanks!)
Are you planning on producing these?
It`s only a matter of time.)
How long have you been in R&D?
If you mean how long does it take to achieve this result its better to show creation process:
1) Prototype with PVC
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2) Produce one some of details with Caprolon
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3) Perform tests and create first custom body
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4)Few more tests, Assembling all the caprolon details
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5) Moooore tests) We film couple hours of video with suspension testing on natural and experimental obstacles, motor and esc stress tests with drift, donuts, big/small wheels etc
6) Than full disassemble to pieces
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7) Production first aluminum prototype
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8) Add a bit of design for final versions of arms etc
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9) Final check that everything fit properly
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10) Full assemble and testing again and again on sand, mud, dirt, tarmac, gravel, city obstacles etc


So a can assume we never stop on R&D and we never stop on inventing and implementing something new in our projects.)

We are located in Moscow, Russia.
 

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Truly impressed with your work and dedication. It certainly shows in the end (or close to) result.

I absolutely love the videos in slo-mo. The suspension in action is just amazing.

Moscow, that is awesome. Love the international brotherhood of RC. Cant be beat.
 

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It looks stunning in its basic shape. I don't care for the wheel screens or what they are called in english. But the body and truck itself with exposed suspension looks stunning.
 
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