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Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Hey thanks, Your spare tyre idea awesome!

I was shocked when I realized it was the stairs, not even enough time to hit the brakes LOL

Summit R/C - Totally stock 27mhz, antenna isnt even hoisted up.
Summit Video - 1200mhz 500mw

Wraith R/C - Thomas Shearer UHF, both of these videos were made using low power (500mw)
Wraith Video - 900mhz 500mw

I still havent tested my UHF out across a park LOS, I have a nice PCM 36mhz Futaba RX I plan to test when ive squeezed all that I can from the UHF so I can tell for sure which one is better.
I was surprised it worked so well in the school, the summit was locking out in there at a couple of spots.

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Good videos!
Those stairs dropped out from under pretty Fast...I hate being 8" off the ground. I've driven off numerous things I didn't see in time.

That stick looked like a show stopper.

Looks fun with two driving.

Questions:

(1) What frequencies are you using when you both run FPV?
(2) Are you using a chain link system? If so do you feel it's better than the stock frequency?
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Looks like TOO MUCH fun! Did you have to walk out and free your rig from the stick or did you manage to work it free eventually?
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 12:09 PM
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Looks like TOO MUCH fun! Did you have to walk out and free your rig from the stick or did you manage to work it free eventually?
MAN!! So the stick comes up into the tranny and where the motor + & - wires are, when I hit reverse the motor just died on me, no throttle what so ever... I thought it was jammed that good that it was binding the tyres or something so the summit tried to push me out / ride over the stick but no luck.

Yeah I had to jump the fence, the summit come back and lead me over to the injured car

Somehow the nagative wire on the motor ripped out when I reversed it... so unlucky, might have to solder them
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Man.. if I wasnt eager to drive my new summit already.. good stuff!

For those who have one: Id like it if you could share a shot your gopro pantilt mounts.
Ive been puzzled by how to make one for a while now, and im still not sure what would work.
I have no metal bending or fiberglass molding equipment, but what I do poses is a 2D CNC machine and some epoxyplates.
HOWEVER.. I cant make strong L-joints because my drill bit is 2mm thick and cant produce a workable tooth and slot.. thingy.
Simply gluing down flat edges has proven not to work, my motormounts have come apart several times,
because for some reason epoxy glue does not adhere to my epoxyplate.

Any ideas? Buying a pantilt is an option if I have to.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Man.. if I wasnt eager to drive my new summit already.. good stuff!

For those who have one: Id like it if you could share a shot your gopro pantilt mounts.
Ive been puzzled by how to make one for a while now, and im still not sure what would work.
I have no metal bending or fiberglass molding equipment, but what I do poses is a 2D CNC machine and some epoxyplates.
HOWEVER.. I cant make strong L-joints because my drill bit is 2mm thick and cant produce a workable tooth and slot.. thingy.
Simply gluing down flat edges has proven not to work, my motormounts have come apart several times,
because for some reason epoxy glue does not adhere to my epoxyplate.

Any ideas? Buying a pantilt is an option if I have to.
I'm not sure my ideas will work with a Tonka, but here's my two different GoPro mounts.

I use this type of solvent glue for polycarbonate and plexi. It basically melts the joints together for a super strong joint.
http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Ple...ESIVE-IPS4-4OZ
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Heheh the skeletonbox, ive seen it and believe me ive tried.
Its a brilliant solution but alas, not enough room inside the cabin.

Ive tried milling plexi, it gummed up my CNC drill.
That sort of stuff has to be cut with a bandsaw or something I guess.
Hand sawing will unlikely produce flat enough surfaces for proper gluing.
Ive contemplated using plain ol' triplex wood, but I don't really have any woodworking tools (Foamer4Life! ).

Ive tangled with aluminum before, and boy that stuff is hard to bend at a straight angle.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Heheh the skeletonbox, ive seen it and believe me ive tried.
Its a brilliant solution but alas, not enough room inside the cabin.

Ive tried milling plexi, it gummed up my CNC drill.
That sort of stuff has to be cut with a bandsaw or something I guess.
Hand sawing will unlikely produce flat enough surfaces for proper gluing.
Ive contemplated using plain ol' triplex wood, but I don't really have any woodworking tools (Foamer4Life! ).

Ive tangled with aluminum before, and boy that stuff is hard to bend at a straight angle.
I cut most of mine materials with a radial arm saw. Most of the times I cut cardboard templates first to get the size right and then cut the plasitic.

For the home made camera holder I just cut one long rectangular piece of 1/8" polycarbonate out. I tilted my radial arm saw at an angle and lightly made saw kerf cuts where I wanted each corner to be. I then took a heat gun and heated up the plastic at the saw kerf and bent the 3 corners and glued the last one where the first and last one met. I glued the back on after the box dried. Sometimes it takes a couple tries to get the lengths just right, but it's fairly easy to do.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 06:45 AM
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Gave the Wraith a good clean and traded her in for a brand new Summit - aww yes!

Tonka body is on the way but for now the setup will just be basic...
Here is the maiden

Hooning around with my new FPV Traxxas Summit (4 min 37 sec)
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Bandsaw, radialsaw, both are big workshop tools I dont have in the workshop I also dont have.
Best I have is a 2D CNC machine that has a 2mm max and cant do metal, and a dremel tool.

Theres this thing http://tienda.stockrc.com/Pan/Tilt-H...o-HD-Kamera/en
But the price is stupid (nearly 50 dollars), and I dont even think it would fit the tonkatruck.

I dont know what to do.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:38 PM
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Freak try these guys..
http://servocity.com/html/pan_tilt_r...cessories.html
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:48 PM
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I know of them, they make good antenna tracker units.
Unfortunately their stuff is a bit too clunky to fit inside a truck.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 03:09 AM
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Poor Summit ...

FPV Traxxas Summit thrashing @ BMX track. (2 min 31 sec)
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 07:38 AM
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Freak

You're gonna have to put on the thinkin' cap...necessity is the mother of invention.

chancesAU

Nice videos. Good driving on the BMX track...was that an end over end roll?

How do you like the summit compared to the wraith?
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 07:48 AM
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chancesAU

Nice videos. Good driving on the BMX track...was that an end over end roll?

How do you like the summit compared to the wraith?
Thanks, yeah it was pretty rough on the Summit, dont think ill be able to drive it like that when its all setup properly.

Cant compare them, the Wraith was good but the Summit is awesome!
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 08:27 AM
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Thanks, yeah it was pretty rough on the Summit, dont think ill be able to drive it like that when its all setup properly.

Cant compare them, the Wraith was good but the Summit is awesome!
My summit has been an off road monster. There's not much that stops it, of course using a little common sense. I did get stuck in some soft wet sand last week trying to get out of an area that wasn't signal friendly. I lost video and drove into the sand by accident. Had to walk and dig it out...it was buried to the chassis.

I've done a lot of mods..it kind of evolves into a being of it's own. Everyone's rig is definitely one of a kind.

I'm working on modding the radio tx to screw coax into it and extend a mag mount antenna on the roof of my car so I can just sit in the vehicle while driving.
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