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Posted by Zzx | Nov 18, 2021 @ 12:05 AM | 7,779 Views
Posted by Zzx | Sep 18, 2021 @ 12:59 AM | 9,026 Views
Found a park where I live and it had a massive hill at the other end, lets climb it.

FPV Hill Climb in the Tonka Summit Rover. Sept 17th 2021 (4 min 40 sec)

Posted by Zzx | Sep 08, 2021 @ 07:40 PM | 16,445 Views
Added VTX extention (1 min 12 sec)

Posted by Zzx | Aug 09, 2021 @ 10:10 PM | 10,187 Views
Catagory- Sub catagory/Name
RC Car
Car- Traxxas summit
Body- Tonka Bronko From Ebay (1970's)
2S Lipo+ charger- Spektrum Smart PowerStage Bundle 2S
2S Lipo- 7.4V 5000mAh 2S 50C Smart Hardcase LiPo Battery: IC3, SPMX50002S50H
3S Lipo- Spectrum 2200mA 50C 3S lipo

SD card- Sandisk Ultra 32GB Micro SD
Controller- Makerfire/Jumper T-Lite Multi-Protocol OpenTX
Battery 18650- Sony VTC5A 18650 2600mah 35A Battery, 2 pack

FPV Camera- RunCam Swift 2 600TVL FPV Camera 2.1mm
VTX- RMRC - 1.3GHz 800mW Video Transmitter
VRX- RMRC 900MHz-1.3Ghz High Performance Receiver with Custom Tuner
VRX- RMRC 900MHz-1.3Ghz High Performance Receiver with Custom Tuner
LHCP Antena- TrueRC Singularity 1280 V2 LHCP Bottom Feed SMA
LHCP Antena- TrueRC Singularity 1280 V2 LHCP Side Feed SMA
3S Lipo- True Spec Extreme Graphene V2 11.1V 5200mAh 120C wired hardcase, Product Code: 52383-3S1P
5.8GHz VTX- TS5823L 5.8G 200MW Mini AV Transmitter
5.8GHz VRX- WR832 5.8GHz 40CH Wireless FPV Receiver
Goggles- Skyzone Cobra X FPV Goggles With Steadyview Module

EC5 plugs- EC5 pack of 5 plugs
Misc hardware- Screws, other hardware
Rubber O rings- Rubber orings for the body mounts
Hook and Loop- Velcro to stick parts together inside the boddy of the car
Velvet fabric- Flooring for the Tonka Summit Rover
Posted by Zzx | Aug 08, 2021 @ 07:11 PM | 20,179 Views
One of my first adventures (Aug 1st 2021):

Zzx's Tonka Summit Rover, adventure 1. The woods. (2 min 34 sec)

Posted by Zzx | Aug 06, 2021 @ 07:28 AM | 38,456 Views
Had a chance to get some recording of my first run and an overview of my summit.
Take a look at the technical breakdown of my setup below, running footage to come.
RC Tonka Summit Rover Overview (4 min 55 sec)

Posted by Zzx | Jun 30, 2021 @ 12:29 AM | 14,897 Views
List of things I need to work on and fix on my Tonka Summit build:

1. (Complete June 1st 2021) Fix Camera wobble:
See this thread for my issue:

2. (Complete June 6th 2021) Calibrate my diversity receiver ground station
Calibration complete:
1.3GHz Calibration check on my ground station. (0 min 42 sec)

3. (Complete June 10th 2021) Add a switch to the diversity box to make power up nicer.

4. (Complete June 8th) Come up with a logo/name.
My V1 was called the "rover" so the name translated to the:
Tonka Summit Rover
I'll make a new blog post with pictures.

5. (Complete June 9th) Paint the logo on the body.
I ended up using shipping labels and and the "best" mode on my home printer to print it out.
I'll make a new blog post with pictures.

6. (Complete June 10th) Glossy Cote the body
I'm a little disappointing with the glossy coat.
I had originally painted the body in a high gloss black paint and that looked awesome. I wanted to protect the paint by adding a "lacquer" and honestly the lacquer actually removed some of the high gloss look. Hopefully covering the logo will give it a solid scratch resistance.

7. (Complete-ish) Get help putting the hood on. The hood kinda just holds its self in place, still not sure the best practice yet.

8. (Complete) Learn how to change trim steering for an...Continue Reading
Posted by Zzx | Jun 30, 2021 @ 12:00 AM | 15,102 Views
I was able to take my first ride around the house with the Traxxas Summit. Things work but I have a long list of things to improve on, see next blog post for my improvements required.
Posted by Zzx | Jun 29, 2021 @ 11:55 PM | 15,127 Views
Started with some aluminum and duck tape.
Got some stick on felt and covered up the ugly hole.
Posted by Zzx | Jun 29, 2021 @ 11:53 PM | 15,003 Views
Starting with black and will add nice colors later.
Image is a before picture.
Posted by Zzx | Jun 29, 2021 @ 11:51 PM | 14,612 Views
Had to spend some time to get the measurements right. Things look ok. Front is a little tight.
Posted by Zzx | Jun 29, 2021 @ 11:49 PM | 14,520 Views
Tonka and summit seem to line up ok.
Posted by Zzx | Jun 29, 2021 @ 11:47 PM | 14,397 Views
It finally arrived after being on back-order.
Its so much bigger than I thought.
Posted by Zzx | Jun 29, 2021 @ 11:46 PM | 14,394 Views
Built a safety grill to store all my lipos and other batteries.
This thing was from years ago that rusted out so I slapped a coat of paint on it and fed an extension cord up the back.
Posted by Zzx | Jun 29, 2021 @ 11:43 PM | 14,153 Views
The one I got from ebay was really dirty and gross. I had to literally give it a bath.
The tools I used to disassemble it were:
-Some pliers to wrench off the end nuts from the wheels.
-"S2" (Square #2) bit to remove the plastic roof.
-Long pliers to reach under the wheel wells to detach the hood.
Posted by Zzx | Jun 29, 2021 @ 11:41 PM | 13,402 Views
Ebay package arrived, Tonka inside.
Posted by Zzx | Jun 29, 2021 @ 11:38 PM | 12,912 Views
I put my diversity setup in a 1/2 inch ply wood box.
You can find out more about the diversity receiver I built in this thread:


Posted by Zzx | Jun 29, 2021 @ 11:34 PM | 12,839 Views
My Second attempt at a more sleek FPV car with a gymbol.
The gymbol I use is this one: