After the little jolly with the trucks I decided to level up my trailer-points. I had ordered a second trailer kit ( can't even recall why) but when it turned up missing the chassis rails, I knew what I was going to do. Behold, mega-trailer! Obviously WIP.
Sockets were holding the planking in place while they glue set
My rear axle stripped the gear, so I removed the driveshaft so I could at least knock about fwd.
This put more torque through the front end that it liked and the front driveshaft came spectaculary apart.
So i've got a little spendy and bought the metal axle kit direct from WPL.
This looks to be a pretty decent upgrade, everything axle related is now metal and the steering uses UJs instead of cups, so should be much smoother.
I'll let you know how I get on in 2-3 weeks time when it arrives.
If this doesnt fix the 'toy grade' issues i'm having, it can go on the shelf and i'll look at an Axial UMG10
I'm also in no way whatsover looking at lipo batteries, related chargers, the flysky gt3c and a hobbywing 1080 esc
I’ve also ordered the full ‘km’ 6wd kit in the past few days, mainly to stop the centre axle hopping under load but the kit is meant to help with the pap steering geo to help stop push-on when steering. The kit is meant to be a massive improvement, I’ve also got the 370 w/reduction gearbox coming for the ZIL so will be interesting to see how that fairs.
I'm going to see how this kit alters what I consider to be the massive weak point of these kits.
If it cures all my ills i'll be ordering a single speed gearbox with the 370.
The current motor doesn't like the 58g of lead shot in each tyre
Yea, the motors in the RTR/early kits was a 130 iirc! The B36 came with iirc a 160 so that went in brothers C24. I’m fairly sure once you fit the kit parts paying special attention to making sure grub screws in the drivetrain and axle spools are loctited in, it should transform it for the better.
I think i'm going to take the framework off the bed, the more I look at it the more I feel sad I thought it would work
Stop! May I be so bold to say that I like the wood, but I think it's not quite aged/weathered enough? I'd mix some black model paint into water to make a dark wash and give everything two or three coats. If you look at my wooden pallets that's what I used to bring out the grain, and dirty it up a bit. Other than that, it looks superb! Proper battered hard life up in the Urals somewhere.