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notatoy

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TYCO FAST TRAXX TWIN AXEL
« on: September 06, 2010, 07:36:38 »
hi guys found the interesting thread over at urc network  some of you will have seen this before looks like it never got finished due to not having the remotes   , shame i think it would of been amazing with twin power'd axels 4 motors  :o  but think he real'y should of gone with hobby grade electronics would of been so much simpler  any how check it out .    ;D :D  http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112339

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Re: TYCO FAST TRAXX TWIN AXEL
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 15:27:24 »
thats a good idear be cool to see that beast traxx in action
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Re: TYCO FAST TRAXX TWIN AXEL
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 22:08:13 »
Hey, that's my project!

Today, I cut some ABS plastic for the controller and battery boxes.
I ordered some better 9.6 batteries a while back.

I should have the box plasti-welded up later this week.

Then from there it shouldn't be long before I get to do a test run.

It's a simple design. Pretty much 2 complete cars on the same frequency.

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 22:10:48 »
Oh and I found a brand new fast traxx in the box with the remote I needed for $60 locally.
What a deal!

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 02:24:36 »
Oh and I found a brand new fast traxx in the box with the remote I needed for $60 locally.
What a deal!
damn your lucky! how did you find it, CL?

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Re: TYCO FAST TRAXX TWIN AXEL
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010, 05:56:53 »
Hey, that's my project!

Today, I cut some ABS plastic for the controller and battery boxes.
I ordered some better 9.6 batteries a while back.

I should have the box plasti-welded up later this week.

Then from there it shouldn't be long before I get to do a test run.

It's a simple design. Pretty much 2 complete cars on the same frequency.
looks a great project rah 7777777.  i would love to see this project posted on these boards if you get the time , thanks

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 08:46:18 »
Yea, i'll get some pics up of the project soon.
Although, it all started a long time ago with my little brother.

We chopped up 2 fast traxx (YIKES!!) and built the skimpy metal frame for it. And back then we didnt really understand electronics too much so it never worked right.

But now that im a little older and wiser......its gonna be great :-)

I actually bought a new fast traxx in the box locally, when I drove the 2 hours to pick it up I realized it was way too nice to use anything out of that box, so I had to buy a used fast traxx to use the remote from it.

what can you do :-)

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Re: TYCO FAST TRAXX TWIN AXEL
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 08:59:19 »
thanks rah 777777  , i will follow your project with great interest   i also found another fast traxx project though not as sophistcated as yours  this guy from team ubber modder put a cam on his fast traxx and it was controlled buy wi fi  see link  thanks again  .. http://ubermodder.com/fast-traxx-rover/

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Re: TYCO FAST TRAXX TWIN AXEL
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 15:24:48 »
this sounds awesome. i hate having no knowledge of how to do this stuff haha, oh this things i would do. i am excited to see this beast in action! ;D
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2010, 21:24:30 »
Today, I spent about an hour "plasti-welding" a box the exact size I needed.
It looks kinda like crap....but it sturdy!

Had to cut 5 pieces of plastic to my specs and "weld" them together.

I'll get some pics up before too long of everything now that the ball has started rolling a little faster.
Mainly b/c its been raining so much here and I'm stuck inside until it stops.
Ive been building a 7x20 foot storage shed and almost have the roof framed :-)

But if its raining out, I gotta keep busy and what better way to do it then blow time building a childish machine that will hopefully put a giant smile on my, well......childish face :-)

and thats almost a direct quote from the wife, haha!

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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010, 21:32:22 »
nice haha, my girlfriend says similar things  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2010, 00:06:32 »
Hit a roadblock! I was trying to mock up my "evil traxx" and found one of my speed control units is toast!

I have 2 other 49mhz fast traxx but one is BRAND NEW and the other is right behind it (but I do play with that one inside)

So Its off to the internet to find a green fast traxx.

anyone have one for sale? it can be busted up as long as the motors will still function good (or you know the motor is bad but the speed controller is good)

Im trying to get pics up soon..

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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2010, 00:14:28 »
Crappy frame... Please note this was built years ago with one of those little play metal kits.








Plasti-welding the box. (my plastic "soldering" iron is missing so I had to do the ole torch and screwdriver trick....so its not pretty!)











Perfect fitment!!






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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2010, 00:22:19 »
What body do you plan to fit this with?

And I have multiple fast traxx but I'm in the process of ridding them all of stripped gears and what not so you would need to wait for me, so just go to eBay!!!
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2010, 00:44:51 »
Body??? who needs that! haha

No body in the plans. Just a crazy looking tank thingy.

I'm going to build a top for the speed controller box to keep dirt out though.

Do you have any of the circuit boards your not going to need from the core of the fast traxx?

if so let me know and how much your looking to get.

Thanks!