Archive for April, 2008

ZZMT: Weighted Front Wheels

by Smoke&Mirrors

After some suggestions from other forum members, I decided to add some weight to my front wheels to help it climb better and decrease it’s flipability (how often it flips, which is frequent). As usual, here is my particular process. I wanted to be sure that this method added enough weight to make a difference but not kill the steering, I also wanted it to be ultra secure so it wouldn’t rattle around. Here we go:

Start out by gathering some:

  • Soldering Wire
  • 2 front Wheels And Tires from ZZMT
  • Aluminum Tape
  • Super Glue
  • Flat-Head Screw Driver (like the one found in your zzmt controller, convenient huh?)

Read the rest of this entry »

So You Want To Build A Crawler, Do You?

by Smoke&Mirrors

I know, you saw a video on YouTube and have the urge now. I went through it and I’m sure a lot of other people have too. For me, I loved 1:1 crawling so much that I wanted more and on a smaller scale so I could do it in backyard without tearing up the grass so much. :-o

So I started looking around the net and here and bookmarking pages that had killer mods that I planned to do (note: I did not find ALL of these, some sites already had lists which I am linking to). Before long I had a good 10 mods, at least. So, to make it easy on all you crawlin’ pimps in the making, and without further adu, here it is:

The End-All, Be-All
Read the rest of this entry »