ZZ Monster Truck Articulation Tutorial

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Post by sg219 »

)3utthead wrote:what are you talking about you can do it with the electronics attached
just look at my gallery there is a picture of my zip zap mt
and i didnt take it apart
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Um...it looks to me that your electronics have been detached.
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oh that well that was to make it articulate more but i did do it with out removing the wires
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)3utthead wrote:oh that well that was to make it articulate more

more than what?
what is the blue inside the chassis? another battery?
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to make it articulate more then usual and the blue thing is just a wire
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Post by Clint »

Doesnt really matter what method you use..only that you are comfortable doing it. Having fun helps. :-o

Cutting away the whole interior section of the body helps in lowering the center of gravity. It will climb a little better at the expense of having to solder.
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I need to have balls to cut up my MT. But I have this urge to do this mod. :)
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come on you have to do it it worth it in the end
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Yagbols,

Want me to send ya a pair of BALLS?

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Post by PUBE JOOLZ »

I can do that MT works but you guys have access to other essential parts like gears, axles.

Here in our hood we don't have any access to Zipzaps and all we have out there are clones of bit char-gs. So we stick with Bits

I only have one ZZ chassis in my garage. Yagbols has two, Not sure if he's gonna do at least the artic mod on one of it.
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Post by Dangerous Dave »

if I ever do an artic. MT, I'll go for a scratch built chassis, so I can rebuild the original ZZMT if things go wrong!!!

We can't get them for 10 bucks over here lol
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Post by BluBtl »

For anyone who still has a virgin ZZMT:

Axle tube - Use a used ballpoint cross pen. "Used" so you dont have to drain to much ink. The barrel ID is 2mm (which fits the axle well) and the OD is approx 3mm (sits perfectly without shaving any part of the body).

Ball bearing (described by diets in the tinyRC forum) can be gotten from a "used" computer fan from the power supply. If you rip the fan apart carefully you will get two ball bearings. ID will be approx 3mm, just perfect to get the barrel in. You have to sand the outside of the barell a little to actually get it in for snug fit.

diets thread http://tinyrc.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=20849

For the aluminum block I used plastic from a note book, easier to shape. Not as thick as the ball bearing but enough so you can crazy glue the ball bearing to the plastic. I then glue the block to the rear as shown in diets model. He used screws.

Plan and measure, then measure again before any cutting, and you should a good looking articulation.

Thanks for the tutorial. I will try to post pics after I clean it up and solder the wires back on.
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Post by Critters »

I need help finding a tut on taking and puttting together the zz mt

can anyone help?

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