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PeteAttryde
12-07-2017, 02:06 PM
Kind of impulse bought this (although was going to get one once the kit was released)

I had seen some of the early ones in action at this years UK nationals and had the chance to have a really good look at one at the same event and for the price point I was really impressed. The RTR comes with metal links in the ssupension, steel propshafts and CVD's in the front. The stock servo seems to have been well selected with reasonable torque. Oh and it come in a really nice box too.

Anyway, being me I couldn't leave it stock, one because I really can't stand axle mounted servo's and secondly because the ride height was just a little to monster truck.

The box.

https://i.imgur.com/MJmqjvG.jpg

Fresh outta the box,

https://i.imgur.com/8SOzfMy.jpg

First major change was to fir some smaller diameter shorter shocks (The stock ones have a massive girth) and to chassis mount the steering servo, whilst 3 linking the front end.

https://i.imgur.com/USwjQBZ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/xqrW7wr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/w4daE4t.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KFL2MTp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Hh5ZYON.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XsfE7bU.jpg

I also took the opportunity to move the battery and electronics forward.

https://i.imgur.com/vWwwzMp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/4s69zuW.jpg

I also fitted some RC4WD OEM's and 1.7 Irocs. which left it looking like this.

https://i.imgur.com/8WnTkFc.jpg

More soon.

PeteAttryde
12-07-2017, 02:14 PM
I also knocked up some simple rocksliders to replace the stock plastic ones.

https://i.imgur.com/LoItsZI.jpg

The next step is to make the body look a little more scale.

So I cut the rear bed out, and then designed and printed a full drop bed. The first version needs a couple of small corrections but I am pleased with the results so far.

https://i.imgur.com/SUIeK0n.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CCdGr7z.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tmn3pcT.jpg

So now I know what corrections need to made I can change the 3D model to suit and print a final version, I am also going to drawand print a tool chest to cover the spur gear and some inner fenders for the front.

Thanks for looking more as and when I get the printer working again.

Frederik
12-07-2017, 04:40 PM
The kit is pretty nice, and those are some nice mods you got going too! What thickness steel do you use for the panhard bar supports?

imthatguy
12-07-2017, 07:33 PM
I love how nothing you own is stock Pete. Nice work so far. Curious to know what you think of this kit.

generis
12-08-2017, 05:40 AM
Hey, cool stuff! I've also thought of building on this as a base. It looked good to us as well! I like your changes, really well done too!

PeteAttryde
12-08-2017, 08:21 AM
The kit is pretty nice, and those are some nice mods you got going too! What thickness steel do you use for the panhard bar supports?

Thanks Frederik,Yes it's a good little truck. The brackets are all 1mm thick steel, the bars are 3mm stainless tube.


I love how nothing you own is stock Pete. Nice work so far. Curious to know what you think of this kit.

I know bad isn't it. I had really really intended to leave this one alone at least for a while, it hasn't turned a wheel in stock form, before modifying it::awwcrap I think that for the money they are hard to beat. The materials selected are appropriate for there use, the plastics are af a good quality, although the shock hoops are a little bendy (a cross brace soon sorts that). The steel suspension links are a nice touch along with steel props and the CVD's in the front (this is an RTR afterall). Although no expert on Lexan the sheel is of a decent thickness and well molded, oh and isn't a jeep or a hilux. The molded grill, door handles etc are also nice to see at this price point as are the included light buckets. The running gear again seems well made, and mine came greased.

It's possible to see where some costs have been saved as the axles and I suspect, although I haven't looked the gearbox, have bushes rather than bearings but again not a big deal. The motor is a non-rebuildable 35T and the esc is only a 40amp Hobbywing, but that said it will be fine using the stock nimh or 2S lipo (the ESC is 3S lipo capable). All in all I would say a great entry level somewhat scale rig at pretty sensible price. Oh and of course it also has G6 certification.


Hey, cool stuff! I've also thought of building on this as a base. It looked good to us as well! I like your changes, really well done too!

Thank you sir, I think there is a lot of potential in the rig, I don't think it would be to hard to forward mount the motor to allow for a full interior with this shell. I saw your un-boxing video and got the impression you were pleasantly surprised.

PeteAttryde
12-09-2017, 09:42 AM
As the parts for the printer are currently winging there way from Hongkong, I decided to finish the prototype drop bed the old school way and broke out the styrene ::D:

Using the dimensions from the cad model I reshaped the front of the bed to better match the profile of the body and also altered the size of the wheel wells, with that all done I gave the inside of the bed a couple of coats of black acrylic and then finally glued the bed and body together using silicone.

whilst the paint on the bed dried I made a box to cover the spurgear and gave that a couple of coats of silver, once the silver has dried I will highlight a couple of details on the latch and then glue it to the bed.

https://i.imgur.com/hc7kSoU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/sjv0uHU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mYns70N.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Y4OaaSs.jpg

As I had the shell off I took the opportunity to install some leds and a winch on the front bumper. As the rear light bucket is for a single 5mm led I painted the complete lense red as it seemed pointless having an indicator and reverse lights that showed red.

https://i.imgur.com/9CgeNGB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/L1FMj0C.jpg

The indicators on the wings are a sticker from the factory, so I removed that and then removed the paint underneath and gave the clear lense a good coat of clear orange, I will probably paint some silver around the lense to create the effect of a bezel, and then installed the optional (included with the truck) light buckets and some orange LED', I have wired them as side/running lights that come on with the head lights.

Tomorrow I will sort out some magnets to secure the rear, connect up the Heyok lighting controller and secure the rear bumper.

PeteAttryde
12-12-2017, 01:31 PM
Made a little more progress on this tonight :-)

Inner wings done (well at least for the moment)

Also added some detailing to the paint.

https://i.imgur.com/CEEtcVa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/chSmZ0e.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lVGclG3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/GfgUNx3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/TOiOOQ5.jpg

Just need to finish the hooking up the lights, and start on the interior. Oh and get it muddy.

PeteAttryde
12-16-2017, 08:57 AM
Being playing with sketchup again today.

Found, on 3dwarehouse, a bench seat in a 3d model of a pickup. I got rid of the rest of the pick-up and tweaked the design to give a printable model. I currently have it scaled to 130mm wide as this will suit the coyote body.

https://i.imgur.com/18ryVu1.jpg

Also found and modified a dashboard. Again I had to scale it fit in the available space and I altered the radio and gauges to make it printable.

https://i.imgur.com/RY9ocUm.jpg

Once the printer is up and running again I can print these off and get on with the interior.

I am also going to see if I can work out how to model a new grill as most of the 4x4 Toyota (toyopet) Stouts I can find pictures of have a double headlight grill. I shall post progress as it happens.

PeteAttryde
12-17-2017, 09:08 AM
Well today has had highs and lows for this build, got the printer kind of working late last night so gave printing the dash and seat a try.

Although not the best prints I have ever done they came out useable (the bottom edges warped on both the seat and dash) however the ropey bits won't be seen :cool:

Gave the seat a light sand and then hand painted it with a brownish acrylic. between coats made a simple styrene box that will attach to the body and hold the seat in place along with the dash etc. The dash needs some more work to make it blend into the bottom the windscreen better but I am again happy with the overall effect.

The low was blowing all the LED's in the body by forgetting to install the current limiting resistors and switching the lights on ::awwcrap. Fortunately I didn't damage the controller and have managed to replace most of the LED's I can't get one of the rears out without removing the a lot of other bits (which I can't be bothered to do) and I had to leave one of the running lights not working as I can't find my stock of 3mm orange LEDs at the moment.

https://i.imgur.com/Jn8pVPv.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/njWOrQ7.jpg

:biggthumpup:

generis
12-17-2017, 04:19 PM
Wow, nice! hitting it hard as usual, I see!

PeteAttryde
12-19-2017, 12:06 PM
Wow, nice! hitting it hard as usual, I see!

Yeah, getting carried away as usual, this little rig has grabbed my attention and I can't help myself :laughing:

Using the mock up interior I made at the weekend I have managed to model the complete interior insert ready to print it ::D:

https://i.imgur.com/TA7DXht.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/hZJSuEl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3WpoIvJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/IWUWMuS.jpg

I shall hopefully get all the bits printed over the next few days and then I can trial fit it in the body and see how well it fits ::pray

PeteAttryde
12-22-2017, 12:55 PM
So with the printer back in action I have run off a complete set of the interior parts and trial assembled them (with trusty masking tape) and all looks to be good (well apart from the terrible print quality ::awwcrap) :biggthumpup:

https://i.imgur.com/KV5bNPi.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7iMv2v4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bG93SHF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tVJLGsv.jpg

The next set of parts are printing at the moment (having tweaked the printer settings) the only change I have made to the design is to incorporate the door cards into the side walls, thus reducing the number of parts to be printed.

More soon.

PeteAttryde
12-23-2017, 10:40 AM
Got the paints out today and finished up the interior, I used the styrene prototype as I am still dialing in the quality on the printer.

https://i.imgur.com/w9Tu99I.jpg

I need to resize the steering wheel slightly as it is currently a litle on the large side. I used a couple of the door cards I had alreay printed and added them to the styrene side walls.

https://i.imgur.com/ds4JAOT.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Tv7XBWr.jpg

I also put a couple of scale items in the bed.

https://i.imgur.com/icw270V.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/SEx3nG9.jpg

I am probably going to make a steering guard as the steering links are a little exposed, but I think I can call this build done. I am hoping to get it out on the trails over the christmas period and see how badly I have hurt the performance.

Deric
12-23-2017, 06:20 PM
Wow this a is a great reworking of an RTR.
That's a great interior man, nice work!!

Deric

PeteAttryde
12-30-2017, 11:35 AM
Wow this a is a great reworking of an RTR.
That's a great interior man, nice work!!

Deric

Thanks Deric, was a fun little project as I had to push my 3D designing skills to a new level to get this to work.

Had it out for it's maiden run today, have to say I am very, very impressed with the performance. My mods haven't made a noticeable difference to the abilities (was running with another un-modded coyote). Best bit was nothing broke and one 2200Mah 3S lipo lasted about 2hrs.

https://i.imgur.com/7RXiY3P.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/n9i3kuO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qfc8Io5.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/oDRLhmu.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lP3h34l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0AqD08L.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/6UGUm8A.jpg

They may be some video in a bit, just fighting edditing software :crazy:

Thanks as always for looking.

PeteAttryde
01-27-2018, 02:15 PM
New day, new wheels and tires and new photo's

https://i.imgur.com/OGE3d2h.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rj5lig3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lGMQfDu.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/g5NELXf.jpg

Overall very happy with this tiny truck, so much so I may just leave it as is and just run it:tongue:

Fourth Protocol
01-27-2018, 04:36 PM
Loving the mods. And really struggling to find any. Everything, from Greens to ModelSport is sold out, both kit and RTR. I see though there's a new shell coming - Lynx ORV they're calling it. Doesn't look nearly as good as the Toyota Stout.

PeteAttryde
01-28-2018, 01:49 AM
Loving the mods. And really struggling to find any. Everything, from Greens to ModelSport is sold out, both kit and RTR. I see though there's a new shell coming - Lynx ORV they're calling it. Doesn't look nearly as good as the Toyota Stout.

Thank you sir, I believe the new UK stock is due end of feb or early march. The kit version hasn't been released yet but is due soon.

Asiatees have the ORV (https://www.asiatees.com/display?Carisma-Scale-Adventure-SCA-1E-LYNX-ORV-Parts-Hop-Ups-Upgrades&brand=Carisma%20Scale%20Adventure&model=SCA-1E%20LYNX%20ORV&id=148290&pid=1) in stock.

PeteAttryde
02-22-2018, 12:54 PM
Not had this out again yet but have changed the tires again. Gone for something a little taller and narrower than the Mud Thrasher copies.

https://i.imgur.com/hVkXrQQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZF2VwtX.jpg

I think I may end up swapping out the wheels to some SDI -3 wagon wheels to get the tires tucked in as much as possible.

ToyRCota88
03-17-2018, 07:24 AM
This is the nicest coyote I have seen nice work! Kind of makes me want to get one...

PeteAttryde
03-23-2018, 02:32 PM
This is the nicest coyote I have seen nice work! Kind of makes me want to get one...

Thanks, I am pretty happy with how it has turned out, I have a couple more simple changes to make, but mostly I am just going to enjoy using it.