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Truck Project 6 months 1 day ago #70106

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I still have to install the servo and the cable for the center differential lock, but I'll do that later.In the meantime I could find a liftable axle set. I ordered it but I had to make a compromise on my idea to use it with a servo. Instead the stepper motor is controlled by a speed controller.Of course, this option saves me the trouble of designing a lifting mechanism and thus the cost of investing in a CAD program.

Here is the kit before assembly



Here it is assembled on a "test frame" 

 



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Once the location of the components has been determined, the next step is to install the steering axle. This is a feature I'm not willing to compromise on.

Disassembly of the axle on the assembly and taking measurements for machining.



Machining the "steerable" axle



Then I had to make shims to compensate the difference in thickness of the axles.
And finally install the machined axle on the whole mechanism.

 



Then the adjustment of the test chassis for the installation of it on Optimus Prime








 
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To check that all measurements are correct, install the steering knuckles and mount the wheels.



 



Fortunately everything seems to be in order as the wheels do not touch any component.

The next step is to place this servo

 

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I installed the steering rod for test and as the steering knuckles offset is quite important, the steering rod touches the damper. 



I've tried a lot of steering rod shape combinations, but every time the damper is in the way. So I asked myself how to find the best solution for this function.
The shock absorber is too much trouble for me, and as the other axles are not equipped with shock absorbers, I decided that there was no reason for the last one to be equipped with one. So I removed them and the steering rod now has enough room.

 



I still need to find a solution to install the steering servo and make the steering functional.

Thanks for looking.

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Truck Project 6 months 1 day ago #70110

Wahhhooo manu this project is just crazy. I hope to see a video very soon. It's awesome.

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Truck Project 5 months 4 weeks ago #70132

All I can say is wow, you have patience and a great working mind. I wouldn't be able to do it, I overthink everything
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Next step.... It's time to give Optimus a steering servo for the rear axle.

I made an off-center servo mount for installation between the frame rails.







Then i made a steering test

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Left:



Right:



Once everything is installed, here is a short video:




 
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Awesome manu
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It's been a while since I last updated this post...
Since my last post there has been some progress, slow but there has been some.
Once the rear axle was in place I looked at the lighting.

My initial idea was to use the Tamiya MFC to save channels. This idea was not the best solution for two reasons:
1) I use a Truck Puller motor from LRP which doesn't work properly with the MFC ESC
2) Since my remote control has electronic trims, sometimes the controls don't work properly.

However, it was the ESC problem that bothered me the most. I really wanted to keep this Truck Puller because of the torque.
So I just had to find a light module as complete as possible.

I found what I was looking for at GT Power. Of course it's a very basic module but this one fulfills all the requirements I set for myself.
I could have chosen a Servonaut module, much more complete and sophisticated, but it's the price factor that finally guided my choice.

 

So I put all the cables of the front and rear lights in the chassis to guide them in the metal box on the side.

 

 

 

In the meantime the cabin has been painted green, I'll come back to that later, and the lights installed in the front bumper.

 

Once all this is in place and working the way I want it to, I'll tackle the electrical part of the hydraulic system.

More to follow

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