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Gmade KOMODO #3 Driveshafts, links and skid plate

After short break, we are back with another part of Komodo build 🙂 The main part of the driveshafts is made of plastic and can be mounted only one way. They are made slightly different than the ones I knew till now and they are put together with c-clips. What I like about them is the fact, they are thick and look very solid. Links are made of aluminium and have metal balls (?) in ball joints (correct me if I named it wrong 😉 ). Links have 7mm in diameter (for comparison – Axial SCX-10 ones have 6mm). As with the gearbox, screws and nuts are needed to mount links onto the skid plate. I really like this solution 🙂 Post brought to you by:

Gmade KOMODO #2 Gearbox

Komodo’s gearbox has a few differences in comparison to ones I had in my hands before. The biggest one is fact, it doesn’t have slippery clutch. You can find this solution also in Sawback and R1 Rock Buggy, so I believe Gmade knows what he’s doing 😉 Spur gear is one of the 3 gears inside the gearbox, what is also new to me. I used the same grease (“gear grease”) as in axles – just like producer suggested 🙂 To put gearbox together you need screws and nuts – holes ar not threaded. It’s the same with screwing it to the plate. You may need a bit more patience, but personally I think it’s brilliant. I really like the fact that the motor plate is a part of gearbox housing. Thanks to that you can take the motor out of the rig and put back without wasting time to…

Gmade KOMODO – our new project! #1 Axles

As many of you already know, we have a pleasure to build a new project 🙂 This time it’s a brand new KOMODO from Gmade! #ProjectG6 is driving on their rims (SR02 and SR03 – depends on which tires I choose), so when there came a chance to build Gmade’s new offroad rig, there was no question if we’re gonna do it 🙂 As usual, we’re gonna show you steps of the build and write a few words about each step. This time it’s all about the axles. This is what we found in the first bag, with axle parts. If there is something we don’t like about the way Gmade pack parts is fact, that when you end building f.e. axles, you are left with many parts, that you’re gonna need in next steps. It’s not a big problem of course, but at one point we run out of…