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Project G6 #4 Gearbox & frame

The last “stock build post” – Project G6 gearbox and frame! 🙂 Sigh… Yeah… I know… The slipper pad is on the wrong side at this picture… The original Axial tires (Maxxis) are put on the rims only to show how the rig looks, when it’s ready – I’m not gonna keep them. I’m gonna show you what wheels Project G6 gonna ride on in one of the future posts 😉 Stay tuned! Post brought to you by:

Project G6 #2 Driveshafts & shocks

First step – driveshafts. Fortunately they are “the old type” (WB8) and I don’t have to change anything, as I like them better than “the new type” (WB8-HD). REMEMBER! It’s important to hold both couplers of the driveshaft the same way, while putting the driveshaft together. What I mean is to look at the pins at both ends – they should be in parallel position, so the whole driveshaft works smoothly 🙂 It will work either way, but you’ll notice the difference 🙂 Second step – shocks. I really like putting them together 🙂 As you can see – all of the parts are stock. But not for long, not for long… 😉 Post brought to you by:

Project G6 #1 Axles

I’m not gonna write about the whole process of “Project G6 axles build”, as I believe most of you saw Axial’s axles build more than once on youtube – just show you on pictures, how I did it and how I protect axles from water. Remember to check if they work just fine right after you put them together! If you don’t, and something is not right, you risk ruining them faster, than you think! Post brought to you by:

Axial driveshafts – WB8 vs WB8-HD

A few weeks ago my brother bought himself an Axial SCX10 Deadbolt and because he doesn’t have much experience with RCs (yet ;)) I’m the one that became his main mechanic 😉 And thanks to that I had a chance to make this comparison. First difference between WB8 and WB8-HD is that the first one has 2 elements, that goes one into another, while the second has 3 elements – the middle one goes inside the two external. Perks of this solution is that the middle element can be made stronger (with thicker sides) and thanks to that it should be more twist-and-snap-proof, than before. Second difference the size and construction of couplers. In WB8-HD the pinion (and the whole part actually) is much bigger (and that’s good), but I’m not sure about the whole idea of making it the opposite way, with pinion under the ring that isn’t held…