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Thread: Zarizi's 2.2 "Koppensneller"

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    Default Zarizi's 2.2 "Koppensneller"









    It's time to unleash the beast!

    Technical shit:
    Axles: RC4WD Bully 2
    Chassis: Nordic Crawler Design SuDu Pro
    Links: Nordic Crawler Design Titanium
    Motors: Team Brood Racing Stubby 30T HHK-T
    ESCs: Castle Creation s Micro Sidewiders
    BEC: Castle Creations 10A
    Servo: Futaba BLS157HV
    Batteries: Gens Ace 450mAh 25-50C 3S LiPo
    Tires: LaaLaa Skinny Rovers
    Wheels: Nordic Crawler Design Carbon Three Piece Specials 0.8"
    Foams: LaaLaa Skinny Rover Specials
    Shocks: Axial SCX10 Aluminium
    Springs: Team Losi Mini-T Silver
    Radios: Sanwa MT-4
    Skins: Krawler Konceptz
    Else:
    - NCD servo stand
    - NCD battery stand
    - NCD electric stand
    - NCD/RcBros knuckle weights

    Sorry that I've woken up a little bit late to write up my 2.2 topic here. But I'll post the path so far to this thread. Enjoy!
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
    DravTech ~ Brood Racing ~ Ottsix ~ E.Y. Designs ~ Offipaita ~ Krawler Konceptz

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    I made a newyear's promise: Never post the progress without pics. It has worked well so far.

    Today I did continue with the parts I had.


    I did put the stuff to the scale. (please don't ask me why)


    This is all the parts I have at the moment. Allthough the shocks are missing from this pic apparently.


    I am worried about the drivers headroom. He is better start exercising his neck for next season!


    Shocks and uppers attached to the chassis.


    I replaced the hardware from the chassis to aluminium.


    One SuDu Pro without potatoes.



    Tomorrow I will finally receive my axles from the finnish customs. WOOHOO. Then I'll start on working on with those. I have heard a rumour that there is some parts under production in NCD & LaaLaa designs for me as well. This is going to be great rig.

    I want to thank everyone involved to get this this going before the Spanish Nats! Big respect
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
    DravTech ~ Brood Racing ~ Ottsix ~ E.Y. Designs ~ Offipaita ~ Krawler Konceptz

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    Project continues as the new stuff walks in:


    But what do we have here?


    Some vital components to built this thingy!


    That's some very professional packing, I have to say!


    Should I leave them there?


    No way.... There's the rear axle straight from the package.


    Here's the front axle. Just now I really can see and feel the quality of these. Simply beautiful job!


    Steering link, which I will replace with NCD titanium one.


    They are finding their home right about there.


    First I worked with the rear axle. I checked every screw and put some locktite, so it wont get loose, cause of the drivers lazyness.


    Rear axle is ready. Stubby and the BWD motorcover are vital parts in there. I'm gonna run the original pinions for the moment.


    And here is the rear axle at the scale. It's a little bit heavier than XR axle, but as Douwe said, it really feels (and is) ridiculously strong.


    Now it is attached to the chassis. Shocks will be finding their places after I have the lower links in my hands.


    Here is the front axle ready. I was little bit nervous about the CVD shafts from the pics, but now when I see them live, they look really strong. Won't probably need a spare set any time soon.


    I did put the RC4WD steering link in place for the moment.


    Let's see what the scale thinks of this set?


    Later I put Skinny Rovers to it and the scale showed it was a little under 1500 grams. We are heading to 1800'ish area.


    Here are the Skinny Rovers from my shafty attached. As you can see, it has got the hub setup fron AX10 rear axle.


    Wish there were more parts to built it with. But I'm done for the day.


    Driver has to test out the cabin for the next day or so. I'll be back tomorrow!
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
    DravTech ~ Brood Racing ~ Ottsix ~ E.Y. Designs ~ Offipaita ~ Krawler Konceptz

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    I'm getting there! More updates soon. Prepare for a pic-heavy message
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
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    Here are the Holmes Hobbies BR-Mini ESC's. They are looking gorgerous!


    Skins arrived yesterday! Awesome work by Michelle!


    From side.


    Roof and hood.


    Wheels are going to look like this. I'm going to mount them tomorrow when I receve my Skinny Rovers.


    More carbon fiber stuff from Nordic Crawler Designs!


    Links! I'm extremely happy with these! Clean job Tomi!


    Some soldering to be done in terms of the batteries...


    Rest of my wheels.


    Revo rod ends attached to the links. Lower front links will get the D-Lux titanium link sliders as well.


    Putting them NCD stuff on the front axle!


    Looking clean so far!


    View from the front.


    Rear axle with lowers attached.


    Might have to do some clocking at some point.


    I did put it on the scale without wheels, tires, electronics and skins.


    It's beginning to look like a comp rig!


    NCD three piece cf wheel without the hub.


    Again I put the tires from the sporty.


    Ground clearance looking very, very good!


    Couldn't wait for the RTR weight. How will it be?


    Not bad!!


    Time for Koppensneller to wear his clothes!


    Really digging the 60/40 setup now!


    Roof and hood attached. IT looks FANTASTIC!


    Roof from the rear.


    Really pleased with overall look now.


    NCD steering link seems to be good bought as well.


    That'll be about the ride height.


    It flexes just about enought to my driving style.


    WB just 12,5". As it must be.


    I can also drive upside down! That's a usable effect!


    RTR weight still looking promising.


    Still have to mount those electrics.


    I'll be using Sanwa MT-4 with this fella.

    Those pics and stories were from yesterday. Today it was time to put rest of it together. (Mainly electronics)

    I had problems with Mini-BR's so I swithced back to Micro Sidewiders for now. It took me quite a while to get it going, but it finally is a RTR! (Still to come Skinny Rovers and the three piece carbon wheels and then the NCD knuckle weights). Here are the pics I got from today:


    Finally done. After many, many building hours.


    Got the Sidewiders and RX on the electric stand behind the motor. That's the max height.


    That's the ride height.


    Closer pics from the skins!


    Loving the effects on the roof.


    Wheels are waiting for the tires.


    They're going to match quite nicely to the rig I think.


    It's for the moment too wide from the rear. It'll come down much narrower, when I assemble the new wheels.


    RTR weight in grams.


    RTR weight in pounds!


    Jack Slayer is waiting for satuday and it's first run on the rocks!
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
    DravTech ~ Brood Racing ~ Ottsix ~ E.Y. Designs ~ Offipaita ~ Krawler Konceptz

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    Today I glued the tires to the wheels and attached them to the rig.


    Sorry for dark photos. It's beginning to look ready. It's now 27cm wide on the front and 25cm at rear axle. I think it'll work well.


    Loving the twisty effect on the wheels!


    Forgot to take a pic from the electronics. Here they are.


    I tried this thing on flat floor indoors. JEEEEZZ, those Stubbies are brutal!! Will be a good test this weekend to give it some jerky on the rocks.


    RTR weight for the moment in grams.


    And pounds. Tomorrow I'll receive my knuckleweights and it'll rise up to 1750 grams I think.
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
    DravTech ~ Brood Racing ~ Ottsix ~ E.Y. Designs ~ Offipaita ~ Krawler Konceptz

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    Got the NCD/RC Bros knuckle weights installed. Here is the final RTR weight.


    In pounds.

    It is now ready for the finalizing training on The Bunker tomorrow. I'll shoot some video of it, if I can.
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
    DravTech ~ Brood Racing ~ Ottsix ~ E.Y. Designs ~ Offipaita ~ Krawler Konceptz

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    Yesterday I did the first runs on the rocks with this thing. It's going great straight from the first try. I was able to test with the defending Nordic Champ LaaLaa. He has the SuDu Pro with the XR10 axles, so it was really good way to separate the differences between these two. We couldn't hardly find any. They are going quite similarly for the moment. Only thing I need to do is ordering these:


    It's desparate for more weight on the front. That is quite much the only thing I will change before the Spanish Nats. We also did a good beating to these trucks to see what it can handle. 2 meter jumps ain't no problem with the stubbies and everything seems to be handling well the weight of the axles. Probably only thing which I need to get spare is the three piece wheel inner part.


    That's a one happy team driver!

    Yeahyeah, video you shout out loud!

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-D-ZdVD5ADE?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
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    Rig is looking very good.

    That course looks tough, sharp edges and not a lot of room to maneuver.

    RC4WD TEAM DRIVER
    SARCCA club president

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    Looks great. I second that test course...



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    Got my RC4WD knuckle weights recently. Was eager to put them under the beast.


    The old ones were not too heavy, and with the current hub setup, there wasn't enough room for more weights.


    This looks better. So the overall weights are 100g compared to the old 30g.


    Don't they shine!!


    Not much to do before we go.


    Just have to clean up those electrics on the mount behind the motor.


    Then I can say that it is ready for Spain.
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
    DravTech ~ Brood Racing ~ Ottsix ~ E.Y. Designs ~ Offipaita ~ Krawler Konceptz

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    Looking really good. Good luck in Spain

    What is the foam combo you are running in red claws? How much did you narrow them and wheel width please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theinfidel View Post
    Looking really good. Good luck in Spain

    What is the foam combo you are running in red claws? How much did you narrow them and wheel width please.

    Wheel width is 0.8 inches. Foams and tires are made by LaaLaa and I've given him free hands to do them. You could ask him about them.
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
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    I'm all set for take off. Project Spain 2014 is coming to it's highlight. The competition.

    I managed to get the front suspension working better, so I hope everything will hold up for the weekend.

    My 1st goal is to be driving on sundays final (top 10). Let's see what it can do.

    I just wan't to thank everyone who made it possible to be up, running and be competitive at such short amount of time!

    Thanks,
    RC4WD
    Nordic Crawler Designs
    Team Brood Racing
    LT-Designs
    EuroRC
    Krawler Konceptz!

    It definately wouldn't be the same without the awesome supporters and vendors!
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
    DravTech ~ Brood Racing ~ Ottsix ~ E.Y. Designs ~ Offipaita ~ Krawler Konceptz

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    Good luck my friend....

    2.2 Sportsman Champ Supercrawl 2013

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    YIIIIIIIIHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
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    very very impressive build, and glad to see all the hard work paid off for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheManCave View Post
    very very impressive build, and glad to see all the hard work paid off for you!
    Thank you!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7gQ...yer_detailpage

    Sorry, that I still haven't answered all of your congratz. I just wanted to make this online asap.

    Here we have the Pro class Finals course driven by me. I was the only one to make it to the finish.

    DARN, those bullies hold a pretty much stress and pure BROOD power!!
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
    DravTech ~ Brood Racing ~ Ottsix ~ E.Y. Designs ~ Offipaita ~ Krawler Konceptz

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    From a slightly diffrent angle:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=A5sqEe7_d5I

    Thanks Fritz for the video!
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
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    A little blog text to RC4WD:

    Bully 2 - The risk worth taken


    This is how it all got started. Me and my friend Samuli were driving in the pro class at the USRCCA Nationals last September. Then we saw these new axles in Snipers truck at the quey. Samuli told me: "These look pretty cool". I was thinking, that the weight is problem, cause I had been trying to lose weight in my rig for couple of years and was running with XR10 axles.

    Three months later just when I was finishing my XR10 pro rig Tomy contacted me in finnish forum and asked do I have intrest to get Bully 2 axles. I asked why and he told me that John is seeking for team drivers to RC4WD to represent Bully 2 axles. I was thinking, that is it risk worth taken? 10 minutes after that, I send my application to John.

    Next day I found out that I was one of the drivers choosed to the team RC4WD. So I thought, lets start building this.

    Here is the list of parts that I choose to build it from:

    Axles: RC4WD Bully 2
    Chassis: Nordic Crawler Design SuDu Pro
    Links: Nordic Crawler Design Titanium
    Motors: Team Brood Racing Stubby 30T HHK-T
    ESCs: Castle Creations Micro Sidewiders
    BEC: Castle Creations 10A
    Servo: Futaba BLS157HV
    Batteries: Gens Ace 450mAh 25-50C 3S LiPo
    Tires: LaaLaa Skinny Rovers
    Wheels: Nordic Crawler Design Carbon Three Piece Specials 0.8"
    Foams: LaaLaa Skinny Rover Specials
    Shocks: Axial SCX10 Aluminium
    Springs: Team Losi Mini-T Silver
    Radios: Sanwa MT-4
    Skins: Krawler Konceptz
    Else:
    - NCD servo stand
    - NCD battery stand
    - NCD electric stand
    - RC4WD Knuckle Weights

    I wanted only the best parts in this project. Day after day the mailman rang the doorbell:


    Axles - I was stoked how good the quality of the parts was. Everything seemed to be superstrong.


    Chassis - Since I had seen some extremely good driving and performances from LaaLaa's SuDu Pro, I didn't hesitate to jump on board. This is just beautiful and world class chassis.


    Links - Tomy from Nordic Crawler Designs did really good looking links matching the SuDu Pro chassis.


    Motors - I wanted to get the best motors in the market for the moment, so I bought Team Brood Racing 30T Stubbies.


    Other electrics - I decided to continue with my Castle Creations Micro Sidewinders. They have been working well, so no point of changing those. I'm also using CC 10A BEC. Giving power to the electrics is Gens Ace 450mAh 3S LiPo battery.


    Servo - With this, I wanted to have only the best in the market. It needs to be fast and strong, so I got Futaba BLS157HV.


    Tires and wheels - I had some really good results in previous season with LaaLaa's Skinny Rovers, so that was my choise in this rig as well. Then some beautiful three piece wheels from Nordic Crawler Designs.


    Shocks and springs - I got myself a set of Axial SCX10 shocks with Team Losi Mini-T Silver rear springs. This combo seems to be excellent for this use.


    Skins - I wanted to have something which could continue the old Cannibal theme. And Michelle designed these. They are just outstanding! If you need skins, don't hesitate to ask Krawler Konceptz.


    Radios - I've been running with Futaba 4PKS for two years and wanted to try Sanwa MT-4, because of the lever option for the dig. It feels so much better than the buttons on my 4PKS. So Sanwa was my choise.


    Else - Knuckle weight I got from RC4WD and they give me just enough weight for the front axle. All other carbon fiber stuff on the front axle is made by Nordic Crawler Designs.


    Everything was now ready for first tests in Finland!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=-D-ZdVD5ADE
    Video from the first and only training session before we left to the Spanish Nationals!


    Rig feeled awesome to drive. So predictable and sharp, much better that I had with the XR10 axles and old chassis.


    Everything was now ready for the first competition with Bully 2 axles and brand new rig.

    Arriving in Spain:


    We arrived in Spain on thursday night and got to the comp site on friday morning. This was the first view. That is something else!


    Then I got to training with my mates from Switzerland and Germany. We had a good training session and everything seemed to hold up.


    And it was fun to see how well the rig actually did!


    Rocks in Spain was insanely grippy. Almost as grippy as the ones at Nationals in Prescott, Arizona.


    Supercool day to have some crawling training. +20 degrees celcius and slight breeze from the sea. You simply can't hope anything better!


    And in the end of the practice day I was able to climb on one spot, that nobody else didn't manage.


    Comp day we arrived early to the comp site. And it got even prettyer!


    So I took the spot and took photo of my comp rigs. Last night I ensured that every single screw wasn't loose. It always takes a little time but is well worth it at the end.


    Picture from course three.


    This was one of the best courses for me.

    Course 1: (-34/-40)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFy4...re=c4-overview

    Course 2: (-27/-40)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWok...re=c4-overview

    Course 3: (-30/-40)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWv_...re=c4-overview

    Finals course: (+7/-50)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7gQ...re=c4-overview


    Results of 2.2 Pro class. It feels good to be on top of that list!


    VICTORY! I had so much boost of confidence from the rig working so well, that this was the only way that it could come.


    Bully 2 - Future pair of axles!


    Overall in had one of the best weekends of my life in there. Not only because of the victories, but also because the rigs were working without problems all weekend long. One screw was loose after fridays test on the knuckle, but that was all of it. Probably best thing about these axles (and you're gonna laugh when I say it) is the weight. They weight ~50g each more than my old XR axles, but they feel so much more stable and predictable to drive. Weight is keeping them down. But on the other hand they don't have too much weight on them, with crushing all the lightweight stuff on top of them. I think these axles are pretty darn good choise for anyone!
    Samu Sarka, RFOT, FIN
    DravTech ~ Brood Racing ~ Ottsix ~ E.Y. Designs ~ Offipaita ~ Krawler Konceptz

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