Typhon Bent the Chassis Again

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So I bent the chassis on my Typhon for the second time. This was the result of some pretty poopy landings on my part. First, I pulled the pillow ball out on one of the lower A Arms. I fixed that and ran some more jumps but noticed an odd sound when rotating in the air. I shut it down and saw that the CVD on the side where the pillow ball pulled out was bent. I went home to replace it and that's when I noticed that I broke the plastic brace that the two front hinge pins go into as well as the front bulkhead itself. To top it all off the front of the chassis is bent down instead of being slightly angled up. Here are some pictures:

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Couple of questions:

I ordered a set of CVD's (I had one but like to stock spares), Arrma part number AR330379 ( https://www.arrma-rc.com/part/AR330379), Arrma part number AR310854 (https://www.arrma-rc.com/products/ar310854/30/1/ALL/ALL/ALL/ALL) and a set of upper and lower A-arms. Did I cover everything based on my photos?

Second question is this. I have a spare chassis that I picked up cheap from Jennys RC. If you were me, would you use it and know that you are starting with a completely normal chassis or would you try to bend the front back to the position it should be in? I am leaning towards using the new chassis and bending back this one and keeping it as a spare since it looks like it might not be that hard to fix.

Oh, should I try for warranty? :p
 

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Is that front upper suspension mount 100% plastic?
 

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Is that front upper suspension mount 100% plastic?
It is on the outcast. I replaced mine on my outcast with voltage rc's rear pin holder. I busted the bulkhead and front upper/rear pin holder exactly the same as he showed on his. On mine, I had ordered the pin holder and didn't notice the bulkheads ears ripped off until I was going to install the replacement pin holder. Looking at my chassis though, didn't appear to bend it much, if at all.
 

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Bend it back and keep bashing. I've bent mine twice so far too. I also have a new chassis but waiting for it to break first or I might double it up and use longer screws.
 

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Pretty sure I bent my outcast chassis today, but not in the typical way. It seems twisted. I'm far too lazy to take it all apart to find out.

I hit a tree almost head on at a good speed today. Flexed my front arms so much my CVD popped out. Also shattered one of the dubro HD monster ball ends on the front shock. Didn't seem to bend anything else though. Got it back together now. I have video, but waiting for it to convert now. I have awful depth perception... lol!
 

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Thanks for the detailed info. Even got to use the new sidebar part number lookup tool. (y)
I'm trying to imagine what I would do with bent chassis.
Busy at work? Bend it back and keep bashing.
Slow at work? Maybe transfer everything to new chassis, keep the old one and bend it back to eventually build a new franken-vehicle from spares.
Of course I'm newb and repairs (on anything) take me a lot longer than you guys. Goes back to being busy at work or not so busy.. :cautious:
 

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Pretty sure I bent my outcast chassis today, but not in the typical way. It seems twisted. I'm far too lazy to take it all apart to find out.

I hit a tree almost head on at a good speed today. Flexed my front arms so much my CVD popped out. Also shattered one of the dubro HD monster ball ends on the front shock. Didn't seem to bend anything else though. Got it back together now. I have video, but waiting for it to convert now. I have awful depth perception... lol!
We all have horrible depth perception lol
 
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So I bent the chassis on my Typhon for the second time. This was the result of some pretty poopy landings on my part. First, I pulled the pillow ball out on one of the lower A Arms. I fixed that and ran some more jumps but noticed an odd sound when rotating in the air. I shut it down and saw that the CVD on the side where the pillow ball pulled out was bent. I went home to replace it and that's when I noticed that I broke the plastic brace that the two front hinge pins go into as well as the front bulkhead itself. To top it all off the front of the chassis is bent down instead of being slightly angled up. Here are some pictures:

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Couple of questions:

I ordered a set of CVD's (I had one but like to stock spares), Arrma part number AR330379 ( https://www.arrma-rc.com/part/AR330379), Arrma part number AR310854 (https://www.arrma-rc.com/products/ar310854/30/1/ALL/ALL/ALL/ALL) and a set of upper and lower A-arms. Did I cover everything based on my photos?

Second question is this. I have a spare chassis that I picked up cheap from Jennys RC. If you were me, would you use it and know that you are starting with a completely normal chassis or would you try to bend the front back to the position it should be in? I am leaning towards using the new chassis and bending back this one and keeping it as a spare since it looks like it might not be that hard to fix.

Oh, should I try for warranty? :p
Try for warranty and double up
 

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