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Convert senton to a true 1/8

Discussion in 'Senton 6S BLX' started by arrmaracing, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. arrmaracing

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    Has anyone done the conversion to convert it to a true 1/8 scale short course truck?

    If not would I only need to buy the typhon arms etc?
     
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    What are you trying to convert it to exactly? A 1/8 monster truck, truggy, buggy? Converting it to a Typhon would probably be the easiest since the Senton shares chassis and axles and a bunch of other stuff with the Typhon.
     
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    Yes i forgot to include that. Convert it to a true 1/8 short course truck so i can my mates unlimited desert racer
     
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    Oh yeah that will probably be more difficult. That may require some custom fabrication as it would maybe require a larger chassis but I don't know for sure. I would be interested in converting mine too if you get something figured out.
     
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    Oh thats right they are actually longer. Yeah add on another 6 inches and we should be okay then add the typhon or talion arms. Im from australia but ill ask my mate that works as a panel beater.
     
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    I thought the Traxxas UDR was more of a 1/7 scale. The AE Nomad and the Habao 8SC are more 'proper' 1/8 SC, and they are running truggy chassis.

    The habao -
     
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    You might be on to something about the 6 inches . . .
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    Left to right: Zennon, Kraton-Typhon-XO-1 Hybrid, Senton
    The car in the middle has a Kraton chassis, Typhon arms/axles, & XO-1 parts. The Zennon is 2 SWB chassis cut & bolted together, Kraton arms/axles, 2 center diffs (one is locked), & 3 center dogbones. It has the wheelbase of a Super Baja Rey. But it's a bit wider so it will be hard to fit the body on it, but I'll make it work anyway :D

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    The XO-1 body easily fits on the hybrid with minimal trimming while I can fit a ridiculous amount of 1/6 bodies on the Zennon. I have the Yeti XL body on it now.

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    Man that xl kraton is insane! Now i want one lol
     
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    Hi, which tires do you have on your Senton ?

     
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    Megasty - I see a huge problem here, needs to be addressed -

    You have 2 motor mounts, 2 spur gears, but only ONE MOTOR!!! What is up with that!?! LOL...
     
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    The front spur is a locked spool. Right now, it's an 8S 70mph nutball. Every time I run the thing I can't help but think it's destroying itself :D
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    Actually, the very 1st version was outfitted with 2 blx185 systems.
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    Both center diffs were locked & separated. The front motor powered the front wheels & ditto for the rear. It had plenty power on 2x4S & 2x6S but the single 8S system blows all of that out of the water & then some. Plus the thing was a handful to control w/o a functional center diff.
     
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    Love that wing!

    And knowing how much you like over-powered cars, I figured you must have tried it... :)
     
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