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BLX Truggified Typhon gone wrong

Discussion in 'RC Build Logs' started by blindy, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. blindy

    blindy Well-Known Member

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    It's almost too late to call this a build log.
    Started out with a beat up Typhon roller which I wanted to truggify and a Shelby GT 350 shell that was meant to go on my Outcast.
    Had a lot of Outcast parts in my spares box, found Talion 2018 shock towers on eBay and decided to build this thing completely from parts.

    Now it's almost finished... IMG_20180206_212623.png IMG_20180206_211427.png

    Will post more details later
     
  2. hotshot24mi

    hotshot24mi Well-Known Member

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    Looks great.
     
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    That body fits neatly!
     
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    Too low for my taste, and although body has a nice paint, not digging the car monster truck look.

    Thats just my opinion. It does look like a very well built project, and I bet you make a post on CL it sells quick.
     
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    What brand is that body? I likey
     
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    blindy Well-Known Member

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    It's a HPI #17508
     
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    good job
     
  8. blindy

    blindy Well-Known Member

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    It almost a perfect fit in the front, but the rear is a different story. Had to cut away quite a bit because of the short wheelbase of that 1/10 body.
    IMG_20180206_212514 (1).png
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    I see nothing 'Wrong' with this one, love it!
     
  10. Chilly

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    Did you use new 2018 talion from and rear shock towers and shocks I am trying to build a truggyfied typhon and only parts I can find are talion parts I don’t think many people have done that build I think I could be good one
     
  11. blindy

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    Yes, I did.

    In fact, the car shown above turned out to become a 2018 Talion but with a short wheelbase chassis and chassis-braces (Outcast/Typhon/Senton) as well as wheel-hubs+axles+hexes from the Outcast/Kraton.

    However, I have just recently put the Typhon back together so I took the opportunity to try the 2018 Talion shock towers on the Typhon (with pre-2018 Typhon shocks).
    Front works no problem - with about 10mm less shock travel. rear also works with less shock travel, but you would have to find some shorter turnbuckles (or screw them all the way in) because the mounting holes for those on the rear shock tower are 76mm apart (on the Typhon only 56mm). 2018 Talion Front shocks should be about the same length as the Typhon shocks, but the rear is different. 2018 Talion shocks are at least 10mm longer than the Tython rear shocks.

    front-talion-ontop.jpg front shock towers - Talion on top of Typhon

    rear-typhon-on-top.jpg rear shock towers - Typhon on top of Talion

    typhon-front-typhon.jpg front with Typhon shock tower

    typhon-front-talion.jpg front with Talion shock tower (those are the same Typhon front shocks as above)

    typhon-rear-typhon.jpg rear with Typhon shock tower

    typhon-rear-talion.jpg rear with Talion shock tower

    I haven't tried, but I guess fitting the standard Typhon wing mount could be difficult.
    I use the RPM Wind mount on my "SWB Talion":
    20180514_215727.jpg
     
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    Hey thanks for reply so fast and all the photos really helps to be able to see it before you try it out
     
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    Thanks Blindly!

    That is interesting that the v3 Talion towers are shorter than the Typhon.
     
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    Are you using the typhon shocks or talion shocks
     
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    blindy Well-Known Member

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    On the Mustang-Monstertruck (short wheelbase Talion) I have 2018 Talion shocks.
    On the Typhon there are the Typhon V2 shocks.

    20180515_225348.jpg 20180515_225538.jpg

    However, I think you could exchange the shocks between the two as the Typhon (pre-2018) shocks are only slightly shorter. Springs are quite different though and the 2018 shocks do have the stronger 4mm shock shafts.
    20180515_220142.jpg from left to right: Typhon front shock, Talion 2018 front shock, Talion 2018 rear shock, Typhon rear shock
     
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    Awesome thanks I think you’re right close to same size
     
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