RC ADVENTURES – HUGE 3D printed Snow Blower – Kyosho Blizzard – Spyker Workshop
I do have stock motors in there, but everything else a sound kit in the sabre tooth ESC. All that neat stuff has already been done to this machine plus a little extra. You must be wondering what this blue mount is up front, or maybe you hadn't noticed until I had said it well, this isn't completely assembled. Yet what am I doing with this servo? Well, I'll tell you you've, already read the title of the video, so here it is. This is look at this gnarly machine. This is a snowblower designed by Spiker workshops. My buddy Ryan down. There does not know I'm doing a video on this. I did hint at it in the last video that I did, but he created and designed this printed it off on his 3d printer and had it assembled now I had to pay for assembly of this part and the whole unit was. You know on the expensive side for some of us, but for the amount of work, effort, time, dedication, design capability and everything else I've seen about this, it totally is going to be worth. While I think it's gon na be a lot of fun. I don't have any affiliation to these guys, but I'll leave a link in the video description box down below if you want to go check it out or if you think this is neat and you want to investigate it. Even if you have a 3d printer. I know that they offer the STL files.
I think they're called for purchase as well for a pretty good price, but look at this I have been working on it. Not everything comes assembled I'm still having to put the motor on the the band that goes around. The pinion and all that needs stuff, but look that it even has slider bars on the bottom. So I am working on this and I was working on this off camera and I thought you know I'll just get this done and show it to you guys working, but I know there's a lot of folks out there that do enjoy when I'm building things that Are unique or exciting or new, and you just kind of want to wrench on your RCS well I'm working on mine, so break out your tools! I'M! Going to show you some of this stuff that I have going on really simple jobs for me today and yeah let's get started alright, so on the back of this giant blower now and it's, not that heavy for folks that are wondering, oh, my god, that must Be heavy yeah, the the motor is adding weight. The weight of the plastic is quite heavy, but heavy is all in relative statement right like really. This weighs close to nothing comparatively to the blizzard. It will be a weight on the front, but you kind of want that as you're sliding, along for the snow and ice to get chipped up inside for what it can grab now.
This here is actually a servo that I'm going to use. I would don't need to use such a heavy servo. I would use a lighter power servo, but this is the waterproof servo. I have on hand today so I'm gon na be mounting this up. It already came in this kit with this custom pinion on there that's there to turn the actual snow chute here. Let me just change this view. For you, the snow chute comes off after you've assembled it and has these teeth on here, basically making it into a gear. This back cover. I took off or left off for you guys to see the inner workings of this here. I'Ll get it close. So you can see it's such a neat looking unit I've made sure that the tension isn't too tight on this belt says so in the in the instruction book and check it out. I am using using a taken 35 turn brush motor now everybody's going to be like well. You should totally put a brushless in that, but it warns you right in the instruction book you do so at your own risk. It does become from using RC snow blowers before it. There is a point where you don't need it to go fast. You just needed to chew the snow and get the heck out so I'm gon na use the brushed the heavy duty version of that motor because it does have some speed, does have some grunt and I am using a 12 tooth.
It does come with other pinion options, depending on the type of motor you want to put in there. So with the back. This back case would be fitting right on there, but what I need to do is to hook up that servo. On top now, my first instinct, when I looked at it without reading the instruction book, was: oh that's, never going to fit there, those two biggest, but if you look at it closely, it's actually printed to have a bit of a groove in there. So I would fit it in upside down like so now. The problem is, I do have these little gussets here on the servo. You can see that it kind of they're little triangles there. I'M gon na have to cut those out so safety glasses on Dremel out cutting disc, active let's, clean it up with a razor, get all those little pieces out beautiful. Here we go, you can see. It'S, nice and clean and we'll see how it fits so angle. It in there yeah beautiful, that's exactly how it was supposed to fit in there. So now I just got to bolt down the two on either side and it should be good to be bolted back on to the actual snowblower and cover on just making sure that all of these screws are tight and they are servo. Now on now we can see when the servo horn moves or I'll just move with the big part.
You can actually have the chute go directional. Now I was very careful when I was setting up the mesh of that gear right here, so I didn't want it to be too tight right. I wanted to make sure that there is enough motion and movement, but thus a box water proof. Servo is in place. The chute is mobile and so I'm excited to get that hooked up and looked at. I am going to need to run a different radio, so I haven't set up everything quite yet, but let's have a look at this front. Mount now inside, like it kind of gave you a little bit of a look, you did have to disassemble this whole chassis, so I had to take off each track on each side, which really isn't too hard. Remove this whole front assembly as well as reposition. This support bar that was in front like let me say that this one here was always here, but there are special brackets that came down that introduced this swing arm. Okay, these two brackets came down here. If you guys order one you'll actually see or if you get the files you'll understand, but there are some things that's just easier for me to do off camera now, a lot of folks that have the blizzard are wondering what this funny looking thing is. This is actually the throw arm for the shovel, and, yes people that are asking, can you still use the blade on the front? Yes, you can, all you have to do is put together the special mount, which is no extra piece, if you just have to put it back together, and he gives you the instructions to show you how to do that.
You just need to build a control arm and I haven't done the control arm. Yet here is the this is when it's raising and lowering the blade this would be lower. This would be higher. There is a control arm that fits on here. I have to make it it'll fit through this slot and as it's going back and forth like that, it's actually lifting this up and down now. I have started with the with the control arm I'm going to have to actually work out the proper angle right, like you, get a just a rod and two rod and to control or you bend the control arm and you'll actually get the right clearance. Now that doesn't come included and keep in mind folks, this is all from a dude that's at home in his garage doing something cool like how amazing is that this is just some guy with an idea of going hey. I know how to make RC cooler. I think I'll try to make it and put it on at home for people to buy, so how the heck is this gon na hook on to this machine great question, well, you'll, actually see with this front. Roller it's got two outside pieces yeah. They kind of protrude from the side. They are actually pieces of the bracket that I put in and it's actually just gon na these notches are actually gon na go right on the round pieces themselves. This swing arm swings into place, and now I bolt it here and I bolt it on the other side, with these little screws that come included of course, so I'm just gon na fit that I love the magic of TV.
It just takes moments to do anything. So here, if I did have that swing, arm control, arm hooked up to this to the servo, I would be able to lift this and lower it. Lift this or it. You are seeing giant bearings on the inside really really nifty. Such innovation. Hey we've had really neat things on rcadventures, and this is one of them. I wish I had it hooked up for you guys right now, but as you can see, it does take quite a bit of work. So I'm gon na keep on working on the wiring, because I got to get the Tekin set up to a separate ESC I'm. Going to repurpose one of my FX RS, this is the ESC or the brain that will control this motor that will be plugged into a different receiver heck. I may have to go back to a dual stick: control or even though I do love my pistol grip. Maybe I can set it up on auxiliary number two, but if I wanted to have this turn at variable speeds, you know I'm gon na have to see what I can do. It'D be easier to have this lift on one stick up and down, and then, of course the speed can go up and down as well. Plus we have to think about this. Servo that's gon na be moving the shoot left and right really got a good amount of throw right there. I can Center that up and youtuber that goes by the name of Wolfie actually wanted to look inside of my Blizzard here.
I apologize it's completely a rat's nest. I know I should be punished for this kind rat's nest of wires, but over time there has been a lot of stuff to scrunch in there. So I tried to zip tie it out of the way. This is actually the sound card I run to this giant speaker box in here check that out, yeah it's got dent. It doesn't affect it really too much because it's more of a bassy sound I'm looking for anyway, a big seven thousand milliamp to cell lipo, and here this is where I put my saber tooth ESC on a piece of velcro on the side. Well, there you go! Your first look at my snowblower on the front of my Kyosho blizzard, this snowblower again, designed by Ryan at the Spiker, were coughs. I got ta tell ya this pure genius. I love promoting innovation in RC guys I don't have the motor hooked up. I don't have the controller I'm hooked up. I'M. Sorry it's just an overview, but it took a lot of work just to get to this point. Yes, it looks very heavy, but you guys have been with me a long time. I'M gon na say: don't worry it's, not that heavy. I do have my radio here, so you can see, even as I pull back just a quarter on the throttle. It moves it with ease now I'll push it just a bit it's on rubber right now.
So the rubber is actually preventing it from sliding easily but out on the ice out on the snow. No problem check it out here I do have my sound kit installed. You guys know that this is how I turn it on by the way up and then down starts it up. I could get these lights to be programmed or on a different channel, but I like them just shooting random, so cool dudes. Okay. So if I wanted this auxiliary, if I wanted this to move up or down I'm gon na have to go in and make that control arm. That goes from this piece right here to underneath this bracket, and there is a hole behind the wire to show us that and here's how I would control it right here. So this is actually set up in my radio as a three position switch. It doesn't have to be. I can set it up as a two position switch, so that's, no problem, let's just turn off that sound kit let's, give you a little honk of the horn. There we go done, so we got a good look now. You know that this product exists, maybe you knew it existed before and with home based products like this. You know I try to jump on them and get some while they're available. Who knows even RC manufacturers, the big manufacturers. They only produce things for a certain amount of time, so I like it.
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