com proudly present the mega mobster truck build. Your toad sensation will be tingling, prepare to get a roundhouse of awesome in the face. If you haven’t seen it before you haven’t seen it yet. Everything’S awesome here at k, pop rc don’t miss it Applause, yo wicked. On last week’s episode, i left you building the axial smt monster truck, build sponsored by hobbywinkdirect.com holy balls, that’s loud it’s working uh didn’t get very far had some serious technical issues. Uh lag is awful, serious technical difficulties. Look at this. I think that’s, my birthday right. I will try my best next time actually tomorrow, to get that lag under check. Um come check me out. I’M gon na be shouting out a lot of people. I’M gon na be shutting out the um scale of hashtag i’m gon na be checking out stuff that i think, is cool future projects or potential for future projects and also updates on the cletus mcfarland neighbor build. So yeah stay tuned tomorrow, uh eastern time, 9, 30 eastern time i’m going live, come hang out, i’m, not gon na give it a go this time because let’s face it uh if i’m trying to build something it’s gon na take a lot longer, especially when i’m Talking to you guys so come check it out. Come hang out with me. Wicked cheers, but now let’s finish this smt build because um i got to get it out of my hair. Just got ta, throw it up on a wall, and so i can drool over it while i sand and sand and sand some more on the neighbor project boom.
I’M. Sorry, the intro of the video is definitely not going to match the energy level of the next 20 minutes, but whatever man come, hang out build this thing with me and uh. Let me know what you think let’s. Do it all right, wow, it’s too bright for the camera, all right wicked? I left you guys off um working on my smt monster truck, build the axial smt 10 and um. I have the rh rh designs, short wheelbase kit, so um these are the sway bars um i’ve got the links on i’ve got the servo spectrum, s 8 000, a little bit old, but whatever it was in the parts been. Why not works? I’Ve got the um vanquish. These are the vanquish steering stainless wraith steering arms, whatever they uh don’t break the bank, and then i also got the vanquish seahubs and also the vanquish steering knuckles or steering hubs, the ones with the single arm. It’S, not the captured one, because also it didn’t break the bank, whatever i’m gon na continue and add the shocks. Stick with me. Let’S get this thing together. I got ta get back to the cletus, build and i’m taking a break from sanding, so so much sanding. So let’s get this monster truck built, so i can go put it on a shelf and stare at it, while i’m working huge shout out goes to hobbywingdirect.com. If you want a cool ass discount uh, go check them out hobbywingdirect.
com and use my discount code k pop rocks for a good discount. They sent me this um awesome x, wait what is it the easy run: xr8 sct, uh, motor and esc combo and that’s what’s going in this monster truck. It might actually be a little bit overkill so um. I definitely didn’t use the stock weak ass, axial gears. I am using these um weak ass, uh chinese metal uh at least they’re metal, okay, at least they’re metal and uh. The housing is metal. There is no uh slipper on here, though, so i do assume that i might end up burning out some ringing, pinions, uh or just maybe even strip out the spur i don’t know we’ll test it out, we’ll see but uh. It does looks like a pretty slick, piece and uh and i think it’s gon na fit that brushless motor pretty well so let’s let’s get to it hobby wing direct is actually super wicked because they did include opinion. I mean it might be an issue because the pinion that is supposed to be in the stock smt is a 14 tooth, and this one definitely looks a little bit a little bit bigger, which means uh more rpm. So this thing’s gon na be a lot faster. Whatever man let’s send it starting to look like a thing starting uh, starting to look like a thing a little bit uh, i can’t wait to finish it, so i can clean up my studio because my studios die.
Look at this crazy anyway, awesome so hobby wing motor is uh on and i’m starting to get the tray pray with the esc and the receiver will go in here but uh. I am using a fairly fairly large hobby, winged esc, and, let me tell you, hobby wing takes care of you. It really does, because not only did this thing come with all of the wires that you need to solder it and the shrink, wrap and the double sided tape, but it also came with a spare cooling motor which uh, i don’t, think uh, like castle creations, comes With anything extra, let alone you know anything to program or whatever i did just buy a 20 amp castle, creations, bec and uh. Oh guess what i have to spend another twenty dollars to get the castle link, so i can make it spit out six volts that um anyway, hobby wing man. Look at this thing: it’s pretty sweet it uh it’s it’s definitely got a pretty awesome. Aluminum cap for heat, dissipation um, it is a sensored motor, uh that’s, the the stubs are pretty big and uh and then also it doesn’t have a mechanical switch. It has a solid state power switch, which is great uh because i don’t know if you guys ever been bashing and you hit your car so hard that the switch actually turns itself off. That’S happened to me many times yeah, but uh yeah it’s, starting to look really delicious uh.
Now i have to um start on the actual frame of the monster truck and also i’m trying to figure out what body to use and i’m starting to really toy with the idea of printing 3d printing some kind of ram like uh 80s, maybe 70s uh pickup Truck style or, like maybe a bronco, i don’t, know we’ll, see maybe i’ll get away from the fords and go uh towards the dad just whatever anyway onward wicked. This is cool. Uh it’s a good break from the neighbor project, because uh yeah let’s be real working on the same project too long, it’s a little it’s a little bit. Much look at this um. It does come with a pretty cool supercharged or, like a supercharger, see let’s check it out, there’s like a wicked supercharger and like uh intake for the top as well um, which is just freaking badass man uh. I will definitely improve on this, but right now, let’s just get it built and then we’ll figure out where it sticks out um. If i do add some kind of body, maybe i won’t end up going with a bronco or like tunnel cover style, pickup truck. So you you don’t, see any of this stuff. You got ta see some of it. You know what i mean. It looks so badass anyway. Look at these things. I got cages. You got ta cut out all this stuff and uh put it together. Yeah boy, all right, yeah, starting to look like a thing straight up.
Look everything fits the wires are going to go up through here to the esc. Yes, he’s, going to end up sitting, that’s right, beauty, yeah, it’s, great Music uh. How awesome is that right looks good. I did the soldering there. You can see. I soldered the hell out of it um i kind of tried to keep. I tried to keep the wires like super clean, jackass uh. I kept the wires like super clean, not like my uh studio right now, that’s just the super style after the live stream. Yes, harley designs. What dude, the man the myth, the legend thanks dude i’m, just trying to get it done so then i can clean it up, but like um right now, um it’s, weird, because the instructions don’t talk about like wiring the esc, so i kind of had to jump Some steps ahead to like fit the tray that holds the motor and the transfer case there. The gears uh and i had to like kind of finagle that to get the wires like nice and tight, you can kind of see how tight i kept them. Um. So yeah i had to kind of pull that out in order to solder the keep the solder soldering super neat and clean and also um thanks a lot hobby wing for taking care of me. You gave me two lengths of censored wire cables. I ended up using a short one, but it did come with a super super long, one which you can’t quite find right now, but you came, it came with one of those like two two options, so that’s super cool um, just like axial, gives you every option Under the sun, so it does hobby wing wicked, so um you can kind of see there there’s the um Music transfer or the spur and the uh pinion and spur combo um.
The ratio is probably crazy. It probably is not a good good way of doing it. That’S for sure um it might be too much power for such huge monster truck wheels. I am a little concerned that uh well it’s the other side but yeah uh. I am concerned that it’s gon na um chew up the driveline, but i guess time will tell and then, as soon as i put this thing together, i am then gon na measure the wheelbase and see how much room i have like up here to fit a 3D printed body kind of leaning towards a tacoma body which should be super cool but um but yeah, i don’t know i haven’t decided yet until i put it together and see sort of how much room i have to fit this cage i’m not going to bother Like worrying about it, but but yeah as soon as i screw in all the cage, all these like cage pieces, i’m going to start putting the axles on the body which i feel like that’s kind of like home stretch right there overexposed all right wicked. All right! Man, i think the gauge of how awesome an rc build is, is uh dependent on how messy your studio gets and uh man. It looks like straight up a hurricane made it through here so uh, one step closer to being a florida man uh check it out. It looks like a thing it’s, so close um.
I did get a bit of an issue, though, with the notoriously uh poor, axial shocks, uh this little mf right here, um it won’t stop leaking. I can’t do it like. I i took it apart. I checked to make sure that everything all the all of the rubber o rings are okay. I built it with green slime for god’s sake and uh for some reason it just just whatever fluid i put in. There is gon na piss out the bottom, so um budget let’s upgrade the shocks because uh these ones are piss poor, which is uh. I mean they’re pissing out the the fluid. So why not get ourselves some uh pro line? Shocks: what’s cool about these actually is the stock. The stock a spring fits uh which is kind of nice because um, i don’t know how the dampening or not the dampening, how the spring rates compare from the stock to um the three options you get with the pro lines. There were not the two options you get with the pro lines: they have the yellow springs and green springs, but um you can see on the front here uh we got the stock axial shock and on the back here, we’ve got a proline uh proline shock. The lengths are pretty similar um a lot of people with a short wheelbase like to actually mount the shock up on up here into this screw hole and into that screw hole uh to give it just sort of like a lower um center of gravity i’m.
Assuming for racing i’m, not too concerned with that, i just kind of want it. I want it to look like a freaking monster truck right, so the higher off the ground. I can kind of get it. I don’t care if it pitches whatever um. I do kind of think, though, that it would be really sweet to have four wheel steer what kind of monster truck would it be if it didn’t have four wheel steer so i’m gon na have to order up um different axles here and get some more sea Hubs and steering knuckles and get a whole other steering system and get another steering servo and set up my remote so that i can uh on a switch moving on that switch, but like on a knob um. It would actually be really cool if you could um control the four wheel steer at the same time. Um, as you know, deal with one hand, but then, of course the other hand is doing the backward the rear, not so you’re, not switching between like crab and um, and parallel you’re, just like you’re, actually controlling the rear, like they would in a real monster truck. I mean, i think they do with a hydraulic switch and they just kind of hit the switch and it turns one win and they let go and it centers itself again um. I don’t want to do that, but it would be cool to be able to just like totally control four way steer, four way steer, so that’s just sort of the plan right now, um it’s getting there.
The wiring is all done. Um i’m gon na mount all the shocks i’m using 45 weight, which might be a little bit a little bit too much. I probably should be using like a 30 or a 25, but this is what i have on hand so i’m going to try it out and uh. If it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out cares, but i can already tell that the proline shock is just so much smoother, so i’m gon na go with those and plus they look cool. They look more impressive, but look at the size difference. You know anyway. I’M bleeding another one, letting all the air bubbles out. So i can get a nice smooth action and i’ll move on from there. Yeah it’s a wicked so i’m gon na quickly get these wheels on and then i’m gon na go paint the little dude the driver and uh. After that i got ta clean up. The stye in here it’s, like it’s, become quite the mess in here and uh. I got ta clean it up. I got ta clean it up and then i’m gon na do some beauty shots of it and then i’m gon na try to edit this video out um, because i got ta get a video out this weekend and then i’m gon na get on. Probably, tomorrow, i’m gon na start uh sanding more of the um neighbor project and i think, because i’m waiting on a few things in the mail for that project i’m going to pretty much try to do the body to this weekend.
So try to get it painted white and start to figure out how i’m going to paint uh the lights and and like the grille and stuff yeah and maybe potentially mount the police bar at the top as well so permanently, which would be great but yeah. Okay, so onward i’ll see you guys in a bit um beauty shots. Probably once i get this all done: sweet Applause, Music, Music, Music, yes that’s it for this episode of kpop rc uh check it out. I am just i just threw on this body that i had sitting around and i think this is going to be the bashing body. This is the body that i’m going to use for the running video that i’m going to shoot, probably when there’s snow on the ground, because it’ll be easier to build cool hits um to get this thing to freestyle like i wanted to. So this is going to be the body. That definitely is the one that i run it on. As for the shelf queen body that i’m printing right now i’ll get an update on that later, because um there’s quite a few things, i have to fix with the model that i’m printing but i’m gon na just like wait with that until later, but yeah how Sick is that thanks a lot for hanging out um let’s, see i should i give away some seats. I should probably give away some seats in this episode.
Seat. Giveaway winner is Music kevin klein thanks for hanging out with me on that live chat. I definitely caught a couple of big mistakes that i was making, while putting together the uh smt 10, so appreciate you and thanks for hanging out um, i think i messaged you on instagram check your instagram messages, so i can connect and i can send you that A pair of those seats wicked thanks a lot for hanging out with me. Uh join me live tomorrow.