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Old 09-27-2013, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: He is at it again! 1:50 Dozer Conversion

SP,

You do realize I changed horses mid-stream? My current dozer is not the first one in this thread. I started out on a 1:50 and sort of gave up on that due to no room to hide the RX, battery, or install a blade lift servo.

The one I'm working on now is 1:16. If I could change the title of the thread I would, I don't like to mislead anyone. I should've started a new thread when I bought the new, bigger dozer.

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Old 09-28-2013, 06:41 PM
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Default New appreciation for scratch tracks

I have more appreciation for you guys scratch building anything, after working on these track for two days! Holy crap there are a lot of pieces there!



Got the new 1000:1 motors and tried one! If it doesn't try to kill itself or the dozer it should be great.

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Old 09-30-2013, 03:13 PM
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Default Low Gear

Got the tracks refit with steel pins. And, put the 1000:1 gear motors on it.

I think is is just a bit slow now, not much but a bit, especially in reverse?

I already took teeth off of one gear in the left side drive motor, so I'm going to find a way to run a bit bigger motor, faster and use a bigger spur gear to maintain the wheel speed close to the current video.

http://youtu.be/RRdcbilOqL0

Good thing it is fun to try stuff, make it go, break, and repeat!

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Old 09-30-2013, 04:34 PM
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Default Re: He is at it again! 1:50 Dozer Conversion

Jim-I am glad to see that you realize how much work goes into a scratch build. I agree your dozer may be a bit slow now. It would be perfect for me but I am old. How about-1-tooth more on the pinion. I think you are really close and you should have lots of power now.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:32 PM
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Default Operator threading to quit!

I'm not sure if it is the screw up his back side, or that I keep putting his hair in the dirt, but he has threatened that he is going to quit!


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Old 10-04-2013, 10:31 PM
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Default Re: He is at it again! 1:50 Dozer Conversion

Looking good Jim! How's the operator? You two work things out lol.
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Default Re: He is at it again! 1:50 Dozer Conversion

Hi Jim, New to the hobby. What is the name or contact info for the shop where you purchased the 1/16 metal die cast dozer you are using as the base of this conversion????
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:25 AM
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Default Re: He is at it again! 1:50 Dozer Conversion

Curly ,

I got two of them and the had more and pretty sure they ship stuff. It is Iowa die cast. They have a web site.

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