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Axial AX-10 Scorpion

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    Here are some shots of my Axial AX-10 Scorpion:

    DSCF0621-web.JPG DSCF0622-web.JPG DSCF0623-web.JPG DSCF0624-web.JPG

    Parts Used:

    Axial AX10 Scorpion roller.
    Vanquish Products short multi-link plates front and rear, also has a Large (wide) Vanquish Products multi-link plate not mounted.
    Vanquish Products Shock Mount Razors All Corners (4).
    Axial Rear Axle Lockouts.
    Robinson Racing Hardened Steel Idler Gear.
    Robinson Racing Hardened Steel Outdrive/Diff Locker Gear.
    Set of Four Robinson Racing Spur Gears.
    MIP CVD C-Drive Spline Set Front and Rear.
    Axial Aluminum Body Shocks Front and Rear.
    Axial Hardened Spiral-Cut Gears Front and Rear.
    Novak Goat 3S ESC.
    Novak Ballistic 21.5T Sensored Briushless Motor.
    Savox SC-1256TG Servo.
    RC Screwz Stainless Hardware.
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    You aren't going to take that out on the dirt are you?  ;D
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    I don't know what I'm going to do with it. I'ts got a lot of really great parts and runs really nice. So far the hardest surface it's run on has been carpet. I had considered selling it, but I have a lot into it and would probably take too big of a loss.

    I have a Proline "Tuber" chassis for it also, brand new in the box.
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    All the crawler builds going on are getting me motivated to finally put my Proline Tuber chassis on my AX10 Scorpion.

    Here is what it looks like right now:

    axial-ax10-scorpion-tuber-conversion-before-photo-with-body.jpg

    axial-ax10-scorpion-tuber-conversion-before-photo.jpg

    And here is the Proline Tuber chassis:

    axial-ax10-scorpion-tuber-conversion-tuber-chassis-photo.jpg

    Has anybody done this before?
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    I havnt but itll look kind of like a polaris rzr or something.
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    I thought this tube frame replaces the AX10 side plates, but I guess it does not.
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    That's a really nice looking scorpion sounds like it pretty built that tube frame would make it look tough
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    It looks like I'm going to have to un-solder and re-solder the ESC to motor wires since I didn't put any bullet connectors on them in the original build. I want to try and fit the Goat 3S ESC inside the back on the tuber frame if it's not too tall for that space.
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    I've almost got the ESC relocated to the front tray of the Proline Tuber chassis. Previously the ESC was on the rear axle. This will give me slightly more front weight bias.

    axial-ax10-scorpion-esc-relocation.jpg

    I will have to greatly reduce the length of the wires from the ESC to the motor.

    I have the chassis mounted also. I thought it would ride lower than this but I can't see any way to do that without cutting the tube chassis.

    axial-ax10-scorpion-tube-chassis-mounted.jpg
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    Looks real good what u gonna do for body on this ? Custom panels?
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    I really like that frame. That is going to be sweet when it is complete. So does that mean you are going to have a body that you don't need? I would be interested if you do. Would like to have a pristine one for the shelf and use my old one for crawling. Let me know.
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    I think I am going to leave the tube chassis open like this. I like to see it.

    I don't think I will need the old body. The other crawlers we have are Losi's and I don't think this body will fit. If I can't use it it's yours.
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    I've shortened the motor wires and re-installed the motor. The ESC fits really well in the front pocket of the frame. Here is how the motor wires look from the bottom of the crawler.

    axial-ax10-scorpion-motor-wiring-detail.jpg

    The Proline Tuber chassis is now screwed on and I noticed something that I didn't pay attention to when test fitting the chassis. The servo overhangs in the front a little too much. When pushing the suspension to it's bottoming out point evenly the servo fits between the front tube chassis members so it's not a big problem but having the servo mounted so that the steering push rods were parallel would look better.
    The Vanquish Products plate I'm using only has one servo mount position so I think I need to find servo upright brackets that have zero, or at least less offset than the ones I have.

    axial-ax10-scorpion-servo-overhang-detail.jpg
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    I took a couple clearer photos of the bottom motor, drive gear, front and rear ends. I test drove it a little and it's quieter now but this is because I think I had the pinion too tight on the spur gear previously. I also cheated because the internal wiring for the battery and power switch isn't really mounted yet.

    axial-ax10-scorpion-bottom-motor-detail.jpg

    axial-ax10-scorpion-bottom-drive-gears-detail.jpg

    axial-ax10-scorpion-front-steering-servo-detail.jpg

    axial-ax10-scorpion-bottom-rear-axle-detail.jpg
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    Very nice I'm really digging that chassis looks real good
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    Thanks. The only things left to do are organizing the wires and power switch under the top cover and figuring our a battery hold down. I'm kind of leaning towards velcro since the battery will be under the cover.
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    Hey John i found a guy whose got them same cage i think on facebook. 1451500_10200864124273585_492654157_n.jpg
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    Yes, that's the same chassis alright. He put on a hood, roof and windshield too.
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    I am still thinking about my wiring plan. I think I will be mounting the receiver in the rear compartment in the Proline Tuber chassis. I had to add a servo extension to the steering servo to reach the rear compartment. I want to try and keep everything under the electronics tray cover but I'm not sure the antenna will fit unless I remove it from the old Scorpion mount. You never get very far from your crawler when driving so maybe I will just pull the receiver antenna wire out of the mount and leave it loose inside the electronics compartment. Here is a couple photos of the insides of the electronics compartment so far.

    axial-ax10-scorpion-wiring-plan-front.jpg

    axial-ax10-scorpion-wiring-plan-rear.jpg

    What you can't see very well in these photos is the ESC's capacitor is fit right inside the front compartment bay. That worked out really well.
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    Really digging it turned out well like the fact the chassis can look totally different wit some other tire and body panels from the one photo

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