My LandFreeder when it arrived
Many searches later, I decided to buy a new in box model, both to get the excitement to build it from new, and also because most of second hand CC-01 chassis have generally been used a lot, if not heavily modified. With the great number of possible modifications, I preferred to start from a blank page, or better said from a new box.
The very compact box contains all the necessary, among which some parts are already well known like the wheel set (the Ford F-150's, apart from the BF Goodrich marking), the TEU-105BK ESC and the hydraulic dampers. The ball bearings are missing, but we'll see this later during the build.
Following advices from the friends at the club who already own this chassis, I am going to include several options during the build:
Turnigy 15Kg servo
RC4WD Crawler Motor 80T Updated
RC4WD Outcry Crawler ESC
GPM aluminum steering Updated
GPM aluminum 4-Link
GPM damper mounts
SDI Trail Doctor Ultra Soft 1.9 tires
SDI foam inserts
- The steering servo:
For trailing, you need torque, a lot of torque. Thus the 15.5Kg.cm under 4.8V of this servo (to be compared to the 3.2Kg.cm of a standard servo like the Futaba S3003 that I generally use for my models). The servo will be mounted with an ABC Hobby servo-saver (because I was missing Hi-Torque servo-savers at the time of building this model).
- The motor: Updated
Here too, you need a lot of torque (speed is not important). Moreover, even with a 65T motor, the CC-01 is still way too fast (to be compared with the standard 27T Mabuchi 540).
- The speed controller:
For trailing, you need driveability, not brute force: this is the role of the electronic speed controller. This one is perfectly suited for this usage (including a very useful drag brake).
- Aluminum steering: Updated
One of the rare CC-01 flaws is the play (or slope) in the steering (that gets worse with time). This option is the solution.
Only for the front drivetrain since the rear is a solid axle. Their main interest is to allow a constant traction whatever the angle, which makes the traction better.
More reliable and rigid than the stock plastic units.
- Rear damper mounts:
Required due to the previous option. They also offer a ground clearance setting.
- SDI Trail Doctor Ultra Soft 1.9 tires:
Well, they're just the best trail tires available. These can be mounted on the stock rims and their size still clears the wheel arches.
- SDI foam inserts:
Those meant for the above tires.
All these options are not required to run the CC-01 chassis. However, they are all useful, both to make the chassis more reliable and to adapt my model to the usage I mean for it.