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3D printed RC truck V3: Differential lock

by MrCrankyface Aug 23, 2016
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Hi Robin,

after printing and assembeld all parts I am very glad about the result.

This Truck is looking very good, it was easy to print it, and after checking the mounting-procedure with your very helpful Videos at YT I am very satisfied. For this reason I must say to the Creator: Thank you very much, You done a very good Job in design and construction!

After checking the finished Truck indoor, I understand why you create this "Diff-Locks" :-) I will change the parts in the "Center Differential" into this Diff-Locks.
What is yor experience: Is this enough, or should I change the parts in Rear-Axle too ..... or both in Rear and Front-Axle?

Best regards and greetings from Munich

Thank you! Always fun hearing feedback. :)
For really rough off-roading I would advice changing both center and rear to locked differentials.
This is a good compromise as it still lets the front corner properly whilst making sure at least 3 wheels are always providing power.

Thank you for your design, I'm planing to print these parts out. BTW I'm also using CoreXY printer. Do you have any plan to make the differential lock engaged by remote control in the future?

I would love to have a toggleable differential but I have yet to come up with a design that would work.

Do you think about 8x8 truck?

It's possible but would be very difficult to fit all the axles, would probably need a longer frame.

Thank you very much for your design!

I'm glad you like it! :)