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Brainanator

Axial Wraith Flat Skid Plate

by Brainanator Dec 14, 2016
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I printed this nice skid and hoped it would fit the GPM ALLOY CENTER TRANSMISSION CASE - 3PCS SET (https://www.gpmracing.com.hk/en/product-detail?id=102&fid=43&cat=WRAITH-4WD-ROCK-RACER), but it doesn't.
The (T-shaped) base on the GPM case doesn't have rounded corners as the stock case has and is therefor wider at the corners than the stock one. Also, I could do without the skid's rounded corners at the bottom for the case's base.
But, otherwise a very nice skid (that being said without actually trying it out yet).

Thank you for giving it a shot! I might have to tear into my wraith to get the skid out and try re-designing this from scratch. Maybe simply make a wraith skid clone, and then modify from there. Although the original skid is actually pretty complex with how it drops in the middle. It might be past my abilities. I appreciate the feedback! I hope your build comes out well.

I've been running my own design skid plate on some 1/10 scale trucks that were setup with faster motors. The kids have ran then full throttle into trees smd such hitting hard enough to break axle housings but my pla and petg skids have held up perfectly. Your Wraith skid is designed more heavy duty than those. I'm sure it will hold up just fine. I modified one to use without the upper link mounts on a 1:6 Ford Raptor I'm building. I printed another as designed to use in my Wraith. Will report back once I've ran them. So far, they seem great.

Thank you very much for the kind words. I never actually got around to printing one of these and trying it out myself. I hope the hole geometries are at least close to what they should be. I'm glad you'll be getting some use out of it!

I am trying to do this on a CNC machine too. I will share the drawings when I get to it. Did you use ABS to print this?

My printer is not quite accurate enough to make a usable part for myself. I've printed test parts in ABS, PLA, and nylon. A friend printed an earlier revision at 100% infill ABS and had a bit more warping than he usually gets due to the high infill. He did some bashing and said it held up well.
I would love to see your finished product out of a CNC! But please print one up and mock it up on your wraith before going through with the CNC. I'm still not 100% how good the model is.