Rcguy's slow paced excavator build(360 spin device)

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Re: Rcguy's slow paced excavator build

Postby rcguy_farms on Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:18 pm

Got up to early this morning, can't work on either the steiger or the wrecker projects. So I found some more alu and drew up sides for larger excavator bucket. I learned at Indy the bucket I had the excavator was smaller then one on pmd's and it could noy keep up with loading the duratoy conveyor. This bucket might seem to large for the model's size, but they make super size buckets for loading sand.

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Re: Rcguy's slow paced excavator build

Postby Pete359 on Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:45 pm

Nice job on the bucket, I think it looks great.
Just need some paint?
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Re: Rcguy's slow paced excavator build

Postby rcguy_farms on Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:54 pm

I know it is ruff looking, i just had to try it out and post some pics. I plan to clean and paint it before Indy 09
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Re: Rcguy's slow paced excavator build

Postby TRDSport on Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:40 am

Scott-

Nice looking machine, and great fab work on the bucket!! I would say you have plenty of time to have her smoothed out and painted before the show this up-coming year!!

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Re: Rcguy's slow paced excavator build

Postby rcguy_farms on Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:26 pm

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Re: Rcguy's slow paced excavator build

Postby In2Trux on Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:38 pm

Wow !!! Seeing the 2 buckets side by side you can easily see the size difference. But seeing the bigger one in action.... OH !!! Can the thing ever move a LOT earth...
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Re: Rcguy's slow paced excavator build

Postby rcguy_farms on Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:59 pm

I finally found a slip ring assembly (360 spin device) with right amount of circuits and dia. ones I got are opposite of what I wanted, meaning the body should be down inside the turn table. I will put the device thru a lengthy test at the Michigan event next weekend. if it handles survives I will sell of the remaining four assemblies I got.

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Re: Rcguy's slow paced excavator build(360 spin device)

Postby TRDSport on Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:26 am

Scott-

I am guessing that is the device that will allow full 360 degree rotation of the deck/boom without binding up the wires- correct? Well it looks like it should do the trick, and without any real work load or tention on it I would think it would survive a lengthy service in a model.


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Re: Rcguy's slow paced excavator build(360 spin device)

Postby Trackerman on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:03 am

Scott,
real nice build, very impressive. Are the slip ring assemblies a commercial part? If so any chance of a link to the item?

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