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PostSubject: Strengthening Chally lower hull   Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:33 pm

Resin lower, and a Home Depot strapping tie for cross brace:

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PostSubject: Re: Strengthening Chally lower hull   Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:48 pm

What do you use as the resin? Seems like a fair volume to coat the entire floorpan...
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PostSubject: Re: Strengthening Chally lower hull   Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:16 pm

Just normal casting resin you get at Michael's. 4oz mixed for the main compartment and 2oz mixed for the gearbox compartment. Fill just to the power switch mounting post height, and since it is a 2.4 Ghz with volume control and smoker on/off on the radio, there is no other opening on the lower hull. Also, the Chally has a separate mount for the actual suspension arm and is outside of the lower, there is no worries of jamming or fouling the suspension arms/springs.

I have to remove the smoker and replace it with a smaller TARR unit as once you strengthen the hull, it doesn't flex anymore and you can't jam the upper/smoker into the lower. Apparently the Heng Long smoker only fits between the gearbox if the lower hull flexes. Go figure.
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PostSubject: Re: Strengthening Chally lower hull   Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:50 pm

My lay out for Challenger 2
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PostSubject: Re: Strengthening Chally lower hull   Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:29 pm

That is one cavernous hull, wow Razz 

Hach is that the Clark sound amp? What do you think of them?

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PostSubject: Re: Strengthening Chally lower hull   Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:36 pm

If you set voltage booster to 11 volts and use separate battery It's great. I use woofer speaker, it's face down to floor with holes so the sound come out very loud.
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