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    How to mount servo winch on TRX6

    I'm going to mount a servo winch on my TRX6, but can't seem to find a good place to put it. The mounting points of the winch make it hard to put anywhere, and you'll need insanely long screws.

    I was thinking of mounting it on top of the plate in the front where that empty space is, but can't find a way to mount it easily. The plate's also removable/replaceable so if I don't like it I can replace it.

    I am using the sock 6x6 Mercedes body, and I don't really want to make and modifications to it, so I'm going to route it through the front skid plate.

    How did you guys mount your servo winches?
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    Mine is ugly but you don't see it anyways.

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    I guess that could work, perhaps drill through the plate to make a mount?
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    Do you have a 3D printer?

    I could design a servo mount to go just forward of the steering servo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TITANIUM94010 View Post
    I guess that could work, perhaps drill through the plate to make a mount?
    Mine is a little worse for wear took the quick way down a cliff,it happens..lol
    A nice solid mount would be good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    Do you have a 3D printer?

    I could design a servo mount to go just forward of the steering servo.
    nope, have been wanting to get one for quite a while now, although I may be getting one at the end of this month if things go well. I'll look on Thingiverse for one and if I can't find one, I might have to resort to you
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    I have the prototype printing now, I will test fit it on both my TRX6 and TRX4. I'll have to do some tweaking after the test fit, but I am guessing I will have the final design uploaded to Thingiverse in the next day or two.
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    Turns out the stock plate makes a great mount for the servo winch, drill 4 holes for the screws and one big hole for the extruded part of the servo, and mount the spool on the bottom. It's like jamann's but with the stock plastic plate.

    I don't know if it will hold up well though..
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    Glad you found a solution. I have found that if you stare at your RC long enough with a beer, you'll figuring out a solution to your problem, or you'll run out of been, and get another one... Either way, it is a win-win...

    Well, version 1 of my servo winch mount was a failure. Orientating the servo with the chassis causes clearance issues with the front bumper chassis brace, and the steering... Back to the drawing board...

    Untitled by Scott O, on Flickr

    Untitled by Scott O, on Flickr

    Untitled by Scott O, on Flickr

    I have a thought to turning the servo 90 degrees, but I it looks like it would **** the spool off to one side.
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    So, I modified the design and came up with this...

    TRX4-6 Front Plate Servo Winch Mount V2 v4#2 by Scott O, on Flickr

    TRX4-6 Front Plate Servo Winch Mount V2 v4 by Scott O, on Flickr

    Thoughts?
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    Looks pretty solid.nice work, man 3d printing is a game changer now all you need is a idea and a need for something particular.
    Mine was just some bent up scrap step flashing metal I had laying around.Not sure I could use your mount it will make the rest of my junk look even worse...lol
    Good thing most of it can't be seen.lol


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    Iím looking to buy the trx6 is it worth the money for a crawler?


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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbackwood View Post
    I’m looking to buy the trx6 is it worth the money for a crawler?


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    Depends on what you want out of it...

    If you are looking to go toe-to-toe with a 4-wheeled crawler, no, get a TRX4. The TRX6's main disadvantage is its large turning radius. That is its one drawback. If you are looking for a very fun, and moderately unique crawling platform that can out crawl just about anything out there (straight-ish line crawling), then the TRX6 is more than worth it.

    With that, and back on topic with the thread, I have published two servo winch plate designs to Thingiverse.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4384346

    One is flat, the other has a bull nose to guide the winch line to the center of the truck.
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    Thanks!, I don't know how well mine is gonna hold up,

    Might have to print one out if it doesn't work.
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    Greatscot I have the defender trx4 but itís extremely top heavy what trx4 do you prefer


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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbackwood View Post
    Greatscot I have the defender trx4 but itís extremely top heavy what trx4 do you prefer


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    Not to butt in but my TRX4 Sport is pretty legit. Not Nearly as top heavy as a classic TRX4. Anything with portals will be a little top heavy I'm told???

    Bowhouse makes a sweet servo winch mount that goes right in the spot you are looking at.

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