The Build – Part 9
Part 9 is a set of short steps as well. We’re installing the electronics, however the manual doesn’t go into detail about where to mount the ESC or receiver. I’m installing them in the most common locations but this is really up to you.
The ESC typically mounts on the little tab on the rear bulkhead. Even though the tab is a bit small, most ESC’s should fit on here without any problems. I wired mine so the motor wires feed right through the rear tower and straight to the motor. The sensor wire also fallows this route. It’s hard to see, but the capacitor is routed right to the back of the ESC.
The receiver sits right behind the servo. If you plan on racing, you can mount it off to the side a bit so you can fit a transponder.
TLR provides a 4-pack of foam blocks, allowing you to shift the weight of the battery around. Since most of the team runs the battery full forward, I stuck them all together. This was actually a suggested step much earlier in the manual, but I didn’t want to have to deal with the foam blocks moving around while I was assembling the rear of the truck.
Slide the foam block assembly into the rear bulkhead.
Finally, insert and battery straps as shown. When installing a battery, you can slide it under the entire strap or through the center (as seen with the rear strap).
Part 10 – Installing the wheels, tires and body.