Cus­tom Chas­sis Con­struc­tion

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The M1079’s chas­sis is a full cus­tom de­sign, made us­ing 3/8-inch alu­minum C-chan­nel for the main rails. The trans­mis­sion was fit­ted in the cen­ter with cus­tom-de­signed and 3D-printed mounts made of

ABS plas­tic. The cen­ter skid area was de­signed to keep the link mounts and sus­pen­sion as close to Ax­ial Bomber rear geom­e­try as pos­si­ble since af­ter­mar­ket sus­pen­sion parts for the Bomber would be used to tie ev­ery­thing to­gether. Bat­tery trays were added on both sides of the chas­sis and hung as low as pos­si­ble with­out sac­ri­fic­ing ground clear­ance to add some low weight and to bal­ance the setup. The goal here was to keep the cen­ter of grav­ity as low as pos­si­ble on the build so that the truck didn’t han­dle like a com­plete brick. The whole setup was de­signed around a 390mm wheel­base, which is what the full-size M1079 would be at if you scaled it down.

The bat­tery is mounted low for sta­bil­ity.

The link pickup points main­tain stock Ax­ial Bomber geom­e­try.

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