We’ve been trying to film some brushless footage of the Macnum for a while, and so far every attempt has been stopped by bad weather (rain), or mechanical gremlins meaning more spannering time. This attempt was caught on video, all 10 seconds of it. The servo doing strange things and becoming stuck in one direction, however, we hope to have something a little longer up soon…
Two wheel drive stadium trucks have been incredibly popular with bashers since Traxxas reinvented the genre with the Rustler, ever since they’ve been a fav with bashers who enjoy the quick steering and light weight agility they provide, the main question is, has Ansmann hit the spot with their budget rival; the Macnum.
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After a tough day of brutal bashing, the first part to give up was our Savox SC0252MG servo, which we reviewed previously here.
Upon inspecting the servo, we discovered a few missing teeth from the plastic gear inside. We’ve ordered a new gear set and hope this is the only issue.
We’ve now fitted the Etronix Photon 13.0R Brushless System into our Ansmann Macnum, watch the video above and see it being fitted and learn how to replace the standard battery connectors with deans.
Welcome to the first part of our Ansmann Macnum build series. First up we will take you through the manual and detail a few of the select tools and items you will need to get your Macnum built up successfully.
We take you through the steps of assembling the front suspension on our Macnum, with hints and tips all the way through. Make sure you check out all the other videos of our Ansmann Macnum Build and Review series.
Now it’s time to assemble the Ansmann Macnum’s gearbox. Learn how to correctly put together the ball diff, and the internals of the gearbox before setting up the spur gear and finally the slipper clutch. Watch in HD to see all details!
The 4th instalment of our Ansmann Macnum build series and how-to HD video guides. This time we tackle the rear suspension, and mounting the complete rear assembly to the chassis. Let us know what you think!
The final part of our Ansmann Macnum build series. Watch how to install your electronics correctly and how to glue your tyres onto your wheels without sticking your fingers together with CA glue. Turn on HD for more awesome!
We setup the suspension on our Ansmann Macnum, watch and learn how to get your 2d stadium truck handling like a pro racer.