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Venom Creeper
« on: Nov 11, 2008, 10:21:50 AM »
http://www.venom-group.com/storeitems.asp?section=Land&cc=MODEL_ROCK


Check out the selectable locking diffs. I hear it will be around $220 Ready-To-Run but won't be available until late December.

This appears to be an Axial killer, well, in terms of "Over the counter" R/C Crawler

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #1 on: Nov 11, 2008, 12:27:25 PM »
Hm looks pretty cool. Alot like the losi mini. When does it come out?
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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #2 on: Nov 12, 2008, 02:49:53 PM »
I belive that it comes out dec 21st

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #3 on: Nov 12, 2008, 06:13:57 PM »
is it the 1:10 scale or samller
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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #4 on: Nov 12, 2008, 08:35:44 PM »
1-10 and it is not rtr, It is alot like the Axial artr. But I think it has alot that the axial doesn't for a better price.

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #5 on: Nov 16, 2008, 04:05:09 PM »
i need some of those axles for my scaler
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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #6 on: Nov 18, 2008, 07:45:56 PM »
i need some of those axles for my scaler

Yeah those axles are pretty cool. These things seem pretty sick, looking forward to seeing first opinions.
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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #7 on: Nov 29, 2008, 06:19:31 PM »
Want to be the first to run one but I don't know how reliable the diffs would be. What are your opinions?

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #8 on: Jan 15, 2009, 09:54:54 AM »
Just ordered a red Creeper, should be here soon. They have awesome customer service.

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #9 on: Jan 15, 2009, 04:01:11 PM »
Just ordered a red Creeper

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #10 on: Jan 15, 2009, 05:38:24 PM »
i got my creeper, I dont like it...  :stopit:
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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #11 on: Jan 15, 2009, 08:16:11 PM »
i got my creeper, I dont like it...  :stopit:

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #12 on: Jan 15, 2009, 11:21:03 PM »
Yeah why don't you like it?
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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #13 on: Jan 16, 2009, 09:42:16 PM »
Details man, details!
First off, I dont like the fact that you cant mount a battery on the axle, The tranny is HUGE. and the axle locks are pointless if you ask me, my axial with front/rear dig turns on a dime compared to the creeper with the diffs unlocked... im going to build a sweet scaler with these axles and trans though.
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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #14 on: Jan 17, 2009, 06:24:48 PM »
95SAS: I would like to buy your Creeper axles from you. Send me a PM and let's DO IT
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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #15 on: Jan 19, 2009, 12:52:22 AM »
First off, I dont like the fact that you cant mount a battery on the axle, The tranny is HUGE. and the axle locks are pointless if you ask me, my axial with front/rear dig turns on a dime compared to the creeper with the diffs unlocked... im going to build a sweet scaler with these axles and trans though.
Come on bro, you can mount the batteries there, if you build a tray for it. The trans is big but... so. It is very balanced compared to the Axial. And the axles a beef, so are the driveshafts. Check out the weight on 2/3a cells, they are super light and an 8 cell wouldn't be bad in the tray. I already have some places in mind for a 8-10 cell pack.

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #16 on: Jan 19, 2009, 08:32:30 AM »
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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #17 on: Jan 19, 2009, 10:08:39 AM »
The tranny is HUGE.

I agree the tranny is large, and at first when I saw it, I was thinking..... why did they design such a huge trans? Then I realized the benefit: No humongous spur gear. Without the huge gear reduction from the typical pinion-spur combo, they had to add additional gear reductions (probably 2 or 3 in series) in order to get the gearing down.

I think the advantage is you won't get dirt or small rocks in the spur gear and you won't be stripping out the spur gear or pinion.

The thing I don't like about this is flexibility. With a spur and pinion combo, simply change the gears for a very wide arrangement of gear ratios. I don't know how the Venom trans can accommodate gearing, but for sure it will involve a near complete disassembly of the transmission in order to change gearing, and even then, I am sure the gearing options are far limited compared to the Axial transmission.

Changing the gear ratio of an Axial trans only requires a couple steps and can be done in under a minute.

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #18 on: Jan 19, 2009, 01:01:36 PM »
It can be changed from 25-1 to 68-1. Stock is 50-1 and with only a pinion gear change can go 53, 57, 62. So still very easy. You will soon see it Mikey.

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #19 on: Jan 19, 2009, 03:49:31 PM »
I just saw Kyle's Creeper. I will post about it in the thread Kyle started here:
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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #20 on: Jan 19, 2009, 08:05:36 PM »
95SAS: I would like to buy your Creeper axles from you. Send me a PM and let's DO IT

haha sorry mike, im keeping them for now. If i change my mind ill let you know.

Also another thing i dont like is the motor mount screws are a pain to get in and out...

I just threw some E-Savage Springs on mine. The stock ones felt way to soft, guess ill see how i like it.
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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #21 on: Jan 19, 2009, 08:31:13 PM »
Agreed, the only thing that I don't like is the motor mount screws. PITA. Everything else is sweet.

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #22 on: Jan 20, 2009, 10:24:49 AM »
haha sorry mike, im keeping them for now. If i change my mind ill let you know.

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Re: Venom Creeper
« Reply #24 on: Jan 25, 2009, 03:07:53 PM »
wow 2 sets available.. Now unfortunately I won't be ready to throw any money at my Axial for at least another 20 days. I will definitely check eBay for those when I am ready!! Thanks
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