I have just ordered the Basher BZ-888 from hobbyking during the black friday sale:
which I intend to put a pixhawk onto it and convert it to an ardurover.
First, I plan to replace the wheels with suitable monster truck wheels, and maximize the height of the shocks to maximize ground clearance. I may also need to gear down the motor pinion as a result of increased wheel diameter.
Then which place is best for me to install an extra deck above the chassis? Is it the shock? Or should I just replace the original top plate above the central cardan shaft with a wide fiberglass? In the former case, where can I mount the extra deck, which I can use to fix the cameras, FPV transmission and GPS mast etc?
The nice thing for the 888 chassis is that the chassis does not have side walls, so I can remove the batteries without removing the extra deck.
Actually, is the Basher 888 a suitable chassis for ardurover? I bought it because it was really cheap - USD 95 RTR. If a monster truck were also on discount, I would have got the monster truck instead…