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  1. My first big rig. It's still a work in progress. It needs a driver figure, a sound and light system plus a few small details to be complete. The camera didn't pick it up but the paint is metallic. The paint and clear didn't flow and level very well so the finish required a lot of extra effort. Sanding and polishing around all those rivet heads was a right pain in the back side! More to follow. I have a flat bed trailer to build.
  2. This has been in the planning stage for over 6 months but finally work has begun! To complement my Custom MFC build using an Arduino, this rig will be a dual purpose drag racing truck and daycab hauler. It's going to be built for scale realism rather than speed - it'll have 3S 550 power through a reduction gearbox to give a very low top speed (around the same top speed as 1st gear from a Tamiya transmission) as it will only get use on small club layouts. So - what's the deal? Well - it's going to be a bit of a "wait and see" on this one because there's a lot of custom stuff to work out. But in brief: In daycab hauler trim, it's a plain old 10-wheeler with a 5th wheel. In drag truck trim, the centre axle will be lifted up into the chassis using straps and I'll be using TLT wheels and cut tyres as drag slicks on the rear axle. Front wheels will remain unchanged. To hide the middle axle and to make it look more drag-racey, I'll build an aero cowl to clip over the entire back end and probably a front spoiler to clip onto the bumper. So there's quite a lot of custom work to do here. On top of that I also need to mount my reduction gearbox and 550 motor, somehow. Here's a teaser shot to keep you going - this will probably be a long, long project as I'll be working on it alongside the Arduino MFC. Actually the main reason I built the rig is so I have somewhere to put all the electrics while I'm working on the code IMG_20190202_082937
  3. Hi guys & gurlz, Almost at the end of my first Tamiya build in many years (a 1/14 KIng Hauler) - a little different to the boats I've scratch-built for the last half century or so. Having initially run it up using a random ESC from "old stock", it occurs to me that my choice might not have been the wisest. Which ESC would you recommend? The motor is the stock 520 that came in the box. Suggestions, advice, commiserations etc all welcome.
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