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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:50 pm

Torque test!
How many Toyota Hilux can push a Abrams tank haha lol
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30% storage charge 2s lipo 20c 1000mah unit running my dual 180 motor setup!

Maybe we try pushing 3 tanks with my dual 370 motor setup haha
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:24 pm

This model truck mallarky is getting out of hand!
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Going more dual motor setup and this is big stuff now

It even just about fits in a c chassis!
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Having to play a bit with ratios however to get the torque. If i want WPL type speed and more torque i have to run these beauties in 500 or 1000rpm setups and run 4s! which actually means running 2x 2s lipo in series haha due to size constraints.
But i have some lower rpm motors coming so i can run more torque and slower speed on 3s


Whilst i was playing, i decided to do some serious Torque tests for my little dual 180 setup.
This setup yes is slow, but who cares when it can pull
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Postby jimbo_wa » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:28 pm

You. Are. Mad.

Fun stuff, and totally taken to the extreme - love it!



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Postby midlife306 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:42 pm

Completely mad as a hatter

Here’s my latest couple of creations hot off the printers.
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IVe just started printing a VW pickup
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Postby jimbo_wa » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:52 pm

I do like the WC53...

(Mine's 1/24th)



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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:01 pm

Will, that truck needs a little more weight to get more grip ;) but, that's got some awesome pulling power :clap:

Wayne, don't you mean mad as a Hitler LOL.
Talking of which, where does one get that figure please.
They are some cool prints Wayne :thumbup: :clap:
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:20 pm

midlife306 wrote:Completely mad as a hatter

Here’s my latest couple of creations hot off the printers.
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IVe just started printing a VW pickup
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Oh Wow, they are totally AWESOME . Are.they those stls you showed from that site?



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Postby midlife306 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:23 pm

Will I’ve sent you the stl’s for 4 cabs


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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:25 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Will, that truck needs a little more weight to get more grip ;) but, that's got some awesome pulling power :clap:

Wayne, don't you mean mad as a Hitler LOL.
Talking of which, where does one get that figure please.
They are some cool prints Wayne :thumbup: :clap:


I had to do.it to prove pulling power as everyone is sceptical. As for weight that oil filled radiator is 15kg. So i don't think I can add enough weight up.front to get the front wheels down haha
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:26 pm

midlife306 wrote:Will I’ve sent you the stl’s for 4 cabs


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Oh Wow, cool I check them out, many thanks. I need to send you that coe I found
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Postby Roboticus_Prime » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:06 pm

Will01Capri wrote:
Son of a gun-ner wrote:Will, that truck needs a little more weight to get more grip ;) but, that's got some awesome pulling power :clap:

Wayne, don't you mean mad as a Hitler LOL.
Talking of which, where does one get that figure please.
They are some cool prints Wayne :thumbup: :clap:


I had to do.it to prove pulling power as everyone is sceptical. As for weight that oil filled radiator is 15kg. So i don't think I can add enough weight up.front to get the front wheels down haha


Lowering the tow point with a drop hitch would work too.
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:01 pm

Oops, and another one...
Guess it could be a what if...

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:06 am

midlife306 wrote:Oops, and another one...
Guess it could be a what if...

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How about. . . .

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Postby midlife306 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:21 pm

That is actually doable Mick, I’ve a 3D model for an AT-AT on my puter
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:26 pm

It's on now!! @) @)

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Postby midlife306 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:27 pm

Woohoo


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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:00 am

Pictures of some latest builds :)
Jurassic Park inspired vehicle that my wife built
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Still doing finishing touches on my M35 Rat Rod hehe, i love this thing!
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Decided to take a MN90 and go Camel Trophy rep with it!
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The M35 Snoo Track is coming along nicely. Great Torque!
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New design track units get a little upgrade with brass bushings to help reduce rolling resistance
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Still working on my Ural Command vehicle. Would like to put sound in this one!
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Don't worry we have alot more coming this way!
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:38 pm

So i have ordered more trucks again!!!!!! Oh dear
I wish i had robbed a bank now as i started to keep track of my spending on models! Whhhoooooopppps! hahahahaha

Unfortunately some orders are taking longer than others!
My Goulash Cannon model kit hasn't arrived and is now on back order with the supplier i bought off. So i cancelling my order. I will purchase from elsewhere unless anyone has one i could borrow until i turn into CAD ;)

Just in case some of you haven't seen yet, there is another new truck for the line up!

https://www.banggood.com/Fayee-FY004A-116-2_4G-6WD-Rc-Car-Proportional-Control-US-Army-Military-Truck-RTR-Model-Toys-p-1463692.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

Here is the new WPL Toyota FJ45
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I am going to try and kerb my spending habit as we have over 100 RC models in the house and i would say 60 of these are these Trucks from HL, JJRC, WPL, MN, Helifar & Subotech hahaahahahahaha
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue May 07, 2019 10:04 pm

More pictures
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rear wheels too wide, but not to worry wehrmacht tyres on their way so new design wheels coming this way
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I also been busy refining some new track units i designed for these trucks
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There is another version coming, but i think they be expensive as they have proper bearings and new drive sprockets etc and i will do 2 options with rubber track and then another better version for henglong plastic tracks. I need some for my up and coming Tucker Sno Cat build

And for attention the Gun Truck is just about there!!!! Videos to come, i love this thing its totally bonkers and completley off subject haha
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri May 24, 2019 8:11 am

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A video to show us playing with the dual 180s in our Hilux

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Now looking for a small compact set of 3s lipo's as i wanting a bit more wheel speed for longer crawls
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