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Postby Model Builder 4 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:40 am

This is my 1/16 Danbury mint jeep with it's trailer and although it is static if a were ever to rc it that is where I would hide everything :thumbup:

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Postby Max-U52 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:17 am

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Postby jhamm » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:15 pm

Hi,
my next Project:
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25 hours and 53 Minutes and it need arround 90 Minutes to finish
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Postby midlife306 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:28 pm

Ohh come on, you can’t dangle a carrot like that lol


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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:07 pm

jhamm wrote:Hi,
my next Project:
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25 hours and 53 Minutes and it need arround 90 Minutes to finish
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Zil truck cab?
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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:50 am

Got a chance to bench test the new board. I might want to pick up more of these speakers. If they also work well with the das mikro they could be very handy.

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Postby Max-U52 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:57 pm

OK, got the second of three possibilities for a tank hauler, the Bruder lowboy.

If you're out there, Will, I ain't heard from you for a bit so I'm hoping I haven't ticked you off and you're still willing to help with your awesome fifth wheel set up. When I was in (circa 1979) we had 5 ton tractors that looked a lot like the M35 and had both a fifth wheel and a clevis hitch (they hauled it all, from tankers to flatbeds to commo trailers), and I think a WPL M35 would be perfect for a role like that.

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Still waiting for the Kane lowboy, but I believe that to be mostly metal so weight might be an issue. The Bruder set up is all plastic. I think with a two speed gearbox a WPL truck would easily pull the Bruder set-up even with an all metal Sherman or M-36 on board. Opinions? 8) 8|

Thanks to Chase (Roboticus prime) for his advice and steering us in the right direction. :clap: :clap: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:36 am

You may need a bigger motor? I run a very torquey upgraded 540 motor on my Dragon Wagon, all metal trailer with a Tamiya Sherman on the back.
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:51 am

Hi Max, you have the esc channel reversed that's why the brake sound keeps screeching, it thinks its reversing all the time. Change the direction on the radio and the polarity on the motor cables and you should be in business :thumbup:

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Postby Tiger6 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:08 pm

Ad Lav wrote:You may need a bigger motor? I run a very torquey upgraded 540 motor on my Dragon Wagon, all metal trailer with a Tamiya Sherman on the back.


The 2 speed upgrade box comes with a 380, should be big enough for what Max is towing

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Postby Max-U52 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:40 pm

Tiger6 wrote:
The 2 speed upgrade box comes with a 380, should be big enough for what Max is towing


That's what I'm thinking, and I'll be building a special truck to haul the trailer and will definitely have the two speed gear box. I'd like to use the new truck board from Imex, and that has provisions for the 2 speed tranny, but I wouldn't be able to do servo operated ramps. I do have a four channel pistol grip spektrum so maybe I'll try that.
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Postby Max-U52 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:41 pm

Here's a closer look at the trailer

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Postby Will01Capri » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:08 pm

Max-U52 wrote:OK, got the second of three possibilities for a tank hauler, the Bruder lowboy.

If you're out there, Will, I ain't heard from you for a bit so I'm hoping I haven't ticked you off and you're still willing to help with your awesome fifth wheel set up. When I was in (circa 1979) we had 5 ton tractors that looked a lot like the M35 and had both a fifth wheel and a clevis hitch (they hauled it all, from tankers to flatbeds to commo trailers), and I think a WPL M35 would be perfect for a role like that.

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Still waiting for the Kane lowboy, but I believe that to be mostly metal so weight might be an issue. The Bruder set up is all plastic. I think with a two speed gearbox a WPL truck would easily pull the Bruder set-up even with an all metal Sherman or M-36 on board. Opinions? 8) 8|

Thanks to Chase (Roboticus prime) for his advice and steering us in the right direction. :clap: :clap: :thumbup: :thumbup:


Hello I'm here, no worries Gary, you ain't ticked me off, don't worry about that hehe, I just been super busy doing CAD in lunch breaks and trying to 're design parts for my pak40 on paper and building a few things for others.

5th wheel can do no probs. I have printed a few off and have one on my Mack. Also a couple others on here wanting some 5th wheel aswell. It's just been rather hard online as the computer is bust. So stuck using a mobile on this page, which is awkward hehe.
Also been looking buy new car as other cars have broken and I need money for new car more than a computer.
I Could possibly sell a kidney to help costs hahahaha
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Postby Will01Capri » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:27 pm

Gary, look at beginning of video showing close up of my Winch truck and you can see Vietnam era style 5th wheel.
Then I did a quick run of winching a halftrack and skid steer with my 3d printed winch house.

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Postby jhamm » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:36 pm

Hi there,
a little bit late... but not too late.
ZIL-131

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Postby Max-U52 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:50 pm

There's a guy on thingieverse that did a Zil-137 with a powered trailer to make it a 10x10.
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Postby jhamm » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:52 pm

Max-U52 wrote:There's a guy on thingieverse that did a Zil-137 with a powered trailer to make it a 10x10.


Yes,
i know:
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The ZIL-131 Cab is from Thingiverse:
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There is a ZIL-157 too..

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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:07 am

Here's the Kane trailer. It's OK, but I'm sticking with the Bruder.

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Postby Trora » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:16 pm

if somewhere needs tyres and wheels for german vehicles look for fx-scale , the name of the owner is Thomas Pardun , you will find him on FB too

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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:53 pm

Trora wrote:if somewhere needs tyres and wheels for german vehicles look for fx-scale , the name of the owner is Thomas Pardun , you will find him on FB too

Gr Ralf


Yup he does some really great tyres. They are expensive though, almost seems a waste on such a cheap truck, but if scratchbuilding then I be more inclined to use
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