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Heng Long/WPL are now manufacturing 1/16 scale RC trucks, so it seemed sensible to create a forum area dedicated to the amazing things that members are doing with them. Post your builds, mods, and tips here.

Postby Max-U52 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:05 pm

The worm gear is just for raising and lowering the ramp. About 10 days ago a guy posted some video of his Dragon wagon that you might have seen, he loaded and unloaded three different tanks during the video. I asked him for photos of his ramp set up and he's using a worm gear to raise and lower the ramps and it works really, really good.

The only problem with a two motor setup is that you lose the 2 speed transmission, which happens to be something that I think is pretty cool. This was just a case of finding the proper battery. One that has enough cojones to do the job but it's still small enough to fit underneath the hood. If I have to I've already figured out a way to add additional power, I can simply put a battery in with the stowage in the trailer and then run a power cable up to the board. I'm already going to have two connections between truck and trailer for tail lights and ramps so two more wires shouldn't make much difference.
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Postby xhelfix » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:48 am


it was me with the ramps, here are some pics and a video how it works:

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And 2 videos where you see how it look in action:

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I have 2 smal WPL controler for winch and ramps, and one for the drive motor. One battery and all in the cab.

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