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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 Will01Capri » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:55 am

Working on a couple of truck conversions at moment so they can be signed off the massive list of things to do.
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JJRC truck with Tamiya halftrack conversion done by a guy called Ruben, then i made the Flak30 2cm for the back of it


Here we have my Gaz AAA 6x4 which i decided to try out the Flakvierling 38 on the back of. Its a big fearsome weapon system!
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Has anyone else been working on some trucks, it seems to have gone dead on this thread!
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Postby Estnische » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:11 am

Its surprising - the trucks have been improving out of sight since this thread got started.

Give me a couple of weeks - something is in the mail.

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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:50 am

Estnische wrote:Its surprising - the trucks have been improving out of sight since this thread got started.

Give me a couple of weeks - something is in the mail.

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They are all getting better and the internals improving all the time as WPL and the others are listening and making something that people want to use and abuse that doesn't rip the bottom out your pocket.
Its ingenious what these guys have done and i commend them.

The FY004 is a great truck, here is one i did recently with simple mods and a little paint.
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Postby jarndice » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:45 pm

The FY004 is a very nice truck and a bit of a bargain for the price,
Paint the silencer with "Rust" and add a rear of cab fire extinguisher then fit the optional "Tilt" and an E-Bay sourced working "Tow Hook" and it starts to look quite good ,
A tip for the rear tilt flap,
To keep it closed just glue a small Neodymion magnet on the inside upper of the tailgate and it will attract the steel bar in the tilts flap.
After the nice words comes the Downside :thumbdown:
I wanted to remove and strip the cab so I could detail the interior and fit an upgraded all singing replacement WPL MFU with sound card and rear lights and a two speed gearbox,
Unfortunately the Factory has fitted an Airbrake air Tank holder on one side of the chassis and a drum fuel tank on the other side,
The screw heads holding these items to the chassis are inside the air tank holder and the fuel tank both of course being glued together,
Not a problem EXCEPT that they are covering two of the screw heads on the chassis holding the cab to the chassis Dohhh
I have a tube of Superglue debonder which might allow me to open up these two parts but I doubt it will be that easy. :thumbdown:
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:50 pm

jarndice wrote:The FY004 is a very nice truck and a bit of a bargain for the price,
Paint the silencer with "Rust" and add a rear of cab fire extinguisher then fit the optional "Tilt" and an E-Bay sourced working "Tow Hook" and it starts to look quite good ,
A tip for the rear tilt flap,
To keep it closed just glue a small Neodymion magnet on the inside upper of the tailgate and it will attract the steel bar in the tilts flap.
After the nice words comes the Downside :thumbdown:
I wanted to remove and strip the cab so I could detail the interior and fit an upgraded all singing replacement WPL MFU with sound card and rear lights and a two speed gearbox,
Unfortunately the Factory has fitted an Airbrake air Tank holder on one side of the chassis and a drum fuel tank on the other side,
The screw heads holding these items to the chassis are inside the air tank holder and the fuel tank both of course being glued together,
Not a problem EXCEPT that they are covering two of the screw heads on the chassis holding the cab to the chassis Dohhh
I have a tube of Superglue debonder which might allow me to open up these two parts but I doubt it will be that easy. :thumbdown:

Shouldn't be glued. Our one just split with gentle persuasion
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Postby jarndice » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:52 pm

Thanks Will, I shall pop to the garage for a ball pane hammer :thumbup:
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Postby jarndice » Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:16 pm

As ever Will quite right, Gentle persuasion did the job,
Just got to put the hammer back before I continue.
Thanks Will :haha: :thumbup:
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:04 pm

Does anyone print rubber tyres?

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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:06 pm

Exhibitedbrute wrote:Does anyone print rubber tyres?

Tend to be tpu printed tyres rather than rubber.
I know some who are great, but I don't do myself. I tend to go source tyres from around the world.
Whatbwidrh and diameter and treat type pattern you looking for
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:09 pm

Russian world war 2. I would have to measure the rims though. I have bought one of the metal dual drive wheel conversions for the 6x6 truck i will try find the listing if that’s any help

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:21 am

Nope after checking I will need wheels and tyres for a Russian lend lease truck if any one makes them

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Postby WCP RC MODELS » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:14 pm

Exhibitedbrute wrote:Nope after checking I will need wheels and tyres for a Russian lend lease truck if any one makes them


Russian Gaz AAA 6x4 lend lease vehicle i have made and then designed wheels for and fitted some german wehrmacht style tyres to and it seems to suit it very well
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:06 pm

I will come over to your thread for those as I don’t want to Jack this thread

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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:03 am

Been playing with some of those JJRC/Eachine '1/10' jeeps. I needed a break from work and also CAD and just fancied building some things to make a change. Brain was getting overwhelmed with work to do.

When i get like that, the best medicine is build a Rat Rod :)

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Real stone chip underpan
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Red oxide
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Adding some paint
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Going for a Rat Rod WIllys Jeep, so the paint will be a Camo coloured flame setup and then wear and rust it up a little.


Also did a bit of tuning on our 1/17 MAN Kat1 Fantasy Camper build
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:18 pm

WPL C24....... i promise they both started life on the same model :)
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