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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 midlife306 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:41 pm

Can you tell??


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Postby Tiger6 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:55 pm

it is the only way to print TPU :haha:

Getting an Ender 3 tomorrow (or maybe a knock off - hard to tell?) going to experiment with leaf springs from flexible PLA... All being well I'll be able to set the bigger trucks up with the proper beam suspension rather than the individual leaf systems that Helifar and JJRC opted for :|

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Postby midlife306 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:23 pm

Phew, thought I’d cocked up there..
With the 1/6 Deuce I’m printing a bastardised version of Will’s rad rod rear suspension to locate the axles, once it in place tomorrow I’ll see if I can use leaf springs instead of coil overs, either way there’ll be loads of suspension travel
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:18 pm

So been busy all day designing and printing and fitting my new range pf parts for the JJRC Q65 Willys Jeeps.
Trying my hardest to tart them up a little and make them more of the part.

We have a long list of parts to design still, but hopefully the next range of parts will help for those making an SAS version.
Just left my wife to start the painting and detailing on these :)
30 cal for protection with fender mounted MG
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Barbed wire cutter and also a real folding tow bar, not to mentino a 50cal mount and MG on the back
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Wire reel for communication Jeeps
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I also designed myself a new set of door cards for our Ford V3000 truck. Artistic license used heavily haha

Also got our new Dual 370 motor mount printed for use on Alu extrusion U channel chassis
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My Radio Communication Jeep also has one of our dual 180 motor setups installed with servo. I am looking to add sound eventually aswell, but it really does work well

Alot more to come, hope you like
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Postby midlife306 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:53 am

Loving the work Will, you just need a driver for them lol

I’ve been a busy bunny too...
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:23 pm

I done some more parts for my Willys Jeep JJRC 1/11.5ish scale thingy
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My 2nd one i have started fitting out with 50cal & 30cal with a fold down tow bracket :)
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I also had a shot and tarting up the interior of our Ford V3000 replica truck. I wanted the interior to look a little better. Unfortunately no pictures existed that i could find of the real interior. I stupidly forgot to get some when i saw a real one at Omaha beach. Doh!
So i used artistic license to make it look a bit more different
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Next jobs on the list that are printing as we speak are some special new parts for our MAN Kat1 8x8 go anywhere truck
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Postby Max-U52 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:21 pm

Well, I was goofin' around ...

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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:00 pm

Max-U52 wrote:Well, I was goofin' around ...

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Looking good :)
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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:02 pm

Yeah, that thing's a real little beast. As you saw, it'll go so fast that making a sharp turn will flip it right over.
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:28 pm

It's alive!

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The head and tail lights are installed, I just need to wire them up, and the sound system will go in the back in a couple of crates, but I won't be cutting a hole in the floor on this one for the speaker. With the canvass top on the back it won't matter and I should get good sound.

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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:21 pm

Max-U52 wrote:It's alive!

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The head and tail lights are installed, I just need to wire them up, and the sound system will go in the back in a couple of crates, but I won't be cutting a hole in the floor on this one for the speaker. With the canvass top on the back it won't matter and I should get good sound.

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That's is a beauty
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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:31 am

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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:38 pm

Nice work, such a cool looking truck.

What sound unit is it?
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:05 pm

The truck looks great Gary, I used the same sound units on my deuce, blitz and Morris quad builds, they are very good for the price and work well :thumbup:

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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:02 am

Absolutely brilliant, a proper sorted deuce. I love it :)
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Postby Max-U52 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:26 pm

Later when the weather breaks I'll get some in action stuff.

At the beginning of the video I say the project started in Detroit, but that's not true. It started in the talented mind of my friend Martin (I guess now he's the Re Pat Tanker), and without his genius none of this would have ever happened.

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Postby Max-U52 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:50 pm

And here's the final video. I hope you guys enjoyed the project, and if any of our U.S. members want to build one of these just let me know and we'll see what we can do.

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Postby Max-U52 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:20 pm

So I'm still working on the WC-51 and the ambulance, and I just ordered the filament for the one ton trailers for me and Greg (and whoever else might want one) but I can't just have those two trucks going, we need more confusion. Therefore, I'm thinking about making this my next project

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If I use the tires and rims from a CCKW, with the split dual rims in the rear, do you think I could paint it gray and pass it off as German? It would be really nice if I could figure out the enlarged rims and tires. Basically, I'd like to make both tire and rim exactly 15% larger, but keep the hex socket for the axle at the size it is. I'm not sharp enough, and Martin is rather busy, so is there anyone else that can make that modification? I just think the tires now look too small and toy-like, and just slightly more diameter would make a world of difference.
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Postby Tiger6 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:25 pm

Did you look at the rims and tyres of the Diamond T? They are 65mm diameter.

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Postby Max-U52 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:00 pm

I'm really glad you said that. I didn't know they were different size. I better go order some TPU. That should be just about perfect for what I have in mind. And he comes to the rescue once again. Thanks, T6.
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