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Old 02-15-2019, 04:46 PM
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Converted with Flysky electronics, Cheap ESC and steering servo, Left over Taigen Motherboard, Mako 2017, and Tamiya Apple. Also changed the LED headlights to warm white. Hope to use it for gaming on our battlefield.
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:10 PM
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That is just too cool. As if I didn't have enough trucks already, I think I definitely need to have one of those. Did it come as a tanker, did you get the tanker kit, or what? It looks just great like it is, but wouldn't some of these shackles look cool?




They're cheap, too. Do you think I should fill in the slots on the screws? Or try to make them look like hex heads? Or maybe even use real hex heads?

https://www.banggood.com/1-Pair-Meta...r_warehouse=CN

And they also have cables

https://www.banggood.com/Trailer-Ste...r_warehouse=CN
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:41 PM
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I like the way you think!

We mull around with scenarios that have a recovery vehicle or ambulance. I think you got it nailed!!!!
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:21 PM
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I was thinking about gaming scenarios. I saw the tanker kit on Banggood ( https://www.banggood.com/WPL-B24-B16-B36-Simulation-Train-Oil-Transport-Tank-Tanker-Truck-Model-RC-Car-Parts-p-1361991.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN ), the JJRC truck on my shelf and a bunch of left over Taigen parts in a box and put it all together. What if a series of allied tanks were scattered throughout the battlefield, immobilized by a lack of fuel? The fuel truck moves through the field refueling tanks as it goes. The tanks then become escorts keeping the truck from being hit. Using the Mako board allows the number of hits on the truck to be limited using the Taigen board.

I really enjoy all the builds on this forum. Crius, you never cease to inspire me. Among the countless amazing things I see here, I was really excited to share something I thought was unique. So, thanks!

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Old 02-19-2019, 06:39 AM
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Nice !!! I just ordered one ----- thanks for the heads up on that.
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Pretty sweet! Is this a one and done or set as a light?
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Originally Posted by TheBennyB View Post
Pretty sweet! Is this a one and done or set as a light?
I'd probably run it as a "light", otherwise a game would be extremely short. Now, if we had a convoy, all set to one shot...that would be fun. We'd need a lot more members.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:29 AM
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That is cool.
so you used a mako 2017 hooked to a taigen board, but how did you graft an esc to it and have the throttle cut out when dead?
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by RichJohnson View Post
That is cool.
so you used a mako 2017 hooked to a taigen board, but how did you graft an esc to it and have the throttle cut out when dead?
Thanks, but you're giving me far too much credit. I'm not that advanced, though I feel like I'm learning quickly. The Taigen guts and Mako are separate from the truck controls. Though the idling tank sound is enough like a truck that it sounds neat. The volume is set high enough to hear the final explosion sound when its hit and dead, plus the LEDs on the apple flashing away. I have been thinking about how to create a relay from the Taigen track control to the truck's esc, but it's only an idea. I like to tinker and this was the product of too much spare time and parts laying around the bench. Its small potatoes compared to things I see around here.
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Ok now I get it. I have a clark in my half track because you can set it to truck mode and split the steering channel feed from the receiver to the board and the steering servo. Its a bit more fancy but it works and kills the truck and runs the 75mm AT gun. If I can ever get it finished lol.
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That is a cool idea. I have a target circuit I could wire into the battery feed to the truck, such that it will kill the truck when a tank shoots it. It would still use the stock truck electronics, but it would operate as an on / off switch in the battery feed. Good idea.
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Cool to hear more of these aftermarket boards let you run a single motor.
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I want this truck
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