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Nikko 1/6 f150

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Old 09-02-2017, 06:50 PM
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Hi new here I was given a Nikko f150 Harley-Davison limited edition truck the radio is 27mgz on band 5
will this radio work?
NEW Futaba 4GWD 4-Channel AM/2 S3004 Servos Chnl A5 FUTJ45**
Sorry wouldn't lit me post link.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:14 AM
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No that's for a hobby grade rc. you need to find one that's a 27 mhz from the same type of truck if you can. some controllers from different rc's may work if they are 27mhz but maybe issues.
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:06 AM
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I have the stock controller. It is 27mhz band 5. the controller I listed is also 27mhz band 5 That is why I asked. It has 4 channels and I could use thatMore information about Futaba 4GWD 4-Ch AM/2 S3004 Servos FUTJ45**

Futaba 4GWD AM 27MHz computer surface radio with two S3004 servos. With the 2 extra channels, you have the flexibility to add a working water cannon to your fire boat, light/sound to your 18-wheeler, or special effects to your tank.

Features:
Ergonomically designed case with adjustable sticks for modeler's comfort.
LCD screen for easy access and programming of the many functions
Three model memory
Charge jack for optional NT8F700B NiCd battery (FUTM1462), battery not included
End point adjustment
Digital trims
Model copy and model clear
One year limited warranty

This package includes:
Transmitter with crystal
Tx Antenna
R124H 27MHz Receiver
Rx Crystal
Two S3004 Servos
Two Servo Accessory Packages
4 AA Cell Battery Holder with On/Off Switch
One Set Frequency Flags
One Gate Plate
Instruction manual

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Old 09-04-2017, 03:42 AM
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i don't think you can't mix hobby grade with toy grade electronics. well maybe but that might be more trouble than it's worth and still might not work right. the only way i've seen is to get the receiver that goes with the transmitter but then you will need to fit a servo for the steering. that's the hard part because you need to fit a servo in the rc in a spot that will control the steering properly. a lot of cutting and modding.
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:56 AM
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That radio comes with the receiver and 2 servos.
This thread looks like the guy did it. But he hasn't posted since 2010
Monster F-150 1/6 scale "Mods" with pics
I got the truck free I am a big mustang and f150 enthusiast. My kids are both in Law enforcement. I am going to add flashing police lights and am hoping to use a 4 channel controller to save from using separate controllers. I have not opened it up to see what it has yet.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:53 AM
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Yeah that is a good thread to see it can be done. i'm not saying it can't be done it's just not plug and play. you will have to do some modding and maybe even make some of your own parts like brackets.
now on to power. with the addition of lights you will need to have a better battery than comes stock. after adding a better battery you may find your self burning up the motor and if the motor don't go bad the next problem may come from the gears. they are made of plastic and the heat from the motor using a better battery might melt the gears or the extra power from the battery might strip the gears.
with all that said if you want to do it go for it. i have done a few things to some toy grade rc's that turned out well and some that went bad. one caught on fire even.
if you do post up pic's. i'll help out any way i can i like to dive into things to change and modify them. so ask questions if you got them.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:58 AM
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The extra lighting will run it's own power source. The stock battery was 7.2v 750ma. I ordered a 7.2v 3000ma battery with charger. If I decide to upgrade to Futaba radio there is lots of room. It has a servo that looks close to a hobby. One interesting thing is it is only 2 wheel drive but has the housing for a front wheel motor and trans. If I decide to venture farther with it. I will be posting pics as I go when I start building this. I am a machinist by trade. So if mood arises I could build a custom chaises and go all out down the road.
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Old 09-04-2017, 04:44 PM
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if you go hobby grade you will need to get a ESC as well. then you can use a bigger battery and run there also.
so yes do it and post some pic's to.
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The plan is to get it running as is for now. Then start gathering parts for the up grade. I am trying to find out if they made a 4wd version of this chassis as it is made for it. It's hard to find info on these old Nikko's.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:51 AM
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post a pic of the bottom.
i looked around for some 4x4 version but don't think they made one. maybe they used the some part to save money. sometimes that happens.
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Here is the bottom
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Looks like it would be a lot of work to go 4 wheel drive with it.
before you go with the hobby upgrades add up the cost of what you need. might be able to get a starter crawler.
but if you do start remember you need all of that stuff stated above to get working correctly. the cheapest route would to find the controller for the same rc some place. maybe a yard sale, or consignment store.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:30 PM
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I will try to get better pic's . But something like this is what I would need.
.ebay.com/itm/Diff-Gear-Box-08063-For-RC-Redcat-Racing-1-10-Volcano-S30-Nitro-Truck-94188/272666795382?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:32 AM
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that looks like a good place to start. i think that is a tranny not a diff but there is a chance it might work for the front diff. now you need some universals for the wheels and a way to get them working with the stock steering knuckles.
i was wrong it is a diff not a tranny.

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I am a machinist. and have a lathe and mill in my home shop. steering wont be a problem.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:36 AM
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cool i'm interested to see what you come up with. then i may have a little work for you.
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Here is a pic from top and bottom. The front spindles are have ball sockets for drive shafts also.
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Here is another pic. Nikk0 must have made a 4x4 with this chases at some point. Nikko thor or Radio Shack Extreme Machine used the same front diff
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That would be great to find the parts to set it up 4x4. now that i see the front has a spot for a motor i agree they must have made some 4x4 ones. a MOA nikko 4 wheel drive sounds cool to me.
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Here is a pic of the gears I need
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How can I determine if this truck is 1/6 scale or 1/8? I see it listed as both on eBay
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1/8 wheelbase should be around 13 inches or so. 1/6 would be like 18 maybe a little more. measured from wheel center front to wheel center rear.
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Center to center is 15 1/2" over all length is 27"
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close enough to 1/8.
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