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My newest crawler....... 18 wheeler :)

Old 06-10-2017, 06:50 PM
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Default My newest crawler....... 18 wheeler :)

Hey guys here is a sneak peek of a 1/32 semi crawler ive been building. and one im about to start

My goal was to keep it looking like a stock truck but with decent suspension and flex.

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Old 06-10-2017, 07:13 PM
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Im still waiting on a few more goodies, ive got a driver coming and i need to order the rubber tyres and a metal fifth wheel..... Then it will be the trailers turn
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Looks like your using a model to build it. cool man.
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cheers bud.... yeah mate its a 1/32 snap together Revell Kit, I picked that because the body just clips on and off to get to the battery, due to the build, everything els has been glued so it wont fall apart when driving

But basically i started off with the model, cut out the fake motor and gearbox, grinded down the chassis for more suspension travel and Fitted some 1/35 Orlandoo hunter axles/gearbox, some of the hard parts were getting the suspension right, but some putty fixed all the trial and error holes

Surprisinly its been a easy build. it like it was meant to be hahaha
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Slight Update

Its now running Orlandoo hunter 1/35 optional medium springs in the front

Ive got some new rubber tyres coming for it soon and a few other goodies, (metal fifth wheel and scale driver).... he he i cant wait to get it completed... ATM in desperately waiting on 2 stub axles.... its 6x6 but the middle set of wheels dont have the stub axles to connect the power so they are just free wheeling ATM
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more pics from the build
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"Breaker one nine. We got ourselves a convoy." Sweet. I'll be watching the progress.
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Here we go guys, slight update...

Test video while waiting on new wheels, she is full time 6x6 now



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IM over the moon, The truck wheels finally came

I tell ya what, im really impressed with them, the detail is absolutely amazing, No kidding, its easy to forget its only 1/32 scale..... Say the tyres, they are real tyres with licences tread pattern and writing (Bridgestone) on the side!!!! Then the wheels... wow, check out the detail on the centre hub, and just like the real thing the hubs are different lengths too.....

IDK im just really happy. the Japanese really know there stuff.... nothing needed finishing, not even the tyres, there was no flappy bits of plastic or moulding marks whatsoever, and I was even impressed on how the wheel are attached to the parts tree, its designed so the cut is hidden under the tyre... very clever... especially for chrome parts.

But yeah... i better get back to playing, I still need to adjust the rear offset
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Very classy!
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Awesome build, very cool! Gotta be truthful though, like the black wheels instead of the bling.
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Haha cheers bud, yeah those wheels do look cool, but they are just too small

Little update, ive just fitted a diecast fifth wheel for more rear sprung weight (will be recessed into the chassis more) and some lead solder inside the front tyres, so far I reckon the rear suspension happier, Im still getting a lot of torque twist on the 2nd axle but, Its not as bad as before.

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little update on the Die Cast metal fifth wheel.

with a bit of grinding a squirt of paint and a lot of luck, ive managed to get the fifth wheel looking heaps better. well in my eyes anyway lol Name:  1f642.png
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Shout out to Don Mills Models for such a quality rare product
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:31 AM
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Update:

This is just a temp solution but ive managed to get a Dasmikro sound unit installed with out loosing any battery room so if needed I can still run a 600mah battery. Its a bit rough but i spent way to long getting it working that ive just dodged it up for now with part of a Pepsi bottle
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:11 AM
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well here it is, it no longer sounds like a farm tractor, YAY...

IMO it still sounds a bit crap, but ill keep trying.... there are soo many sounds so hopefully i can find something a bit better and get the horn working again

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Sounds good, even has that torque twist that is so common when a big rig starts off in low gear!
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thanks mate

hey what do u think of this sound???

video update.. now with colour and sound.... LOL

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I think the sound in the first video is better. In the second, it sounds like the truck is struggling to get out of first gear
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Yea, just not a fan of the dasmicro. It's small and cheap but the sound is just not far off from a 3yr old flapping their lips around making fart sounds.
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hahahah benny thats funny... yeah i mush admit these little speakers sound like crap lol

but cheers guys i might keep playing around with it until i can find the right sound
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That's awesome. a fleet of mini rc's. cool stuff man.
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Cheers buddy.... but this will be my last post here... i think this forum is dead.... if anyone want to follow the progress ive been posting on other forums with more activity, just google "phmaximus freightliner" or search facebook for "orlandoo owners"

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yeah seem to be. thanks for all you have shared.

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