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An attempt at 1:10 scale version of my 4runner (Prado)

my first trial truck

Tuesday 9 April 2013, by helipilot77

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Technical data

Scale (wheels used)
Width 30 studs
Total Weight unfinished grams
Transmission 4x4
Motorization 2 motor(s) - PFS M

working fake motor
Steering motor

with steering wheel
Onboard Battery Box PFS

I have been working on this truck if I’m honest, for the last decade but have set it aside multiple times in frustration. Finally I feel like the LEGO group has supplied us builders with the appropriate elements to build a 4WD truck that can tackle serious obstacles. I am a helicopter pilot living in Seattle and this is my first trial truck build. I am building a vehicle based on the body, wheelbase, width, and general characteristics of my 1987 Toyota 4runner of which I also have a 1:10 scale RC model of. I have been inspired this time by the work of Nico71, 88high, and Zblj. Thanks for the inspiration guys. I am not sure I am satisfied with the suspension, but the links are good. I think the spring rate is too soft and will need modification as the body weight is added. I also am considering using two XL motors instead of the current double L motor setup. I also need to work on the steering linkage between my steering servo motor and the drag link, which I plan on having turn the steering wheel in the cab. If you have any suggestions or comments.

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