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Old 12-11-2010, 07:47 PM
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A pic of the front finished up?

i didnt see one up.

pleeeeeaaaassseeeee!!

i need some pics for my screensaver!!
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:55 PM
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This truck is so perfect bud!! I cant quit going back through the build over and over,,, I just wish RC4WD would come out with some narrower tires so the looked more like your 1:1 and were inside the wheel wells..I guess we will have to keep begging them!!Please RC4WD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I certainly appreciate your kind words sir! You are absolutely right. A narrower tire/axle/wheel is exactly what I need to make this perfect. I am going to try my hand at narrowing the T-Rex 60 axles. I scored the housings for $11 on ebay. I'll see how that goes. But still need that narrow and short tire though.


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I agree that the tires are the only thing detracting from the otherwise impeccable scaleness of this build. SDI Grip Doctors would be a better fit, IMO. Narrower and have a tighter/smaller tread. Their pin-mount wheels in -3 offset would bring them within the wheel wells too.
A couple weeks ago I ordered one SDI Grip Doctor and one -5 offset wheel from SDI to test out. If it/they are a good fit, I'll order the other 4. I also have the axle narrowing as a option as I mentioned above.

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Old 12-11-2010, 08:13 PM
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Started on some Styrene... First accomplishment was the fuel tank. The fuel tank will hold the receiver, BEC, ESC, etc. I am painting it with Plastidip just to make sure is is waterproof and once all the electronics are inside, I will either use a heavy amount of dielectric grease or just silicone the lid on. I like the idea of grease so that I can easily take the lid off as needed.

Anyway, here are some pics:










I know it looks huge, but when it's between the frame rails, it looks just about right. I'll be sure to post pics of it installed when I get to it

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:37 PM
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Ok, so I made another short video. After my suspension tweaks, I wanted to see how it performed. I took a couple minutes of video, then slowed down the film rate. The quality is kinda crappy, but you can see how the truck performs. It is very fluid and reacts like a 1:1. I'm very happy.


I really, really... REALLY need a high speed camera.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:39 AM
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Nice pic! I had to do a double take! If you didnt have the giant tree behind it and leafs it would pass as a 1:1

Great job!
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:44 AM
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Looks like the new springs are a big improvement. Can't wait until RC4WD releases them.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:52 AM
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good video, now the only thing you need is an interior and this thing can finaly rest in the top build section!!!
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:21 PM
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Thanks fellas.

When I made the video, I knew I was going to slow it down in post production, so I went balls out and full throttle so that I could get the most reaction out of the suspension and springs.

I am hoping to start on some interior bits soon. Since I just finished the electronics compartment (aka fuel tank), I now need to lengthen all of my wiring and get it all tidy so that I can see how the floorpan and wheel wells will rest.

THEN... I found out that there is a holiday called Christmas around the corner, so I may have to slow down on my RC project so that I can make the wife and family happy with the Holiday preparations.

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not seen this thread in a while, this is by far one of the best builds ive seen.

you should try one of those arty shots with your camera to try and get this and the 1.1 side by side and the same size. bet it would be hard to tell the difference.

try silicone grease for the seals, i get mine from a ford dealership in a toothpaste type tube, works great.

thanks for a great build thread too!!!
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:08 PM
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sick. definitely looks realistic
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1 of my favorite builds on this forum...
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this is the best looking discovery ive ever seen
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That is a real nice Discovery you've built. So much attention to detail
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not seen this thread in a while, this is by far one of the best builds ive seen.

you should try one of those arty shots with your camera to try and get this and the 1.1 side by side and the same size. bet it would be hard to tell the difference.

try silicone grease for the seals, i get mine from a ford dealership in a toothpaste type tube, works great.

thanks for a great build thread too!!!
Ha! I was thinking about doing something like that. I have some dielectric grease that I will try. Non permanent.

I guess I should say "your welcome".



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1 of my favorite builds on this forum...
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this is the best looking discovery ive ever seen
Wait till you see version 2.0



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That is a real nice Discovery you've built. So much attention to detail
Thanks ceejay. It's definitely been a labor of love.
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I finally got all of my lighting installed and wires tidied up. All of the lighting on this truck is independent from the receiver. I had the RC4WD kit and hated being tethered to the receiver, so I went a different route. All teh lighting is run from 9v batteries.

You've already seen the roof rack lights. They are posered by a 9v located in one of the Pelican style cases on the roof rack.

The next set of lights are my 3 fog lamps on the front bumper and 6 rock spotting lights. There is a rock lamp at each of the 4 corners and 2 in the middle of the chassis. Unfortunately, I lost one of the housings and have to either make or order a new one. (I went for a run while they were still just mocked up and not permanently secured and Lord knows where it fell off)









The next set of lights is permanently attached to the Zebra body. There is headlights, front running lights or ambers and then tail lights. I have the 9v double sided taped under the hood. I may build a little carrier glued there and have a strap that holds the battery in place for easy change out. We will see.









So, now onto the important photos... In action!

Front headlights and ambers:





Tail lights:





Headlights, fog lights and spotting lamps:





Tail lights and spotting lamps:





Now ALL the lights:

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