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Old 05-22-2019, 07:02 PM
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Copy that, 1 Adam 12.... Commissioner wants to lower the force's carbon footprint so you've been converted to electric... Good luck out there, you'll need it. Central out.
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:08 PM
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Sadly that was not the commisioners call, it's the Governor. The show was set in California instead of a free state.

Although i never even ran her on nitro, i have to admit the cam-steering cars weren't really all that amazing. Electric RC is *SO* much better than Nitro with 4 interchangible steering control disks.

Action van

Matador stock-car racer

Some sick part of me really wants to build up an Action Van body. It needs graphics and murals and to go full on 1970s Vanning. Possibly a shaker motor so while parked the body can be Rocking.
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:44 AM
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Need to tighten up that turn radius for some fully sick donut action.... Oh and it sounds like you have already talked yourself into the scale vanning craze and I wholeheartedly support this sickness
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:44 AM
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Mine rolls with a nimh 6 cell 2/3A pack up by the front bumper, and if i crank my throttle endpoint back up to 100% then "Yes the cops can go for some Donuts"

Did some more work and got the 5 channels setup in use for Adam 12. Turn, burn, body lights, (skip), roof lights, siren servo, and siren power taps from vcc port.

I thought that my odd 'Van thing' was kinda obvious from all the Air-cooled hanging around my place.
I really want to do a 70s kustom maybe an ActionVan, probably more like a Lunchbox so it can have several interchangible bodies easier.
Always wanted to have the RedGreen 'Possum Van', or maybe even 'The A-Team' van.
Japanese Vanning would be fun, like a Hi-Ace with all the spoilers and stuff hanging off.
Plus there's an old Funrise chevy non-modular hitop Ambulance i'd still love to find so my ford modular won't have to take all the medical calls.
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:38 AM
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In Oz, I don't think kombis exactly fit the "vanning" scene, at least not that I recall in the kustom set. Lots of local built panel vans with wild murals, bubble windows and shag pile carpet.

I had to google the possum van..

Those wacky japs love them a kustom van alright.. Awesome stuff lol would make a really cool rc
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:00 AM
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Gotta share because (almost) relevant and I'm still shocked lol... Talking of wicked 70s vans, this just landed in my ebay lap


A rusty 1972 mkI Ford Escort Panel van. Super stunned when I landed it for only a couple hundred dollars.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:06 AM
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Chassis layout.
Siren is a black chip, speaker, push button. It now has its own control servo since i wasn't feeling like trying to make a control circuit. Power tapped off the RX bus with 2 pin servo lead. Knocked together a styrene switch holder, bonded to servo case, set the epa to lightly go clicky. Toggle switch D down/up to advance through settings

On/off switch is mounted in the package tray. Fwd is on.
Body lights on th channel, up is on
Roof lights on sw B, down is on. This way car turns on dark, light controls come together for On





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The spring on the crankshaft starter knob is a worm gear for the spur gear that floated on the original hex axle, a switch let you mesh or clutch the engine


I kinda think i'd like to deviate from screen accurate with the roof lights. Adam 12 had the Reds turn on solid, but now days wig-wag is better understood and is a whole lot better at getting attention.

Someone i work with is trying to convince me to get a couple digital sound recorders so i can throw a servo on the rudder channel to let me have some selectable 'radio traffic'. Maybe one being dispatched out on a run and the unit acknowledging, with the other marking back in service?

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Ok vw vanners may do it a bit different than the other van guys, but there's still a lot of 'you built a model van?'
Those are cool rides, gotta love murals. We never really did that body style here is it more a station wagon or a sedan delivery?

Yeah the Possum Van. From my favorite canadian tv show. Remember If the women don't find ya handsome, they should atleast find you handy.

There had been a few 1/14 Toyota HiAce rc vans on amazon for a while, in grey black and white. They went out of stock on me, but one had thought pretty strongly about coming over here to be attacked in an explosion of styrene, paint, lights, anime style murals, and a bluetooth speaker... Bosozoku japanese vanning!!

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Old 05-24-2019, 06:14 PM
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There are some boards that can play different sound files based on various inputs. I believe these two can be used with or without an Arduino if you make another way to trigger the sounds:
Expensive, but you can directly trigger up to 18 sounds if you add buttons or switches (I think?):
https://www.amazon.com/SparkFun-4334...RKYYD82VK0PP63 edit: The sounds are triggered by pulling the pin to ground. Maybe your rx switches can do that? Or do something with a timer?

Cheaper with play/pause/next buttons: http://www.velleman.co.uk/contents/en-uk/p579_ka02.html
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:59 AM
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I reckon most people wouldn't know the difference and would let wig wag lights slide. It's all about the flashy flashy these days, I think it'll look cool. I like the idea on the radio chatter, would certainly add another dimension to the fun.

The panel vans I posted are closer to sedan delivery in type. For instance the falcon sedan delivery is one we both had. The Aussie vans were based on the ute version (like trini's outlander and tonners) but unlike the Ford sedan delivery, they had raised roof height for better cargo and trade work capacity. Most were rated at a tonne, my new rusty escort would probably be a half ton.

I'm an anime fan (watching Fairytail as I type) so I approve of the hiace van styrene bomb. I say go for it and have fun with it.
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Old 05-25-2019, 10:17 PM
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Wow that's a slick audio board.
The rx switches i'd found kinda sucked, i'm still looking for a better solution on them.
I'm not sure if it needs audio, but it's a fun thought and i've still got some room by the esc.

The new big car looks like fun, can't wait to see where it ends up going. Cool i wasn't sure if it was more like a Ranchero / ElCamino, Sedan Delivery, Van, or what.

For anime Inital D is about the only one i've really gotten into. I like building weird things, but unless i start selling them or making weird things for others, there are a lot of strange ideas that will probably just stay potential. Plus i haven't seen stuff like the rc HiAce, or A-team, or challenger daytona for a while...
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:39 AM
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For the moment the escort is not going very far at all but if you're interested I can keep you up to date with it. You're welcome to come over to my other online home and catch up on the full story (open invitation to all)
http://www.ozfalcon.com.au/applicati...cort-Panelvan-

I totally understand the "potential ideas", I've thought up all sorts of crazy things but it's impossible to find wallets with the same taste in kooky sooo they stay ideas usually. (if you haven't noticed already, I will be continuing to encourage anything even slightly oddball to be made reality.......... Probably partly because you guys are better at making it happen than me)
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:44 PM
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*reads through that car thread*
What about swap a 2.3 Thunderbird Turbo-coupe engine with a T5 or t56 manual gearbox? Little internal work and boost controller they'll do 400-500 hp for all your 'i seriously don't care about speed, or want a turbo, or any shifting!' Add in an 8.8 traction-lok rear with quad shocks, 4 wheel disks all around.

Then fill in the side windows and dosome kinda really wild mural with like castles and naked chicks and space battles and a dragon and madmax and a wombat. Stick on fender flares, body kit, killer rims on one side or maybe diagonal. Mile thick clearcoat the other side as is. Big logo for your shop on the back.

I totally like weird. I got into the "truck & construction scene" which is all about Showtruck Semis and Hydraulic Excavators, with a scratchbuilt little rusted out stamped steel dumptruck with marker on the doors for a slightly rude fake company. I got way more compliments on that thing than i ever expected!
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:16 PM
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Hahahahahahaha man I needed that.. That's just priceless my friend. Most of the guys are just excited and having fun with the new rusty victom in the shop buuuut I do have to put up with one of them that has been described as "museum curator" because of the warehouse full of projects that won't see the road (because scared of the grinder) and every single nut and bolt must have the correct OEM's date code stamped on it... Gee can you guess which one I'm talking about?

Overall it's going to be fun. A lot of rust which will frighten a lot of people, but I'm not bothered. It's what I do all day everyday. If you want to check out the other stuff, I have a workshop thread there too.
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:06 PM
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Actually you mean that bolt's bright cad plated, it would have left the factory a dull yellow cadmieum... also the nut attached to it should have been zinc plated.

Months ago one of my yellow roof lights went out (probably shorted) and had dropped out the rear roof circuit, so i went messing with it and now i've got the left one disconnected until i can get back in there. Right turns on like it should with the fronts
Was also wondering if a big enough capacitor might be able smooth out the pwm coming off the servo board to run a wig-wag circuit.

After this contest i might to have to yank the roof lights, pull all the guts out, strip chrome off, run out of swear words trying to reinstall magnet wire and guts, remount to roof, hook back up electrically, install lenses.
Or the t-2 and 727 and 1727 lights were available in chrome... and how likely is going to notice

https://elightbars.org/forums/thread...n-lights.9058/
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:19 PM
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Realistically speaking in scale, the only distinct difference between the three is one has a taller mount/base. Only sticklers like a certain museum curator I know would notice the difference. Go with whatever version is achievable easily and save on the swear jar
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