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Old 02-14-2012, 02:21 AM
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This thing looks sweet,nice job!

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Old 02-14-2012, 06:41 PM
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Could you give a little more info on how the plow works. It raises and lowers with the remote correct? Does it also angle with the remote? Could you show more of the plow mechanics? Thanks.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:25 PM
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Could you give a little more info on how the plow works. It raises and lowers with the remote correct? Does it also angle with the remote? Could you show more of the plow mechanics? Thanks.
The only function of the plow that I really wanted to work with the radio was raising and lowering, plus I only had an extra non proportional 3rd channel to work with. This servo is mounted in the CC-01 ' brick' behind the bumper. The detail on this can be seen on page 3 of this thread. The angling of either side is done manually and secured into place with a small pin that locks the inner and outer square tubes together. Several holes in the tubes let me lock them in place for any setting on each side. The square tube is not especially scale, but I needed a way to secure each half that allowed adjustability, and I couldn't figure a way to have the faux hydro rams do this without looking poorly. There's a ton of geometry involved in making sure everything works right, especially making sure both blades are square to the ground for all settings.
The key to protecting the plow from shock = breakage (hitting something immovable) is to have a blade tripping mechanism, which is what I did by reproducing the 1:1 setup - very functional. I hope my ramblings are helpful.

Here's another view of the back side...
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:52 AM
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Do you have perhaps a structural drawing or a sketch for the snow plough?

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Old 02-15-2012, 05:55 AM
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Hey thanks for the info.... Looks... Real!

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Old 02-24-2012, 03:47 PM
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Small update - Some have suggested a rack for behind the cab, so I made a scale Back Rack and correctly mounted the warning flashers. I had to move the tool box back a tad, but no problem. Turned out pretty nice IMHO.





I also made FX4 badges for the rear fenders and modified them with my own custom ID. #6 in the In/Tech Off Road Customs series.

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:09 PM
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:05 AM
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You mentioned a back rack earlier. I had no doubt it would look like this when you were done! Perfection as usual.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:06 AM
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You mentioned a back rack earlier. I had no doubt it would look like this when you were done! Perfection as usual.
I agree with Bulldog,
Looks really nice.

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Old 02-25-2012, 02:47 PM
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This is an incredible truck! that rack looks great! may i ask how you make your decals?
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:54 PM
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Great work as always.
Headache rack is perfect.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:11 PM
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that's one nice rack
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Cool video! I can't wait to see the 5th wheel trailer build.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:14 PM
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Thanks all. Glad you like it.

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This is an incredible truck! that rack looks great! may i ask how you make your decals?
The decal was made by copying the Back Rack logo off their website and simply printing it on some high quality white paper at the right size. A little touch up on the paper sides with a Sharpie to blend it in helps. Just glue it on. I use contact cement which doesn't bleed through the paper.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:26 AM
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Wow. Stunning build and awesome attention to detail. Some of the pictures actually look like a 1:1.
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