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Making a 4mm Radio Control Truck Pt6

The Easter holiday was very productive as I have managed to get my radio control pick-up truck working. Here is a video of its first test run:

There was a few challenges. The first was trying to get the radio controller to communicate with the pick-up truck. The next challenge was a cog slipping in the servo. I also rebuilt the steering pivot as it kept slipping off at full lock.

All the electronics are hidden underneath the blue tarpaulin (which is made of tissue and PVA glue).

The charge seems to last quite some time. It also charges back up in about 15-20 minutes.

I am very pleased with this little pick-up truck and I am looking forward to building another one. Maybe I will build something for the brewery next time around.

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Making a 4mm Radio Control Truck Pt5

There has been a lengthy delay in progress on my 1/76 scale radio control track (due to the house move), but the German video I posted a few days ago gave me the enthusiasm to continue.

Today I wired up the the truck and linked it up to the radio controller for the first time.

It is only going backwards and forward at the moment. I am yet to link up the steering servo to the front axle.

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