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Posted by scousethief | Oct 31, 2018 @ 07:20 AM | 20,795 Views

As always everything starts with the box..........


Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Brand: FEIYUE
Item: Desert Truck
Item No.:FY07
Scale: 1/12
Features: Radio Control
Drive Type: 4 WD
Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR
Motor:2212 Brushless motor (3200KV) 398230 182 cm
Speed Controller:35A Brushless Waterproof Track: 200mm Wheelbase: 249mm
Servo:9g high speed metal gear steering gear
Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Detailed Control Distance: 70~80m
Transmitter Power: 4 x 1.5V AA (not included)
Car Power: Built-in rechargeable battery
Racing Time: 14~15mins Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Battery :7.4V 1500mAH large magnification lithium battery
Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Functions: Brake,Forward/backward,Turn left/right
Material: Electronic Components,Metal,Plastic,TPR Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Product weight: 3.0000 kg
Package weight: 3.2500 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 43.00 x 25.00 x 22.00 cm / 16.93 x 9.84 x 8.66 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 55.00 x 30.00 x 23.00 cm / 21.65 x 11.81 x 9.06 inches

Package included:

1 x RC Truck
1 x Transmitter
1 x Charger

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Posted by scousethief | Oct 30, 2018 @ 09:19 AM | 21,352 Views

***I have added some additional photos to the thread , i understand that my first set are a little dark ( it seems my camera issue has returned ) and so i have stripped the B36 down again and took new shots so that you can see everything clearly, some may appear to have too much contrast , this is because in order to get clear shots i had to increase the contrast on the camera( the gloss black on the chassis obviously doesnt help) . Hopefully it doesnt spoil the images too much.***

The WPL B36 Ural is a 1/16 scale version of the 6 wheel drive military communications truck, its drive train consists of a geared brushed 180 motor with self adjusting universal joints and differentials front, mid and rear. For suspension WPL have opted for a more scale "look" and used "leaf" springs rather than the more typical oil filled sprung shock keeping the whole scale aesthetic to its maximum . Steering on the B36 is clean and crisp being proportional and provided by a nice chunky servo which is a HUGE upgrade compared to the lower budget motor and worm gear offered on so many budget models.

The B36 is basically a 2 part model , the chassis comprising of the whole power train and steering controls and the scale upper body. This scale body is incredibly detailed for an RC model and if i had to draw on something similar...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Oct 11, 2018 @ 08:08 AM | 20,030 Views

The "upgrade" body for the Remo 1073 has arrived (link above) and so modifications can commence. The LED's should be here within the next few days and they will be (probably) the final upgrade to the aesthetics .
The next jobs all revolve around the drive train and handling, these mods will be extensive and with a little luck will bring something new into the hobby

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Posted by scousethief | Oct 07, 2018 @ 03:53 PM | 24,504 Views

The ZOHD Dart is a molded EPP forward swept flying wing in the Sub-250g category. The interesting premise is that aside from looking absolutely stunning in the air the wing can be disassembled and carried in a backpack and then without any tools be assembled at the field. Before we go any further i have to stop and comment on the Darts "look"
There are of course a number of planes already available that have the swept forward wing setup but they are few and far between so it is always interesting when a new model appears on the market . The plane that will spring to mind for most is the SU-47 Berkut or Grumman X-29 and any that flew those (RC obviously ) planes will be aware that the correct CG and tight pitch control are paramount due to the nature of the forward swept wing platform.
On top of stunning looks the Zohd Dart has a trick under its sleeve and that is that it will break down into its component parts which makes it great for a true backpack wing. The main body of the Dart is also large enough to carry all the necessary FPV equipment and keep it nicely protected while you travel

OK , so , everything starts with the box............

The main body/fuselage of the Dart is a relatively simple shell with removable lid for access to the internal bay.
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