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R/C Jeep!!!

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  • #16

    I just visited your site, the jeep looks great with the top, and I like the way the cannon looks with it!

    You mentioned you didn't know what the ESC was? It stands for electronic speed control. It controls the speed as you pull the trigger on the controller,
    basically increasing the spin on the motor by increasing the power. It changes the polarity on the motor for traveling in reverse.

    Great review and description of the parts.


    • #17

      I put up two more short videos.

      Here's one of the jeep crossing the hard, dry mud behind the house::

      Here's one of the jeep conquering the Hill of Doom:

      - ATC


      • #18

        Nice vids. Do you have any with it pulling the trailer or the cannon?
        Last edited by TNshooter; 11-12-2021, 01:36 AM. Reason: typo


        • #19

          Nope, but I can take a couple of videos. Might take me a day or two to find the time, though.


          • #20

            Here's a video pulling the trailer.

            Here's a video pulling the anti tank gun.

            Here's the Jeep negotiating a shell crater:

            Last edited by ATC; 11-13-2021, 02:40 AM.


            • #21

              Great vids! Thanks for making those, the jeep looks great towing the trailer and the gun. I noticed you've added some tie downs.


              • #22

                I loaded the back end of the Willys with rifles, ammo, flare pistol, maps and case, binoculars, radio, two sleeping bags, two ponchos, and a tent.
                These two Joes are ready for action!

                Here's the "engine.' It looks pretty blah.

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                So I painted it:
                Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20211113_220516985~2.jpg Views:	1 Size:	127.9 KB ID:	5400 What I didn't realize is that this fake engine part is actually structurally important to the model! It holds the fenders and grill straight.

                Here's what it looks like without the fake engine plate:
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                There are EIGHT little screws holding it in from different angles (4 on top, 2 behind headlights, and 2 up underneath)!
                Without this piece in there, the front end is all floppy. Who knew?

                - ATC

                Last edited by ATC; 11-16-2021, 01:57 AM.


                • #23

                  Had the jeep out over the weekend again, conquering all sorts of fun obstacles.
                  I'm surprised at the capability of this little 4x4 jeep!
                  What a blast!
                  I haven't had this much fun with GI Joes since I was eight!
                  - ATC


                  • #24

                    That is a great paint job ATC! After you first posted about this jeep, I was looking on youtube about it. One of the videos the reviewer mentioned painting the engine.
                    It looks great.
                    I also was looking online for prices, one ended up a site from a China seller, and on that site they were selling an aluminum grill and front bumper for it. I can understand
                    that the engine plate is part of the structural integrity of it.
                    I'm glad to hear you are having fun with it!


                    • #25

                      If I could've waited 'till Xmas it could have been like 1967 all over again!


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