Full Custom Peterbilt

Full Custom Peterbilt

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Submitted By
Karl Sandvik
League City, Texas, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Full Custom Peterbilt
Vehicle Class Scale
Chassis Brand Tamiya
Chassis Model Grand Hauler
Body Brand Custom
Body Model Peterbilt
Custom Body Brand and Model The body is a Tamiya cab with the sleeper chopped, roof smoothed, scratch built cab and cowl panels, and 3d printed peterbilt hood/fenders from True Scale R/C.
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model RC4WD 80T Crawler Motor
Speed Control Brand and Model Tamiya MFC01 1/14 Semi Truck Multi Function Unit
Battery Brand and Model Turnigy 5000mah 2S Lipo (Tractor), Venom Fly 1300mah 2s Lipo (Trailer neck), Turnigy Nano-tech 3300mAh 2S (Trailer Lowboy)
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model RC4WD Lo-Rider tires and Integy Machined Alloy T5 front and rear wheels for 1/14 Scale Tractor Trucks.
Shocks Brand and Model None.
Axles Brand and Model Tamiya (from Grand Hauler kit)
Paint Brand and Model Krylon Banner Red, Gloss Black, White
Graphics Brand and Model Tractor is all custom paint, the trailer decals are Fontaine Magnitude decals I scaled and had printed/cut by Graphics on Demand by Christie.
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Front, middle, rear bumpers, hood ornament, and air cleaners are machined alloy bumpers from e-bay and modified/polished by me. LESU aluminum grill/headlights. True Scale R/C bullet style cab lights, True Scale R/C 5 mm light bezels, Integy Machined Universal Drive Shaft and Alloy Shaft Connector. SemiJoe's R/C Truck Shop 32" frame rails.
Light System Brand and Model Tamiya MFC01, ob1 RC Cars V3.1MFC/V3.1S LED
Radio System Brand and Model FrSky Taranis X9E, Spektrum AR6210 RX(one in truck, one in trailer neck), 20KG Digital High Torque Full Metal Gear Waterproof servos for steering and shifting with a Hitec 31081S HS-81 Sub Micro Servo for the 5th wheel.
Sound System Brand and Model Tamiya MFC01
Other Options Brand and Model Scratch built Fontaine Magnitude 55T lowboy trailer constructed from steel and TIG welded. The axles and walking beam suspension are also scratch built. I even used Apitong decking from a real lowboay cut down and refinished. The excavator is a TopRace Full metal 21 channel R/C excavator.

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