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Official Thread: Tamiya Mercedes Benz Arocs 3348 6x4 Red 1/14 Scale Dump Truck

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  • #21
    Nice work Baysim! You did a fantastic job, looks really sharp . Makes me wanna build another......

    Cheers
    Kurt

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    • #22
      Working into the night with the Arocs and the excavator moving scale boulders mixed with loose dirt. Glad both units have lights!! My pic with the backup lights didn’t turn out but these backup lights are incredibly bright like the headlights and so backing when it’s completely dark is no issue. And it was a really dark night!

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      • #23
        B8, TOO MUCH FUN!! Lookin' good, Sir. Best, LB
        Captain: Got any ideas?
        F/O: Actually not.
        — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

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        • #24
          Mercedes Benz Arocs speed numbers.
          got these off my GPS on smooth pavement making the passes in both directions.

          1st gear: 3.1MPH = 43.4 scale mph.
          2nd gear: 5.5 MPH = 77.0 scale mph.
          3rd gear: 9.0 MPH = 126.0 scale mph.

          When I do longer hauls using the sidewalk or road I will jump into 2nd gear and use throttle management. I always start in first gear especially with a load. I Never hit third gear with a load as it’s too fast and can cause overheating of the electrical system. But now and then I like to take it on the open road and open it up. Since this truck is so scale you really get the sense of the scale speed it’s going. Very fast!

          My King Hauler is quite a bit faster and those numbers are posted over there on the king hauler page so check them out if you haven’t already. There’s few more pics over there too.

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          • #25
            Alpha i know how you have been liking the photos of full scale next to Fun scale models. I was on a virtual train ride in Switzerland and noticed this construction equipment. This poor quality photo was taken off my tv but I still found it to be really cool.

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            • #26
              New guy here, and a very amateur builder, have built a Grand Hauler, now attempting the AROCS 3348 tipper truck. Here is my question, can this truck be built using the electric actuator kit , without an MFC unit, and just use the toggle switch to raise and lower box manually. Any information would be appreciated, thanks.

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              • #27
                Flexible absolutely. That would be no problem at all. You can use just the switch or use a open channel on your receiver depending on how many channels you have if using a three or more channel transmitter.

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                • #28
                  Flexible by the way excited to have you in the hobby and joining in the fun on hobbysquawk. Look forward to seeing some of your pics of your builds. Any more questions feel free to ask. There’s allot of talent in these forums. We all love helping other Hobbyist. By the way I’m loving my Arocs. It’s been a great and reliable truck so far. Hope yours treats you as well as mine has treated me.

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                  • #29
                    Thank you Baysim80, this really helps

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                    • #30
                      Thought I would update with some thoughts and share some video so you would know what to expect with the tamiya electric actuator for the tipper truck. It’s slow! Real slow. The Huina dump truck dumps faster. I checked the manual for the tipper mechanism and it states that full range operation should take approximately 50 sec. I timed it and it’s right on. If your patient it’s great and operation has been reliable even with what I would consider allot of use. I’ve included a video link so you can see it in operation yourself. It’s cleaner than hydraulic and easier installing. Still very happy with the equipment I have installed on this fabulous truck.
                       

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