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Old December 10th, 2008, 12:45 PM
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My new Defender arrived this week...

My new Defender arrived this week - well actually new RC Defender.
After seeing some of these on the net the kid in me wanted one.
The Chassis is a shaft driven 4wd by Tamiya.
I have not taken it outdoors yet..
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Old December 10th, 2008, 12:59 PM
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Sweet! More photos please! Is this something readily available, and if so where?
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Old December 10th, 2008, 01:38 PM
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Where did you get that? I've seen some guys take the Tamiya hi-lift body and put a defender body on it... which is what I was going to do but I hate that it's a leaf sprung chassis. That one appears to be at least IFS which is much less noticeable than the damn F350 leaves.

Please let us know where you found it!
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Old December 10th, 2008, 01:40 PM
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Old December 10th, 2008, 03:17 PM
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That is very cool - but you need to black out the BF Goodrich letters on the tires! I like the idea of running an antenna through the roof cap between the driver/passenger. Maybe I should do that with my CB Firestik antenna - I wouldn't have to have 18' of coaxial cable running from the antenna to the radio. (just kidding).
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Old December 10th, 2008, 03:32 PM
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That is very cool - but you need to black out the BF Goodrich letters on the tires! I like the idea of running an antenna through the roof cap between the driver/passenger. Maybe I should do that with my CB Firestik antenna - I wouldn't have to have 18' of coaxial cable running from the antenna to the radio. (just kidding).
No, just 18' of clearance in your garage, street, parking garages and drive thrus! haha
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Old December 10th, 2008, 04:26 PM
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Yeah as a Tamiya fan and a defender driver I need to know.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 08:50 AM
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...but you need to black out the BF Goodrich letters on the tires! ...
I agree - there's a few things I need to alter.

For those that wanted to know:
I decided not to go with a rock-climbing chassis and for one that had a better scale.
The chassis is a Tamiya 58324 RC Volkswagen Race-Touareg - 1/10 scale.

Since I am new to the RC thing I had a guy in Hong Kong put this together for me.
I sent him a picture of my D-90 and he made suggestions.
The turn around build time was about 10days and shipping took about two weeks.

Cost - like most Defender related items was probably too much.
If your interested send me an e-mail or PM and I'll give you more info..


I'll take more pictures too - any particular area?

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Old December 11th, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Old December 11th, 2008, 09:57 AM
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im in for a group buy!!! would love one
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Old December 11th, 2008, 11:27 AM
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I just emailed him to see if he could do one for me but I think a group buy would be a great idea.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 12:23 PM
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Old December 11th, 2008, 12:48 PM
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I just emailed him to see if he could do one for me but I think a group buy would be a great idea.
I'm in if it happens!!
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Old December 11th, 2008, 01:12 PM
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I e-mailed him this morning and he said to pass his name/e-mail address on to anyone who would be interested.
I think a group buy might save some monies - But if you want the builders contact info let me know.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 01:27 PM
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That thing looks so cool. I might be interested if there is a group buy.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 01:36 PM
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Paul, is it about 18 inches in length?
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Old December 11th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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Some more info about this here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Land-Rover-Defen...ayphotohosting

Looks like the body is from a Defender toy in China. Paul is this your guy perhaps?
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Old December 11th, 2008, 04:30 PM
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Paul, is it about 18 inches in length?
Correct..
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