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  1. Building trucks and trailers and occasionally earth moving equipment I switched a little. Not to boats or minifig scale or what so ever, no I build a race truck. My dark ages ended by an attempt to build a model equal to those available by Tamyia. Yeah, I know, this might sound weird, but at that moment I didn't have any clue. So I installed 4 RC Buggy motors in a single none steered 4x4 vehicle. Obviously all build with LEGO® parts, so don't be confused. All four RC Buggy motors hooked up to a single RC Race Buggy Battery / Receiver Unit, and that went totally wrong. First I had no longer forward motion and after a while no reverse either. Yes I burned out that Receiver unit. Never did I realize a single stalled RC Buggy motor requires 3A times 4 means 12A. Probably this exceeds the limits of the RC Buggy Receiver Unit. This I just share to give you an idea why I am interested in this RC Buggy electronics. I entirely let go of the idea I could build a LEGO® model as strong and fast as for example the Tamyia Wild Willy I had for many years. This "real" RC I bought with my saving money at the age of 12. Alright, now back to this model. It all started with an idea of building a race truck about two or maybe even three years ago. The initial design was supposed to be more "funny" then a serious model. In time this approach changed and I really looked into racing trucks. There are so many nice LEGO® build race truck models out there I had to compete :-) Model "Truck T10" is build with LEGO® in scale 1:17,5 and is motorized using RC Racer Buggy components. It is not build after a specific brand or type of truck. This build represents an imaginary race truck which is strongly inspired by Mike Ryan's "Banks Freightliner Super Turbo Pikes Peak Truck". Another custom design that comes with building instructions and inventory/parts list! Features: independent front suspension, drag axle rear suspension, propulsion by two RC Racer Buggy motors, remotely controlled driving and steering, openable doors, openable hood, modeled engine and cabin interior. This model is meant to be an appetizer for those who already own one of these original LEGO® sets: 8366, 8367 or 8475. For this model/project both the RC Race Buggy Battery / Receiver Unit and a truck design are combined. Basically the rear chassis consists out of two RC Race Buggy motors, a frame that holds them together. This frame also holds a wheely bar and the spoiler with its support structure. The front axle suspension is a double acting system with a mixture of the suspension parts used in sets 8466 en 8297 with a total of four soft shock absorbers. This model's detailed engine is based on Mike Ryan's Super-Turbo engine setup which is built around a 14.0L Detroit Diesel Series DD60 six cylinder inline semi truck engine. Introduced in 2001 this 14 liter (854 cu in) engine has a power output up to 575 hp and a maximum torque of 1,850. These numbers where not enough to label it as a race truck, so it had to be souped up and that is where Banks Power came in. Cheers, Ingmar Spijkhoven