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    Default D90 build with FPV

    Hi, I am new to this forum but not rc.
    I am collecting my real Defender 90 in two weeks but decided to build a gelande 2 d90 to resemble the real one. Will be keeping the drive quite simple 55 turn brushed motor simple esc and using lipo's from my drones, Taranis for tx and LR9 receiver borrowed from my mini talon drone the major work will be on the body work.
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    Build started
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    Well chassis is running, took it for a run around the garden very impressed.
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    Continued with the body
    IMG_2327.jpgCut some clear plastic for the panoramic glass
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    IMG_2330.jpgIMG_2332.jpgIMG_2333.jpgUsed some window tint material I have left over from another project, sun roof and alpine windows to be filled in later this week when material arrives then filler and lots of sanding.
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    Wow man, that's going to look pretty nice. Keep us posted.

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    Cheers Troopy, been stripping the chrome of some of the plastic parts ( tried oven cleaner but gave up and used drain cleaner ), puma bulged bonnet or hood and front grill ordered from shapeways - tried to deliver today but I was out.
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    Still on with the filling and sanding, never had much success with this on real cars.
    IMG_0334.jpgIMG_0335.jpgHappy with the sunroof but filled a few low spots on the alpine windows, filled in the front of the bonnet.
    IMG_0332.jpgIMG_2360.jpgIMG_2358.jpgFront of bulge needs rounding a lot more so added filler under 3D printed bulge to allow for sanding to shape.
    IMG_0333.jpgShould also give more area when fixing in place.
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    Bonnet glued in position and filler applied around the edges, left had alpine window is driving me nuts, filled a low spot again and more sanding tomorrow.
    IMG_0337.jpgIMG_2366.jpgShape of bulge is better but not perfect.
    Have some TS-94 metallic grey paint that I was going to use but after speaking to the guy building the real Defender I have ordered a spray can and lacquer set for Land Rover Corris Grey the actual paint used on the real one.
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    IMG_5819.jpgIMG_5822.jpgIMG_5823.jpgIMG_5824.jpgIMG_5825.jpgHappy with the primer as a whole but the bonnet bulge has been giving issues, had to use a high fill primer on it to get a smother finish as the surface was uneven from printing and did not want to sand flat, waiting for Corris Grey paint to arrive so its on with the grill and light surrounds next.
    Also ordered number plates from ebay on the same day the number plates on the real car have changed to our private reg numbers.

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    Masked off and sprayed the front,bonnet,roof & rear door with semi gloss black.
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    Used the bit cut out from the bonnet to test spray the tamiya metallic grey and Land Rover corris metallic grey, the one on the left is corris grey and the right one from tamiya - looks like it has a bronze tint.
    IMG_2405.jpgIMG_2406.jpgThen in daylight IMG_2407.jpgIMG_2408.jpg
    Also ordered light kit from eBay and ran out of masking tape so ordered that too.
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    Some more painting completed, had to respray the black as I got overspray from the grey on the roof and bonnet.
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    Panaramic windows in, still some touching up to do and paint hinges ect.
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    Looking very nice bud, I like your color choice.

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    Cheers Troopy, Been working on the interior, made it all up fitted all the rear seats then found out it hits the battery - so cut off the whole rear section ( cannot be seen as rear windows are tinted anyway ) also could use the airflow in the back as the 600mW 5.8Ghz video transmitter will be getting quite hot even with a extra heatsink (5.8 GHZ Elite VTX 600mW from hobbyking with camera for 27 ).
    Still found the bottom of the front seats hitting battery - moved battery to rear and moved all electronics to the battery shelf.
    Got lighting kit working for the indicators, front side lights and rear/brake lights, need to get a separate channel to work a switch for the main head lights.
    drilled holes behind the dash gauges and covered with clear plastic then applied the dash sticker so the gauges will be back lit from another led.
    Bill 7inch action figure from Kill Bill movie arrived and had a operation to his hip joint and knee's so he can sit down as the passenger.
    FPV camera attached to a 9g servo to pan left right and Velcro-ed to the drivers seat as with Bill in the passengers.
    Ordered a 20mm tapered cone drill for the front lights as i need a tapered hole for the main lights, but it will not arrive for another ten days.
    Found a rear bumper add on in the kit, tow point with mud flaps included.
    Door handles, windscreen wipers, fuel filler cap and reg plates added.
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    Land Rover badge's added,number plate light fitting added, rear leds and light covers.
    starting to look a lot better?
    oh and if anyone is adding 5mm leds drill 3/16 then they are a tight push fit.
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    Fitted light kit, but could not get the main lights to work as I wanted so I used a old 9g servo, removed the gears and motor, connected the main leds to where the motor was connected with a 220 ohms resistor in series and it works.
    wired in the 5v relay to a spare channel, so that when the receiver is on the 5v from the receiver goes to the relay coil closes the normally open contacts and gives the 5.8ghz video transmitter full battery voltage ( so as not to have the video tx on all the time when the battery is plugged in ).
    Still waiting for the heat sink to arrive for the video tx to help remove the heat as it gets quite hot without the fast flow of air it would get from a quad or rc plane.
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    Had a play at the local beach
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    Hill climbing

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    Nearly completed, need a spare wheel for the backend and replace the foil mirrors with real ones but it works and drives great, also had to move the fpv cam closer to the window and tint the front screen as the cam is cheep and the light level metering is very poor ( a better quality fpv cam would have worked much better ).
    Steel drive shafts fitted ( 90-110mm ) due to snapping one of the nylon ends off the kit ones.
    speed far exceeds scale speed when wanted with the brushed 55 turn motor and scale like speeds have loads of torque.

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