Here is the 1/10 scale Land Rover Defender 110 I got. Finished wiring up the lights last night - what a chore! I didn't install the rock/puddle lights in the wheel wells - I saw those on one and didn't care for it.
Turns out I need to the PRO light controller to enable the backup light (on right side where fog light is on left rear), and enable the blinkers to work when turning. That's easy to get to and change out later.
Electric motor, slipper clutch, 2 speed transmission, transfer case, front/rear driveshafts, front/rear locking differentials on the axles, adjustable height coilover suspension, full metal C channel chassis.
This weekend I'll go run it in the woods.
With all the fake lights out of the body, the light bar on, the fender wells out, and fender flares off:
All re-assembled with the lights in and on:
Added first non-OEM non-cosmetic mod. Yeah Racing battery tray that allows the battery to sit about .5" lower and rest between the frame rails - which will lower the center of gravity. The body on the defender it pretty top heavy and wants to roll if you're not careful.
I also added the Bluetooth module for Traxxas link, which lets you use a phone app to talk to the rig for a few things. It can get telemetry and control the lights independently. Stock, telemetry reports left/right and front/rear inclines. You can add speed and temp sensors too.
I also took the door handle stickers off and installed plastic door handles so it looks more real. I have door hinges too but not installed yet.
I have new differential covers which are aluminum to replace the plastic ones, which I'll install sometime this week. The aluminum weights about just over 2x as much as the plastic, and its unsprung weight. I want to get some other aluminum parts for the axle portal housings. This stuff should help keep the tires on the ground some more by adding weight down low.
And I'm going to replace the shock oil from the factory 30 weight to 20 weight so the springs rebound better - hoping this will also easy some of the body lean.
I'm going to keep the link alive and will be updating it regularly. Tonight I installed the Pro light controller which gives backup light, turn signals, hazards, and high/low beams. I didn't take pics yet though. I also installed stickers for the rear view mirrors that are mirror like rather than just a printed looking pane of glass.
Here's a link to a cloud share with some action pics from this past weekend (day and night). This thing is sooo much fun!
Im shocked how awesome that looks.. Bitch'in comes to mind!