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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 5

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 5

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Welcome to part 5 of our Tamiya Grand Hauler kit build! It has been a while since we have worked on this big rig, so needless to say were excited to get back to it. In this installment of the build we will cover assembly of the rear trailer coupler, install the rear bumper, as well as start painting and installing some of the interior pieces included with...

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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 4

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 4

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

We are back working on our Tamiya Grand Hauler kit build again. After recently wrapping up our Axial SCX10 II kit build series and our Vaterra Ascender K-5 Blazer build series, we were excited to get back to this semi-truck kit. At this stage of the build, with the chassis assembly 90% complete, we are ready to start adding some of the external scale...

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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 3

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 3

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

It’s time for part 3 of our Tamiya Grand Hauler kit build. For the first two installments of this build, we covered chassis and axle assembly. In this portion of the build, we will cover installing the rear axles and dig into the amazing three speed transmission that comes with this kit. It doesn’t get much cooler than being able to shift gears...

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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 2

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 2

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Tech | 1 comment

Welcome to part two of our Tamiya Grand Hauler kit build. In part one we covered installing the shifting and steering servos, assembled the main chassis and started bolting on some of the suspension brackets. In this blog entry we will cover building the steer and shift tie rods, as well as assemble the shocks and axles. Everyone ready to move forward?...

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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 1

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 1

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Tech | 14 comments

Welcome to something new for us at RPP Hobby. The staff at RPP are known to be scale enthusiasts in the off-road world, but pavement is something relatively unexplored for us. Let alone our latest build endeavor, the Tamiya Grand Hauler kit. We have always admired the R/C big rigs, and the attention to detail put into them by the builders. Since we are...

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