Making a 1/10 zil 135 8x8

Mr Beanos

Supporting Member
Hi

First, I apologize for the mistakes in English! it's not me, it's google translate :laugh:

I started this project over a year ago. This is a zil 135, Russian military truck from the Cold War period, 8 wheel drive and 4 steerers, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear.
This is the beast !

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the length at 1/10 scale is 96cm and the weight over 10kg

start with the frame made with aluminum profiles and aluminum sheet 4mm thick

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comparison with my old axial dingo
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the mechanical part comes from a reely brand buggy
 

Mr Beanos

Supporting Member
time to do hubcap for the 8 wheels.
first, I make a model that will be used to make the silicone mold



and then, the silicon mold



and here is my first resin hubcap






 

Mr Beanos

Supporting Member
installation of compressed air pipes


I stuck magnets in each hubcap



and a steel washer in the bottom of each rim



I can remove the hubcaps to access the rim screw



 

pera2008

Active member
great looking monster. Just one question, is it dual motor driven, like real one, so left and right, both have own motor, or you split it front/back?

Thanks
 

Mr Beanos

Supporting Member
Thanks guys for compliments, it's kind of you ;)

Yes pera2008, it's a dual motor driven, two 540 / 80T with the dual output hobbywing 860 esc.
The 15A hobbywing bec is for the two 20kg servo and lights.
each motor drives 4 wheels in front and 4 back.
The real one also has portal axles but not mine.
But, like the real one, the 4 middle wheels haven't shocks!
I also mounted on each motor, a compact 3:1 reduction gear unit for helped the 2 motors to get the truck up hills because over 10 kg, 160mm tires and a too short reduction caused motors overheat and a stop in the middle of big climbs
 

Mr Beanos

Supporting Member
Thank you very much dagabba and Fourth for these nice compliments.
And sorry if I don't explain much more how I do it because i'm not very fluent in english and I have the impression that google translate doesn't translate so well ... But pictures are better than a long explanation ...
 

SurlyBurly

Some day I'll be both revered & passe like Madonna
This thread is so concise for what is clearly a build with an absolute ton of planning and forethought. Really impressive stuff man, can't wait to see it moving.
 

WildTrailFab

Supporting Member
Dude that is awesome. Like the guy before said - this is clearly planned out well & not made up as you go along like mine are!
 

BaldingTowski

New member
This is one of the coolest builds I have ever seen, so much custom work and engineering, looks great! Thanks for sharing this rig!
 
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