He just started buying parts from our account. He had his old land rover trx for defender and said i’m going to make a expedition overlapping edition Music. What they are is they’re a brand on youtube, a group of guys that have this brand efficient overland they’re sponsored by toyota. They have a project we’re gon na, go to alaska, we’re gon na go to south america and they build a machine um that will withstand this adventure. So super cool, you know and uh all. They always have a trailer and i think, that’s why media uh picked them because he really wanted a trailer, and i saw it a couple months ago, but it’s been through several revisions already right. So tell us a little bit about the project, the from the top top view. So this is a trx4 defender, uh running a axe, 550 esc and motor combination and then hobby wing 550, hobbywing 550 motor enough uh enough power. A lot of power overpowered for this. Infatti, that’s what we use on our trx6s right, Sì, quindi è, a good motor and then uh, proline hyrax, tires proline bead locks, um and then a bunch of ebay, amazon accessories on the cheap right, not a whole lot of traxxas accessories, because they’re crazy, expensive Yeah, so you know you know you. Could i have a video here, how you spend 2 000 bucks on your on your traxxas trx4 uh, and i don’t like that, but uh with creativity.
He on a budget. You can make uh. He could do some good stuff and not only did he buy from different sources, he makes his own too so yeah, so about 50 50 of my accessories on this on the car itself are 3d printed and then most of everything on on the trailer is is 3D printed about like 90, 95, 99, the whole the whole chassis uh is 3d printed. So tell us about the the machine first, l'uh, the vehicle, so the vehicle everything is basically not kind of stock. Uh, the yeah racing axles front and rear with a lot of brass in the front stock chassis stock, uh skid, plate stock transmission, all right it’s able to do it huh they will withstand it, yeah and and it’s good that you know my my motto in life And the rx4 is if you’re gon na have a heavy body, have a heavy undercarriage, Uh, meaning a lot of brass underneath uh, because that’s what’s gon na give you the balance, as you add stuff on top, because you you’ll be impressed. This thing still performs you don’t wan na, add brass ad hoc, but if you’re, Se sei, if you’re centering your vehicle, it’s a good thing, yeah it’s about 17 pounds right now, as it sits with the trailer with the trailer 17 Libbre. ok, so talk to us about the um, the lights and what is on that roof. It’S crazy! Oh the lights, le luci, the roof, rack lights are the uh trx force for expedition, rack lights, Sì, Cioè, brilliant, because that is the best part of that expedition sport.
I saw those lights on the on the roof: rack and we’re like dang. That looks that looks uh scale i’m glad you used that yeah so they’re here and then all as well as on the on the trailer and then for the front of the vehicle and one thing with traxxas lights: they’re very bright, yeah they’re not to be seen. You can see with them they’re like flashlights and then for the front. I have a one too many design, i think not too many designs. One too many rc uh light light bar the front headlights are the vanquish q series lights and then the the ditch lights in the front are the baja racing lights, yeah yeah by design lights, baja design, yeah i used to have those lights. I used them for biking and you have interior uh lights and interior upholstery as well. Yeah interior. I have a grc interior from ebay and then the inside lights are rock lights from traxxas yeah, the rock lights, you just you just put them up there, glue them on or something it’s, so cool cause. Those are bright too and they’re in a very flat yeah. So i have the photos we’re gon na edit in a lot of photos. I i know i have uh photos of the interior but it’s fascinating, because i didn’t you, you didn’t realize that you could put an interior in here. You could put a driver in a defender yeah, you know it’s slow enough uh with there.
You don’t have to move a lot of stuff. You can put a whole family in there, that’s four seats and and two dogs all right, Uh. Moving on to the roof. The roof – this is a night customs printed, roof roof, roof tent, rooftop tent and then so it looks so realistic. You know i’m, like why’d, you pay for that. You can just make your own and then, ma poi, when you see the the detail, that knight’s customs made uh all the little texture and uh and the wrinkles oh wow, legit it’s, like five bucks just for the seo five bucks just for a five huh yeah And um and then you can print as many as you want. Yeah do fifty, Poi, because he has two and then what else i got a winch quench, uh wind truck right here, Oh, which hook operational, operational yeah and then a few pelican cases, and then some roto packs photo packs right here, the white one so for water, Yeah don’t mix it up, don’t be drinking your gasoline and then some sand ladders. Some metal sand batteries right here, dude that’s, that ladder is cool because i’m thinking, you know like the the practice, the orange one, the plastic yeah. This one looks way. Better plastic ones are in the rear. ok, so these are velcro. Umm, zip, tied on these ones are actually functional for the rear. How do you attach all these that’s, so that’s that’s that’s the question neil gets because we’re like dang.
It looks pro so everything on this section here is double sided tape. Wow, you use some industrial strength, stuff yeah about a hundred pound, pencil string, stuff and then the roof top tent is just held on by one m3 screw. ok, build right through it wow and then everything else that is like hanging from the side is just zip ties, sweet and then you got a little um high, lift jack winch, an operational winch, Oh sì, so this high lift jack is all metal and it’s totally Functional wow, Oh, we can lift it up and then the winch it’s a in the works, rc winch. I think no winches it’s a ninja winch. I forgot. I forgot what brand it is, but it’s super fast nice does. It run let’s see around oh yeah. Oh, Oh, it has sound glad. I asked because it has a sound unit, so it’s the ess dual sound system inside that’s, a gas engine right now, yeah wow. No diesel is that’s a diesel diesel i’m, Non sono sicuro, but it sounds very throaty. It sounds gnarly that’s. So cool and it’s sensitive throttle, sensitive yeah, give it a little movement Music. Ah, and if you let it be, it turns off the engine yeah. So i guess you can call it a hybrid yeah, è, auto start yeah! Wait when you uh let off the break! Those are gon na start. Fondamentalmente, it is a hot. It is electric cars, basically yeah brushless system inside yeah.
You know we should have that sound unit in all our teslas and all our electric cars it’ll make the driving more better. ok, um. Are we done with the vehicle? I think we’re done with this? We can move on to the trailer, so the trailer itself is is what i’ve designed in solidworks so everything, except for the jerry cans and the rooftop tent and the wheels are not my design. But everything else is my design. You designed it yeah. I designed it. Oh, except for the the chainsaw chainsaw, was from thingiverse everything else was so most people just print files, download files, print files, neil can actually design because he is an emmy mechanical engineer. You got your masters yet in may. I will okay, several months, that’s what they always say. A couple more units Laughter, two more classes, two more classes, one more one, more paper, Va bene. What else you got those those wheels are a little small what’s happened. Oh, these wheels are class, one uh, irax, wheels 1.9, ma uh 4.2 inch tires yeah 1.9 Con 4.19 and then why? Why are they smaller? Oh because, because before i ran this on 4.75 – and it was way too top heavy way too tippy huh yeah and it was just it – was undrivable – oh really – that much of a difference, huh yeah, damn you need some rest. I lowered it a little bit just lowered it, è, perfect and, and neil told me, another trick is the foams yeah foams, the foams inside are the proline dual stage: foams, but just the inner intestine, just the blue yeah, just the structural one, so genius.
So with that it’s it’s hard to compress, but the rolling resistance is, makes it more efficient. Davvero, since yeah you don’t need grip anyway, right yeah, the grip comes from here from the from the from the pulling stuff that one just needs to bounce along cool and then inside you can open. Oh no way, look at that inside and then you can put. I usually put my spare batteries in here. You put your food in there and put a sandwich yeah that’s, true cool beer, so i put about um the gensei’s five thousand milliamp hour batteries in there about i can you can fit two two of those so two so about six six mile range: six mile: Six mile hike and then the front compartment has all my my toe straps. So i can winch myself out on the trail, oh yeah and then a little scale, uh chainsaw, Sì, sì. You know you’re into it when you’re winching, yourself out and you’re alone, with no one to see it and no camera and then for the rear. I have a what is this called treacheroo mini scale, trasharoo and then traxxas soundtracks and then some roto packs from knight customs wow wow yeah. So we will show you some running video. We were playing with this. Last week we raced the redcat gen gen. 8. V2. A brushless Music g speed and this thing is fast: yeah you’re gon na do it twice an hour fast and it’s, but it’s under control, è, Pazzo, è, Pazzo, underwater and water.
So when it comes to scale and trx4 and completing the vision, this is one of those ideas that completes a vision and that’s. What makes the hobby fun and, and you make it your own – you know you know he like expedition overland, but he wanted to put his skill sets into one project. So uh, are you happy with it what’s uh? What do you have plans for it? È! Never done because when you’re done, it’s boring yeah was never done. Um for one of my next steps, probably drivers, passengers put a whole family, Sì, Sì, yeah yeah and then maybe make a bigger trailer, a bigger trailer with four wheels holding yeah. Oh damn, Va bene. So we we need that we need a jamboree. You have another trailer or you’ve dismantled it uh. Ho. I still have the original trailer. Oh sì, we’re gon na have to go on a on a road trip. I have and i’ll pull it with a trx6 yeah you can, or this one well someone something. Oh maybe maybe marty mcfly is gon na pull a trailer that would be pretty cool huh anyway. Mario fly was broken. The bumper the front bumper was out uh 3d printed stuff, but neil fixed it with some metal, so we’re gon na bring that out again cool anything else. Qui. Oh, oh dude, that thing modulates. This is yeah. The two speed in here is fantastic yeah. Questo è questo: is the realization of two speed let’s see it move before a little bit.
Oh sì! Look at that and it goes 20 miglia all'ora. Oh sì, oh the cool thing about the lights. The lights are connected to the main battery in the uh. An actual truck, Oh sì, so everything is plugged in just like a real car. Oh through the rear, Paraurti. Just like a real car, Oh sì, damn that’s cool! You just need a light controller, so you could just yeah let’s switch it on and off from your remote. I already use all six channels on what yeah what’s the six channel for uh the the two speed: the front: rear differentials: uh huh, um, so that’s three and then one for the winch. Oh wait, Cioè, four and then steering and throttle six yeah. Damn need eight channel it’s, pretty legit all right.