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Old 08-01-2023, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default FMS 1:12 Land Rover Series II (SWB)

They've done it again. They have turned out another jewel in their scale replica series, a 1958 to 1961 Land Rover Series II SWB (short wheelbase)...

https://www.fmshobby.com/products/fm...-series-ii-rtr

$199.99 at this time and free shipping since it is over $99.00. A bargain compared to the $299.99+ that the 1:12 Willys MB was at the time of release.
My only gripe so far is their continual re-use of the two-piece combat wheels of the Willys MB and the non-directional (and worthless) WWII tread.
By 1958 they had better all terrain tires. They re-used the Willys MB tires and wheels on their 1:12 Toyota FJ45 truck too. That's just being lazy.

All the usual bells and whistles similar to the 1:12 Willys MB; leaf spring suspension, scale axles, center transfer case with skid-plate, 2-speed transmission, full lighting kit with operating turn signals, operating steering wheel, opening doors/tailgate/hood, two roof options included, comes in your choice of 3 colors.

Full ball bearings for a more efficient transmission and drivetrain
Scale metal "C" channel frame.

What's in the box:
1 x 1:12 Land Rover Series II RTR
1 x 2.4G Transmitter + 2 in1 ESC & Receiver (installed)
1 x 180 Brushed Motor (installed)
3 x 3Y 9g Digital Servo (installed)
1 x 2S Lipo 7.4V 380mAh Battery
1 x USB Battery Charger
1 x Hex Wrench Socket
1 x Product Manual
1 x Bind Connector

Need to Complete:
4 x AAA Batteries for Transmitter

Specifications:
Length: 270mm
Width: 135mm
Height: 149mm
Wheelbase: 169mm
Tire F/R : Φ 54.8*19.5mm
Minimum Ground Clearance: 31mm
Approach Angle: 57
Departure Angle: 42
Motor: 180 Brushed motor
Battery: 2S Lipo 7.4V 380mAh x1
Remote control distance: 30m
Approx. operating duration time: 20mins
Remote control: MG41-BS transmitter, R4A1 receiver with ESC group control board








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Old 08-01-2023, 08:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: FMS 1:12 Land Rover Series II (SWB)

Very nice and agreed, those tires/wheels are not period proper! The wheels are way to large diameter and therefore the tires sidewalls are too short! Rest of the truck is a beauty.
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Old 08-12-2023, 02:11 PM   #3
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Found out that the model is not a true 1/12 (but are they ever, when they borrow parts from previous models?)

Measures out to 1/13.3 so a 6 inch figure (which corresponds to an average male height of 6 feet) is a bit too large but not extreme. Maybe that makes a 6 inch figure a 7 foot man in the scale..?
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Old 08-15-2023, 05:57 AM   #4
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Wheels and tires aside that is a very good looking little rig!!

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