DO PADDLE TIRES WORK in WATER? TOYBOTA PROJECT – Part 10 | RC ADVENTURES

DO PADDLE TIRES WORK in WATER? TOYBOTA PROJECT – Part 10 | RC ADVENTURES


– Okay guys, remember
this a 12 pound truck. I wanna see how the paddle tires do with the added drag of the outboard motor. And then we’ll add the
power of the outboard to see how it does overall. So viewer requested, I actually was asked if paddle tires would actually
do this truck justice. This is the Toybota. I did
cross the scale channel all the way across the pond
with the outboard motor. But in the very first
episode, the maiden voyage, we saw the truck power itself back with just these stock tires. Now these are 1.9 sized
with aluminum bead-locks. You guys can see here that I
ordered 1.9 sized sand tires, gonna mount them up on
aluminum bead-locks as well. I wanna see if these paddle
tires actually make it across. I’m gonna take the outboard motor off on the back to reduce the weight. And I wanna see how well
this actually works. Always wanna sure that the
tires direction is always proper to when you’re putting the
actual wheel on the inside. Remember with paddle tires
one side does not fit all. You wanna make sure that the
direction is the right way. Bead-locks go on the
inside, starts with a ring. This is the inner ring that will actually hold the bead of the tire. Just wanna make sure that
the bead lip is on proper. Flip it over making sure
the bead is lined up well, plus the foams are also seated. Gonna put that bead-lock ring
just on the inside as well. You can see it just seating perfectly. You never need to cinch down
the first two all the way. You just kinda want to get them started so you can start the other screws as well. You’ll notice that I started on one side and I’ve kinda done a star
pattern so opposite sides. I started here, immediately
to the other side, then a 1/4 way, immediately
to the other side and then I’ll be going up here. The reason I’m doing a
star pattern like that is so I can get equal
torque on all of the screws and I have an equal cinch all
the way around that bead rim. Just going around the
outside cause you’ll see the actual first screw
I have here, even though I’m doing the 2nd tire
here, kind of magic of TV. You’ll see it’s actually
loose and the reason why is ’cause each one of these screws that goes down after the first one, kinda cinches that lip
down that much more. So you wanna go in once every few runs, make sure your bead-locks
are done up properly. I wanna make sure this is nice and tight for the water crossing. I’m gonna be running on 3s
LiPo which is 11.1 volts. Removing that back outboard
motor will remove quite a bit of weight so I’m actually
wondering how this is actually gonna float in the water. I imagine fairly flat
and I wonder what kind of speed we’re gonna get out of it. Alright mini-me you’re all
strapped in good luck buddy. Your steering wheel is still going to work which will control the front
tires all on their own. Your outboard motor is now gone make sure to have your head up
pointed straight forward. The water cannon which is expelling water from the back here is on-demand. It goes through a pump,
slurps all the water from the back tray into this pump here and shoots it out of the
water cannon 14 feet. Now in 1/10 scale if I
was to multiply that, that would be a 140 scale feet so (laughs) plenty of power to get
the water outta here. My friends, we’ve taken
off all the weight. Right now she must weigh about, I’m gonna have to say about
seven and half pounds. Everything’s charged
up, let’s go the pond. I have no idea if this is
gonna be even worth it, but if I don’t try, I won’t know. (engine starts) (engine whirring) Alright 3s LiPo let’s
go. (electric motor revs) It’s in low gear right
now, with a 40 turn motor it will be a very slow crossing
but I think we should try and test it out in the canal which is actually a moving body of water. Everything should be good to go, and it should be able to
drive right into the water. Let’s see how this goes.
(electric motor revs) There we are, floating. Whoa, a little bit of a slip. Let’s see here I’m gonna have
to have some real traction if you can say that in the water. Look at this, the paddle
tires are working. But I definitely have a
little bit of a problem. The problem being is that
I’m also again starting to plow into the water. Very interesting when I
don’t have the outboard motor on the back to help it stay
stable, that it plows like that. (muted engine whirring) (laughs) You can see with the weight
of the outboard motor though, it may actually help
with these paddle tires. Because it does have the
flotation, it does have the speed. Check it out, look at this. But it’s plowing more than anything. See that hood, trying
to go under the water. Not too bad, this is
basically maximum speed. There’s crawler speed, and
then high speed if you will. So paddle tires may help in the overall propulsion of this truck
but I wonder if the weight of the outboard motor on the back is really something that we do need. So let’s go back and actually
put the outboard motor back on there and see if we can get a different test result
with that extra weight. (engine revs) Under there, over on
top, slide it into place. One screw through, now I gotta remember in the last video I did
where I crossed the channel or the water pond really is what it is, or a scale 1/10 size channel, I actually had to have the
motor a little bit lower so I could plane a little better. But not too low because then I’d have that same plowing issue we just saw. So I want to have it angled
up, just a little bit. Not a lot of wind today
so we should be able to maneuver the waves pretty well. (door closes) (engine revs) For those that are just
joining us this is the Toybota. (loud motor whirring) So I got a good charge on that battery. Now the paddle tires
should give me the power plus the additional weight
of the motor on the back and the propulsion, it might
even this out pretty nicely. We’ll see how we do. Beautiful calm day to get out,
float around a little bit. Let’s head her into the water. (engine whirring) Beautiful, instantly floating. ‘Kay so one of the things I notice about the paddle tires themselves, is if you go too fast, again
it starts spitting water into the back box. Check it out. And that’s okay I’ve
got the pump back there, I’m not too worried about it. But again, is it worth it, for the amount of work my batteries would have to do to have the paddle tires? Though it is moving
faster than it did before with just the scale tires
would we all agree on that? We saw that in the first maiden
attempt in the first voyage. So I’m gonna bring it back
let’s have a look and see how much water is in the back tray just from that small journey. (engine dies) There is a bit back there
let’s see if the pump will actually filter it out for us. (pump whirring) Yeah it does. (laughs) This is how I purge the
back bed of any water. So there is a problem of paddle tires you can only go so fast at the moment until I build some rear fender flares. And then I’ll be able to use
those paddle tires at full bore until then, I may actually
have a sinking problem. But I don’t care I think we should try and do a channel crossing
anyway or a pond crossing. (engine whirring) That outboard motor is so cool. So constant velocity again guys. Let’s get her goin’. Not too bad, I definitely
could use a front bow design. I know everyone suggested that already so thank you for your input, I agree. But in true Top Gear form
guys, this is just too cool. Around the reeds. Now I guess the true test
that I came out here for even though I got excited and forgot, was, what if I add paddle power now? There it is. It’s definitely going faster guys. Whoa, look at that! Oh yeah! Right out onto the beach. And then I can back out again. Let’s get her in position
so it’s floating well and then I can get going. (engine whirring) (scats) It’s got a long ways to go because it’s gonna start right there. So I’m gonna put us up on a tripod, well I guess I can do it one-handed. Let’s see here, constant velocity. (engine whirring) So it’s going too fast, okay. I wonder if we’re ever gonna
see this machine again. Let’s start the pump. (pump whirring) Yeah definitely pumping water out. Not too much though. ‘Kay let’s get in on there again. Again captaining with one
hand, filming with the other. It is far over there, can I
even see it in the camera? There it is, I’m gonna
have to turn it around and start bringing it here ’cause the zoom doesn’t work that far. (engine whirring) Totally awesome. Whoa I think I’m plowing
a little bit too much so let’s turn on that pump. Whoa! Out of control. That’s okay takin’ it nice and slow. This is crazy for you guys,
I can’t believe you guys out here doing this with me. I gotta zoom back on
the camera a little bit so you can see exactly how far away this is I’m trying to pilot the boat. Whoa, kinda wants to capsize
a little bit there I noticed. I wonder if I’ve taken
on quite a bit of water. (engine whirring) Turning on the pump, yeah
I can see we’re spritzing out some water for sure oh I see one of the pontoons might be
completely underwater. I don’t want to get any water
into that outboard engine just like any usual outboard engine you don’t wanna get water into it. Just kinda puttering along here. Looks like we were able
to eject some water and we’re getting, there’s
some more water right there. (laughs) Will you look at all the
water we’d actually taken on? It’s still purging water. That’s quite a bit so while
it was far away I guess I had too much throttle power going and I took on a ton of water. That’s okay it makes for
good onboard footage. I’ll turn the pump off, looks like there is no more
water to be pumped out. Still under constant velocity
I’m gonna zoom the camera back so you can see where we’re at. That’s a Toyota Land Cruiser
1/10 scale my friends, 12 pounds of radio control
amphibious vehicle. Come on that’s gotta earn me
a like, click, and a share. Hey what do you think? Outboard power I do have
about 13 videos thus far about building this truck
and the different missions we’ve had with it so far. I know any builder, roboticist,
or heck just anybody who’s interested in this kind of tech, there you go a floating
truck with an outboard motor. Amazing, a little jittery,
a little bit far away too. Let’s get you back down to the beach and we can drive this thing back in. Again the farthest point I could find. We’re totally gonna
get to shore over here. Now if I turn it off, outboard is off. Propulsion is all in the paddle tires. Gotta be careful here. I think we were all
surprised in the beginning when the stock tires had actually… (laughs) Look at this! The paddle
tires actually sunk! And yet the back, gotta
be very careful here. That’s a win, okay. Pump’s not workin’. (engine revs) Paddle tires and prop power wins. Check it out, so those paddle tires though they are very effective
they do throw quite a bit of water up the sides so
I’ll have to make some sort of fender flares to protect it. But there you go my friends, the Toybota for the 2nd time making a
huge journey all the way across the pond for you guys. Hopefully you’re entertained,
thank you so much for tuning in I hope we got a like,
click, a comment down below. What do you think of this
hair-brained project? Did you follow all-along or
this your very first episode of the Toybota or RC adventures? My friends, we’ll see
you in the next episode. Get outside and have fun
with the hobby of RC. You know I do. (engine whirring) As a side note for all those wondering even though this kind of
like an after-show thought, everyone was wondering what would happen if it completely filled up. There it is, full in the back. Motor basically underwater,
everything waterproof and fine. The only thing that really happens when we have a full back tray, is that it maneuvers so
much better. (laughs) Turns on a dime and
those flotation pontoons, they’re awesome. Come on back to shore buddy. Look at this, plowing perfectly. (tires skidding water) Ah, power, there you go. Gotta do it the right way of course. (laughs) (engine whirring)

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  1. I'm a relatively new watcher, I mostly watch videos of specific interest to me. This was the first Toybota video. Funny stuff!

    One thing your channel has caused is for me to become interested in rock crawling. Previously I had mostly seen silly-looking rock crawlers shaped like A with body on top and wheels down below, they look ridiculous. But the scale stuff is really nice! TRX-4 would be great, but a bit expensive for me (since most of my hobby finances goes towards racing cars). The new HPI Venture seems like a promising possibility… any chance you'll be reviewing that once it becomes available? πŸ˜‰

  2. More power at the end was hilarious not just like Jeremy Clarkson but close enough to remind me of his mantra of foot hard down maximum power,,, πŸ˜‚I think the Clarkson would be proud

  3. You should try an off-road race where you go to one side of the pond to the other side and do 4wd stuff over the other side

  4. This was awesome. First time I cried over an rc video. You just went where no RCer ever went. You my friend deserve a mission to mars πŸ˜€

  5. Hey sparks if you take the drive shaft off the front it won't plow your causing it to dig and that pulls the front down in water same thing happens on full size trucks when water crossing

  6. Ya in ur first go you definitely needed the outboard motor on there. You engineered it so well for that extra weight that now you need that extra weight for it to work correctly. πŸ™‚ I believe that you actually proved yourself wrong there sir, I believe you said in a previous video in this series, that if you flooded & sunk ur truck bed that the pump wouldn't be able to empty it back out. From what I can see, it does do just that. πŸ™‚ With the help of those pontunes of course πŸ˜‰ but none the less, it does empty it back out & save the craft. Lol, Mr. Clarkson could learn a bit from your design. Great job Medic!!

  7. Maybe just put the paddle tires on the front and stock on back, that could help keep the rear paddles from filling the back bed and the fronts could help with turning better…just a thought. Love all your videos! Keep up the great work!

  8. I just love it. I was surprised. I thought for sure the paddle tires would do better and I guess they do. I was thinking that from the very fist video. I did not think about the water it would throw up into the back end. Excellent job as usual.

  9. love your videos man, been watching them for awhile getting tips for my own RC projects. I just had a few questions about how to get some of the sponsers you got for your videos to show off specific items and such. I am starting up my own custom rc body business and am reaching out.

  10. When you were crossing the pond I wonder if under the constant velocity if you run the truck motor and let the paddle tires pull the front end up and out of the water somewhat would it go faster. Maybe even only putting paddle tires on the front only possibly not really sure there are so many combinations that you could try you know what I'm talking about

  11. watched almost every one since you said 13. how ever many i enjoyed them and i think that truck with paddle tires and the floatation would be a great mud truck for that puddle you had at your last get together with your club in june 17

  12. iv watched tons if not all of your videos and I let the ads fully play through so you guys get more pay through it πŸ™‚

  13. Super cool!! Maybe time for Richard's van? You and Jem can have the ultimate test on water. A drag race (in Jeremy's voice)

  14. How about taking the paddle tires just off the back?The rest it pretty awesome.A lighter weight of plastic in the bow and skid shield may help.

  15. The water pump was absolutely genius. I've honestly never thought of rc vehicles as interesting, just a childs toy. But every since I came across your videos, I've yearned to be a builder of these wonderful machines. Perhaps one day I'll follow the dream, but until then keep up the great work!

  16. WOW BRO I have been indulging for some time now watching your videos and I do say WOW Brutha.

    Simply awesome man you have inspired me bigtime. Your a RC knowledge bank.

    I hope to inspire my kids to with and show them how to have fun doing RC adventures with the 2 new RC's I bought less , one than one hour ago the light hawk Overdrive for my daughter a few days ago. Local shop. πŸ‘πŸ’₯

    Bought a E Revo 1/16 scale brushes VXL today

    Being new to RC cars of this magnitude I will rock 2s lipo's put 2 in parallel.

    But who can buy a car like that and not get a 3s battery for it. πŸ™‚.
    I'll use that battery after get used to the carπŸ˜œπŸ‘

    I have a light hawk Overdrive 7.4 Volt Nimh 7cellπŸ˜ƒfor my daughter Kaitlyn.

    My little Nova she's got a Maisto Tech Racing 4 wheel drive Crawler #14πŸ‘
    Double A battery crawler
    So we're off to a really good start.

    Thank you for what you do and keep em coming we're all inspiring the next generations and I am super happy and Proud to be taking part in
    RC ADVENTURES πŸ‘ŠπŸ˜Ž

  17. wait isn’t it made for water well for sand but dont people use it for water for really fast cars?

  18. This one came up in the suggestions so I watched it. Meanwhile my wife was across the room playing sims and I heard her, under her breath, go 'buh-buh buh-buh buh-buh….
    Just had to chuckle. I may be watching too much of your channel, Aaron.

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