Finishing the Blitzer Beetle

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I had some trouble with the brush-less motor when testing the car where accelerating or reversing would cut out the electronics. I managed to sort this by setting the throttle channel on the transmitter to normal instead of reverse then performing the throttle range set up on the ESC again.

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I also cut of the Tamiya connectors and replaced them with deans as this was recommended in the motor manual.

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Next I started on the head lights. Using my reamer I made holes for the led’s in the front and rear light housings.

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I then glued the LED’s into place.

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I connected the leds to a lighting kit which offers a bunch of pre-programmed light functions depending on where you plug the lights in.

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Testing the head lights.

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And the rear lights.

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I added the wing mirrors Volkswagen badge and stickers.

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Front with California number plate.

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Sponsor stickers on side of car.

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The complete rear.

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Testing the lights in the garden.

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I was amazed at how well they work.

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I still have the driver left to paint and some aftermarket parts left to add.

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