Here is finished model with body shell fitted. I still want to add some sponsor stickers at some point but this is it with most of the Tamiya stickers applied.
I am not a fan of the Stickers that come with Tamiya body shells especially the ones for the windows.
I have not given the model a proper test outside yet but in the quick go I did have with it I noticed the motor is too much for the wheelie bar. Full throttle will put the truck on its roof almost instantly.
I found the sweet spot for wheeling was around 80% throttle.
After landing a wheelie you can then apply full throttle to speed up as the front will not lift again until you slow down.
Waterproofing the receiver is as simple as stretching a party balloon over it and tightening the end where the wires come out. I had already replaced my stock speed controller with one that happened to be water resistant so no action was needed there.
I decided to once again upgrade my motor on my electronic monster truck. The maximum upgrade people seem to recommend for a truck of thistype is a 12 turn with x2. the x2 gives it a little more torque to make up for the torque lost by using a lower turn motor. In order to use this I also had to replace the stock speed controller with one that would support a 12t motor.
The motor is an LRP v10 spec5 12×2 and I am using a Modelsport Sniper RV-12 ESC.
They seem to give the truck a nice boost compared to the small gain received by upgrading it with a tamiya motor.