[RCSparks] – All right, shall we get started? Have a look. I know everyone’s been excited to see what color did he paint it? Except, all the folks on
Instagram already knew. And I’ll leave a link to my Instagram down in the video “About” section. They already knew that
I’d colored it blue. I kept with the very traditional color just like the one from Carson, but with some very different changes. For example, the highlight. The camel trophy yellow that I went with, that’s what the paint was called, even though a lot of you guys
will say it is CAT yellow. You can check it here. The hubs, the forks, and
even the brass weight that attaches to the back of the, dog hair everywhere, I’m sure some of you guys understand that. The brass weight right here that attaches to the back of the cab, layer after layer, and this is why it took
me a little big longer to get this video done. Even though some of you are seeing this in sequential order, in a
playlist in future times, but at the time of this filming I know some of the
viewers have had to wait and have been wondering
where is the build video? But you can see there is
a lot of detail work here. Another thing I’ve noticed is
there is a ton of hardware. Check this out. None of it is labeled, nah. That’s okay. It’s all fairly different stuff. So if you look at it
with any kind of effort, you can see that, you know,
it’s not just the same screw, just with different links. It is all individual stuff. I also noticed in the instruction book that somebody has gone through here and checked off every
individual piece and bag making sure that it’s there. So that’s good. Ah, the beautiful stainless steel. I did not touch this. I want to leave this unpainted. I think when it’s assembled, everything is going to look amazing. All the mast pieces and the plate. Everything painted black. I love this motor and
transmission assembly that already comes assembled. So there is the brushless
motor right there. All of the hydraulics, I did leave them that
beautiful brass color. I like leaving them raw colored. Course everybody individually
can paint their forklifts the way they like but I’m
eager to see it come together. Now a lot people may ask me, why do I keep leaving all this brass? Like, why don’t I clear coat it? And I think natural oxidation, if it does happen, will look cool. I think if I have any
hydraulic fluid that leaks, will look cool and I will
be able to see it at least. If it was painted black you
wouldn’t be able to tell if it was plastic or whatever. But now you can clearly
see that it is brass. Shall we get started? Look at this. Part one is already done. The bearings are on. Now as soon as we get into part two, I want to be taking the longer ram, getting the two mounting brackets and mounting them up on
the lower part of the mast. I believe that’s the lower part. Gonna have to figure it
out, but let’s get going. Okay, first thing is first. These tiny, little pins. I think you are going to laugh, because I know I show, I like to show, almost every single step of the video. But really this was
kind of a tedious piece, where basically you’ve
got the hinge pin, right, this is the hinge pin where
you can stick a secure bolt through the other side. You’ve got this L bracket,
that’s kinda like a double L. You secure the L. You take the hinge pin
and slide it through and then put a small bolt on. And so I did that on either side. That’s just catching you
up to where I am now, and we’ll see how it moves forward. Okay, and then this
second piece of the mast is going to come in and the bearings will go over each other like that. Beautiful. That’s basically how I
felt when I saw this kit. And then I lay out the chains. Each chain for either side. Yeah, you heard me right. It’s like a baby chain. Amazing. Then enter in the plate. And since everything
is kinda painted black, it’s difficult for you guys
to see the smaller stuff. This is what’s going on. So I’m going to put a hex nut
right up on the shaft there, slide it through into the receiving plate, into the receiver on the plate and then another nut on the bottom. My four mil driver, just
kinda get that nut started, and cinch that up. There now both chains are in place. You could probably just
wear that as a necklace. Be a boss all day. (laughter) So take the mast, stand it up like this. It hasn’t asked me to screw
these into the top yet, so those are just kinda sittin there. Now from judging the picture correctly, in which I think I am. This receiver plate, is
going to slide in, like so. That is going to be led up and down. These chains have to go up and over. Now what are they going over? That’s the question. No, up and under. That’s what it is. What the heck? Okay, I see what’s going on here. They’re showing here that
they want me to attach it. But in the next step
maybe there’s a reason. I just haven’t figured it out yet. It shows that there’s a
sprocket to be installed after. So I guess it doesn’t really matter. I could assemble that right now and just put the two hex nuts
to work on the other side. So there’s one, and then it gets wrapped around to the other side. That is perfect. (screw being positioned) Same on either side, of course. Making sure the chain is not twisted. Everything looks fine. But I just noticed that
when you finish the turn, that’s why my chain is twisted. I’m going to have to actually make sure to back off that one nut. Bit of a tip if you are
building along with me here. Make sure it’s nice and straight and then tighten up that. Perfect; ta-dah! There it is. So chains are straight on either side. And then I’m looking for the cogs. So there they are. And then even more pins. So this is a very tedious part. See right here, I’ve got the gear. The other thing you need is this spacer. The spacer actually goes behind the gear where the pin goes in, and if
you get everything lined up just right, then the pin
gets secured right here. But I’m going to need to do some fiddling to get both sides done, but now
you know what you are doing. Then I take a second pin
and I hinge in the ram. This is when I get the ram done. Now what I’m going to be able to do is take the chain and wrap it around and then re affix it to the mount. Now grab both of the chains. Put them over the cogs, trying to make sure
they are generally even, just like that. This necklace is getting
more baller by the minute. And then now on the backside, I’ll attach them to their perch,
which makes way more sense. Like that. All right, now you can see that
it’s actually come together and made quite a substantial piece. Let’s take a moment to appreciate seeing a hydraulic forklift. Like this is so rare. At the time of this filming, you know hydraulic forklifts
are out there right now, but they are thousands and
thousands and thousands of dollars and Euro’s
if I may be so blunt, cause you can usually only find them across the pond from me. But for this, this is amazing. I can’t believe what I’m looking at. Hopefully it works as good as it looks, because if that’s the case,
it’s going to kick butt. Okay, so part nine we’re starting to get into the hydraulics. You can see the fittings going in. You can also see some hydraulic rams getting fitted onto a plate. Now from after doing all the painting, I assume that this is the
plate I am looking at; it is. Okay, so come the fittings. And I’m also going to be using a little bit of LOCTITE here. This is for hydraulic thread sealant, basically for pneumatic fittings as well. Not going to use too much, though. Just a very small amount. This is to prevent any kind of leaks from happening in the future. And using just a small cross wrench to make sure that those
are nice and tight. Something interesting I’m going to note, you can see here that this is
the ram they’re talking about. But one of these things
doesn’t look like the other. So I’m supposed to put
pins in it through here, to go onto this plate here. So I’m going to be removing these. I thought to myself, why the
heck are these even on here? Possibly the only thing
I could think of was for testing purposes, so,
or a plug, I don’t know. But regardless, I’m going
to change it over here. There is a bag full of pins
that they talk about right here. And you can see these pins actually have holes to allow flow. Okay, since these parts are so small, it’s going to be kinda difficult
for me to work on these and be able to have the
room to show you on camera. But basically these flow pins right here, already have a washer on them. They’re going to be, this
is going to go on here, but before I do that, I’m
going to put a washer, here, here, here and here. The washer is going to go through there and then I’m going to put the bolts in. Isn’t that a thing of beauty? All done. Plumbed in, thread locked, ready to go. So then I turn the mounting plate sideways so you can see what’s going on there. Drop this in there. Perfect fitment. Wow, nice! I know it’s threaded on the other side. So I just have to line these up properly and get it cinched all the way through. There we are. (screwing into metal) Step number 11, says I’m
going to need some E clips and a couple of small pins and
then a long pin, all right. Now the mast is upside down,
or face down, I should say. We’re gonna stick this right
here with this long pin and an E clip. Now is there any graphite
washers inbetween? Nothing, just straight
through and through. It’s helpful that I can see underneath it. That is totally what she said, “Oh come on, it had to be said.” (laughter) Beauty right there. So I’ll get these little E clips on. Then with those clips in place, I’m just going to flip this
and put that into the slot. Put two pins in here that
have an E clip that come out and clip on this side. And there it is. Look at that. So now that’s nice and sturdy,
or more sturdy I should say. Step number 12 has me
opening two more bags. Then I have to make four more
flow pins and washer sets. Ah-ha, so they are just plugs, basically. So these ones come out on either side. So take this and just
line it up like that, but first I need to put two
washers underneath here and here before I put the pins in. Now I never want to over tighten this. I hand tighten it but
then as soon as I feel it get tight enough, maybe
2/8 of a turn after that, (laughter) Yes, 2/8. Okay now the bottom one goes on so I’m going to have to
repeat the same idea, much like that. And with everything
cinched up, have a look. All right, everything is
plumbed in, and our last one, number lucky thirteen. We have to install two
different tines onto the plate with two bolts that are M 2-6’s. That’s no problem. That’s a piece of cake. And here they are,
looking spiffy and nice. In the top of them they
should have a hole, yes for adjustments. There it is, man. Okay, hold on, let me get
those tines installed. Well I look forward to next episode when I get to start working
on the cab, the lights, and really starting to assemble the body. So it looks like it’s coming together. But my friends, check
out this beautiful piece. Oh man, I’m like drooling right now because I’m a complete geek and nerd when it comes to RC stuff. But smash that like button right now. Hit it twice, because this
is such a unique RC build on RC Adventures. I’ve gotta say, over the years, I’ve got to build some very cool things, but this my friends, is
one of the cooler ones. A hydraulic forklift. Look at all the plumbing is done. All the hydraulic rams are in. Everything has thread lock on it. An actual metal chain drive up to a all metal sprocket setup. Like that is fantastic. Now granted, I can’t move
the forks left and right. I wish I could on demand. It just doesn’t happen that way. I would have to do it manually. But regardless, as long as I’ve got the forward and backward
motion and up and down, (laughter) there’s so much in RC, I think that’s the other reason I love making videos so much. That is the only movements that I was concerned about, right? So I didn’t need the forks
to move left and right. I can do that manually. But guys, there it is,
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tummy and pat your head and all that stuff to stay
up to date with my video, so guys thank you so much. I know it doesn’t really
look like much today, but it was a ton of fun, a ton of work, and we’ll see you in the next
episode of RC Adventures. Now get outside and have fun with RC, or if you are like me,
stay inside and build one. Bye, guys.


  1. Hi! Good painting work. This Amazing model is so detailed. The blue body looks like an amphibious Hobbycar concept-car ! Go on building.. thanks..

  2. "I can do that manually" followed by me laughing. I was just thinking, is motor brush selection only for high-speed R/C? Soft brushes could translate to higher torque in crawlers.

  3. Two ¹/⁸ turn is ¹/⁴ turn lol and if I hit the like button twice it'll make it me like and than unlike the video so I'll just hit it once

  4. Once again your choice of colour suprises me but as usual it all seems to work well together. Very nice and looking forward to the body build. Say hi to the family for me and i hope they are all well including yourself mate. Stay safe and warm and keep living the rc dream.

  5. Love the colors, will look like the Swedish flag and that's fitting since Linde is a Swedish company. ?

    Hard to tell, but you might have missed the sealing washers between the screws and the solid lines for the longer rams. ?

  6. gotta build two of those otherwise it wouldn't be fair in loading wars :). awesome build again those hydraulics are insanely beautiful

  7. That mast is beautiful even though it reminds me of work HAHA Id be happy just sitting that mast on the mantelpiece its that nice, cant wait to see it finished

  8. I love this. Wish I could afford this toy lol. I drive one of these professionally… The scale 1:1 version of course.

  9. I am from Russia, and I understand well what the author of the channel is talking about. Very interesting elevator update! Now I have learned to be an engineer and dream of moving to the United States and working there as a mechanic.

  10. I've been around a lot of forklifts, Clark, Cat, Linde, Nissan, and Toyota. Diesel and Propane driven for different uses, and this looks very scale so far. Awesome build.

  11. Hey Aaron, you said the motor was brushless? I was thinking brushed due to there being only 2 wires were shown? You know I LOVE your vids and been following you I believe from inception. Lol


  13. You should put the little chain connection (the little bolt with two nuts) half way and not all the way in. This then leaves some adjustment room. At least that's how the real world counterpart works.

  14. Exciting build. The more fork lift options the better and it's great Lesu got in the field with this. Looking forward to see it in action on Loading Wars!

  15. I wholeheartedly believe that brass should NEVER EVER be painted. I don't care what the item is……. If it's brass, don't f'ing touch it. I wouldn't have even painted the counterweight. I don't know why they made it out of brass, but that was stupid. They could have went with tungsten or even lead.

  16. With all those metal pieces, why don’t u start powder coating things? Pieces r all small enough to fit in a toaster oven. Definitely better for durability. And cool as s*#@!!!

  17. I drive a forklift for a living and seeing the parts it's like a real one scaled down it looks like it's going to be awesome can't wait for next video of this ?

  18. The result is really perfect, it will be an excellent construction, it is true that there is not the lateral displacement of the forks but I think the most important is to be able to lift and inclined a load a little heavy. Good start and good choice for paint colors ?

  19. That thing is super sweet! Tiny chain? Talk about scale. I can't wait to see it complete and in action. -"Angry" Dave

  20. I don't know how anyone could thumbs down something this badass. Now, I understand ppl not getting it bc it's a fork truck and not a hot rod or super car or a rock crawler, but I'm all about the attention to scale detail. And that kit is exactly how a full scale fork truck is built and exactly what they look like.

  21. lmao.. hit the like button twice? hahaha.. you know that just likes then unlikes it right? you just told everyone to like then unlike your video..

    i shall not listen!! ill like your vid because the vid is awesome!!!! you couldnt pay me to unlike it!!!!

    ok, maybe you could pay me to unlike it, but unless im being paid i shall like that which i like!!

  22. "Hydraulic forklifts are very rare and cost thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars."

    Be me

    Mid 20's

    Work in warhousing

    Have always worked in warehousing and construction

    Have always worked around forklifts

    Drive a forklift on a daily basis

    Srry bro, can't relate… I just can't imagine a world in which a forklift is seen as a rare and hyper-expensive entity. I can't imagine someone who has never seen a forklift before.

  23. Here in Europe all Linde trucks are RAL2002 Vermilion but that blue looks really nice. Look forward to seeing this finished. It certainly looks easier to work on than a real 352.

  24. So you have the Giant Loader and Forklift, now all you need is an RC Skid steer and you will have my entire work life in RC scale

  25. Looks absolutely amazing man!

    Have you considered polishing those brass lines? Something like Brasso would make them shine like, well polished brass.

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