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normally nto a fan of the cascadia but it looks really good in red nice job so far keep the updates coming will be interested to hear your thoughs on the bier usm sound system
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Looks pretty good.. Cant wait to see it all completed? Are you coming to the Lebanon show in a few weeks again?
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I hope to be in Lebanon in a few weeks!

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Installing lights for the Beier Soundmodule.
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Testing the lights on the Beier USM-RC-2 Soundmodule
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The Beier setup...
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My thoughts on the Beier USM-RC-2

Well I don't recommend the Tamiya MFU as it lacks proper protection for use of LiPo Batteries.

Beier allows you to use any ESC or you can use their ESC and have extra switching options for sound and light control.

The USM-RC-2 comes with software that allows you to havrest sounds and program them into your soundmodule. Find an awesome Jake Break on YouTube and you can have that sound on your truck. In contrast the Tamiya units you are limited to what they choose. Beier gives multiple options for triggering your sound and lighting effects.

With the power of OpenTX and the FrSky Taranis Plus tx, one has almost as many options for transmitter setup as you do with the Beier Soundmodule.
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Dean, good work.thanks for the link on the driver figures. You're painting skills on them look great.
Zache - I agree red is her color. I did min in purple and black. Ok but not great.
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I didn't paint the interior.
Reggie Stephenson did it for me. He is on the Facebook group true scale truck stop.

As for my paintjob... the internet hides a bunch of drips and runs!

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Dean, good work.thanks for the link on the driver figures. You're painting skills on them look great.
Zache - I agree red is her color. I did min in purple and black. Ok but not great.
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Started working on hooking up the lights and Beier soundmodul. This is almost as tedious as soldering up a quad copter!
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how complicated is the setup to do a full say semi with lights an what kind of cost is this system run a person thanks in advance since i have a globe liner on the way that i would like to have lights an sound in thanks again.
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Hi,

I can give you a comparison to the German Market. Here a MFU costs round about 350 EUR. It is easy to install but that's already the only advantage. It's absoluetly unflexible and definitely not usable for my projects. In my first Truck I had one, but it was replaced after 2 month.

My setup for my Trucks is the S22 ESC from Servonaut together with the USM-RC-2.

The advantages:
- Extremly comfortable ESC, nothing better on the market
- Ligjt and Sound with hundreds of options and possibilities. My US Trucks do have an Air pressure Starter sound. Can you do this with the MFU?
- I can install whatever kind of lights I want to have and I can define how they will behave.

If you are willing to invest a bit more time and work, you will get a dream of flexibility.

Beier also provides a Forum were you always get a super support.

The service and support from Beier and also Servonaut are premium, never had a better one (no, I'm not paid to write this ).

The costs:
ESC 99 EUR
USM-RC-2 145 EUR
Speaker 10 EUR
LEDs and cables ca. 20 EUR

275 EUR for my combination or 350 EUR for the MFU.
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Am I certain I want to do this? That doesn't show the five lights on the rear and two fog lights on the bumper! The truck worked fine before I thought about lights and sound...

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gismow I am saving for a Beier UFR 1230 ESC to go with my USM-RC-2 sound module and EXM-2. So I have even more options for lights! I just wiash Beier would get their hands on a FrSky Taranis Plus or Taranis QX-7 and give me the option for my three position switches rather than only two position switches from the german radios.

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Hi,

I can give you a comparison to the German Market. Here a MFU costs round about 350 EUR. It is easy to install but that's already the only advantage. It's absoluetly unflexible and definitely not usable for my projects. In my first Truck I had one, but it was replaced after 2 month.

My setup for my Trucks is the S22 ESC from Servonaut together with the USM-RC-2.

The advantages:
- Extremly comfortable ESC, nothing better on the market
- Ligjt and Sound with hundreds of options and possibilities. My US Trucks do have an Air pressure Starter sound. Can you do this with the MFU?
- I can install whatever kind of lights I want to have and I can define how they will behave.

If you are willing to invest a bit more time and work, you will get a dream of flexibility.

Beier also provides a Forum were you always get a super support.

The service and support from Beier and also Servonaut are premium, never had a better one (no, I'm not paid to write this ).

The costs:
ESC 99 EUR
USM-RC-2 145 EUR
Speaker 10 EUR
LEDs and cables ca. 20 EUR

275 EUR for my combination or 350 EUR for the MFU.
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thebat: You won't save any money by choosing Beier over say the Tamiya MFU but you have 10000% more setup options that Tamiya offers with the Beier setup!

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how complicated is the setup to do a full say semi with lights an what kind of cost is this system run a person thanks in advance since i have a globe liner on the way that i would like to have lights an sound in thanks again.
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Started soldering the wires where I could but screwed up the wires above cab. Going to have to take them all apart, remove the roof, re-solder the wires, solder on extensions, and re-install the roof.
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I unsoldered the roof lights removed the roof and resoldered the roof lights. Then I re-installed the roof.
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