Type 32 Rapid Attack Vehicle (AKA Ghost)

Spartan55

Member
First day back at school and my friend runs up and goes "reducted" check this out. He shows me the video, I lose my shit because it's perfect. He then asked if I knew who that was (my friends know I do cosplay and that I know in person at have seen online a lot of cool people)
My response " yeah.... He's also building a full size tank" and their jaws dropped
 

Benton188

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
My brother sent me a gif of this video. I was proud in a nerdy sort of way that I am in the same group online as "that guy" haha. Pretty amazing work.
First day back at school and my friend runs up and goes "reducted" check this out. He shows me the video, I lose my shit because it's perfect. He then asked if I knew who that was (my friends know I do cosplay and that I know in person at have seen online a lot of cool people)
My response " yeah.... He's also building a full size tank" and their jaws dropped
You guys probably can't tell, but I'm blushing inside my helmet lol
 

SI3RRA 117

Well-Known Member
UPDATE!!
I ran a 405th booth at a local con this past weekend, with arma358 as well. Was able to get suited up and ride the ghost around the parking lot for about 45min in total. Battery does seem to last the full 1 hour as I had hoped, even with it pushing uphill at some parts. Had a friend help shoot a video for me too, here's a link to that:
Love it!!! Awesome little scooter! I have to hand it to you. You have some pretty dam cool one of a kind builds!
 

GMer56

Well-Known Member
This is pretty cool!
I think a little 2-stroke engine would help with the power issue. Would be really cool to see a full-size version bouncing along.
 

crackhead09

RXO
405th Regiment Officer
Only problem with going gas powered is that youre no longer able to have that running at a convention indoors. In order for a vehicle to be inside is to either be electric or to have all the gas lines disconnected and any other source of potential ignition removed. Any on car electronics will need to be able to be plugged in to a wall. Only reason I know this is I know a guy who has to do that with a delorean time machine. He has said he wishes he has one without an engine just to make it easier to go through the fire safety process.
 

GMer56

Well-Known Member
Only problem with going gas powered is that youre no longer able to have that running at a convention indoors. In order for a vehicle to be inside is to either be electric or to have all the gas lines disconnected and any other source of potential ignition removed. Any on car electronics will need to be able to be plugged in to a wall. Only reason I know this is I know a guy who has to do that with a delorean time machine. He has said he wishes he has one without an engine just to make it easier to go through the fire safety process.
I see what you mean. Still would be cool to see a full-size one that could be run in parades for spreading the awesome that is the 405th.
That bit about engines is useful. I'll have to keep it in mind when my power armor gets to the point of display.
 

Benton188

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
So back at the end of July I was able to suit up and take the ghost out on a run at our local state park/peninsula out on lake Erie. The entire run of the peninsula is 15 miles (24.14km), but I decided to play it safe and do a smaller run of 7 miles (11.26km). And I am impressed that I was able to make the whole run in just under an hour, with a little break here and there as well to take in the scenery. Unfortunately, the GoPro I was using burned through the available memory faster than I'd hoped (First time using a GoPro :unsure:) But, I did manage to get a few minutes of ride time recorded and put it up on my page. I plan on taking it back out there in the fall, when the weather isn't so hot and hopefully more people will be out jogging or biking. Cause as annoying as it is to move aside and let them pass, it's super enjoyable getting stopped for photos or to chat to the town locals.
 

foxleader

Well-Known Member
so just going to throw this out I tried building a driveable ghost. and someone posted a frame you could use. and now im going to stop typing because the size is making me want to rant.
 

Benton188

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
I soooooo want to borrow this to ride up and down the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore!!!!!!
I've been down to the south Jersey shore before, where Wildwood is. The ghost would do really well on boardwalks like that actually lol.


so just going to throw this out I tried building a driveable ghost. and someone posted a frame you could use. and now im going to stop typing because the size is making me want to rant.
I'll admit, the size is quite comical, and definitely not set to scale of the dimensions in the game. Making one to scale would be insanity, and making a bigger one than this would've required a much larger motor and wheels and just about everything. I got the scooter for dirt cheap, so I had to keep it small for that reason and the reason of making it easy to transport. If you have a thread on the one you tried to make I'd love to check it out.
 

Benton188

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
Another Ghost riding adventure, this time with dual cameras! I've got one more convention this year to take it to then I'll be storing the Ghost for the winter months. Motor has been acting funny so I may have to get a new one, and planning on going one size up. Will drain the battery faster, but I also won't be struggling to get moving half the time. I'll also do more work on adding lights, closing up the open space in front of the rider, and trying to get the front end more stable. All in all, it's been a fun few months of riding it around and getting weird or excited looks. My favorite question I get is "So why are you out riding this?" to which I reply "Cause I built it, and I wanna ride it." lol

 

Lieutenant Jaku

Well-Known Member
Another Ghost riding adventure, this time with dual cameras! I've got one more convention this year to take it to then I'll be storing the Ghost for the winter months. Motor has been acting funny so I may have to get a new one, and planning on going one size up. Will drain the battery faster, but I also won't be struggling to get moving half the time. I'll also do more work on adding lights, closing up the open space in front of the rider, and trying to get the front end more stable. All in all, it's been a fun few months of riding it around and getting weird or excited looks. My favorite question I get is "So why are you out riding this?" to which I reply "Cause I built it, and I wanna ride it." lol

love how some people are completely unphased
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