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Old 10-24-2011, 02:10 PM
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that thumb tack idea looks pretty good to me, you could put it in a drill press and sand it to shape.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:06 PM
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Thanks for the ideas. I'm going to give the tack a shot. Just have to figure out how to connect a shaft to switch.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:52 PM
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Outstanding achievement in scale realism...very nice to see such interest put into doing something right...

for your headlight switch a real small micro switch mounted behind the dash and inline with the "knob"...pull the "knob" out and the micro switch turns the lights on...wire the switch com/normally closed...the circuit will be open as long as the button on the switch is depressed. "knob" needs to be tight though so it doesnt just come one whenever...maybe a flat styrene spring and a small bump in the "knob" shaft would work...
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:18 PM
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Thanks RMdesign, for the comment. Makes me feel good when people recognize the effort.

I think I've got the switch worked out. Thank you for the info. It's very helpful. Only thing now is to come up with a shaft small enough in scale but strong enough to work the switch and keep the knob in place. I had a small shaft that was threaded on both ends, but I can't seem to find it now. So I need to find something else. I have some control rods that are threaded on one end, but seem too big. I need something about .025" - .035". The search goes on.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:01 AM
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Thanks for the ideas. I'm going to give the tack a shot. Just have to figure out how to connect a shaft to switch.
what about welding/gluing/brazing a small bolt to the stock tack shaft? wouldnt be under alot of stress to just pull out a micro switch
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:22 AM
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what about welding/gluing/brazing a small bolt to the stock tack shaft? wouldnt be under alot of stress to just pull out a micro switch
Taco, thanks for the tip. I think I've got it...! Ordered the rudder control links and another link set for the Micro helo's, 1mm and 1.5mm rods and 1"-2" long. Those should work. Now I'll just turn some knobs on my dremel, and I should have what I need. A little super glue and we're there. Already have the switch...canibalized from an old motorized Tonka F350. Even the lights from this truck are going to be reused. Almost there with the complete lights setup...just have a couple more things to work out.
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Best styrene work I've ever seen Great job man
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Extraordinary work!
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Thanks guys...I'll be back on it soon. Just gotta get that Tomb Raider done.
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Hi is this project still running?

Gretings
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Kinda got put away for a bit...well a couple years. All my projects have been put on hold for now. May be getting back into them later this year, if work ever slows down long enough for me be home. Seems, when ever I have down time, I have a "honey-do" list perched over my head. Keep watching.
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Kinda got put away for a bit...well a couple years. All my projects have been put on hold for now. May be getting back into them later this year, if work ever slows down long enough for me be home. Seems, when ever I have down time, I have a "honey-do" list perched over my head. Keep watching.
I know the feeling, I have a new job and a new house and all I think about is finishing my 5 ton build. I know I will find time one of these day, but im also sure the "honey-do" list will never get finished lol..
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:03 AM
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Exceptional work! great stuff
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Thanks all, for your interest and understanding.
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Wow! I can't believe how long it's been for this one. Trying to get some activity going again.

This past weekend, I replaced the D60's with a new set of D44's I got from RC Recycler for a reasonable price. They already had the link mounts ground off for leaf springs. Probably why they were cheap.

So, I had to fab all new spring perch's, shock mounts and U-bolt plates for the smaller Yota U-bolts. I also added an extra leaf to each rear spring. The originals that I made were great for flex, but lacked the support that is needed to keep it up where it belongs. Looks much more scale now and the new axles should be beefy enough for this hefty Jeep chassis. I used the same rear wideners on the rear axle and widened the front using 1 of the rear tubes for the SCX width and a Wraith width front CVD shaft shortened by 28mm and reground to fit the diff.

Here's result of my efforts
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