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Old 08-30-2009, 01:05 AM
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Next are lower controls for the rear. I was looking into delrin like I've seen done before but that stuff ain't cheep. Besides I came up with a better way.

Home-Made Heim joint control arms-

Basically cut 2 pieces of .1" aluminum per control. 1/16 angle is used for the shock mount and bracing.


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After some shaping we get this. The ball was a flanged Axial. Chucked it in the drill press and put a file to it to un-flange it.

The 2 halves of the control are drilled out one size over the ball shank. Then a bit one size over the ball is pressed in just enough.

Momma always said wash behind your ears but Dad always said grease your balls. Added a little rtv too for the heck of it.



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Old 08-30-2009, 01:39 AM
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The cut of the controls allows for the shocks to move throughout the huge amount of travel.




The articulation on the heim-joints where minimal at first. After exersizing the joints by flexing its extreme angles it reems open the joint allowing more flex. Basically broke them in but the articulation may inprove more. A sway will be added to keep it under control.




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Looks awesome!! Not sure about that body though..
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Looks awesome!! Not sure about that body though..
Is it the color? Or the shape?
This was a savage body but I was thinking of useing a similar body for the front panels. The roof and rear would probably be tin.
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Awesome! Thats the way to build some control arms!!
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Is it the color? Or the shape?
This was a savage body but I was thinking of useing a similar body for the front panels. The roof and rear would probably be tin.
The wheelbase is off.. BUT mainly it just looks.. odd, but not in a good way, I suggest an SC10 body, but it is your build not mine

BTW I love your rear lower links
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BTW I love your rear lower links
Thanks.
It's officially a roller now but I won't be getting much more done for awhile. Thursday I leave for vacation until the 14th of September. Might even try to find a lipo and esc while I'm in the Seattle area. Anyone from that area know of any good shops?

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those control arms are awesome - great job!

Seattle....been there once. Can't say it's my favorite place, especially when you have to walk to get around. No wonder they sell so much coffee.
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Well I guess no one liked the other mock-up body so I cut up a folder from the ol' In Box at work yesterday and put this together.

I wanted to paint this orange, themed after dukes of hazard. But after seeing it green I'm getting a P-51 Mustang feel from it.








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deffo better, that looks very nice
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