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Old 10-12-2018, 10:37 AM
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Some sweet engineering going on here! Nice work mate!

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Old 10-12-2018, 04:34 PM
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Some sweet engineering going on here! Nice work mate!

Thank you sir


Figured I needed a figure in it, got it? ha ha

Needed something cheap ish and mod friendly.
I came up with the plan to use a Tamiya Sand Rover figure.

He needed to go on a rapid diet to fit the seat.
Poor fella came with no feets, so I will play doctor on him

Hank is in, I think that's his name, he have not presented himself yet LOL




Not much left of Hank


Franken Hank got leg ish lol


Looks like Hank will be able to steer this thing ha ha
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:13 AM
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So how far did you clock the cís to the axle. Iíve been looking to do the same to my axles.
I've measured now and they are clocked about 110 degrees, or 70 depending how you see it
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:30 PM
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Got some paint in the mail today, just waiting on another parcel from UK so I can Milliput his legs etc

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Got some paint in the mail today, just waiting on another parcel from UK so I can Milliput his legs etc

Nice!
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:32 PM
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He still skipping leg days, but he got boots now, a start anyway..
Still needs a bunch of sanding and filling, but I'm getting there
Just looks like he has stolen the shoes from Goofy right now lol





I'm using green milliput (standard) for filling body and legs, and white Milliput (fine) for shoes and the top layer.
First time using it by the way.

Base of the shoes are styrene with a styrene rod secured so it can be fitted to the legs.
He will have trousers over the boots so the top portion don't need to be that accurate.
Hope it turn out looking like a pair of mid west boots in the end
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:02 PM
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Wow, no uptate in a year or so

No wonder really since I think I've been out one time sine last I posted.
And due healt issues, not been much at the hobby room either..

Nevertheless I took my rig with me to watch a local comp (1 hour drive), and to play around a little.
It did not last long as my homemade Panhard mount broke just after 30 yards.
I guess it either was hit at a bed moment or is was allready on the way out.

Anyway, on the work bench it go after I got home.


I made a way beefier Panhard mount out of a square tube of aluminium.




And since last time I have mounted the "alternator", just need finishing the pulley system.


And finally got round to rewire the spark wires to the correct firing order.


Both turbo's have broken off a few times, for now I glued the missing back on.
I plan on reduce the weight of this rig, so the metal inlet side of the turbo may be replaced by a styrene version at some point.


Not long after fitting my homemade Panhard mount, a local clubmember had a secondhand Vanquish one, so I fitted that one instead.


The scale engine have has always been pain to remove, due the bolt being faced towards the interior so the whole interior have to be reomoved to this task.
Time consuming, and a bit akward.
So I simply drilled a hole straight through the starter and used a Tamiya flange nut on the other side.
Works like a charm now to remove the engine




The last thing I did to this project last time was to continue on the turbo boost pipes.
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:46 PM
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I'm a mission to set this rig on a diet, it's way to heavy right now, works fine on the trails, but struggles a bit on steep parts.
Right now it weights around 9 pounds, and I hope to get rid of at least 1 pound.

So a few weeks ago I ordered a carbon fibre chassis from RCMart, that came in the post a couple of days ago.




They are really light (60grams) and much stiffer than the orginal steel stamped chassis.


And one of the reasons my rig is so heavy is due the current driver, as the cowboy has plenty of epoxy in his body, and the Axial bucket lookalike seats weights a ton to. They will be replaced by some in styrene.
And here is the new driver, a Tamiya Wild Willy figure that fits most builds with a tweak or two.


First I removed the RC4WD T1 Disruptor transfer case.
Also robbed one side of the cantilever to play around on the new chassis rails since it will be located sligthly forward than the current setup as I don't want to drill new holes in the new frames.


Not exacly sure of how much I need to remove if any at that point from the skid, so I marked how the chassis was sitting on the skid plate.


Some more removed..


The 3d printed skid plate that have been on this project for 2.5 years now, holds up fine.
Much better than the stock plastic skid plate anyway.


Since I want to use the current front bumper that is outside frame mounted, this my starting point regarding the width on the chassis.
I don't like the idea of carbon being bent, so since the skid slides right into the bumper and each chassis rails are 3mm thick, I need to remove 3mm from each side of the skid, simples


Front servo mount which is also 3d printed, needs to have 2mm removed from each side.


My homemade Panhard mount was again used as the Vanquish is ment to be sitting inside a c channel rail, and may rotate on a flat surface like the new chassis rails.


Scale engine, complete with 550 motor and HPI GRU gearbox is a bit on the heavy side at 467grams.
The metal side of the turbo's need to go I think.


And this was how I left it yesterday.
Just a loose mockup.


Next will be firing up the Dremel and narrow the skid plate and servo mount.
The rear bumper mount is only 1mm wider each side than the skid will be, so that I will leave alone.

On my diet plan are these items.
# Fit the new carbon chassis rails.
# Narrowing skid and servo mount.
# Make carbon front shock tower to replace the metal ones.
# Fit Titanium screws where possible (depending on funds).
# Tamiya Wild Willy driver to replace the heavy cowboy driver.
# Replace the Axial lookalike seats, in my case these are phone holder seats.
# Make the bed out of styrene.
# Replace the meatal part of the turbo's with styrene.
# Replace the brass front steering links with lighter ones.
# Make motor/gearbox mount out of carbon.
# Replace Boom Racing Phat SCX10 V1 axles with plastic housings.
# Beef tubes, brass front, aluminum rear (have steel in a spare set)
# Change the side skids from steel to aluminium.
# Fit smaller ESC to replace the Sidewinder 3.

Should shave off a good amount of weight
There is also no wheel weights, beef patties or brass knuckle fitted at this stage.
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:20 PM
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Skid is now narrowed


Since the bolt holes for the lower links have no grip in them, I decided to use 3mm allthread.
Will cut them to the correct length when side skids are mounted.


Nearly complete chassis, missing one side of cantilever and rear hitch removed, weights in at 331 grams.


My old driver at 83 grams


New driver at 44 grams, nearly the half of the current driver.


And the current seats at whooping 113 grams!
These needs to go!


Also narrowed the servo mount, maybe a tad much.
Forgot to take pictures.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:50 AM
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Today I assembled the interior.
It's pretty rigd system as the side skids normally are fastened to the chassis, then the floor with 4 bolts to the side skids, then the roll cage is fitted to them as well.


Mostly I wanted to see how my new driver would fit.
And he fits really nicely with space to spare




Body back on to see how it would work.
Perfect I would say









Now he just need a seat to sit one.
I will make the seats out of some aluminium/styrene hybrid me thinks
And now the is space for pedals, just need some magnets to play with.
Steering need to be remade or at least moved a bit.
Think I will make a new dashboard too, and make it easier to be removed when needed.

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Hell yes. Great updates! Sorry to hear about your health but I'm glad to see you back working on stuff.
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Hell yes. Great updates! Sorry to hear about your health but I'm glad to see you back working on stuff.
Thank you sir
Great to be back, just not as often as I would like myself.


Today I made a start on the seats.
First I found sheet of aluminium that was perfect for this job.


Made a few templates out of paper, before I was happy


Covered the aluminium plate with tape, measurements laid on and cut out.
And finally Willy have a seat








Basic shape is there, just need to recut the side supports to make it flow and look a bit better.
Seat base will be in styrene and they will be secured to the floor with the help of magnets, just need to order some.
Also have found the perfect material to cover the seat, just need to buy that as well.


For the weight, this seat is light
Driver, securing bolt and the seat itself is 57 grams, 44 of them being driver.
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Seat are trimmed and ready for some fabric.


As I mentioned last time, I've found the perfect fabric for my seat.
It's known as EVA Foam or Funky Foam.
I've found them in a local DIY shop, and the one I choose was black and 2mm thickness.


Waiting on the contact glue to dry...


Turned out like I wanted them to


Seat is still lightweigt at 7 grams.


Mr Willy still fits




And I've just found out a simple method for doing speedholes in styrene.
Had to add some to the seat base.


Willy is a cruiser lol


Then I added "tracks to the seatbase.
Also made a template for the tracks as I intend to use magnets to secure the seat to the floor.


Tracks will be cut down and I want to keep ears around the mounting and glue it to the base for extra security.
Seat itself will be clued to the base with help of contact glue.







Happy with the progress
Begins to look like something finally.
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Last week I made a start of the new sliders.
A mate bent up some 1mm aluminium for me.


Even before it gets cut down to right length and sides bent up etc, it weights alot less then the steel item it replaces.
Comes in at 65 grams.


Versus the steel slider at 100 grams.


Both fitted.


I'm reusing my old body mounts.


Do the rollcage fit?? Yes, slipped right in


How about the interior?? With some minor trimmed it also fitted.


Body needed some slightly shaving and slide right on.


Next will be cut down the sliders so I can start on the engine mounts.

Styrene bed is also on the cards, I might just do that next, depending how I feel.

May make a new front bumper as well.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:57 PM
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Sliders are finished ish.
Made them like the old ones, angled upwards, both on sides and in front.
At the rear I bended them 90 degrees.
Have not measured the weight, but I bet they are half the old ones.













Oddly enough, the left slider went missing during production.
Looked everywhere in my hobby room, not to be found at all.
I had to remake it.
Best bit, the "new" one fits better than the one I made earlier.

I'm into a bad period again (myalgic encephalomyelitis), so a update may take a while.
But as soon as I'm feeling ok ish, I'm on the next task on this project.
Plus side, I got loads of time to thinkering about how I want it to be.
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