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    Well was going to start the final process on the body, but my spray paint decided to eat through some of the styrofoam... Not sure why, I used it before without an issue...



    So i had to re aply the filler and going to let er dry so I can sand then epoxy the body... Then Ill paint it...


    Chassis is painted tho, and looks really good. Pictures will be up when she's done.

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    Let me know what you guys think. Body is glossy because of the resin. Will get sprayed once its all hardened and Im happy with the results. Just need to figure out why im not getting equal left-right steering throw... And make some body mounts.

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    thats looking good man, really good! cant wait to se it finished up
    Drive rc, do good

    contrary to popular belief, nitro is just as fun as electric

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    Thanks man appreciate it!

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    Any new progress?

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    Not really, I have been swamped with work! Have full intensions of getting it back on the bench tho!

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    neat project! been awhile any process

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    So I know it has been a while since I've posted, and truth be told I had gotten out of RC. But I am not entirely sure one can EVER really get out of the hobby. Things still stick around and lay in boxes hidden from sight. So a few weeks ago I picked up a 3D printer. Familiar with 3D modeling and 3D printing it got me rummaging through old boxes of what lay left of my rc collection. Low and behold I found my 1/24th scale losi trophy truck, brushless setup and servo. No 2.4ghz receiver or transmitter, or lipo for that matter.

    Short trip on amazon and Ive got a Flysky Fs-gtC and a venom 30c 450mah 2s pack on route. It's still a work in progress, as this is fairly small and measurements are tricky and need to be precise, as well as scaled to account for Filament shrinkage during printing.

    I am aiming for a rwd scale drift car, no more F1 unfortunately.

    Here is a slight teaser of what I have so far and what is coming, with specs on what I have changed over stock.

    Chassis:
    Lengthen and widened
    Solid motor mount with under chassis fine adjustment
    Front mounted servo, lipo and receiver
    Rear mounted motor and esc
    Redesigned front upper A-arms for 1,2,3 Deg camber adjustments
    Redesigned Steering rods for Toe in/out Adjustment
    Redesigned Shock Tower for inboard shocks
    Upper Chassis Brace for regidity
    Custom Rims for Offset
    Custom Knuckles
    Custom Servo Saver

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    The complete chassis was designed by myself, however the widebody BRZ shell was taken from a 3D warehouse. Although it might be less work for me to create my own. However, that is the look I am going for.

    Sorry for the lack of updates prior, but do stay tuned!

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    Getting some more progress done, Radio has come in, and electronics are all working, which is a nice thing to come back to after a few years out of the hobby. Here is what I have done so far..

    Still working on front steering mechanism and tweeking solids to get the most steering angle.

    Also started on some larger rims, designing to look similar to Volk 5 spoke deep dish to suit the Brz body.
    Most notably upper chassis brace, receiver/antenna mount, esc and battery tray have all been completed.
    Although it looks high, everything will sit under the shock towers.

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    Well got it all printed out and put together. Will clean everything up once the bonding agent cures the velco.
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    Well a little bit of an update here.

    GOING AWD!

    Yes, Im accepting the fact that for basement enjoyment and competitiveness against a 1/18th AE Apex I will have to convert to awd.

    Currently configured, I cant even get to half throttle without the back end stepping out, and unfortunately its stopping me from being competitive.

    Secondly for switching, is braking. Rwd is fun and all, but as we know electric motors act as a drag brake when throttle is released, letting off the throttle steps the back end out, and the car doesnt stop quick enough for me with only rwd.

    So I have a few options here on how to convert it back to awd while still maintaining the stretched chassis.
    1) order another drive shaft, cut and splice them
    2) cut current shaft, add a section, then mate them again
    3) fabricate a new male end of the shaft and attach it to current shaft.

    Ive so far gone with the 3rd option, going to run it and see how it goes, if it can handle the power and is durable, I will run it as is.

    Because of the awd I will need to slightly tweak the chassis.

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    That's awesome that you designed that chassis, I wish I had the patience and know how to learn that. It should be an awesome set-up once you get the AWD going.
    7:30 PM [SHORTBUS25] yea i knwo how to google y do i need it for
    7:30 PM [SHORTBUS25] i dont have no question for u
    7:30 PM [SHORTBUS25] to goggle
    7:31 PM [fishyblob] its google, not goggle
    7:31 PM [fishyblob] you wear goggles, google is a number
    7:31 PM [fishyblob] sheesh
    7:31 PM [SHORTBUS25] same diff its looks the same
    7:53 PM [SHORTBUS25] i think the pinion is a 78t

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpanther View Post
    That's awesome that you designed that chassis, I wish I had the patience and know how to learn that. It should be an awesome set-up once you get the AWD going.

    Thanks Lilpanther, yea its rewarding and a headache at the same time.
    So far I've designed and 3D printed,
    The rims
    The chassis
    The Bellcrank
    The servo mounts
    The Top Brace
    The bumper
    The motor mount

    Heres where it currently sits.

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    Update on the Body:

    Here is what Ive got so far.

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    Nice progress. I can't wait to see the body done.
    7:30 PM [SHORTBUS25] yea i knwo how to google y do i need it for
    7:30 PM [SHORTBUS25] i dont have no question for u
    7:30 PM [SHORTBUS25] to goggle
    7:31 PM [fishyblob] its google, not goggle
    7:31 PM [fishyblob] you wear goggles, google is a number
    7:31 PM [fishyblob] sheesh
    7:31 PM [SHORTBUS25] same diff its looks the same
    7:53 PM [SHORTBUS25] i think the pinion is a 78t

    Quote Originally Posted by cbaker65 View Post
    DUDE
    That was so 80...
    My Fleet


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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpanther View Post
    Nice progress. I can't wait to see the body done.
    Ask and you'll receive.

    Got the body all printed out..

    Printing the roll cage as I type this, then just have to print the body mounts and it'll be ready to go. Can't wait!

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    Alright guys I need your help, I finally stripped the pinion gear on my motor, but not the gear itself, just the shaft that is press fits onto the shaft.


    I measured my motor shaft to be ~1.5mm OD, can someone please link me some pinions in that range? I would much rather them be brass/metal than plastic.


    I currently have a 12 or 13 tooth pinion. So something in the 10-12 range would be nice.


    Thanks all for the help.

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    Nice job on the body. I wish I could help on the pinion but it's been a long time since I've kept track of parts.
    7:30 PM [SHORTBUS25] yea i knwo how to google y do i need it for
    7:30 PM [SHORTBUS25] i dont have no question for u
    7:30 PM [SHORTBUS25] to goggle
    7:31 PM [fishyblob] its google, not goggle
    7:31 PM [fishyblob] you wear goggles, google is a number
    7:31 PM [fishyblob] sheesh
    7:31 PM [SHORTBUS25] same diff its looks the same
    7:53 PM [SHORTBUS25] i think the pinion is a 78t

    Quote Originally Posted by cbaker65 View Post
    DUDE
    That was so 80...
    My Fleet


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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpanther View Post
    Nice job on the body. I wish I could help on the pinion but it's been a long time since I've kept track of parts.
    Thanks! I just went ahead and ordered the stock pinion and spur for it. Losi did a great job at hiding the relevant information like which pitch it is haha.

    So that'll be in sometime next week. I figure I probably set the mesh too tight and that heated up the pinion to where it could deform.

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