Progress pictures of my shoddy work

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Progress pictures of my shoddy work

Post by honda_s2000 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:01 am

Hey guys,

Working on a little something here, so I thought I'd share some pictures.
I built the axle myself from some scraps I had lying around, seems to be true enough at this scale to work without problems.
Steering setup is working pretty well.
The chassis snapped on me and has been re-glued together, but I think I'll end up not using it anyway.

As you can see it's pretty scruffy, shouldn't look too bad once the axle is painted black.
Just waiting on some parts so I can get started on the driveline, should be much easier than the front axle.

I have some other electronics on the way, using an old 1/10 servo for the esc as the board is small, and I've got a FM TX/RX on the way too, but at the moment it's being controled by a board and battery from a micro heli.

Enough rambling, pictures time.

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Re: Progress pictures of my shoddy work

Post by sidewinder » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:56 pm

Hey someone's building stuff again! :-D Hey someone's building stuff again! :-D

Very cool project, looks like a good start to me. :-o
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Post by frizzen » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:56 pm

Nice start on a TTTT!!!!!!

Is your drag link kinda long? I ask because the steering ackerman in the bottom view looks like it might be a bit much.

It's looking killer so far.
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Post by honda_s2000 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:04 pm

Thanks guys,

Frizzen - thanks, and yea it's prob a bit long really. Didn't really notice that before. There's more detail on display in the photo in comparison to what my blurry eyes can see most of the time when I'm hacking away at 2am. :lol:

I have a question, which may not be answerable.

Since this is being controled by a micro heli board, one that charges from the controler. Plug it in, controller tells you when its done kinda scenario.... The charge lead on the controler won't seem to let it charge at the moment.
So, I was thinking about buying one of those USB charging leads for other micro heli's.
But I'm unsure as to whether the charging circuit is in the controler or in the heli board ?
I'm thinking it's most likely in the controler, as that's where the blinker comes on when it's finished charging normally.

Like I said it might not be answerable, as you can't see the controler, but I can take pictures if needed.
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Post by honda_s2000 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:39 am

On another note,

I think I have a problem...

I just bought this

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umm, and this...

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and err..

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And.....

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oh dear... this one fell in there too....

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Won the whole lot off Trademe for $24 + $5 Shipping.
That's $23 USD to you guys, Which is a pretty good deal considering 3 of those are Herpa!
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Post by sidewinder » Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:31 am

You suck :razz:
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Post by frizzen » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:34 am

Jeez, you DO have a problem!

Bought all those trucks and you didn't buy any millitary rigs? :| Nice score
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Post by betty.k » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:35 am

oops, that reminds me. gotta send you that shit! :oops:
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Post by honda_s2000 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:21 pm

haha, no worries man. I'm not in a rush dude!
Plus you never let me know how much $$$$ you'd like.

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Post by sidewinder » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:11 am

honda_s2000 wrote:... you never let me know how much $$$$ you'd like.

:cool:


I'd like $500 usd...ah, what do I have to do for it? :sad:
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Post by honda_s2000 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:15 am

:screwed: hmm...

Hopefully BK won't want $500 US, mind you, Aussie wages are about 140% higher than NZ. :lol:
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Post by sidewinder » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:35 am

At least you guys still have jobs...we seem to have decided to give ours to the Chinese. :sad:
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Post by honda_s2000 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:48 am

Mmm, yea. Tough times all over huh.

On a brighter note, did some work on the truck today. Didn't really make any progress but I figured some things out.

Firstly I figured out I'm actually an idiot. The micro heli board has no reverse, so driving a truck with no reverse is just pointless.
So, maybe I have a spare mini-z board somewhere I can use.

I bought a FM Transmitter, and micro receiver. Turns out I have no idea of the receiver band. Hoping it's 72mhz as that's what the TX is. Either way I have no chrystals for it.
so it looks like I might just pick up a cheap AM TX and X-tals and use the Mini-z Board as an all in one solution. This means, though. That I'm going to have to invest in a Li-Po charger, or try and get a cheap broken micro heli again, and convert the controller into a wall charger for my truck...

Hmm.. much pondering.
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Post by honda_s2000 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:50 am

Well, had a little progress down here.

I added some springs and also produced a joint that lets it sway/rock.
In an earlier mockup you can see how it works, with no weight in the truck yet.

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So that's all well and good, but I still had the earlier issue of the frame snapping on me and the servo not really fitting all that well inside the rails in any case.

So I built a basic frame from some box styrene I had bought for axle parts.

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I also added a few of the OG frames detail parts to the new frame

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So here is a very shitty photo how it sits as of now :

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As this is somewhat of a experimental process, if I manage to pull this build off to get the truck functional I'm most definitely going to re-produce the frame and front axle from brass. Weight is great in this scale, heavy parts low down makes for some great scale driving.
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Post by frizzen » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:41 pm

Looking better all the time!
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