08-18-2014, 11:45 AM
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: the Netherlands
Ok, so today on my French holiday address I screwed togeter the M-06 chassis for the first time. I will race this car next year in the Dutch Tamiya Cup. Uneventful build as usual with Tamiya kits, but some things made me frown / wonder...
What's with parts A6 and A8 on the front uprights? For use with swaybar, probably? I think I'll take them off.
Why not cast D11 and D1 as one part, and D12 and D2, too?
Why are all suspension arms two pieces and two screws, not just one casted piece? What would be against glueing them together and removing the screws after the glue sets?
Could / should we do the same glue and remove screws trick on the front chassis, parts B4, B1, E10 and the 'tub' itself?
Is there some glue that welds (melts and fuses) Tamiya plastic?
I'm not quite sure what the four parts D10 are for, I will leave them off I guess.
I can see a turnbuckle set for the upper suspension arms would come in handy. Found the pt.no. Is there a turnbuckle set for the steering arms a s well, or are they just too short?
I have the Alpine body (I don't like Renault. This is an Alpine car, Renault just used it to get publicity for their brand after they bought Alpine. They had nothing to do with the design or development!) and I will later make it look half decent when I return home. Some time later I will disassemble the car, and rebuild with various hopups.