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Old 12-28-2008, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default The How, on making a low cost R/C Car Stand

For the many of you that find that R/C Car stands in general cost way more
money than they are worth, I have a plan for you.


Step 1
Go to your local grocery store and buy some ziploc tub containers, if
you do not already have them handy somewhere around the house.


Step 2
Take one of the containers out and keep the rest on the side for
spares in case u were to damage the container, which could take
quite some time

Step 3
Take the lid off, as you can use that as a tray to put small pieces on,
such as screws and what not.
If you wanted to make the R/C Car stand more sturdy you could use fiberglass sheets and glue, but It can support a 1/8 scale buggy easily without fiberglass.

Also, note in most cases its more stable to have two stands, one for front and another for the rear, this way you can adequately tighting your screws with Allen wrenches while it is still elevated, since if it were on a center stand if you put all the weight on the nose or rear it would want to fall downward in that direction

You can also put the antislip material on the edges of what would be the bottom of the stand, even though reguardless the weight of the vehicle would most likely keep it stationary
Also, if you take the pack of ziploc containers and take 4 of the containers and take the lids off, and put 2 of them into each other and glue them together it would also make it way stronger and cheaper than fooling with fiber glass in my opinion

Step 4
Buy some Krylon Spray paint, preferably the Fusion which bonds
to any plastic surface.


You could paint it similar to how you paint your R/C cars if you wish to.

Step 5
Choose a cool very dry day preferably 60% humidity or less, and grab some news paper to keep the work area clean. Be sure to apply at least 2 coats of your color or colors, on the outside surface, and an additional 3rd coat just for the inside of the container to ensure that your color is shown.

Step 6
I'm sure many of you have spare small grit sandpaper set aside somewhere in your house or garage which you could use to apply to the top of the stand,
which would be the very bottom of the container. You could also use
anti slip material from a tool store, which many people use to paint bodies
to appear as if they have carbon fiber, I would prefer you to use this material,
as it will not scratch your bottom chassis, not like the ground scratches it
anyway when you bottom out.
Another good idea of mine is to use an old mouse pad and glue it upside down onto the R/C car stand, either way if u make one our buy one a RC car stand for both front and rear of the car is most stable

Step 7
Sand the bottom of the stand slightly so any plastic glue will have places to grab hold on to ensure that the anti slip material of your choice adheres to the surface and will not come loose.
The use of a heat lamp will quicken the drying time.Your welcome to glue the lid on one of the stands sides, but I would honestly keep is separate, so you can put it wherever you want, this is what I do and it works wondrously.

I would suggest to use this brands plastic glue


Step 8
Step back to be amazed at your cheap cost effective R/C Car stand

I hope you liked my idea, in an attempt to save your precious dollars

I will post some pictures as soon as I finish this project

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Old 12-28-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:02 PM   #3
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Ha Sure is, if you already have all the materials at hand its even cheaper You could easily save $10 to $60 by using this method for a car stand
which can easily buy a Li/Po battery and or hop up parts or even something better for your need
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i use ones that are bent out of metal.. all you need is a friends with a metal brake and a scrap piece of metal
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That is Sofa King cool! This is the type of creativity that drives the hobby. I gotta make a trip to the supermarket!

Here's a tip for painting. Be sure to thoroughly clean the surface of the container to be painted, I'd even scuff the surface with a gray scuff pad to promote better adhesion.

How about ppl post some pics of their home made driver's stand?
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tight...I bet painting some real flames on the outside would be fairly simple for someone who knew how...any other designs for that matter because painting the outside gives you room for error...
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Updated more ideas into the first post
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Cool idea, but what is the total cost of this? You can get a cheap swiveling plastic car stand for about $12 bucks.
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Cool idea, but what is the total cost of this? You can get a cheap swiveling plastic car stand for about $12 bucks.
where?
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Sorry, $14.95:

http://www.nitrohouse.com/catalog/pr...oducts_id=9041
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that's what I saw and those do not swivel
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that's what I saw and those do not swivel
Yeah they do, I have one.
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Yeah they do, I have one.
What brand?
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What brand?
I don't know off hand, I'd have to check at home.
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