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Old 06-11-2008, 11:31 AM   #1
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Thought it would be interesting to find out how long people spend putting together a new kit. I swear it must take me 6-8 hours b/c Im too much of a perfectionist about it. I could imagine someone like Hara could build a Cyclone in under an hour from memory.

From kit to rolling chassis. Not including electronics or body painting.

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I could probably build any of the cars I have owned in under 2 hours, but It took me 20+ hours to build the last one that I took to the Reedy Race.
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the cars i've built for people take 20-25 hours. mine take longer.
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10-20 hours sounds about right!
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Thats kind of a loaded question.

Do you mean new or from a tear down-rebuild
Just the car or electronics

It took me about 30 hours to build my Hotbodies D4 and Cyclone T/C. That is wireing, one color body, decals, ect ready to drop on the track.
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20+ hours wow! What is the break-down out of curiousity on that. Obviously chassis prep and gluing can take forever if you want a polished look but what else takes so long?
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I was thinking from kit to rolling chassis. Not including electronics or body painting.
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I was thinking from kit to rolling chassis. Not including electronics or body painting.
Day one:

From kit to rolling chassis 6-8 hours...

Day two:

30-45 minutes for my onesie paint job and stickers...

1-2 hours wiring...I like to be neat...

30 minutes to an hour for track setup...balancing, radio setup, ect, etc...



Since I'm usually excited I try to pull an all nighter and get it all done in one night
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Day one:

From kit to rolling chassis 6-8 hours...

Day two:

30-45 minutes for my onesie paint job and stickers...

1-2 hours wiring...I like to be neat...

30 minutes to an hour for track setup...balancing, radio setup, ect, etc...



Since I'm usually excited I try to pull an all nighter and get it all done in one night
Sounds about dead on what I do.
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I will take about a week to build my car.
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Considering a race 12th, and they are much simpler, I take about 20 hours. I remember the day I got my DB12R I got it around 3, and worked until 10, and only had the chassis sealed and the rear pod and suspension together. Then the front end was so much longer because of all the shims and reaming and all that. Then building the diff was at least 2 more hours.
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about 5 hours for me to build a car, i usually break it down and do it in a fwe days..

say one day ill do the front end the next day ill build the back of the car etc..
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It depends on what it is for . It is for racing it takes me 2 to 3 nights to get it together if it is for fun then about 1 to 2 hours
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the cars i've built for people take 20-25 hours. mine take longer.
Yea..I heard ya like to give Quickies....
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