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Old 05-02-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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im planning on building myself a small scale dragster, most probably 1/18,
or 1/14,
my question is, does anyone have any plans?
or any how to links?
i dont know where to start
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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im planning on building myself a small scale dragster, most probably 1/18,
or 1/14,
my question is, does anyone have any plans?
or any how to links?
i dont know where to start
enter shops that have dragsters and look at them and think of what you can do start from there
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:04 AM   #3
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if youre planning to do a 1/18 scale dragster, then the best way may be to build a pan car using an HPI Micro RS4 rear end plus install the front suspension on a custom chassis but ditch the drive belt to make it a RWD direct drive car...

as for 1/14, just modify the heck out of a 1/12 pan car

good luck on the project though... hope you can pull it off.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:07 AM   #4
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do you know where i can get micro rs4 parts?
i can just use any rear end right?
but i can seem to find solid axle's *no diff*
and i want big rear wheels :@
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do you know where i can get micro rs4 parts?
i can just use any rear end right?
but i can seem to find solid axle's *no diff*
and i want big rear wheels :@
try newera for wheels
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:32 AM   #6
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kay,
the front end is going to be a micro t's front end with a mini t back end, the chassis length is around 32.5 cm
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update, i have a mini t so i measure the rear end of it, but if i have a micro t i could measure the front end too. the whole concept is, there are no arms, the whole chassis is like a H, dont know whether its good or not, but im gonna be the first to try it

i have a mini t rear hub and a stock sliper,
the back end is gonna have a transmission case, and glued diff's, *locked*
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looking good bro. hope your project works out.

but im curious, what sort of body do you have in mind for this?

is there a 1/14 or 1/18 scale body available for this?

or you plan to scratchbuild a top fuel body?
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you might want to try using a robitronic scalpel for you drag car. it's an 18th scale pan car and very similar to most drag cars.
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i almost forgot redza...

check out BRP... they used to have a 1/18th scale pan car. you can modify that to make your micro dragster...
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i plan on using balsa and scratch build the body, kinda like what kenazzo did,
but it will be much more lighter because its balsa and it will be strong after i paint it with 2 coats of expoxy (thin coats)
will check out the cars. one more thing is. the front end, i was thinking of making a front end like the one on the rj-speed electric dragster,
link : it doens have a real link to the kit, but go to the electric dragster kit section in the car kit section.
i'll do a sketch of how it will look like.

i have a problem. working out the front end and steering is hard,
im thinking of having a rj-speed front end(the link is up there)
but i need the steering block which is kinda hard to order as im in malaysia,
but i really like the scalpel style steering system, the scalpel one has the one thats almost the same as the AE 12R5
if im not mistaken, but where can i find that particular part that joins to the servo? help please.

sketch coming up.
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www.rjspeed.com

Check out their dragsters and parts catalogue for inspiration.
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thats the place where i went
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update:
okay, i cant seem to find an idea on how to make a solid rear axle. can anyone give me ideas?
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