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Old 05-27-2008, 12:43 AM
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I believe among the many RC enthusiasts there must be a few or many "technical people" who are looking for a challenge and build/design their own rc cars...

I therefore encourage everybody, whether you have been watching rc from a distance or not, to start creating their own unique RC Cars !

P.S: This is a thread to talk abt yr views on homemade rc
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Originally Posted by ManiTech View Post
I believe among the many RC enthusiasts there must be a few or many "technical people" who are looking for a challenge and build/design their own rc cars...

I therefore encourage everybody, whether you have been watching rc from a distance or not, to start creating their own unique RC Cars !

P.S: This is a thread to talk abt yr views on homemade rc

Well, juz my 2 cents bro but to built 1 most of us can't afford the time & tools so a bit of a toughie here, how bout stuff that we mod to suit the cars that we drive cause i believe there are lots of instant inventions that come our way while get together and exchange thoughts.
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well, juz to share.. i've got a home-made rc buggy.
Requires:
- $29.90 toy from kiddy palace
- stock tamiya esc & sanwa servo.
- 5 hrs of sawing, drilling, filing, fixing & soldering.

Whats gd?
- it's got a 2-speed switchable gearbox. A high/ low switch at the rear.
- front bumper & undercarriage plate made of abs-alike material
- runs on 8 AA batt.. 9.6 volt instead of the usual 7.2v batteries
- fully charged 2100mah AA can last more than 25 mins of run-time which i'm pretty impressed.
- light weight.

Whats bad?
- it's gone if any of the parts break.
- uses a motor a bit smaller than 540, think its 380 motor
- its 2 wheel drive
- plastic gears i guess (cant open up the gearbox)
- non-removable wheels

its not very difficult to do it. Not fun in the process but gives a sense of achievement i guess.
And, $29.90 for a RC buggy!!!

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Actually, theres already a similar thread being created.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=115188


Note - My intention is not to redirect this thread to that, just want to inform you guys of it's existance and it is a great reference to this thread.
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Originally Posted by FT View Post
Actually, theres already a similar thread being created.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=115188


Note - My intention is not to redirect this thread to that, just want to inform you guys of it's existance and it is a great reference to this thread.
That ended the end of last year but anyway , I wanted to use this thread to post my current projects going on...

Zed , looks pretty good ! To know that you had dedicated 5 hours...the work must be very raw !

For me , I started everything from the most basic form of "scratch" to think of . I wanted to make a tough monster truck with 2wd drive as an easy start.
All I had was the Futuba RC system so I decided to start on the chassis first.

Chassis Materials
1.50mm diameter PVC pipe
2.Extremely tough "acrylic-like" material

First , I cut the pvc pipe to a suitable length of 8 inches I had to smoothen the pvc pipe as I had hand-saw them and my work was not fantastic so the top ended up slanted .In the end , I used a hand grinder. The work turned out pretty good !

Next , I cut the 20 inch long "acrylic material" which was so hard that while cutting , a burning smell could be detected .Obviously my mum went ballistic and questioned my work. But well , I eventually finished it .I had actually cut to 8 inches too .

After that , I drilled a hole in that "acrylic material" and cut a wide slits at my pvc pipe . I inserted a hex shaft throught it and locked both ends with hex-locked nuts.Next , i greased the surface of the slits to make inter-rotation of the pvc pipe and the material more efficient . And finally I had my monster truck chassis with could provide a wide articulation!

After my chassis was built , I installed suspension(a long story again)and placed my steering servo , esc and reciever.Now waiting for gearbox... I am still considering the idea of actually making a gearbox or otherwise ordering one made ...

Well be posting Pics soon !
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Just one peek at the chassis I finished today with installed spiked wheels I took from my DF-02 .
[IMG][/IMG]

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hi, this is my home ,made RC car.
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Originally Posted by l1ght View Post
hi, this is my home ,made RC car.
Looks automonous to me ! Where is the antenna?What are the circuit boards for?pretty neat work !
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Originally Posted by ManiTech View Post
Just one peek at the chassis I finished today with installed spiked wheels I took from my DF-02 .
[IMG][/IMG]

Wa nice car
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Originally Posted by ManiTech View Post
Looks automonous to me ! Where is the antenna?What are the circuit boards for?pretty neat work !

The circuit board is for LEDs safety purpose at night as this is a d&t project
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You mean a school d and t project? You must be a sec2-4 student then?
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Originally Posted by ManiTech View Post
You mean a school d and t project? You must be a sec2-4 student then?
ya i sec 4 now
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Wah, I only sec 1... . Our D&T never touched such car projects yet ... all my projects are done by a single man. Does yr car have any suspension?

Here are some pics of my custum rock crawler:

Rear Suspension close up view
[IMG][/IMG]

Rear view with all electronics and mounted 6 cell pack
[IMG][/IMG]


Today I spent time on a new torque gearbox . Now it looks more like a rock crawler
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Originally Posted by ManiTech View Post
Wah, I only sec 1... . Our D&T never touched such car projects yet ... all my projects are done by a single man. Does yr car have any suspension?

Here are some pics of my custum rock crawler:

Rear Suspension close up view
[IMG][/IMG]

Rear view with all electronics and mounted 6 cell pack
[IMG][/IMG]


Today I spent time on a new torque gearbox . Now it looks more like a rock crawler
u sec 1 only and u do such thing i sec1 don't even no wat is RC(very smart)
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