I hope it´s ok for me to post here, if not remove this post.
I´m the guy behind the "3D Printable Truggy" mentioned earlier in this thread. I just wanted to add a few thoughts to this thread.
First off, as someone said, i started of with a non brushless setup. I´m putting together one more car and it has a brushless setup. Video to come and yes it will probably break alot just as everything else did in the beginning.
Jumps... I´m a BMX:er so i have no other intention than to go big! The current setup is really weak and i could barely even clear the kicker... i´ve posted some videos of tiny jumps and crashes but there so tiny i won´t even post the links here. And yet again.... it will brake... alot!
I need to brake it again and again so i can make it better... ;-)
This started as a project to show of what "home 3D Printers" can do, not to create an awesome racing car. But even from the beginning people told me you can´t do this, you can´t do that, it will never work. And to be honest when it actually worked and i could actually drive the thing i was stoked and it was far beyond what i had hoped for.
Alot has happend since the start and i have to say i´m very pleased. Of course it would be alot easier (and cheaper) to just buy a car but think beyond that, think ten years away from now... what will the successors of this project be like? Everything evolves so fast these days and i can´t wait to see what to future has in store!