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Old 07-23-2007, 11:39 AM
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i have been very interested in building a large scale rc car for some time. i would love to have a large scale formula 1 car. i really dont want to get a kit or a rtr tho. does anyone know where you get get plans to build a large scale car? preferably a formula 1 but any other cars as well? thanks
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:11 PM
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i have been very interested in building a large scale rc car for some time. i would love to have a large scale formula 1 car. i really dont want to get a kit or a rtr tho. does anyone know where you get get plans to build a large scale car? preferably a formula 1 but any other cars as well? thanks

Do you own a Milling Machine and Lathe??? Preferably CNC???
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:47 PM
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no but i have acess to ones.
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i think i have a print for a 1/4 scale one, and if i can't find it i can drawup a blueprint for you when i have the time i am trying to get my new web site up and running & my bridge mill. if you have the time check it out it's at www.quarterscaleprostreetberetta.com i will look when i have the time i am sure i do if i can find it i have alot of 1/4 scale stuff i have got over the years..stoneyberk
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thats some very impressive stuff on your site. let me know if you can find the plans for the F1 car. what would you want for the blueprints of it?
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when i find the prints i will post them on my site in the catalog section. they will be in adobe pdf. just click & save..free free free
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what would you say the aproximate cost and time to build one of these cars would be?
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:10 PM
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do you mean for me to build one or you? im thinking the material for the chassis would be around $300. if built out of the same stuff as my Beretta. the body would be the most & hardest to build theres alot of body lines/contures on them cars. i think it would take at least 2 months to build & seal/prime the chassis. them kind of chassis are fairly easy to build theres not a lot of chassis support/braces like there is in the my Beretta it has around 100' of tubing in it. thanks stoneyberk
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:01 PM
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i ment for me to build you one. i would be able to build the whole chasis myself. i wouldnt really want to do the body myself. is there any way i can get one made somewhere? how much would that cost?
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i ment for me to build you one. i would be able to build the whole chasis myself. i wouldnt really want to do the body myself. is there any way i can get one made somewhere? how much would that cost?

You can get a 5th scale F1 body and build your car to fit under it... Having a body custom made will cost you THOUSANDS of dollars... If it's lexan, abs, fiberglass or carbon fiber you need a mold... You're talking hundreds of hours... If it's metal you need someone who can work metal and same this with the money...

Cost is hard to figure without a blueprint and a materials list... How much can you make out of each piece of material, how many off the shelf parts do you need... Etc... It's going to easily run you $2000 plus....

There's more than just putting a car together... I'd pick up a few books on race car chassis design and do a lot of reading...

Not to put down your project but with the questions you keep asking you'd be better off buying a 5th scale F1....
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well i have seen 1/4 scale ones out there. rahter cheap as well, but i really want to build one. why not jsut take a 1/4 scale body from one of those, and not nesasarily a 1/5 scale?
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